Minecraft Pocket Edition/Bedrock beta/Preview Changelog

17th August 2022
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Information on the Minecraft Preview and Beta: 

  • 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 Android (Google Play). To join or leave the beta, see aka.ms/JoinMCBeta for detailed instructions 

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

Please Note: The Beta update on Android will be delayed by at least 24 hours, thank you for your patience!

Vanilla Parity

Spectator Mode (Experimental)

  • Players in Spectator Mode are no longer affected by the Powder Snow fog effect (MCPE-156683)
  • Sadly, any leashed animals will not follow spectators anymore (MCPE-157065)
  • Players in Spectator Mode no longer emit particles while sprinting (MCPE-160397)
  • Spectator players with status effects applied no longer emit particles (MCPE-160398)

Chest Boats

  • Fixed an issue where Boats with Chests would not drop the Chest’s contents when destroyed by the /kill command (MCPE-160186)


  • Eating a stew will now leave the empty Bowl in the slot it was eaten from (MCPE-56367)
  • Drinking a potion will now leave the empty Glass Bottle in the slot you drank it from rather than your first empty inventory slot (MCPE-26436)


  • Drowned no longer spawn in Warm Ocean biomes


  • Oak and Mangrove Fence Gates are now flammable (MCPE-160098)

Features and Bug Fixes


  • Disallow Fireballs from travelling through portals to prevent an issue where they could become permanently stuck (MCPE-160938)
  • Fixed dropped items getting stuck at the edge of flowing water (MCPE-157167)


  • Fixed an issue where certain water textures with waterlogged blocks displayed the wrong texture (MCPE-156281)
  • Sky in The End dimension will no longer look like static upon entry while it is raining in the Overworld (MCPE-148843)


  • Fixed a bug where some custom items (from Creator Features packs), after being used, were duplicated upon player’s death (MCPE-128897)
  • Fixed a regression where an undamaged tool, such as Pickaxe, when name changed on an Anvil, would fail to work correctly when used for the first time (MCPE-152637)
  • Fixed a bug where some blocks that require a supporting block (for example Carpet or crops) did not appear on Maps when placed on a non-full block or above an air block (MCPE-159713)


  • Most common Marketplace connection issues will now automatically resolve themselves when conditions improve without needing to restart Minecraft (MCPE-155025


  • Allays and Bees should no longer get stuck on Lanterns or other low hanging objects (MCPE-155777)


  • Music is now included in the Android app and no longer has to be downloaded from Marketplace

Performance and Stability

  • Fixed performance issues when Striders are being ridden by baby Striders (MCPE-146478)

User Interface

  • The arrow within the crafting Pocket UI now fits appropriately without any clipping issues


  • Fixed a bug where a “%” was prepended to player names in the chat output of “/scoreboard players reset” (MCPE-151389)
  • Attempting to kill a player in Creative Mode using the “/kill” command now displays a message informing the player that it cannot be done (MCPE-16732)

Technical Updates


  • Non-Parrot mobs on a player’s shoulder will now adjust their position when the player crouches (MCPE-153996)

Data-Driven Block Components

  • Enables creators to add geometry up to 0.875 units outside of the regular block unit cube on any one side


  • Coral Fans now look identical when placed facing North, West, East, and South (MCPE-125311)


  • Text To Speech no longer ignores the volume setting on startup


  • Clarified the documentation for equipment_count to indicate it only counts equipped armor, and how to query for held items (MCPE-136134)

Experimental Features


  • The “/execute at” command now properly executes filters from the specified ‘at’ position (MCPE-156283)

GameTest Framework

  • Script Command
    • Added new sub-command /script watchdog exportstats– Exports a file containing memory usage and object handle statistics

Touch Controls

  • Can now switch hotbar slots while targeting a block while in a Boat (MCPE-156814)

source: https://feedback.minecraft.net/hc/en-us/articles/8485757633293

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