I Want a 1.16.5 server but my server boots up with 1.15.2

Posted January 19, 2021 2.3k views
JavaUbuntu 20.04Gaming

I was following the tutorial but everytime I tried to replace the 1.15.2 with 1.16.5 (the latest version) it kept on booting up a 1.15.2 server. How do I fix this?

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Hi @maximumthorson

If you’ve followed the tutorial exactly you’ll have 1,15,2 as that’s the version used there. Having said that, if you turn you attention to

You need to download the current version of the Minecraft server. You can do this by navigating to Minecraft’s Website and copying the link that says Download minecraft_server.X.X.X.jar, where the X’s are the latest version of the server.

You can now use wget and the copied link to download the server:


Once done, do to the following

mv server.jar minecraft_server.1.16.5.jar

And from there you can continue using the same steps in the tutorial and it will install the specific version you are looking for.


by Mason Egger
Minecraft is a popular sandbox video game. As of late 2019, it was the second best-selling video game of all time. In this tutorial, you will create your own Minecraft server so that you and your friends can play together. Specifically, you will install the necessary software packages to run Minecraft, configure the server to run, and then deploy the game.