28th April 2021
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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

It’s time for another Caves & Cliffs beta update, and we’re pleased to let you know that we’ve moved even more features out from behind the experimental toggle, and fixed a significant number of bugs! 

Please continue to leave us your feedback for these features in the threads at aka.ms/CavesCliffsFeedback, and search and reports any new bugs you may encounter at bugs.mojang.com


Features No Longer Behind the Experimental Toggle 

Axolotl & Glow Squid 

  • Axolotls are now available outside the Caves and Cliffs experiment  
  • Axolotls can be rehydrated with Splash Water Bottle and Lingering Water Bottle  
  • Axolotls now have their missing sounds (MCPE-123304)  
  • Axolotls now swim way more often (MCPE-123263)  
  • Updated the axolotl and glow squid spawn rules. They can now spawn in any biome and up to y=63 instead of y=30  


  • Cobblestone and Cobbled Deepslate are now used to repair stone items on an Anvil (MCPE-123670)

Powder Snow 

  • Powder Snow is now available in the Creative inventory  
  • Using a Bucket of Powder Snow on a Cauldron filled with Powder Snow results in a Powder Snow block being placed above the Cauldron  
  • Cauldrons fill up in snowy weather, creating a renewable source of Powder Snow (MCPE-105412)
  • Most mobs cannot walk on Powder Snow, but fall into the block instead 
  • Mobs inside a block of Powder Snow start to freeze and eventually take damage 
  • Players can protect themselves from Powder Snow by equipping leather armor 
  • Buckets can be used to scoop up and place Powder Snow 
  • Fall damage is now correctly prevented when a player or mob falls on a single powder snow block  

Glow Lichen 

  • Glow Lichen is now visibly as close to the surface it is placed on as Java Edition (MCPE-122665)  
  • Glow Lichen now has a map color that more closely resembles the color of the block (MCPE-126316)  


  • Colors applied to text on signs are no longer barely visible (MCPE-117516)  


  • Amethysts, Amethyst Shards, Amethyst Cluster Variants, Amethyst Buds, Budding Amethysts, Tuff Blocks, Calcite, and Smooth Basalt are now available in the Creative inventory  
  • Spyglass is now available in the Creative inventory  
  • Deepslate is now available in the Creative inventory  

Lush Caves 

  • Azalea Leaves and Flowered Azalea Leaves have correct color on maps  
  • Small dripleaf can now be placed on moss 
  • Lush Cave blocks are now available in the Creative inventory  


  • Dripstone is now available outside the Caves and Cliffs experimental toggle  
  • Pointed dripstone is now available outside the Caves and Cliffs experimental toggle  
  • Water drips from stalactites 

Glow Squid 

  • Glow Squid are now available outside the Caves and Cliffs experimental toggle  
  • Glow Item Frames are now available outside the Caves and Cliffs experimental toggle  
  • Glow Ink is now available outside the Caves and Cliffs experimental toggle  
  • Maps now glow in Glow Item Frames (MCPE-117503)  


  • Goats no longer drop Mutton when killed 
  • Goats are now available outside the Caves and Cliffs experimental toggle  


  • Waxed Oxidized Cut Copper Slabs can now be merged into full Waxed Oxidized Cut Copper blocks  
  • Copper is now available in the Creative inventory   
  • Lightning Rod is now available in the Creative inventory  

Moss block 

  • Using Bone Meal on a sapling planted on a Moss block now correctly grows a tree (MCPE-125689)  

Pointed Dripstone 

  • Pointed Dripstone now correctly gets destroyed after the block it was placed on are broken by block updates  

Raw Ore 

  • Fortune enchantment now cause more raw iron/gold/copper ore to be dropped  
  • Raw copper, iron and gold ore are now available outside the experimental toggle  


  • The “Caves and Cliffs” toggle is now correctly localized 

General Tweaks and Bug Fixes

  • Players can once again host multiplayer games and send invites over mobile/cellular data (MCPE-55405)   


  • Chemistry items icons no longer disappear after suspend/resume in Education Edition worlds  
  • Fixed issue with underwater fog being the same for all Biomes and view distance not increasing over time (MCPE-124282MCPE-124266
  • Underwater view distance is increased in Rivers and land biomes to be more like Minecraft Java when “Caves and Cliffs” experiment toggle is enabled. 


  • Boats now break when they collide with a Cactus from the side (MCPE-106044)  
  • Changed the position of bow to match previous versions (MCPE-116741)  
  • Crossbows in players’ and mobs’ hands are now rendered correctly in all perspective modes (MCPE-116737)  
  • Fixed animation issue causing an off-hand held shield to appear to re-equip whenever the player changes their main-hand item (MCPE-116773)  
  • Cauldrons that have been emptied after containing potion are now correctly filled with water when it rains  
  • Fixed issue where Fireworks of all colors could be crafted from any other color of Firework Charges (MCPE-90715)  


  • Blazes and Enderman once again receive damage from splash water bottles (MCPE-97483)  
  • Fixed a bug where mobs would not spawn below y=0 when the Caves and Cliffs experimental toggle is enabled (MCPE-122056)  

User Interface 

  • Updated the appearance of the loading screen  


  • Android should once again see invite notifications and achievement toasts! (MCPE-54902) 


  • Fixed an issue with certain blocks which could cause them to grow too quickly when ticked  


  • Mobs and entities once again make a sound when entering water  


  • The ‘/setworldspawn’ command is now prohibited in legacy worlds and affected worlds will reset their altered spawn positions to the original position (MCPE-27797)  

Technical Updates 

Add-Ons and Script Engine 

  • Added a MoLang query to get default bone pivots (MCPE-116741)  
  • Updated MoLang query to return normalized item use time remaining based off given parameters (MCPE-116737)  

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