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Minecraft 1.13-pre3
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Java Edition



Release date

June 21, 2018

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Client (.json)

Protocol version


Data version


1.13-pre3[1] is the third pre-release for Java Edition 1.13.


  • Major memory usage optimizations.
  • The resource pack folder textures/blocks got renamed to textures/block.
  • The resource pack folder textures/items got renamed to textures/item.
  • Blockstate files.
    • "normal" for blocks without block states changed to an empty string ("").
    • Item Frames now have "map=false" instead of "normal" and "map=true" instead of "map".
    • Model references no longer start at the models/block/ folder, but instead at models/.
  • The minecraft:overworld Superflat preset has been changed.


An example of how dispensing bone meal will now generate sea grass.

64 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.13
  • MC-258 – Most text boxes / chat / scroll bars revert when the window changes size, fullscreen mode is toggled, or fullscreened game is tabbed into.
  • MC-17851 – Blocks requiring any support block (carpets, signs) placed on piston head break when sticky piston retracts.
  • MC-31038 – Double-tall plants do not cause updates when broken.
  • MC-35856 – Multiple background /title songs playing at one time / automatic music overlap (not Jukebox music).
  • MC-48089 – When destroyed, end portal giving "missing texture" particles.
  • MC-87587 – Server kicks client when executing: /title @a title [] or /tellraw @a [].
From the 1.13 development versions
  • MC-121721/spreadplayers for one entity gives huge number as result for average distance.
  • MC-121748/data merge command feedback when nothing was changed is not meaningful.
  • MC-121797 – Cursor remains in text fields when clicking on some buttons or scroll lists.
  • MC-122282 – V-sync automatically turned off each time the game starts.
  • MC-122351 – Crash when exiting a world: java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: -1.
  • MC-122498 – Some advancements and recipes are not upgraded when opening world in 17w47+.
  • MC-122538 – Iron Golems no longer spawn.
  • MC-123011 – Scores on scoreboard objectives created with old stats causes scoreboards to not store changes to scoreboard.dat.
  • MC-123362 – SuccessCount of command blocks use the "result" return value of a command instead of "success".
  • MC-124025 – Terracotta, spawn egg and entity statistics are lost on world upgrade.
  • MC-124174 – Game crash when give yourself an item with empty name.
  • MC-124325 – Nested /execute commands can only store success/result once.
  • MC-124701 – "Unknown criteria" (argument.criteria.invalid) is not translated.
  • MC-124876 – Villagers requesting tools with no damage provided specifically want Damage:0.
  • MC-125644 – Dispenser filled with bone meal cannot create sea grass.
  • MC-126030 – Horse saddle texture uses chest texture.
  • MC-126038 – Observers getting moved in "on" state rather than "off" state.
  • MC-126133 – Undercover ravines sometimes generate cut off at chunk borders.
  • MC-126138 – No rain sound in ocean.
  • MC-126388 – Horse reigns float when not riding horse.
  • MC-126809minecraft:exploration_map loot table function only works on block containers.
  • MC-126976 – Water adjacent farmland and grass path graphical errors.
  • MC-127038 – Sea plants generate directly under or cut off by ocean ruins.
  • MC-127044 – Waterlogged blocks don't move entities if the water in them is flowing.
  • MC-127109 – Nether caves under lava oceans don't fill up with lava properly.
  • MC-127230 – Water in waterlogged blocks can be picked up only by clicking on the waterlogged block itself.
  • MC-127326 – Rain splash particles don't appear on the surface of the water.
  • MC-127611 – The archived icons are created in the wrong position.
  • MC-127720 – Baby horses have long necks.
  • MC-128071 – Desert rabbits were the wrong color, but now they are missing.
  • MC-128154 – Some waterlogged blocks have rain going through them.
  • MC-128237 – Conduits, kelp, coral (fans), and tall grass have full hitboxes.
  • MC-128558 – Swamp Hills (mutated_swampland) biomes have wrong colored water (light yellow).
  • MC-128852 – Floating lava and soulsand formation caused by nether cave generation.
  • MC-129383 – Loading 18w16a worlds in 18w19b: [WorldGen-Worker-1/ERROR]: Couldn't load chunk.
  • MC-129526 – Grass and ferns don't show up on a map.
  • MC-129629 – 1.13 worlds isn't loading for sometimes.
  • MC-129725 – All solid blocks can pass light when converting a world from 18w16a to 18w20+.
  • MC-129980 – Some users cannot use F3-related features properly.
  • MC-130020piston_inventory.json is outside of the block models file.
  • MC-130169 – Enchanted items with capitals in enchantment ID cause crash (path of location: minecraft:Cookie).
  • MC-130374 – vSync turns off in fullscreen mode.
  • MC-130475 – Boats immediately sink when placed on water.
  • MC-130486 – Side of water and lava not rendered besides non-full-height blocks.
  • MC-130554 – Waterlogged blocks have a full cube hitbox.
  • MC-130615 – Using a resource pack with a block model with itself as a parent removes all textures.
  • MC-130667 – Flowing water freezes in frozen biomes.
  • MC-130690 – EntityTag for spawn eggs is not working.
  • MC-130778 – End return portals don't return you to the center End Island.
From the previous development version
  • MC-131343 – Crash when clicking on a recipe in the recipe book without sufficient ingredients.
  • MC-131344 – Texture z-fighting on baby horse legs.
  • MC-131416 – Conversion of a 2013 world crashes as of 1.13.
  • MC-131419 – Squids, fish, and dolphins don't suffocate on land.
  • MC-131458 – Cobwebs don't appear on maps.
  • MC-131633 – Mobs get stuck on carpet.
  • MC-131706 – Water doesn't destroy carpet.
Private issues
  • MC-131154 – Resource locations allow empty path pieces[1]
  • MC-131400 – Structure names allow trailing dots for folder names[1]


Video made by slicedlime:


  1. a b c "Minecraft 1.13 pre-release 3" – Minecraft.net, June 4, 2018