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Minecraft 1.18 Release Candidate 4

A Minecraft Java Release Candidate

We're now releasing the first (and hopefully only) release candidate for Caves & Cliffs: Part II. If there are no major issues following this release, no further changes will be done before the full release. 

Happy mining!

Edit 1: 1.18 release candidate 2 is now available, which fixes an issue with lava lakes.

Edit 2: A third release candidate is now available.

Edit 3: A fourth release candidate is now available.

Changes in 1.18 Release Candidate 4

  • Fixed an issue with the lower distribution of coal ore

Fixed bugs in 1.18 Release Candidate 3

  • MC-242859 - Blocks losing the loot inside them after dying

Fixed bugs in 1.18 Release Candidate 2

  • MC-242547 - In large caves, the cave generation can’t reach y= -54, not allowing to generate large lava lakes

Technical Changes in 1.18 Release Candidate 1

  • Size limit for server resource packs has been increased from 100 MB to 250 MB

Fixed bugs in 1.18 Release Candidate 1

  • MC-242708 - Moving through blocks in spectator mode causes a memory leak

Get the Release Candidate

Release candidates are available for Minecraft: Java Edition. To install the release candidate, open up the Minecraft Launcher and enable snapshots in the "Installations" tab.

Release candidates can corrupt your world, so please make a backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.

Cross-platform server jar:

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Adrian Östergård
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