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Java Edition



Release date

December 18, 2014

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1.8.2-pre1[1] is the first pre-release for 1.8.2. Which adds new statistics, changes to Spectator mode and fixes bugs. This is the final pre-release to be released in 2014.



Debug screen
  • New frame time graph.
    • Activated by pressing Alt+F3 to display frame time bar chart in lower left of screen.
  • Added new statistics.
    • Cake Slices Eaten
    • Cauldrons Filled
    • Water Taken from Cauldron
    • Armor Pieces Cleaned
    • Banners Cleaned
    • Interactions with Brewing Stand
    • Interactions with Beacon
    • Droppers Searched
    • Hoppers Searched
    • Dispensers Searched
    • Noteblocks played
    • Noteblocks tuned
    • Plants potted
    • Trapped Chests Triggered
    • Ender Chests Opened
    • Items Enchanted
    • Records Played
    • Interactions with Furnace
    • Interactions with Crafting Table
    • Chests Opened



  • Reverted explosion physics changes to those before the 14w31a snapshot.
  • Explosion force is no longer directionally biased.


Spectator mode
  • Mobs no longer follow/attack the player in spectator mode.


16 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.8.2
  • MC-42192WitherSkulls flash for a brief moment when being summoned.
  • MC-44634 – Invulnerable Fireballs are invisible/being client-side rendered on hit.
  • MC-51573 – Hostile mobs continue to follow/attack player in Spectator mode.
  • MC-64444 – Wither skulls are being rendered for a moment.
  • MC-65697 – Explosion force on entities is directionally biased.
  • MC-66089 – Explosion physics changed, range of some TNT cannons greatly reduced.
  • MC-74686 – Marker armor stand block placing issue.
  • MC-74866 – Chunk flickering (only Intel HD Graphics / Driver version
  • MC-75722 – Buy a realm has no "Back" button with no internet connection.
  • MC-75885 – World generator crashes when generating pumpkins (e.g. seed "Cows").
From the 1.8 development versions
  • MC-57769 – Server Console spams "0".
  • MC-60859 – Regular stone villages spawning desert biomes.
  • MC-61475 – Using /setblock to set block entities with items in their inventory does not update comparators adjacent to the block entity.
  • MC-61897 – Crash when dispensing any minecart types out of upside-down dispensers onto powered rails or activator rails.
From the 1.8.1 development versions
  • MC-73062 – Ambiguous Realms error "Incompatible client, consider updating" at newest snapshot.
From the current version, hotfixed
  • MC-76304 – Minecraft crashes when switching minigame in Realms.


  • This version was previously removed from the launcher for some time, but was added back in September 2018.
  • 1.8.2-pre1 was released on the second latest calendar out of all pre-releases on December 18, only beaten by the 1.4.7 pre-release on December 28.