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Minecraft Java Edition Update 1.17.1 Patch Notes

This update addresses numerous bugs and critical issues

by Gavin Burtt


Mojang has released the update 1.17.1 patch notes for Minecraft Java Edition. Minecraft has remained as one of the most well-supported, everchanging titles in gaming history, with numerous massive updates every year. This particular update is coming after the recent Caves & Cliffs: Part 1 update and is focused on fixing numerous bugs (42 of them), but also includes some minor changes to mob, drop, and snow behaviour.

Bedrock Edition is slightly behind Java Edition, so Bedrock players will likely need to wait a bit to receive these changes. An update 1.17.1 has already been released for Nintendo Switch which addressed Switch server issues, so those who play on that platform should not confuse their game version with this update to Java Edition. No information has been revealed as to when Bedrock Edition will receive these changes.

Minecraft Update 1.17.1 Patch Notes

These patch notes are taken directly from the official Minecraft website.


  • Blue axolotls can now only be obtained through breeding
  • Non-screaming goats now have a rare chance to produce a screaming goat when bred
  • Status effects on goats now also apply when the goat is jumping or ramming
  • Raised the drop rate for copper ingots from Drowned to 11% + 2% per level of looting
  • Powder snow now fills cauldrons 2 times faster than before (still pretty slowly, though!)
  • Zombies, Zombie Villagers, Husks and Drowned will no longer pick up glow ink sacs


  • Deaths of named mobs are now logged
  • In case of DNS-based redirection, the client will send the hostname actually used to connect (this restores the pre-1.17 behaviour)


  • MC-123654 – “Sun, moon, and/or clouds are not showing if render distance is below 4”
  • MC-131290 – “Enchantments are saved as shorts, but are loaded as and function with integer values”
  • MC-156155 – Turkish lira sign (₺) appears as □ in the game
  • MC-194736 – Duplicate text mapping for U+00B7
  • MC-196999 – U+1FEC is wrong in Minecraft’s font
  • MC-213986 – Pistons and dispensers can be used to create ghost blocks using powder snow
  • MC-219018 – Ghost items can be created using /item (server doesn’t update client inventory correctly)
  • 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-222731 – Captured axolotl constantly tries to leave water
  • MC-223350 – Loaded chunks sometimes don’t render until the player moves their head slightly
  • MC-223368 – Strength and weakness potions / custom attack damage attributes does not change damage from goats
  • MC-224894 – Light tickets are released too early
  • MC-225816 – Hanging Roots appear large when an item entity
  • MC-226461 – Logs can be replaced with stone near lava pools
  • MC-226505 – Goat’s long jump is not affected by the jump boost effect
  • MC-226512 – Goats do not use the damage of held items when ramming entities
  • MC-226926 – Emerald ore generates too often
  • MC-226948 – Withers are now affected by potion effects
  • MC-227387 – World gen datapacks will likely crash or softlock the game
  • MC-227435 – Lag when placing heads of non-existent players when on servers
  • MC-227483 – root_system feature config’s codec uses a wrong field
  • MC-227520 – Overworld Fossils always generate at bedrock level
  • MC-227557 – End portal texture appears stretched after world conversion
  • MC-227618 – Small dripleaf is consumed without being placed when used on tall seagrass
  • MC-227651 – Group for lapis lazuli ore smelting and blasting recipes is misspelled
  • MC-227821 – Client crash when trying to create/edit realm immediately after deleting previous one
  • MC-227891 – Ender pearls despawn when player logs out of a server
  • MC-228219 – Thrown ender pearls disappear upon entering the exit end portal
  • MC-228343 – java.lang.NullPointerException when random_selector default feature isn’t found
  • MC-228430 – “Very long loading pause while booting the game (”“Failed to add PDH Counter””, caused by oshi)”
  • MC-228599 – Attempting to walk through flowing water constantly switches the player from swimming into normal mode
  • MC-228802 – “Chunks not loading on a server / Cannot invoke ““cmq.a(int, int, int)”” because ““☃”” is null”
  • MC-228828 – “Specifying the –server parameter when starting the game, causes the game to crash”
  • MC-228858 – Axolotls despawning though named and on leashes.
  • MC-229169 – Piglins can no longer hear players breaking protected blocks through walls
  • MC-229191 – Diamond ore distribution changed between 1.16.5 and 1.17
  • MC-229246 – Piglins and piglin brutes no longer call other piglins after attacking one of them behind walls
  • MC-229299 – Blue axolotls can spawn naturally
  • 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-230716 – “”“death.attack.dryout”” and ““death.attack.dryout.player”” display raw translation strings (are untranslated)”

While there are no massively game-changing changes or fixes listed in the update 1.17.1 patch notes, these minor fixes add up over time and will make for a better gaming experience as we wait for the next major update. It also reduces the load of the next major update, to allow it to focus on the major new additions. This update is available for all players, effective immediately.

Minecraft Java Edition is available for PC.

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