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Minecraft 1.17 Pre-Release 2

A Minecraft Java Pre-Release

It's Monday and it's time for another pre-release! This one fixed a few bugs and crashes.

In case you missed our recent news, we just announced that we're releasing Caves & Cliffs Part I on June 8th. That's soon!

Update: The fifth pre-release for 1.17 is now available, fixing another round of bugs and crashes.

The Caves & Cliffs Preview

Download the latest datapack.

Bugs fixed in 1.17 Pre-release 5

  • MC-225707 - Caves and Cliffs Datapacks Server Error
  • MC-227065 - Cannot Invoke “na.b(String, int)” because "☃ is null
  • MC-227207 - Datafixer doesn’t properly update certain scoreboard objectives from 1.16 to 1.17
  • MC-227208 - Breaking bamboo is excessively laggy since the 1.17 pre-releases
  • MC-227232 - Player head SkullOwner tag with username string no longer works

Changes in 1.17 Pre-release 4

  • Holding down control while holding down space now makes the credits scroll even faster

Fixed bugs in 1.17 Pre-release 4

  • MC-223552 - Credits not alphabetically ordered
  • MC-226690 - In the credits, “EXPERIS” is in all capital letters for two employees
  • MC-226692 - In the credits, a closing parenthesis is missing for Brian Canning
  • MC-226693 - The credits say “Wed Developers” instead of “Web Developers” in one place
  • MC-226696 - In the credits, “TEN GUN DESIGN INC” is in all capital letters for one employee
  • MC-226700 - Some people are listed twice in the credits
  • MC-226702 - The usage and punctuation of “Inc.” and “LLC” are inconsistent in the credits
  • MC-226762 - Credits Text Wrapping
  • MC-226777 - When a crossbow is loaded in the offhand, you cannot see it or shoot with it if an item is held in the main hand
  • MC-227003 - Game crashed whilst debug profiling
  • MC-227058 - Any hostility between animals is removed in peaceful
  • MC-227092 - Experimental Settings confirmation prompt appears when creating any world in 1.17-pre3
  • MC-227107 - C418 is removed from Composers in credits.json

Changes in 1.17 Pre-release 3

  • Tweaked the textures of lit candles
  • Mobs rammed by goats will no longer retaliate
  • Axolotls and Glow Squids now only spawn in total darkness and where there's a natural stone block less than 5 blocks below the spawning space

Fixed bugs in 1.17 Pre-release 3

  • MC-203773 - Lightning rod is floating when held in third-person
  • MC-215946 - Game fatally crashed while exploring chunks (IllegalStateException: Accessing PalettedContainer from multiple threads)
  • MC-222223 - Baby axolotls despawn
  • MC-223147 - Vines aren’t rendered with /setblock
  • MC-223227 - Floating water caves in caves under the ocean
  • MC-224893 - Replacing Chunk Futures causes several issues
  • MC-225077 - Vines can spread upward to non-full blocks
  • MC-225344 - Cave generation seems to be broken at seemingly random chunk borders
  • MC-226441 - Lit candle texture doesn’t change when on cake
  • MC-226514 - Crash trying to start a world: Error: java.lang.NullPointerException: Cannot read field “u” because “☃” is null
  • MC-226660 - “Double closing program” warnings upon closing the game
  • MC-226874 - Player’s owned player_head on mobs are flashing
  • MC-226956 - Gravity blocks do not break when doEntityDrops is set to false
  • MC-226970 - Stars are occluded by render fog
  • MC-227018 - Changing or reloading resource packs does not reload core shaders until reloading a second time

Fixed bugs in 1.17 Pre-release 2

  • MC-68129 - Smooth lighting doesn’t work properly underwater
  • MC-196298 - Arrows fired into the side of bamboo or pointed dripstone never despawn
  • MC-205840 - Smooth lighting behaves oddly on blocks covered with tinted glass
  • MC-213767 - Flowering azalea leaves ID is unintuitive
  • MC-220698 - The ExplosionPower of ghast fireballs is uncapped, causing a freeze / crash
  • MC-223602 - Glowing translucent entities often don’t merge their outlines with other glowing entities
  • MC-225190 - Tnt can be pushed with enchanted sword with knockback
  • MC-225911 - Slimes and Magma Cubes not interacting with player
  • MC-226470 - Nether Fossils generate on the nether roof above bedrock in soul sand valleys
  • MC-226561 - Facing away from signs with glowing text makes the text disappear or z-fight
  • MC-226576 - Unknown CPU on Debug menu.
  • MC-226782 - /debug start does not work as described

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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