Earlier today, Minecraft officially released Java Edition 1.14.2 as a critical bug fix update. This version resolves a number of game-breaking bugs which have plagued the first two versions of the Village and Pillage Update, including vanishing entities, lighting glitches, chunk rendering issues, server crashing, and plenty more. You can find the full changelog on the official Minecraft blog.
This isn’t the end of the story for 1.14 updates, of course. Mojang has stated that 1.14.3 is already in the works and will come with even more bug fixes and performance improvements, but will have “less critical bugfixes” than what we’re seeing arrive in 1.14.2.
At the very least, we can be pretty confident that 1.14.2 won’t crash our games or despawn our precious Mending Villagers, so it’ll be worth the upgrade if you’re already running a 1.14 world or server.
Spigot, Paper, and CraftBukkit Updated to 1.14.2 Development Builds
Hot on the heels of the 1.14.2 Vanilla release, Spigot’s Build Tools has already been updated to allow developers and server owners to update their servers to the newest version.
These downloads, like all current 1.14 versions of Spigot, CraftBukkit, and Paper (learn about the difference between these versions, here), are still only “development builds”, meaning they are not the default version that Build Tools will download when you run it.
If you’re feeling up for testing the newest versions on your server, you can use Build Tools and run “java -jar BuildTools.jar –rev 1.14.2” to force the download of 1.14.2 builds.
Alternatively, if you prefer Paper, you can get the latest download for Paper 1.14.2 on their download site.
Report Any Bugs / Feedback
As with any release, Mojang is going to be looking to the community for bug reports and feedback. After the problems found in the official 1.14 and 1.14.1 releases, we’re certain that they’ll be grateful for the community finding and reporting bugs using the official bug report channels that are available.
Head over to the official Minecraft Feedback Site or the Jira Bug Tracker to send in your comments relating to Vanilla Minecraft, or use the Spigot and Paper Bug Trackers if you believe the issues you’ve found are related to those particular builds.