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Minecraft 1.20 Pre-Release 1 Update: Patch Notes & How to Install

Posted on by brandon
The very first Minecraft 1.20 Pre-Release has finally arrived, and that means we're closer than ever to the launch of the massive Trails and Tales update. With that, here are the latest Minecraft 1.20 patch notes and how you can install this pre-release patch for testing before launch day.

Minecraft 1.20 Pre-Release 1 Patch Notes

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  • Colored Wool, Carpets, and Beds can now be dyed any other color
  • Changes in server.properties encoding
  • String data sources for the data command now accept negative boundaries which are interpreted as index counted from the end of the string
Damage Types
  • Added new damage types: outside_border and generic_kill
  • Players outside the world border are now hurt by the damage type outside_border instead of in_wall
  • Forcibly removing an entity using i.e. the /kill command now uses damage type generic_kill instead of out_of_world
Loot Table Random Sequencing
  • Random sequences for loot tables are now deterministic
  • The ID of the random sequence to use for a loot table is specified in a new field called random_sequence.
Bug Fixes
  • When reaching the other side of a nether portal the animation plays forever until stepped out of
  • Encoding errors in server.properties
  • Several realms strings are untranslatable
  • Breaking animation is one frame off
  • Placing an end crystal when entering The End prevents Ender Dragon from spawning
  • When entering spectator mode while standing on the ground, the player moves down by 0.19051 blocks, which makes you fall down
  •  The "Include entities:" string displayed within the structure block GUI is improperly capitalized
  • "datapacks" string is inconsistent with "data pack" string in "datapackFailure.title" text
  • Options background texture does not match dirt texture
  • Incorrect use of colon in options.hideMatchedNames.tooltip
  • Leash knot subtitles are not properly capitalized
  • The "Light as a Rabbit" advancement description has no space after the ellipsis
  • Lightning bolt related string lacks capitalization
  • Company names are still inconsistent and partly misspelled in the credits
  • Gamerule description strings within the world creation menu consist of inconsistent concluding punctuation
  • Game mode is sometimes referred to as "gamemode"
  • Some chiseled bookshelf interaction subtitles are improperly capitalized
  • Melon and Pumpkin are in the default '#maintains_farmland' tag despite not maintain farmland
  • In the credits, "Lionbridge" is misspelt in one place (no "g")
  • Music composers not listed in credits
  • Changing resource pack that overrides a font crashes JVM
  • Rabbits are no longer affected by jump boost
  • Menu text is now rendered in front of the Mojang Studios loading screen fade animation
  • The stepping_on predicate condition does not correctly succeed on trapdoors
  • Entities do not stick to honey blocks pushed by pistons if their center isn't over the honey block
  • Nether won't load in upgraded worlds
  • Items don't respect properties of the block they are supported on
  • Worldgen deadlock caused by supporting block checks
  • Players can still gain a normal jump off of a honey block with precise timing
  • Sprinting particles on the edges of blocks are still incorrect

How to Install Minecraft Snapshot and Pre-Release Updates

To get your hands on new features that will launch in the Minecraft Trails and Tales update, you can install the latest Minecraft 1.20 pre-release update by following these steps:
  • Open the Minecraft Launcher and head to the "Installations" tab
  • Enable Snapshots in these settings
  • RECOMMENDED - back up your world even if you aren't adding the snapshot update to an existing world. This ensures that no files corrupt in the end.
  • Select "New Installation" and then hit Create under the "Latest Snapshot"
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