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Java Edition 1.16/Development versions

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This is a list of Java Edition 1.16 development versions.

20w06a

Snapshot 20w06a (known as 20w06a in the launcher) is the first snapshot for Java Edition 1.16, released on February 5, 2020,[1] the first of the year and decade. It adds several new Nether Update features.

Additions

Blocks

Ancient debris
Basalt
Block of netherite
Crimson and warped fungi
Crimson and warped nylium
  • Resemble grass blocks.
  • Can be spread to netherrack by using bonemeal on a netherrack block next to a nylium block.
Crimson and warped planks
Crimson and warped roots
Crimson and warped signs
  • Work like normal wooden signs.
  • Cannot be crafted in this snapshot.
Crimson and warped stems
  • Blocks that comprise the trunks of huge fungi.
  • Have animated textures.
  • Has a top texture similar to regular log blocks.
  • Can be placed directionally, similarly to logs.
  • Does not burn.
  • Have respective stripped variants.
Nether sprouts
  • Foliage that generates in warped forests.
Shroomlight
  • Emits a light level of 15, similarly to glowstone.
  • Can be mined with any tool, but axes are the most efficient.
  • Generate as a part of huge fungi.
Soul fire
Soul fire lantern
Soul fire torch
  • Gives off a light level of 10.
  • Crafted similarly to a normal torch, with soul soil being placed under the stick.
Soul soil
Warped wart block
  • A variation of the nether wart block.
  • Generates as a part of huge warped fungi. Sometimes generates in the ground replacing the warped nylium in warped forest biome.
Weeping vines

Items

Netherite armor
Netherite axe, hoe, pickaxe, shovel, and sword
  • Crafted with a netherite ingot and the respective diamond item.
  • Does not burn in lava or fire.
  • Floats in lava.
  • Has higher durability, mining level, breaking multiplier, and enchantability than diamond.
  • All items, except the hoe, deal 1 more damage than their diamond counterparts.
Netherite ingot
Netherite scrap
Spawn eggs

Mobs

Hoglins

World generation

Biomes
Structures

Command format

/locatebiome
  • Used to locate specific biomes.

Gameplay

Sounds

General

Particles
  • Added ashcrimson_sporesoul_fire_flamewarped_spore.
Tags

Changes

Blocks

Bamboo saplings
  • Renamed to "bamboo shoot."
Bone blocks
Comparators
  • Changed the way to calculate the input signal.
    • First, if there is an adjacent container behind, it detects the signal from the container. If not, it detects the signal from redstone components.
    • Then, if it is not less than 15, the detected signal becomes the input signal. Otherwise, it also gets a signal from item frame and container behind separated by a redstone conductor block from the comparator, and take the maximum of the three as the input signal.
Flower pots
  • Has a bottom texture when empty.
Gravel and soul sand
Netherrack
  • Using bone meal on netherrack adjacent to nylium converts it into nylium.
    • If two nylium blocks of different types are present, it chooses the type at random based on how many blocks of each type are around it.
Nether wart blocks
  • Generate as a part of huge crimson fungi. Sometimes generates in the ground replacing the crimson nylium in crimson forest biome.
  • Texture changed from Nether Wart Block JE2 BE2.png to Nether Wart Block JE3 BE3.png.
Pistons and sticky pistons
  • Hardness has been increased to 1.5.
  • Pickaxes are now more efficient on pistons.[3]
  • Pistons can now support non-solid blocks on its top face without them popping off when the piston retracts.[4]
Redstone dust
  • Has a bottom texture.
Smooth quartz
  • Renamed to "smooth quartz block."
Walls
  • Walls in the middle of a row longer have pillars when stacked vertically.
    • Block state now uses none, low, and tall for east, west, north, and south directional values.

Items

Clay
  • Renamed to "clay ball".

Mobs

Endermen
Ghasts
Skeletons
Zombie pigmen

World generation

Biomes
  • Biomes in the Nether may now differ based on altitude.
Ceiling
  • Alongside mushrooms, huge crimson and warped fungi can generate over Y=128 in the Nether.
Nether biome
  • The old "Nether" biome is now called "Nether Wastes".
Structures

Command format

General
  • The message shown when running an unknown/incomplete command has changed.

Gameplay

Advancements
  • The description of the "Sky's the Limit" advancement has changed from "Find Elytra" to "Find elytra."
Knockback resistance
  • Is now a scale of the amount of knockback taken instead of a probability to take no knockback.
Patrols
  • Patrols no longer spawn when the player is close to any intact village.
Recipe book
Sounds
Spawn
  • Players can reset their spawn point using a bed when mobs are near, although players still cannot sleep when mobs are near.

General

Debug menu
  • When outside the world's vertical area, the debug menu no longer lists 'minecraft:the_void' as the biome.
    • Instead, it simply hides the biome information.
Options
  • Renamed Scale to Chat Text Size in Chat Settings.
Materials
  • Added new nether wood material.
    • Uses the wood material color.
    • Uses default properties.
Rendering
  • Improved entity shadows to the ground.
Tags
  • Added crimson and warped wooden items to the planks, standing_signs, wall_signs, wooden_buttons, wooden_doors, wooden_fences, wooden_pressure_plates, wooden_slabs, wooden_stairs, and wooden_trapdoors block tags.
  • Added crimson and warped wooden items to the planks, signs, wooden_buttons, wooden_doors, wooden_fences, wooden_pressure_plates, wooden_slabs, wooden_stairs, and wooden_trapdoors item tags.
  • The slabs block and item tags now use the respective wooden_slabs tag.

Fixes

68 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.16
  • MC-2591 – Walking over the corner of lava deals damage.
  • MC-10727 – Player and entity shadows experience z-fighting with redstone.
  • MC-17431 – Shift-clicking stacked items with a data tag into the enchanting table GUI removes data tags from the moved item.
  • MC-44192generic.knockbackResistance is percentage chance to ignore knockback, rather than being scaled.
  • MC-45619 – Water, signs, vines, torches, etc. in the same block as item frame break item frame's redstone signal.
  • MC-52178 – Cape does not move down while sneaking and detaches from body while sneaking.
  • MC-59363 – Items in item frames are deleted if both mouse buttons are used simultaneously.
  • MC-82235 – Baby pigs turn into adult zombie pigmen when struck by lightning.
  • MC-85527 – Shulkers opening into blocks.
  • MC-92889 – Mending does not always consume experience if the player wears items with mending that are already fully repaired.
  • MC-93198 – Throwing potions or throwable projectiles cause both hands to bob up and down.
  • MC-93477 – Shulkers opening into shulker.
  • MC-93631 – Pistons pop off blocks attached to their back when retracting.
  • MC-96436 – Eggs, snowballs, and experience bottles break instantly when thrown while riding a horse.
  • MC-97958 – Small slime has no jump or squish sound.
  • MC-101084 – Held items/blocks appear to bob down and up when opening horse's inventory
  • MC-103655 – Cats do not stand up when using right-click on them while they are sitting on chests or beds.
  • MC-109370 – Bottom face of column blocks is rotated 180 degrees.
  • MC-109844en_us.json contains unused strings.
  • MC-109850 – Redstone wire does not have a bottom texture.
  • MC-111133 – Piston pushing opened shulker makes said shulker glitch.
  • MC-112630 – Carrot on a stick cannot be broken.
  • MC-113381 – Falling dust particles of anvil and concrete powder blocks are black.
  • MC-114304 – Retracting piston pushes entities standing behind the back of it.
  • MC-120335 – Flower pot bottom texture is not rendered because of incorrect uv values in the model file.
  • MC-122187 – Teleported to coordinates wrong when teleporting entities relatively.
  • MC-122335 – Projectiles go through an entity if it is close to a player or a snow golem.
  • MC-122715/teleport command no longer prevents teleporting to invalid coordinates.
  • MC-131440 – The message for trying to sleep at the wrong time implies that players can only sleep at night during a thunderstorm.
  • MC-131770 – Rain particles appear one block below the water or lava surface.
  • MC-132607 – Splitting slimes and magma cubes do not copy NoAI value.
  • MC-134162 – Item entities can break turtle eggs.
  • MC-134481 – Typo in en_us.json: "Status requst has been handled".
  • MC-135151 – Typo in en_us.json: "An error occured!".
  • MC-136868 – Ignited TNT, arrow or trident turns black when it falls on soul sand or snow layers.
  • MC-138402 – Waterlogged walls "connect" to water source blocks above.
  • MC-138600 – Cats do not bring gifts if they have already decided to sit on the user's bed.
  • MC-140544 – Pickaxes do not speed up piston breaking.
  • MC-148474 – Sloped powered detector rails break when pushed or pulled by a piston.
  • MC-149052 – Stonecutter recipe list does not show item tooltips.
  • MC-149776 – Cartography table requires string for the recipe to show up in the recipe book.
  • MC-150020 – Composter is in the "Miscellaneous" category instead of "Decoration" like the other workstation blocks.
  • MC-154867 – Tamed cats remain sitting if the world is reloaded while the cat is sitting on a chest.
  • MC-158807 – Players can remove cursed enchantments on items by repairing them in inventory.
  • MC-159300 – Villagers that have been infected by a zombie can despawn, even if they have been traded with.
  • MC-159773 – Shulkers can teleport to non-solid faces, and do not teleport to some solid faces.
  • MC-159918 – Foxes do not run from polar bears.
  • MC-159963 – Minecarts can break turtle eggs.
  • MC-160897 – Dropping an item using the drop key displays the hand animation but dropping items from within the inventory does not.
  • MC-161259 – Using the carrot on a stick while riding a pig plays no hand animation.
  • MC-163286/setblock ~ ~ ~ air destroy does not destroy liquids.
  • MC-164184 – Breaking a shulker box with contents in Creative mode drops the block at an incorrect location.
From the 1.15.x releases
  • MC-160902 – Arm swings when right-clicking on a full minecart.
  • MC-161156 – Silverfish and endermites appear black on soul sand.
  • MC-162881 – Composter does not display particles when being fed composting items through a hopper.
  • MC-164158 – Lava doesn't emit smoke during rainfall.
  • MC-164948 – Entity shadow renders through transparent blocks.
  • MC-167077 – Foxes sleep on top of honey blocks, even in broad daylight.
  • MC-167447 – Wrong RenderStateShard name.
  • MC-167512 – Glass in the hand is rendered differently depending on the "Clouds" setting.
  • MC-167989 – Spawn point is not set when monsters are nearby.
  • MC-168540 – Threads created by net.minecraft.Util.backgroundExecutor() have misleading names.
  • MC-168772 – Experience orbs can crush turtle eggs.
  • MC-169679 – Composters do not make sounds when fed by hoppers.
  • MC-169692 – Entity shadow floats slightly above the ground.
  • MC-169832 – Transparent item models have inconsistent rendering when a glowing entity is present.
  • MC-170128 – Cannot build an EntityType without a datafixer due to an IllegalArgumentException.
  • MC-182914 – Arrows, and Tridents stuck in midair on door.

20w07a

20w07a is the second snapshot for Java Edition 1.16, released on February 14, 2020,[5] which adds piglins, baby hoglins and some changes to endermen and beacons.

Additions

Items

Spawn eggs
  • Added the piglin spawn egg.

Mobs

Hoglins
  • Added baby hoglins.
Piglins

General

Tags
Text
  • Added text which was missing for a death message and was displaying a raw translation string - what it says exactly is unknown.[6]
Textures
  • Added the zombified piglin entity texture.
  • Added the leather, chainmail, iron, golden, diamond and netherite helmet textures used for piglins.

Changes

Blocks

Beacons
  • Netherite blocks can be used as the base of a beacon and netherite ingots can be used as the fuel for a beacon.
Soul fire lanterns
  • Now have an animated texture.
  • Removed the wood colors from the texture.

Items

Spawn eggs
  • Changed the texture of the hoglin spawn egg.
  • Using a spawn egg on a mob that doesn't have a baby variant now spawns an adult of that mob type.

Mobs

Endermen
Hoglins
  • Attack players on sight.
  • Drop pork and sometimes leather.
  • Breed when fed crimson fungi.
  • Are hunted by adult piglins sometimes.
    • Are not hunted by baby piglins and baby hoglins are not hunted at all.
  • Move away from placed warped fungi.
  • Have new sounds.
Withers
  • Can now be summoned using soul soil in the base.

Gameplay

Advancements
  • Piglins and hoglins will now count towards the Monster Hunter and Monsters Hunted advancements.

General

Tags

Fixes

37 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.16
  • MC-64871 – Cannot sleep while on fire, even with fire resistance.
  • MC-65951 – Armor stands fall through fences.
  • MC-75328/clear does not clear items in the inventory crafting grid.
  • MC-79944 – Various statistics overflow at 32-bit integer limit.
  • MC-89043 – Slime blocks moved by pistons often fail to bounce up the player.
  • MC-93813 – Snow golems throwing snowballs play arrow shooting sound.
  • MC-94094 – Snow golems do not drop their pumpkin when sheared.
  • MC-94730 – Endermen become passive when teleporting randomly during the day while being aggressive.
  • MC-123453 – Armor stands can't be placed in a 1 block high space if the EntityTag "Small:1b" is set.
  • MC-132967 – Mushrooms show as green dots on map.
  • MC-133088 – Missing translation string death.attack.magic.player.
  • MC-135034 – Burning mobs are extinguished by snow in cold biomes, but not in snowy biomes.
  • MC-136063 – Incorrect spacing for "entity.minecraft.tropical_fish.type.sunstreak"s value.
  • MC-148067 – Snow golems are damaged by snowfall in mountain and cold biomes.
  • MC-155977 – Enchanting a book makes the book lose its name.
  • MC-159672 – Vex will occasionally try to attack the player in creative/spectator.
  • MC-160053 – Enderman keeps following the player after becoming neutral/passive.
  • MC-166245 – No sound for shearing snow golems.
  • MC-167561 – All players can make a dog stand up or sit down.
  • MC-167692 – Infested blocks do not spawn silverfish when blown up.
  • MC-172025 – Several misrotated blocks in snowy_medium_house_2.
From the previous development version
  • MC-170816 – Debug pie chart freezes in place when closing the F3 menu and stays there.
  • MC-170846 – Stacked walls create pillars when they should not, depending on the order of placement.
  • MC-170848 – Hoglin and zombie pigman spawn eggs look identical.
  • MC-170849 – Hoglin's hitbox is way too small.
  • MC-170852 – Breaking a warped or crimson doors drops two items in Survival mode.
  • MC-170853 – Cannot spawn baby hoglin using spawn eggs on adult hoglin.
  • MC-170862 – Soul "lights" do not update walls.
  • MC-170869 – Soul fire lantern animation missing.
  • MC-170881 – Fire does not burn items.
  • MC-170886Alt+F3 debug graph no longer functions.
  • MC-170899 – Netherite cannot power beacons.
  • MC-170939 – Walls do not create pillars with string or tripwire above.
  • MC-170951 – Cannot teleport entities outside of the world.
  • MC-171023 – Walls do not stack properly in some directions when placed next to blocks.
  • MC-171211 – Observers no longer detect a piston base starting to retract.
  • MC-171333 – Killing a hoglin does not grant the Monster Hunter or Monsters Hunted advancements.

20w08a

20w08a is the third snapshot for Java Edition 1.16, released on February 19, 2020,[7] which fixes a major bug with villagers from 20w07a.

Fixes

1 issue fixed
From the previous development version
  • MC-172078 – All villagers with saved memory disappear when upgrading to 20w07a.

20w09a

20w09a is the fourth snapshot for Java Edition 1.16, released on February 26, 2020,[8] which adds crying obsidian and targets and renames zombie pigmen among other changes.

Additions

Blocks

Crying Obsidian JE1 BE1.png Crying obsidian
Target JE1 BE1.png Targets

Gameplay

Advancements
  • Added new "Bullseye" advancement.
    • To complete this advancement, the player has to shoot a projectile into the center of one face of a target block.
    • Found in the "Adventure" tab.
Recipe book
  • The recipes for crimson and warped signs have been added to the recipe book and are unlocked by having the respective planks.
Tags

General

Particles
  • Added three particles for crying obsidian: dripping_obsidian_tear, falling_obsidian_tear, and landing_obsidian_tear.

Changes

Blocks

Crimson and warped signs
Fungi
Lava
Nether sprouts
  • Now have the replaceable plant material.
Purpur pillar
  • Changed the top texture.
Roots
Stripped crimson and warped stems
  • Changed the top texture.
Weeping vines
  • Are now climbable.
  • Now have the replaceable plant material.

Items

Diamond axe, diamond boots, diamond helmet, diamond hoe, diamond leggings, diamond pickaxe, diamond shovel, diamond sword, golden hoe, golden pickaxe, netherite pickaxe, wooden hoe, and wooden pickaxe
  • Changed their textures slightly, fixing some texture inconsistencies.
Hoes
Shovels

Mobs

Hoglin
  • Slightly tweaked the texture. Some colors were tweaked and transparent pixels were removed.
Piglin
  • Now have an IsImmuneToZombification data value that prevents them from zombifying in the Overworld.
  • Baby piglins now ride on the back of baby hoglins.
Skeleton horses and zombie horses
  • Can now be leashed.
Zombie pigman
  • Has been renamed to "Zombified Piglin".
  • Updated model and texture.
    • The texture used is the same texture added in 20w07a.

Non-mob entities

Minecart
  • Now checks dismount position height against entity height.

Gameplay

Bartering
Recipe book
Sounds
  • block.portal.travel and block.portal.trigger sounds are now part of the "ambient/environment" sound category adjustable in options.
  • Shearing sound category was changed from "friendly creatures" to "players" for players using shears and "blocks" for dispenser using shears.
Tags

General

Nether fog
  • Color now transitions smoothly between biomes.
The Nether
  • Changed the ambient lighting in the Nether, it is now much darker.
Textures

Fixes

55 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.16
  • MC-7424 – Fall damage death messages do not show the block players fall from correctly (ladders, vines, water).
  • MC-102319 – Nether portal trigger and travel sounds are not assigned to any sound category.
  • MC-111726 – Minecart dismount position always above the minecart, even if there's space next to it.
  • MC-137554 – Shearing sound is in the "friendly creatures" sound category.
  • MC-146834 – Zombie pigman's head bottom texture is flipped.
  • MC-147601 – Purpur pillar block top texture has not changed to a new texture.
  • MC-148869 – Player can clip through the ground when exiting a minecart or a boat.
  • MC-149042 – Minecart dismount position is not consistent.
  • MC-164435 – Stream sounds do not loop properly.
  • MC-166246 – Skeleton horses cannot be leashed.
  • MC-170273 – Diamond swords use the wrong pallet.
  • MC-170274 – Pickaxe textures are inconsistent.
  • MC-170556 – Hoe textures are inconsistent.
From the Java Edition 1.16 development versions
  • MC-170815 – Soul sand valley fossils generate duplicated/stacked.
  • MC-170823 – Crimson and Warped trees spawn on top of the Nether roof.
  • MC-170833 – Crimson fungi and warped fungi cannot be placed in flower pots.
  • MC-170834 – Cannot replace warped forest foliage with other blocks.
  • MC-170835 – Nether large fungi do not kill nylium underneath them.
  • MC-170842 – Potted plant models are still missing their bottom due to faulty UV.
  • MC-170844 – Nether sprouts do not break when their supporting block is removed.
  • MC-170879 – Nether fog abruptly changes color when moving across biomes.
  • MC-170890 – Users can get normal fire on soul soil.
  • MC-170904 – When viewed in 3rd person mode, the cape renders incorrectly when sneaking while wearing a chest plate.
  • MC-170915 – Hoglins have inconsistent texture.
  • MC-170932 – Cave generator will not cut through crimson_nylium and warped_nylium, leading to lots of floating nylium.
  • MC-170954 – Lava spreads blue fire at invalid locations.
  • MC-170961 – Mining speeds for breaking crimson and warped doors, trapdoors, fences, signs, stairs, and slabs are not faster with an axe.
  • MC-170968 – Crimson and warped fungi replace certain blocks when growing.
  • MC-170986 – Lava fire spread creates normal fire on soul soil.
  • MC-171025 – Netherite items are not pushed in flowing lava.
  • MC-171048HugeFungiConfiguration has an unused planted field.
  • MC-171077 – Soul fire can be /setblock on air, while normal fire cannot.
  • MC-171130 – Hoglin spawn egg is not sorted alphabetically in the Creative menu.
  • MC-171245 – Warped and crimson signs cannot be crafted.
  • MC-171448 – The top textures of stripped stems do not match the normal stem top textures.
  • MC-171457 – New fungi wrongly named.
  • MC-171491 – Fossils generate floating in the sky in buffet worlds.
  • MC-171502 – In the texture files there is 2 sets of textures for the stripped warped stem.
  • MC-171517 – Nylium, wart bushes, soul soil, or soul sand generate slightly below the Nether ceiling.
  • MC-171548 – Soul soil is not mined quicker with a shovel.
  • MC-171640 – Villagers, vindicators, and zombies do not properly interact with the new crimson/warped doors
  • MC-171731 – Huge fungi generate on the lowest nylium block.
  • MC-171961 – Nether wart block and warped wart block do not have a tool assigned.
  • MC-172084 – Soul sand and soul soil have no sounds.
  • MC-172090 – Piglins would rather hold a golden item than a crossbow.
  • MC-172096 – Baby hoglins and baby piglins do not seem to play with each other.
  • MC-172112 – Hoglin walking sound is subtitled as "Hoglin dies" instead of "Footsteps".
  • MC-172151 – Dark oak saplings are called "Jukebox/Note Blocks" in English (United Kingdom).
  • MC-172203 – Soul sand and soul soil have no subtitles for breaking, placing and when being walked on.
  • MC-172356 – Piglin admiring held gold ingot drops it when killed.
  • MC-172363 – Piglins are not attracted to certain golden items.
  • MC-172434 – Baby piglins do not sound high-pitched when zombified.
  • MC-172486 – Piglins drop two shields when killed while holding one in their offhand.
  • MC-172516 – Piglins/hoglins become persistent when within 16 blocks of a player, causing massive lag due to piling up entities.
  • MC-172580 – Piglin can no longer pick up items when equipped with a shield.

