19th May 2022
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Information on the Minecraft Preview and Beta: 

  • Beta Version: | Preview Version: | Xbox Preview Version:
  • While the version numbers between Preview and Beta are different, there is no difference in game content
  • These work-in-progress versions can be unstable and may not be representative of final version quality
  • Minecraft Preview is available on Xbox, Windows 10/11, and iOS devices. More information can be found at aka.ms/PreviewFAQ
  • The beta is available on Xbox, Windows 10/11, and Android (Google Play). To join or leave the beta, see aka.ms/JoinMCBetafor detailed instructions

Here’s a list of what is new in this week’s Beta! As always, please search and report any bugs you may find at bugs.mojang.com and send us your feedback.

Features and Bug Fixes


  • “Controller lost connection” popup will be shown after progress screen if controller was disconnected while on that screen

Deep Dark

  • Sculk Shriekers and Sculk Catalyst now generate at the same rate in Java and Bedrock Editions (MCPE-153525)
  • Sculk Patches in the Ancient Cities and Deep Dark are now larger and more frequent (MCPE-154229)
  • Deep Dark Biome is now decorated with Sculk Patches regardless of y-level in world (MCPE-155213)


  • Fixed a crash that could occur when viewing wishlist
  • Fixed an issue that meant star rating icons would not be correctly filled sometimes
  • Fixed an issue that caused downloads to get stuck in queue (MCPE-54531)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from using templates to create new worlds (MCPE-155883)

User Interface

  • Re-added the possibility to drop items in the dark grey area around an item grid in Pocket UI, in order to address a closely related bug that prevented items being dropped outside of some custom GUIs in the Classic UI (MCPE-155813)

Technical Updates


  • Fixed a block serialization issue for some content packs where some blocks were changing to data value 0

source: https://feedback.minecraft.net/hc/en-us/articles/6343303294093

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