29th September 2022
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Posted: 29th 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/JoinMCBetafor 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.

Features and Bug Fixes

Vanilla Parity

  • Getting killed by a mob with a renamed weapon now produces a death message with the item name (MCPE-162055)
  • Wither Skeletons can now spawn inside of Wither Roses (MCPE-110127)
  • Decreased the amount of hunger used while swimming to match Java Edition (MCPE-154452)
  • Librarian Villagers can now offer Enchanted Books with Curse of Vanishing and Curse of Binding (MCPE-84906)

Spectator Mode (Experimental)

  • Shulker bullets no longer follow Spectators (MCPE-162069)
  • Spectators are now invisible to normal players
  • If a player is in Spectator Mode and other non-spectating players are present on the server, the spectating player won’t affect mob despawning anymore
  • If there are only spectating players on the server, mob despawning is now put on hold

User Interface

  • Fixed a bug where death messages were sometimes too long to fit on screen (MCPE-156550)
  • The inventory button for touch devices is now reset to its default appearance after closing the inventory
  • Fixed the crafting screen search string not saving correctly
  • Fixed an issue with the durability bar missing on inventory screens on Xbox (MCPE-162063)
  • Fixed a bug where the sign in button on Create New World didn’t work on some platforms

Mobile Touch Controls

  • Fixed a bug where items could not be removed from the hotbar by moving them onto other items in Creative Inventory on mobile devices
  • Fixed an issue where the stack splitting progress bar was not aligned on touch mode
  • Adjusted layout of the touch toolbar and status effect icons based on user feedback
  • Temporarily disabled the preview of our new Touch Stack Splitting UX while we work through feedback


  • When a mob is a passenger in a Boat, neither the Boat nor the mob are allowed to change dimension (MCPE-154919)


  • The book of an Enchanting Table now properly faces a nearby player (MCPE-29924)


  • NPCs can now have no name, hiding the nametag above their head


  • Fixed an issue with Marketplace bundle prices not showing as free after purchasing

Performance and Stability

  • Fixed a potential crash source in explosions
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when leaving a split screen session

Technical Updates

Experimental Features


Major breaking change to experimental JavaScript APIs:

All script modules have been renamed to follow a new convention.  

  • mojang-gametest-> @minecraft/server-gametest
  • mojang-minecraft-> @minecraft/server
  • mojang-minecraft-ui-> @minecraft/server-ui
  • mojang-minecraft-server-admin-> @minecraft/server-admin
  • mojang-net-> @minecraft/server-net

For example, rather than using:

import * as mc from “mojang-minecraft”;


import * as mc from “@minecraft/server”;

  • Use of script eval()and Function() must be explicitly enabled in  json 
    • To do this, set script_evalin capabilities

“capabilities”: [  “script_eval”]

  • Root path for imports has changed; scripts/prefix are no longer allowed.
  • For imports, use import “./source.js” or import “source.js”
  • Deprecated use of import “scripts/source.js”

Actor Properties

  • Fixed “bool_property” filters that didn’t specify a “value”


  • Temporarily disabled the rotation for the /summon command while a bug is worked on
  • Fixed a rotation issue when a Command Block executes ‘execute facing’ and ‘execute rotated’ (MCPE-162256)
  • Implemented the ‘/execute in’ command
  • Implemented the ‘/execute anchored <eyes|feet>’ command


  • Release BlockGeometryComponent out of experimental in JSON formats 1.19.40 and higher
  • Release BlockMaterialInstancesComponent out of experimental in JSON formats 1.19.40 and higher
  • Renamed minecraft:block_light_filtercomponent to minecraft:light_dampening 

source: https://feedback.minecraft.net/hc/en-us/articles/9527647861005

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