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Minecraft 1.21 Bedrock Changelog

Tricky Trials on Minecraft: Bedrock Edition

Venture into the Tricky Trials update! Team up or go solo and discover new decorative blocks, hostile mobs, items, weapons, paintings, and the Trial Chambers – whose sprawling halls stuffed with traps and treasure. Creep through copper corridors, harness auto-crafting, triumph over waves of hostile mobs, leap using the wind charge, smash your foes with the mace, build with new blocks, battle the breeze, dodge the bogged, and earn exciting rewards for every player. There’s even a way to make the trials trickier!

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New Features:

  • Added a new underground structure called the Trial Chambers
  • Added 2 new mobs
    • Breeze
    • Bogged
  • Added a new weapon, the Mace
  • Added 3 new enchantments exclusive to the Mace
    • Density
    • Breach
    • Wind Burst
  • Added the following blocks:
    • Crafter
    • Trial Spawner
    • Ominous Trial Spawner
    • Vault
    • Ominous Vault
    • New variants in the Copper Family
    • New variants in the Tuff Family
    • Heavy Core
  • Added the following items:
    • Trial Explorer Map
    • Ominous Bottle
    • Wind Charge
    • Trial Key
    • Ominous Trial Key
    • Breeze Rod
    • 3 new Pottery Sherds
    • 2 new Banner Patterns
    • 2 new Armor Trims
    • 4 new Potions
      • Potion of Infestation
      • Potion of Oozing
      • Potion of Weaving
      • Potion of Wind Charging
    • 4 new Tipped Arrows
      • Arrow of Infestation
      • Arrow of Oozing
      • Arrow of Weaving
      • Arrow of Wind Charging
  • Added 3 new Music Discs by Aaron Cherof and Lena Raine
  • Added 20 new Paintings
    • 5 by artist Sarah Boeving
    • 15 by artist Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Redesigned Bad Omen to give access to Ominous Events
  • Added 6 new Status Effects
    • Infested
    • Oozing
    • Weaving
    • Wind Charged
    • Raid Omen
    • Trial Omen
  • Added 9 new music tracks by Aaron Cherof, Kumi Tanioka, and Lena Raine
  • Added 4 new achievements

Structures

Trial Chambers

  • Trial Chambers are a new structure in the Overworld where players can explore and take on combat challenges
    • Made out of a variety of Copper and Tuff blocks, and can be found in different sizes
    • A relatively common find throughout the Deepslate layer of the underground
    • Natural mob spawning does not occur inside, similar to Ancient Cities
    • Never starts inside a Deep Dark biome, but can sometimes overlap it
  • The layout of each Trial Chamber is procedurally generated, and can include traps, rewards and a variety of combat areas
    • Decorated Pots line the corridors and hold hidden treasures
    • Supply Barrels can be found between different rooms, and give you blocks and items which help you navigate your trials
    • Vaults are guarded by challenges in each room, and can be a source of many high level Enchanted Books and equipment including a very rare chance to receive a Trident
    • Ominous Vaults can be found in harder to reach places and give even better loot than standard Vaults, including some items which are exclusive to Ominous Vaults
  • Each Trial Chamber will include Trial Spawners with a melee, small melee, or ranged category:
    • Melee
      • Zombie
      • Husk
      • Spider
    • Small Melee
      • Slime
      • Cave Spider
      • Baby Zombie
      • Silverfish
    • Ranged
      • Skeleton
      • Stray
      • Bogged
  • Each Trial Spawner category will only use one mob for the entire structure when generated, and these mobs are randomized for each Trial Chamber
    • For example, one Trial Chamber might only spawn Zombies, Cave Spiders and Strays, while another might only spawn Spiders, Silverfish and Skeletons
    • The exceptions to this are some Trial Spawners in unique rooms which always spawn Breezes

