Minecraft: Bedrock Edition gets beta for 'the Nether Update,' fixes more bugs

Minecraft Nether Update Java Image
Minecraft Nether Update Java Image (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Minecraft is a massive survival crafting sandbox from Mojang Studios, who is owned by Microsoft.
  • The game undergoes constant improvement, especially in its beta, with regular updates.
  • The lastest beta,, is out now with a handful of new bug fixes for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition's beta.

It's pretty par for the course for Minecraft to release a new beta featuring more bug fixes and improvements, and this week isn't any different. Beta is rolling out to beta testers for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition right now, and it further enhances the Nether Update experience with a handful of additional fixes to add to the update's growing changelog down the line.

The beta includes:


  • Lava and water textures are now visible after placing Slime block or Honey block next to or above them
  • End gateways will now correctly calculate distance to the center block when searching for an exit position
  • Plants and crops now grow more consistently when near chunk borders

Structure blocks

  • Removed the name field from the structure block 3D Export screen
  • Fixed incorrect chunk position calculation for block changes that occur during the structure block preview window
  • Structure loading/saving no longer affects ticking blocks in nearby chunks
  • Fixed the Reset button not re-rendering the wireframe bounding box

Technical / commands

  • Fixed the logic that decides whether or not an entity can be summoned. Now you can summon an entity using the execute command, which this bug disallowed
  • Fixed particles when using animation controllers to play particles and switching to a different state that also plays particles

These continued bug fixes for the Nether Update come as we wait for the next update for Minecraft to be revealed, which hopefully shouldn't be too far out now. In the meantime, you can read about how to enroll in the Minecraft beta if you're interested in testing the latest fixes and features.



Zachary Boddy
Staff Writer

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.