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Minecraft 1.16 Pre-release 4
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Java Edition



Release date

June 11, 2020

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1.16 Pre-release 4 (known as 1.16-pre4 in the launcher) is the fourth pre-release for Java Edition 1.16, released on June 11, 2020,[1] which tweaks some spawn rates and fixes bugs.



  • Increased skeleton's spawning weight in soul sand valleys from 2 to 10.

Command format[]

  • Changed the chat output when enabling/disabling a datapack from "Enabled/Disabled data pack <datapack>" to "Enabling/Disabling data pack <datapack>".[2]




22 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.16
  • MC-88491 – Projectiles hit the player, snowman and witch who threw them at certain angles or close to the entities.
  • MC-136085 – Blocks attached to multi-block blocks are deleted when breaking the other half of the block.
From the 1.16 development versions
  • MC-171257 – Using a fire charge on invalid place attempts to make fire.
  • MC-175588 – Zombified baby piglins do not have high pitched idle sounds.
  • MC-177463 – Crash report "Connection:" field contains unuseful value (Object.toString()).
  • MC-179851 – Attribute generic.movement_speed does not work in /attribute.
  • MC-180967 – Advancement description JSON can ignore the first specified color.
  • MC-181498 – Using a fire charge on top of fire briefly creates another fire on top of it.
  • MC-181556 – Baby zombified piglins float while riding striders.
  • MC-181576 – Worlds which are already open in another instance of Minecraft can be selected with arrow keys and tab.
  • MC-184613 – End stone generates in "Floating Islands" setting.
  • MC-184644 – Cave buffet generator generates with netherrack, even if using a non-nether biome.
  • MC-186468 – Although reload failed, the game will also tell you "Disabled data pack [XXX]".
  • MC-187419 – Hand animation is not played when feeding horses or donkeys with golden carrots.
  • MC-187550/datapack enable shows success message after the command is run rather than after a data pack is enabled.
  • MC-188352 – Creative mode cow milking/mushroom stewing inconsistent with picking up placed fluids.
  • MC-188463 – Transparent dropped items render in wrong order when behind entities when graphics setting is set to Fabulous.
From the previous development version
  • MC-188451 – Game crashes when dispensing a shulker box from a dispenser – java.lang.NullPointerException: Exception while ticking.
  • MC-188467 – "Sound Director" in credits is too light compared to the rest of the text, and is missing an "S".
  • MC-188517 – Cannot create multiple empty tags in a datapack.
  • MC-188519 – Clouds render on top of blocks.
  • MC-188528 – Particles render on top of stained glass.


Video made by slicedlime:


  1. "Minecraft 1.16 Pre-Release 4" – Minecraft.net, June 11, 2020
  2. MC-186468