Minecraft Bedrock Beta & Preview

29th May 2024
Bedrock News
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Posted: 29 May 2024

Information on 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, PlayStation 4, 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 the latest Minecraft: Bedrock Edition Beta and Preview update! Please keep sending in any suggestions you have at feedback.minecraft.net, and please report and upvote any bugs you find at bugs.mojang.com!

We have a few known issues in this Preview and Beta that we aim to have addressed as quickly as possibly:

  • New Preview Realms cannot be created through the Worlds tab
  • Players do not receive damage from suffocation
  • Game invites do not pop up on iOS
  • Invite only and Visible to LAN Players toggles are missing from the Multiplayer settings some platforms

Features and Bug Fixes

Character Creator

  • Updated the Dressing Room category names for “Headwear”, “Outerwear”, and “Footwear”

Customizable controls

  • Customized controls no longer revert after player stops flight (MCPE-180234
  • The control customization screen is now automatically exited when input mode is switched to something other than touch controls 
  • The paper doll can now be shown in the HUD when customizable controls is enabled (MCPE-176334)
  • Customized control button sizes remain stable when going up or down Scaffolding or Ladders (MCPE-178820

Game Tips

  • Added chat game tip. The tip appears when there are remote players in a world or if cheats are enabled
    • If the chat game tip can be shown for a player, the open chat instructions posted in the chat are removed


  • Fixed Wolf Armor breaking not emitting enough Scute particles (MCPE-179664
  • Mounted entities are no longer immune to Wind Charge projectile damage
  • Banners are once again obtainable via the recipe book (MCPE-179650
  • Tweaked the way the dismount position is calculated to better align with moving vehicles. This could result in minor differences when dismounting fast vehicles

Loading Tips

  • Added animated title to the loading tips dialog

Preview Realms

  • A local World can now be uploaded to a Preview Realm World through the Edit World screen, similar to a non-Preview Realm
  • Typing into the search box on the Realms Stories Members tab no longer overrides the filter options 
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when viewing Realms Stories on a busy Realm
  • New lines are no longer removed from Realms Stories posts that are displayed in the story feed 

Stability and Performance

  • Fixed item and block corruption when converting worlds from legacy Console Edition 

Structure Blocks

  • Fixed the Help button link in the Structure Block’s menu (MCPE-179672

User Interface

  • Refreshed assets for Achievements screen: all achievements unlocked illustration, no achievement unlocked illustration, and the GamerScore icon
  • Added a button for exiting the world from the death screen when in Hardcore mode (Preview only) 
  • Fixed a bug that caused half-absorption hearts not be rendered (MCPE-181245)

Technical Updates


  • Biome components “minecraft:forced_features” and “minecraft:ignore_automatic_features” are now deprecated 


  • Restored the back-side texture of the Sunflower to be leafy green (MCPE-181275
  • “coral_fan_hang” block is now split into unique instances “tube_coral_wall_fan”, “brain_coral_wall_fan”, “dead_tube_coral_wall_fan”, and “dead_brain_coral_wall_fan” 
  • “coral_fan_hang2” block is now split into unique instances “bubble_coral_wall_fan”, “fire_coral_wall_fan”, “dead_bubble_coral_wall_fan”, and “dead_fire_coral_wall_fan” 
  • “coral_fan_hang3” block is now split into unique instances “horn_coral_wall_fan” and “dead_horn_coral_wall_fan”
  • “stone_block_slab4” block is now split into unique instances “mossy_stone_brick_slab”, “smooth_quartz_slab”, “normal_stone_slab”, “cut_sandstone_slab” and “cut_red_sandstone_slab” 
  • “mossy_stone_brick_slab” now has a destruction time of 1.5


  • Do not show Hardcore mode option when creating an editor project 
  • Updated Selection, Brush, Line, Paste, Delete, Fill tool to load bounds before applying changes
  • Added IActionBar API to manage scripted IActionBarItem
  • Added property actionBar: IActionBar to IPlayerUISession API which represents quick action items in the action bar selector UI
  • Added addColorPicker method to IPropertyPane API to display a color picker property pane item for modifying RGBA values 

Technical Experimental Updates


  • EntityBreathableComponent
    • Changed function setAirSupply(value: number): void to property airSupply: number in beta
    • Added property readonly canBreathe: boolean to beta
  • EntityComponent
    • Moved class EntityMovementComponent from beta to 1.12.0
    • Moved class EntityLavaMovementComponent from beta to 1.12.0
    • Moved class EntityMovementGlideComponent from beta to 1.12.0
    • Moved class EntityMovementSwayComponent from beta to 1.12.0
    • Moved class EntityUnderwaterMovementComponent from beta to 1.12.0 
  • Added class PlayerCursorInventoryComponent which adds read-only access to the players cursor inventory and the ability to clear it

source: https://feedback.minecraft.net/hc/en-us/articles/27128575309325-Minecraft-Beta-Preview-1-21-10-21

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