Minecraft Bedrock: Beta Update Brings New Experimental Features

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A new beta update for Minecraft Bedrock is now available. It implements new experimental features to improve the overall gaming experience.

New Features

The new experimental features have something to do with Frogs. For instance, Frogs and Tadpoles now have sounds. Also, Tadpoles now have panic goals.

Next, three new Froglight blocks have been added, and they are Verdant, Pearlescent, and Ochre. For those who do not know, these things can emit light.

To get these blocks, you need to lure a Frog close to a small Magma Cube. The Frog will then eat the cube and a Froglight block will drop shortly after. The type of block you get will depend on the variant of the Frog that ate the cube.

Beta Highlights

  • Fixed an issue that could cause the entities in a chunk to not save when exiting a world
  • The game now loads certain seeds and worlds around Mesa biomes without crashing
  • Glow Lichen now has similar brightness as on Java Edition
  • Foxes now aim downwards when they pounce
  • Removed the emerald icon above a Villager's head when trading
  • Updated trade tables for Butchers, Cartographers, Librarians, and Wandering Traders
  • Iron Golems now only attack players with a very bad standing in a village after attacking a villager
  • Text-to-speech (TTS) now correctly reads the names of experimental toggles
  • Added a new "/damage" command to allow players to deal damage to entities
  • Placing Cocoa Beans with "/setblock" or "/fill" commands no longer results in an error
  • Large Dripstone feature does not generate floating on top of lava anymore
  • Pointed Dripstone clusters no longer have a chance of spawning only stalagmites of height one
  • Blast Furnaces and Smokers once again give XP
  • Pointed Dripstone now sometimes generate on large stalactites and stalagmites
  • Lava pools now only generate in positive Y coordinates
  • Lava pools that generate close to Y=0 will have Deepslate and Stone blocks casing
  • Coral now generates in the deeper depths of Warm Oceans
  • The Grove biome now has more variety of trees
  • Light Blocks can now be waterlogged
  • Iceberg features no longer replace Snow Blocks of Igloo structures
  • Water in open-air mountain caves no longer generates unevenly
  • Aquifers no longer generate with missing water blocks

If you want to join the beta build, you can visit here.

Minecraft Bedrock Beta Update is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Android, and PC.

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