20w10a

20w10a is the fifth snapshot for Java Edition 1.16, released on March 4, 2020,[11] which gives smithing tables a functionality and adds hyphae and nether ambient sounds.

Additions

Blocks

Hyphae
  • A variant of stems with the bark on all 6 sides.
  • Also has a stripped variant.

General

Ambience
  • Added 95 ambient sounds to the Nether.
    • Different sounds play in each Nether biome.
Tags

Changes

Blocks

Crimson roots
  • Inventory texture has been changed.
Crying obsidian
  • Programmer Art texture is now the old 2011 texture.
Fire and soul fire
Nether sprouts
  • Texture changed from Nether Sprouts JE1 BE1.png to Nether Sprouts JE2 BE2.png (a little taller than previous snapshots).
Observers, redstone blocks, targets
Smithing tables
  • Added functionality: it is used to upgrade diamond items into Netherite versions.
Targets
Warped fungus
  • Inventory texture has been changed.

Items

Hoes
Netherite axe, boots, chestplate, helmet, hoe, leggings, pickaxe, shovel, and sword
  • Can no longer be crafted using a crafting table.
  • Changed the texture of all netherite armor, tools, and weapons.
Netherite scrap
  • Changed the texture.

Mobs

Fish
  • Now despawn when they are further than 64 blocks away from the closest player.
    • Does not apply to fish placed by the player or nametagged fish.[12]

Non-mob entities

Item frames
  • Have two new data tags:
    • Invisible – makes item frame invisible (item inside frame remains visible).
    • Fixed – prevents item frame from being broken and the item inside from being removed (it does not prevent item rotation).

Gameplay

Bartering

General

Advancements
  • The target_hit trigger has been changed.
    • Conditions:
      • signalStrength has been renamed to signal_strength.
      • Added projectile: matches the projectile entity.
      • Added shooter: matches the player who shot or threw the projectile.
client.jar
  • Removed Realms code from the client, though its assets remain.
Entity UUIDs
  • UUIDs of the owners of projectiles, such as arrows or snowballs, are now stored as an array of four integers. All UUIDs will be stored in this format in the future.
Models
  • All "block states" files have improved spacing, and now define the namespace when referring to the model.
  • All model files now define the namespace when referring to a different model.
Realms
  • Removed translation strings of:
    • mco.create.world.seed.
    • mco.trial.title.
    • mco.trial.unavailable.
Tags
  • Added crimson hyphae and stripped crimson hyphae to the crimson_stems block and item tags.
  • Added warped hyphae and stripped warped hyphae to the warped_stems block and item tags.

Fixes

44 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.16
  • MC-64334 – Fire can be destroyed if given an item with CanDestroy tag for unbreakable block below (notably bedrock).
  • MC-91522 – Shulker rendering position desync and generates ghost shulker when destroying shulker-ridden boat or minecart.
  • MC-101364 – Mobs and players sometimes dismount vehicles in a dangerous place.
  • MC-111473 – Player activated fireworks do not count as a player kill.
  • MC-111475 – Fireworks cannot hurt invulnerable mobs when a player is in creative mode.
  • MC-111498 – Fireworks and water bottle damage do not make neutral mobs angry or hostile.
  • MC-111502 – Fireworks damage does not make passive mobs flee in panic.
  • MC-130906 – Dolphins are moving very fast when near a boat.
  • MC-131046 – Angry dolphins give players dolphin's grace.
  • MC-146824 – Ladders and tripwire hooks cannot be placed on the sides of redstone blocks, observers and target blocks.
  • MC-147496 – Dolphin tries to catch the boat of the non-player ride.
  • MC-147708 – Putting out fires is not considered mining a block, leading to strange effects.
  • MC-148836 – World search and world name text boxes aren't focused when entering menu anymore.
  • MC-152441 – Corner quartz stairs do not have the border on the back/bottom that a normal quartz stair would have.
  • MC-157208 – Enchanting tables can display a blank enchantment option for hoes.
  • MC-163655 – Fire cannot be targeted like other blocks.
  • MC-165518 – Village houses desert_temple_1 and plains_temple_4 have no floor at entrance.
  • MC-168319 – Fireworks sometimes don't explode when launched at the edge or under a block.
  • MC-168748 – Rapid cod spawning and despawning causing performance issues.
  • MC-169533 – Asymmetrical walls in snowy_cartographer_house_1.
  • MC-169715 – Misrotated block in snowy_small_house_3.
  • MC-169869 – Mooshroom uses incorrect texture in Programmer Art.
  • MC-170242 – Asymmetrical walls in taiga_medium_house_4.
  • MC-170470 – At snowy_library_1, the snow block is placed next to the window, which causes an ugly visual effect.
From the Java Edition 1.16 development versions
  • MC-170819 – Netherite sword and boots textures have transparent pixels.
  • MC-170829 – When dropping netherite tools and armor into lava, it sounds as if they are burning.
  • MC-171367 – Warped fungus item does not match block texture.
  • MC-171447 – Crimson root item form has inconsistent texture.
  • MC-172077 – Piglins with NoAI shake in the overworld.
  • MC-172082 – Piglins do not serialize their conversion time.
  • MC-172242 – Left handed piglins do not look at gold ingots in their right hand.
  • MC-172353 – Piglin wearing netherite helmet and enchanted helmets have z-fighting.
  • MC-172567 – Wither skeletons don't automatically attack piglins.
  • MC-173021 – Unuseful warning is logged when the server receives incorrect vehicle movement packets.
  • MC-173090 – Attacking baby piglins do not anger any adult piglins.
From the previous development version
  • MC-173165 – Piglin bartering loot table contains an extra set_count function.
  • MC-173168 – The word "backup" appears instead of "back up".
  • MC-173176 – Serialization error affecting operators list and whitelist.
  • MC-173185 – Cannot put efficiency enchantment on a hoe in survival mode.
  • MC-173209 – All hoes have the same mining speed.
  • MC-173210 – Target block does not work with ender pearls and bottles o' enchanting.
  • MC-173244 – Target block moved by pistons permanently keep their signal strength.
  • MC-173272 – Shooting a firework rocket into a target won't set off a redstone signal.
  • MC-173327 – Target is not flammable but hay bales are.

20w11a

20w11a is the sixth snapshot for Java Edition 1.16, released on March 11, 2020,[14] which adds nether gold ore, twisting vines and the Soul Speed enchantment.

Additions

Blocks

Nether gold ore
Twisting vines

Gameplay

Enchanting

General

Particles
  • Added a new particle type: soul.
    • Used when walking on Soul Sand or Soul Soil when wearing boots with the new Soul Speed enchantment
Tags
  • Added the gold_ores block and item tags.
    • Contains gold ore and nether gold ore.
    • Blocks in this tag require an iron pickaxe or better to be mined.
    • Many recipes use this tag.
  • Added the piglin_repellents item tag.
    • Already existed in the prior snapshots as a block tag, but now extends to items.
    • Contains soul fire torches and lanterns.
    • Piglins will not attempt to pick up items in this tag.
  • Added the soul_speed_blocks block tag.
    • Contains soul sand and soul soil.
    • The Soul Speed enchantment uses this tag to test for which blocks will increase speed.

Changes

Blocks

Bells
  • Will now ring when hit by any projectile.
Campfires
  • Will now ignite when hit by any burning projectile.
Crying obsidian
Fire and soul fire
Potted bamboo
  • Model change to remove a useless face at the bottom that caused z-fighting.[16]
  • Before: Potted Bamboo underside.png
  • After: Potted Bamboo new underside.png
Smithing table
  • Now plays a sound when used.
Snow
Soul sand
  • Soul sand with a rail on top will no longer slow-down minecarts.
  • Doors, rails, buttons, torches, pressure plates and redstone can now be placed on it.
TNT
  • Will now ignite when hit by any burning projectile.
Vines
  • Now play a sound when climbed.
Weeping vines
  • Now have a 13 chance to drop 1 item, with the maximum increased by 2 per level of Fortune.
  • Now play a sound when climbed.

Items

Bone meal
Hoe

Gameplay

Bartering
Commands

General

Tags

Fixes

47 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.16
  • MC-81659 – Fireball and witherskull hitboxes are frequently invisible for some seconds.
  • MC-104900 – Skeletons, illusioners and piglins with crossbows have broken agility reaction when hit or walking on certain blocks when provoked.
  • MC-104949 – Mobs cannot jump shorter than half of the blocks.
  • MC-128247 – Dolphins can jump way too far causing them to hit on land.
  • MC-134900server.properties generator-settings for level-type FLAT not implemented; property is stored in ignored flat_world_options NBT.
  • MC-145140 – Fireballs cannot be interacted with when summoned.
  • MC-146928 – Cannot place doors, rails, buttons, pressure plate, redstone, etc. on soul sand.
  • MC-148935 – Zombies with no AI still convert into drowned.
  • MC-170836 – Cannot set the top of soul sand on fire.
  • MC-173732 – Fire and soul fire do not have loot tables
From the Java Edition 1.16 development versions
  • MC-171079 – Comparators no longer work as expected reading containers through powered blocks.
  • MC-171213 – Blocks that are affected by gravity do not destroy Nether sprouts when dropped from above.
  • MC-171589 – Fire makes block burned noise before the block disappears.
  • MC-171756 – Weird fire bug.
  • MC-171860 – Nether fossils have code implying an unimplemented /locate function.
  • MC-172266 – Crossbow wielding piglins do not properly walk backwards to target the player when very close.
  • MC-172323 – Game crashes when summoning a hoglin with the attack damage attribute set to 0 or giving a hoglin Weakness with a very high level (255).
  • MC-172374 – Can teleport to invalid y coordinates and crash the game.
  • MC-172428 – Piglins and hoglins do not look at their target.
  • MC-172470 – When the piglin holds the bow, it will try to attack and follow the enemy eventually stood there not moving.
  • MC-172530 – Piglins indefinitely stand around dropped golden items if mobGriefing is disabled.
  • MC-172903 – Piglins which convert into zombified piglins delete armor if equipped.
  • MC-173050 – Hoglins cannot hit some mobs with large hitboxes.
  • MC-173156 – Z-fighting at bottom of potted bamboo; bottom texture of bamboo is exposed.
  • MC-173160 – Weeping vines plants can be replaced by weeping vines "sapling" (small block) by just right-clicking.
  • MC-173167 – Netherite sword/tools not sorted with other swords/tools.
  • MC-173180 – Hoglins are not scared of warped fungus in flower pots.
  • MC-173219 – No sound when climbing weeping vines.
  • MC-173243 – Crying obsidian is movable by pistons.
  • MC-173283 – Piglin admiring held gold ingot does not drop it when killed.
  • MC-173302 – Crying obsidian can be harvested with any pickaxe.
  • MC-173384 – Crying obsidian can be destroyed by the ender dragon.
  • MC-173433 – Killing a baby hoglin does not yield experience.
  • MC-173462 – Baby piglins can hold soul fire torches.
  • MC-173467 – Piglins admiring bartering gold ingot drop nothing when converting to zombified piglin.
  • MC-173484 – Death message from falling off a trapdoor does not mention it by name.
  • MC-173485 – Death message from falling off scaffolding does not mention it by name.
  • MC-173706NullPointerException in server tick loop when trying to load a flatland world with Nether biome.
From the previous development version
  • MC-173725 – Anvil name field does not automatically receive focus anymore and is unclickable.
  • MC-173731 – Fire and soul fire play a sound and produce particles when extinguished.
  • MC-173739 – Missing sound for event: minecraft:block.smithing_table.use.
  • MC-173766 – Thrown tridents disappear after hitting and damaging a mob or entity.
  • MC-173776 – Hoes do not mine targets faster.
  • MC-173792 – End gateways do not work using ender pearls.
  • MC-173829 – Lava and fire randomly make extinguishing sound.
  • MC-173858 – Unable to set LeftHanded to 1b for piglins.
  • MC-174326 – Mobs do not spawn on soul sand, causing weird mob spawning in soul sand valleys.

20w12a

20w12a is the seventh snapshot for Java Edition 1.16, released on March 18, 2020,[18] which adds respawn anchors and polished basalt, as well as several other changes and fixes.

Additions

Blocks

Polished basalt
  • Obtained by smelting normal basalt.
  • Purely decorative and directional, like normal basalt.
Respawn anchor
  • Crafted with 6 crying obsidian and 3 glowstone.
  • Can be used to set spawn points using glowstone as charges.
  • A maximum of 4 charges can be set at once, and one charge is depleted with each respawn.
  • Emits a slight amount of light, which gets stronger for each charge added.
  • Using it in the Overworld or the End causes it to explode and set fire to surrounding blocks.
  • When charged, a redstone comparator gives a signal depending on the number of charges.

Gameplay

Sounds

General

Tags

Changes

Blocks

Nether gold ore
  • Can now be mined with any pickaxe.
  • Now drops 2–6 gold nuggets, instead of itself, when mined.
    • This is affected by Fortune the same way other ores are, for a maximum possible drop of 24 golden nuggets with Fortune III.
    • Nether gold ore, obtained with silk touch, can still be smelted into a single gold ingot.
Soul fire
Twisting vines and weeping vines
  • Are no longer replaced when an attempt is made to place another block in the same spot.

Items

Fungus, roots, and nether sprouts
Hoes

Mobs

Bees
  • Reduced the maximum distance a bee can wander away from its home hive when randomly wandering to around 22 blocks.
Hoglins
  • Tweaked attack range.
Parrots
  • Parrots imitate hostile mobs less often.
  • Parrots do not randomly imitate hostile mobs when gamemode is on peaceful.
Piglins
  • Baby piglins can now sit on other baby piglins riding hoglins, up to a stack of 3 baby piglins.

Command format

/spawnpoint
  • The spawnpoint command now supports being run in any dimension.

Gameplay

Advancements
  • Hoglins are now required for the Two by Two advancement.
  • The "Sweet Dreams" advancement's description has changed from "Change your respawn point" to "Sleep in a bed to change your respawn point."
Ambience
  • New mood detection algorithm for cave sounds.
    • Aims to make ambient cave sounds play at more appropriate moments.
      • Mood increases the longer a player remains underground.
      • Mood increases the longer a player remains without or in low sky light or block light.[more information needed]
      • Mood decreases and eventually resets the longer a player is neither underground nor in the absence of light.
    • You can check the percentage of the mood in the sounds info section in the debug screen.
      • When the mood percentage reaches 100%, an ambient cave sound will play.
Fishing
  • When fishing, treasure loot can now only be obtained by fishing in open waters.
    • A fishing location is considered to be open water if the following conditions are met:
      • There is at least a 5×1×5 area of water beneath the bobber and a 5×2×5 area of air above (for a combined 5×3×5 free area required).
      • Waterlogged blocks that have no collision, such as signs and coral count as water. However, bubble columns do not.
Recipe book
  • The sign recipes are now grouped.
  • The netherite ingot recipes are now grouped.
Farming
  • 0-tick farm funcionalty is removed for now, until someone found a new way.

General

Chat messages
  • Changed "Your home bed was missing or obstructed" to "You have no home bed or respawn anchor, or it was obstructed".
Loot tables
  • Entity Predicate
    • Added fishing_hook sub-predicate.
  • fishing_hook
    • Check properties of the fishing hook.
    • in_open_water parameter matches whether the fishing location is open water fishing or not.
Materials
  • Weeping and twisting vines now use the "plant" material.
  • Shroomlights now use the "grass" material.
Particles
  • Bone meal particles
    • Now use 64-bit floats for spawning, not 32-bit.[19]
      • This means that using bone meal at high distances from the world origin (notably greater than 17 million) will cause the particles to appear in expected places, and not far away from the target.
Tags
  • The gold_ores block tag is no longer used in setting the required pickaxe tier.
UUIDs
  • UUIDs stored in NBT are now represented as an array of four integers.
    • Example: {UUID:[I;1498693494,1027158888,1898994005,860320107]}
    • Renamed a couple of fields:
      • OwnerUUID of tamed animals, area effect clouds, evoker fangs and projectiles is now simply Owner.
      • TrustedUUIDs of foxes is now Trusted.
      • target_uuid of conduits is now Target.

Fixes

71 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.16
  • MC-3328 – Dismounting an entity places riding entity/player half block too high.
  • MC-64242Silent tag is not working for some entities.
  • MC-76810 – Casting issue: Bone meal particles break at high coordinates (floating-point precision).
  • MC-100342 – Several non-ticking blocks are marked as ticking forcing the growth-algorithm to check chunks needlessly.
  • MC-113809 – Chorus flower plant, bamboo, sugarcane, cactus, and other plants grow instantly when supporting block is replaced with same block type.
  • MC-114000 – Mouse click in cat hissing sounds.
  • MC-118096 – Incorrect position of particles when using bone meal on grass block.
  • MC-118327 – Parrots cannot teleport onto non-full cube / transparent blocks.
  • MC-122128 – Recipe book resets itself to closed state after death.
  • MC-129137 – Parrots are able to imitate hostile mobs in Peaceful difficulty.
  • MC-130137 – Grass and mycelium do not decay underwater.
  • MC-135849 – Grass and mycelium do not decay under waterlogged blocks.
  • MC-140545 – Pathfinding prefers north (negative Z) direction.
  • MC-147368 – Pillager outpost can generate in water.
  • MC-148360 – Cave ambience sounds play no matter where you are.
  • MC-148936 – Parrot summoned with negative Age has smaller hitbox.
  • MC-149081 – Entering a bed from a mount causes the player to bounce up and down.
  • MC-149375 – Camera can be positioned inside of snow layers.
  • MC-160959 – Clicking onto a bed in daytime does not grant the advancement "Sweet Dreams".
  • MC-163918 – Bees not animating their pollen gathering.
  • MC-166980 – Bees become stuck wandering to the north-west after completing a task, or randomly in large numbers.
  • MC-168384 – NBT-Tag Silent:1b does not work for bees.
  • MC-169965 – Potion effect timers for higher levels can remain at 0:00 after the higher level has run out if multiple levels of the same effect were applied in descending order.
  • MC-170584 – Structure taiga_meeting_point_2 from zombie villages has 1 misrotated log.
  • MC-170591 – Misrotated floor blocks in desert_tool_smith_1 basement.
  • MC-170773 – Recipe book and filtering craftable do not stay open for blast furnace and smoker when (re)loading the world.
  • MC-173828 – Village church entrance does not generate correctly.
  • MC-174071 – Roof of savanna_mason_1 is cut off.
  • MC-174072 – Structure savanna_temple_2 contains one misrotated block.
  • MC-174073 – Two misrotated blocks in savanna_small_house_5.
  • MC-174075 – Misrotated block in savanna_butchers_shop_1.
  • MC-174076 – Inconsistent rotation of logs under windows in savanna_small_house_4.
  • MC-174077 – Structure snowy_library_1 no longer has snow under the roof.
  • MC-174078 – Three misrotated blocks in snowy_armorer_house_2.
  • MC-174079 – Misrotated block at snowy_weapon_smith_1.
  • MC-174082 – Three misrotated blocks in snowy_small_house_2.
  • MC-174083 – Three misrotated blocks in snowy_butchers_shop_1.
  • MC-174234 – Village structure snowy_masons_house_1 has two misrotated blocks.
From the Java Edition 1.16 development versions
  • MC-170937 – Bone meal spreading nylium spawns the particles inside the block.
  • MC-170940 – Netherite ingot recipes are not grouped.
  • MC-171133 – Camera can be positioned inside of soul sand.
  • MC-172188 – Hoglins are not required by 'Two by Two' advancement.
  • MC-172233 – Bone meal does not spawn nether plants on nylium
  • MC-172690 – Smelting netherite scraps do not provide the right amount of experience.
  • MC-172820 – Piglins can turn into adult chicken jockeys in the Overworld.
  • MC-173199 – Fossils in the Nether cause caves or floating islands to generate, and can break through the Nether roof.
  • MC-173220 – Dismounting passenger moves to a nearby block when ridden entity dies.
  • MC-173420 – Sign crafting recipes of various wood types are not grouped.
  • MC-173487 – Falling out of water death message still does not seem to appear.
  • MC-173783 – Weeping and twisting vines can replaced by any block.
  • MC-173832 – Crimson and warped hyphae and stripped hyphae are switched in Creative inventory.
  • MC-173837 – Removing fire and soul fire with shears will reduce the shears' durability.
  • MC-174049 – Fireworks shot from a crossbow do not explode instantly when hitting a solid block.
  • MC-174174 – Arrow animation stuck on loop when a flame bow is used to detonate TNT.
  • MC-174258 – Fixed item frames do not take void damage.
  • MC-174391 – Several misrotated blocks at snowy_medium_house_2.
  • MC-174429 – Chorus flowers remove arrow and trident velocity.
From the previous development version
  • MC-174464 – Soul speed decreases durability on boots in Creative mode.
  • MC-174466 – Soul speed particles are spawned in Spectator mode.
  • MC-174467 – Placing fire on soul sand does not place soul fire.
  • MC-174476 – Soul fire torch is in the piglin_repellents item tag twice.
  • MC-174480 – Piglins are not attracted to Nether gold ore.
  • MC-174489 – Shroomlight preferred tool is now both axe and hoe.
  • MC-174498 – Game crashes when an adult hoglin with generic.attackDamage < 1 tries to attack something.
  • MC-174502 – Soul Speed 3 on soul soil in water keeps and increases player momentum.
  • MC-174513 – Soul Speed enchanted books from bartering with piglins do not work in an anvil.
  • MC-174518 – Game freezes when walking using Soul Speed in water.
  • MC-174522 – Soul Speed does not break boots.
  • MC-174690 – Soul Speed enchantment books can be found in chests.
  • MC-174785 – Mining speed of crimson and warped wall signs is not affected by an axe.
Private issue
  • MC-161754 – Item duplication with chested donkeys, mules, and llamas.

20w13a

20w13a is the eighth snapshot for Java Edition 1.16, released on March 25, 2020,[20] which adds the strider mob, lodestone and fixes some bugs.

