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Minecraft 16w42a
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Java Edition



Release date

October 19, 2016

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16w42a is the twelfth snapshot for Java Edition 1.11 and was mainly released to fix a bunch of bugs and crashes.[1]


  • Now have a crit tag which determines whether the arrow will deal critical hit damage.
  • Now do more damage - their attack damage on Easy has been increased from 3♥♥ to 5♥♥♥, on Normal 4♥♥ to 9♥♥♥♥♥, and on Hard 6♥♥♥ to 13♥ × 6.5.


37 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.11
  • MC-3367 – Reflecting ghast fireballs is nearly impossible.
  • MC-12788 – Custom superflat world GUI graphical glitch with chests/ender chests / trapped chests/beacon blocks,
  • MC-46309 – Command feedback doesn't work with @e and no mobs which match the selector.
  • MC-46345 – Maps stop updating after going through nether portal / Map update packets ignored by client.
  • MC-50156 – WitherSkull / fireball disappears at y >~ 256.
  • MC-58795 – Spectator mode teleportation to team member causes crash.
  • MC-59144 – A held item replaced by the same kind of item by /replaceitem does not visually update.
  • MC-64119stat.drop won't increase when player throws items out of their inventory screen.
  • MC-73205 – FallingSand glitches upwards.
  • MC-79318 – Double piston extender: sand on top falling in between pistons.
  • MC-80549 – Slime /entitydata motion causing unkillable slime.
  • MC-81731 – Dropped items are doubled in Creative, Survival inventory.
  • MC-86163 – When hostile mobs hit you while blocking with shield, sound of taking damage is not played.
  • MC-88089 – Two players going down a ladder at the same time makes them stuck or go up.
  • MC-90175 – Game crashes with exit code -805306369 (out of memory?) when boats are summoned as a passenger of a boat that is a passenger of a living entity.
  • MC-92106ThrownPotion not using particles from CustomPotionEffects tag.
  • MC-95735 – (Splash) harming and healing potion still applies effect even if it's specified not to.
  • MC-97360 – Hitting a bed, sign, or banner displays the "Block broken" caption instead of "Block breaking".
  • MC-97692 – Boat riding on an entity riding on an entity.
  • MC-98727 – Standing on a boat starves the player extremely quickly.
  • MC-99763/help command not suggesting tab completion when executed from other entity.
  • MC-100260 – Explosion impulse on non-living entities is not attenuated by power, distance, or obstructions.
  • MC-102986 – Can place Grass Path at "invalid" locations.
  • MC-105845 – Memory usage graph of server GUI not drawing.
  • MC-107138 – Shot arrow loses its critical state after reloading.
  • MC-108253 – Zombie villagers despawn.
  • MC-108664 – Witches that spawn in witch huts don't have PersistenceRequired set to 1.
  • MC-108748 – Can't trade with villagers while holding a spawn egg.
From the 1.11 development versions
  • MC-108081 – Item name shown in /give command feedback has no hoverEvent.
  • MC-108351 – No play placed sound and subtitles, when placing blocks on cake.
  • MC-108405 – Maps break after leaving the End.
From the previous development version
  • MC-108676 – Skeletons and wither skeletons can spawn anywhere in the Nether.
  • MC-108685 – The corners of the offhand hotbar slot have transparent textures.
  • MC-108718 – Illagers and Vexes not randomly looking at the player when not aggressed.
  • MC-108727 – Thorns enchantment has no effect on vexes.
  • MC-108729 – When giving yourself items with negative durability, the game crashes.
  • MC-108752 – Elder Guardians spawned from spawn egg/command do not have full health.


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  • 16w42a was previously removed from the launcher for some time, but was added back in September 2018.