Planned versions

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This page is about planned versions of all editions of Minecraft. These updates either have major sources to their existence or have received development versions.

Note that only editions with known planned updates are listed here; if no known planned updates exist the edition is left out.

Java Edition

This article is about planned versions to the game. For planned features, see Java Edition mentioned features § Planned.

1.16.4

Main article: Java Edition 1.16.4

1.16.4 is an upcoming minor update to Java Edition with no set release date. It will not contain any gameplay features from Caves & Cliffs and is expected to be the last 1.16.x minor update before the 1.17 snapshots phase.[1]

1.17

Main article: Java Edition 1.17

1.17, the first release of Caves & Cliffs, is an upcoming major update to Java Edition announced at Minecraft Live 2020 with no set release date, which will make additions and revamp mountains and cave generation.[2]. It will probably be released officialy in mid-2021.

Combat changes

The combat system is planned to be reworked in a future update, keeping the cooldown but only allowing the player to attack when fully charged. It is not known yet when those changes will be made, as they are developed in parallel to other features and will make it into the game "when they're good enough". The update in which they are included will also not be a combat-themed update.[3]

Bedrock Edition

This article is about planned versions to the game. For planned features, see Bedrock Edition mentioned features § Planned.

1.16.100

1.16.100 is an upcoming minor update to Bedrock Edition with no set release date, which will add new commands, expanding and improving the add-on and script engine mechanics, adds the RenderDragon graphics engine, more parity from Java Edition, revamps the achievement/trophy UI and fixes bugs.[4]

1.17.0

1.17.0, the first release of Caves & Cliffs, is an upcoming major update to Bedrock Edition announced at Minecraft Live 2020 with no set release date, which will make additions and revamp mountains and cave generation.[5]

RTX Update

RTX Ray Tracing capability using the RenderDragon graphics engine is planned to be added to Bedrock Edition in a future update. It will be available on Windows 10, using a compatible NVIDIA graphics card. It is not known yet when this will be implemented, but the feature is currently in beta development.[6] The current beta version is beta 1.16.30.56.

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