Minecraft Bedrock Edition 1.20.40.23 Beta & Preview

27th September 2023
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Posted: 27 September 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 a list of what’s new in this week’s Minecraft Preview and Beta! As always, we really want to hear your thoughts on these fixes and features, so please send your feedback and ideas to aka.ms/MC120Feedback and report any bugs to bugs.mojang.com.

Features and Bug Fixes

Audio

  • The updated splash sounds now play on Android as well (MCPE-174524

Blocks

  • Third person camera no longer phases through the lower part of Cauldron (MCPE-173010
  • Falling in Powder Snow no longer causes any damage, no matter the height fallen from (MCPE-174859)
  • Lightweight mobs and entities wearing Leather Boots once again sink into the top layer of Powder Snow when falling from a height of more than two and a half blocks

Gameplay

  • Goat Horn sound is now considered a Jukebox/Note Block sound again (MCPE-175156
  • Fixed an issue where the game would lock up if a mob would move on a block with 0 friction (MCPE-173073)

Graphical

  • Random lights no longer appear in the world without a source (MCPE-169001

Graphics

  • Splash particles are now emitted at an actor’s waist instead of above their head

Items

  • Warped Fungus on a Stick is no longer held backwards in first person view (MCPE-169765

Mobs

  • Fixed a bug where the Sniffer ended digging as soon as item was created, not at the end of the specified dig duration 

Stability and Performance

  • Fixed a crash related to tessellation of water blocks

User Interface

  • Placing invalid items into offhand slot will no longer cause them to drop 

Technical Updates

EDU Features

  • Fixed a bug that prevented summon NPC commands from working if the users did not have worldbuilder permissions where the base version of the world was before 1.19.80

Editor

The Editor and its corresponding API are in early development, and available for keyboard/mouse on Windows PC Bedrock Preview builds. Tag us on social channels with #BedrockEditor.

Learn how to use the Editor, join the GitHub Discussion discussion forum to engage with the team, and get started building extensions via the starter kit and samples.

Fixed this week:

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Origin Vector3 item in the Selection pane from updating when the movement gizmo was dragged.

Entity Components

  • Unlocked “behavior.random_search_and_dig” for creators to use
  • “target_blocks” field added. List of blocks that the mob can dig on. Default if “target_blocks” isn’t added is Dirt, Grass, Podzol, Dirt with Roots, Moss, Mud, and Muddy Mangrove Roots
  • “item_table” field added. Path to a loot table that specifies what the mob can dig up. “item_table” takes precedence over “items”
  • Content errors added if the behavior has trouble reading or finding “item_table” and if unable to get an item from “items”
  • ‘on_item_found’ event now fires on item found AND digging finished. Before the event firing caused the digging to stop early

Experimental Technical Features

API

  • Added matchesfunction called on an entity, which takes in EntityQueryOptions and returns true if the entity matches and false otherwise.
  • Moved getRotationfrom beta to 6.0
  • Move setRotationfrom beta to 6.0
  • Added PlayerLeaveBeforeEvent– This event fires when a player leaves the server, before the Player object is removed
  • Releasing PlayerDimensionChangeAfterEvent beta to 1.6.0

Graphical

  • High emissive values (> 0.25) no longer obscure surface detail in the Deferred Technical Preview 

source: https://feedback.minecraft.net/hc/en-us/articles/19883048087693/

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