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Bedrock Edition

Planned release date


Development versions

1.17.40 is an upcoming minor update to Bedrock Edition with no set release date, which will fix bugs.[1]



Data Driven Items
  • Updated documentation for Block Rotation Component.
  • Added required toggles to documentation and to content error for block components.
Data Driven Blocks
  • Updated documentation for BlockExplosionResistance.
  • Added a content error for using a material but not providing the required number of textures to the render controller.
  • Add new compile errors for expressions like 'text' + 3, which were previously ignored (This is a Versioned Change as of engine version 1.17.40).
User Interface
  • Added an ImGUI window for easier viewing of content errors.


  • Falling stalactites are now offset properly to avoid interacting with entities outside their intended hitbox (MCPE-132772).
  • Beehives now generate in the world facing south.
Candle Cake Blocks
  • Pressing the 'use' button on a Candle Cake now consumes the correct amount of cake slices (MCPE-135519).
Character Creator
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when using Character Creator.
  • Tweaked color tint for default Steve skin to match default Steve (MCPE-120818).
  • Altered message for when friends change skins (MCPE-92772).
  • Education Edition items are no longer shown as an option when using @e[type=] (MCPE-78363).
  • Fixed a bug that caused players to be set on fire upon changing dimensions if there was Lava underneath the Nether Portal (MCPE-28765).
  • Players can no longer eat food at full hunger in Survival mode (MCPE-60807).
  • Sea Grass no longer spawns under Lily Pads during world generation to avoid breaking them.
  • Villagers can no longer spam doors open and closed (MCPE-28055).
  • Cartographers now more consistently give new maps on all platforms.
World Generation
  • Amethyst geodes are now much less likely to generate in Strongholds, and if they do they will not destroy End Portals (MCPE-129861, MCPE-128799).
  • Improved world visibility culling for underground situations to eliminate seeing sky at the end of tunnels/stairs (MCPE-128372).
  • Improved mob pathing around partial blocks (MCPE-127381).
  • Armor no longer renders on Pillagers and Vindicators, but are still granted armor effects (MCPE-74242).
  • Fixed an issue with mob rendering that caused Vindicator Axes to be visible even when they're not attacking on older Resource Packs (MCPE-123229).
  • More mobs will spawn underground in the Overworld.
Powder Snow
  • Powder Snow no longer disappears when looking at it from a distance (MCPE-127565).
Structure Block
  • Trapdoors now rotate correctly when loaded from a Structure block (MCPE-66933).
User Interface
  • Fixed an issue where the d-pad and directional keys could not be used to navigate in certain parts of the UI (MCPE-132826).
  • Fixed an issue where an error message could be shown after suspending the game on the achievements screens with screen animations disabled (MCPE-132269).
  • Fixed an issue where an obscure gamerule was added to settings (MCPE-139025).
  • Fix keyboard/d-pad navigation from custom server to edit server button.
  • New achievements screens are available on Windows 10 ARM-based PCs.
  • The sign in text on the start screen will no longer overlap the Marketplace button.
  • Add space between tab title and the word 'Tab' for text-to-speech on Settings screen.
  • Added "More Info" button to failed sign-in modal.
  • Command blocks with 'Needs Redstone' and a non-zero 'Delay in Ticks' will now execute only if they remain powered for the delay duration (MCPE-74281).
  • Fix alignment of the sidebar display from the /scoreboard command when text length changes.
  • Fixed failure to render leash when attached to a mob outside of viewport (MCPE-63931).
  • Fixed ability to summon experience orbs via /summon command (MCPE-130835).
  • Fixed display only entity destruction in chunk discard scenarios.
  • Fixed query.item_remaining_use_duration having improperly scaled or inverted results (This fix is a Versioned Change as of engine version 1.17.30).


  1. "Minecraft Beta - (Xbox One/Windows 10/Android)" – feedback.minecraft.net, September 9, 2021.