Mobs

Breeze

  • A cunning hostile mob spawned by some Trial Spawners in Trial Chamber rooms
    • Drops 1-2 Breeze Rods when killed by a player
    • The number of Breeze Rods dropped is affected by looting enchantments
  • Moves primarily by leaping around its target
  • Deflects almost all projectiles, making it immune to ranged combat
    • With one notable exception: it cannot deflect Wind Charges
  • An aggressive adversary, it shoots volatile wind energy in the form of Wind Charge projectiles at its target
    • After colliding with an entity or a block, Wind Charge projectiles produce a Wind Burst, which knocks back entities in the area
    • Wind Charges deal a small amount of damage when colliding directly with an entity
    • Wind Charges break decorated pots and chorus flower blocks upon collision
  • Wind Bursts have the effect of 'activating' certain blocks:
    • Non-Iron Doors and Trapdoors are flipped
    • Fence Gates are flipped
    • Buttons are pressed
    • Levers are flipped
    • Bells are rung and swung
    • Lit Candles are extinguished
  • Wind Bursts do not have any effect on Iron Doors, Iron Trapdoors, or any block being held in its position by a Redstone signal
  • Will not retaliate against attacks from the following mobs: Skeletons, Strays, Bogged, Zombies, Husks, Spiders, Cave Spiders and Slimes
    • The same mobs will not retaliate against a Breeze when hurt by its Wind Charge projectile

Bogged

  • A new variant of Skeletons that shoots poisonous arrows
    • They're easier to take down with 16 health instead of 20 health
    • They attack at a slower interval of 3.5 seconds instead of 2 seconds
  • Has a chance to drop Arrows of Poison when killed by players
  • These mossy and mushroom covered Skeletons spawn naturally in Swamps and Mangrove Swamps
    • Can also be found spawning from Trial Spawners in some Trial Chambers
  • Drops 2 mushrooms when sheared (either both red, both brown, or one of each)

Weapons

Mace

  • A new heavy weapon to smash your enemies!
    • Has a base damage of 5
    • Can be crafted with a Breeze Rod and a Heavy Core
    • Using it will decrease its durability like any other weapon; can be repaired with Breeze Rods at an Anvil
  • Has a unique attack called the smash attack. When the player falls more than 1.5 blocks before hitting, a smash attack is triggered which has multiple effects:
    • Safe Fall: Resets all vertical momentum and negates any fall-damage accumulated from the fall
    • Extra Damage: Does more damage the further the player fell before hitting the target with it:
      • For the first 3 blocks fallen: Add 4 damage per block
      • For the next 5 blocks fallen: Add 2 damage per block
      • For any blocks fallen after: Add 1 damage per block
    • Great Knockback: Other entities near the struck enemy will be knocked back by the immense force of the Mace
  • Can be used in combination with Wind Charges to launch up and deliver devastating smash attacks to enemies
  • These existing enchantments can be applied to the Mace:
    • Mending
    • Unbreaking
    • Smite
    • Bane of Arthropods
    • Fire Aspect
    • Curse of Vanishing
  • The Mace also has 3 exclusive enchantments: Density, Breach and Wind Burst

Enchantments

Three new enchantments have been added which are exclusive to the Mace:

  • Density
    • Common Enchantment, accessible in the Enchanting Table and on Enchanted Books in random loot chests
    • Has 5 levels
    • Maces enchanted with Density do more damage per fallen block per Density level
      • Damage dealt per fallen block is increased by 0.5 per level of Density
    • Mutually exclusive with Breach, Smite, and Bane of Arthropods
  • Breach
    • Rare Enchantment, accessible in the Enchanting Table and on Enchanted Books in random loot chests
    • Has 4 levels
    • Maces enchanted with Breach reduce the effectiveness of armor on the target
      • The effectiveness of the armor is reduced by 15% per Breach level
    • Mutually exclusive with Density, Smite, and Bane of Arthropods
  • Wind Burst
    • Unique enchantment which can only be found in Ominous Vaults
      • Only Wind Burst I can be found, higher levels must be obtained by combining them in an Anvil
    • Has 3 levels
    • Maces enchanted with Wind Burst will emit a Wind Burst upon hitting an enemy, launching the attacker upward and enabling the linking of smash attacks one after the other
    • Successfully landing a Wind Burst attack causes the player to lose the fall damage protection they would otherwise have from landing a successful smash attack
    • Each level will bounce the attacker an additional 7 blocks into the air

