How to download the Minecraft 1.18.2 update in Java Edition?

Here is how to download the new Minecraft 1.18.2 update for the Java Edition!

Minecraft 1.18.2 update
Minecraft 1.18.2 update

Minecraft has just released a new update for the Java Edition of the game which features some new changes before the Minecraft 1.19 update. Here are some details for the Minecraft 1.18.2 patch along with how to download it.

Minecraft has been gearing up for some of the biggest updates in the game apart from the Caves and Cliffs update last year. The Wild Update or the Minecraft 1.19 update will soon be coming to the game this year in the summer and the community has been giddy. With each new update, we inch closer to the main Wild Update. A new snapshot has already been released for the Bedrock edition where players can access the Deep Dark and also the Warden!

Here are some features for Minecraft 1.18.2 update in Java Edition and how to get it for yourself.

Minecraft 1.18.2: Patch Notes

Minecraft 1.18.2 update
Minecraft 1.18.2 update

There have been many updates and customizations in this new update, that allows the game to be run smoothly and also add quality of life changes to it.

Related: How to download Minecraft 1.19 Snapshot Update?

General Changes

  • Users running Minecraft in a 32-bit environment will receive a warning in the main menu about the upcoming end of 32-bit environment support
  • If you’re playing in South Korea: Added gameplay timers and notices in compliance with gaming laws to help remind players to take occasional breaks from gameplay
  • Using seed of the number zero is no longer handled as a special case
  • Any spaces before/after an inputted seed will now be trimmed
  • Dolphins will now accurately pick the closest structure regardless of type
  • Ender chests are no longer gift wrapped around Christmas

To read up more about the changes in the update read here.

How to download the update?

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This update can only be downloaded and played by players who have the Java Edition of the game.

  • Players simply need to open/download the Minecraft Launcher from the App Store.
  • Download the update in the Launcher with Minecraft 1.18.2 update.
  • Start the Launcher and the game will boot up the latest update.

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Also read: Monday’s release of Minecraft: Java Edition 1.18.2 Release Candidate 1 could be followed by a Monday release of Minecraft: Java Edition 1.18.2 Release Candidate 2

Sudip is an eSports content writer at FirstSportz. He likes to play multiplayer games like League of Legends, Minecraft and other RPG single-player games. He is currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in English and loves to play League of Legends in his off time.