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Minecraft 1.16.2 Pre-Release 2

We have now brought out the second pre-release for Minecraft 1.16.2, in which another round of bugs has been squished!

Edit: We have now released 1.16.2 Release Candidate 2, fixing a few critical issues. If no further critical issues are found, we expect this version to be the full release of 1.16.2 tomorrow.

Fixed bugs in 1.16.2 Release Candidate 2

  • MC-197512 - Incompatible resource packs don’t display their name and description anymore
  • MC-197362 - Cannot load 2 or more resource packs if the second one is incompatible
  • MC-197354 - Block event lag in 1.16.2-rc1 is still higher than in 1.15.2
  • MC-197348 - Piston heads occasionally appear twice in certain piston setups

Technical Changes in 1.16.2 Release Candidate 1

  • The Resource and Data pack version has been raised to 6

Fixed bugs in 1.16.2 Release Candidate 1

  • MC-197275 - Due to changes to walls, “pack_format: 5” is not cross-compatible between 1.15 and 1.16
  • MC-197263 - End sky and nether fog don’t work on servers
  • MC-197258 - Certain dimensions can cause a game crash
  • MC-197225 - Crash: java.util.concurrent.CompletionException: u: Exception generating new chunk
  • MC-197197 - Game crashes/freezes after creating/entering a Superflat world without presets
  • MC-194933 - Game crashes when loading a custom biome / java.lang.UnsupportedOperationException: Trying to add tag of type 8 to list of 10
  • MC-190103 - Crash when using a nether portal: java.lang.IndexOutOfBoundsException: fromIndex < 0: -2368549

Fixed bugs in 1.16.2 Pre-release 3

  • MC-105248 Wet wolves become nearly black in dark areas
  • MC-107529 Marker:1 Armor Stands render themself and their equipment dark if inside solid blocks
  • MC-167756 Wolf is rendered too dark when not directly affected by skylight
  • MC-190103 Crash when using a nether portal: java.lang.IndexOutOfBoundsException: fromIndex < 0: -2368549
  • MC-191388 “No key position_predicate in MapLike” console spam
  • MC-197053 Pressing F3+D clears the pending lines message, but doesn’t clear the pending messages
  • MC-197152 Ghost Blocks can be generated in some piston setups
  • MC-197218 Piston arm appears twice during retraction in some mechanisms

Changes in 1.16.2 Pre-release 2

  • Crimson and Warped Roots no longer require shears when mined

Technical Changes in 1.16.2 Pre-release 2

Execute Command

  • execute in now respects dimension scaling

Fixed bugs in 1.16.2 Pre-release 2

  • MC-69876 - Pistons at Y=1 do not push downwards / at Y=254 do not push upwards
  • MC-124320 - Endermen can pick up and place snowless snowy grass blocks
  • MC-130558 - Item frames cannot be emptied if gamerule doEntityDrops is set to false
  • MC-134084 - If gamerule sendCommandFeedback is disabled, /msg or /tell don’t display the message to the sender
  • MC-136553 - Dyes in creative inventory are in reverse order
  • MC-152037 - Powered, activator and detector rails are deleted when pushed/pulled onto a block they cannot be placed on
  • MC-187357 - Strongholds will not generate in floating_islands or caves preset
  • MC-189736 - “distance” within predicate no longer works
  • MC-190552 - Demo mode resets position and inventory upon launch
  • MC-190859 - floating_islands or caves buffet worlds no longer generate strongholds and ender eyes do not locate previously generated strongholds after upgrading to 1.16
  • MC-192136 - Lava damage works differently than in previous versions
  • MC-192236 - Endermen can place blocks on top of item frames on the floor
  • MC-192371 - Paintings in the same block space pop off when chunk loads
  • MC-192845 - Block Event Lag in 1.16 is excessive
  • MC-194217 - Lava sets nether vegetation on fire despite it being fire resistant
  • MC-194867 - Minecarts come out the wrong side of a nether portal and lose momentum when coming back to overworld
  • MC-194953 - Custom Biomes are not useable in Predicates
  • MC-195803 - Mob kill statistics are formatted in reverse: “N killed you <mob> times”
  • MC-195851 - “Hat” layer on helmets detaches from Piglins’ heads while bartering
  • MC-196245 - Charged creeper does not always drop skull if zombie variants are nearby
  • MC-196441 - Stonecutter/Smithing Table recipes are not given after crafting a stack of more than one
  • MC-196469 - F1 hides the nausea green tint
  • MC-196473 - Pufferfish gives Nausea II instead of the maximum of Nausea I
  • MC-196653 - Creating multiple datapack dimensions which reference the same dimension_type string causes “unregistered dimension” crash
  • MC-196743 - Custom/modified biomes don’t work in the overworld

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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Mikael Hedberg

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