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Bedrock Edition



Release date

Xbox, Windows 10, Android: August 4, 2021

Beta for


Protocol version


Beta is the fifth beta version for Bedrock Edition 1.17.30, released on August 4, 2021,[1] which fixes bugs.



  • No longer spawn in less than 5x4x5 area.
Magma Cubes
  • Medium Magma Cubes now have a larger hitbox (1.04 x 1.04 blocks) to match Slimes.
  • No longer spawn in less than 3x3x2 area.
Zombies, Zombie Villagers, Husks and Drowned


  • Added "Clear Hotbar" option to the controller settings.
  • Added "Show Border Effect" in the world settings.


  • New chemistry material reductions can now be defined in the JSON files.
  • Chalkboards now appear consistently when being placed.
  • The /clone command now copies signal strength for Levers and Redstone Dust.
  • The /structure command can now specify a <to: x y z> position argument with y below 0 as long as it is equal or above the minimum height for that dimension.
  • Added functionality for Intellisense options: "d" and "default" in the gamemode command selector.
  • Minecart with Command Block can now use the self selector (@s) in its commands to target itself.
  • The /time set command now sets the correct time and day when specifying a time above 24000 or below the current time (e.g. /time set 0 sets the day to 0, /time set 28000 sets the day to 1), and /time can now set or add to a negative world time.
  • Updated documentation formatting for item components.
  • Using water buckets to collect fish has been version locked to prevent breaking old world templates.


Stability and Performance
  • Fixed several crashes that could occur during gameplay
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur when downloading large Marketplace worlds
  • Text to Speech now correctly reads item names in the inventory
  • Inventory grid slots are no longer double counted for Text to Speech focus controls
  • Light blocks are now visible when holding another, and also show brightness value (MCPE-123249)
  • Fixed Light Block not being removed when left-clicking it while holding a Light Block (MCPE-123258)
  • Fixed Light Block brightness not being adjustable when right-clicking it (MCPE-123387)
  • Fixed Light Block hitbox issue (MCPE-135277)
  • Fixed Barrier Block being destructible whilst not holding a Barrier Block
  • Boats now disappear from inventory correctly after placing it on water in Survival mode (MCPE-136445)
User Interface
  • Text to Speech for chat setting once again correctly narrates chat messages (MCPE-129901)
  • Sidebar strings are now localized properly when a new language is loaded or the current language changes
  • Updated the Achievements button and moved from the Profile screen to the Main Menu and Pause screens
  • Enabled new achievements screens for VR (not including PSVR)
Vanilla Parity
  • Eating Chorus Fruit while gliding no longer deals fall damage to the player (MCPE-112621)
  • Fixed an animation parity issue with Skeletons not using both arms to hold their Bows (MCPE-670)
  • Fixed an issue where mobs would sometimes render with incorrect geometry when viewed from the Structure Block preview window (MCPE-95183)
  • Experimental Features: Wither can now be spawned on negative heights (MCPE-125270)
  • Ghasts no longer spawn in less than 5x4x5 area (MCPE-133687)
  • Magma Cubes no longer spawn in less than 3x3x2 area (MCPE-46540)
  • Medium Magma Cubes now have a larger hitbox (MCPE-132159)
  • Shulker boxes now remain in Dispensers when dispensed at world limit (MCPE-130085)
  • Unicode font now correctly highlights on Signs with glowing text (MCPE-130072)
  • Waterlogged blocks no longer occasionally turn into ghost blocks (MCPE-136537)
  • Pumpkins placed facing South, East, or West now can now be used to trade with Villagers if they were mined with Silk Touch tools (MCPE-105540)
  • More Candles can no longer be added to Candles placed without any support block (MCPE-130810)
  • Sky no longer renders through walls of a large enclosed area when using fog.
  • Fixed the ability to add launch point positional offset for projectiles spawned with the spawn_entity component.
  • Fixed the ability to add angular offset to launch vector for projectiles spawned with the spawn_entity component.
  • Fixed offset not working for projectiles summoned through an interaction.
  • Fixed projectile angleoffset value only reflected if shooter is riding another entity.
  • Fixed rotation of projectile launchpoint around a mob when projectile offset specified.
  • Fixed query.item_remaining_use_duration having improperly scaled or inverted results.


  1. "Minecraft Beta - (Xbox One/Windows 10/Android)" – feedback.minecraft.net, August 4, 2021.