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Minecraft 1.12.2
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Java Edition

Release date

September 18, 2017

Development versions

Client (.json)

Protocol version


Data version


Other instances
of 1.12.2

1.12.2 is a minor update for Minecraft (Java Edition) that was released on September 18, 2017.[1] It is not compatible with 1.12 and 1.12.1 servers. This is the first version of the Java Edition (originally called just Minecraft) to display the new official title, Minecraft: Java Edition.


Menu screen
  • Changed the menu screen logo to have the subtitle "Java Edition ". This subtitle is a separate texture.


12 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.12.2
  • MC-15152 – Standing in a nether portal and opening a chest will render the chest open until another chest is opened
  • MC-79154 – Hoppers occasionally duplicate items (within chunks)
  • MC-86850 – Ender Pearling through a nether portal in the over-world tp's you to the portals nether coordinates but in the overworld
  • MC-91803 – Cave / ambiance music can play far away from the player and is not audible
  • MC-104259 – Player / mob stuck on farmland while it changes to dirt
  • MC-118382 – Parrots do not respawn
  • MC-118976 – Landing on farmland gets you stuck in flight mode
  • MC-120444 – Almost any entity inside farmland gets teleported when it turns into dirt
  • MC-120593 – Items stay in crafting grid when entering nether portal
  • MC-120611 – Player stuck in grass path when it changes to dirt
From the current version, hotfixed
  • MC-121292 – Error: Could not find or load main class net.minecraft.client.main.Main
Private issues


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  • On April 1, 2018, all textures in 1.12.2 were temporarily replaced – they were changed to include a smaller range of colors, falsely told to be the new textures previously announced (as a joke for April Fools).[2]
  • This is the last full release to use the panoramic background from Beta 1.8, as all of the subsequent updates had backgrounds related to the theme of the respective update.
  • This release holds the record of serving as the latest release of Minecraft: Java Edition for the longest time, at 303 days between its release on September 18, 2017 and the release of Java Edition 1.13 on July 18, 2018.
    • The previous record of serving as the latest release of Minecraft: Java Edition for the longest time was held by 1.11.2 (168 days).
  • This is the last version using numeric IDs, as The Flattening was implemented in Java Edition 1.13.
  • This version came exactly seven years after Alpha v1.1.1.


  1. "Minecraft 1.12.2 Released" – Minecraft.net, September 18, 2017
  2. "Java Edition Textures Finally Perfected!" – Minecraft.net, April 1, 2018