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Release date

October 19, 2016

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16w42a is the twelfth snapshot for Minecraft 1.11 and was mainly released to fix some bugs and crashes.[1]


  • Now have a crit tag which determines whether the arrow will deal critical hit damage.
  • Now do more damage - their attack damage on Easy has been increased from 3 (Heart.svgHalf Heart.svg) to 5 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg), on Normal 4 (Heart.svgHeart.svg) to 9 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg), and on Hard 6 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg) to 13 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg).


37 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.11
  • MC-3367 – Reflecting ghast fireballs is nearly impossible
  • MC-12788 – Custom superflat world GUI graphical glitch with chests / ender chests / trapped chests / beacon blocks
  • MC-46309 – Command feedback doesn't work with @e and no mobs which match the selector
  • MC-46345 – Maps stop updating after going through nether portal / Map update packets ignored by client
  • MC-50156 – WitherSkull / fireball disappears at y >~ 256
  • MC-58795 – Spectator mode teleportation to team member causes crash
  • MC-59144 – A held item replaced by the same kind of item by /replaceitem does not visually update
  • MC-64119stat.drop wont increase when player throws items out of his inventory screen
  • MC-73205 – FallingSand glitches upwards
  • MC-79318 – Double piston extender: sand on top falling in between pistons
  • MC-80549 – Slime /entitydata motion causing unkillable slime.
  • MC-81731 – Dropped items are doubled in Creative, Survival inventory
  • MC-86163 – When hostile mobs hit you while blocking with shield, sound of taking damage is not played
  • MC-88089 – Two players going down a ladder at the same time makes them stuck or go up
  • MC-90175 – Game crashes with exit code -805306369 (out of memory?) when boats are summoned as passenger of a boat that is a passenger of a living entity
  • MC-92106ThrownPotion not using particles from CustomPotionEffects tag
  • MC-95735 – (Splash) harming and healing potion still applys effect even if it's specified not to.
  • MC-97360 – Hitting a bed, sign, or banner displays the "Block broken" caption instead of "Block breaking"
  • MC-97692 – Boat riding on an entity riding on an entity
  • MC-98727 – Standing on a boat starves the player extremely quickly
  • MC-99763/help command not suggesting tab completion when executed from other entity
  • MC-100260 – Explosion impulse on non-living entities is not attenuated by power, distance, or obstructions
  • MC-102986 – Can place Grass Path at "invalid" locations
  • MC-105845 – Memory usage graph of server GUI not drawing
  • MC-107138 – Shot arrow loses its critical state after reloading
  • MC-108253 – Zombie villagers despawn
  • MC-108664 – Witches that spawn in witch huts don't have PersistenceRequired set to 1
  • MC-108748 – Can't trade with villagers while holding a spawn egg
From the 1.11 development versions
  • MC-108081 – Item name shown in /give command feedback has no hoverEvent
  • MC-108351 – No play placed sound and subtitles, when placing blocks on cake
  • MC-108405 – Maps Break after leaving the end.
From the previous development version
  • MC-108676 – Skeletons and wither skeletons can spawn anywhere in the Nether
  • MC-108685 – The corners of the offhand hotbar slot have transparent textures
  • MC-108718 – Illagers and Vexes not randomly looking at player when not aggressed
  • MC-108727 – Thorns enchantment has no effect on Vexes
  • MC-108729 – When giving yourself items with negative durability, the game crashes.
  • MC-108752 – Elder Guardians spawned from spawn egg / command do not have full health


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