Affects Version/s: 1.16.2
Fix Version/s: None
Environment:Computer Environment: Running JRE 8 & Windows 10 on computer.
Minecraft Environment: Overworld
Glitch Discription: Wither skeletons will not track players into sunlight in the overworld even though they won't be burned. Instead, the wither skeleton will sit in the liquid or shade and continually swapping arm animations from neutral to hostile while ignoring the player, unless they (player) move into the shade/liquid. I have provided a video to the website in the attachment section that demonstrates the glitch. **
How to Reproduce:
1) Place a wither skeleton in water, lava, or a shaded area.
2) Be in survival mode and have the time set to day.
3) The wither skeleton will now stay on the edge of the "safe" spot while swapping animations, until the player enters the area or the time is switched to night. The wither skeletons seem to be scared of stepping into sunlight.
I attempted to find already reported bugs of the same nature, however no reports exist for the current latest version of Minecraft 1.16.2. Reports for older versions of MC seem to have been closed. It seems that this is either a recurring bug that returns every couple versions or one bug that hasn't been ever patched, as I have found multiple bug reports for past versions.
Links to similar reports:
1.16 Pre-Release 4: