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Minecraft 1.16 Pre-Release 1

A Minecraft Java Pre-Release

It's time for 1.16 pre-releases!

Going forward you should mostly see bugs being fixed. Additionally, pre-releases doesn't necessarily tend to our usual cadence of releasing on Wednesdays, so keep an eye out!

Edit: We've now released 1.16 pre-release 2, fixing some crashes. Note that worlds opened in 1.16 pre-release 1 are corrupt and will not work in any way in 1.16 pre-release 2 (this includes using the re-create world button). Please restore an older backup or create a brand new world to play in this pre-release.

Fixed bugs in 1.16 Pre-Release 2

  • MC-187350 - Game randomly crashes / IllegalStateException: POI never registered
  • MC-187352 - Loading a world created in 1.16-pre1 always ask for confirmation
  • MC-187353 - Crash when loading some worlds: IllegalStateException: Lock is no longer valid
  • MC-187358 - Worlds generated in 1.16-pre1 do not have their world generation settings saved correctly, causing chunk errors
  • MC-187364 - Disabling and enabling dimension datapack disables nether and end
  • MC-187408 - Game crashing with Nether portals - java.lang.NullPointerException: Ticking player

New Features in 1.16 Pre-Release 1

  • Added new “Fabulous” graphics option - uses per-pixel blending layers for some transparent elements

Changes in 1.16 Pre-Release 1

  • You can now milk Cows and Mooshrooms in creative mode
  • You can now get stew from Mooshrooms in creative mode
  • When you use an empty bucket on water in creative mode, you now get a bucket of water. If you have a bucket of water in your inventory already, no additional water buckets will be added when you use your empty bucket on water.
  • When any villager is struck by lightning, the witch it is converted to will no longer despawn
  • Added gamerule universalAnger (disabled by default), which makes angered neutral mobs attack any nearby player, not just the player that angered them. Works best if you disable forgiveDeadPlayers.
  • Added gamerule forgiveDeadPlayers (enabled by default), which makes angered neutral mobs stop being angry when the targeted player dies nearby.
  • Zombified piglins no longer attack innocent bystanders (unless you enable gamerule universalAnger)
  • Zombified piglins stop being angry if the targeted player dies nearby (unless you disable gamerule forgiveDeadPlayers)

Technical Changes in 1.16 Pre-Release 1

  • Smithing recipes can now be added or changed through data packs
  • Game will now detect critical datapack issues, like missing required tags and prevent world from being loaded
  • World generation customization can now be added in data packs## World Customization

Data pack selection

  • Data packs can now be selected before world is created
  • “Copy world” option will also copy data packs present in source world

Pack selection screen

  • Packs can now be dropped directly on data and resource pack selection screens
  • Dropped files and directories will be copied to appropriate places

Smithing recipes

There’s now a smithing recipe type. Recipes of this type are used in the smithing table to upgrade one item type into another type, maintaining tags.

  • base - Ingredient specifying an item to be upgraded.
  • addition - Ingredient specifying valid items to trigger the upgrade.
  • result - Item specifying the resulting type of the upgraded item

World Customization

  • Data packs can now contain dimension_type and dimension folders with world generation and dimension settings

