Minecraft Bedrock Edition Beta & Preview:

3rd May 2023
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Posted: May 3, 2023

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.

It’s time for another Minecraft Preview, and this week we have quite a few changes and improvements to Trails & Tales features! We love to hear from you so please send us your feedback and bug reports! Take a look at the full list of changes below!

Features and Bug Fixes:


  • Screen reader now properly reads description in popping window after disabling “Require Encrypted Websockets”
  • Screen reader now properly reads description in popping window after disabling “Allow mobile data for online play”

Amethyst Resonance

  • Blocks of Amethyst placed above or below Sculk Sensors or Calibrated Sculk Sensors now also resonate vibrations (MCPE-169562)



  • Sculk Sensors, Calibrated Sculk Sensors, and Sculk Shriekers will no longer lose in-flight vibrations when leaving the world
  • Fixed an issue where the Calibrated Sculk Sensor tendrils were not lighting uniformly
  • Fixed custom textures that override minecraft blocks with aux metadata as a list of textures (MCM-1655)

Pitcher Plant

  • Bone Meal now can’t be used on a Pitcher Plant to duplicate the flower (MCPE-169492)
  • Breaking Pitcher Plants with Fortune enchanted tools will now not drop more than one flower

Sniffer Egg

  • Sniffer Egg now uses a custom cracking sound instead of the one for Turtle Eggs (MCPE-169497)
  • Sniffer Egg no longer gets destroyed by fluid water or lava (MCPE-169491)
  • Sniffer Egg can now be placed in water and lava


  • Bone Meal now can’t be used on Torchflowers to spawn other flowers
  • Using Bone Meal on a Torchflower Crop will now always make it grow one stage

Calibrated Sculk Sensor

  • Calibrated Sculk Sensor now effectively filters vibration frequencies when powered by any power-emitting redstone component (MCPE-168885MCPE-169530)

Experience Orbs

  • Experience Orbs now merge when spawned with the summon command (MCPE-167247)


  • Banner Shields now take the same Shield from the Grindstone as Java Edition (MCPE-169540)
  • Third-person camera no longer creates a black pane when short sneaking under a 1.5 block gap (MCPE-166581)


  • Brushes no longer crash the game upon breaking (MCPE-169654)


  • Relic Music Disk is now included in the loot table for Trail Ruins (MCPE-169929)


  • Splitscreen players are no longer disconnected when one leaves (MCPE-168695)
  • Added Planting the Past achievement
  • Added Careful Restoration achievement


  • Screen fade effect when sleeping or using camera fade command will no longer appear when a picture is taken


  • Fixed the Sniffer’s head and ears z-fighting (MCPE-169423)

Sculk Sensor Phases

  • Sculk Sensors and Calibrated Sculk Sensors now play their “power off” sound at the end of the Cooldown phase instead of the Active phase

Touch Controls

  • Fixed issues with keyboard navigation on some menu screens on iOS and Android

User Interface

  • Animations in ‘Welcome to Minecraft’ modals are no longer rendered upside down on Android (MCPE-169522)
  • Button sounds will no longer sometimes occur when clicking a disabled button (MCPE-141124)
  • Fixed capitalization in title of Behavior Pack message modal (MCPE-156331)
  • Fixed a bug where respawning in VR sometimes softlocks the player in the death screen
  • Added new Cubemap background
    • View now rotates clockwise and is tilted down unless a global resource pack replaces the cubemap background
  • Text shadowboxes now have the correct opacity on interactable block screens

Vanilla Parity

  • Distinct green particles are now emitted by the player under effect of Hero of the Village status effect

Technical Updates:

Dedicated Server

Content logs now show in dedicated server console window with a configurable log level using these new server properties:

  • content-log-level – Sets the minimum level for content logs to output. Allowed values: “verbose”, “info”, “warning”, “error”. Default: info
    • Note: This log level also affects content logs written to disk when using content-log-file-enabled=true
  • content-log-console-output-enabled – Enables or disables content log output to the console window. Default: info


  • Custom entities with internal-only components or AI goals will fail to load in game
  • Custom entities are restricted to overriding Vanilla entities released before 1.20. Invalid entities used in the “identifier” or “runtime_identifier” field will result in content errors


  • Released the “minecraft:display_name” item component out of experimental in json formats 1.20.0 and higher
  • Released the “minecraft:durability” item component out of experimental in json formats 1.20.0 and higher
  • Released the “minecraft:fuel” item component out of experimental in json formats 1.20.0 and higher
  • Released the “minecraft:entity_placer” item component out of experimental in json formats 1.20.0 and higher
  • Released the “minecraft:icon” item component out of experimental in json formats 1.20.0 and higher

