JAVA Edition: 1.17 Release Candidate 1

Three days are left until the release of 1.17.  Mojang is still working diligently as they clean up those pesky bugs.  Hopefully, this will be the last preview before the official release of the Caves & Cliffs: Part I update.  Let's keep our fingers crossed but continue to report game-breaking bugs if you find them!

The Caves & Cliffs Preview

Download the latest datapack.

Fixed Bugs in 1.17 Release Candidate 1

  • MC-227323 - Custom player heads sometimes flash when placed on armor stands
  • Improved desync issues when exiting a boat over a high latency connection
  • Fixed crashes

Get the Release Candidate

Release candidates are available for Minecraft: Java Edition. To install the release candidate, open up the Minecraft Launcher and enable snapshots in the "Installations" tab.


Release candidates can corrupt your world, so please make a backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.


Cross-platform server jar:



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