January 13, 2021
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1.16.5 Release Candidate 1 (known as 1.16.5-rc1 in the launcher) is the first release candidate for Java Edition 1.16.5, released on January 13, 2021, which addresses two critical stability issues.
This version was reuploaded around an hour later to fix the version being labeled as "1.16.5 Pre-release 1" in game.
- 4 issues fixed
- From 1.16.3
- MC-203337 –
java.lang.IllegalStateException: POI data mismatch: already registered.
- From the current version, hotfixed
- MC-211307 – 1.16.5 Release Candidate 1 is called 1.16.5 Pre-release 1 within the game.
- Fixed two major stability issues.
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- This is the first release candidate that was reuploaded since Java Edition RC2 on November 13, 2011.
- This was the first development version released in 2021.
- This is the first time since development of 1.9 that a minor release has been in development during the snapshot phase of the following major release.
- 1.16.5 Release Candidate 1 was released on the earliest calendar year out of all release candidates, on January 13.
- "Minecraft 1.16.5 Release Candidate 1" – Minecraft.net, January 13, 2021