Minecraft Bedrock Edition Beta & Preview

10th January 2024
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Minecraft Beta & Preview –

Posted: 10 January 2024

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 the latest Minecraft Preview and Beta. As always, we love to hear your feedback, so please let us know what you think here, and report any bugs you may encounter at bugs.mojang.com.


Experimental Features

Trial Spawner

  • If the Trial Spawner has less than two seconds remaining to spawn a mob when detecting a player, the spawn delay is set to two seconds


  • The Breeze now reflects all projectiles
  • The Breeze now reflects projectiles back toward the shooting entity, with a 40-degree spread
  • The pixels at the bottom of the Breeze’s torso rods now match with their surrounding colors

Features and Bug Fixes


  • Banner items of identical colors now consistently stack together, whether or not they have previously been placed in the world as blocks (MCPE-43391)
  • Wither Roses now damage mobs every 0.5 seconds, instead of every 2 seconds (MCPE-55878
  • Containers being cloned no longer keep their container screens open or cause crashes

Double Chest & Double Trapped Chest

  • Fixed pixel shading on the Double Chest and Double Trapped Chest lids (MCPE-169495


  • The “You Need A Mint” achievement can now only be unlocked by collecting Dragon’s Breath (MCPE-177409


  • Players can now consume Suspicious Stew even when their hunger bar is full (MCPE-122491


  • The scattering of Experience Orbs released while fishing has been reduced (MCPE-170540
  • Zoglins can no longer spawn in Peaceful difficulty and will despawn if the difficulty is switched to Peaceful (MCPE-79480)
  • Experience Orbs no longer collide with mobs (MCPE-87711
  • Sweet Berry Bushes no longer damage Bees moving through them (MCPE-114689
  • Wolves can now spawn on both Snow and Top Snow within Grove biomes (MCPE-147656

Stability and Performance

  • Fixed a bug that could cause infinite loading while joining a Realm

World Generation

  • The limitations on which blocks can be replaced by Dark Oak and Acacia trees now also apply to their branches, not just their trunks
  • Top Snow placed at generation time now also covers Tall Grass and flowers (MCPE-142321)  

Technical Updates


  • Changed “Unsupported or out of bounds value..” errors to use ArgumentOutOfBoundsError Error type 


  • Added the ability for data-driven blocks to remove faces in the geometry when abutting a full and opaque block. A new field has been added to the Block Geometry Component, which references a new Culling .json file (found in the resource pack block_culling directory) that sets up culling rules for the tessellated geometry 

Dimension API

  • setWeather method argument duration now uses ArgumentOutOfBoundsError Error type


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 forum to engage with the team, and get started building extensions via the starter kit and samples.

Update this week:

  • Fixed a bug where submenu items were incorrectly added to the root level upon refreshing the editor screen

Experimental Technical Updates


  • PropertyOutOfBoundsError
    • Added a new PropertyOutOfBoundsError that throws when a property that is bounded is set out of bounds
  • ContainerSlot APIs now throw an InvalidContainerSlotError if the container slot is invalid, or if a property is set on an empty slot
  • Property typeId no longer returns undefined for empty slots, but instead throws an InvalidContainerSlotError
  • Added function hasItem – Returns whether the slot contains an item
  • Added function getCanPlaceOn – Returns an array of block identifiers that the item can be placed on
  • Added function getCanDestroy – Returns an array of block identifiers that the item can destroy when used


  • Healthbar of mounted rideable mobs is now properly displayed (MCPE-177696)
  • Execute command now fails when comparing unloaded blocks (MCPE-177195)
  • Hud command now works as expected – the /hud command allows creators to show/hide each element individually as well as show/hide all. Hiding one element no longer hides ‘all’ elements.


  • Fixed an issue causing caves to appear illuminated by the sun (aka “Light Leaking”) in the Deferred Technical Preview
  • Volumetric fog is no longer affected by sunlight in enclosed spaces in the Deferred Technical Preview 

source: https://feedback.minecraft.net/hc/en-us/articles/23082413763341-Minecraft-Beta-Preview-1-20-60-25

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