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Java Edition 1.8.8

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Minecraft 1.8.8
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Java Edition

Release date

July 27, 2015[1]


Client (.json)
Server (.exe)

Protocol version


1.8.8[1] was an update to Minecraft (Java Edition) that was released on July 27, 2015 to mainly fix security bugs. 1.8.8 is compatible with servers running 1.8 – 1.8.7.[1] While it was not the last update to 1.8, it was the last one before the snapshots of 1.9 started.

A pre-release for 1.8.8 was released earlier on July 27 for players to test,[2] though the full release of 1.8.8 is identical to this pre-release.



  • Added the minigame Splatter by SethBling to Realms.[3]
    • SethBling had originally named the map Splatoon after the Wii U game, but it was renamed by Marc Watson for copyright reasons.[4]
  • Realm-wide resource packs for custom maps and minigames



  • Only up to 16 layers are rendered now.


Resource packs
  • Now display an error if the pack version number is not 1.
    • Resource packs that do not match the version now require user acknowledgment to use.
      • Resource packs that were selected in a different version are unselected automatically.


38 issues fixed
From released versions before Alpha 0.10.0
  • MC-13884 – Hanging snow golems don't throw snowballs.
  • MC-27699 – Can't give colored armor with command blocks.
  • MC-31158 – releasing the control key before releasing the mouse is interpreted as holding down (mac).
  • MC-31569 – Summoning a stacked entity can create an improper error message.
  • MC-33450 – Cannot place blocks on 255th layer.
  • MC-38041 – Eating when going through portal plays the sound continuously though credits.
  • MC-43012 – glass pane z-fighting with itself.
  • MC-46616 – Beacon block's beam flickers and glitches.
  • MC-47585 – Derailed minecarts sink into the ground.
  • MC-47854 – Baby cows are committing suicide.
  • MC-48881 – Placing Heads with NBT Data doesn't work.
  • MC-51447 – Custom 3d model lighting bug on smooth lighting.
  • MC-57677 – Water/lava springs not updating at world gen.
  • MC-65621 – Armor Stands are not removed while falling in the void.
  • MC-66193 – Armor stands make a sound like a player falling (splat) when they fall.
  • MC-70813 – Chests missing when upgrading world from 1.7.x to 1.8.
  • MC-71938 – Unable to test ArmorStand for team.
  • MC-72217ownerName tag isn't affected by /entitydata.
  • MC-72554 – Wrong minecart position after placing.
  • MC-73110 – Unicode characters not supported in realms description/name.
  • MC-73269 – Glitchy item drops in 1.8.1-pre2.
  • MC-73731 – Player heads with empty SkullOwner strings cause severe rendering glitches.
  • MC-74471 – Server list doesn't close opened connections properly.
  • MC-74580 – Marker Tag doesn't make hitbox small anymore.
  • MC-74729 – Hopper priorities change.
  • MC-75236 – Crash when fireball hits player with thorns.
  • MC-75908 – Custom item models render small as dropped, framed, etc.
  • MC-76907 – Block reach is a block too short when facing up while on a horse.
  • MC-78967 – Player can only configure 3 mouse buttons
  • MC-80817 – Server does not start - OSHI/JNA - java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError.
  • MC-81080 – Client resource reload upon disconnection.
Private issues
From the current version, hotfixed
  • MC-86894 – Realms backups replaced when resetting world.
  • MC-87317 – Player list hover text shows when it shouldn't do on realms.
  • MC-89108 – Minecraft Realms server backup bug.
  • MC-91575 – Realms : Operation in progress in the server - 403.


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