Additions

Blocks

Lodestone JE1 BE1.png Lodestone

Items

Warped Fungus on a Stick JE1 BE1.png Warped fungus on a stick
Strider Spawn Egg JE1 BE1.png Spawn eggs

Mobs

Strider.png Strider.png Strider

Gameplay

Tags
  • Added the logs_that_burn block and item tags.
    • Contains the dark_oak_logs, oak_logs, acacia_logs, birch_logs, jungle_logs, and spruce_logs block and item tags, respectively.
  • Added the non_flammable_wood block and item tags.
    • Contains crimson and warped stems, hyphae, planks, and other wood blocks, as well as stripped variants where applicable.
    • Items in the item tag cannot be used as fuel in a furnace.
  • Added the strider_warm_blocks block tag.
    • Contains lava.
    • Unless a strider is in a block in this tag, it will shiver.

Changes

Blocks

Basalt
Bee nests
  • Now appear yellow on maps.
Campfires
Fences
  • Nether wood fences now connect to other wood fences.
Hyphae and stems
  • Now use the nether wood material.
    • Can no longer catch fire from lava.
Jigsaw block
  • Can have one of 12 orientations.
  • Added new property Joint type to describe if attached piece can be rotated (rollable) or not (aligned).
  • NBT field target_pool has been renamed to pool.
  • attachement_type has been split into name (on parent block) and target (on child block).
Nether gold ore
Nether planks, stairs, slabs, doors, buttons, trapdoors, pressure plates, and signs
  • Can no longer be used as fuel in furnaces, blast furnaces, or smokers.
Note block
  • Now plays the bass instrument when placed on blocks in the nether wood material.
Polished basalt
  • Can now be crafted from basalt in a 2x2 grid, similar to other polished blocks.
  • Can no longer be smelted.
  • Can now be crafted from basalt in a stonecutter.
Respawn anchors
Smoker

Items

Charcoal
  • Can now only be smelted from items in the logs_that_burn block tag.
    • This change will not affect gameplay, as the new tag only contains items charcoal could be smelted from.

Mobs

Villagers
  • Farmers can now use bone meal to make their crops grow faster.
  • Farmers will now put excess seeds in their composter.
  • Farmers share excess wheat to other farmers, so more farmers can make bread.
Zombified piglins
  • Texture has been tweaked.

Gameplay

Advancements
  • Breeding striders can now be used to unlock "The Parrots and the Bats" advancement.
Bartering
  • Items enchanted with Soul Speed are now slightly more common.
Creative inventory
Fishing
  • Open water is now calculated differently. Each layer in the 5x4x5 area around the bobber must meet one and only one of the following criteria:
    • Have only water source blocks, waterlogged blocks without collision, or bubble columns.
    • Have only air or lily pads.
Recipe book
  • Charcoal now unlocks using the logs_that_burn item tag.
Tags
  • Added the respawn anchor to the dragon_immune block tag.
  • Changed the logs block and item tags to use the logs_that_burn, crimson_stems, and warped_stems block and item tags, respectively.

Fixes

47 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.16
  • MC-4641 – Third level of flowing lava will not create cobblestone when coming into contact with water.
  • MC-118080 – Bows without pulling predicate animate when other bows are pulled back.
  • MC-172307 – All loaded tileticks instantly run in the first tick after loading the chunk.
  • MC-173367 – Arrows are floating in midair after being pushed by piston.
  • MC-175171 – Fishing bobber can get stuck on a ledge when being reeled in.
From the Java Edition 1.16 development versions
  • MC-171003 – Crimson and Warped stairs, planks and slabs can be used as fuel in a furnace.
  • MC-171286 – Warped fences and Crimson fences don’t connect with other fences.
  • MC-171484 – Shields, crossbows, bows, and fishing rods don’t show their proper animations in first-person mode after certain actions.
  • MC-171526en_us.json issue: weeping_vines and weeping_vines_plant have the same name.
  • MC-171830 – Smokers cannot be crafted using crimson or warped stems.
  • MC-172123 – Using a spawn egg on a mob without a baby variant spawns an adult mob of the same type without a weapon.
  • MC-172279 – Can’t craft campfire with nether stems or hyphae.
  • MC-173258 – Back of zombified piglin heads has very different texture/shading compared to the other sides.
  • MC-173791 – Mobs dismount vehicles only in front of the boat, even if there is danger ahead.
  • MC-174368 – Minecarts can no longer eject entities into an open trap door.
  • MC-174428 – Nylium can be bonemealed underwater with seagrass above it.
  • MC-174434 – Sugar Cane, Kelp and Bamboo are in the incorrect creative inventory tab.
  • MC-174481en_us.json issue: twisting_vines and twisting_vines_plant have the same name.
  • MC-174510 – Stems, Hyphae, and variants do not use the Nether Wood material.
  • MC-174537 – Zombie Pigman hooves are still visible on Zombified Piglin texture.
  • MC-174642 – Hitbox of twisting vine is incorrect.
  • MC-174731 – Modifying “soul.json” (inside of “particles” folder) causes crash.
  • MC-174787 – Arrow physics doesn’t work correctly when in a target that is moved.
  • MC-174823 – Sprinting and walking scoreboards don’t update properly.
  • MC-174988 – Bee nests are brown on maps.
From the previous development version
  • MC-175165 – Using glowstone on a respawn anchor doesn’t consume it.
  • MC-175174 – Respawn anchor is considered obstructed if all its sides are covered or air.
  • MC-175178 – Anchor uses up the glowstone charge even though it didn’t respawn you.
  • MC-175185 – No datafixer for item AttributeModifiers UUIDs.
  • MC-175191 – Respawn Anchor charging cannot be heard by other players.
  • MC-175193 – Using glowstone in the offhand does not charge respawn anchor.
  • MC-175199 – In snowy_medium_house_2, some blocks are still misrotated.
  • MC-175204 – Four misrotated blocks in snowy_masons_house_1.
  • MC-175208 – Incorrect grammar “Your have no home bed or respawn anchor, or it was obstructed.”.
  • MC-175209 – Dying in a different dimension than your respawn anchor will cause the anchor to not play the depletion sound.
  • MC-175210 – Respawn anchor uses a charge after leaving the end dimension through the end portal.
  • MC-175218 – Looking at a map of an area with spruce sign, jungle sign or dark oak sign in it crashes the game.
  • MC-175219 – Respawn Anchor plays the “Respawn Point set” sound when right-clicked even when its already your respawn point.
  • MC-175224 – Nether gold ore does not yield any experience when mined.
  • MC-175239 – Villagers are generated very rarely in villages.
  • MC-175278 – Fishing near lily pads prevents players from receiving treasure loot table.
  • MC-175289 – Respawn anchor isn’t in the #dragon_immune tag.
  • MC-175322 – Clicking on a fully charged respawn anchor with a glowstone block doesn’t activate it.
  • MC-175327 – The crafting recipe of Polished Basalt is inconsistent.
  • MC-175514 – Villager Gossips still use old UUID NBT format (TargetMost and TargetLeast).
  • MC-175827 – Entities not loading in structure blocks (duplicate UUID).
  • MC-175830 – F3 + I copies UUID.

20w13b

20w13b is the ninth snapshot for Java Edition 1.16, released on March 26, 2020,[21] which fixes some critical bugs from the previous 2 snapshots.

Fixes

10 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.16
  • MC-102439 – Shield desynchronizes.
  • MC-156306 – Villager not throwing bread during idle/meet up times.
  • MC-156600 – Shields appear to stop blocking when they have taken damage and are still in use.
  • MC-160020 – Pulled bow changes its texture to the unpulled one when the durability changes.
From the Java Edition 1.16 development versions
  • MC-173013 – Cast fishing rod is rendered as not-cast in first-person when replaced with another fishing rod.
  • MC-175177 – Exhausting, breaking or obstructing the respawn anchor creates ghost blocks in the overworld when breaking blocks.
  • MC-175241 – Carpets obstruct respawn anchors.
  • MC-175604 – Iron golems do not always spawn in villages.
From the previous development version
  • MC-175988 – Dying without a valid spawn point causes a softlock.
  • MC-176004 – Cannot interact with the world after dying in the end or the nether without a valid spawn point.

20w14a

20w14a is the tenth snapshot for Java Edition 1.16, released on April 2, 2020,[22] which adds zoglins, makes some changes to striders, and fixes bugs.

Additions

Items

Spawn eggs
  • Added zoglin spawn egg.

Mobs

Zoglins
  • Created when a hoglin is brought into the Overworld.
  • Unlike hoglins, they can't be bred or fed, and they don't flee from warped fungus.
  • Attack most mobs on sight, except for creepers and other zoglins.

Gameplay

Sounds
Subtitles

Changes

Items

Compasses
  • The compass now has LodestonePos, LodestoneDimension, and LodestoneTracked data fields. If LodestoneTracked is zero, the game will skip checking for a lodestone in the specified position.
  • Compasses can now be enchanted with Curse of Vanishing.
Warped fungus on a stick
  • Now has 100 durability instead of 25.
  • Takes 1 damage whenever the strider's speed is boosted.

Mobs

Hoglins
Piglins
Striders
  • Strider riding speed has now been significantly increased to be even faster than that of a boat.[more information needed]

General

Advancements
Attributes
  • Items and entities will no longer keep unknown attributes.
  • Names of some attributes have been renamed to meet Namespaced ID requirements (i.e., lowercase separated by underscores instead of camel case).
    • Changed generic.maxHealth to generic.max_health.
    • Changed zombie.spawnReinforcements to zombie.spawn_reinforcements.
    • Changed horse.jumpStrength to horse.jump_strength.
    • Changed generic.followRange to generic.follow_range.
    • Changed generic.knockbackResistance to generic.knockback_resistance.
    • Changed generic.movementSpeed to generic.movement_speed.
    • Changed generic.flyingSpeed to generic.flying_speed.
    • Changed generic.attackDamage to generic.attack_damage
    • Changed generic.attackKnockback to generic.attack_knockback
    • Changed generic.attackSpeed to generic.attack_speed
    • Changed generic.armorToughness to generic.armor_toughness.
Main menu
  • The main menu background is now in the Nether.
    • Since this was an asset update, all of the 1.16 snapshots have the new backdrop.
Statistics
  • General statistics are now ordered alphabetically in the statistics menu.
Tags
  • Added nether portals and respawn anchors to the hoglin_repellents block tag.
World save files
  • Region files are now opened in synchronous mode to increase prevent data loss and corruption after crash.
    • Dedicated servers can disable that by changing sync-chunk-writes inside server.properties.

Fixes

39 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.16
  • MC-83039 – End City chests generate destroyed, items on the ground.
  • MC-91893 – Missing subtitles for various sounds.
  • MC-109248 – Extended piston head is not removed when /setblock is used to place a different piston base.
  • MC-115750 – Advancement "Monster Hunter" (kill_a_mob) is not granted for killing certain hostile mobs.
  • MC-116756 – Reversed and inconsistent subtitles for iron trapdoor.
  • MC-124428 – Firework star crashes game if there is an int array but no colors.
  • MC-125055 – Igloo generates with brewing stand and flower pot contents dropped (and placed).
  • MC-127316 – General statistics out of order.
  • MC-133049 – Compasses do not point to the correct location when in an item frame on the ground or on the ceiling.
  • MC-135501 – Invalid tag inside another tag silently fails to reload data packs.
  • MC-150405 – Client handling of unknown entity attributes is bugged.
  • MC-150455 – Ignored lava hitbox level.
  • MC-154427 – Villagers only pick up four stacks of items.
  • MC-161128 – Piston head left behind when base is quickly broken and replaced.
  • MC-164129 – Ender dragon inner hitboxes are rendered offset by approximately 200 blocks.
  • MC-164446 – Tags do not load if one of their values is invalid, causing all data packs to unload.
  • MC-167608 – Item frames are destroyed after respawning.
  • MC-169975 – Highlight players (spectators) key does not affect any players other than the user.
  • MC-175201 – Misrotated floor block in savanna_small_house_1, savanna_small_house_2, savanna_small_house_3 and savanna_small_house_7.
  • MC-176644 – Observers do not trigger when a fence connects to a newly grown tree.
From the Java Edition 1.16 development versions
  • MC-172069 – Piston arms are not deleted when the base of a pulsing piston is replaced with another piston.
  • MC-173158 – Zombified piglin's overlay texture is not rendered.
  • MC-173192 – Fluid collision is too high.
  • MC-173684 – Spawning under the portal when using a nether portal.
  • MC-173774 – Shulker bullets do not act as a projectile.
  • MC-173875 – Item frames cannot be interacted with after unloading and reloading the chunk.
  • MC-174231 – Ocelots are no longer spawning.
  • MC-174838 – Target detection of fireworks is unreliable.
  • MC-175434 – Fireworks launched from upwards-facing dispensers explode inside of the dispenser block.
  • MC-175985 – Lodestone compass needle does not have animation.
  • MC-175990 – Lodestone compass needle spins around quickly when the lodestone has been destroyed or is not in the same dimension.
  • MC-176052 – Using a compass on a lodestone plays no hand animation.
  • MC-176059 – Scoreboard criteria for using compasses does not increase score after using a compass on a lodestone.
  • MC-176195 – Many mountable mobs and vehicles can still be shot by the rider's arrows.
  • MC-176231 – Compasses with custom enchantments do not display enchantment glint.
  • MC-176269 – Right-clicking lodestone with compass also uses offhand item.
From the previous development version
  • MC-176387 – Fishing rod can reel in vehicle of player.
  • MC-176391 – Basalt can generate on nether trees.
  • MC-176420 – Lodestone compass sound is in the friendly creatures option.

20w15a

20w15a is the eleventh snapshot for Java Edition 1.16, released on April 8, 2020,[24] which adds a new Nether biome, new music tracks, new blocks, and other changes and fixes.

Additions

Blocks

Blackstone
  • Generates in basalt deltas.
  • Can be used in place of cobblestone to craft furnaces and stone tools.
  • Has a slab, stair, and wall variant.
Blackstone slab, blackstone stairs, blackstone wall
Chiseled nether bricks
Chiseled polished blackstone
Cracked nether bricks
  • New variant of Nether bricks.
  • Obtained by smelting Nether bricks in a furnace.
Cracked polished blackstone bricks
Gilded blackstone
  • Has a chance of dropping 2–5 gold nuggets (increased with Fortune), or it will drop itself instead.
  • Currently only available via the creative inventory or by using commands.
Polished blackstone
  • Crafted with 4 blackstone.
  • Has a chiseled, slab, stair, and wall variant.
  • Can be crafted into buttons and pressure plates.
Polished blackstone bricks
Polished blackstone brick slab, polished blackstone brick stairs, polished blackstone brick wall
Polished blackstone button and polished blackstone pressure plate
Polished blackstone slab, polished blackstone stairs, and polished blackstone wall
Quartz bricks
Soul campfire
  • Has a blue flame instead of orange.
  • Has a light level of 10.
  • Does the same amount of damage as a regular campfire.
  • Crafted with soul sand or soul soil instead of coal.
  • Piglins are repelled by soul campfires.

Items

Piglin banner pattern
  • New pattern for banners, the Piglin.
  • Used in the loom to apply the Piglin pattern to the banner.
  • Currently unobtainable in Survival Mode

World Generation

Biomes

General

Accessibility
  • Chat line spacing can now be adjusted.
  • A chat delay can be set between 0 (default) and 6 seconds.
Music
Sound
  • Added 31 ambient sounds for the basalt deltas.
Tags
  • Added campfires block tag.
    • Contains campfires and soul campfires.
    • Bees, parrots, and turtles will view blocks in this tag as dealing fire damage and pathfind accordingly.
    • Campfires use this tag to determine if they are lit or not.
    • Flint and steel uses this tag to determine if it can light campfires.
  • Added guarded_by_piglins block tag.
  • Added furnace_materials item tag.
    • Contains cobblestone and blackstone.
    • Items in this tag can be used to craft furnaces and will unlock the recipe in the recipe book.
  • Added stone_tool_materials item tag.
    • Contains cobblestone and blackstone.
    • Items in this tag can be used to craft stone tools and will unlock the recipes in the recipe book.
  • Added soul_fire_base_blocks item tag.

Changes

Blocks

Dispensers
Furnaces
Soul fire torches
Walls

Items

Stone axes, hoes, pickaxes, shovels, and swords
  • Can now be crafted with blackstone.
Hoes
  • Are now the default tool for mining leaves.
    • Shears are still used for collecting leaf blocks.
Fungi, nether sprouts, roots, nether wart, nether wart blocks, warped wart blocks, twisting vines, and weeping vines
  • Can now be composted.

Mobs

General
Hoglins
  • Baby hoglins no longer drop loot (but still drop experience).
Magma cubes
  • Spawn commonly in basalt deltas.
Piglins
  • Now avoid soul campfires.
  • Now become hostile towards any player that breaks a chest, trapped chest, ender chest, barrel, gold ore, nether gold ore, gilded blackstone, or a gold block.
Striders
  • Now turn blueish-purple outside of lava.
    • When outside lava, their facial expression becomes a more prominent frown.
  • Can now only spawn if the block above the lava is air.
  • Baby striders ride on top of bigger striders.
Zoglins

General

Tags
  • Added polished blackstone, and (where applicable) blackstone blocks and items to the buttons, slabs, stairs, and walls block and item tags.
  • Added soul campfires to the piglin_repellents block tag.
  • Added the #signs block tag and removed lanterns and soul fire lanterns from the wall_post_override block tag.
Textures
  • Changed strider texture from Strider Texture JE1.png to Strider Texture JE2.png to remove an unused fin. The fin itself was not vieweable in-game.

Fixes

33 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.16
  • MC-105292falling_block lighting inconsistency with Smooth Lighting on.
  • MC-111493 – Fireworks do not cause knockback to either the player or mobs.
  • MC-166358 – Inconsistency with sounds of dispensers using shears.
  • MC-172517 – Walls don't behave normally when next to soul sand.
  • MC-178029 – Chunks get scrambled by logging in twice on solo world.
From the Java Edition 1.16 development versions
  • MC-171273 – Fungi and roots (both crimson and warped) as well as weeping vines, twisting vines and warped wart blocks, etc. can't be composted
  • MC-171463 – Iron bars do not fully connect to walls.
  • MC-172120 – Hoglins do not try to avoid fire.
  • MC-172226 – Baby animals, villagers, and zombie villagers spawned with a spawn egg on an adult entity always are of the same variant.
  • MC-172250 – Piglin and zombified piglin model does not use textures for left arm or leg.
  • MC-172268 – Bartering with a piglin by right-clicking does not display a hand animation.
  • MC-174542 – Killing baby hoglins drops leather and porkchop.
  • MC-174559 – Baby hoglins/zoglins uses the same attack damage as an adult when spawned in some cases.
  • MC-175030 – Curse of Binding does not affect piglins.
  • MC-175169 – Respawn anchor can create ghost blocks when it explodes.
  • MC-175176 – Using return portal in the End softlocks the game if /spawnpoint was used in the End.
  • MC-175256 – Screen is overlaid with a gray opaque texture when inside of a transparent block.
  • MC-175274 – "Quartz pillar" is translated as "White wool" ("Lana blanca" instead of "Pilar de cuarzo") in Spanish (Spain).
  • MC-175348 – Respawn anchor explosion knocks back flying creative players.
  • MC-175356 – Piglins and hoglins do not avoid magma blocks.
  • MC-175402 – Soul fire torches cannot be crafted with soul sand.
  • MC-175452 – Respawn anchor can be used infinitely if right clicked above world build limit.
  • MC-175538 – Fish/swimming sounds are louder than they should be.
  • MC-175566 – Piglins with full inventories drop the items they receive.
  • MC-176095 – Striders have an unused fin in the strider.png texture file.
  • MC-176384CompassItem checks twice if the LodestonePos tag exists.
  • MC-176517 – Striders spawn in underground lava pockets.
  • MC-176633 – Lime carpets are named "acacia slab" in Spanish (Spain).
  • MC-177069 – Dispenser will not drop glowstone as item when not connected to a respawn anchor.
From the previous development version
  • MC-177081 – Zoglins are attacked by the wither.
  • MC-177085 – Missing UUID field in attributes crash the game.
  • MC-177102 – Zoglins are not considered an undead mob.
  • MC-177225 – Tag minecraft:water used before it was bound.

20w16a

20w16a is the twelfth snapshot for Java Edition 1.16, released on April 15, 2020,[25] which adds bastion remnants, ruined portals, chains, and a new music disc.

Additions

Blocks

Chains
  • Generate in bastion remnants and ruined portals.
  • Crafted using 2 iron nuggets and 1 iron ingot in a vertical line formation.
  • Texture connects to those of the lantern and its soul variant.

Items

Music discs
  • Added the "Pigstep" music disc, composed by Lena Raine.
    • Can only be found in bastion remnants.
    • Has a red disc color instead of black.
    • When played in a jukebox, a redstone comparator output will produce a signal strength of 13.

World generation

Bastion remnants
  • Generate in all Nether biomes, except basalt deltas.
  • Four types of structures generate: Bridge, Hoglin Stables, Housing Units, and Treasure Room.
  • Are the only source of the "Pigstep" music disc and piglin banner pattern.
  • Piglins and hoglins spawn here.
  • Spawners that spawn magma cubes can be found in bastion remnants.
Ruined portals
  • Shattered remains of nether portals.
  • Generate in the Overworld and the Nether.
  • Can be buried underground or underwater.
  • A loot chest can be found beside the portal.

General

Tags
  • Added new creeper_drop_music_discs item tag.
    • Contains all music discs except "Pigstep".
    • Used to determine what music discs creepers can drop.

Changes

Blocks

Chiseled nether bricks
  • Changed the texture of this block; the center now more closely resembles a skeleton or wither skeleton skull.
Crying obsidian and Obsidian
Gilded blackstone
  • Can now be found in bastions, making it obtainable in Survival.
Jigsaw blocks
  • Added a button in the GUI that generates a jigsaw structure starting from the jigsaw block, using a given generation depth.
Quartz bricks
  • Changed texture of the block; the bottom row of bricks has been shifted to the right about 14 of a block.
Structure blocks
  • Expanded the maximum size per axis from 32 to 48.

