10th January 2020
Minecraft News
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New year, new beta build. Released to the community recently was beta version this once again focuses on bug fixes, crashes and stability – There is no news as to when the Nether Update beta and snapshots will start.

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 sometimes occur when a split-screen player joined a game on Nintendo Switch
    • Placing a compass and locator map in the crafting grid no longer causes the game to crash (MCPE-57882)
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when travelling through a Nether Portal with another entity (MCPE-58568)
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when loading the “Extreme Speed Runner” Marketplace world on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One  
  • General
    • Fixed an issue that could cause text to overlap when using different window resolutions in the Marketplace
  • For Map Makers and Add-On Creators:
    • Local space for particles attached to entities will again inherit the locator’s bone rotation

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