Minecraft: Bedrock Edition Beta brings small fixes to 'The Wild Update'

A screenshot of Minecraft depicting a mangrove swamp and frogs
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What you need to know

  • The Wild Update is the next major content update for Minecraft, and it's releasing soon.
  • Mojang Studios is finalizing the release with a stream of bug fixes and minor improvements.
  • Minecraft: Bedrock Edition Beta is the latest step, and includes a handful of bug fixes.
  • The Wild Update still doesn't have a release date, but should arrive sometime in the next few months.

Players are gearing up to enter the finalized version of Minecraft's The Wild Update, which is entering one of its final legs of development before a full public release. Mojang Studios has more-or-less locked in features for Minecraft's next content update, and is now focused on polishing what's already there.

To that end, Minecraft: Bedrock Edition Beta ( if you're in the Minecraft Preview) contains a handful of bug fixes and general improvements for players to explore. This is by no means an exciting release, but it does indicate Mojang Studios is inching ever closer to clearing The Wild Update for its launch day.

Most of the fixes in this beta build target either the new Deep Dark biome debuting with The Wild Update, or fixing various issues with the Minecraft Marketplace. Overall, this is a pretty standard list of changes heading to the pre-release program of one of the best Xbox games. In case you missed it, Minecraft: Java Edition has officially begun testing pre-release snapshots of The Wild Update.

The full changelog for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition Beta / (on Xbox) / Minecraft Preview includes:

Features & bug fixes


  • "Controller lost connection" popup will be shown after progress screen if controller was disconnected while on that screen

Deep Dark

  • Sculk Shriekers and Sculk Catalyst now generate at the same rate in Java and Bedrock Editions
  • Sculk Patches in the Ancient Cities and Deep Dark are now larger and more frequent
  • Deep Dark Biome is now decorated with Sculk Patches regardless of y-level in world


  • Fixed a crash that could occur when viewing wishlist
  • Fixed an issue that meant star rating icons would not be correctly filled sometimes
  • Fixed an issue that caused downloads to get stuck in queue
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from using templates to create new worlds

User interface

  • Re-added the possibility to drop items in the dark grey area around an item grid in Pocket UI, in order to address a closely related bug that prevented items being dropped outside of some custom GUIs in the Classic UI

Technical updates


  • Fixed a block serialization issue for some content packs where some blocks were changing to data value 0

Minecraft: Bedrock Edition

Mojang Studios is preparing to release the next major content update for Minecraft, one of the most successful games of all time, and players can help test early builds right now.

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Zachary Boddy
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.