Great News!!! THIS IS THE FINAL SNAPSHOT FOR JAVA 1.16 (THE NETHER UPDATE)
We will final begin to start seeing snapshots very soon on 1.17, the Caves and Cliffs Update. Are you guys as pumped as I am for this ?!! Let's Go!!!
Minecraft: Java Edition is back with another snapshot
What you need to know
Minecraft: Java Edition is the classic, PC version of Minecraft, and has its own way of testing updates.
The latest snapshot is 1.16.4 Pre-Release 2, and it is testing what could be the final patch for 'the Nether Update.'
The focus in this snapshot is some bug fixes, but also preparation for the upcoming migrating to Microsoft Accounts.
Starting soon, Mojang Studios will begin migrating users from Mojang Accounts to Microsoft Accounts.
Minecraft: Java Edition is back again with another snapshot for the upcoming 1.16.4 release, which will likely be the final patch update for the Nether Update before we start seeing parts of the future Caves and Cliffs Update. The latest snapshot is 1.16.4 Pre-Release 2, and isn't significant just for its bug fixes or its proximity to the public release of 1.16.4, but rather because it begins to prepare the Java Edition of Minecraft to migrate Mojang Accounts to Microsoft Accounts.
Throughout the rest of the year and into 2021, Java Edition players will be able to enjoy superior security, better privacy settings, and more convenient access using a Microsoft Account instead of the older Mojang Accounts. If you're interested, you can learn how to enroll in Minecraft: Java Edition betas. The 1.16.4 Pre-Release 2 changelog includes:
When logging in with a Microsoft account, players blocked in your account are now also blocked in the game and account restrictions are now respected
A button to open a link to the Accessibility Guide can now be found in the Accessibility Options screen
The status of a player is now listed below their name on the Social Interactions screen
A new tab is available to filter by Blocked players in the Social Interactions screen
Chat from blocked players is always hidden
Realms invites from blocked players are hidden
Slider bar on social menu appears broken
Cursor in Social Interactions & Recipe Book & Anvil menu doesn't blink
Social Interaction Screen says players for 1 player
Social Interactions search bar does not stay selected when switching tabs, although the cursor remains
Opening the Social Interactions menu in a singleplayer world open to LAN after attempting to join an outdated multiplayer server displays the name of the outdated server instead of the name of the current world
Social Interactions search box entries can go out of the box
Outdated server warn text doesn't actually exist
Social Interaction Toast icon doesn't render properly with Programmer Art resource pack
Divide by zero error in the Ender dragon entity class can cause a server crash and infinite velocity