Minecraft: Bedrock Edition Beta arrives with a handful of fixes

Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Update Image
Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Update Image (Image credit: Mojang Studios | Twitter)

What you need to know

  • Mojang Studios has released Minecraft: Bedrock Edition Beta to interested testers and players.
  • The beta only includes a handful of fixes, with no major additions or experimental features from 'The Wild Update.'
  • 'The Wild Update' is the next content update for Minecraft, and is expected to release sometime later in 2022.

Hours after the first Minecraft: Java Edition snapshot of 2022 was released on Thursday, Mojang Studios also dropped Minecraft: Bedrock Edition Beta, a minor release that incorporates a handful of additional fixes and improvements into the legendary creative sandbox survival game, with no new features or major changes. The beta is available now to interested players on Xbox, Windows, and Android devices.

The latest Minecraft beta still targets the Caves and Cliffs Update, and doesn't feature any interesting experimental additions like the previous Minecraft beta. Still, there are some solid improvements here for reducing crashes and improving touch input when playing on Nintendo Switch.

Minecraft is one of the greatest games ever made, and holds on to its title as one of the best Xbox games by continually evolving with new features and content. The Wild Update is the next major content update for Minecraft, and will add a ton of new features to the Overworld like frogs, The Deep Dark biome, and much more. The update is expected to release at some point in 2022.

The full changelog for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition Beta includes:

Features & bug fixes

Performance & stability

  • Fixed several crashes that could occur during gameplay
  • Fixed a crash that could sometime occur when computing the loot table of a Villager without user data


  • Fixed an issue where the "Ranged Attack Goal" could not be used to move mobs in some Marketplace packs

User interface

  • Play screen exit button now present with touch input on Nintendo Switch
  • Fixed crash when hovering a pattern in the Stonecutter UI


  • Fixed block namespace not being recorded in item stack's placement and destroy rules when sent over the network or saved to disk
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