Minecraft: Bedrock Players Will Now Know What Killed Them in Update 1.19.40

Minecraft: Bedrock
Minecraft: Bedrock Mojang Studios

A pretty huge and interesting patch was launched for Minecraft: Bedrock, now available on all platforms. Update 1.19.40 brings plenty of gameplay improvements and bug fixes.

In Minecraft: Bedrock, a message pops up whenever you are slain by something or someone. However, prior to this patch, there is no way of telling what weapon was used to kill your character, which is probably bothersome for you.

Update 1.19.40 changes that because now, getting killed by a renamed weapon will produce a more elaborate death message stating the specific item used to murder your beloved Minecraft avatar.

Another significant change in this update is swimming above Mud will no longer result in your screen being covered by it.

Patch Notes

  • General
    • The Roofed Forest, Savanna Mutated, and Birch Forest biomes use the correct grass colors
    • Mobs no longer spawn within the bounds of an Ancient City
    • Sweet Berries can now be planted on Farmland
    • Scaffolds now burn at a more correct rate, 1/4 of an item
    • Decreased the amount of hunger used while swimming to match Java Edition
  • Mobs
    • Ravagers can now be hurt by Evoker Fangs
    • Librarian Villagers can now offer Enchanted Books with Curse of Vanishing and Curse of Binding
  • Blocks
    • Projectiles landing on Mud will not repeatedly shake
    • Amphibious mobs no longer have trouble pathfinding around Mud Blocks
  • Spectator Mode (Experimental)
    • Spectators no longer drop XP orbs when killed
    • Spectators no longer reset their player level when killed
    • Spectator players no longer play sounds when entering/exiting bubble columns
    • Spectators are now invisible to normal players
    • If a player is in Spectator Mode and other non-spectating players are present on the server, the spectating player won't affect mob despawning anymore
  • Performance/Stability
    • Fixed a crash when using spawn eggs in peaceful worlds on PlayStation 4 Edition
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when leaving a split-screen session
    • Added a Clear Cache button in Storage Settings for all platforms. This button clears contents of Marketplace folders (but not worlds) and might help alleviate issues downloading content
  • Gameplay
    • Keyboard players can now sprint when moving diagonally
    • Fixed fall damage accumulating while the player is in a Trapdoor block at the top of a bubble column
    • Fixed an issue causing player to move in the wrong direction after turning using VR snap camera movement
  • User Interface
    • Removed the “Clear Account Sign in Data” button from the Settings menu from non-Switch platforms, as it is only intended to function on Nintendo Switch
    • Fixed a bug where usernames could be above max size
    • To make finding the right thing in Settings easier, the Profile screen has been split into two new sections: General and Account

The full patch notes can be found on the official site.

Minecraft: Bedrock Update 1.19.40 is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS, and PC.

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