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beta 1.18.0.22
Bedrock 1.18.0.22 PatchNotes.jpg
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Edition

Bedrock Edition

Type

Beta

Release date

Xbox One, Windows 10, Android: October 21, 2021

Beta for

1.18.0

Protocol version

476

Beta 1.18.0.22 is the third beta version for Bedrock Edition 1.18.0, released on October 21, 2021,[1][2] which adds new sculk blocks behind experimental toggle, introduces new music and fixes bugs.

Additions[]

Items[]

Music Disc
  • Added a new music disc from Lena Raine titled "otherside".
    • Can be found on rare occasions in stronghold corridor chests, or much more rarely in dungeon chests.

General[]

Experiments
  • Added new Vanilla Experiments toggle.
    • Will not be included in the main 1.18 release.
Music
  • Added new music to the Overworld (when playing in survival mode), distributed to the new biomes, and to the main menu.
    • By Lena Raine: "Stand Tall", "Left to Bloom", "One More Day", "Wending", "Infinite Amethyst":
      • "Stand Tall" plays in the snowy slopes, jagged peaks, frozen peaks and stony peaks biomes, as well as the menu screen.
      • "Left to Bloom" plays in the meadow and lush caves biomes, as well as the menu screen.
      • "One More Day" plays in the meadow, snowy slopes and lush caves biomes, as well as the menu screen.
      • "Wending" plays in the grove, jagged peaks, stony peaks and dripstone caves biomes, as well as the menu screen.
      • "Infinite Amethyst" plays in the grove and dripstone caves biomes, as well as the menu screen.
    • By Kumi Tanioka (谷岡 久美): "Floating Dream", "Comforting Memories" and "An Ordinary Day":
      • "Floating Dream" plays in the jagged peaks and lush caves biomes.
      • "Comforting Memories" plays in the grove biome.
      • "An Ordinary Day" plays in the snowy slopes, dripstone caves and lush caves biomes.

Changes[]

Items[]

Goat Horn and Sculk Sensor
  • Are now behind the Vanilla Experiments toggle again.

World generation[]

Ore distrubution
  • Increased top height limit of Badlands gold generation from Y=79 to Y=256, and increased the number of blobs.
Strongholds
  • Now try to generate fully encased in stone, or deepslate at low y-levels.
General
  • New random number generator is used for overworld generation.

General[]

World type
  • Removed old world type from the world creation screen.
    • Existing world will still be playable, but will not be updated with 1.18 features.

Experimental[]

These additions and changes are accessible by enabling the "Vanilla Experiments" experimental toggle.

Additions[]

Blocks[]

Sculk BE1.gif Sculk
  • Has an animated texture.
  • Drops only experience when broken without Silk Touch.
  • Sculk blocks grow underneath when a mob dies around a sculk catalyst.
Sculk Catalyst BE1.png Sculk Catalyst
  • Spread Sculk blocks to wherever a nearby mob dies. The amount it spreads depends on the amount of experience the mob is meant to drop.
  • Sculk Catalyst Bloom BE1.gif Blooms when activated.
  • Drops only experience when broken without Silk Touch.
  • Emits light.
  • Emits soul particles after a mob dies and grows sculk.
Sculk Vein BE1.gif Sculk Vein
  • Can be placed in a layer on top of blocks and in all directions, like glow lichen.
  • Has an animated texture.
  • Drops nothing when broken without Silk Touch.
  • Some have parts that are transparent, allowing the player to see the block it is on top of.
Sculk Shrieker BE1.gif Sculk Shrieker
  • Has 2 soul-shaped patterns in the center.
  • Has the ability to 'shriek', emitting ring-like/sonic particles.
  • It is activated by the sculk sensor.

Gameplay[]

Effects
  • Darkness BE1.png Darkness
    • A status effect triggered by the sculk shrieker block, causing the player's camera to dim in brightness, thus limiting vision.

Fixes[]

Blocks
  • Campfires no longer drop only one Charcoal when broken by a Piston or an explosion, instead dropping two units as expected (MCPE-139467).
  • Light blocks will now survive a TNT or Creeper explosion.
Feature Placement
  • Glow Lichen no longer generates at the bottom of the ocean (MCPE-125198).
  • Strongholds can no longer generate mid-air in large caves.
  • Underwater magma features are now placed on surfaces under water to allow exploration of underwater caves and aquifers (MCPE-141376).
  • Glow Lichen no longer generate above ground in Bedrock (MCPE-141412).
  • Village buildings now carve less terrain around them when placed.
  • Added feature placement distribution triangle", and changed all features that used "gaussian" distribution to now use "triangle".
Gameplay
  • Fixed Structure Void block forcing player to spawn above ground if they left in a cave filled with those blocks.
  • Fixed bug where players could create an x-ray vision effect when inside a block below y=0 (MCPE-141130).
  • New random number generator used for overworld generation.
  • Fire Charge is not consumed anymore when used on lit Candles, Candle Cakes, Campfires, activated Nether Portals, or on other blocks that are already on fire.
General
  • Fixed issue where weather was not affecting or affected by blocks above y = 255.
  • Improved the error messaging in the Play screen when Microsoft Account permissions are set to block multiplayer.
  • Fixed an issue causing Paintings to break and drop when loading into worlds and Marketplace templates (MCPE-144217).
Vanilla Parity
  • Raid boss bars now decrease whenever a raider takes damage.
Villagers
  • Villagers will keep following their schedules in worlds that have been ticking for a very long time, and when game time is negative (MCPE-98361).
Graphical
  • Fixed a visual glitch where taking a plant from a Flower Pot would result in the plant still being rendered (MCPE-143661).
Mobs
  • The riding position of Llamas no longer shifts after being tamed (MCPE-143006).
  • Fixed an issue preventing Tropical Fish from spawning in Lukewarm Oceans.
Performance and Stability
  • Fixed several crashes that could occur during gameplay.
  • Fixed crash when loading certain LevelChunks.
  • Optimized the generation of ores in the world.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when going through portals with tamed pets (MCPE-129738).
  • Fixed a soft lock that could sometimes occur when attempting to generate a world from a bad template.

References[]

  1. "Minecraft Beta - 1.18.0.22 (Xbox One/Windows 10/Android)" – feedback.minecraft.net, October 21, 2021.
  2. "Minecraft Beta 1.18.0.22" by Jay Wells. Minecraft.net, October 21, 2021
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