How to download Minecraft 1.17 Caves & Cliffs update pre-release 4

Minecraft Caves & Cliffs Part 1 (Image via Mojang)
Minecraft Caves & Cliffs Part 1 (Image via Mojang)

The Minecraft 1.17 Caves and Cliffs update is now in its final stages. As the launch date approaches, developers are continuously releasing pre-release versions.

Unlike snapshots, pre-releases entirely focus on bug fixing rather than introducing new features. The 1.17 update is going to be released on the 8th of June. Before the official launch, developers make sure that bugs and glitches related to new content (and old) are fixed.

Today, Mojang released the pre-release 4 for Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Part 1. Last week, Mojang officially announced the end of 1.17 snapshots, and with that, the first pre-release came out.

Download Minecraft 1.17 Caves & Cliffs update pre-release 4

The Minecraft community is always eager to share their helpful feedback with developers. Players who already have a copy of the game can download the latest pre-release for free.

Follow these steps to download Minecraft 1.17 pre-release 4:

  1. Players not having a Minecraft launcher can download it from here.
  2. Install the launcher, if not already installed, and open it.
  3. Go to the "Installation Tab" from the menu.
  4. Enable Snapshots from the versions section.
  5. After enabling the snapshot, players can download the pre-release and snapshots.
  6. Make a fresh new installation and select pre-release 4.

After downloading the pre-release 4, players will be able to test the upcoming new features. However, don't upgrade the old world to the latest pre-release. These versions are experimental and can corrupt worlds from previous versions.

Always create a new world or make a backup before upgrading an old world. This way, players won't have to worry about losing their data.

Read: Minecraft 1.17 Caves & Cliffs update pre-release 3 patch notes: Full list of changes revealed

Changes and bug fixes in pre-release 4

Mojang finally added a way to increase the speed of credits after beating the Ender Dragon for the first time. Players can now hold down control + space to make the credits scroll faster.

Here are the bug fixes from the official patch notes of Minecraft 1.17 pre-release 4:

  • Credits not alphabetically ordered
  • In the credits, “EXPERIS” is in all capital letters for two employees
  • In the credits, a closing parenthesis is missing for Brian Canning
  • The credits say “Wed Developers” instead of “Web Developers” in one place
  • In the credits, “TEN GUN DESIGN INC” is in all capital letters for one employee
  • Some people are listed twice in the credits
  • The usage and punctuation of “Inc.” and “LLC” are inconsistent in the credits
  • Credits Text Wrapping
  • When a crossbow is loaded in the offhand, you cannot see it or shoot with it if an item is held in the main hand
  • Game crashed whilst debug profiling
  • Any hostility between animals is removed in peaceful
  • Experimental Settings confirmation prompt appears when creating any world in 1.17-pre3
  • C418 is removed from Composers in credits.json


Edited by Srijan Sen
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