Blender 2.80-beta announcement

Nov 29, 2018

As of today, the Blender 2.8 project officially entered the Beta phase. That means all the major features are in place, and the Blender developers start focusing on bug fixes and polishing features based on user feedback.

Blender 2.80 Beta is available for download as a continuously updating build, getting more stable and day by day.

We do not recommend using Beta versions in production, there are still many bugs and data loss is possible. The exact release data for Blender 2.80 final is unknown at this point, but we estimate at least 4 months before things are fully stable.

Add-on authors can now start updating their code for Blender 2.8. There may still be some smaller API changes, particularly if user feedback requires use to adjust new features. However in general we will try to keep breaking changes limited.

The bug tracker is open for any bug reports. We expect there will be many reports, so it may take a while for a developer to get to yours. As usual, please carefully follow the bug reporting instructions to make the process as efficient as possible.