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A Villager and a Wandering Trader racing Minecarts down sloped rails cut into a mountainside. A horse  is grazing on grass blocks above the railway.

Minecraft 1.20.2 Release Candidate 2

A Minecraft Java Release Candidate

A second Release Candidate for 1.20.2 is now available in the Minecraft Launcher. If no further critical issues are found, we still aim to release 1.20.2 later this week.


  • Fixed a problem with Villagers and Wandering Traders suffocating when travelling up slopes in Minecarts

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.

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

Cross-platform server jar:

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