Update, February 9, 2021, (3:00 pm CT): Mojang Studios has released a hotfix for their hotfix, with an additional fix just for Realms and dedicated servers.
What you need to know
- Minecraft just recently released the sizeable 1.16.200 update for the Bedrock Edition.
- It included tons of bug fixes, a handful of new features, and brought ray tracing and more to the Windows 10 version.
- To fix a handful of bugs that have appeared in that update, Mojang Studios is releasing the 1.16.201 hotfix now.
- There are just a few bugs here, mostly focused on preventing crashing issues in Minecraft: Bedrock Edition.
Minecraft is a game that constantly evolves, and just released the decently-sized 1.16.200 update for all Minecraft: Bedrock Edition platforms. The update, still built on the Nether Update, had a ton of bug fixes and improvements, a handful of new features, and some awesome additions specifically for Windows 10 and Minecraft with RTX ray tracing. Now, Mojang Studios is releasing a smaller hotfix with update 1.16.201 that handles some of the glaring issues that have been plaguing players from the recent release last week.
This means we still don't have anything new from the upcoming Caves and Cliffs Update that's slated to release in Summer 2021, but it's clear Mojang Studios wants Minecraft to be in the best possible place first.
Minecraft continues to be the go-to choice on our list of Best Games for Kids, but there are also a ton of other awesome options on that list if you're interested in something new.
The full changelog for Minecraft's 1.16.201 update includes:
- Fixed the game failing to launch on multiple Windows 10 devices
- Double Chests placed at chunk borders no longer become partially invisible and don't crash the game when they are opened
- Shulker boxes no longer lose everything inside their inventory when undyed using a cauldron
- Fixed main menu buttons being invisible on older AMD graphics cards
- Fixed a crash that could occur after suspending and resuming while creating new world on Android
Update, February 9, 2021 (3:00 pm CT) - Mojang Studios has released a new hotfix on top of the 1.16.201 update
Minecraft: Bedrock Edition is getting a new hotfix on top of the 1.16.201 hotfix targeted towards Minecraft Realms and dedicated servers. This fix does not require a game update and is server-side. The full fix is: "Fixed a crash with Realms / Dedicated servers that caused world progress to roll back. This fix does not require a game update, but requires a server update if you host a Bedrock Dedicated Server."
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Zachary Boddy is the Minecraft Expert and a News Writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been freelancing for Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019, with a focus on Xbox and PC gaming. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.
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