User Interface

  • Fixed a graphical issue where a gamepad icon would display over another screen


  • Added new “Chat Message Duration” accessibility setting to change how long chat messages remain on screen (3 seconds by default)
  • Renamed “Notification Duration” to “Toast Notification Duration” and fixed an issue were the setting had no affect on how long toasts remained on display

Experimental Technical Features:

Add-Ons and Script Engine

  • Added PlacementPosition (“minecraft:placement_position”) BlockTrait block trait
    • Adds states “minecraft:block_face” and/or “minecraft:upper_half”
    • “minecraft:block_face” is a six value integer state (down, up, south, west, north, east) that contains info on which block face the player clicked on when the block was placed
    • “minecraft:upper_half” is a boolean state with info on whether the block was placed in the lower or upper half of the block position
    • Both of these states are set when the block is placed (onPlayerPlace)


  • Moving getComponent(componentId: string): EntityComponent | undefined method to 1.2.0
  • Moving getComponents(): EntityComponent[] method to 1.2.0
  • Moving hasComponent(componentId: string): boolean method to 1.2.0
  • Moving EntityComponent class to 1.2.0
  • Moving EntityBaseMovementComponent class to 1.2.0:
    • Moving readonly maxTurn: number property to 1.2.0
    • Moving the following additional EntityBaseMovementComponent subclasses to 1.2.0:
      • EntityMovementAmphibiousComponent
      • EntityMovementBasicComponent
      • EntityMovementFlyComponent
      • EntityMovementGenericComponent
      • EntityMovementHoverComponent
      • EntityMovementJumpComponent
      • EntityMovementSkipComponent
  • Renamed EntityIsDyableComponent class to EntityIsDyeableComponent and moved to 1.2.0
  • Moving the following additional EntityComponent subclasses to 1.2.0:
    • EntityCanClimbComponent
    • EntityCanFlyComponent
    • EntityCanPowerJumpComponent
    • EntityColorComponent
    • EntityFireImmuneComponent
    • EntityFloatsInLiquidComponent
    • EntityFlyingSpeedComponent
    • EntityFrictionModifierComponent
    • EntityGroundOffsetComponent
    • EntityIsBabyComponent
    • EntityIsChargedComponent
    • EntityIsChestedComponent
    • EntityIsHiddenWhenInvisibleComponent
    • EntityIsIgnitedComponent
    • EntityIsIllagerCaptainComponent
    • EntityIsSaddledComponent
    • EntityIsShakingComponent
    • EntityIsShearedComponent
    • EntityIsStackableComponent
    • EntityIsStunnedComponent
    • EntityIsTamedComponent
    • EntityMarkVariantComponent
    • EntityPushThroughComponent
    • EntityScaleComponent
    • EntitySkinIdComponent
    • EntityVariantComponent
    • EntityWantsJockeyComponent
  • Added class EffectTypes
    • Added function get(identifier: string): EffectType – Returns the effect type if it exists
    • Added function getAll(): EffectType[] – Returns all of the effects
  • Updated class Effect
    • Updated duration property. Is the duration of the effect in ticks
    • Added property typeId. Returns the effect’s type id
  • Added interface EntityEffectOptions { amplifier?: number, showParticles?: boolean }
    • Added function removeEffect(effectType: EffectType | string): boolean – Removes an effect from an Entity. Returns false if the effect is not found or does not exist
    • Updated function getEffect(effectType: EffectType | string): Effect | undefined – Gets the effect if it exists on the entity. Otherwise returns undefined
    • Updated function addEffect(effectType: EffectType | string, duration: number, options?: EntityEffectOptions): boolean – Adds an effect to the Entity. Returns false if the effect cannot be added ( the effect does not exist, the duration is negative)
  • Items using the minimum duration for the “minecraft:fuel” component now work in the Blast Furnace and Smoker


  • Items with the ‘minecraft:throwable’ component now trigger the ‘throw’ sound effect when used


  • After Events
    • All non-before events have been moved from world.events to world.afterEvents
    • events has been removed from the world object
    • After events do not execute immediately, instead they are deferred until a later point in the tick when they are flushed. It is guaranteed that all events fired in a tick are flushed within a tick

source: https://feedback.minecraft.net/hc/en-us/articles/15421902578701-Minecraft-Beta-Preview-1-20-0-23

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