Fixed bugs in 1.16 Pre-Release 1

  • MC-4520 - Aggressive neutral mobs become neutral when the world is reloaded
  • MC-9856 - you cannot pick up buckets of water/lava in creative mode
  • MC-36322 - Unable to milk cows in creative
  • MC-64623 - Lightning bolts cannot be targeted by selectors
  • MC-69032 - When a mob hits a zombified piglin, and that mob dies, the zombified piglins attack you
  • MC-90969 - Cannot get mushroom stew from mooshrooms / milk from cows in creative mode
  • MC-106968 - Snow golems aren’t damaged by splash or lingering water bottles
  • MC-127004 - Waterlogged blocks cause z-fighting when looking at them from a distance
  • MC-138675 - Wither skulls inflict the Wither effect on players in Creative mode
  • MC-138713 - “Two by Two” advancement does not require donkeys or mules
  • MC-158906 - After sleeping in a bed, players aren’t positioned in the center of a block
  • MC-159500 - Hostile mobs attacking bees also cause the bees to attack players
  • MC-161969 - Casting issue: Adding ender eyes to end portal frames at high distances causes particles to lose precision
  • MC-163950 - Ice bordering water causes z-fighting issues from a distance
  • MC-164692 - Entering a boat does not play the hand animation
  • MC-165669 - Hand animation is playing when you’re aiming at a block through the mob and use the spawn egg
  • MC-165734 - Minecarts with furnace still display a hand animation with incompatible items when not on a rail
  • MC-166188 - Bees still hitting player after death
  • MC-166524 - Trying to dye a sheep with the same color as sheep displays hand animation
  • MC-167042 - Casting issue: Campfire embers are generated at a point that loses precision at high coordinates
  • MC-167044 - Casting issue: Enchanting table book does not open for the player at high distances in some cases
  • MC-167046 - Casting issue: Lava ember particles and lava popping sounds lose precision on creation at high coordinates
  • MC-167047 - Casting issue: TNT blocks ignited by other explosions lose precision at high coordinates
  • MC-167091 - Casting issue: Water particles dripping from leaves lose precision at high coordinates
  • MC-167195 - Bees anger towards players in survival when killed in one hit
  • MC-167971 - Casting issue: Particles emitted by redstone repeaters lose precision at high coordinates
  • MC-168675 - Settings that update after closing the video settings menu don’t if you change the fullscreen setting
  • MC-170872 - Casting issue: Nether biome particles suffer from precision loss
  • MC-170944 - /locatebiome messages do not fit for all biome names
  • MC-171035 - Casting issue: Particles from falling rain lose precision at high coordinates
  • MC-171037 - Casting issue: smoke produced by lava during rain loses precision at high coordinates
  • MC-171663 - Right-clicking on unemployed villagers sometimes cause hand animation to stop after a villager has a profession
  • MC-171683 - Crimson and warped doors can’t have transparent textures
  • MC-172259 - Baby Hoglin/Zoglin have their head slightly above their neck, it seems that their head is partly floating
  • MC-172531 - Small mobs get stuck in fence corners
  • MC-172610 - When not aiming at a block through a ridable mob while using a spawn egg on it, the player starts riding the mob and a baby mob is spawned
  • MC-174815 - Piglins don’t automatically attack withers
  • MC-175028 - Sometimes hoglins don’t avoid warped fungus
  • MC-175215 - Respawn anchors destroy blocks when detonated underwater
  • MC-175409 - Soul speed “effect” stays when you levitate/fly off of soul sand or soul soil
  • MC-175476 - Respawn anchor doesn’t cull block faces
  • MC-175911 - Soul Speed lasts after leaving soul blocks
  • MC-176041 - Using a spawn egg on a strider while aiming at lava spawns both a baby and an adult strider
  • MC-176188 - Striders are not damaged by splash or lingering water bottles
  • MC-176225 - Accelerating a baby strider’s growth does not display hand animation
  • MC-176470 - Respawning in the nether does not de-aggro zombified piglins
  • MC-176637 - Closing game during Mojang load screen causes NullPointerException
  • MC-176640 - You can set your spawn point inside dangerous blocks
  • MC-178567 - Shearing sheep does not display hand animation again
  • MC-178618 - Feeding a flower to a brown mooshroom does not perform hand animation
  • MC-178961 - /loot … fish … command no longer has any functionality
  • MC-179561 - Retreating baby hoglins sometimes won’t pathfind to the opposite direction of the player
  • MC-180111 - Hoglins angered for reasons other than being attacked by the player ignore placed repellents.
  • MC-180922 - Right clicking a mob with a spawn egg to spawn the baby variant doesn’t play the hand swing animation when not aiming at a block through the mob
  • MC-182308 - Chicken jockeys cannot despawn
  • MC-182748 - Casting issue: Redstone dust particles are generated at the wrong positions at high coordinates
  • MC-182883 - Parity issue: Baby hoglins don’t follow adult hoglins
  • MC-183766 - Who Is Cutting Onions Improperly Capitalized
  • MC-183767 - Incorrect filename for “Serious Dedication” advancement in vanilla data pack
  • MC-183792 - piglin_loved item tag has unnecessary items
  • MC-183821 - “Game Mode Switcher” bottom hint text isn’t centered
  • MC-183825 - New nether challenges don’t grant experience points
  • MC-183893 - Gold nugget isn’t under #piglin_loved
  • MC-184679 - Using custom world generation, temperature is written wrong
  • MC-184947 - Carriage return symbol can be seen when importing or exporting world generation settings to or from certain worlds
  • MC-185095 - “thrown_item_picked_up_by_entity” advancement trigger does not work for players
  • MC-185377 - Bone mealing kelp creates a large field of particles, rather than only within the kelp’s block space
  • MC-185480 - Casting issue: Smoke particles emitted by campfires during rain form at the wrong positions at high coordinates
  • MC-186062 - Warning “Could not find uniform named InSize in the specified shader program.” when loading resources
  • MC-186064 - Clouds render in front of everything for some users
  • MC-186067 - Some structures’ loot chests do not contain any items
  • MC-186071 - Clouds are visible and don’t render correctly when they are turned off
  • MC-186074 - Particles render in the wrong order with transparent blocks when using certain graphics cards
  • MC-186075 - GPU usage in latest snapshot significantly higher than before, causing lag or crash for some users
  • MC-186080 - Entities, block entities, and items are rendered black on some graphics cards
  • MC-186088 - Block hitboxes once again cause semi-transparent blocks not to render behind them
  • MC-186089 - Functions load before entity tags do, causing loading errors.
  • MC-186101 - Some commands in functions cause a NullPointerException
  • MC-186108 - Enchantment glint does not render on dropped/thrown items
  • MC-186109 - You can use multiplayer commands on a singleplayer world
  • MC-186124 - Lightning bolt doesn’t render
  • MC-186204 - Items render in front of other entities, transparent blocks, and blocks with special renderers
  • MC-186253 - Held translucent blocks make the water, clouds, particles, and placed translucent blocks behind them invisible in third person mode.
  • MC-186274 - Purple light from Ender Dragon’s Death doesn’t appear
  • MC-186284 - Player’s point of view is upside down in 20w22a
  • MC-186314 - Villagers become fixated on potential job site
  • MC-186335 - Bees age calculation inside hive/nest is broken
  • MC-186455 - Persistent villagers without experience can despawn after converting to a witch
  • MC-186464 - Enabled data packs still show up in the “/datapack enable” list
  • MC-186478 - Tag minecraft:tick doesn’t work when joining a world
  • MC-186480 - Inner parts of slime blocks and honey blocks disappear again while the block is moved by a piston
  • MC-186600 - Nether gold ore is gray on a map
  • MC-186696 - Totem of Undying causes red or blue tint in the screen when in F5 mode

Get the pre-release

Pre-releases are available for Minecraft: Java Edition. To install the pre-release, open up the Minecraft Launcher and enable snapshots in the "Installations" tab.

Pre-releases can corrupt your world, so please backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.

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