Items

Banner patterns
  • The piglin banner pattern can now be found in bastions, making it obtainable in Survival.

World generation

Biomes

General

Miscellaneous
Tags

Fixes

15 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.16
  • MC-37557 – Sometimes a minecart sound plays/subtitle shown when loading a world.
  • MC-91163 – Certain subtitles show up when the player is too far away to hear the sound.
  • MC-99727 – Ghasts can be located using subtitles.
  • MC-154617 – Server hangs on stop due to rcon.
From the Java Edition 1.16 development versions
  • MC-171020 – New Nether biomes do not work properly in buffet worlds.
  • MC-175288 – Creating a warped forest superflat world with decorations freezes.
  • MC-175919 – Villagers sometimes stop farming.
  • MC-177136 – All compasses and lodestone compasses point to the same target, regardless of what type of compass it is.
  • MC-177238 – Windows symbolic link in saves/ is no longer followed as of 20w14a.
  • MC-177253 – Running a set_attributes function throws java.lang.NullPointerException if it contains an undefined attribute.
  • MC-177316 – Lodestone compass in item frame does not update after turning.
  • MC-177462 – Respawn anchor explodes client side.
From the previous development version
  • MC-177942 – Fortresses do not generate in basalt deltas.
  • MC-177957 – Texture is not correct on the white quartz brick or on the polished quartz brick.
  • MC-178368 – Lodestone compass does not point to its lodestone block when rotated in an item frame.

20w17a

20w17a is the thirteenth snapshot for Java Edition 1.16, released on April 22, 2020,[26] which added the /attribute command, tweaked bastion remnant loot, and lowered the spawn rate of ruined portals, along with bug fixes.

Additions

Command format

Commands
  • Added the /attribute command.
    • Used to get, set, or modify attributes.
    • Syntax:
      • attribute <target> <attribute> get [<scale>]: get total value of attribute
      • attribute <target> <attribute> base set <value>: sets base value
      • attribute <target> <attribute> base get [<scale>]: get base value
      • attribute <target> <attribute> modifier add <uuid> <name> <value> (add|multiply|multiply_base): adds modifier (fails if modifier is already present)
      • attribute <target> <attribute> modifier remove <uuid>: removes modifier
      • attribute <target> <attribute> modifier value get <uuid> [<scale>]: get value of modifier
    • Parameters:
      • <target>: single entity (note: only players, armor stands and mobs have attributes)
      • <attribute>: name of attribute (like minecraft:generic.max_health)
      • <name>: string (in optional quotes) describing human-readable name of modifier
      • <value>: floating point value (note: certain attributes have limits on final value, so the change might not be noticeable)

General

Options
  • Added an "Entity Distance" scale option ranging from 50% to 500%.
    • Sets the distance at which mobs render into frame.
Tags
  • Added pressure_plates block tag.
  • Added stone_pressure_plates block tag.
    • Contains stone and polished blackstone pressure plates.
Sounds
World creation

Changes

Blocks

The new smithing table UI
Furnaces
  • Breaking a furnace now gives the experience for the smelted things inside.
Gilded blackstone and nether gold ore
Smithing tables
  • Improved UI.
    • Added an ingot outline to the second input slot.
    • Added a hammer icon above the input slots, similar to the anvil UI.
Soul fire lanterns and soul fire torches
  • Renamed "Soul Fire Lantern" and "Soul Fire Torch" to "Soul Lantern" and "Soul Torch", respectively.
  • IDs have been changed from soul_fire_torch and soul_fire_lantern to soul_torch and soul_lantern, respectively.
Walls

World generation

Bastion remnants
  • Bastion remnant loot has been tweaked.
    • Ancient debris and netherite scraps have been made generally rarer.
    • Netherite gear can no longer be found in bastion remnants; instead, diamond gear is found.
    • The chances and stack sizes of various items have been tweaked.
Ruined portals
  • Now spawn about 30% less frequently.

Gameplay

Creative inventory
  • Inventory tab names, which appear in the description of items when in the Search tab, now display in boldface.
    • Other information, such as tag names, are now displayed in boldface as well.
  • Netherite ingots and netherite scrap have been moved next to iron and gold ingots.

General

Block storage format
  • Block storage format in chunks has been slightly changed to speed up various tasks (rendering, pathfinding, world generation, etc.).
    • BlockStates in Sections elements no longer contain values stretching over multiple 64-bit fields.
      • If the number of bits per block is not the power of two (i.e. single 64-bit value can't fill the whole number of blockstates) some bits will not be used.
      • For example, if a single block state takes 5 bits, the highest 4 bits of every 64-bit field will be unused. That also means a slight increase in storage size (in case of 5 bits, from 320 to 342 64-bit fields).
Fonts
  • Chat component style now supports font property, which is a resource location for the font in the resource pack. No entry is equivalent to minecraft:default.
  • Full range of Unicode characters is supported, making it possible to type emojis and other Unicode characters outside of the Basic Multilingual Plane.
    • However, custom resource packs must be used to display correct characters instead of tofu, due to the lack of these characters in the default font.
  • Force Unicode option now switches between normal and alternative font (called uniform.json) - no reload needed.
Main menu
  • The "Singleplayer" button will jump directly to the "Create World" screen if there are no worlds to select.
Raw JSON text format
  • The JSON color component now supports 6-digit hexadecimal colors to specify custom colors other than the 16 default color codes.
    • Example: /tellraw @a {"text":"Turquoise output","color":"#00ff88"}
  • The hoverEvent chat component now uses the parameter contents, with contents depending on type:
    • For show_text - chat component
    • For show_item - either item id or object with fields id, count and tag (with last one being serialized NBT)
    • For show_entity - object with fields: id (UUID), name (chat component) and type (entity type resource location)
    • The value argument is now deprecated, but still supported.
Tags
  • Changed the wall_post_override block tag to include the banners and pressure_plates block tags.
UI
  • Changed checkbox texture.
World save format
  • Saving level.dat now uses randomly-named temporary files (instead of using level.dat_new every time).
  • player/*.dat are now saved in a way similar to level.dat (including leaving .dat_old files).

Fixes

52 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.16
  • MC-1601 – Breaking a furnace will not give the player experience for the smelted things inside.
  • MC-5410 – In creative mode, flying down is stopped when brushing up against ladders or vines.
  • MC-31032 – Using only one empty map does not increase minecraft.used:minecraft.map.
  • MC-46417 – Sprint particles are emitted in spectator mode.
  • MC-56373 – Selector and score text components do not work on hoverEvents.
  • MC-63020 – Some chunks are not rendered in the first person from some angles in certain situations (incorrect frustum culling).
  • MC-94535 – Flying and holding Ctrl close to the ground emits walking particles.
  • MC-96319 – Mob pathfinding AI does not regard some blocks as obstructions and is unable to pathfind on top of them.
  • MC-108598 – Client rendering other player or mob holding compass influences compass of user.
  • MC-114544 – Kicked by "Flying is not enabled on this server" while sleeping.
  • MC-117710 – Bonus Chest setting is not copied when re-creating world.
  • MC-117805 – Oak trees can generate right below height limit (y = 256) resulting in an incomplete tree.
  • MC-120572/recipe crashes the game.
  • MC-126244/locate, explorer maps, and treasure maps can cause extreme TPS lag, even leading to a complete server freeze if structure generation is turned off.
  • MC-131360 – Music sometimes stops abruptly when you go underwater.
  • MC-132926 – The width of an advancement's description depends on the first line.
  • MC-135738 – Bossbar names that have scores don't update as intended after exiting and re-entering the world.
  • MC-144622 – Using /data modify to set the name from a block only works once.
  • MC-149704 – Sneaking/crouching twice makes player sprint.
  • MC-149792 – Client book length mismatch resulting in crash.
  • MC-151364 – Feeding a dolphin causes a crash when structure generation is turned off.
  • MC-169514 – Tamed parrots cannot be renamed unless they are flying.
  • MC-170075 – "Online play is not rated" checkbox has no outline when focused.
  • MC-171939 – Many mobs are placed incorrectly in the statistics.
  • MC-176104 – Dropped compasses always point up.
  • MC-177346 – A compass in a mob's hand does not point to correct location if the mob turns.
From the Java Edition 1.16 development versions
  • MC-171561 – Only one player can access a shulker box at a time.
  • MC-174359 – Piglins prefer using an unenchanted gold item instead of an enchanted gold item.
  • MC-174473 – Nether gold ore uses stone sound effects.
  • MC-175113 – Rain prevents entities from burning in fire.
  • MC-175186 – Respawning does not check if the "respawn block" is the correct one for the dimension.
  • MC-175998 – Striders move very fast between two blocks or when diagonally running into blocks.
  • MC-176029 – Right clicking a lodestone with a stack of compasses converts the whole stack.
  • MC-176060 – Recipe book does not load the entire empty map recipe anymore.
  • MC-176116 – Saddle texture on strider is backwards.
  • MC-176348 – Cartographer villagers cannot trade explorer maps.
  • MC-176521 – Pressing space while the recipe book button is highlighted in crafting interfaces does not toggle the recipe book.
  • MC-177776 – Netherite ingots are not sorted properly with other ingots.
  • MC-177780 – Shulkers cannot be opened while playing closing animation anymore.
  • MC-177796 – Blackstone walls are in the "Building Blocks" category instead of "Decoration Blocks" category, unlike all other walls.
  • MC-177862 – Polished blackstone button and pressure plate are in incorrect area of the Creative inventory.
  • MC-177885 – Invisible horses show patterns.
  • MC-177997 – Baby zoglins still deal the same attack damage as an adult.
  • MC-178050 – New Nether music is inconsistently loud.
  • MC-178086 – Flying close to the ground with soul speed over soul blocks speeds up the player and emits soul particles.
  • MC-178093 – Piglins with full inventories will not pick up gold ingots to barter, even though you can still right-click to barter with them.
  • MC-178259 – Game crashes when an iron golem with the attack damage attribute is set to 0.5d.
  • MC-178316 – Dispenser plays "dispensed item" sound when attempting to charge a full respawn anchor instead of "dispenser fails".
  • MC-178630 – TNT eye height changed.
From the previous development version
  • MC-178797 – Barrier blocks generate in bastion remnant.
  • MC-178955 – Badlands are viewed as a mountainous biome for ruined portals.
  • MC-179542 – Basalt delta blocks override nether bricks in fortresses.

20w18a

20w18a is the fourteenth snapshot for Java Edition 1.16, released on April 29, 2020,[27] which changes the behavior of redstone and fixes bugs.

Additions

Gameplay

Death messages
  • Added a new death message for being killed by another player's firework using a crossbow.
    • "[player] went off with a bang due to a firework fired from [item] by [player/mob]"

Changes

Blocks

Chains
  • Can now be waterlogged.
Redstone dust
  • A single redstone wire is now represented as a cross.
  • Redstone will provide power to blocks on sides it shows a visual connection to, and not do so on those sides without a visual connection.
  • A wire on top of a block, which is redirected from below, will now power the sides it is redirected to.
    • Wires that redirect upwards to wires on non-conductive blocks used to only be redirected visually, now this redirection applies to their behavior as well.
  • A wire that is redirected to go over a block will now always provide power to the block. This is most noticeable when the wire has signal strength 1.
  • Redstone dust's hitbox now better adjusts to its shape.
Signs
  • Renamed crimson and warped wall signs from "<Type> Sign" to "<Type> Wall Sign".
Smithing tables
  • Changed the "Upgrade gear" title to "Upgrade Gear".
Targets
  • Can now redirect redstone wire.
Twisting vines and weeping vines
  • Now drop themselves only 33% of the time, increased with Fortune, for a 100% chance to drop with Fortune III.
    • Will always drop 1 vine when broken with shears or a tool enchanted with Silk Touch.

Items

Banner patterns
  • Renamed the piglin banner pattern to "Snout".

Mobs

Striders
  • Can no longer spawn in stacks of 3 or higher.
Zombified piglins
  • Zombified piglins that spawn riding striders will no longer despawn.

World generation

Biomes
Ruined portals

Command format

/locatebiome
  • Changed the failure message for not being able to find a valid biome from "Could not find a <biome name> within reasonable distance" to "Could not find a biome of type <biome name> within reasonable distance".

Gameplay

Advancements
  • Added player check to every trigger (except impossible).
    • Due to addition of player, existing contents of location, slept_in_bed, hero_of_the_village, voluntary_exile can now be placed in location field instead of top-level object.
      • Old syntax is still supported, but deprecated.
  • Entity checks in triggers can now use loot table condition syntax.
    • All conditions in top level array must be met for whole condition to trigger.
    • To access new functionality, top level element must be JSON array.
      • JSON objects are interpreted as old notation.
  • Full list of extended triggers:
    • New field player in every trigger.
    • bred_animals: parent, partner, child
    • channeled_lightning: victims
    • cured_zombie_villager: zombie, villager
    • fishing_rod_hooked: entity
    • killed_by_crossbow: victims
    • player_killed_entity: entity
    • entity_killed_player: entity
    • player_hurt_entity: entity
    • summoned_entity: entity
    • tame_animal: entity
    • target_hit: projectile
    • villager_trade: villager
Death messages
  • Changed "<player> fell off a scaffolding" to "<player> fell off scaffolding".
Debug screen
  • Added a new line detailing mob spawning.
    • SC represents the number of chunks in which mobs can spawn. It is the same value given in debug reports as spawning_chunks.
    • M, C, A, W, and M represent the number of mobs for each group that contribute to that group's mob cap. The groups are Monster, Creature, Ambient, Water_Creature, and Misc. They're also in debug reports.
  • In the Targeted Block and Targeted Fluid fields, the coordinates of the targeted block or fluid are now shown as well.
    • The "Looking At" field has been removed in favor of this.
Respawning
  • Changed the message "You have no home bed or respawn anchor, or it was obstructed" to "You have no home bed or charged respawn anchor, or it was obstructed".
Subtitles
  • Changed "End Portal opens!" to "End Portal opens".
  • Changed "Husk converted to Zombie" to "Husk converts to Zombie".
  • Changed "Zombie converted to Drowned" to "Zombie converts to Drowned".

General

Multiplayer screen
  • Changed "Online play is not rated" to "Caution: Third-Party Online Play".
  • Changed "During online play you may be exposed to chat messages or other types of user generated content that has not been rated, and may not be suitable for all ages." to "Caution: Online play is offered by third-party servers that are not owned, operated, or supervised by Mojang or Microsoft. During online play, you may be exposed to unmoderated chat messages or other types of user-generated content that may not be suitable for everyone."
Servers
  • Added a enable-status option to the server.properties file which if set to false will suppress replies to status requests from clients.
    • This makes the server appear offline in the multiplayer screen.
  • Added control over how much entity data a server sends to clients: entity-broadcast-range-percentage server property, controlling how close entities need to be before being sent to clients.
    • Higher values mean entities are visible further away from players but cause more network traffic.
    • Specifies a percentage of the default value so, for example, 50 specifies half of the default range.
Tags
World selection
  • Changed "Failed to access level" to "Failed to access world".
  • Changed "Failed to delete level" to "Failed to delete world".
  • Changed "Game rules" to "Game Rules".
  • Changed "Disable Elytra movement check" to "Disable elytra movement check".

Fixes

88 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.16
  • MC-2255 – Redstone wire uses different criteria for connecting visually and logically.
  • MC-8645 – Redstone wire receiving level 1 power from a block, pointing at another block with wire on it will not power that block.
  • MC-9405 – Top piece of staircase redstone dust doesn't power blocks on the same height in the direction it is powered from unless only connected to something on the other side.
  • MC-11211 – Unable to perform many right-click actions when targeting the top face of blocks placed at y=255.
  • MC-13727 – Arrows shot from bow bounce on horse when moving or not and damage if fire arrows.
  • MC-105132 – Horse, spider and llama spin around when walking next to the fence or wall.
  • MC-111381 – Rendering rotations for shulkers are set in onInitialSpawn method.
  • MC-117806 – Dispenser with a filled bucket at y=255 facing upwards replaces filled with empty bucket despite no fluid being placed.
  • MC-127149 – Land mobs cannot properly walk on the waterlogged blocks.
  • MC-131634 – Getting burnt if on top of non-full block.
  • MC-137336 – Redstone dust's hitbox is inconsistent with other blocks when branching.
  • MC-143904 – Adding a non-rail block to the #rails block tag will crash the game when placing a minecart on it.
  • MC-147255 – Beds in the Overworld will explode if in a nether wastes biome.
  • MC-153508 – Redstone dust traveling up the side of a block cannot be targeted.
  • MC-155742 – Iron golems tend to congregate on the north side of villages.
  • MC-162385 – The background of /title text does not fade with the text.
  • MC-166269 – Wet wolves become black for an instant after shaking off water.
  • MC-166296 – Mobs picking up and equipping items does not play the equipping sound.
  • MC-166895 – Underlines in Written Book Text disappear with subtitles.
From the Java Edition 1.16 development versions
  • MC-170840 – Broken spawn rates in soul sand valleys and warped forests.
  • MC-170944/locatebiome messages do not fit for all biome names.
  • MC-171523 – Inconsistent strings for warped and crimson wall signs.
  • MC-172172 – Adult piglins spin around while following the player.
  • MC-172253 – Equip sound does not play when piglins equip items.
  • MC-172643 – Piglin's snout glows when wearing enchanted armor.
  • MC-173067NullPointerException when a structure containing a campfire is placed during the world generation.
  • MC-173198 – Target blocks are transparent and do not transfer redstone signals.
  • MC-173385 – New Nether lighting system does not affect fluids, entity-like blocks (chests, etc.) and entities.
  • MC-173747 – Armor enchantment glint does not render.
  • MC-174573 – Nether vines can drop multiple copies with Fortune (free duplication).
  • MC-174593 – Inconsistent pluralization in "fell off a scaffolding".
  • MC-174811 – Zombified piglins are able to spawn on top of nether wart blocks.
  • MC-175107 – It is possible to get Bad Omen VI in Survival mode.
  • MC-175740 – Game crashes when a dispenser is used on a non-beehive block in the #beehives tag.
  • MC-175741 – Game crashes when a cat attempts to sleep in a non-bed in the #beds tag.
  • MC-176028 – Striders can spawn in stacks of three or more.
  • MC-176032 – Striders can float.
  • MC-176054 – Baby strider passengers float/passenger offset is too high.
  • MC-176135 – Striders riding other entities are not cold.
  • MC-176203 – Striders with Levitation walking on lava do not levitate.
  • MC-176221 – Striders spin when trying to pathfind towards players with warped fungi/warped fungi on sticks while being leashed.
  • MC-176459 – Baby striders can spawn with saddles.
  • MC-176468 – Adult striders can spawn with saddles.
  • MC-177105 – Hoglins, piglins, villagers, and zoglins look at their target's feet instead of its head.
  • MC-177127 – Unnecessary exclamation point in subtitle "End Portal opens!".
  • MC-177173 – Baby zoglin age status value is not stored in the NBT tag.
  • MC-177557 – Using compass on the top of a lodestone at y=255 sets compass but does not play sound.
  • MC-177561 – Compasses used on the top of lodestone at y=255 do not break when the lodestone is destroyed.
  • MC-177771death.attack.fireworks.item displays raw translation string (is untranslated).
  • MC-177790 – Piglin Banners are named block.minecraft.banner.piglin.<color>.
  • MC-177794 – Globe banner pattern is not required to add the globe to a banner.
  • MC-177816 – "Failed to access/delete level" should be "world".
  • MC-177911 – Cave generator does not cut through blackstone.
  • MC-177951 – Game crashes when fire starters are used on a non-campfire in the #campfires tag.
  • MC-177976 – Baby piglins can pick up soul campfires.
  • MC-178013 – Zombified piglins riding striders can despawn, leaving saddled striders.
  • MC-178129 – Entity conversion subtitles use inconsistent tenses.
  • MC-178336 – The message "You have no home bed or respawn anchor, or it was obstructed" does not make it clear that the player's respawn anchor might have been depleted.
  • MC-178817 – Chain blocks do not have a waterlogged state.
  • MC-178943 – Piglins/hoglins spawned in bastion remnants can outrun players.
  • MC-178949 – Bastion remnants cannot be generated in superflat worlds.
  • MC-179146weeping_vines_plant changes to weeping_vines during /fill command.
From the previous development version
  • MC-179839 – Chat text renders behind the armor bar.
  • MC-179841 – Game crashes when the player optimizes their world.
  • MC-179845 – Rain falls through any blocks in some spots.
  • MC-179847 – Hoglins and piglins spin around.
  • MC-179850 – There is no difference between Entity Distance 100% and 500%.
  • MC-179858 – Maps show stone-like pattern despite it not being there.
  • MC-179863 – Setting attribute minecraft:generic.max_health value to 0 or lower causes an infinite death loop after dying.
  • MC-179866 – In some spots, it is raining even if it should be snowing.
  • MC-179868 – Crash when going to a previous page of writable books.
  • MC-179883 – Raw JSON text duplicates components in "extra" in entity names.
  • MC-179886 – Play button overlay does not appear in the world save selection GUI.
  • MC-179905 – Caption of game rule screen is missing.
  • MC-179952 – Height map data does not get converted.
  • MC-179954 – Keybindings are not correctly inserted into the demo info box text.
  • MC-180030 – Adult hoglins zombified into an adult zoglin deals the same damage as a baby.
  • MC-180100 – Rain particles appear black under certain conditions.
  • MC-180110 – Underline and strikethrough in JSON text do not always render correctly.
  • MC-180125 – Incorrect font spacing on non-BMP characters.
  • MC-180135 – Empty chat messages are not displayed.
  • MC-180138 – Long messages in chat no longer have hanging indention.
  • MC-180246 – The "r" in "Game rules" is not capitalized.
  • MC-180248 – The "g" in "Upgrade gear" is not capitalized.
  • MC-180299 – "Elytra" in "Disable Elytra movement check" is inconsistently capitalized.
  • MC-180353 – Chat background renders in front of the debug menu but chat text renders behind it.
  • MC-180410 – Enderman spawn rate seems very low on upgraded worlds.
  • MC-181296 – Panorama has the wrong overlay when using Programmer Art.

