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Minecraft 1.13-pre8
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Java Edition



Release date

July 13, 2018

Pre-release for



Client (.json)

Protocol version


Data version


1.13-pre8[1] is the eighth pre-release for Java Edition 1.13.



Command format[]

  • Added /team modify <team> displayName
  • Added /scoreboard objectives modify <objective> rendertype hearts
    • Makes health bars display as hearts, like this: ♥♥♥♥♥♥.
  • Added /scoreboard objectives modify <objective> rendertype integer
    • Makes health bars display as yellow numbers, like this: 12.


  • Added the block tag wall_corals.
  • Added the block tag impermeable. Blocks in the tag are prevented from showing dripping liquid particles. By default, the tag contains glass and all stained glass blocks.
  • Re-added the "Force Unicode Font" option to the language section.
  • Added the "Truly gone fishing!" splash.



Coral fans
  • Can now be placed on top of blocks.
  • Can now be placed in air.
    • Unless adjacent to water, they will turn into dead coral fans after a short moment.
  • Renamed <variant>_coral_fan into <variant>_coral_wall_fan.
  • Added <variant>_coral_fan blocks, which are coral fans placed on top of blocks.


  • Mobs can now stand in the most shallow form of flowing water.

Command format[]

  • Team names and objective names are now text components, not raw strings.
  • /team is now /team modify <team>.


  • Worlds previously generated with the Customized world type can now be loaded again, but new chunks are generated with the Default world type.


28 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.13
  • MC-60995 – Maps inconsistent over restarts.
  • MC-68565 – Monsters spawn at daytime at y=256 and don't burn.
  • MC-88632 – Unable to open command blocks & no particles when opening to LAN.
  • MC-109958 – Shulkers teleport (and stay) below Y:0.
From the 1.13 development versions
  • MC-123265 – Spectator mode tooltips not showing.
  • MC-123447 – Skin not visible in spectator mode GUI.
  • MC-124955 – Bottoms of large ferns and tall grass are generating in place of regular ferns and grass in taiga biomes.
  • MC-128858 – Distance given by /locate is inaccurate.
  • MC-129169 – Coral fan lacks death variants.
  • MC-129853 – Team and objective names cannot be in JSON.
  • MC-130018 – Re-creating a Customized world on 1.13 allows it to show up as a world customization option
  • MC-132123 – Lighting for broken block not updated.
  • MC-132174 – Tier 4 beacons will not give regeneration effect.
  • MC-132466 – No enum constant bfz - loading and saving 1.12.2 chunks.
  • MC-132603 – Bark recipes are not upgraded.
  • MC-132635Placing blocks with off-hand while main hand empty not possible.
  • MC-132639 – New version of unicode font has some weird characters.
  • MC-132649 – "Force unicode fonts" option doesn't appear in the language menu.
  • MC-132695 – Some bold characters have either extra or lack of pixels.
  • MC-132835 – The right "tail" of the capital ß (ẞ) seems to be a few pixels too long.
  • MC-133030 – Subtitle subtitles.entity.parrot.imitate.phantom missing translation string.
  • MC-133157Sprinting in shallow water using ctrl will change FOV back and forth.
  • MC-133198 – Redstone doesn't change direction when connected downward.
  • MC-133214 – Sticky pistons pull glazed teracotta.
From the previous development version
  • MC-133216 – Water dripping from transparent blocks.
  • MC-133233 – Sticky pistons do not update blocks they cannot pull.
  • MC-133277 – Texts sometimes error if the language is Chinese.
  • MC-133325 – Double chests becoming invisible or separating with redstone.


Video made by slicedlime:


  1. "Minecraft 1.13 pre-release 8" – Minecraft.net, July 13, 2018