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Release date

December 9, 2015


Client (.json)

1.8.9[1] is an update to Minecraft that was released on December 9, 2015. 1.8.9 is compatible with servers running 1.8 – 1.8.8.


  • Added a Realms Notifications toggle to the Options menu, toggleable to ON and OFF.


Trapped Chest
  • Will now change their texture when the computer time is set to the 24th to 26th of December to suit Christmas.
  • Better Realms integration
  • New buttons to configure/leave realms without having to select them first.


10 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.8.9
  • MC-2324 – Player trapped/can't get out of flowing water
  • MC-31577 – Some arrows shot into a block never despawn
  • MC-33265 – Words are divided in chat.
  • MC-36260 – Nonstandard parts of nonstandard character skin still show with invisibility potion.
  • MC-42150 – On Christmas trapped chests don't have texture of presents
From the 1.8 development versions
  • MC-57016 – Water and Lava glitches and shows blocks as if air
From the current version, hotfixed
  • MC-94199 – Realms crash when using arrow keys on Advertisement page
  • MC-94467 – Minecraft Realms
  • MC-94651 – Ampersand will trim realm name and description
  • MC-94820 – Realms: an error occurred (401): invalid session id.


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