26th March 2020
Minecraft News
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Brand new Minecraft Bedrock Nether beta has released for Android, Windows 10 & Xbox. This weeks beta focuses on stability + fixes rather than Nether Update features – below is the official changelog for this update.

Minecraft Beta – (Xbox One/Windows 10/Android)

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 ms/JoinMCBeta for detailed instructions

NOTE: This beta is a work in progress version of the full Nether Update. Some features seen in Java Edition snapshots may not yet be present.

Crashes and Stability

  • Fixed several crashes that could occur during gameplay
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur in split-screen when the host saves and quits the game 
  • Fixed stability issues when using some custom character creator skins 
  • Improved performance related to maps in item frames (REALMS-1532)


  • Made several Bedrock Dedicated server documentation updates and fixes (BDS-1084BDS-2341BDS-3141BDS-3051BDS-1085)
  • Fix issue where imported world templates (.mctemplate) were not visible on Gear VR
  • Fixed an issue related to chunks not loading correctly in Realms (REALMS-2037)
  • Fixed skin texturing issue on “Alex” model


  • Fixed an issue with Villager goals which prevented them from working
  • Newly-created maps now start with the correct zoom level (MCPE-63416)
  • Fixed an issue where maps from converted ‘Editions’ worlds were at the wrong scale (MCPE-58796
  • Fixed shearing a sheep not updating its texture to sheared sheep model (MCPE-63188)
  • Fixed an issue with some enchantments not working correctly (MCPE-63124)
  • Fixed an issue with music disc names not showing in the correct language 


  • Fixed rendering issues for sign text through other transparent objects such as glass (MCPE-55327
  • Fixed Maps in item frames flashing purple and black image before the map loads
  • Animation scale now uses linear interpolation between keyframes

Add-Ons and Scripting

  • Switching to a different geometry using a render controller now immediately change the geometry in game
  • Fixes for selectors with an empty tag as argument @e[tag=] and @e[tag=!]

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