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Axolotl and Crystal

Bedrock Edition



Release date

Xbox One, Windows 10, Android: May 26, 2021

Beta for


Protocol version


Beta is the first beta version for Bedrock Edition 1.17.10, released on May 26, 2021,[1] which fixes bugs.



Block of Quartz, Crafting Table, Polished Blackstone Bricks, Cracked Polished Blackstone Bricks, and Sculk Sensor
  • Changed the textures to match Java Edition.
Rooted Dirt
  • Rooted dirt texture is now randomly rotated, matching the behavior of the regular dirt block (MCPE-123197).


Dried Kelp, Netherite Axe, Netherite Boots, Netherite Hoe, Netherite Ingot, Netherite Pickaxe, and Netherite Sword
  • Changed the texture to match Java Edition.


  • When fed with a bucket of tropical fish, it will now return a water bucket instead of a bucket (MCPE-127382).
  • Axolotl's hitbox is now smaller to match the size of the mob.
  • Axolotls no longer move their tails while playing dead (MCPE-123309).
  • Skeletons now turn into strays after 20 seconds inside powder snow, instead of 45 seconds.

Non-mobs entities[]

End Crystal
  • Changed the models to have three cubes again instead of two, and to match Java Edition.


  • Added a new accessibility icon in the Settings menu.


  • Added query.show_bottom - a query for determining whether or not the entity's bottom is rendered.
  • Added query.death_time - a query for determining the elapsed ticks since a mob started dying.
  • Added math.min_angle - a math expression for minimizing the angle magnitude (in degrees) into the range [-180, 180].
  • Loot chests with Seed = 0 now correctly randomize if placed on the same coordinates.
    • Note that pickblocking a Vanilla loot chest before opening it will now result in identical loot in each copy unless the player set the seed to 0 in the NBT.
Data Driven Mobs
  • Graphics hardware that supports a maximum D3D11 feature level of 9_3 or below are no longer supported.
Stability and Performance
  • Added better error handling for JSON parsing. Also added several new content errors for item parsing as well as for loot tables.
  • Incoming client-sync properties for newly seen types will properly register with client-side Actor Property Manager groups.


Vanilla Parity
  • Thunderstorms now happen as often as on Java Edition (MCPE-72798).
  • Guardians and elder guardians now attack axolotls on sight.
  • Drowned now attack axolotls on sight.
  • Azalea can now be bone-mealed when placed on clay.
  • Using Pick Block on azalea leaves and flowering azalea leaves now results in the correct blocks being picked (MCPE-128092).
Copper Ore
  • Copper ore is now placed after other Overworld ores in the Creative inventory (MCPE-119724).
  • Deepslate is now placed after other stones in the Creative inventory (MCPE-127592).
Glow Item Frame
  • Glow item frame is now placed after regular item frame in the Creative inventory (MCPE-117532).
Hanging Roots
Lightning Rod
  • Lightning rod no longer breaks falling blocks that land on it (MCPE-116545).
  • /title clear now correctly clears the title and subtitle from the HUD (MCPE-97636).
Dressing Room
  • Profile screen reload button is now localized.
  • Fixed split-screen players not able to rename items on anvils (MCPE-108405).
  • Projectiles such as snowballs and eggs no longer cast shadows.
  • All dropped items now have a similar floating height.
  • Data-driven items now swing faster when not targeting blocks (MCPE-119702).
  • Firework rockets obtained from /replaceitem command now have a flight duration (MCPE-109037).
  • Firework stars obtained from /replaceitem command now have proper color values (MCPE-109037).
Lush Caves
  • Small dripleaf now only drops itself when broken with shears.
Powder Snow
  • Burning mobs can no longer destroy powder snow when the Mob Griefing gamerule is disabled.
User Interface
  • Hotbar item tooltip duration now scales with the length of the tooltip's text.


  1. "Minecraft Beta - (Xbox One/Windows 10/Android)" – feedback.minecraft.net, May 26, 2021.