Minecraft: Release date and details for update 1.17.1

Minecraft: Release date and details for update 1.17.1


Just recently, the Mojang development studio released the extensive update 1.17 for the sandbox game Minecraft, which brought a lot of new content with it. But the team is not just sitting idly by, but is already working feverishly on the next update - version 1.17.1. And it should appear earlier than many of you might have thought.

As Mojang has announced, the release of update 1.17.1 for Minecraft (buy now € 21.90) is already for July 6th Planned for 2021 - so next Tuesday. However, the team made it clear that the deadline could be postponed should some serious bugs arise over the next few days. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, you should mark the 6th of July in your calendar.

In terms of content, the focus of the next update will be mainly on bug fixes and optimizations in order to iron out some flaws in version 1.17. In the future, axolotls that were previously caught should no longer constantly try to leave the water. It also aims to fix the bug that prevents certain objects from loading on the server. You can now download a pre-release version of update 1.17.1 and take a closer look at it. Here is an overview of the changes known so far:

MC-222731 - Captured axolotl constantly tries to leave water MC-224894 - Light tickets are released too early MC-228802 - Chunks not loading on a server / Cannot invoke "cmq.a (int, int, int ) "because" ☃ "is null MC-228858 - Axolotls despawning though named and on leashes. MC-229246 - Piglins and piglin brutes no longer call other piglins after attacking one of them behind walls MC-229475 - Placing a small dripleaf results in the top half of water getting deleted MC-229887 - "Unable to create a jar-filesystem" warning logged upon starting the game Deaths of named mobs are now logged MC-219290 - Calcite is too quiet compared to other blocks MC-221656 - Creative mode obtained Bucket of Axolotl / Tropical Fish only spawns one kind axolotl / tropical fish MC-226926 - Emerald ore generates too often MC-228599 - Attempting to walk through flowing water constantly switches the player from swimming into normal mode MC-229191 - Diamond ore distribution changed between 1.16.5 and 1.17 MC-229441 - You can steal the item a villager is holding for trade by killing it MC-229614 - Wandering Trader obtained tropical fish are only white kob MC-229983 - / clear command doesn't clear certain stacks after dropping items from them Source: Mojang

Minecraft Java Edition 1.17.1 Release Candidate 1: All you need to know

It's been over three weeks since the Minecraft 1.17 update, meaning the bug fix update is just around the corner. Like past major updates, Mojang will release a minor update to take care of issues in 1.17.

Minecraft 1.17 is the first phase of the much-awaited Caves and Cliffs update. It added goats, glow squids, axolotls, amethyst geodes, and many new blocks and items. With so much new content, bugs slipped into this massive update as well.

The 1.17 update had many bugs related to axolotls, new blocks, diamond/emerald ore generation, and more. However, the developers fixed most of them in the 1.17.1 pre-releases and released the first Release Candidate for the 1.17.1 update.

After fixing bugs in pre-releases, the developers created a Release Candidate for the update. If no new critical bugs are found, Mojang will release this candidate as the final update.

The 1.17 update received two Release Candidates before the official launch. As for the 1.17.1 update, Mojang has released the first Release Candidate.

The 1.17.1 update will be released on Tuesday, July 6th, if no major bugs are found.

Upcoming changes, features, and fixes in Minecraft 1.17.1
  • Blue axolotls can only spawn through breeding.
  • Drowned's copper ingot drop rate increased from 5% to 11%.
  • Mobs like zombies, husks, drowneds, and zombie villagers won't pick glow ink sacs, allowing them to despawn.
  • Breeding goats can now produce screaming goats.
  • Powdered snow gets collected in cauldrons two times as fast as before.
  • Axolotls won't try to leave the water.
  • No more ghost blocks using powder snow.
  • Along with this, there are many other fixes to mobs, items, and gameplay features. Players can download the Release Candidate to check if all major bugs are fixed or not. The developers are always accepting feedback, so they should report any bug they come across.

    Download Minecraft 1.17.1 Release Candidate 1

    The 1.17.1 Release Candidate 1 is available for free to all players already having a copy of Minecraft. They don't need to sign up for any beta program.

    All Java players can download the Release Candidate using the Minecraft launcher. They can follow these steps to do so:

  • Users must open the Minecraft launcher. If not installed, they may get it from here.
  • Gamers should go to the 'Installation Tab' from the menu.
  • Next, they have to enable 'Snapshots' if not already done.
  • Once the snapshot is enabled, players can download the 1.17.1 Release Candidate 1.
  • They need to create a new installation and select Release Candidate 1.
  • Even though it is a Release Candidate, they should avoid updating their world until the official 1.17.1 update is released. Hopefully, it will come out on July 6th.

    Also read: How to get Minecraft Java Edition 1.17.1 pre-release 3