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Java Edition 1.13-pre2

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Minecraft 1.13-pre2
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Java Edition



Release date

June 15, 2018

Pre-release for



Client (.json)

Protocol version


Data version


1.13-pre2[1] is the second pre-release for Java Edition 1.13.


  • Added stripped bark blocks of all 6 types of wood.
  • Version exclusive: Packed ice can now be crafted from 9 ice.


Tooltip info is now colored.
  • Optimized title screen.
  • Reverted the bark block textures from the previous pre-release (1.13-pre1).
  • Various performance optimizations.
  • Changed message shown when failing to use a bed to say "You can sleep only at night and during thunderstorms."
  • Items with a rarity value will have their hotbar tooltips, which are displayed when scrolling over them in the hotbar, displayed as their respective colors when highlighted, rather than just being white.[2]
The updated texture of the skeleton horse.
Skeleton Horse
  • Updated model to fix minor texture z-fighting, a glitch where textures overlap in an obtrusive and unintentional way.
Zombie Horse
  • Now sinks in water.
  • Updated model to fix extreme texture z-fighting, just like the skeleton horse.


50 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.13
  • MC-10632 – Boats show water splashes when falling from high places, even if not in water
  • MC-87129 – Cannot save empty command for command block minecart
  • MC-102403 – Persistent/unchangeable sounds after (re-)opening a world
From the 1.13 development versions
  • MC-121628 – Horse armor textures z-fighting.
  • MC-121714 – Unable to save screenshots and world icons if the path contains non-ASCII characters
  • MC-121832 – Z-fighting on skeleton horse texture
  • MC-122864 – Tamed llamas, donkeys, and mules cannot be named with a name tag
  • MC-123007 – Z-fighting on zombie horse texture
  • MC-123349/effect give with instant effects are being applied for 1.5 seconds if you don't specify the duration
  • MC-123366 – Item right click actions don't work whilst looking at a block in adventure mode
  • MC-123811 – Horses (and llamas, etc) show default name as "HorseChest"
  • MC-124364 – Horse skin and armor textures not applied correctly to horse model
  • MC-125363 – Items fail to remain on surface
  • MC-125744 – Entity predicates for advancements fail if "type" not specified
  • MC-127033 – Items wont float
  • MC-127068 – Plain Shulker Boxes not placed by dispensers
  • MC-127099 – Kelp isn't completely removed when sponge removes the water
  • MC-127111 – Sponges don't work on sea plants
  • MC-127320 – Drowned do not recognize tridents as weapons they can pick up
  • MC-127727 – advancement "monster hunter" can be get when killed zombie horse
  • MC-127921 – Horses' health bars interfere with the air bubble bar.
  • MC-128241 – Dolphins can sit in boats
  • MC-129222 – Certain world configurations force the player to spawn at y=5
  • MC-129262 – Zombie horses don't sink in water like other undead mobs
  • MC-129338 – Clicking singleplayer freezes the game for a second
  • MC-129374 – Crash on 32 bit JVMs: "Unable to bootstrap datafixers" due to stack overflow
  • MC-129500 – Map displays 1 deep water as dry land.
  • MC-129620 – Mob spawning algorithm is super slow
  • MC-129712 – Team Suffix resets after restarting world
  • MC-129895 – Concrete powder's falling sand entities lose NBT data when upgrading from 1.12.2 to snapshots
  • MC-130014 – When updating villagers trade carved pumpkin instead of pumpkins
  • MC-130059 – Bubble column particles (from falling) have missing texture
  • MC-130145 – Text over the hotbar does not reflect item rarity colors
  • MC-130200 – Items in saved creative toolbars upgrade improperly from 1.12.2 to 1.13-pre1
  • MC-130524 – Beds turn invisible when upgrading from 1.11.2 or below
  • MC-130577 – Armor doesn't always line up with Drowned model
  • MC-130629 – Multiplayer: Crafting table source item amount increasing instead of decreasing
  • MC-130722 – Slime blocks diffuse light
From the previous development version
  • MC-130779 – Title-Screen Lag High GPU Usage
  • MC-130800 – Normal terracotta disappears from chests when upgrading from 1.12 to 1.13-pre1
  • MC-130858 – Pistons are no longer transparent
  • MC-130936 – Carpets on llamas removed when loading 1.12 map
  • MC-130942 – Errors, warnings and 10 second freeze on loading list of singleplayer worlds
  • MC-130945 – Command tab completion does not work in command blocks with command suggestions off
  • MC-131125 – InhabitedTime set to zero after update from 1.12.2 (Local Difficulty)
  • MC-131155 – Saving structure which has not been saved before logs error "Couldn't load structure"
  • MC-131243 – Comma splice in various messages in language "en_US"
  • MC-131317 – Air meter doesn't instantly reset upon respawning
Private issues


Video made by slicedlime:


  1. "Minecraft 1.13 Pre-Release 2" – Minecraft.net, June 4, 2018
  2. MC-130145