Mojang has released a new patch for Minecraft that it recommends its users download “as soon as possible” due to it fixing some reported security issues.
Mojang admits Minecraft players don’t need to download patch 1.8.5, they still recommend doing so. Here are some notable fixes from patch 1.8.5:
- [Bug MC-79632] – Phantom Custom Player in Scoreboard / UUIDs of non-player entities on scoreboards truncated after relog
- [Bug MC-75630] – Exploit with signs and command blocks
- [Bug MC-80478] – Better server validation for movement packets
- [Bug MC-80479] – Invalid beacon effects are not validated
- [Bug MC-80480] – Certain attribute values are not bound
While Mojang doesn’t go into specifics as to why Minecraft players should update their game to 1.8.5, we’re sure there’s a very good reason for the studio to recommend its users download this patch “as soon as possible.” We can’t imagine an exploit with signs and command blocks causing too much trouble, but who are we to say?