Bedrock Edition beta

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Bedrock Edition



Release date

Xbox One, Windows 10, Android: April 15, 2021

Beta for


Protocol version


Beta is the fourth and final beta version for Bedrock Edition 1.16.230, released on April 15, 2021,[1] which adds new cave generation, and fixes bugs.


World generation[edit]

  • Added new noise caves, which come in two types: "spaghetti" and "cheese" caves.
  • Added flooded aquifer caves.
  • The old "carver" cave generation still generates, combining with the new caves.
Spaghetti caves
  • Long, narrow caves.
  • Utilize noise generators for generation.
  • Can form cave entrances when they intersect with land.
Cheese caves
  • Utilize noise generators for generation.
  • Often form caverns of various sizes.
  • Can form cave entrances when they intersect with land.
  • Used to generate bodies of water in new caves.
  • Currently only used below Y=31, meaning any noise caves between Y=31 and Y=63 are flooded with water. This will be fixed.
  • Replaces the old underwater cave carvers/canyons.
  • Fish, axolotls, and glow squid spawn in aquifers if it is under an ocean or river.



  • Improved visibility when swimming in underwater caves.

World generation[edit]

  • Introducing noise based caved generation that enables caves of more varied sizes and shapes.
  • Bringing local water levels to caves, allowing each cave to have its own water level.
  • Mineshafts now fit into large caves.
  • Mineshaft corridors are now attached to the ceiling via chains or to the floor via wood pillars when missing support platform.
Ore distribuition
  • Changed ore generation to match the new world height, and to add more strategy to mining.


  • Fixed a crash that could occur during gameplay.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when curing a Zombie Villager in another dimension if the player had not travelled back to the Overworld since entering the World. (MCPE-121559)
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when generating jungle biomes when the Caves and Cliffs experimental toggle was enabled.
Character Creator
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when switching between owned and non-owned Character Creator items.
  • Fixed an issue with Character Creator items not applying properly to characters. (MCPE-122726)


  1. "Minecraft Beta - (Xbox One/Windows 10/Android)" – Minecraft Feedback, April 15, 2021.