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Published on January 15, 2021 in Minecraft servers

Minecraft 1.16.5 is a minor update to Minecraft Java Edition 1.16, update was released on January 15, 2021, and it fixes issues related to server crashes.

All Minecraft servers running version 1.16.5 are compatible with 1.16.4 clients as this update didn't change protocol version.

The 1.16.5 isn't really that important for players and their clients, but servers should update as soon as possible to prevent crashes and dataloss, with exception of servers running custom software, those could already fix the issue with Minecraft servers crashing.