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beta 1.18.0.21
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Edition

Bedrock Edition

Type

Beta

Release date

Xbox, Windows 10, Android: October 14, 2021

Beta for

1.18.0

Protocol version

474

Beta 1.18.0.21 is the second beta version for Bedrock Edition 1.18.0, released on October 14, 2021,[1] which makes tweaks to world generation and fixes bugs.

Additions[]

Command format[]

/loot
  • Added the /loot command with spawn loot overload.

Changes[]

Blocks[]

Copper Ore
  • Now drop 2-5 Raw Copper when mining instead of 2-3.
Stonecutter

Mobs[]

Axolotls
Cod, Salmon, Pufferfish, Tropical Fish, Squid, and Dolphins
  • Now only spawn in water from Y=50 to Y=64.
  • Additionally, tropical fishes now also spawn in lush caves at any height.
Drowned
  • Now can spawn in aquifers inside dripstone caves.
Glow Squids
  • Now only spawn in water blocks under Y=30.
Goats

World generation[]

Amethyst Geodes
  • Now only generate up to Y=30.
  • Rarity has been increased to match 1.17 levels.
Biomes
  • Non-cave biomes (e.g. Savannas) no longer change with height.
  • Tweaked the relative size of some biomes, to match 1.17 a bit closer.
  • Increased the average size of most biomes.
  • Tweaked frozen biomes blending.
Canyons
  • Canyons are now placed on the same height as on pre-1.18 world generation.
Dungeons
  • Increased the amount of dungeons, especially below Y=0.
Gravel
  • Increased the number of blobs.
Lakes
  • Water lakes were removed, because Aquifers could provide local water levels.

Ore distribution changes.

Ore distribution
  • Copper Ore now generates between Y=-16 and Y=112, generating the most at Y=48, and increased the number of blobs.
  • Added more unexposed Diamonds.
  • Extra gold generates below Y=-48.
  • Decreased minimum generation height of the upper range of Iron Ore from Y=112 to Y=80, and increased the number of blobs.
Villages
  • Now slightly more spread out.

General[]

Title screen
  • Main menu background is changed to reflect Caves & Cliffs: Part II.
    • The new background however is not visible due to the beta resource packs being applied in all beta versions.

Experimental[]

These additions and changes are accessible by enabling the "Enable GameTest Framework" experimental toggle.

Technical[]

GameTest Framework
  • deltaTime
    • Added deltaTime read only property to TickEvent which represents the time between the last Level tick in seconds

Fixes[]

Caves & Cliffs
  • Fixed shifted sub-chunks on Caves & Cliffs flat worlds (MCPE-140428)
  • Hoodoos now generate in Eroded Badland biomes again (MCPE-141083)
  • Strange pillars no longer generate below Eroded Badland biomes (MCPE-141342)
  • Water and Lava springs now correctly generate at the expected frequency
  • Fixed issue with Copper Ore hanging mid-air in ravines (MCPE-141189)
Actors
  • Lightning bolts do not have a shadow anymore (MCPE-140689)
Blocks
  • Snow Grass Block and all types of Snow blocks now use similar colors (MCPE-57022)
Bone Meal
  • Nether Sprouts once again generate when using Bone Meal on Warped Nylium (MCPE-139672)
Gameplay
  • Re-entering a Caves & Cliffs world when in a danger zone at a valid negative Y position no longer teleports player to positive Y (MCPE-141039)
  • Copper Ore now drops 2-5 (from 2-3) Raw Copper items (MCPE-144071)
  • In the Stonecutter, a Block of Copper can be converted to four Cut Copper (MCPE-144067)
Player
  • Fixed player hitbox not resetting after gliding with Elytra (MCPE-109925)
  • Fixed player flight with Elytra being cancelled when hitting a wall and taking damage (MCPE-54031)
Items
  • Ender Pearls no longer generate as Glow Sticks in Woodland Mansion chests (MCPE-137440)
Mobs
  • Fixed an issue preventing Tropical Fish from spawning in Lush Caves (MCPE-144070)
Particles
  • Water drips now trigger splash effects
Technical
  • Fixed caching support for subchunk requests where it would sometimes not use the cache
  • Fixed a versioning error with animation controllers that was causing the wrong schema to be utilized on marketplace worlds with an animation controller version 1.8.0
User Interface
  • Renamed some occurrences of "level" in the user interface to the more accurate "world"
  • When a value for a stepped slider does not correspond to a step it will display at the closest step
  • Replaced the missing "Always Day" option in world settings (MCPE-137790)
Vanilla Parity
  • Shield blocking animation now plays smoothly (MCPE-125951)

References[]

  1. "Minecraft Beta - 1.18.0.21 (Xbox One/Windows 10/Android)" – feedback.minecraft.net, October 14, 2021.
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