The 1.16.5 update for Minecraft: Java Edition is now releasing for everyone

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Just a few days after testing the 1.16.5 Release Candidate, Minecraft: Java Edition is officially rolling out the 1.16.5 update to the public. If you’re expecting a ton of changes and fixes, then lower your expectations. This is a minor update that fixes two critical issues related to servers and is built on top of (and is compatible) with the last update, 1.16.4.

Because of the nature of the bug fixes, Mojang Studios isn’t going to disclose what they’re fixing until everyone has updated to the latest 1.16.5 update. That being said, unless you’re a server owner, it isn’t critical that you install the update immediately, and you’ll still be able to play the game without it.

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Beyond the update, Mojang Studios has once again committed to trying to release new snapshots for the much-anticipated Caves and Cliffs Update next week. This should hopefully kick off the full development and testing cycle Minecraft players have been waiting for since this update’s announcement.

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