20w19a

20w19a is the fifteenth snapshot for Java Edition 1.16, released on May 6, 2020,[28] which fixed bugs and made tweaks to mob spawning.

Additions

World generation

The Nether

Gameplay

Statistics
  • Added a statistic for distance by strider.

General

Tags

Changes

Blocks

Blackstone
  • Now uses the top texture on the bottom face.
Crimson and warped doors
  • Texture changed to include hinges.
Crimson and warped roots
Nether sprouts
  • Now require shears to be obtained.
  • Are now randomly offset, similarly to grass and flowers.
Redstone wire
  • Now visually connects when traveling up soul sand, 8-layer snow stacks and the back of upside-down stairs.
  • Particles are now generated across the entire area of the redstone wire; previously they only appeared at the center.
    • This now causes the particles to appear at the incorrect positions when millions of blocks away from the spawn point, due to precision loss[29] (see Java Edition distance effects).
Twisting vines and weeping vines
  • Lowered the amount that they grow when using bone meal.

Mobs

General
  • Mobs can no longer spawn within blocks occupied by a wither rose (except wither skeletons).
  • Spawning has been tweaked to more closely follow mob caps.
    • Mobs in soul sand valleys and warped forests will create a radius around them that prevents other mobs of the same type from spawning, which gets bigger as more mobs spawn.
Fish
  • Now have their own mob category and mob cap.
Hoglins and piglins
Iron golems

World generation

The Nether

Gameplay

Creative inventory
  • Block categories and tag names are no longer bold.
Recipe book

General

Tags

Fixes

45 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.16
  • MC-87949 – The shield use statistic is not working.
  • MC-89956 – Levitation has no effect if gliding with elytra.
  • MC-116293 – Functioning clock and compass in recipe book.
  • MC-125613 – Datapack tag #stairs does not use #wooden_stairs.
  • MC-132236 – When executing /reload and then pressing L to open advancements, it instead tells me that there are no advancements unless I click.
  • MC-145862 – Villagers try to sleep in occupied beds.
  • MC-152084 – Villagers occasionally stand up out of beds at night, then can never sleep in that bed again.
  • MC-152170 – When a villager takes the bed of another villager, then the bed's previous owner will not look for a new bed.
  • MC-157077 – Villagers will not sleep in beds at night.
  • MC-158542 – Iron golems do not stop spawning.
  • MC-160250 – Naturally-generated villagers are not pathfinding towards their POI; POI detection range is too small.
  • MC-164205 – Endermen do not spawn in the End if difficulty is set to Easy.
  • MC-166764 – Villagers spawned during world generation have a lower follow range than villagers spawned by other means.
  • MC-168139 – Enchanted armor pieces worn by entities lose their enchantment glint when looked at from certain angles.
  • MC-168673 – Iron golems congregate all in the same place in some villages.
  • MC-170612 – Villagers spawned by meeting points have frozen AI and do not move when that chunk is freshly generated.
  • MC-172524 – Letters of name tag render inconsistently when sneaking (within the same name tag).
  • MC-173115 – Mobs can spawn inside of wither roses.
  • MC-174568 – Rail updates are 3–4x times laggier since 1.13.
  • MC-174648 – You can unhighlight the recipe book button of crafting interfaces.
  • MC-179989 – Smithing table and anvil UI does not have "Inventory" title above player inventory.
  • MC-181566 – Powered redstone dust only emits particles at the center of the block.
From the Java Edition 1.16 development versions
  • MC-172107 – Piglins and hoglins do not get zombified in the End.
  • MC-172899 – Piglins with blocks (pumpkins) equipped on their heads show z-fighting.
  • MC-173015 – Crimson roots, warped roots, and nether sprouts are not randomly offset.
  • MC-174024 – Spawn rates for dolphins and squid are higher than before.
  • MC-174909 – Endermen do not teleport when on magma blocks.
  • MC-175251 – Fish are spawning in with extremely high numbers. Over 200 different entities of cod every five minutes.
  • MC-176356 – "Distance by Strider" statistic is missing.
  • MC-177839 – Blackstone and blackstone walls use the blackstone side face on the bottom, while blackstone stairs and slabs use the blackstone top face on the bottom.
  • MC-178487 – Saddles on untamed horses no longer render.
  • MC-180064 – Piglins would rather use an unenchanted crossbow instead of an enchanted crossbow.
  • MC-180297 – Player name color in list appears too dark.
  • MC-180372 – Loading old beta or 1.0 worlds crashes the game.
  • MC-180407 – Piglin bartering is limited to dropping a single item stack from the loot table.
  • MC-180410 – Enderman spawn rate seems very low on upgraded worlds.
  • MC-180575 – Dispensers now always plays "dispenser failed" when dispensing glowstone.
  • MC-181353 – Warped and crimson doors have no hinges.
From the previous development version
  • MC-181418 – Entity names can no longer be colored.
  • MC-181424 – Fish (and other items from fishing) cannot be caught with a fishing rod.
  • MC-181461 – Enchantment glint does not render on elytra, shields, and tridents.
  • MC-181479 – Map marker labels do not render properly.
  • MC-181524 – Redstone does not visually connect when going up soul sand.
  • MC-181944 – Font of category/section text in creative mode item selection screen is much thicker than in 1.15.2.
  • MC-182595 – Parity issue: blackstone does not generate in ore veins in nether wastes.

20w20a

20w20a is the sixteenth snapshot for Java Edition 1.16, released on May 13, 2020,[30] which adds several new advancements and fixes bugs.

Additions

Command format

entity_properties
  • Now has vehicle and targetedEntity properties, which match the vehicle or the entity targeted by a mob.

Gameplay

Advancements
  • Added ten new advancements:
  • All of these advancements are located in the "Nether" tab.
    • "Cover Me in Debris" and "Hot Tourist Destinations" are challenge advancements, while the others are "normal" advancements.
  • Added a smokey property to the location trigger which checks if the location is closely above a campfire.
  • Added thrown_item_picked_up_by_entity advancement trigger.
    • item matches the thrown item which was picked up
    • entity matches the entity which picked up the item
  • Added player_generates_container_loot advancement trigger.
    • loot_table matches the resource location of the generated loot table
  • Added item_used_on_block advancement trigger.
    • location matches the location at the center of the block the item was used on
    • item matches the item used on the block

General

Game mode toggling
  • Added quick game mode switching functionality using the F3 debug key.
    • Hold F3 and press F4 to open the menu. Pressing F4 or using the mouse will cycle the game mode. Release F3 to apply.
    • The last game mode is remembered and will be the first selected option, so it is possible to quickly toggle between two game modes with a single press of F3+F4.
    • F3+N now toggles between spectator mode and the previous game of the player.
Tags
  • Added piglin_loved item tag.
    • Contains gold ingots, gold tools, gold armor, golden apples, enchanted golden apples, golden horse armor, golden carrots, blocks of gold, gold ore, nether gold ore, gilded blackstone, light weighted pressure plates, bells, glistering melon slices, and clocks.
    • Piglins "love" items in this tag, meaning they will actively seek them out. They will also view players holding an item in this tag as holding a "loved" item.
    • Used in the "Oh Shiny" advancement.

Changes

Mobs

Shulkers
  • Shulkers with NoAI can now be summoned with rotation.

Gameplay

Advancements
  • The "Bullseye" advancement has been changed.
    • Now unlocks when hitting the center of a target block from at least 30 blocks away.
    • Is now a challenge advancement and rewards 50 experience.
    • Changed the description from "Hit the bullseye of a Target block with an arrow" to "Hit the bullseye of a Target block from at least 30 meters away."
  • The "Serious Dedication" advancement has been changed.
    • Is now awarded for obtaining a netherite hoe.
    • Changed the description from "Completely use up a diamond hoe, and then reevaluate your life choices" to "Use a Netherite ingot to upgrade a hoe, and then reevaluate your life choices."
  • Striders are now required for "Two by Two."
  • Obtaining blackstone now also counts for the "Stone Age" advancement.
  • Changed the description of "Not Today, Thank You" from "Deflect an arrow or trident with a shield" to "Deflect a projectile with a shield."
  • Changed the description of "Ice Bucket Challenge" from "Form and mine a block of obsidian" to "Obtain a block of obsidian."
  • Removed the safely_harvest_honey advancement trigger as it was made redundant by item_used_on_block.
Bartering
  • Piglins can no longer give netherite hoes.

Fixes

6 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.16
  • MC-118234 – Advancement "Not Today, Thank You" can be triggered by non-arrow projectiles.
From the Java Edition 1.16 development versions
  • MC-173207 – Bullseye advancement can be made when using a non-arrow projectile, even though the description explicitly mentions arrows.
  • MC-173756 – Ice Bucket Challenge advancement can be obtained by collecting obsidian from bartering.
  • MC-175992 – Striders are not part of the "Two by Two" advancement challenge.
  • MC-179481 – Structure block offset cannot be bigger than 32.
  • MC-181482 – Dying while riding an entity respawns the player next to that entity if the gamerule doImmediateRespawn is true.

20w20b

20w20b is the seventeenth snapshot for Java Edition 1.16, released on May 14, 2020,[31] which fixes some bugs.

Fixes

5 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.16
  • MC-44936 – Extending a potion effect that you already have can cause the timer to display wrong.
  • MC-134057 – Recipe book preferences don't save.
From the Java Edition 1.16 development versions
  • MC-172737 – Crafting table menu forgets 'show crafting' setting.
  • MC-176755 – Server logs error on start: Unable to bootstrap registry 'minecraft:chunk_generator_type'.
From the previous development version

20w21a

20w21a is the eighteenth snapshot for Java Edition 1.16, released on May 20, 2020,[32] which adds experimental support for custom worlds and fixes bugs.

Additions

A warped forest biome in the overworld using the new generator.

General

Customized worlds
  • Added experimental support for new custom worlds.
  • The "Edit World" menu now has an option to export world settings to a JSON file.
    • Previously exported world settings can be imported during world creation.
  • Many new parameters are exposed but marked as experimental, meaning they can be used but may later be removed.
client.json arguments
  • disableChat
    • Disables the receiving and sending of online chat.
  • disableMultiplayer
Settings
  • Added functionality to import/export world settings.
Sound events
Subtitles
  • Added a unused[33] subtitle for traveling through a nether portal, "Portal noise fades".
  • Added a subtitle for activating a nether portal, "Portal noise intensifies".
  • Added a subtitle for cat purring, "Cat purrs".
  • Added a subtitle for donkey eating, "Donkey eats".
  • Added a subtitle for fox teleporting, "Fox teleports".
  • Added subtitles for mules neighing and eating; "Mule neighs" and "Mule eats", respectively.
  • Added subtitles for parrots imitating hoglins, piglins, and zoglins; "Parrot growls", "Parrot snorts", and "Parrot growls", respectively.
  • Added subtitles for zombies attacking and breaking wooden doors; "Door shakes" and "Door breaks", respectively.
  • Added subtitles for using cartography tables, looms, and stonecutters; "Map drawn", "Loom used", and "Stonecutter used", respectively.
  • Several of these subtitles do not show up in game, but are specified in sounds.json.

Changes

Blocks

Redstone dust
  • Right-clicking an isolated redstone toggles it between a cross and a dot.
    • A dot of redstone does not power surrounding blocks, and a cross does.
    • Redstone which is connected to anything is not toggleable.
Stems
  • Now have a hardness of 1.

Items

Nether sprouts
  • Are now positioned in the center of the inventory slot as opposed to the bottom.

Mobs

Piglins
  • No longer walk around when admiring golden items.
  • If a piglin is hurt while admiring a gold ingot, the ingot now disappears without completing a barter.

World generation

Mineral veins
  • Increased the chance of ores to generate in the basalt deltas to balance against the reduced amount of netherrack in this biome.
World types

Command format

/locate
  • Structure names are now specified as lowercase.
/spreadplayers
  • Added the ability to control the height.
    • Syntax: /spreadplayers <center> <spreadDistance> <maxRange> under <maxHeight> <respectTeams> <targets>
      • maxHeight specifies the maximum height for resulting positions.

Gameplay

Fishing
  • Lily pads are now considered junk fishing loot rather than treasure.

General

New Mojang logo on the loading screen.
New Minecraft logo.
Menu screens and splash
NBT tags
  • The Dimension NBT tag is now a namespaced ID string instead of a number, which is used in player.dat.
Obsidian platform
  • Obsidian platform now can get regenerated when a non-player entity enters the End through an end portal.
Subtitles
  • Changed the subtitle for zombie villagers converting from "Zombie vociferates" to "Zombie Villager vociferates".
  • Changed the subtitle for zombie villagers being cured from "Zombie snuffles" to "Zombie Villager snuffles".
  • Changed the capitalization of "Blast furnace crackles" to "Blast Furnace crackles".
  • Changed the capitalization of "Enchanting table used" to "Enchanting Table used".
  • Changed the capitalization of "Respawn anchor is charged" to "Respawn Anchor is charged".
  • Changed the capitalization of "Respawn anchor depletes" to "Respawn Anchor depletes".
  • Changed the capitalization of "Respawn anchor sets spawn" to "Respawn Anchor sets spawn".
  • Changed the capitalization of "Turtle egg breaks" to "Turtle Egg breaks".
  • Changed the capitalization of "Turtle egg cracks" to "Turtle Egg cracks".
  • Changed the capitalization of "Turtle egg hatches" to "Turtle Egg hatches".
  • Removed the subtitle "Horse lands".
Superflat
  • Removed structure settings from flat level preset strings as it was broken due to the addition of customizable worlds.
Tags
  • Removed wither roses from the #prevent_mob_spawning_inside block tag.
Worlds
  • Old customized worlds (from before Java Edition 1.13) now say "Old Customized" in the world selection screen.

Fixes

45 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.16
  • MC-51126 – Arrows disappear until the player relogs when they shoot them at low angles from a boat.
  • MC-89361 – Player selectors fail finding player/Player is not correctly moved from the end to the nether.
  • MC-91368 – Ender dragon taking damage from thorns in creative mode.
  • MC-97247 – Map making sound uses equipment sound subtitle.
  • MC-97507 – Using item which modifies the held item shows "Gear equips" subtitle.
  • MC-107103 – Trying to interact with an entity 3 or more blocks away without seeing its eyes only interacts client-side.
  • MC-113068 – Zombie banging on door subtitle is called "Block broken".
  • MC-123155 – When any non-player entity enters an End portal the obsidian platform is not regenerated and the entity can fall into the void.
  • MC-128658 – Nether and end biomes do not use correct blocks in Buffet world type.
  • MC-147516 – Hostile mobs will sometimes stop attacking/following their target when directly next to it.
  • MC-147691 – Enderman does not hit or damage the player if they keep standing still.
  • MC-153319 – Result of UUID selector is nondeterministic.
  • MC-166292 – Subtitle from foxes eating chorus fruit: "Player teleports".
  • MC-167076 – Seagrass, sea pickles, and tall seagrass do not obscure direct sunlight when waterlogged.
  • MC-169764 – Fish flopping sound shows both "Footsteps" and "Fish flops" subtitles.
  • MC-177080 – Sounds for traveling through a portal have no subtitle.
  • MC-177088 – Polar bear step sound does not have subtitles.
  • MC-183249 – Carving mask BitSets created for lower chunk statuses.
From the Java Edition 1.16 development versions
  • MC-170930 – Nether sprouts item not visible when held in the hand in first person.
  • MC-172090 – Piglins would rather hold a golden item instead of a crossbow.
  • MC-172207 – Parrots do not imitate hoglins, zoglins and piglins.
  • MC-172255 – Piglins immediately dismount any entity that they are riding.
  • MC-175656 – Piglins will keep gold ingots in their inventories if attacked while admiring them.
  • MC-175989 – Strider sounds are not translated through in-game subtitles.
  • MC-177438 – Turtle egg's name inconsistently capitalized across different subtitles.
  • MC-177830 – Blackstone and basalt prevent ancient debris and other Nether ores from generating.
  • MC-178130 – Zombie villagers are called "Zombie" in some subtitles.
  • MC-178212 – Nether planks, their variants, and hyphae are harder than stems.
  • MC-178298 – Ancient debris and nether gold ore cannot generate in basalt deltas.
  • MC-180257 – Crash when setting LodestonePos of compass to something other than NBT compound.
  • MC-180852 – There is no space on the beacon's secondary power effects in the UI.
  • MC-181270 – Trying to open old worlds (in Region format?) without version information in snapshots does not show warning screen.
  • MC-181298 – Game crashes when trying to generate a Nether biome superflat world with ruined portals.
  • MC-181439 – Player or dispenser using a bucket at world height limit will play bucket sound despite failing.
  • MC-181463 – The buttons are not selected in the right order using Tab ↹ in the new world creation menus.
  • MC-181499 – Buckets cannot be emptied into a source block, but still produce a sound when trying.
  • MC-181511 – Chunks with redstone are removed.
  • MC-181522 – Chunks that have not been explored since 1.13 are resetting.
  • MC-181535 – Placing water with a dispenser facing a water source drops the bucket.
  • MC-181611 – Vindicators stop attacking the player when they are standing really close to them.
  • MC-182514 – 15 block states per sub-chunk limit during world upgrade.
  • MC-182743 – Wither skeletons do not spawn inside of wither roses.
  • MC-182912 – Piglins still do not change their current crossbow for a new enchanted one.
  • MC-183786 – Named seeds that are not numbers are not being recognized.
From the previous development version
  • MC-183966 – Bonus chests generate on servers.

20w22a

20w22a is the nineteenth and final snapshot for Java Edition 1.16, released on May 29, 2020,[34] which adds a piglin dance and fixes many bugs.

Additions

Blocks

Jigsaw blocks
  • Added a new "Keep Jigsaws" option that controls whether jigsaw blocks in the resulting structure after using "Generate" will remain jigsaw blocks or be replaced by their "Turns Into" block.
    • Defaults to "ON."

Mobs

Piglins
  • Now have a 10% chance to "dance" after killing a hoglin.
  • If they have a sword, they now raise it while aggressive.

Gameplay

Death messages
  • Added a new death message for being killed by an entity's wither skull projectile, "<player> was shot by a <entity>'s skull."

General

Shaders
  • Added assets\minecraft\shaders\post\transparency.json.
Tags
  • Added new fence_gates block tag.
    • Contains all 8 fence gate types.
  • Added new unstable_bottom_center block tag.
    • Contains the #fence_gates block tag.
    • Blocks in this tag cannot support lanterns or bells on their bottom side even if they would otherwise be able to.

Changes

Blocks

Bells
Campfires
  • Now drop food being cooked when put out with a shovel or water bottle.
Nylium
Smithing tables
  • The hammer in the UI has been shifted to the left slightly, and the text has moved up.
Soul campfires
  • Now deal double the damage that normal campfires deal.

Mobs

General
  • Players can no longer mount another entity when the crouch key is held down.
Bees
  • Now grow up and count down their breeding cool down when inside a beehive.
Endermen
  • No longer despawn when holding a block.
Villagers
  • Villager workstation logic changes.
    • Villagers no longer try to work at the same workstation.
    • When a workstation is placed, the most experienced nearby villager for that corresponding profession will get the workstation.
    • Villagers now have to walk to and reach the workstation before they can acquire the profession/work there.
    • Villagers will check and make sure their workstation is valid at all times of day as long as they are within 16 blocks of their workstation.
  • The experience bar now accurately reflects how much experience villagers have and need.
  • Clocks and compasses no longer function in the villager trading UI.
Witches
  • When a villager that was traded with is struck by lightning, the witch it converts to will no longer despawn.
Zombified piglins
  • Now hold their arms forward, similar to zombies.
  • Texture has been tweaked.

World generation

Basalt pillars
  • Now end in the top layer of the lava ocean instead of directly above it.
Chest loot
  • Is no longer randomized across the same seed.
Structures
  • Fossils no longer overlap desert temples.
  • Intersecting dungeons no longer replace spawners with cobblestone.
  • Fossils, ocean ruins, and dungeons no longer overlap end portals.

Command format

/clear
  • /clear now works with items in the inventory crafting grid.

Gameplay

Advancements
  • The advancement "Bee Our Guest" can now be unlocked with both beehives and bee nests, instead of only beehives.
Repairing
  • Blackstone can now be used to repair stone tools.

General

Collision
  • Minor optimizations in collision detection.
Data packs
  • Slightly changed datapack loading to prevent custom datapacks from crashing.
  • If datapack reload fails, changes will not be applied and the game will continue using the previous data.
  • Changes to datapack list are stored only after a successful reload.
  • If existing datapacks prevents the world from loading, the game will give the option to load the world in safe mode, which only loads the vanilla datapack.
  • Added --safeMode option for servers to only load the vanilla datapack.
  • Game will now detect any critical datapack issues, such as required tags being missing, and prevent the world from being loaded.
Materials
  • Whether or not a block requires a tool is now no longer a property of a material and is now assigned on a block-by-block basis.
Pathfinding
  • Cached repeated block type lookups and collisions during pathfinding for increased performance.
Predicates
  • Top-level element in predicate file can now be array (all contents will be ANDed).
Rendering
  • Made experimental changes to graphics rendering.
  • Added shader support for accessing the depth buffer.
  • The renderer now uses per-pixel blending layers for some transparent elements.

