Java Edition: 1.16 Pre-Release 4 & 5

More cleanup as we move ever closer to the release of 1.16.  With the latest release just remember to turn down your graphic settings a bit before playing.  Report any bugs to Mojang Studios to get as many bugs as possible squashed!

  • Tweaked hostile spawn rates in Warped Forests and Soulsand Valleys

  • MC-136085 - Blocks attached to multi-block blocks are deleted when breaking the other half of the block
  • 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-188352 - Creative mode cow milking / mushroom stewing inconsistent with picking up placed fluids
  • MC-188451 - Game crashes when dispensing a shulker box from a dispenser - “java.lang.NullPointerException: Exception while ticking”
  • MC-188463 - Transparent dropped items render in wrong order when behind entities when graphics setting is set to fabulous
  • 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

  • Added a GPU warn list for graphics drivers that are known to have rendering issues with Fabulous graphics
  • If your GPU driver is detected as problematic then a warning message will be displayed with details of the detected problem
  • This warning message can be ignored, but support cannot be provided for graphics drivers on the warn list running Fabulous

  • 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-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-177361 - Villagers/wandering traders don’t 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-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-188468 - User Control for “Swap Item with Offhand” gets reset when upgrading from 1.16pre-2 to 3
  • 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 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
  • MC-188675 - Bed heads, tall flowers and bottom doors drop two items
  • MC-188678 - Milking a cow/mooshroom for milk or mushroom stew consumes the item without giving anything back
  • MC-188691 - Can no longer light Nether Portal using Fire Charge on the side of Obsidian


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