Minecraft 1.17.1 Pre-Release 1

A Minecraft Java Pre-Release

Happy Friday! The first pre-release for 1.17.1 is now available for download. This pre-release introduces a few changes to some gameplay mechanics, and it also fixes a bunch of bugs.

Changes in 1.17.1 Pre-release 1

  • Blue axolotls can now only be obtained through breeding
  • Non-screaming goats now have a rare chance to produce a screaming goat when bred
  • Status effects on goats now also apply when the goat is jumping or ramming
  • Raised the drop rate for copper ingots from Drowned to 11% + 2% per level of looting
  • Powder snow now fills cauldrons 2 times faster than before (still pretty slowly, though!)
  • Zombies, Zombie Villagers, Husks and Drowned will no longer pick up glow ink sacs

The Caves & Cliffs Preview

Download the updated datapack.

Technical changes in 1.17.1 Pre-release 1

  • In case of DNS-based redirection, the client will send the hostname actually used to connect (this restores the pre-1.17 behaviour)

Fixed bugs in 1.17.1 Pre-release 1

  • MC-123654 - Sun, moon, and/or clouds are not showing if render distance is below 4
  • MC-131290 - Enchantments are saved as shorts, but are loaded as and function with integer values
  • MC-156155 - Turkish lira sign (₺) appears as □ in the game
  • MC-194736 - Duplicate text mapping for U+00B7
  • MC-196999 - U+1FEC is wrong in Minecraft’s font
  • MC-213986 - Pistons and dispensers can be used to create ghost blocks using powder snow
  • MC-219018 - Ghost items can be created using /item (server doesn’t update client inventory correctly)
  • MC-223350 - Loaded chunks sometimes don’t render until the player moves their head slightly
  • MC-225816 - Hanging Roots appear large when an item entity
  • MC-226461 - Logs can be replaced with stone near lava pools
  • MC-226948 - Withers are now affected by potion effects
  • MC-227387 - World gen datapacks will likely crash or softlock the game
  • MC-227435 - Lag when placing heads of non-existent players when on servers
  • MC-227483 - root_system feature config’s codec uses a wrong field
  • MC-227520 - Overworld Fossils always generate at bedrock level
  • MC-227557 - End portal texture appears stretched after world conversion
  • MC-227618 - Small dripleaf is consumed without being placed when used on tall seagrass
  • MC-227651 - Group for lapis lazuli ore smelting and blasting recipes is misspelled
  • MC-227821 - Client crash when trying to create/edit realm immediately after deleting previous one
  • MC-227891 - Ender pearls despawn when player logs out of a server
  • MC-228219 - Thrown ender pearls disappear upon entering the exit end portal
  • MC-228343 - java.lang.NullPointerException when random_selector default feature isn’t found
  • MC-228430 - Very long loading pause while booting the game (“Failed to add PDH Counter”, caused by oshi)
  • MC-228828 - Specifying the --server parameter when starting the game, causes the game to crash
  • MC-229299 - Blue axolotls can spawn naturally

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 make a backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.

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