Fixes

124 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.16
  • MC-667 – Lily pads can be placed intersecting entities.
  • MC-4065 – Messages/commands sent while in a bed will not be remembered in sent history.
  • MC-101374 – Endermen won't dodge melee attacks if the player isn't aiming at their head.
  • MC-112131 – Intersecting dungeons: spawner replaced by cobblestone.
  • MC-118594 – Removal of Log4J2Plugins.dat causing a slowdown of 3 secs on startup while it has to rescan all classes.
  • MC-120805 – Pig rotation is wrong when you see a player riding them with carrot on a stick.
  • MC-121932 – Villager trade with same items but different NBT data.
  • MC-124812 – Endermen holding a block can despawn.
  • MC-125006 – Stronghold and dungeon generate over each other.
  • MC-134637 – Comparators on slabs drop when loading them with structure blocks.
  • MC-134755 – All short mobs drown just below the surface of water.
  • MC-136760 – A passenger of a boat is not saved if the passenger is in a different chunk than the boat.
  • MC-137102 – Hoe doesn't lose durability if used to mine blocks.
  • MC-143443 – Redstone dust block states do not update properly if the wire is broken by a piston.
  • MC-148893 – Fox spawners do not render the fox inside of the block.
  • MC-150806 – Multiple villagers are attached to the same profession block.
  • MC-153787 – Zombie reinforcements can spawn on glass.
  • MC-156161 – Some chest loot is randomized across the same seed, unlike before 1.14.
  • MC-156866 – Villagers level from Apprentice to Journeyman with less experience than shown by XP bar.
  • MC-157303 – Villagers wake up and seek a new "home" (bed) while living in a 2 high house.
  • MC-157436 – Player position is constantly reset when clicking with a sword or a trident onto the ground in creative mode.
  • MC-161899 – Clouds do not render behind transparent blocks.
  • MC-161917 – Particles do not render underwater, behind water or behind other transparent blocks.
  • MC-162340 – World border is rendered behind transparent blocks.
  • MC-162341 – World border is rendered behind clouds.
  • MC-162346 – Clouds do not render behind transparent particles.
  • MC-162428 – Rain and snow cannot be seen through transparent blocks.
  • MC-162665 – Food does not drop from a campfire when it is put out with a shovel/water bottle.
  • MC-163910 – Hand animation sometimes plays for a second time with high ping.
  • MC-164047 – Moving transparent blocks cause transparent blocks behind them to not render.
  • MC-164056 – Clouds do not render behind moving transparent blocks.
  • MC-164111 – Transparent falling blocks make entities and block entities invisible.
  • MC-164233 – "Skilled" villagers without job site do not get precedence over unemployed villagers.
  • MC-165549 – Arm swing animation is still played when drinking an item.
  • MC-165958 – Clouds, transparent blocks, and other semi-transparent textures do not render behind semi-transparent entities.
  • MC-165962 – Some transparent items make transparent blocks and beacon beams not render behind them when dropped (again).
  • MC-165966 – Shadows do not render behind experience orbs.
  • MC-165968 – Transparent blocks do not render behind experience orbs.
  • MC-166135 – Bees inside a nest/hive do not grow up or get their breeding timer reset.
  • MC-166297 – Items do not render behind experience orbs.
  • MC-166398 – Mobs do not render behind experience orbs.
  • MC-166576 – Player head shakes when loading world in F5.
  • MC-166717 – Block outlines/hitboxes render behind all translucent blocks and clouds.
  • MC-166725 – Entity hitboxes render behind all translucent blocks and clouds.
  • MC-166729 – Fishing lines render behind water, other transparent blocks, and clouds.
  • MC-167039 – Right-clicking on a spawner with the same mob spawn egg as in spawner plays hand animation.
  • MC-167090 – Entity hitboxes are rendered behind item frames.
  • MC-167273 – Some special rendering blocks render in front of entity hitboxes.
  • MC-167342 – Structure block outline renders behind clouds and translucent blocks.
  • MC-168137 – Entities sometimes do not render behind semi-transparent entities.
  • MC-168311 – Fishing line disappears when in front of entities and block entites.
  • MC-168485 – Chests do not render behind experience orbs.
  • MC-169079 – Held items do not render behind semi-transparent entities.
  • MC-169683 – Bells cannot be hung from certain blocks that have a wide enough base.
  • MC-169891 – Zombie reinforcements can spawn in regardless if light level is higher than 9 in nether (hard difficulty).
  • MC-174404 – Arrows are rendered in front of the world border.
  • MC-174932 – Right-to-left text appears left-to-right after game start until language is changed.
  • MC-177075 – Taking product out of stonecutter produces no subtitle.
  • MC-178441 – Endermen do not avoid the wither's skull projectiles.
  • MC-178576 – Projectile protection has no effect on wither skulls, unlike ghast fireballs
  • MC-181108 – Right-to-left text is displayed left-to-right at all times.
  • MC-181827 – Northwest bias in bee movement.
  • MC-182336 – Entities sometimes do not render behind the wither armor effect of the Wither.
  • MC-182888 – Compasses and clocks work like normal in villager trading GUI.
  • MC-183718 – Stronghold end portal can be overwritten by ocean ruins.
From the Java Edition 1.16 development versions
  • MC-171553 – Basalt can generate inside nether fortresses.
  • MC-172079 – The /clear command output does not count items in the inventory crafting grid.
  • MC-172142 – Items are invisible while being picked up.
  • MC-172197 – Nylium is not dropping netherrack when it is broken by pickaxe.
  • MC-172272/clear removes all items from crafting grid regardless of item type.
  • MC-172479 – Hoglins immediately attack invisible players.
  • MC-172980 – Light does not propagate across chunk borders properly.
  • MC-173032 – Fossils can overwrite the stronghold end portal.
  • MC-173063 – Redstone wire does not update connections going up or down when being placed by commands.
  • MC-173197 – Zombified piglin does not hold its arms upwards like a zombie.
  • MC-173552 – Nether fossil support islands are sometimes cut off at chunk borders.
  • MC-174307 – Nether fossils stop basalt pillars from generating.
  • MC-174325 – Mushrooms or nether fungi can replace the stem of large nether fungi (trees).
  • MC-174692 – Shroomlights, wart blocks and vines can overwrite the stem of large nether fungi.
  • MC-174956 – Some entities behind the world border are rendered in front of it instead of behind it.
  • MC-174957 – Held items are rendered in front of the world border.
  • MC-175553 – Piglins do not drop their inventories when converted to zombified piglins.
  • MC-176020 – If a player is riding a strider, other players can not see the animation of the strider.
  • MC-176051 – Glowstone in the offhand sets spawn point and charges respawn anchor at the same time.
  • MC-176147 – Basalt randomly gets cut off.
  • MC-176628 – Frost Walker protects player from fire.
  • MC-177150Ticking entity java.lang.IllegalStateException: Tag minecraft:fire used before it was bound.
  • MC-177265 – Piglin and zombified piglin right arm/leg/loincloth textures are identical to the left ones.
  • MC-177626 – Spruce generation is broken.
  • MC-177870 – Soul campfire does not deal twice the amount of damage as normal campfire.
  • MC-177888 – Blackstone cannot be used to repair stone tools and weapons using an anvil.
  • MC-177962 – Giant fungi can replace waterlogged blocks when growing.
  • MC-177970 – Player can occasionally be forced into crawling in one block tall spaces.
  • MC-178003 – Fossils can generate inside of desert temples.
  • MC-179020 – Jigsaw blocks do not disappear post-gen when structure is spawned using the 'Generate' action from an initial jigsaw.
  • MC-179890 – Fire stops ticking forever if gamerule doFireTick is set to false once.
  • MC-179909 – 2×2 trees sometimes fail to grow, but if they grow, they always grow on the surface.
  • MC-180098 – Farmer villagers' farming behavior is broken.
  • MC-180771 – Observer not updating when tree grows leaves in front of it.
  • MC-180877 – Fire does not spread from netherack to other blocks.
  • MC-181464 – When a piglin picks up a shield the gear equip sound is infinitely spammed.
  • MC-181529 – Ctrl + Pick Block no longer copies skull/head NBT data properly.
  • MC-181555 – When replacing a snow layer with a grass block, podzol or mycelium, the block has the "snowy=true" blockstate.
  • MC-182666 – Parity issue: Piglins do not have a dancing animation when celebrating their victory.
  • MC-182919 – Horse armor stops rendering if you equip the horse with a saddle by right-clicking.
  • MC-182967 – Throwing ender pearl whilst mounted does not teleport you.
  • MC-183275 – Basalt pillars end above the lava in Java Edition but inside of the lava in Bedrock Edition.
  • MC-183298 – Piglins crash game when reloaded if a block tag called within the piglin_repellents tag cannot be read.
  • MC-183374 – Text on signs stops rendering while still in view.
  • MC-183496 – Enchantment glint does not render in boat interior.
  • MC-183808 – "Bee Our Guest" advancement does not trigger when harvesting honey from bee nests.
  • MC-183860 – Zombie villager converted from villager gets PersistenceRequired depending on whether attacking zombie had it.
  • MC-184482 – End gateways do not generate after defeating the ender dragon.
From the previous development version
  • MC-184609 – Text renders in the wrong order.
  • MC-184619 – Piglins riding on other entities float.
  • MC-184629 – Piglins riding on hoglins or other piglins automatically dismount them.
  • MC-184640 – Only one piglin can ride on a boat while the other piglin dismounts the boat.
  • MC-184730 – Crash: java.lang.NullPointerException: mouseClicked event handler – Some Superflat presets crash immediately when trying to generate them.
  • MC-184740 – Structures generated in previous versions are not recognized as valid structures, causing mobs not to spawn.
  • MC-184778 – Redstone dust can be toggled between cross and dot in adventure mode.
  • MC-184907 – [Crash] java.lang.UnsupportedOperationException - Some villages cause crashes.
  • MC-184936 – Old Minecraft logo in the end poem/credits.
  • MC-185141 – Opacity of the new Minecraft logo when fading in the main menu is inconsistent with other elements.
  • MC-185156 – Worldgen settings are not validated and can cause crashes.

1.16 Pre-release 1

1.16 Pre-release 1 (known as 1.16-pre1 in the launcher) is the first pre-release for Java Edition 1.16, released on June 4, 2020,[35] which makes changes to floating-point precision and fixes several hand animations, among other things.

Additions

Command format

/gamerule forgiveDeadPlayers
  • Makes angered neutral mobs stop being angry when the targeted player dies nearby.
  • Enabled by default.
/gamerule universalAnger
  • Makes angered neutral mobs attack any nearby player, not just the player that angered them. Works best if forgiveDeadPlayers is disabled.
  • Disabled by default.

Gameplay

Recipe book
  • Added recipe book unlocks for smithing tables, though they are non-functional.

General

The new datapack selection menu.
Data packs
  • Added a new "Data Packs" button on the "Create World" screen.
    • Allows the player to select datapacks to be enabled in the world.
    • Supports drag-and-drop.
  • Dimensions and dimension types can now be added and changed by data packs.
  • Smithing recipes can now be added and changed by data packs.
Graphics
  • Added new "Fabulous!" graphics option
    • Uses per-pixel blending layers for some transparent elements.
    • Many of the fixes to transparent and translucent elements from 20w22a had their performance improved and are now locked behind this graphics setting.

Changes

Blocks

Nether gold ore
  • Now uses the "nether" color on maps.[36]

Items

Water buckets
  • Can now be obtained in Creative mode when an empty bucket is used on water.
    • If a bucket of water is in the player’s inventory already, no additional water buckets are added when an empty bucket is used on water.

Mobs

Cows
Mooshrooms
Snow golems and striders
Villagers
  • When any villager is struck by lightning, the witch it is converted to will no longer despawn, regardless of whether the villager had been traded with or not.
Zombified piglins
  • No longer attack players who have not attacked a zombified piglin.
  • Now will stop being angry if the targeted player dies nearby.

Gameplay

Advancements
  • The advancement file "Serious Dedication" has been renamed to obtain_netherite_hoe.json. This means progress in this advancement is not kept when upgrading to this version.
  • The advancement "Two By Two" now requires donkeys and mules.
    • This advancement now checks the child resulting from breeding.
  • The advancement "Oh Shiny" now uses gold nuggets.
  • The advancement "Hot Tourist Destinations" now rewards 500 experience.
  • The advancement "Cover Me in Debris" now rewards 100 experience.
  • Changed the capitalization of "Who Is Cutting Onions?" to "Who is Cutting Onions?".
Gamemode switcher
  • Changed the text indicating to press F4 to select the next gamemode from "F4 Next" to "[ F4 ] Next".[verify]
Subtitles
  • Changed the subtitle for stripping logs and wood from "Debarking log" to "Axe scrapes".

Command format

/locatebiome
  • The biome ID in the error messages for an invalid biome or a valid biome that could not be found is now in quotes.
  • Changed the error message for an invalid biome from "There is no biome named <biome ID>" to "There is no biome with type '<biome ID>'".

General

Animations
  • Hand animations have been added for the following:
    • Entering a boat.[37]
    • Speeding up a baby strider's aging.[38]
    • Shearing sheep (a regression from 1.15.2).[39]
    • Feeding a brown mooshroom.[40]
    • Using a spawn egg on a mob to spawn a baby variant, if there wouldn't also be a block within reach through said mob.[41]
  • Hand animations for the following have been removed:
Data packs
  • Game now detects critical data pack issues, like missing required tags that prevent the world from being loaded.
Floating-point precision
An example of the rain and lava smoke particles at 20 million blocks prior to 1.16-pre1. Note the clustering.
  • Certain game mechanics, mainly a handful of different particles, have been modified to use 64-bit (double-precision) precision where they previously used 32-bit (single-precision).
  • As a result, the effects appear in the correct places even if the player is far away from the spawn point (with effects being the most extreme when over 16,777,216 blocks away). See Java Edition distance effects for a further explanation and history of such effects.
  • The following precision loss errors are fixed:
    • Lava embers and popping sounds should now originate from the correct positions.[45]
    • Campfire embers should now be generated at the correct position.[46]
    • Particles from rain hitting the top of blocks should now appear at the correct position.[47]
    • Smoke emitted by lava during rain should appear at the correct position.[48]
    • Smoke emitted by campfires during rain should appear at the correct position.[49]
    • Particles from redstone dust should now appear at the correct position.[50]
    • Particles from redstone repeaters should now appear at the correct position.[51]
    • Particles from nether biomes should now appear at the correct position.[52]
    • Particles from adding eye of enders to end portal frames should now appear at the correct position.[53]
    • Particles dripping from leaves during rain will no longer snap to block corners and are correctly randomized across the underside of the block.[54]
    • The book of the enchanting table now opens properly at high distances; previously there were cases where the player could be pressed right up to the block, yet the book would not acknowledge them.[55]
    • TNT ignited by other explosions now appears at the right locations at high distances.[56]
    • Detector rails at high distances were not always being correctly powered and depowered, which has been fixed.[57]
    • Mob pathfinding caused mobs to randomly swivel at high distances.[58]
    • Mob spawning would also break down, spawning mobs at block corners and sometimes inside of other blocks.[59]
    • Generation of minecart with chests in mineshafts will now spawn them at the intended positions.[60]
Tags
  • Removed sweet berry bushes from the prevent_mob_spawning_inside block tag.
  • The piglin_loved item tag now uses the gold_ores item tag instead of listen gold ore and nether gold ore individually.
  • Added gold nuggets to the piglin_loved item tag.

Fixes

104 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.16
  • MC-4520 – Aggressive neutral mobs become neutral when the world is reloaded.
  • MC-9856 – You cannot pick up buckets of water/lava in creative mode.
  • MC-36322 – Unable to milk cows in creative.
  • MC-63714 – Zombified piglins get angry when hit in creative mode.
  • MC-64623 – Lightning bolts cannot be targeted by selectors.
  • MC-69032 – When a mob hits a zombified piglin, and that mob dies, the zombified piglins attack the player.
  • MC-90969 – Cannot get mushroom stew from mooshrooms/milk from cows in creative mode.
  • MC-100258 – Holding Right-Click on an untamed horse causes an obnoxiously loud sound.
  • MC-106968 – Snow golems aren’t damaged by splash or lingering water bottles.
  • MC-127004 – Waterlogged blocks cause z-fighting when looking at them from a distance.
  • MC-138675 – Wither skulls inflict the wither effect on players in creative mode.
  • MC-138713 – “Two by Two” advancement does not require donkeys or mules.
  • MC-158906 – After sleeping in a bed, players aren’t positioned in the center of a block.
  • MC-159500 – Hostile mobs attacking bees also cause the bees to attack players.
  • MC-161969 – Casting issue: Adding ender eyes to end portal frames at high distances causes particles to lose precision
  • MC-163950 – Ice bordering water causes z-fighting issues from a distance.
  • MC-164692 – Entering a boat does not play the hand animation
  • MC-165669 – Hand animation is playing when the player is aiming at a block through the mob and use the spawn egg.
  • MC-165734 – Minecarts with furnace still display a hand animation with incompatible items when not on a rail
  • MC-166188 – Bees still hitting player after death.
  • MC-166524 – Trying to dye a sheep with the same color as sheep displays hand animation.
  • MC-167042 – Casting issue: Campfire embers are generated at a point that loses precision at high coordinates
  • MC-167044 – Casting issue: Enchanting table book does not open for the player at high distances in some cases
  • MC-167046 – Casting issue: Lava ember particles and lava popping sounds lose precision on creation at high coordinates
  • MC-167047 – Casting issue: TNT blocks ignited by other explosions lose precision at high coordinates
  • MC-167091 – Casting issue: Water particles dripping from leaves lose precision at high coordinates
  • MC-167103 – Casting issue: Mob spawning loses precision at high coordinates
  • MC-167195 – Bees anger towards players in survival when killed in one hit.
  • MC-167421 – Casting issue: Minecarts with chests are generated in the wrong positions in abandoned mineshafts at high coordinates
  • MC-167971 – Casting issue: Particles emitted by redstone repeaters lose precision at high coordinates
  • MC-168675 – Settings that update after closing the video settings menu don’t if you change the fullscreen setting.
  • MC-172531 – Small mobs get stuck in fence corners.
  • MC-176640 – Players can set their spawn point inside dangerous blocks.
  • MC-178570 – When blocking a wither skull with a shield, the player still receives the wither effect.
From the Java Edition 1.16 development versions
  • MC-170867 – Incorrect subtitles when using axe to strip stem blocks
  • MC-170872 – Casting issue: Nether biome particles suffer from precision loss
  • MC-170944 – /locatebiome messages do not fit for all biome names.
  • MC-171035 – Casting issue: Particles from falling rain lose precision at high coordinates
  • MC-171037 – Casting issue: Smoke produced by lava during rain loses precision at high coordinates
  • MC-171663 – Right-clicking on unemployed villagers sometimes cause hand animation to stop after a villager has a profession.
  • MC-171683 – Crimson and warped doors can’t have transparent textures.
  • MC-172259 – Baby hoglin/zoglin have their head slightly above their neck, it seems that their head is partly floating.
  • MC-172610 – When not aiming at a block through a ridable mob while using a spawn egg on it, the player starts riding the mob and a baby mob is spawned.
  • MC-174195 – Piglins don't become persistent if given gold nuggets.
  • MC-174815 – Piglins don’t automatically attack withers.
  • MC-175028 – Sometimes hoglins don’t avoid warped fungus.
  • MC-175215 – Respawn anchors destroy blocks when detonated underwater.
  • MC-175409 – Soul speed “effect” stays when a player levitates/flies off of soul sand or soul soil.
  • MC-175476 – Respawn anchor doesn’t cull block faces.
  • MC-175911 – Soul speed lasts after leaving soul blocks.
  • MC-176041 – Using a spawn egg on a strider while aiming at lava spawns both a baby and an adult strider.
  • MC-176188 – Striders are not damaged by splash or lingering water bottles.
  • MC-176225 – Accelerating a baby strider’s growth does not display hand animation.
  • MC-176470 – Respawning in the nether does not de-aggro zombified piglins.
  • MC-176637 – Closing game during Mojang load screen causes NullPointerException.
  • MC-177723 – Casting Issue: Mobs occasionally just spin around when coordinate numbers are very high
  • MC-178567 – Shearing sheep does not display hand animation again.
  • MC-178618 – Feeding a flower to a brown mooshroom does not perform hand animation.
  • MC-178961 – /loot … fish … command no longer has any functionality.
  • MC-179561 – Retreating baby hoglins sometimes won’t pathfind to the opposite direction of the player.
  • MC-180111 – Hoglins angered for reasons other than being attacked by the player ignore placed repellents.
  • MC-180922 – Right clicking a mob with a spawn egg to spawn the baby variant doesn’t play the hand swing animation when not aiming at a block through the mob.
  • MC-182308 – Chicken jockeys cannot despawn.
  • MC-182748 – Casting issue: Redstone dust particles are generated at the wrong positions at high coordinates
  • MC-182883 – Parity issue: Baby hoglins don’t follow adult hoglins.
  • MC-183174 – Casting Issue: Certain detector rails unable to be powered when coordinate numbers are very high
  • MC-183766 – “Who Is Cutting Onions?” Improperly capitalized.
  • MC-183767 – Incorrect filename for “Serious Dedication” advancement in vanilla data pack.
  • MC-183792 – piglin_loved item tag has unnecessary items.
  • MC-183821 – “Game Mode Switcher” bottom hint text isn’t centered.
  • MC-183825 – New nether challenges don’t grant experience points.
  • MC-184679 – Using custom world generation, temperature is written wrong.
  • MC-184947 – Carriage return symbol can be seen when importing or exporting world generation settings to or from certain worlds.
  • MC-185095 – “thrown_item_picked_up_by_entity” advancement trigger does not work for players.
  • MC-185377 – Bone mealing kelp creates a large field of particles, rather than only within the kelp’s block space
  • MC-185480 – Casting issue: Smoke particles emitted by campfires during rain form at the wrong positions at high coordinates
From the previous development version
  • MC-186062 – Warning “Could not find uniform named InSize in the specified shader program.” when loading resources.
  • MC-186064 – Clouds render in front of everything for some users.
  • MC-186067 – Some structures’ loot chests do not contain any items.
  • MC-186071 – Clouds are visible and don’t render correctly when they are turned off.
  • MC-186074 – Particles render in the wrong order with transparent blocks when using certain graphics cards.
  • MC-186075 – GPU usage in latest snapshot significantly higher than before, causing lag or crash for some users.
  • MC-186079 – Superflat world has dark sky.
  • MC-186080 – Entities, block entities, and items are rendered black on some graphics cards.
  • MC-186088 – Block hitboxes once again cause semi-transparent blocks not to render behind them
  • MC-186089 – Functions load before entity tags do, causing loading errors.
  • MC-186101 – Some commands in functions cause a NullPointerException.
  • MC-186108 – Enchantment glint does not render on dropped/thrown items.
  • MC-186109 – Players can use multiplayer commands on a singleplayer world.
  • MC-186111 – Debug mode is accessible in any gamemode.
  • MC-186124 – Lightning bolt doesn’t render.
  • MC-186149 – "Debug Mode" world causes error on world list.
  • MC-186204 – Items render in front of other entities, transparent blocks, and blocks with special renderers.
  • MC-186253 – Held translucent blocks make the water, clouds, particles, and placed translucent blocks behind them invisible in third person mode.
  • MC-186274 – Purple light from ender dragon’s death doesn’t appear.
  • MC-186284 – Player’s point of view is upside down in 20w22a.
  • MC-186314 – Villagers become fixated on potential job site.
  • MC-186335 – Bees age calculation inside hive/nest is broken.
  • MC-186455 – Persistent villagers without experience can despawn after converting to a witch.
  • MC-186464 – Enabled data packs still show up in the “/datapack enable” list.
  • MC-186478 – Tag minecraft:tick doesn’t work when joining a world.
  • MC-186480 – Inner parts of slime blocks and honey blocks disappear again while the block is moved by a piston.
  • MC-186600 – Nether gold ore is gray on a map.
  • MC-186696 – Totem of Undying causes red or blue tint in the screen when in F5 mode.

