3rd November 2022
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Posted: 3rd November 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! Remember to send us all your feedback at aka.ms/MC120Feedback and report any bugs to bugs.mojang.com.

Experimental Features


  • Fixed a bug where property velocity would return incorrect values in certain situations (MCPE-152715)
  • Added function canPlace – Returns if it is valid to place the desired block type or block permutation at a specified location (and optional face of the block)
  • Added function trySetPermutation – Attempts to place the desired block permutation at a location by first checking canPlace

Bamboo Woodset

  • The name displayed for “Bamboo Raft with Chest” is now “Raft with Chest” (MCPE-163327)
  • When dismounting from Raft and Raft with Chest the correct tooltip is now shown (MCPE-163326)


  • The “Place” prompt is now displayed correctly for all variations of Sign and Hanging Sign when using a controller
  • Mobs now pathfind properly on top of side-attached Hanging Signs


  • Players can no longer ride Camels through/in deep water (MCPE-163608)
  • Sitting Camels do not play the sitting down animation on load anymore, instead they are loaded already sitting
  • Camels can now auto step up one and a half blocks without jumping (MCPE-163322)


  • Running ‘/execute as’ from Command Blocks no longer inherits rotation from entity (MCPE-162680)


  • Fixed an issue where Hanging Signs could replace Spore Blossoms and Big Dripleaf
  • Fixed an issue where Hanging Signs could attach to Bamboo Saplings
  • Fixed an issue where using pick-block on a double Bamboo Mosaic Slab or breaking it would give a Bamboo Slab (MCPE-163906)
  • Fixed Bamboo Saplings not breaking when pushed by Pistons


  • Fixed a bug where Chain Command Blocks would not activate when Delay in Ticks was greater than 0


  • Fixed an issue where Hanging Signs would not be affected by block volume

Features and Bug Fixes


  • Boats and Boats with Chest are no longer teleported to (0, 0, 0) when pushed by a Piston (MCPE-163330)


  • Fixed improper LevelChunk blending when upgrading pre-1.18 worlds (MCPE-162480)


  • Added D3D12 support for Intel Integrated/Dedicated Graphics for compatible drivers


  • Fixed issues with Book & Quill not able to be signed and closed (MCPE-163325)


  • Shortened text when uploading worlds and add-ons so it fits in the dialog
  • You will no longer get an error message when joining a Realm that has been empty for several minutes

Stability and Performance

  • Navigating through the Recipe Book when the player had items that contain mobs in their inventory no longer causes significant drops in performance (MCPE-146462)
  • Reduced server lag with items going in and out of Hoppers (MCPE-68796)

Touch Controls

  • Fixed the Dismount button in the New Touch Control Schemes looking blurry (MCPE-156722)

User Interface

  • Fixed a bug in Pocket UI Inventory screen, where items could not be dropped back to inventory in Creative Mode
  • Fixed a bug in Pocket UI Inventory screen, where the ‘Craftable/All’ toggle could only be changed in the Search tab but not in any other tab
  • On Xbox, camera movement with mouse no longer changes mouse position when menu is reopened (MCPE-162890)
  • Text color for a selected item stack count is now white instead of yellow

Vanilla Parity

  • Getting killed by a mob with a renamed weapon no longer produces a death message with a redundant ‘s’ at the end (MCPE-163283)

Spectator Mode

  • When entering Spectator Mode while typing on a Sign, the Sign text screen now closes
  • If you swap into Spectator Mode while standing alone on a Pressure Plate, you lose weight and the Pressure Plate releases (MCPE-163177)

Technical Updates

Stability and Performance

  • Fixed Xbox controller stick deadzone and sensitivity (MCPE-162847)


  • Removed the Upcoming Creator Features requirement for the new execute command syntax
  • Version 1.19.50 is now required to run the new command syntax
  • Creators currently using the new execute command syntax in command blocks will have to go modify those command blocks in order to update those commands
  • Creators currently using the new execute command in behavior packs will need to change the min engine version to 1.19.50
  • The previous execute command syntax can still be used by using version 1.19.40 or less

source: https://feedback.minecraft.net/hc/en-us/articles/10309733836429-Minecraft-Beta-Preview-1-19-50-23

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