1.17 Server Update Information

Last Updated on July 15, 2021 by Kooldude183

As some of you may know, Minecraft 1.17 is set to release on June 8, 2021 for both the Java Edition and Bedrock Edition. The server will be able to support 1.17 client connections as soon as the software we use, Geyser and ViaVersion, are updated to support it. This will likely happen on the same day as the 1.17 release as they already have beta versions of their software working with the betas and snapshots.

However, although the server will support 1.17 clients on day one via third-party software, we will not be updating immediately to 1.17 natively. That means that any new features and additions in 1.17 will not be present on release day. This is due to the server software we use, Purpur, which has to pull the new features from upstream first. This process can range from a few days to a couple weeks. In addition to that, the plugins used on the server have to be tested on the new version first to update, replace, or remove incompatible plugins. We will be updating the server natively to 1.17 as soon as it is safe to do so.

We as a staff team will also be discussing what changes need to be made for the 1.17 update.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.