1.16 Pre-release 2

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,[61] which fixes some critical bugs from the previous pre-release.

Changes

World generation

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

General

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.

Fixes

16 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 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 Java Edition 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.

1.16 Pre-release 3

1.16 Pre-release 3 (known as 1.16-pre3 in the launcher) is the third pre-release for Java Edition 1.16, released on June 10, 2020,[62] which makes a few minor changes and fixes many bugs.

Additions

Gameplay

Loot tables

General

Tags
  • Added infiniburn_overworld block tag.
    • Contains netherrack and magma blocks.
    • Fire will burn infinitely on blocks in this tag in the overworld.
  • Added infiniburn_nether block tag.
    • Contains the #infiniburn_overworld block tag.
    • Fire will burn infinitely on blocks in this tag in the nether.
  • Added infiniburn_end block tag.
    • Contains the #infiniburn_overworld block tag as well as bedrock.
    • Fire will burn infinitely on blocks in this tag in the end.

Changes

Blocks

Lava
  • Visibility under lava is now slightly better when under the effect of Fire Resistance.
Observers
  • The back texture while powered on has been changed.
Potted cactus
  • Top face now uses the top texture of cactus, rather than the side texture.
  • Now no longer contains dirt.
Signs
  • Changed the capitalization of "Edit sign message" to "Edit Sign Message" in the sign GUI.

Items

Food
Shroomlights
  • Can now be composted.

Mobs

Piglins
  • Will now be angered if they hear a player breaking a chest or block of gold (or similar), even when out of their line of sight.
  • No longer have unique helmet textures.
Striders
  • Are now more common.
Zombified piglins
  • Will now drop experience orbs and rare drops if killed by entity while in angered state.[63]

World generation

Bastion remnants
  • A few sub-structures that would not generate previously now generate.
    • This includes bastion/hoglin_stable/large_stables/inner_4 and bastion/hoglin_stable/large_stables/outer_4.
  • A few unused sub-structures have been removed.
    • This includes bastion/hoglin_stable/stairs/stairs_0_mirrored, bastion/hoglin_stable/stairs/stairs_2, and bastion/hoglin_stable/stairs/stairs_3.
  • Removed the emerald block from bastion/treasure/big_air_full.
Nether Fortresses
  • Are now slightly more common.

Gameplay

Advancements
  • The advancement "Oh Shiny" no longer unlocks if the distracted piglin is a baby. The advancement also does not unlock if the player uses gold nuggets, since they were removed from the piglin_loved item tag.
Debug messages
  • Changed the description of the F3+N shortcut in the F3+Q output from "F3 + N = Cycle creative <-> spectator" to "F3 + N = Cycle previous gamemode <-> spectator".
Dual wield
  • Item can be swapped into the off-hand from any open inventory, instead from only the hotbar.

General

Chat
  • Changed the capitalization of "Click to copy to Clipboard" to "Click to Copy to Clipboard".
Credits
  • Updated the credits.
Entities
  • The neutral mob NBT tag AngryAt is now used when the mob is angry at any entity, not just players.
Options
  • The localization key for the offhand keybinding was changed from key.swapHands to key.swapOffhand.
  • Changed the description of fancy graphics to "'Fancy' graphics balances performance and quality for the majority of machines. [New line] Weather, clouds and particles may not appear behind translucent blocks or water."
    • Was previously "'Fancy' graphics balances performance and quality for the majority of machines."
  • Changed the description of fabulous graphics to "'Fabulous' graphics uses screen shaders for drawing weather, clouds and particles behind translucent blocks and water. [New line] This may severely impact performance for portable devices and 4K displays."
    • Was previously "'Fabulous' graphics enables screen shaders to draw translucent objects per-pixel. [New line] This may severely impact performance for portable devices and 4k displays."
  • Changed the description of the offhand swap key in the controls section from "Swap Item In Hands" to "Swap Item With Offhand".
Region files
  • Region files are now only opened in synchronous mode on Windows, not on other operating systems. Status of this feature can be manually controlled by following options:
    • For dedicated servers: sync-chunk-writes within server.properties.
    • For clients: syncChunkWrites within options.txt.
Splashes
  • The splash "Sexy!" was changed to "Moderately attractive!"
    • At the time of this snapshot's release, this change had no effect as the splashes relating to the COVID-19 pandemic were still in place.
Tags
  • Removed gold nuggets from the piglin_loved item tag.
  • The sand block tag is now used to determine whether turtle eggs can hatch on a block.
World creation
  • The game will now attempt to recover worlds broken in 1.16-pre1.
  • A loading screen is now displayed while the game is reading world data for loading, creating or re-creating a world.
  • Gamerule descriptions now span multiple lines if needed on the game rules screen.
  • Changed the capitalization of some strings.
    • "Create backup and load" was changed to "Create Backup and Load".
    • "Safe mode" was changed to "Safe Mode".
    • "Edit game rules" was changed to "Edit Game Rules".
    • "Import settings" was changed to "Import Settings".
    • "Floating islands" was changed to "Floating Islands".
    • "Go back" was changed to "Go Back".
    • "Reset to default" was changed to "Reset to Default".

Fixes

129 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.16
  • MC-13823 – Leads are incorrectly positioned on certain entities.
  • MC-14680 – Lead is shifted upwards or downwards based on leashed entity height.
  • MC-27535 – Mobs can sometimes still despawn, even if named with a name tag.
  • MC-84610 – Off-hand hotkey does not work in inventories.
  • MC-103462 – Some translucent parts of entities are rendered behind translucent blocks, block entities and some entities (depending on loading order).
  • MC-131286 – Attack will use right hand instead of left hand when swimming (main hand: left).
  • MC-134608 – Certain spawner tag conditions induce game crash.
  • MC-143473 – Teleporting a mob while it is pathfinding will make it navigate back to where it was originally going.
  • MC-152157 – "Marie Stålkrantz" is not the right color in game credits.
  • MC-159371 – Leads are incorrectly positioned on bees.
  • MC-159502 – Bees do not avoid water; killing themselves.
  • MC-160520 – Bees' wandering AI tries to go through three-way corners.
  • MC-163254 – Block entities, transparent blocks, water, and clouds always render in front of lightning.
  • MC-163921 – Placing a block while looking at redstone ore plays no sound.
  • MC-166346 – Transparent blocks do not render properly with tripwire above.
  • MC-166880 – Pufferfish spikes model seems to be broken.
  • MC-167043 – Enchantment glint only applies to the handle of shields with banners.
  • MC-169008 – Using end portal in the nether teleports the player to the end, but at the same coordinates the player was in the nether.
  • MC-171618 – Players wearing armor take less damage from burning when standing in fire under certain conditions.
  • MC-171969 – Fall damage is negated when stepping up after falling.
  • MC-177712 – Nether portal blocks do not have loot tables.
  • MC-182076 – Horse jumping sound is unused.
  • MC-182249 – Problems with potted_cactus.json block model file.
  • MC-185616 – Turtle eggs cannot hatch on red sand.
  • MC-185949 – Copy "C" in "Click to Copy to Clipboard" is not capitalized.
  • MC-186353 – The "s" and "m" in "Edit sign message" are uncapitalized.
From the Java Edition 1.16 development versions
  • MC-171810 – Some Mojang employees are not mentioned in the credits.
  • MC-172053 – Nether particles get stuck on the bottom of blocks.
  • MC-172105 – When a piglin is dancing, targeting or looking at an item, the chestplate the piglin is wearing does not adjust to the piglin's pose.
  • MC-172110 – Texture of turtle shells is missing when worn by a piglin or zombified piglin.
  • MC-172871 – Unable to spawn wither in horizontal arrangement below y level 2.
  • MC-173310 – Observer powered texture does not match unpowered.
  • MC-173404 – Desync when mounting an entity while sneaking.
  • MC-173825 – Bats break turtle eggs.
  • MC-176094 – Baby zombified piglin chicken jockeys can spawn riding striders.
  • MC-177336 – "Failed to access level" when opening a world from a CIFS mount on Ubuntu.
  • MC-177530 – The new minecraft:attributes registry is plural, while all the others are singular.
  • MC-177542 – Chunk loading and saving is extremely slow when sync-chunk-writes=true.
  • MC-177626 – Spruce generation is broken.
  • MC-177694 – Zombified piglin spawn egg is placed before zombie villager spawn egg in the Creative inventory.
  • MC-177863 – Shroomlights cannot be composted.
  • MC-177876 – Striders are now much rarer.
  • MC-178010 – Lena Raine does not appear in credits.
  • MC-178338 – Striders only get warm when lava touches their legs.
  • MC-179140 – Sea guardians have an odd swimming behavior.
  • MC-180603 – Wrong structures are generated in Superflat worlds.
  • MC-181630 – Advancement trigger minecraft:tick does not support standard player predicate.
  • MC-181813 – Edit "g"ame "r"ules are not capitalized in the "Game Rules" menu title.
  • MC-181884 – Falling quickly/flying with elytra/swimming with Riptide trident and throwing a projectile will cause it to hit the player.
  • MC-182766 – Recipe book search function does not work if recipe book was not open before.
  • MC-182825 – Mob name colors still don't work with translation/keybind components.
  • MC-182909Esc from Customized World's biome selection screen kicks the player back to the main menu.
  • MC-183018 – When sneaking while flying underwater in creative, the player exits flying mode after a few seconds.
  • MC-183402 – Tutorial does not advance when breaking nether tree.
  • MC-183554 – Ruined portals generated in lava lakes unnaturally displace lava, resulting in weird borders.
  • MC-183588 – Stray emerald block in structure bastion/treasure/big_air_full.
  • MC-183594 – The 5th large inner and outer hoglin stables do not generate in bastions.
  • MC-183599 – Some hoglin stable stair structures do not generate.
  • MC-183762 – Description of F3+N in help menu still describes the old functionality.
  • MC-183809 – Large oak trees replace blocks.
  • MC-183880 – Distracting baby piglins with gold grants the "Oh Shiny" advancement.
  • MC-183915 – Wall heads & skulls are slightly offset from block selection outline.
  • MC-183931 – Nether fortress mobs no longer spawn in extended bounding box.
  • MC-183933show_text in /tellraw's hoverEvents do not work for components that need resolving (nbt, score, selector).
  • MC-184093 – Using an End gateway teleports the player half a block too high.
  • MC-184250 – Font of the enchantments displayed in the enchanting table is italic.
  • MC-184608 – "Unknown biome, defaulting to plains" error upon launching the game.
  • MC-184612 – "Import Settings" "s" is not capitalized.
  • MC-184653 – [Crash] java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: value already present: – Game crashes when worldgen dimension type presets are not unique.
  • MC-184675 – Superflat void preset does not have a starting platform again.
  • MC-184699/spreadplayers under does not prevent invalid values.
  • MC-184723 – The "i" in "World Type: Floating islands" is not capitalized.
  • MC-184757 – [Crash] java.lang.NullPointerException: Ticking memory connection on loading a dimension with debug chunk generator.
  • MC-184887 – The player can spawn in the bedrock ceiling of a Caves world.
  • MC-184900 – Newline in /tellraw adds a space at the beginning of the new line.
  • MC-184948 – Swapping json data for dimensions via custom world breaks portals.
  • MC-184984 – Game crashes after generating multiple worlds in succession.
  • MC-185004 – [Crash] java.lang.NullPointerException – Crash on entering End/Nether portal when dimension is removed in worldgen settings.
  • MC-185164 – Bottom half of icebergs always generate at y=62 regardless of sea_level.
  • MC-185285 – Entering the end or the nether after creating and reentering a debug world crashes the game.
  • MC-185299 – Villagers cannot be summoned with a specific type unless the player also specifies a profession.
  • MC-185363sync-chunk-writes often takes over a minute to close a world.
  • MC-185417 – Maps reset on upgrade.
  • MC-186084 – Piglin head and torso floats and detaches during celebration dance.
  • MC-186085 – Player is unable to interact with the world after dismounting a boat while it is moving.
  • MC-186091 – When a player stops swimming, "diving underwater" sound occurs and vision flashes.
  • MC-186092 – The head of a piglin becomes offset after performing their celebration dance.
  • MC-186097 – Pigs are moving very slowly.
  • MC-186248 – "m" in "Safe Mode" button is not capitalized.
  • MC-186263 – "b" & "l" in "Create Backup & Load" is not capitalized.
  • MC-186337 – The lighting of the "Client" does not correspond to that of the "Server".
  • MC-186403 – Swimming up on the side of flowing water no longer prevents the player from drowning.
  • MC-186492 – Lily pad placement in creative mode causes item on hotbar to flicker/vanish.
  • MC-186905 – "Superflat Customization" screen resets every time a user opens it and does not show previously saved settings.
  • MC-187363 – Charged respawn anchors no longer light up blocks around them.
  • MC-187367 – Netherite recipes show up in crafting table despite requiring a smithing table to use.
  • MC-187371 – Game crashes when attempting to change cloud settings on some graphics cards.
  • MC-187392 – Items in waterlogged stairs do not float up high enough to be caught by a water stream above the stair.
  • MC-187394 – Dying ender dragons are rendered completely white when using Fabulous graphics.
  • MC-187402 – Lighting in the end dimension is much darker when on a server.
  • MC-187405/seed is no longer available without cheats enabled.
  • MC-187411 – Particles and clouds not rendering properly behind stained glass and solid blocks.
  • MC-187437 – Held item is invisible in inventory menu.
  • MC-187449 – Zombified piglins do not drop XP and rare drops anymore if killed by anything other than the player while in angered state.
  • MC-187466 – Mobs killed in creative mode do not drop experience.
  • MC-187468 – Enchantment glint does not render for certain things on Fabulous setting.
  • MC-187478 – Mobs that flee when hit no longer flee after being hit by a player in creative.
  • MC-187483 – The advancement "Two by Two" can be achieved by just breeding turtles.
  • MC-187504 – Mobs do not drop rare drop items when killed by a player in creative mode.
  • MC-187552 – Piglins and hoglins shake in the nether on servers.
  • MC-187585 – Dolphins with NoAI:1b can drown.
  • MC-187592 – Piglins constantly pick up gold nuggets and drop them.
From the previous development version
  • MC-187611 – White squares when in first person with Fabulous video settings and F1.
  • MC-187618 – Demo world not saving after saving and quitting then quitting out of Minecraft.
  • MC-187673 – [Crash] java.lang.IllegalStateException: Unregistered dimension type.
  • MC-187676 – "d" in "Reset to default" is not capitalized.
  • MC-187677 – "b" in "Go back" is not capitalized.
  • MC-187679 – Bees stay angry far longer.
  • MC-187729 – Villagers don't show angry particles when hit.
  • MC-187730 – Newly spawned zombified piglins do not pick up the aggro of older spawned aggravated zombified piglins.
  • MC-187739NeutralMob.playerDied (Player) does not return if forgiveDeadPlayers=false.
  • MC-187796 – Wolves only use their hostile appearance after being attacked.
  • MC-187811 – Ender dragon death animation suddenly flashes right after it has ended.
  • MC-187978/seed available to all players on multiplayer server.
  • MC-188070 – Glitched skin while swimming (left hand).
  • MC-188088 – Overworld superflat preset no longer generates with terrain decorations.
  • MC-188216 – Superflat biome selection overrides block selection on "Create New World" screen.
  • MC-188370 – Zombified piglins no longer make angry sounds when hostile toward a non-player entity.
  • MC-188393 – "K" in "4k" should be capitalized.

1.16 Pre-release 4

1.16 Pre-release 4 (known as 1.16-pre4 in the launcher) is the fourth pre-release for Java Edition 1.16, released on June 11, 2020,[64] which tweaks some spawn rates and fixes bugs.

Changes

Mobs

Skeletons
  • Increased skeleton's spawning weight in soul sand valleys from 2 to 10.

Command format

/datapack
  • Changed the chat output when enabling/disabling a datapack from "Enabled/Disabled data pack <datapack>" to "Enabling/Disabling data pack <datapack>".[65]

Gameplay

Spawning

Fixes

22 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.16
  • MC-88491 – Projectiles hit the player, snowman and witch who threw them at certain angles or close to the entities.
  • MC-136085 – Blocks attached to multi-block blocks are deleted when breaking the other half of the block.
From the Java Edition 1.16 development versions
  • MC-171257 – Using a fire charge on invalid place attempts to make fire.
  • MC-175588 – Zombified baby piglins do not have high pitched idle sounds.
  • MC-177463 – Crash report "Connection:" field contains unuseful value (Object.toString()).
  • MC-179851 – Attribute generic.movement_speed does not work in /attribute.
  • MC-180967 – Advancement description JSON can ignore the first specified color.
  • MC-181498 – Using a fire charge on top of fire briefly creates another fire on top of it.
  • MC-181556 – Baby zombified piglins float while riding striders.
  • MC-181576 – Worlds which are already open in another instance of Minecraft can be selected with arrow keys and tab.
  • MC-184613 – End stone generates in "Floating Islands" setting.
  • MC-184644 – Cave buffet generator generates with netherrack, even if using a non-nether biome.
  • MC-186468 – Although reload failed, the game will also tell you "Disabled data pack [XXX]".
  • MC-187419 – Hand animation is not played when feeding horses or donkeys with golden carrots.
  • MC-187550/datapack enable shows success message after the command is run rather than after a data pack is enabled.
  • MC-188352 – Creative mode cow milking/mushroom stewing inconsistent with picking up placed fluids.
  • MC-188463 – Transparent dropped items render in wrong order when behind entities when graphics setting is set to Fabulous.
From the previous development version
  • MC-188451 – Game crashes when dispensing a shulker box from a dispenser – java.lang.NullPointerException: Exception while ticking.
  • MC-188467 – "Sound Director" in credits is too light compared to the rest of the text, and is missing an "S".
  • MC-188517 – Cannot create multiple empty tags in a datapack.
  • MC-188519 – Clouds render on top of blocks.
  • MC-188528 – Particles render on top of stained glass.

1.16 Pre-release 5

1.16 Pre-release 5 (known as 1.16-pre5 in the launcher) is the fifth pre-release for Java Edition 1.16, released on June 12, 2020,[66] which fixes bugs.

Additions

General

A warning message for Fabulous! graphics.
Options
  • Added a warning message for enabling Fabulous! graphics.
    • The message appears when the player's graphics driver is known to have rendering issues with the graphics option, or if the driver is detected as problematic.
    • The list of drivers affected can be changed using resource packs.

Changes

Blocks

Water

General

Options
  • Removed the quotes around "Fast" and "Fancy" in the descriptions for these graphics types.
  • Instances of "Fabulous!" in the description for fabulous graphics now appears in italics ("Fabulous!").
World creation
  • Changed the description of the doMobLoot and doTileDrops game rules from "Controls resource drops, including experience orbs" to "Controls resource drops from <mobs/blocks>, including experience orbs"[67]

Fixes

39 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.16
  • MC-80546 – Mounting and quickly dismounting vehicle does not move player to vehicle but only teleports them relatively to their position.
  • MC-141934 – Ctrl + pick block on a lectern does not display its book despite being saved to NBT.
  • MC-148955 – Iron golems can spawn inside of non-full blocks.
  • MC-149308 – Thrown items appear right in front of head for a frame.
  • MC-166276 – Thrown items and blocks sometimes appear black for an instant.
  • MC-166413 – Item frame turns black for an instant when being placed.
  • MC-166607 – Not set attributes throw error.
  • MC-166718 – Mobs no longer suffocate inside of soul sand, farmland or grass paths.
  • MC-167359 – Items are bright for a brief moment after being broken.
  • MC-167362 – Item frames are bright for a brief moment when placed.
  • MC-170340 – Mined blocks models can sometimes render blue for a moment.
From the Java Edition 1.16 development versions
  • MC-177099 – Zoglins lock on targets and don't pick another target if target is unaccessible.
  • MC-177361 – Villagers/wandering traders do not flee away from zoglins.
  • MC-180867 – Jukeboxes grabbed with an NBT+ picker do not release discs on right click.
  • MC-181605 – Right-clicking a respawn anchor with an item in off-hand uses that item.
  • MC-182119 – Game mode description text is no longer centered and now extends off the screen in some languages.
  • MC-182880 – Fish spawn rates are too high in rivers.
  • MC-183469 – Mobs do not pathfind around holes or lava.
  • MC-185777 – Shift-clicking a netherite ingot in a smithing table moves the ingot to gear slot.
  • MC-186206 – Water tinted rendered differently behind glass top versus sides.
  • MC-187568 – Entity hitboxes render in front of them when graphics setting is set to fabulous for some users.
  • MC-187986 – Setting spawn point using a non-fully charged respawn anchor while holding a non-glowstone block in the main hand causes placed block to disappear temporarily.
  • MC-188468 – User control for "Swap Item with Offhand" gets reset when upgrading from 1.16-pre2 to pre3.
  • MC-188489 – "Switch item with offhand" inventory keyboard shortcut still works in “Search Items” creative tab, overriding text input.
  • MC-188505 – Attacking an entity while sneaking cancels sneaking for a moment, then desyncs client and server about player's height.
  • MC-188509 – Zombified piglins drop experience but not gold ingots when they die while aggressive.
  • MC-188542 – Custom world gen settings causes minecraft to crash upon import.
  • MC-188633 – Small mobs drown while in a boat.
  • MC-188652 – Gamerules doMobLoot and doTileDrops have the same description in gamerule menu.
  • MC-188655 – Number keys in Creative search override typing in the search bar, resulting in unintentional hotbar item switching.
From the previous development version
  • MC-188669 – Clouds render in front of everything on "Fabulous!" graphics setting.
  • MC-188673 – Particles render in front of semi-transparent in "Fabulous!" graphics setting.
  • MC-188675 – Bed heads, bottom doors, and tall flowers drop two items.
  • MC-188678 – Milking a cow/mooshroom for milk or mushroom stew consumes the item without giving anything back.
  • MC-188691 – The player can no longer light a nether portal using a fire charge on the side of obsidian.
  • MC-188692 – Experience orbs render through end crystals in "Fabulous!" graphics setting.
  • MC-188694 – Some blocks' hitboxes are rendered through other blocks in "Fabulous!" graphics setting.
  • MC-188808 – Ice blocks on item frames are visible through chest blocks in "Fabulous!" graphics setting.
  • MC-188923 – Rain can be seen indoors while using "Fabulous" graphics setting.

