Minecraft Beta Features and Bug Fixes

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Minecraft recently received a new update for the beta version of the game, which is only available on Xbox One, Windows 10, and Android. The developers have updated the ore distribution and made it rewarding for players who dig deeper when mining resources. This should make acquiring rare ores like Diamond and Gold easier in the bottom of the mines.

Additionally, the developers have removed the goat’s spawn point in stony peaks. This should make it easier for players to find goats at slightly lower levels of the mountains. They are now safer to approach since they are closer to the ground.

Minecraft Beta Highlights

World Generation
  • Non-cave biomes no longer change with height - so no more savannas in the sky and things like that
  • Tweaked the relative size of some biomes to match 1.17 a bit closer
  • Slightly increased the frequency of underwater magma
  • Increased the number of dungeons, especially below height 0
  • Gravel now generates below height 0
  • Villages are now slightly more spread out
  • Removed water lake features, as aquifers provide local water levels
  • Zombies once again spawn in dripstone caves - Drowned can also spawn there, however
  • Goats no longer spawn in stony peaks ​
  • Fixed shifted sub-chunks on Caves & Cliffs flat worlds
  • Tweaked Frozen biomes blending
  • Canyons are now placed on the same height as on pre-1.18 world generation
  • Fixed issue with Copper Ore hanging mid-air in ravines
  • Lightning bolts do not have a shadow anymore
  • Snow Grass Block and all types of Snow blocks now use similar colors
Bone Meal
  • Nether Sprouts once again generate when using Bone Meal on Warped Nylium
  • Re-entering a Caves & Cliffs world when in a danger zone at a valid negative Y position no longer teleports the player to positive Y
  • Copper Ore now drops 2-5 (from 2-3) Raw Copper items
  • In the Stonecutter, a Block of Copper can be converted to four Cut Copper
  • Fixed player hitbox not resetting after gliding with Elytra
  • Fixed player flight with Elytra being canceled when hitting a wall and taking damage
  • Ender Pearls no longer generate as Glow Sticks in Woodland Mansion chests
  • Fixed an issue preventing Tropical Fish from spawning in Lush Caves
  • Water drips now trigger splash effects
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
Vanilla Parity
  • Shield blocking animation now plays smoothly

You can read more about the update here.

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