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Minecraft 1.16.2 Pre-Release 1

It’s time for pre-releases for Minecraft Java Edition 1.16.2!

From now on you should mostly see bug fixes leading up to the full release of 1.16.2, which we expect to happen in a few weeks.

New Features in 1.16.2 Pre-release 1

  • New accessibility settings have been added to help with visual comfort


  • Distortion effects such as nausea and the Nether portal overlay can now be reduced
  • At lower values, the nausea effect is replaced with a green overlay as an alternative visualization
  • Field of view effects shown after speed modifiers are applied can now be reduced

Changes in 1.16.2 Pre-release 1

  • Chains can now be placed in all orientations
  • Endermen will no longer place their held blocks onto bedrock blocks
  • Piglins now become angry with players who open or destroy a Chest Minecart
  • Villagers now lose their job sites when changing dimension
  • Chat delay has been added to the Chat Settings screen

Technical Changes in 1.16.2 Pre-release 1

  • Custom world generation and dimension settings now use the same folder pattern in data packs as other resources (namespace/<type>/resource.json)

Fixed bugs in 1.16.2 Pre-release 1

  • MC-73884 - Throwable projectiles get destroyed on contact with non-solid blocks
  • MC-125758 - Bubble column does not affect egg, snowball, ender pearl, splash potion, lingering potion, fireball, and shulker bullet
  • MC-158987 - Raid still continues after a villager turns into a witch
  • MC-163767 - Villagers get ejected from a minecart when converted to a zombie villager
  • MC-167045 - Banners are rendered too dark in the inventory
  • MC-170900 - New Nether plants can be picked up without shears/silk touch
  • MC-174574 - Soul speed doesn’t work when slabs and blocks of similar height are placed above the soul sand block
  • MC-176015 - Strider suffocates when player is saddled on and looking up with Warped Fungus on a Stick
  • MC-176034 - You can walk on striders
  • MC-177651 - Despite being cold outside of lava, striders don’t try to stay in lava
  • MC-178061 - Chat Delay option doesn’t exist in Chat settings
  • MC-182330 - Crossbow-wielding Piglins behave weirdly when they try to pursue invisible players
  • MC-185490 - Separated trader llamas on leads cause TPS hit
  • MC-187398 - Smithing table and stonecutter recipes are not unlocked when used
  • MC-187904 - Data packs cannot replace settings of vanilla dimensions during world creation
  • MC-189414 - Smithing table doesn’t calculate amount of output items correctly
  • MC-189797 - Hoglins, Zoglins, melee Piglins, and Piglin Brutes do not properly attack invisible entities within normal range
  • MC-191168 - Piglins that convert into Zombified Piglins while sitting on a minecart sometimes sink into blocks
  • MC-192032 - Villagers don’t always try to claim the closest workstation and are sometimes focused on a non-existent one or one out of their reach
  • MC-193213 - Leads are positioned incorrectly on players and wandering traders
  • MC-194263 - Large End Cities do not generate correctly / get cut off
  • MC-194299 - Template pools fail to load via datapack
  • MC-194845 - Subspace Bubble advancement cannot be completed with 7 km distance
  • MC-195062 - Raids often will not end in defeat when all villagers are dead if there are job sites in the village
  • MC-195544 - Game crashes after killing a mob that is being ridden by a guardian while it is being ridden by a wither skeleton

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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