Minecraft freezes or gets stuck after update 1.18.30 on Nintendo Switch

[Updated] Minecraft freezing or getting stuck after 1.18.30 update on Nintendo Switch; other platforms might be affected too

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New updates are being added at the end of this story…….

The original story (published on April 20, 2022) is as follows:

Minecraft is a successful survival, building and adventure game. It is currently available for multiple consoles and platforms in different versions (Minecraft Java and Bedrock).

Recently, Minecraft received stable update 1.18.30 with some tweaks and changes. However, it seems that the update also brought serious performance issues on certain platforms.

More specifically, many Minecraft players on Nintendo Switch are experiencing issues like freezing, very long load times, and server crashes. However, other platforms may also be affected.

Minecraft 1.18.30 update brought freezing and performance issues on Nintendo Switch

According to various reports, performance issues appeared after updating Minecraft to the latest stable version v1.18.30 (one, two, 3, 4, 5, 6).

Minecraft on Nintendo Switch is experiencing random crashes, gets stuck on loading screens for a long time, or never finds servers to connect to (one, two, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).

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what did you do?

Since the last update on Switch, everything went wrong, loading screens are longer, game freezes when autosaving, and popping is a mess. It charges for a long time and literally walks on nothing. unplayable disaster
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I can’t get into my server

I’ve never had a problem with this so far, but every time I try to get into the server, it hangs on “location server” and just freezes on that screen. Also, my friend says that I am on the server when this happens.
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Other platforms might also be experiencing performance issues

The vast majority of reports on the matter have come from Nintendo Switch users. However, there are also some reports from players on other platforms (such as Xbox and PC) describing similar issues.

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Is anyone else’s game completely broken with this new update? (Bed Rock, Xbox One)

I play with my friend on the switch and already realized that this new update has completely broken minecraft.

The main menu takes an insane amount of time to load now, and when you try to load a world, the menu starts to wiggle for 10 minutes before letting you in. We’ve only been playing for an hour now and we’ve already noticed that /fill doesn’t work and the command blocks are also very strange. Is this just at our ends?
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Nah, this update was a giant piece of shit like all console versions. Just scroll through the posts in this sub lol

My Switch version now has 200% more screen locks than normal!
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There is still no official acknowledgment about the problem from the developers. We will keep our eyes open for new related events that arise in the future to update this story.

Update 1 (April 21)

17:53 (CST): One of the affected users. He says that the game works best when played on a local network. However, it lags when playing in split screen mode. So that users can play the game locally until it is fixed.

Update 2 (April 23)

11:10 a.m. (CST): An user he pointed that the new worlds are working fine after this update while the old save worlds are lagging and frozen. So that users can play in new worlds until the developers fix the problem.

Update 3 (April 25)

10:19 a.m. (CST): One of the affected players now He says that the game starts to freeze only when the size of the save file exceeds 15 MB.

Update 4 (April 26)

11:40 a.m. (CST): A supporting member of Mojang has confirmed that the team is investigating this issue and looking for a solution. However, they did not provide any ETA for the fix.

Update 5 (April 27)

11:57 a.m. (CST): A player has asked the developers to add an option to disable the autosave feature as it has been one of the main reasons for the game to crash.

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Update 6 (April 28)

16:31 (CST): Here is a possible workaround suggested by one of the affected players. So those who are still facing this problem can try to see if it helps.

This is what I did to be able to play again:

– From the world owner account, which was unaffected while offline, I reduced the render distance to a minimum of 5 chunks instead of the default 12, and antialiasing to 1 (from 2).

– On my own, I laboriously reached the underground tunnel that connects my house with the other houses in the world and escaped. It took like 20 minutes for the game to mostly freeze. Once I was out of the danger zone I was able to move normally.

– He crawled closer and tied the iron golems outside their boat in front of the house, then took them to another place. They still made the game pause around them every few seconds until they were dead, even when driving them in the middle of nowhere.

– He went back and extracted all the ships.

– I still can’t get close to the house, although I can get closer than before. (Source)

Update 7 (April 29)

10:41 a.m. (CST): Minecraft (Bedrock) has picked up a new update as version 1.18.31. This new update should fix freezing and stability issues on Switch when it is released for the device in the next few days.

Here is a snippet from the changelog:

– Fixed an issue where repeatedly saving and reloading specific chunks would result in delayed loading of chunks, performance issues, and game instability (Source)

Update 8 (April 30)

11:35 a.m. (EST): New reports (one, two, 3) now suggest that this issue still persists even after the recent update.

Update 9 (May 2)

11:16 a.m. (EST): Some players are now saying that the game is freezing due to mobs spawning.

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Update 10 (May 03)

11:14 a.m. (CST): Mojang Studios Release Management Team Lead has informed players about Twitter who are still researching this topic.

We are still looking into this and have made some progress, but we could always use more information. Are there any common themes about your worlds that are affected? Many mobs?

Update 11 (May 4)

13:28 (CST): Mojang Studios Release Management Team Lead has again reassured players that they are actively doing research this problem. However, there is no ETA for the solution.

Update 12 (May 5)

12:47 (CST): Here is a possible workaround suggested by a player that may help resolve this issue. So those affected can try and see if it helps.

Alternate solution:

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Update 13 (May 6)

11:30 a.m. (CST): Mojang Studios Release Management Team Lead has confirmed on Twitter that they are working on a hotfix update for the Nintendo Switch that will be released soon. However, there is no ETA available.

Update 14 (May 7)

10:32 a.m. (CST): minecraft is now reception a new update with version 1.18.32. Addresses freezing issues on Nintendo Switch.

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