Minecraft Beta 1.17.40.20 : A Bedrock Beta Changelog

Minecraft Beta 1.17.40.20 : A Bedrock Beta Changelog

KNOWN ISSUES IN THIS BETA

  • Bee Nests generate too frequently in the world

EXPERIMENTAL FEATURES

GENERAL

  • Added a new mountain biome: Stony Peaks!
    • This is just a variant of lofty/snow-capped peaks that uses stone and gravel instead of snow and ice, and is used to avoid temperature clashes such as a snow-capped peak sticking up from a jungle
  • Corrected vegetation in Mountain Meadows
  • Dripstone Clusters can now only be found in the Dripstone biome
  • Dripstone features now only generate in Dripstone biome
  • Mountain biomes now have correct feature places to match the Java Edition side-snapshot
  • Infested Stone can be found under new mountains
  • Tweaked ore distribution to match the Java Edition side-snapshot
  • Clouds are now at Y level 192
  • Tweaked biome placement, river size, and terrain shapes for a better overworld experience
  • Tweaked mob spawning in mountain and cave biomes to match the Java Edition side-snapshot
  • Trees in swamps can now generate slightly deeper when in water
  • Deepslate now generates at lower depths (MCPE-125117)
  • Dripstone features now generate at Deepslate depths
  • The placement logic of Small Dripstone feature has been refactored, frequency is similar but exact positions will differ
  • Maps now correctly show the colors of blocks below a Y level of zero (MCPE-136638)

LUSH CAVES

  • Vines now generate in Lush Caves instead of generating above the surface (MCPE-125800)
  • Vines can now grow down below zero height

VILLAGES

  • Villages now generate in the style of the biome they are located in (MCPE-136939)

NON-EXPERIMENTAL FEATURES AND BUG FIXES

BLOCKS

  • Falling stalactites are now offset properly to avoid interacting with entities outside their intended hitbox (MCPE-132772)
  • Beehives now generate in the world facing south

CANDLE CAKE BLOCKS

  • Pressing the ‘use’ button on a Candle Cake now consumes the correct amount of cake slices (MCPE-135519)

CHARACTER CREATOR

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when using Character Creator
  • Tweaked color tint for default Steve skin to match default Steve (MCPE-120818)
  • Altered message for when friends change skins (MCPE-92772)

COMMANDS

  • Education Edition items are no longer shown as an option when using @e[type=] (MCPE-78363)

GAMEPLAY

  • Fixed a bug that caused players to be set on fire upon changing dimensions if there was Lava underneath the Nether Portal (MCPE-28765)
  • Players can no longer eat food at full hunger in Survival mode (MCPE-60807)
  • Sea Grass no longer spawns under Lily Pads during world generation to avoid breaking them
  • Villagers can no longer spam doors open and closed (MCPE-28055)
  • Cartographers now more consistently give new maps on all platforms

WORLD GENERATION

  • Amethyst geodes are now much less likely to generate in Strongholds, and if they do they will not destroy End Portals (MCPE-129861, MCPE-128799)

GRAPHICAL

  • Improved world visibility culling for underground situations to eliminate seeing sky at the end of tunnels/stairs

MOBS

  • Improved mob pathing around partial blocks (MCPE-127381)
  • Armor no longer renders on Pillagers and Vindicators, but are still granted armor effects (MCPE-74242)
  • Fixed an issue with mob rendering that caused Vindicator Axes to be visible even when they’re not attacking on older Resource Packs (MCPE-123229)
  • More mobs will spawn underground in the Overworld

POWDER SNOW

  • Powder Snow no longer disappears when looking at it from a distance (MCPE-127565)

STRUCTURE BLOCK

  • Trapdoors now rotate correctly when loaded from a Structure block (MCPE-66933)

USER INTERFACE

  • Fixed an issue where the d-pad and directional keys could not be used to navigate in certain parts of the UI (MCPE-132826)
  • Fixed an issue where an error message could be shown after suspending the game on the achievements screens with screen animations disabled (MCPE-132269)
  • Fixed an issue where an obscure gamerule was added to settings (MCPE-139025)
  • Fix keyboard/d-pad navigation from custom server to edit server button
  • New achievements screens are available on Windows 10 ARM-based PCs
  • The sign in text on the start screen will no longer overlap the Marketplace button
  • Add space between tab title and the word ‘Tab’ for text-to-speech on Settings screen
  • Added “More Info” button to failed sign-in modal

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TECHNICAL UPDATES

DATA DRIVEN ITEMS

  • Updated documentation for Block Rotation Component
  • Added required toggles to documentation and to content error for block components

COMMANDS

  • Command blocks with ‘Needs Redstone’ and a non-zero ‘Delay in Ticks’ will now execute only if they remain powered for the delay duration (MCPE-74281)
  • Fix alignment of the sidebar display from the /scoreboard command when text length changes

DATA DRIVEN BLOCKS

  • Updated documentation for BlockExplosionResistance

GRAPHICS

  • Fixed failure to render leash when attached to a mob outside of viewport (MCPE-63931)
  • Added a content error for using a material but not providing the required number of textures to the render controller
  • Testing RenderDragon engine across subset of Android devices (ARMv7)
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