1.16 Pre-release 6

1.16 Pre-release 6 (known as 1.16-pre6 in the launcher) is the sixth pre-release for Java Edition 1.16, released on June 15, 2020,[68] which adds new material and map colors and fixes bugs.

Additions

Gameplay

Advancements
  • Added player_interacted_with_entity advancement trigger.
    • item matches the item which was in the player's hand during interaction.
    • entity matches the entity which was interacted with.
Materials
  • Added seven new material colors:

    •  #bd3031 CRIMSON_NYLIUM

    •  #943f61 CRIMSON_STEM

    •  #5c191d CRIMSON_HYPHAE

    •  #167e86 WARPED_NYLIUM

    •  #3a8e8c WARPED_STEM

    •  #562c3e WARPED_HYPHAE

    •  #14b485 WARPED_WART_BLOCK

Changes

Mobs

Hoglins and zoglins
  • Each tusk can now be individually textured.
  • Knockback resistance has been increased from 0.5 to 0.6.
Piglins
Ravagers
  • Now have their knockback resistance increased.
Zombified piglins
  • Changed the subtitle for angry grunts from "Zombified Piglin angers" to "Zombified Piglin grunts angrily".

World generation

Zombie villages
  • The zombie villagers that spawn in zombie villages will no longer despawn.

Gameplay

Advancements
  • The advancement "Oh Shiny" is now also earned when a gold-related item is used on a piglin, whereas previously it would only be earned when a piglin picks it up.
Map colors
  • With the addition of new material colors, map colors have been updated accordingly.
    • Warped stems, stripped warped stems, and warped planks now use the WARPED_STEM color instead of the COLOR_CYAN color.
    • Warped hyphae and stripped warped hyphae now use the WARPED_HYPHAE color instead of the COLOR_CYAN color.
    • Warped nylium now uses the WARPED_NYLIUM color instead of the COLOR_CYAN color.
    • Warped fungi and twisting vines now use the COLOR_CYAN color instead of the PLANT color.
    • Warped wart blocks now use the WARPED_WART_BLOCK color instead of the COLOR_CYAN color.
    • Crimson stems and stripped crimson stems now use the CRIMSON_STEM color instead of the COLOR_RED color.
    • Crimson hyphae and stripped crimson hyphae now use the CRIMSON_HYPHAE color instead of the COLOR_RED color.
    • Crimson nylium now uses the CRIMSON_NYLIUM color instead of the COLOR_RED color.
    • Crimson fungi and weeping vines now use the NETHER color instead of the PLANT color.
    • Crimson planks now use the CRIMSON_STEM color instead of the NETHER color.

General

Game mode toggling
  • Opening the game mode switcher now has a default selection if the player has not entered a different game mode before in that world.
    • By default, the player will now select Creative if currently in any other game mode, and Survival if currently in Creative.
Recipe book
  • There is now a text that says "Search..." in the recipe book.

Fixes

40 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.16
  • MC-30939 – Nether portal continues emitting light, even if portal is broken.
  • MC-45749 – Potion particles always spread from the northwest corner of a block, regardless of impact.
  • MC-163333 – Plains houses and decorations can generate in taiga villages.
  • MC-166593 – Zombie villagers in zombie villages are not persistent.
  • MC-167386 – Binding hotbar hotkeys to mouse thumb button will not interact the way it should.
  • MC-167554 – Enchantment glint on shields is rendered incorrectly.
  • MC-189570 – Middle Mouse Button does not work as a hotbar slot in inventory.
From the Java Edition 1.16 development versions
  • MC-171543 – Ravagers can easily be knocked back with the Knockback enchantment.
  • MC-172027 – Datafixer for minecraft:recipes/misc/composter advancement is missing.
  • MC-172442 – Piglins do not spawn with enchanted gear.
  • MC-172592 – Breaking a larger than normally possible Nether portal makes the game crash with a java.lang.StackOverflowError.
  • MC-173413 – Lead knot is tied sound plays again when exiting a nether portal.
  • MC-174279 – Baby piglins do not run from wither skeletons.
  • MC-175993 – Enchantment glint of lodestone compass or enchanted compass/clock jumps when compass/clock rotates.
  • MC-177779 – Zoglins following an enemy do not go through lava.
  • MC-177929 – End gateways do not always teleport the player when throwing an ender pearl into it.
  • MC-178573 – Piglins are afraid of extinguished soul campfires.
  • MC-178947 – Explosion damage can be blocked by fire.
  • MC-181465 – Bartering with a piglin with an equipped shield using right click deletes the shield instead of dropping it on the ground.
  • MC-182309 – Command autocomplete does not sort strings that start with the given word to the top.
  • MC-182325 – Iron golem causes lag when it cannot attack its enemies.
  • MC-183759 – "Oh Shiny" advancement does not activate when right clicking.
  • MC-184277 – Last game mode for game mode switcher and F3 + N is always survival after relogging.
  • MC-184813 – Superflat world corruption when converting the world.
  • MC-186614 – New nether mobs make too many noises under certain circumstances.
  • MC-186617 – Zombified piglins sound angry too many times when hit constantly.
  • MC-187031 – Piglin swinging animation does not match attacking or targeting animation.
  • MC-187420 – Zombified piglins make angry sounds too frequently.
  • MC-187490 – Piglins that pick up gold while pathfinding will continue pathfinding.
  • MC-187522 – Server does not generate amplified/large biome worlds.
  • MC-187622 – Piglins can still remove Curse of Binding enchanted helmets/carved pumpkins after they've inspected a golden helmet.
  • MC-187853 – Water/lava does not move entities unless they move first.
  • MC-188054 – Redstone in jungle temples does not look like a line.
  • MC-188581 – Glass placed in item frame is not rendered properly.
  • MC-188659 – New "swap items with offhand" feature does not work if the control is bound to the 4th or 5th mouse button.
  • MC-188702 – When loading in a redstone dot via a structure block, the dot gets set to a redstone cross.
From the previous development version
  • MC-188987 – When standing on certain non-full blocks, the player gets pushed off if there is a lower area next to the block.
  • MC-189081 – Chains create water sources.
  • MC-189256 – Hoglin and zoglin tusks textures are not separate.
  • MC-189326 – Lecterns do not stack with other lecterns after being placed down and broken.

1.16 Pre-release 7

1.16 Pre-release 7 (known as 1.16-pre7 in the launcher) is the seventh pre-release for Java Edition 1.16, released on June 16, 2020,[69] which fixes some bugs.

Additions

General

Font
  • Many new characters have been added.
    • These are the added characters: ´¨ᴀʙᴄᴅᴇꜰɢʜᴊᴋʟᴍɴᴏᴘꞯʀꜱᴛᴜᴠᴡʏᴢ§ɱɳɲʈɖɡʡɕʑɸʝʢɻʁɦʋɰɬɮʘǀǃǂǁɓɗᶑʄɠʛɧɫɨʉʊɘɵɤɜɞɑɒɚɝƁƉƑƩƲႠႡႢႣႤႥႦႧႨႩႪႫႬႭႮႯႰႱႲႳႴႵႶႷႸႹႺႻႼႽႾႿჀჁჂჃჄჅჇჍაბგდევზთიკლმნოპჟრსტუფქღყშჩცძწჭხჯჰჱჲჳჴჵჶჷჸჹჺ჻ჼჽჾჿתּשׂפֿפּכּײַיִוֹוּבֿבּꜧꜦɺⱱʠʗʖɭɷɿʅʆʓʚ₪₾֊ⴀⴁⴂⴃⴄⴅⴆⴡⴇⴈⴉⴊⴋⴌⴢⴍⴎⴏⴐⴑⴒⴣⴓⴔⴕⴖⴗⴘⴙⴚⴛⴜⴝⴞⴤⴟⴠⴥ⅛⅜⅝⅞⅓⅔✉☂☔☄⛄☃⌛⌚⚐✎❣♤♧♡♢⛈☰☱☳☴☶☷↔⇒⇏⇔⇵∀∃∄∉∋∌⊂⊃⊄⊅∧∨⊻⊼⊽∥≢⋆∑⊤⊥⊢⊨≔∁∴∵∛∜∂⋃⊆⊇□△▷▽◁◆◇○◎☆★✘₀₁₂₃₄₅₆₇₈₉₊₋₌₍₎∫∮∝⌀⌂⌘〒ɼƄƅẟȽƚƛȠƞƟƧƨƪƸƹƻƼƽƾȡȴȵȶȺⱥȻȼɆɇȾⱦɁɂɃɄɈɉɊɋɌɍɎɏẜẝỼỽỾỿꞨꞩ𐌰𐌱𐌲𐌳𐌴𐌵𐌶𐌷𐌸𐌹𐌺𐌻𐌼𐌽𐌾𐌿𐍀𐍁𐍂𐍃𐍄𐍅𐍆𐍇𐍈𐍉𐍊🌧🔥🌊
    • Includes several remaining Latin and Armenian-language ligatures[70] and the Georgian alphabet.

Changes

Mobs

Striders
  • Each leg can now be textured individually.
  • The textures of the legs on the model are now mirrored.

World generation

Soul sand valleys
  • Skeletons now have a weight of 20 instead of 10.
  • The biome has a total spawning energy of 0.7 instead of 1.0.

Fixes

25 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.16
  • MC-30814 – Chat text is too close together.
  • MC-60933 – Creative: player is sporadically and momentarily lit on fire.
  • MC-144107 – Miscalculation of camera position in windowed mode on Linux.
  • MC-156442 – Some Latin and Armenian ligatures are not included in the Minecraft font.
  • MC-167432Ctrl + middle-click on lectern does not copy written book.
  • MC-169319 – Letters ä, ë, ï, ö, ü, ÿ are included in the default font, but the alone umlaut/diaeresis (¨) is not.
From the Java Edition 1.16 development versions
  • MC-176447 – Strider left and right legs use the same texture.
  • MC-180283 – Inconsistent font json file structure.
  • MC-180467 – The world border is no longer fully solid.
  • MC-183673 – Skeletons do not spawn frequently in soul sand valley.
  • MC-185126 – Unable to jump one block high from flowing lava that has level 3 or lower.
  • MC-186228 – Zombified piglins' sleeve layers are not held upwards like their arms.
  • MC-188552 – Zombified piglins drop less XP than before.
  • MC-188838 – Heads and skulls on a wall cause z-fighting.
  • MC-189824 – Overworld/general gameplay music can play in the nether in creative mode.
  • MC-189846 – Turtle eggs hatching broken, game checking for sand one block too deep.
From the previous development version
  • MC-189856 – Unable to set nether portal block with /setblock or /fill.
  • MC-189867 – Cannot use /setblock and /fill to place blocks in positions they cannot normally be in.
  • MC-189868 – Player gets set on fire and extinguished continuously when standing in fire in creative mode.
  • MC-189895 – Redstone in jungle temple/pyramid no longer connects to blocks and redstone components properly.
  • MC-189903 – Turtle home beach detection looking one block too deep.
  • MC-189905 – The player can get stuck inside of the world border.
  • MC-189968 – Mobs suffocate when touching the world border.
  • MC-189971 – Clicking the "Take me back" button causes translucent blocks to stop rendering.
  • MC-190010 – The game crashes when using a mouse button to swap item in hands while inside of an inventory but not hovering over a slot.

1.16 Pre-release 8

1.16 Pre-release 8 (known as 1.16-pre8 in the launcher) is the eighth and final pre-release for Java Edition 1.16, released on June 17, 2020,[71] which fixes some bugs.

Fixes

26 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.16
  • MC-77176 – When retracted by sticky piston, activated detector rails do not update their orientation.
  • MC-77820 – Ender dragon death light glitch/bug.
  • MC-82995 – Blocking with two shields in 3rd person mode.
  • MC-114030 – Structure blocks take and apply NBT data of entities and tile entities directly instead of a copy when loading and saving structures.
  • MC-127971 – Trying to throw a trident while having a shield or bow equipped will make the trident appear backwards in your hand.
  • MC-147625 – Ender dragon tries to regenerate from destroyed ender crystals.
  • MC-149799 – When a crossbow is loaded and in the offhand, you do not see it anymore if you carry an item in the main hand.
  • MC-153483 – When swapping tridents between hands the trident being held does not swap visually, it just flips backwards.
  • MC-159820 – 3rd person reverse trident bug.
  • MC-177873 – Trident and shield holding model is activated as you use an item with a right click function in another hand.
  • MC-178572 – Using a shield triggers model for other poses if respective item is held in the other hand.
  • MC-179309 – Trident animates backwards while eating.
From the Java Edition 1.16 development versions
  • MC-185282 – Debug worlds start generating normal Overworld terrain after reentering world.
  • MC-187953 – Adding items to #minecraft:small_flowers item tag and feeding them to brown mooshrooms crashes the game.
  • MC-188746 – Not selecting a biome for the Floating Islands world type generates an empty world.
  • MC-188859 – Incorrect throwing animation for tridents.
  • MC-189007 – When entering or leaving swimming mode both arms now move in parallel instead of symmetrically.
  • MC-189782 – Large ferns only drop one small fern when harvested.
  • MC-189858 – Leads can disappear when transporting a mob through a Nether portal.
  • MC-189937 – Saddled pigs accumulate speed when ridden in water.
  • MC-189970 – Selected worlds using keyboard nav does not enable world-specific options such as Play, Edit, Delete, and Re-Create.
  • MC-189973ClassCastException when bee with passenger flies through village at night.
  • MC-190005 – Piglins can spawn with gear with too many enchantments, including multiple enchantments of the same type.
  • MC-190036 – Passive mobs do not spawn in the Floating Islands world type.
From the previous development version
  • MC-190124 – Grass decays too quickly when covered in water.
  • MC-190166 – Game crashes when burning a tree in a custom dimension: java.lang.NullPointerException: Exception while ticking.

1.16 Release Candidate 1

1.16 Release Candidate 1 (known as 1.16-rc1 in the launcher) is the first and only release candidate for Java Edition 1.16, released on June 18, 2020,[72] which modifies splash text and fixes bugs.

Additions

General

Splashes
  • The COVID-19 pandemic set of splash texts have been added to the normal set of splashes.
  • Added new splashes:
    • This parrot is no more! It has ceased to be!
    • Honey, I grew the bees!
    • Find your claw!
    • Everybody do the Leif!
    • <3 Max & 99 & Ducky!
    • Bushy eyebrows!
    • Edit is a name!
    • From free range developers!
    • Music by Lena Raine!
    • Aww man!
    • #minecraftfarms
    • And my pickaxe!
    • Envision! Create! Share!
    • Fabulous graphics!
    • Also try Minecraft Dungeons!
    • Vanilla!
    • May contain traces of citrus!
    • Zoglin!?

Changes

World generation

The Nether
Optimizing Worlds
  • The progress bar when optimizing worlds are now color-coded according to the type of dimension, and the ratio is calculated according to the number of chunks to optimize for each.

General

Splashes
  • The COVID-19 pandemic set of splashes no longer overwrite the normal ones.
  • Removed some splashes:
    • Undocumented!
    • Down with O.P.P.!
    • Lewd with two dudes with food!
    • Switches and ores!
    • Huge tracts of land!
    • Totally forgot about Dre!
    • Popping tags!
    • Getting ready to show!
    • Getting ready to know!
    • Getting ready to drop!
    • Getting ready to shock!
    • Getting ready to freak!
    • Getting ready to speak!

Fixes

16 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.16
  • MC-59540 – Creating superflat world without layers causes to get "Classic Flat".
  • MC-86197 – Shield blocking happens even while eating.
  • MC-88901 – Blocking with Shield, and getting hit causes visual bug.
  • MC-109121 – 2×2 jungle and spruce trees do not grow from the lowest layer.
  • MC-117312 – Hover and click events are at wrong position for right-to-left languages.
  • MC-135333 – Open fence gates still block players in water.
  • MC-150543 – Using a stonecutter can sometimes crash the game in certain circumstances.
  • MC-152934 – Water and lava disappear when dispensed through a dispenser at build limit.
  • MC-164224 – Non updated lava layers that rarely generate in Nether wastes, crimson forests, and warped forests.
  • MC-164569 – Random "Block Broken" in jungle.
  • MC-166921 – Incorrect bow animation when eating.
  • MC-166959 – Cannot trade with villager after clicking on them while holding a written book.
  • MC-174790 – Mob on turtle eggs causes the game to crash.
  • MC-175634 – Fishing line disconnects while drinking.
From the Java Edition 1.16 development versions
  • MC-181833 – Crash on world startup after playing world in 20w18a.
  • MC-187423 – Ender pearls sometimes won't work with end gateways.

Notes and references

  1. "Minecraft Snapshot 20w06a" – Minecraft.net, February 5, 2020
  2. MC-171413 resolved as "Works as Intended"
  3. MC-140544 – Pickaxes don't speed up piston breaking
  4. MC-93631 – Pistons pop off blocks attached to their back when retracting
  5. "Minecraft Snapshot 20w07a" – Minecraft.net, February 14, 2020
  6. MC-133088
  7. "Minecraft Snapshot 20w08a" – Minecraft.net, February 19, 2020
  8. a b "Minecraft Snapshot 20w09a" – Minecraft.net, February 26, 2020
  9. "It's decorative for now, but will have uses later ;)"@kingbdogz, February 26, 2020
  10. MC-173165
  11. "Minecraft Snapshot 20w10a" – Minecraft.net, March 4, 2020
  12. "It was 128 blocks before. This doesn't apply to anything marked persistent, like nametagged fish or fish caught in a bucket and then released again."u/sliced_lime on Reddit, March 4, 2020
  13. https://twitter.com/kingbdogz/status/1235259261229436940
  14. "Minecraft Snapshot 20w11a" – Minecraft.net, March 11, 2020
  15. MC-174690
  16. MC-173156
  17. MC-174489 – Shroomlight preferred tool is now both Axe and Hoe
  18. "Minecraft Snapshot 20w12a" – Minecraft.net, March 18, 2020
  19. MC-76810
  20. "Minecraft Snapshot 20w13a" – Minecraft.net, March 25, 2020
  21. "Minecraft Snapshot 20w13b" – Minecraft.net, March 26, 2020
  22. "Minecraft Snapshot 20w14a" – Minecraft.net, April 2, 2020
  23. MC-91893
  24. "Minecraft Snapshot 20w15a" – Minecraft.net, April 8, 2020
  25. "Minecraft Snapshot 20w16a" – Minecraft.net, April 15, 2020
  26. "Minecraft Snapshot 20w17a" – Minecraft.net, April 22, 2020
  27. "Minecraft Snapshot 20w18a" – Minecraft.net, April 29, 2020
  28. "Minecraft Snapshot 20w19a" – Minecraft.net, May 6, 2020
  29. MC-182748
  30. "Minecraft Snapshot 20w20a" – Minecraft.net, May 13, 2020
  31. "Minecraft Snapshot 20w20b" – Minecraft.net, May 14, 2020
  32. "Minecraft Snapshot 20w21a" – Minecraft.net, May 20, 2020
  33. MC-184622
  34. "Minecraft Snapshot 20w22a" – Minecraft.net, May 29, 2020
  35. "Minecraft 1.16 Pre-Release 1" – Minecraft.net, June 4, 2020
  36. MC-186600
  37. MC-164692
  38. MC-176225
  39. MC-178567
  40. MC-178618
  41. MC-180922
  42. MC-165669
  43. MC-165734
  44. MC-166524
  45. MC-167046
  46. MC-167042
  47. MC-1735
  48. MC-171037
  49. MC-185480
  50. MC-182748
  51. MC-167971
  52. MC-170872
  53. MC-161969
  54. MC-167091
  55. MC-167044
  56. MC-167047
  57. MC-183174
  58. MC-177723
  59. MC-167103
  60. MC-167421
  61. "Minecraft 1.16 Pre-Release 2" – Minecraft.net, June 5, 2020
  62. "Minecraft 1.16 Pre-Release 3" – Minecraft.net, June 10, 2020
  63. MC-187449
  64. "Minecraft 1.16 Pre-Release 4" – Minecraft.net, June 11, 2020
  65. MC-186468
  66. "Minecraft 1.16 Pre-Release 5" – Minecraft.net, June 12, 2020
  67. MC-188652
  68. "Minecraft 1.16 Pre-Release 6" – Minecraft.net, June 15, 2020
  69. "Minecraft 1.16 Pre-Release 7" – Minecraft.net, June 16, 2020
  70. MC-156442
  71. "Minecraft 1.16 Pre-Release 8" – Minecraft.net, June 17, 2020
  72. "Minecraft 1.16 Release Candidate 1" – Minecraft.net, June 18, 2020