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2.19.6 - The (Not Too) Wild Update


EssentialsX 2.19.6 is here! ๐ŸŽ‰ This release features slight additions, support for Minecraft 1.19.2, and several bug fixes. Keep reading to see all the changes!

Thanks to all our contributors who contributed to this release (all of whom are listed at the bottom of this release), as well as to everyone who has contributed to translations on Crowdin!

Finally, a massive thanks to our community members who have assisted countless people on GitHub and MOSS, including @triagonal, @JasonHorkles, @Evidentsinger14, @Chew, @Laarryy and many others.

In addition, a shoutout to our supporters on Patreon, GitHub Sponsors and Ko-fi. A special thanks goes to our Hero tier supporters:

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Supported server versions

EssentialsX officially supports the CraftBukkit, Spigot, and Paper server software. Specifically, EssentialsX is designed to work on the following Minecraft versions:

  • โœ… 1.18.2 and 1.19.2 - EssentialsX actively develops against and supports these versions.
  • โš ๏ธ 1.8.8, 1.9.4, 1.10.2, 1.11.2, 1.12.2, 1.13.2, 1.14.4, 1.15.2, 1.16.5, and 1.17.1 - these versions are still supported, but are not a priority for us, and may be dropped in a future release.

We recommend using the latest version of Paper. EssentialsX includes significant improvements that require Paper, including:

  • Paper's async chunk loading reduces lag spikes during player teleports. CraftBukkit and Spigot do not support async chunk loading from plugins.
  • /anvil, /grindstone, /cartographytable, /loom, /smithingtable, /stonecutter are only supported on Paper. CraftBukkit and Spigot do not support the API needed for these.
  • /recipe on 1.12+ requires Paper to avoid a dupe bug introduced by CraftBukkit and Spigot.
  • Paper properly shows colours in EssentialsX's console log messages, including EssentialsX Chat messages.
  • Paper contains countless overall performance optimisations over CraftBukkit and Spigot.
  • Paper supports all properly-written plugins for CraftBukkit and Spigot.

EssentialsX does not support the following Minecraft versions or server software:

Upgrading to 2.19.6

If you're upgrading from 2.19.3 or above, you can keep your current EssentialsX config file. There have been no changes to the configuration since that release.

Upgrading from 2.19.2 or older versions of EssentialsX? See the previous update changelogs.

Important change: EssentialsX Chat now supports secure chat (#5030)

Minecraft 1.19.1 introduced a new Player Reporting feature on the client, allowing players to report chat messages to Mojang in-game. The server now has a secure chat system which allows players to preview and "sign" their chat messages, which ensures players can't use client mods to fabricate reports with fake messages. If the game can't verify a message, it will show a yellow warning indicator.

As of 2.19.6, EssentialsX Chat supports chat previews. Once you enable chat previews in your file, EssentialsX Chat will send back previews to players so they can send secure "signed" messages without the yellow warning indicator.

Players will need to accept previews when they join the server. They will also need to wait a second between finishing their message and pressing Enter to ensure their message gets previewed and signed.

Known issues

Anchor charges deplete on Spigot even when EssentialsX Spawn overrides the spawn location

On CraftBukkit and Spigot, anchor charges will deplete regardless of the respawn-at-anchor due to an unfixed bug in CraftBukkit. This bug has been patched in Paper.

Vanilla signed chat commands may show EssentialsX formatting on 1.19.1+

If you use any vanilla commands that send secure chat messages (including /minecraft:msg or /minecraft:me), you may see formatting from EssentialsX Chat in these messages. This is due to an implementation quirk in Spigot, which forces plugins to handle all secure previews for vanilla chat commands as if they were public chat messages. There is no known workaround for this at this time, but you can continue to use unsigned commands from EssentialsX and other plugins as normal.

New features

EssentialsX now supports 1.19.2 (#4932, #4966, #5026, #5027, #5035)

EssentialsX now has full support for Minecraft 1.19.2, including support for the new Wild Update items in /give, /item and kits, new mobs, and new NMS/OBC mappings for accessing internal CraftBukkit code.

EssentialsX also no longer warns when installed on 1.19.2 servers.

Other additions

  • Translations have been updated with the latest community contributions on Crowdin. (#4823)
  • Console colors are once supported again on Paper. (#4941)
  • Reduced the amount of user lookups during LuckPerms context calculations. (#4869)
  • The /playtime command will now no longer appear to progress for vanished users. (#4918)

Bug fixes

Bugs fixed from 2.19.4 and older versions

  • The /tpa command no longer double charges a user with /tpauto on. (#4862)
  • The /nick off command can now be used by users with only essentials.nick.changecolors permissions. (#4876)
  • The TeleportWarmupEvent event now has the correct teleporter. (#4913)
  • Users who are flying while afk while freeze-afk-players is set to true will no longer be teleported to the ground. (#4944)
  • Path and farmland blocks are no longer considered solid blocks. (#4915)
  • The minecraft: namespace no longer gives an error in the /give command. (#4960)
  • The /unlimited command no longer floods user's inventory when changing stack sizes. (#4877)
  • Users who stop being afk no longer fail to count towards the sleep count in some cases. (#4985)
  • The /nick command now shows your nickname even with change-displayname disabled in the config. (#4980)
  • /ess dump no longer reports offline mode for servers behind Velocity on Paper 1.19 and above. (#5052)
  • Discord: Console messages in Paper 1.18.2+ properly filter ANSI color codes once again. (#4942)
  • Discord: Numerous discord formatting issues have been fixed in relation to slash commands. (#4945)
  • Discord: Roles defined in the allowed-roles section of the config will no longer resolve to roles with the same name as another role's id. (#4983)
  • Discord: Leave messages are no longer sent to discord when the user was vanished. (#5009)

Regressions fixed from 2.19.5 and 2.19.6 dev builds

  • Essentials no longer fails to load on versions 1.8.8 through 1.12.2. (#4975)
  • Local chat allows you to send messages that are 1 character long without sending in public chat. (#5041)

Changes for developers

There are no API changes in this release!

Note: 2.19.5 had an issue with proxy detection on Paper. 2.19.6 has been released to address this issue.

For a full commit log, click here.


EssentialsX-2.19.6.jar(2.83 MiB) Primary Download
EssentialsXAntiBuild-2.19.6.jar(17.78 KiB) Download
EssentialsXChat-2.19.6.jar(26.32 KiB) Download
EssentialsXDiscord-2.19.6.jar(4.45 MiB) Download
EssentialsXGeoIP-2.19.6.jar(1.79 MiB) Download
EssentialsXProtect-2.19.6.jar(25.11 KiB) Download
EssentialsXSpawn-2.19.6.jar(17.69 KiB) Download
EssentialsXXMPP-2.19.6.jar(320.92 KiB) Download

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