MINECRAFT POCKET EDITION/BEDROCK 1.16.0.59 Nether Beta Released

Bug fixes, stability & balances are now the main focus. With the 1.16 Nether Update having most major features introduced in the previous snapshots/betas it looks like making sure those bugs are squished is now a priority. It has not been confirmed there will be no more new features but Minecraft updates tend to release around June/July with the developers then focusing on the end of year update.

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

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. 

Fixes 

Crashes and Stability  

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when trying to stack different types of slab (MCPE-73435

General 

  • Removed quotation marks from loading screen tips 
  • Fixed the issue with ambient noises playing too frequently in the Nether (MCPE-69154
  • Renamed various blocks, and renamed json files to reflect changed block names (MCPE-65390
  • The “Change Emotes” Button is no longer missing on Android Devices (MCPE-69082)  
  • The “p” in “Pigstep” music disc is now capitalized (MCPE-70466
  • Adjusted hopper hitbox shape (MCPE-47541
  • Nether Sprouts item texture no longer extend outside the bounds of an Item Frame when rotated 

Gameplay 

  • Spawned cave mobs aren’t counted as surface mobs anymore (MCPE-41273
  • Added nether wood crafting recipes and make them not burn as fuel in furnaces (MCPE-65391)  
  • Fire now ticks properly, and can be extinguished by rain (MCPE-69072
  • Added chain crafting recipe (MCPE-69089
  • Added fire sound for soul fire (MCPE-66899
  • Gold ore can now be smelted in Furnaces and Blast Furnaces (MCPE-68978)  
  • Smelting Ancient Debris now gives XP (MCPE-65787
  • Quartz Bricks can be now only be crafted Quartz blocks
  • Polished Basalt can now be crafted using a stonecutter 
  • Crafting polished Basalt now gives the player the correct amount of blocks in return (MCPE-66515)  
  • Warped and Crimson Stems can no longer replace blocks when grown or are generated (MCPE-65661)  
  • Shields can now be dispensed and equipped to players 
  • Fortune enchantment now works again (MCPE-67169)  
  • Pumpkins and Melons will now grow when underneath observers (MCPE-48717
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the Ender Dragon to reset after leaving and returning to fight area (MCPE-51501)
  • Fixed an issue with too many cats spawning in Villages (MCPE-60331)

Mobs 

  • Hoglins no longer spin around when moving down full blocks 
  • Fixed bug in `MeleeAttackGoal` where mobs would not attack if they were sitting in a boat or minecart  
  • Tweaked spawn rates for Piglins, Hoglins, and Zombified Piglins 
  • Piglins now correctly equip golden armour when it is thrown to them
  • Piglins that are admiring now drop gold ingot if one-shotted 
  • Hoglin and Strider babies now have the lead attached at the correct spot  
  • Zombified Piglins are now immune to fire damage (MCPE-65381)
  • Also changed the ‘fireimmune’ attribute to be correct for multiple mobs 
  • Wither skeletons now render armour correctly 
  • Fixed a bug where a mob could catch on fire if it was standing on an entity that was in lava
  • Bees no longer get stuck under stairs (MCPE-61625)
  • Tweaked the Baby Strider hitbox which was too small
  • Baby Hoglins now have ‘cute’ oversized heads (MCPE-65454)
  • Mobs now correctly equip Netherite armor 
  • Piglins can now exist in Peaceful difficulty (MCPE-65405
  • Piglins no longer hover when aboard boats and minecarts  (MCPE-68258
  • Endermen can now spawn in the Soulsand Valley biome 
  • Piglins and Hoglins now flee from Zoglins (MCPE-69784
  • The correct sound now plays when Hoglins transform into Zoglins

World Generation 

  • Ruined portals in nether now use Blackstone 
  • Fire charges can now be found in Ruined Portal chests
  • Tweaked Ruined Portal loot tables – changed number of rolls to match Java 
  • Made Ruined Portals spawn less frequently 
  • Updated Bastion loot tables (MCPE-69005MCPE-68986)
  • Magma Cube spawners now generate inside Bastions (MCPE-69424
  • Walls in generated structures now form the proper connections (MCPE-66369

Graphical 

  • Tweaked Piglin and Hoglin spawn eggs to match Java 
  • Golden Tools that are being examined by Piglins render correctly in their hands (MCPE-72477, MCPE-70868
  • Piglins arms now swing correctly when walking
  • Fire now burns blue when burning on Soul Sand (MCPE-65429)  

User Interface 

  • Fixed iOS keyboard covering the text input box when typing (MCPE-53030