14th July 2021
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A Bedrock Beta Changelog

We have another Bedrock Beta update today, and we’ve fixed a bunch of bugs! Also, we’ve made a fairly significant change to the way hostile mobs spawn – to test this out you’ll need to enable the Caves and Cliffs Experimental Features. We’re hoping this change will make your cave spelunking trips slightly safer, but you’ll still need to avoid falling in lava with a hotbar full of diamonds. Not that that ever happens, right?

Please continue to send us your feedback in the pinned threads at aka.ms/CavesCliffsFeedback, and search and report any new bugs you may encounter at bugs.mojang.com.


  • Monsters will only spawn in complete darkness  
    • This change is being made to balance the player’s ability to light up the new larger caves and make them safe from monster spawning 
    • Note that this change only affects block-light and not sky-light 
    • Please send us your feedback on this change at aka.ms/CCMobSpawningFeedback!



  • Fixed several crashes that could occur during gameplay


  • Amethyst Cluster block can no longer be placed on Grass Path blocks  
  • Corrected Deepslate Lapis Lazuli Ore block name from Deepslate Lapis Ore (MCPE-123605)  
  • Dispensers now remove bubble columns when removing water (MCPE-56462)  
  • Sea Pickles now change light depending on being in water or not (MCPE-131642)  
  • Snow layers are now melted by light from torches, etc. (MCPE-131272)  
  • Vanilla Parity: Falling gravity blocks will no longer break when landing on certain blocks  (MCPE-20109)  


  • Vanilla Parity: Using Bone Meal on Moss Blocks now also replaces Tuff blocks (MCPE-125922)  
  • Vanilla Parity: Fixed Light Block not being displayed correctly when being held (MCPE-123249)  
  • Fixed held items not disappearing visually to other players after a player dies when the Keep Inventory gamerule is enabled (MCPE-64235)
  • Nether Portals placed between chunks no longer break when leaving the Nether (MCPE-74333)  
  • Shears now correctly cut Vines and Glow Lichen faster (MCPE-123139)  
  • Weeping and Twisting Vines now grow correctly after the player breaks them (MCPE-90932)  


  • Adjusted padding for HD Textures in mipmaps level 1 in texture atlas to fix texture bleeding  
  • Half of the Enchantment Table book doesn’t render dark anymore (MCPE-106627)  
  • Blocks moved by a Piston are no longer white while moving  (MCPE-66250)


  • Axolotl spawns only when there is stone up to 10 blocks under them, and not in bubble columns  
  • Armor Stands now drop equipped items when destroyed by fire or lava (MCPE-94603)  
  • Limited the maximum number of Phantom mobs that can spawn (MCPE-106557)  
  • Goats now play their “impact 3” sound (MCPE-127757)  


  • Recipe Book crafting estimates no longer differ from the actual results
  • Experimental warning message is no longer displayed inconsistently when loading beta worlds  
  • Cursor items no longer count towards recipe ingredient in Recipe Book  
  • Selected recipe is now deselected when the player runs out of ingredients  
  • Non-craftable recipes no longer displayed in Recipe Book when search mechanism is used  
  • Nether blocks now appear in the crafting grid if any other ingredient is unavailable  
  • Fixed a wireless network connection error message that appeared when players were connected via a wired network  
  • Fixed various spelling errors in Character Creator  
  • Hover of widget buttons were showing corrupted appearance before full load was complete  
  • Fixed a legibility issue with some Japanese font characters  
  • Riding an animal now displays the correct tooltip term when played on a non-touch screen 



  • Renamed BlockTypes class to MinecraftBlockTypes 
  • Renamed Effects class to MinecraftEffectTypes 
  • Renamed Items class to MinecraftItemTypes 
  • Events 
  • Added read-only property currentTick to tick event – Returns the current server tick 
  • Renamed event createEntity to entityCreate 
  • Renamed event addEffect to effectAdd 
  • Renamed event activatePiston to pistonActivate 
  • Renamed event beforeActivatePiston to beforePistonActivate 
  • Renamed event explodeBlock to blockExplode 
  • Renamed event changeWeather to weatherChange


  • Target selectors ry and rym now support wrapping around north  


  • Killing a custom mob with an unknown loot table entry type will no longer cause a crash, and will now throw a content error (MCPE-129006)  


  • Rabbit with initialEvent specified now scales properly to adult rabbit size (MCPE-76643)  


  • Similar to the spawns_on_block_filter, the spawns_above_block_filter specifies a list of blocks and a distance. The mob can then spawn only if the nearest block within the specified distance below the desired spawnpoint is in that list (water and air not included). “minecraft:spawns_above_block_filter”: { “blocks”: “minecraft:stone”, “distance”: 10 }

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

As always, you can check out the latest full changelog at aka.ms/MinecraftBeta. Good luck and enjoy the beta update!

source: https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/article/minecraft-beta-1-17-20-22

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