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Java Edition 1.16 Pre-release 2

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Minecraft 1.16 Pre-release 2

Java Edition



Release date

June 5, 2020

Pre-release for



Client (.json)

Obfuscation maps


Protocol version


Data version


1.16 Pre-release 2 (known as 1.16-pre2 in the launcher) is the second pre-release for Java Edition 1.16, released on June 5, 2020,[1] which fixes some critical bugs from the previous pre-release.


World generation[edit]

Floating Islands
  • "Jellie" cats now spawn naturally in villages.


Data packs
  • Entering the world in an unknown dimension (caused by disabling a data pack which added said dimension) now puts the player in the Overworld at the same coordinates.


16 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.16
  • MC-56970 – Leaves show x-ray effect on fast graphics.
  • MC-128066 – Highly transparent block edges on ice, slime block and honey block.
  • MC-147591 – Cat type "Jellie" doesn't spawn in villages upon world generation.
  • MC-148794 – Guardians are not spawning in preset "Floating Island".
  • MC-148802 – Pillager don't spawn around outpost with the floating island generation.
  • MC-152001 – Zombie villages never spawn with baby zombie villagers.
  • MC-166260 – Light from fire that has gone out lingers at the border of chunks.
  • MC-172650 – Ice side texture does not appear underwater.
From the 1.16 development versions
  • MC-176011 – Minecraft 20w13a server spamming chat after update.
From the previous development version
  • MC-187350 – Game randomly crashes: IllegalStateException: POI never registered.
  • MC-187352 – Loading a world created in 1.16-pre1 always ask for confirmation.
  • MC-187353 – Crash when loading some worlds: IllegalStateException: Lock is no longer valid.
  • MC-187358 – Worlds generated in 1.16-pre1 do not have their world generation settings saved correctly, causing chunk errors.
  • MC-187364 – Disabling and enabling dimension datapack disables nether and end.
  • MC-187406 – Game crashes when joining in disabled dimension.
  • MC-187408 – Game crashing with nether portals: java.lang.NullPointerException: Ticking player.


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  1. "Minecraft 1.16 Pre-Release 2" –, June 5, 2020