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Bedrock Edition



Release date

Xbox, Windows 10, Android: March 4, 2021

Beta for


Protocol version


Beta is the first beta version for Bedrock Edition 1.16.220, released on March 4, 2021,[1] which added the new mountain sub biomes[2] and re-added Glow Squid related features.



Dripstone Block
  • A decoration block.
  • Appears to be made of the same materials as stalactites and stalagmites but as a full cube.
  • Can be crafted from 4 pointed dripstone.
Glow Item Frame
  • Re-added to the game.


Glow Ink Sac
  • Re-added to the game.


Glow Squid
  • Re-added to the game.
  • Now emits the correct particles when being hit.

World generation[]

  • Mountain Meadow
    • The first layer of a mountain from the bottom.
    • The only biome not covered by snow, with flowers and sweet berries generates here.
    • Trees do not spawn here.
  • Mountain Grove
    • The second layer of a mountain, where rabbits spawn.
    • Mostly covered with Snow and Powder Snow.
    • Spruce Trees generates here.
  • Snowy Slopes
    • The third layer of a mountain, where goats spawn.
    • Mostly covered with Snow and Powder Snow.
    • This biome will only generate on mountains that are tall enough to generate it.
  • Lofty Peaks
    • One of the two possible fourth layers of a mountain, along with Snow Capped Peaks.
    • This biome will only generate on mountains that are tall enough to generate it.
    • Stone mountain, covered by a snow cap.
  • Snow Capped Peaks
    • One of the two possible fourth layers of a mountain, along with Lofty Peaks.
    • Ice, Packed Ice and Snow covering the whole mountain.
    • This biome will only generate on mountains that are tall enough to generate it.
Dripstone generation
  • Made up of primarily pointed dripstones and dripstone blocks, with large clusters of dripstone blocks hanging from the ceiling, pointed dripstone on the floor and ceiling, and many pools of water.
  • Currently added as a feature code file, does not generate in the overworld yet, and can only be generated using add-ons.


Death messages
  • Added death messages for being skewered by a falling stalactite
    • "<player> was skewered by a falling stalactite"
  • Added death messages for dying from falling on a stalagmite
    • "<player> was impaled on a stalagmite"



  • Re-added the ability to change sign text color using dyes.
  • Changed the textures to match Java Edition.
Pointed Dripstone
  • Now has the correct size and rotation when held in hand.
  • Now has the correct sounds.
  • Now has the correct hitboxes.
  • Are no longer destroyed by flowing lava.
  • Jumping on a Stalagmite will cause half hearts of fall damage.
  • Now drips water or lava into cauldrons if a source block is placed above the stalactite, and gradually fill the cauldron. Water drips even without any water above the block, but does not fill the cauldron.
  • Downwards facing dripstone in the nether will create lava particles instead of water particles.
  • Thrown tridents break pointed dripstone.
  • Changed item texture to match Java Edition.

World generation[]

  • The world height is now extended from 256 to 320 blocks.
    • The lower part of the Overworld still borders at y=0.


Performance and Stability
  • Fixed several crashes that could occur during gameplay.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when trying to rename a map on anvil while having its second slot occupied (MCPE-112905).
  • Command block in a command block chain will list the correct amount of ticking areas when a new ticking area is added before listing.
  • Title command no longer duplicates % symbols in message (MCPE-51033).
  • Using teleport with execute command now uses the dimension of the origin for its operations (MCPE-44104).
  • The "Results" field for search within the marketplace inventory now updates properly between different sections within the screen.
  • Enabled screen narration with touch input on the new achievements screen.
  • Fixed a bug where Text-to-speech read the wrong text while using VR.
  • Villagers are no longer able to go through walls to sleep in a bed if the bed is adjacent to them.