The Kubernetes project maintains release branches for the most recent three minor releases (1.24, 1.23, 1.22). Kubernetes 1.19 and newer receive approximately 1 year of patch support. Kubernetes 1.18 and older received approximately 9 months of patch support.

Kubernetes versions are expressed as x.y.z, where x is the major version, y is the minor version, and z is the patch version, following Semantic Versioning terminology.

More information in the version skew policy document.

Release History


Latest Release:1.24.3 (released: )
End of Life:
Patch Releases: 1.24.1, 1.24.2, 1.24.3

Complete 1.24 Schedule and Changelog


Latest Release:1.23.9 (released: )
End of Life:

Complete 1.23 Schedule and Changelog


Latest Release:1.22.12 (released: )
End of Life:

Complete 1.22 Schedule and Changelog

Upcoming Release

Check out the schedule for the upcoming 1.25 Kubernetes release!

Helpful Resources

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Kubernetes Release Cycle

Patch Releases

Release Managers


Kubernetes release notes.

Version Skew Policy

The maximum version skew supported between various Kubernetes components.

Last modified June 17, 2022 at 4:17 PM PST: Replace skew shortcode parameters (e7caadc564)