New Minecraft 1.19.1 Preview May Ban You From Online Playing Completely

The latest Minecraft preview added a new feature that will cause reported players to be banned from playing online.

The details of the Minecraft 1.19.1 Preview (opens in a new tab) have come to light and Mojang is cracking down on reported players. According to the patch notes, the pre-release contains a new UI for those who violate Minecraft Community Standards and receive a ban from playing. According to the developers, reported players can now be banned from online play and realms after review by the moderator.

When starting the preview – which is set to launch on Tuesday, June 28 – players who have been reported will see a warning screen telling them that they have been banned from online play. The screen will also display the reason for the player’s ban as well as the validity period of the ban.

This was just part of the recent patch notes, we also discovered a number of bug fixes for the Minecraft Java preview, which can be read in full via the link above. The update will also introduce a new Allay duplication cooldown which has been reduced from two minutes and 30 seconds to now five minutes.

In other Minecraft-related news, it was recently reported that a The Minecraft strategy game spin-off is in development at the Minecraft Dungeons studio Double eleven. While there are only rumors at the moment – neither Mojang, Double Eleven or Microsoft have confirmed the game’s existence yet – the game is apparently in the early stages of development. We’ve noticed some RTS-themed job openings at Double Eleven, though, so we wouldn’t be surprised if this rumor turns out to be true.

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