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Minecraft 1.19 Release Candidate 2

A Minecraft Java Release Candidate

We're now releasing the first (and hopefully only) release candidate for The Wild Update. If there are no major issues following this release, no further changes will be done before the full release. 

Happy mining!

Edit: We've now released 1.19 release candidate 2 to fix a crash.

Fixed bugs in 1.19 Release Candidate 1

  • MC-252398 - Darkness effect fading in death screen causes subtle flashing

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:

Report bugs here:

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