16th October 2019
Minecraft News
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PLEASE READ before participating in the Minecraft Beta:

  • Joining the beta will replace your game with a work in progress version of Minecraft
  • You will not have access to Realms and will not be able to join non-beta players while you’re previewing the beta
  • Any worlds played while in the beta cannot be opened in previous versions of the game so please make copies of worlds to prevent losing them
  • Beta builds can be unstable and are not representative of final version quality
  • The beta is available only on Xbox One, Windows 10, and Android (Google Play). To join or leave the beta, see aka.ms/JoinMCBeta for detailed instructions


  • Crashes/Performance
    • Fixed several crashes that could occur during gameplay
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when breaking a crafting table
    • Fixed a crash that could sometimes be triggered by certain Honey Block states
    • UI Textures now load in more quickly when joining and leaving a world
    • Fixed a crash that could sometimes happen after pressing any button during chat UI closing animation 

  • General
    • The main menu background (Cube Map) now matches that in the Java Edition
    • Bee Nests now spawn in more types of tree, as they do in the Java Edition
    • Fixed a bug that could cause some models to appear incorrectly in the Character Creator
    • Various tweaks and fixes to the Character Creator 
    • Fixed an issue that would sometimes cause the loading screen background to not show correctly when joining a split-screen multiplayer game 
    • Fixed a navigation issue that could cause an incorrect focus change when choosing an option from the pause menu
    • Honey Blocks textures are now the same on Java and Bedrock
    • Slime block textures are now the same on Java and Bedrock
    • Fixed an issue that was causing worn items to transfer between Character Creator models unexpectedly

  • Gameplay
    • Breaking a Beehive while in creative mode will no longer drop the block as an item
    • The Honeycomb block crafting recipe now matches Java, and can be crafted with 4 honeycomb items 
    • The Honeycomb block now uses the stone block sound instead of the slime block sound (MCPE-53577)
    • Green particles are now shown when crops get pollinated by Bees
    • Pillager Patrols no longer spawn in the End or Nether dimensions (MCPE-51481)
    • Mob behaviour when jumping on Honey Blocks is now more consistent for all mobs
    • Slime Blocks and Honey Blocks no longer stick to each other when interacting through piston-mechanics 
    • Fixed an issue that could sometimes cause touch screen controls to become inverted (MCPE-50256)
    • Pick Block now works correctly on Bees (MCPE-53445)
    • Fixed the held item bobbing animation when moving in first person view (MCPE-51212

  • Mobs
    • Reduced the time that Bees take to search for a new hive when a hive is full
    • Bees no longer try and find their way home if they end up in the Nether or the End dimension 
    • Bees can now be tempted and fed with two-high flowers
    • Bees will now attack if a player harvests honey from the hive at night 
    • Fixed a bug that was causing Bees to not get angry when their hive was harvested
    • Bees now escape from the hive when it is on fire (MCPE-53609)
    • Changed return-to-home priority so that bees are more eager to go home when it’s raining 
    • Bees no longer clip inside honey blocks when flying near them
    • Bees now spawn only in blocks you can move through (instead of getting stuck inside leaves, for example)
    • Bees are now able to gather nectar from flowers that have been placed in the Nether 
    • Bees now hover correctly over flowers, instead of beside them
    • If a Bee’s home hive is blocked, it will no longer hover endlessly outside the hive
    • Fixed an issue that was sometimes preventing Bees from entering hives that are not full 
    • Baby Pigmen now hold their swords in their hands, rather than around their necks (MCPE-53454)

  • Items
    • Dragon heads now appear at the correct height (MCPE-53129

  • Graphical
    • Fixed a bug that was sometimes causing chests to become invisible (MCPE-52790)
    • Held items no longer render incorrectly in front of the worn pumpkin vignette
    • The block breaking animation will again show if a block is below water when the player is above
    • The player’s hand no longer disappears when gliding with Elytra (MCPE-53092

  • User Interface
    • Fixed an issue that could cause some UI flickering when navigating through the Character Creator

  • Add-Ons and Script Engine
    • Fixed an issue with entity geometry that was causing some custom mob models to break
    • Fixed an issue with particle billboarding that was causing them to appear flipped in the wrong direction
    • Fix for scaling item in hand rendered items when the mob scale is non 1.0
    • Fixed an issue with pivot points for custom geometry cube models

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