14th September 2022
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Posted: 14th September 2022

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 feel free to send us your feedback.

We would also love to hear your thoughts and feedback in this survey – you can check it out here: redsto.ne/Minecraft-Survey

Features and Bug Fixes

Vanilla Parity

Spectator Mode (Experimental)

  • Water fog is no longer removed for players in Spectator Mode (MCPE-161105)


  • Fixed fall damage accumulating while the player is in a Trapdoor block at the top of a bubble column (MCPE-158858)


  • Fixed a bug where mobs with a long hit range could hit players through walls (MCPE-55790)

User Interface

  • Fixed a bug in Pocket UI where items could be dropped in the dark-grey areas around the item grid in the Crafting Table screen
  • Fixed a bug in Pocket UI where items could be dropped in the dark-grey areas around the item grid in the inventories for the Horse, Mule, Donkey, and Llama
  • Fixed a bug where the death screen message was visible when the showdeathmessage gamerule was set to false

Vanilla Parity

  • Sweet Berries can now be planted on Farmland (MCPE-99632)
  • Changed bubble column strength to match Java Edition (MCPE-158858)


  • Dirt Path and Farmland block collisions are now one texel lower (MCPE-12109)
  • Players now sink in Soul Sand and Mud blocks (MCPE-154973)
  • Players swimming above Mud will not have their screen covered (MCPE-153737)
  • Projectiles landing on Mud will not repeatedly shake (MCPE-153744)
  • Amphibious mobs no longer have trouble pathfinding around Mud Blocks (MCPE-153961)


  • Ravager now can be hurt by Evoker Fangs
  • Increased Ravager collision box size to match Java Edition (MCPE-142171MCPE-45531)
  • Increased Ravager speed to match Java (MCPE-48145)


  • Added new overload to the /summon command that adds rotation arguments
    • New overload is /summon [ spawnPos : x y z] [yRot: float] [xRot: float] [spawnEvent: string] [nametag: string]
    • Previous overload ‘/summon [ spawnPos : x y z] [spawnEvent: string] [nametag: string]’

Technical Updates

Stability and Performance

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when using the hasItem selector and specifying a negative value for the item’s data (MCPE-152314)

Experimental Features


  • Implemented the “/execute facing ” and “/execute facing entity ” commands
  • Implemented the “/execute align ” command

Data Driven Blocks

  • “minecraft:direction” is no longer exposed as a data-driven blockProperty. Blocks throw a content error when the “minecraft” namespace is used

GameTest Framework

  • Removed built-in GameTest Behavior Packs


  • Added flag is_hidden_in_commands in menu_category to control whether or not a block can be used in commands

source: https://feedback.minecraft.net/hc/en-us/articles/9159676401933

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