Minecraft: Bedrock Edition Beta 1.17.40.23 includes a handful of fixes for the 'Caves and Cliffs Update'

Minecraft Caves And Cliffs Update 1.17.40.23 Beta Image
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What you need to know

  • Minecraft: Bedrock Edition is in the middle of prepping for 1.18 'Caves and Cliffs Update' Part Two, which releases later this year.
  • This week's beta for Minecraft's modern version continues this work with a handful of minor tweaks and changes.
  • The biggest fixes in this beta are for flat works loaded with the 1.18 'Caves and Cliffs Update' Part Two experimental features.
  • Minecraft: Bedrock Edition Beta 1.17.40.23 is now available to download on Xbox, Windows 10, and Android devices.

Separated by one day from its Minecraft: Java Edition sibling, Mojang Studios is now releasing Minecraft: Bedrock Edition Beta 1.17.40.23 to testers on compatible platforms with a new batch of fixes. There are fixes for experimental flat worlds, mobs, items, and more to look forward to in Minecraft's latest beta.

This beta is certainly more modest than its predecessor, and doesn't include any significant new changes. Still, it continues Mojang's work to bring the second half of the Caves and Cliffs Update to Minecraft. Still, any progress is important, especially since 1.18 Caves and Cliffs Update Part Two is still expected to release later this year.

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The full changelog for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition Beta 1.17.40.23 includes:

Experimental features

  • Fixed shifted sub-chunks on Caves & Cliffs flat worlds
  • Flat worlds with the Caves & Cliffs experimental toggle enabled will properly upgrade to use the new dimension heights

Features and bug fixes

Gameplay

  • Fixed an issue where Light Blocks would force players to spawn at the surface of the Overworld
  • Tropical Fish no longer lose their colors upon grabbing them with a Water Bucket and then releasing them
  • Trapdoors show up in the Recipe Book again
  • Lily Pads can once again be placed on water deeper than one block

Mobs

  • Mobs no longer jump continuously on non-full blocks such as Snow layers
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