The developer writes on its website that, although you don’t need to, it is highly recommended that you download 1.8.5 “as soon as possible.”
The top fixes, courtesy of Mojang, are listed below.
- [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
Players who encounter Minecraft bugs are encouraged to report their findings through the official Minecraft issue tracker.
Today’s Minecraft update follows another security-themed update, 1.8.4., which was released last month. That update addressed a user-discovered vulnerability that allowed anyone–quite easily–to crash a server hosting Minecraft.
Microsoft acquired Mojang and the Minecraft series last year in a blockbuster deal worth an estimated $2.5 billion. Creator Markus “Notch” Persson–a newly minted billionaire as a result of the deal–has since bought the most expensive home in Beverly Hills and partied with Selena Gomez and Zedd.