Minecraft Bedrock Beta Update

Minecraft is gearing up for one of the biggest updates in gaming history, the Caves and Cliffs update. Previously, it was supposed to arrive in the summer, but now the update has been split into two parts. If you’re looking to try out some of the features in the upcoming update, you can do so through the Snapshots and Bedrock Beta updates.

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Minecraft Bedrock Beta received a new update today that brings some changes to Axolotl along with other bug fixes and quality of life changes. Here are the full patch notes.

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Minecraft Bedrock Beta Update – Patch Notes (Today May 6)

Caves and Cliffs – Experimental Features

  • Minecarts with chests can also spawn in mineshafts at -y
  • Fortresses will be more hidden in larger caves
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Shulkers from teleporting below y=0 (MCPE-121810)

Caves and cliffs – not experimental


  • Axolotl can no longer move on its own while playing dead (MCPE-124128)
  • Axolotls no longer play dead on land


  • Dispensers can now dispense a Powder Snow Block using a Powder Snow Bucket
  • Skeletons no longer freeze when standing inside Powder Snow and turn into parasites after 45 seconds (MCPE-116781)
  • Mobs can now correctly find their way over Powder Snow (MCPE-118214)
  • Vanilla Parity: Powder Snow can no longer support scaffolding (MCPE-120947)
  • Vanilla Parity: Powder Snow Block mining time now matches mining time in Java Edition
  • Players can no longer jump onto powder to avoid sinking (MCPE-112023)

azalea leaf

  • Azalea and Blooming Azalea leaves now drop on their own when extracted with Silk Touch tools

Caves and Cliffs

  • Infested Deepslate variants can be found in the Extreme Hills biome
  • Copper Block is now crafted with 9 Copper Ingots
  • The copper block can be transformed into 9 copper ingots
  • Copper Ore and Deepslate Copper now drop 2-3 Raw Copper
  • Textures for raw iron, copper and gold items have been updated
  • Rough iron, copper and gold block textures have been updated
  • Compass and clock textures have been updated

spore flower

  • Spore Blossom no longer survives in water

The copper

  • Copper now has correct graphical and sound effects when waxing/unwaxing (MCPE-121827)
  • Undersides of leaves now display correctly when placed on copper slabs

shiny squid

  • Squid and Glow Squid now make a specific sound when letting out ink
  • Old signs no longer glow when dyed (MCPE-117835)


  • Increased the chance of getting a Screaming Goat when breeding a Screaming Goat with a non-Screaming Goat


  • Fixed an issue where flippant first person objects would render when zoomed in with the spyglass (MCPE-125825)

Pointed Dripstone

  • Stalactites now drop water a little more often when filling cauldrons

raw gold

  • Piglins now admires Block of Raw Gold
  • Piglins now admires raw gold

rooted earth

  • Tiling rooted earth towers no longer instantly turns it into a block of farmland


  • Spyglass is now part of the “Equipment” category of the Creative inventory (MCPE-126079)

Vanilla parity

  • Falling blocks now break when landing on Shulkers

User interface

  • Fixed controller slider sensitivity scaling (MCPE-33868)
  • Fixed a bug preventing users from reassigning the ‘E’ key in the “Keyboard and Mouse” settings (MCPE-124224)


  • Fixed an issue where Minecart with Command Block was not affected by the ‘CommandBlocksEnabled’ game rule (MCPE-93666)


  • The ‘/kick’ command works correctly if cheats and command blocks are disabled, and it no longer uses target selectors

Technical updates


  • Added AddVolumeEntityPacket which contains information about a volume entity, including its network ID and NBT containing information about volume definition and components, which will be added to the client registry
  • Added RemoveVolumeEntityPacket which contains the network ID of a volume entity to remove it from the client registry


  • Added a new optional “use_simplified_breeding” flag to the “minecraft:genetics” component. When this flag is set to true, offspring never inherit hidden alleles from parents as primary and primary alleles as hidden alleles. This makes it easier to set up a simple breeding logic

GameTest Framework

  • Components
    • [Removed] function setColor(color: Number)
    • property value: Number – Gets or sets the color of the entity
    • Added additional component interfaces. movement, navigation, healable, breathing, aging and tamable components can be referenced via entity.getComponent(componentName: string).
    • minecraft:color
  • Container – New interface for interacting with entity containers. Can be referenced via entity.getComponent(“inventory”).container
    • function setItem(slot: Number, itemStack: ItemStack) – Adds itemStack to the container at the given slot
    • function getItem(slot : Number) : ItemStack – Gets the itemStack in the given slot
    • function addItem(itemStack : ItemStack) – Adds the given itemStack to the first available slot in the container
    • function transferItem(fromSlot: Number, toSlot: Number, toContainer: Container) – Transfers an ItemStack from fromSlot of the container to toSlot of toContainer
    • function swapItems(slot: Number, otherSlot: Number, otherContainer: Container) – Swaps ItemStacks between container’s slot and otherContainer’s otherSlot
    • function worldLocation(relativeLocation : BlockLocation) – Transforms the coordinates of a given GameTest location into its corresponding world location
    • function relativeLocation(worldLocation : BlockLocation) – Transforms the coordinates of a given world location into its corresponding GameTest location

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