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Minecraft 1.8-pre2
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Java Edition



Release date

August 25, 2014

Pre-release for



Client (.json)
Server (.exe)

Protocol version


Other instances
of 1.8-pre2

1.8-pre2 is the second pre-release for Java Edition 1.8.[1]


16 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.8
  • MC-46082 – Crashes when populating a chunk with empty (void) columns.
  • MC-59566 – Realms - error uploading world - Upload Failed! (Reams (404)).
From the 1.8 development versions
  • MC-56551 – Item frame cannot be placed or is unusable at certain coordinates/directions.
  • MC-57926 – Thrown splash potions have the color of water.
  • MC-60502 – Fire renders incorrectly with a flammable block above and below it.
  • MC-62124 – Cracks remain on blocks if the mouse is getting moved to or from a chest or a sign.
  • MC-64521 – Inverted daylight sensor doesn't drop anything when mined.
  • MC-64662java.lang.NullPointerException: Ticking entity (Entity Type: Zombie).
  • MC-65580 – Armor stands can be set on fire without being destroyed.
  • MC-67722 – Rideable entities given entitydata will teleport to the void when ridden.
  • MC-68718 – Placing redstone dust on certain other objects destroy the object.
  • MC-68726 – Skin is using wrong model.
  • MC-68740 – Cannot summon fireball/wither skull with/without direction (unable to summon object).
  • MC-68748 – Crash: Command "/summon SmallFireball" on mobs!
  • MC-69389 – Hopper: java.lang.NullPointerException: Post-rendering entity in world.
  • MC-69394 – Placing sign in the same block as head replaces it.


  • 1.8-pre2 was previously removed from the launcher for some time, but was added back in September 2018.