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Bedrock Edition



Release date

Xbox, Windows 10, Android: May 13, 2021

Beta for


Protocol version


Beta is the eighth beta version for Bedrock Edition 1.17.0, released on May 13, 2021,[1] which adds lava aquifers and fixes bugs.



Azalea and Flowering Azalea
  • Now correctly turns into a tree if placed on Moss Block.
Deepslate and Infested Deepslate
  • Top and bottom textures are now applied in isotropic manner.
    • Due to tessellation limitations, isotropic are limited to deepslate when these textures are up and down (as this is a rotatable block) for now.
Powder Snow
  • Textures are no longer randomly rotated.


  • Axolotl no longer attacks invisible mobs.
  • Axolotl textures have been updated.
Glow Squid
  • Naturally spawned Glow Squid now despawn.

World generation[]

Amethyst Geode
  • Are now slightly rarer, from 1 geode in 48 chunks to 1 geode in 53 chunks.


Controller tooltips
  • Added tooltips for:
    • Holding a Spyglass.
    • Collecting lava from a cauldron using a bucket.
    • Collecting powder snow from a powder snow block using a bucket.
    • Empty lava into a cauldron from a bucket.
    • Empty powder snow into a cauldron from a bucket.
Experiments toggle
  • Added a warning for loading an old world with Experimental features in a new version of the game.
  • Added a label that indicates that a world is Experimental.
  • Added a description for Experimental features in the world creation screen.


Changes have been made behind the Caves & Cliffs experiments toggle, which gives early access to the world generation coming in Bedrock Edition 1.18.0.

  • Aquifers below Y=0 will sometimes be made of lava.


Caves & Cliffs
  • Bred Axolotl maintain their color after being placed from a Bucket (MCPE-123328).
  • Amethyst Buds and cluster breaking animation no longer floats in the air.
  • Aligned in-hand rendering of Amethyst Bud items with Java Edition (MCPE-126726).
  • Players are now able to use Pick Block Small Dripleaf (MCPE-123571).
  • When bonemealing Small Dripleaf, the resulting Big Dripleaf is at least 2 blocks tall (MC-214159).
  • Mobs can once again pathfind around Pointed Dripstone.
  • Naturally spawned Glow Squid now despawn (MCPE-126701).
  • Using Pick Block on a Glow Squid in Creative now gives the Glow Squid Egg (MCPE-126946).
  • Lightning that strikes Lightning Rod no longer has the chance to trigger Skeleton traps.
  • Multiple blocks can no longer be placed on Powder Snow (MCPE-116205).
  • Fences and Walls no longer connect to Powder Snow (MCPE-113504).
  • Fog effect is no longer applied to the third-person camera when the camera isn't inside Powder Snow (MCPE-126028).
  • Powder Snow Block no longer becomes invisible if the Player is extinguished by both the Powder Snow Block and any other method at the same time (MCPE-124414).
  • Powder Snow no longer has one corner that collides with mobs.
  • Skeletons transforming in to Strays now play appropriate transformation sounds.
  • Withers no longer take freeze damage from Powder Snow (MCPE-126788).
  • Bees no longer gather nectar from Sweet Berry Bushes.
  • Bees can once again enter Beehives and Bee Nests (MCPE-122705).
  • Player who receives negative damage will not generate absorption heart (MCPE-94178).
  • When a Player using the touch interface presses and holds the crafting output window, they can rapidly craft items up to one stack (MCPE-28689).
Iron and Gold ore
  • Iron and Gold Ore now drops the correct block item instead of nothing when mined on worlds that have a Base Game Version locked to a value lower than 1.17.
  • Picking up part of a stack no longer picks up the entire stack and drops the excess (MCPE-105330).
Player Animations
  • Fixed Players showing the Bow holding animation after respawning when killed by another Player (MCPE-58861).
  • Fixed issue where certain items (Bow, Crossbow, Trident, shield in main hand) wouldn't bob with View Bobbing turned on (MCPE-125853).
  • Removed Lit Deepslate Redstone translation (MCPE-123605).
  • Fixed issue with Simburbia world where standing next to a windows shutter block would obscure the view with the "update" texture.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when using the /stopsound command to stop the elytra.loop sound (MCPE-120336).
  • Fixed a merge bug when loading json definitions for Vanilla mobs.
  • Fixed a bug with the summonable property of overridden vanilla mobs pre JSON version 1.8.0, which caused Bees to not be summonable (MCPE-58557).
  • The "has_equipment" filter will now properly evaluate custom entity spawn eggs.
  • The "ImpactDamageSubcomponent" will again only prevent damage from being dealt to fire immune mobs if the 'catchFire' field is true and the projectile is on fire.
  • Fixed a crash on Windows 10 that can occur in ray tracing mode due to a stale pointer reference.
  • Fixed various cases when ray tracing textures would not be reloaded (resolution switching, upscaling mode switching, ray tracing on/off toggling).
  • Fixed Enchanted Bow's textures being too dark (MCPE-119701).
Dedicated Server
  • The dedicated server log will now list all Experiments enabled in a world when loading it.


  1. "Minecraft Beta - (Xbox One/Windows 10/Android)" – feedback.minecraft.net, May 13, 2021.