What you need to know
- Minecraft has a beta program for Xbox One and Windows 10.
- It lets dedicated fans test out updates before they're released to the public.
- The latest beta doesn't add any new features, insetad focusing on bug fixes.
- It's available now, and is part of Mojang preparing for the Nether Update.
Last mont, we finally saw the first beta for the Nether Update make its way to Xbox One and Windows 10 Minecraft insiders. Since then, Mojang has been hard at work tweaking and refining before adding any new features like we've seen in the Java Edition snapshots.
The latest beta isn't any different, forgoing the allure of new biomes, mobs, and mechanics for a long list of optimizations, and solutions for known issues. If you were looking for exciting news, this probably isn't it. However, these kinds of bug fixes are extremely important, and lead to a better experience for when the Nether Update finally releases. If you were waiting for a good time to jump into Minecraft's beta program, these kinds of updates make that decision a lot easier.
If you're interested, you can catch the full changelog here.
Are you glad to see these kinds of updates, or do you want Mojang to just hurry up and release new features? Let us know in the comments below!
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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.
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