The latest stable release of Blender is Blender 4.0.2, released on December 5, 2023. It is the second minor release of Blender 4.0. The main changes in Blender 4.0.2 are:
- Improved Cycles Light Linking: Cycles Light Linking now supports grouping lights and controlling their visibility and influence separately.
- New Principled BSDF shader: The Principled BSDF shader has been redesigned with a new interface and improved features.
- Better Color Management: Blender's color management system has been updated to support the VFX Reference Platform 2023.
- Geometry Nodes repeat zone: The repeat zone node in Geometry Nodes has been improved to make it easier to create repeating patterns.
In addition to these major changes, Blender 4.0.2 also includes hundreds of bug fixes and other improvements. You can download Blender 4.0.2 from the Blender website.