Minecraft Bedrock Edition Beta & Preview

20th July 2023
Bedrock News
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Posted: 20 July 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.

Here’s what’s new in this week’s Minecraft Preview and Beta! Please continue to send us your feedback and bug reports, and enjoy the update!

Features and Bug Fixes


  • Rabbits, Polar Bears, and items no longer levitate above Top Snow blocks (MCPE-172381


  • Structure Void blocks placed in the world can once again be highlighted and destroyed when holding a Structure Void block (MCPE-172429


  • Breath meter now refills when swimming with head above water (MCPE-170969
  • The Crawling experimental toggle has been removed and Crawling under 1 block gaps is now fully implemented into the game 

Recipe Unlocking

  • You can now enable Recipe Unlocking on the Create New World screen (MCPE-172956)
  • The command for unlocking recipes has been updated. The autosuggestion to give a player a recipe now says “player: target” instead of “victim: target” (MCPE-172402

Stability and Performance

  • Fixed missing low disk space warning on Xbox 


  • The text-to-speech narrator will now read the disconnected message in the game menu when opened without an internet connection 

User Interface

  • iOS only: Fixed a bug in multiline text edits where some text was sometimes deleted when typing after repositioning the caret with spacebar (MCPE-166152
  • Changed button text from “Manage” to “Cancel” in Options > Subscriptions 
  • Fixed layering issue causing the underground vignette effect to draw on top of the hotbar (MCPE-159217)

Technical Updates


  • Removed server-authoritative-sound bool from server.properties 
  • Exposed DimensionType to scripting
  • The /camera command no longer requires the experimental cameras toggle
    • Note: The cameras experiment still contains several example preset JSON files for reference
  • Released the “minecraft:wearable” item component out of experimental in json formats 1.20.20 and higher
  • Exposed the following feature placement rules from behind the data driven biome experimental toggle. This allows creators to attach their custom features to a biome, and to define the rules by which those features are placed
    • minecraft:aggregate_feature
    • minecraft:cave_carver_feature
    • minecraft:fossil_feature
    • minecraft:geode_feature
    • minecraft:growing_plant_feature
    • minecraft:multiface_feature
    • minecraft:nether_cave_carver_feature
    • minecraft:ore_feature
    • minecraft:partially_exposed_blob_feature
    • minecraft:scatter_feature
    • minecraft:search_feature
    • minecraft:sequence_feature
    • minecraft:single_block_feature
    • minecraft:snap_to_surface_feature
    • minecraft:structure_template_feature
    • minecraft:surface_relative_threshold_feature
    • minecraft:tree_feature
    • minecraft:underwater_cave_carver_feature
    • minecraft:vegetation_patch_feature
    • minecraft:weighted_random_feature


  • Released the “minecraft:digger” item component out of experimental in json formats 1.20.20 and higher 
  • Deprecated “on_dig” parameters from “minecraft:digger” item component in formats 1.20.20 and higher 

Experimental Technical Features


  • Added camera scripting APIs for the following APIs:
    • setCamera(): to set the camera to a specified preset
    • fade(): to start a camera fade
    • clear(): to clear the current settings on the camera
  • Released Scoreboard API’s from beta to V1.4.0
    • Updated Scoreboard.getObjectivegetObjectiveAtDisplaySlot, and clearObjectiveAtDisplaySlot to return ‘| undefined’
  • Removed MinecraftBlockTypes defined in @minecraft/server
  • Moved ItemUseBeforeEvent to 1.4.0
  • Moved ItemUseOnBeforeEvent to 1.4.0
  • Moved ItemUseAfterEvent to 1.4.0
  • Moved ItemUseOnAfterEvent to 1.4.0
  • Moved ItemStartUseOnAfterEvent to 1.4.0
  • Moved ItemStopUseAfterEvent to 1.4.0
  • Moved ItemStopUseOnAfterEvent to 1.4.0
  • Moved ItemCompleteUseAfterEvent to 1.4.0
  • Moved ItemReleaseUseAfterEvent to 1.4.0
  • Moved ItemStartUseAfterEvent to 1.4.0
  • Moved DimensionLocation to 1.4.0
  • Renamed PositionInUnloadedChunkError to LocationInUnloadedChunkError and moved it to 1.4.0
  • Renamed PositionOutOfWorldBoundariesError to LocationOutOfWorldBoundariesError and moved it to 1.4.0
    • Moved getSpawnPoint to 1.4.0
    • Moved setSpawnPoint to 1.4.0
    • Moved getDefaultSpawnLocation to 1.4.0
    • Moved setDefaultSpawnLocation to 1.4.0
  • Released isValid() from Beta to 1.4.0 for the following classes:
    • Block
    • Container
    • Entity
    • Player
    • SimulatedPlayer
  • WorldAfterEvents
    • Removed projectileHit
    • Added projectileHitBlock
    • Added projectileHitEntity
  • Added class ProjectileHitBlockAfterEvent export class:
    ProjectileHitBlockAfterEvent { readonly dimension: Dimension; readonly hitVector: Vector3; readonly location: Vector3; readonly projectile: Entity; readonly source?: Entity; getBlockHit(): BlockHitInformation; }
  • Added class ProjectileHitEntityAfterEvent export class:
    ProjectileHitEntityAfterEvent { readonly dimension: Dimension; readonly hitVector: Vector3; readonly location: Vector3; readonly projectile: Entity; readonly source?: Entity; getEntityHit(): EntityHitInformation; }
  • Fixed a bug where ContainerSlot would not work with certain container types (MCPE-168805

source: https://feedback.minecraft.net/hc/en-us/articles/17785920851725

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