Setup for latest snapshot, 20w09a, 1.16

This is the setup instructions for the latest snapshot of 1.16

Open Minecraft Launcher

From the Minecraft Launcher, click on Installations

Minecraft Launcher


Make a New Installation using the (+) button


Select the version

Select [Latest Snapshot]

This way, you'll stay up to date when every new version comes out.

Create it

You can change the icon and name, just make sure it's something you'll recognize.

Select the right version

Just make sure you've got the right version selected before you launch.

Input the URL

The URL is This directs your computer to the router the server is on. The port number is identified within the router, and it knows to send all data to the server translated to Minecraft's default port. The Default minecraft port ought to work too.