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Published on August 11, 2020 in Minecraft servers

Minecraft 1.16.2 is a minor update to Minecraft Java Edition released on August 11, 2020. Minecraft 1.16.2 adds Piglin brutes, experimental support for custom biomes, and fixes many bugs.

In addition to new mob Piglin brute, spawn egg to spawn Piglin brute was also added. Piglin brutes are new stronger variant of Piglins that wield golden axes. They're always hostile towards players, even when wearing gold and have 50 health points. Piglin brutes only spawn during world generation in bastion remnants.

Minecraft 1.16.2 Piglins

Update also introduced many new tags, such as mushroom_grow_block, base_stone_nether, base_stone_overworld and stone_crafting_materials tag. /spawnpoint and /setworldspawn formats were changed, it is now possible to specify angle, which defaults to the direction the executing player is facing.

Since Minecraft 1.16.2 brewing stands can be crafted with blackstone. Chains can now be placed in all orientations. Lanterns can now be waterlogged, that also applies to soul lanterns. Nether vegetation no longer catches fire. Potted cactus model now uses a cullface for the top and no longer has a hole in the bottom.

A few items were updated too. Brown and red mushroom can now be placed and grown on both types of nylium. Crimson and warped fungi can now be placed on mycelium, but will still only grow into a huge fungus on the respective nylium. Pufferfish gives Nausea I instead of Nausea II when eaten, which has no practical effect in-game as the level of the Nausea effect does not change anything. Totem of undying gives Fire Resistance for 40 seconds when activated.

When it comes to mobs, Endermen will no longer place their held blocks onto bedrock blocks. Piglins will become angry with players who open or destroy chest minecarts and hopper minecarts. Attack animations of unarmed pillagers, vexes and vindicators have been changed. Villagers now emit green particles when joining a village, setting a home bed, or acquiring a job site or profession to match Bedrock Edition. They also lose their job sites when changing dimension and don't get off the minecart when they change into zombie villagers and vice versa. Zoglins can now be leashed. However, hoglins still break their leash when zombifying. All mobs now suffocate when their head is inside soul sand, farmland, and grass paths.

Piglin brutes can be killed for the "Monster Hunter" advancement and count toward the "Monsters Hunted" advancement. Creative inventory was updated, tools are now sorted based on their material in the creative inventory.

When it comes to Bartering various weights and item amounts have been changed. Blackstone, spectral arrows, and water bottles can now be obtained through bartering. Glowstone dust and magma cream can no longer be obtained from bartering.

And there were of course quite a few bugfixes from Minecraft 1.16.1, 154 to be exact.