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Minecraft Java improves Villagers and game performance

Published: 09:13, 23 July 2019
Microsoft
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Mojang and Microsoft have updated Minecraft: Java Edition to version 1.14.4, which fixes some leftover issues from the earlier update and endows Villagers with better memory and pathfinding, larger inventory, and overall better performance.

In the patch notes, Mojang said that they're planning for this to be the final release for the 1.14 version of Minecraft: Java Edition, as the dev will be moving on to new features and improvements in 1.15.

Anyway, first up are Minecraft: Java Edition performance improvements, like some fixed memory leaks, improved chunk loading when travelling really fast, and a ton of minor bug fixes.

Mojang also added /debug report, which they encourage players to submit with performance bug reports, so they can get to the bottom of things a bit quicker. We've no doubt that 'Fix your game FFS' continues to be the most prevalent report in gaming.  

As for the improvements pertaining to the game itself, the suspicious stew made from poppies will now give Minecraft: Java Edition players night vision instead of speed, which doesn't exactly help them watch their diet. Well, only at night, we suppose.

Villagers will stock more items, remember the gossip after turning into Zombie Villagers, with the gossip about players who converted them lasting much longer.

They will have better pathfinding and work without restocking at the same time, waiting for restocking until they have trades that need it.

Additionally, village sieges will not occur on mushroom islands and the mobs will no longer attempt to pathfind through bamboo.

Minecraft: Java Edition gamemasters now have access to /reload and /forceload commands and function-permission-level setting in server.properties. Mojang also removed the Player Activity button on the Realm screen.

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"We plan on this being the final release for 1.14 and we'll continue our efforts on 1.15. Aside from new features, 1.15 will also focus on quality and performance improvements", the dev wrote.

As usual, the update brings with it a ton of tweaks and bug fixes, all of which you can find in Minecraft: Java Edition 1.14.4 patch notes .

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