Minecraft Bedrock pink issue (textures or blocks turn pink) persists

Minecraft is a sandbox survival and building game originally developed by Mojang. Currently, the game is owned by Microsoft, although it is still available on PlayStation and Nintendo Switch consoles.

Minecraft encourages players to unleash their creativity by creating entire worlds with a building system full of possibilities.

The game is available in two versions: standard Minecraft (or ‘Bedrock’) and Java Edition. The two versions fundamentally differ in performance, mod support, and platform availability.

That said, there is a recurring issue in Minecraft Bedrock that has been around for at least a year.

According to multiple reports, Minecraft Bedrock players are facing an issue where textures or blocks randomly turn pink (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).

Minecraft Bedrock textures or blocks turn pink

Apparently the textures or blocks in Minecraft Bedrock are suddenly “bugged”, turning pink (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).

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Custom skin problem on bedrock

For some reason, my custom bedrock skin’s shirt is completely pink no matter which one is equipped. Even the Alex and Steve shirts appear pink.
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[Bedrock] It’s been at least a year with this pink block bug

Have they addressed this issue? Eventually, at least when joining Minecraft servers, everyone, many blocks, and sometimes even the UI will turn a bright pink color. No way to get rid of it unless you reboot and even then it will still come back. This happens to me on both PS4 and Windows 10.
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Moreover, the problem in question has been present for a long time, as there are related reports that are more than a year old. The cause of the issues seems to be the RenderDragon rendering engine.

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Some potential workarounds

At this time, there is no official acknowledgment of the issue from the developers. However, there are potential workarounds that would help resolve or mitigate it.

First, the easiest workaround is to restart the game when the problem appears. However, it will eventually happen again.

Eventually, at least when joining Minecraft servers, everyone, many blocks, and sometimes even the UI will turn a bright pink color. No way to get rid of it unless you reboot and even then it will still come back.
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A more complex option for players on Windows 10 is to install a version of Minecraft that does not include the RenderDragon renderer:

If you are playing on the Windows 10 version of Minecraft, you can install a version of Minecraft without RenderDragon, which prevents the pink issue from occurring. More information about this can be found here.
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Finally, you can also try the steps described in the following video:

We’ll update this story once new details emerge on this.

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