New 'Nether Update' beta for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition resolves several online and account issues

Minecraft Nether Update Beta Soulsand Valley
Minecraft Nether Update Beta Soulsand Valley (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The next major update for Minecraft will be the Nether Update, and it's shaping up to be a big one.
  • This late in the development cycle, the update is only getting bug fixes and general improvements.
  • The newest beta for the Bedrock Edition addresses some issues specifically relating to online play and account sign-in.

It seems we've been waiting for Minecraft's next big release, the Nether Update for absolutely forever, but the release should only be a few weeks out now. The newest beta for the Bedrock Edition on Windows 10, Xbox, and Android devices continues the recent trend of bug fixes and polish as we gear up for a public release. This particular beta focuses on fixes for online play and signing into accounts.

The notable fixes for this beta include:

  • Fixes for several crashing related to signing in with Xbox Live / Microsoft Accounts.
  • Fix for an issue related to signing in while offline.
  • Fixes for various issues regarding signing in to and linking accounts on the Nintendo Switch.
  • Fixes for an issue that prevented game invites from being sent properly on mobile devices.

That pretty much covers it. If you want to check out the full blog post, you can find that here, but there's not much there that we haven't already mentioned. If you're interested in jumping into the beta this late in the game, you can find our guide on how to do that here.

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.