Blocks

Crafter

  • A new block that enables the crafting of items and blocks via Redstone
    • Can be crafted with 5 Iron Ingots, 2 Redstone Dust, 1 Crafting Table and 1 Dropper
  • Will eject one crafting result at a time when powered by a Redstone pulse
    • Its current powered state is indicated by Redstone crystals on its back face, which will light up
    • The crafting grid on its top face will light up red when it successfully crafts a recipe
  • Upon receiving a signal, it will eject the recipe result from the front face
    • If the recipe output has any remainder items (such as a Bucket), the result and remainder items will be ejected together
  • When placed, the front face of the Crafter will face towards the player

Crafter User Interface

  • Has a 3x3 interactable crafting grid
  • The crafting grid slots are toggleable, meaning that the player can change the behavior of a slot by interacting with it while not holding an item
  • A slot that is ‘toggled’ cannot hold any items
    • Other blocks such as Hoppers and Droppers also cannot place items into them
  • Unlike the Crafting Table, the Crafter displays a preview of the crafted item which will be crafted and ejected on the next Redstone pulse, but cannot be manually taken out by the player
    • The arrow pointing out from the recipe grid will light up red when the Crafter is currently powered
  • The Crafter User Interface is shared between all players interacting with it, meaning that multiple players can interact with the Crafter at the same time, similar to Chests and Hoppers

Crafter Interaction with Other Blocks

  • The signal strength of a Comparator reading a Crafter is 0-9, where each non-empty or toggled slot adds 1 strength
  • Hoppers and Minecarts with Hoppers can be used to both insert and extract items from the Crafter
  • Droppers can be used to insert items into the Crafter
  • Items inserted from another block (ex: Hopper, Dropper) will fill the Crafter's slots based on these rules:
    • Prioritize the first empty slot (from left-to-right, top-to-bottom)
    • If there are no empty slots, then prioritize the smallest stack of the same item (pick the first if there are multiple)
    • If there is a toggled slot it will be skipped. The item will then be moved into the container
    • If the item cannot be moved, it will be ejected into the world
  • Items are removed from Crafters by Hoppers and Minecarts with Hoppers in the same order as from other containers like Chests

Trial Spawner

  • A new variant of Monster Spawners that ejects rewards upon defeat
    • Cannot be crafted nor obtained by players in Survival - instead, they can be found naturally throughout Trial Chambers
    • Very slow to mine and resistant to explosions, and will not drop even with Silk Touch
    • Cannot be moved by Pistons
  • The challenge level will increase for each new player a Trial Spawner notices nearby
    • The challenge level will not decrease until it is reset during a Trial Spawner's cooldown
    • Trial Spawners can only notice players which are in line of sight, and will ignore Creative and Spectator players
  • Unlike normal Spawners, a Trial Spawner will spawn a limited number of mobs proportional to its current challenge level
    • It can only spawn a mob at positions that are within line of sight
    • It can spawn a mob regardless of any light level requirement the mob has
    • Spawned mobs are persistent
  • Once all mobs are defeated, the Trial Spawner will eject a number of rewards which is proportional to the current challenge level
    • After the rewards have been ejected, the Trial Spawner goes into cooldown for 30 minutes, during which it will no longer spawn mobs
  • When placed in Creative, Trial Spawners have no mob type set by default
    • The mob type can be set by interacting with it while holding a Spawn Egg
  • Has an Ominous Trial Spawner variant, accessible through an Ominous Trial

Vault

  • A block that holds locked treasure and loot - players must find the right key to eject its rewards
    • Can be found throughout Trial Chambers, containing the structures' most valuable loot
    • Vaults in Trial Chambers require a Trial Key to be unlocked
    • Cannot be crafted nor obtained in Survival, and does not drop anything when mined
    • Explosion resistant and cannot be moved by Pistons
  • Can be unlocked by an unlimited number of players
    • After a player has unlocked a Vault, they cannot personally unlock that Vault again
    • If a player has not unlocked a particular Vault before, this can be seen by an orange stream of particles that flow from the player to that Vault when nearby
  • Has a keyhole that will be open or closed depending on the players nearby
    • If any nearby player has not unlocked that Vault, the keyhole will be open
    • If all nearby players have unlocked that Vault, the keyhole will be closed
  • Within its cage, it will cycle through and display items which are possible to eject from its loot table
    • Players cannot time their unlocks to eject the item that is currently displayed in the cage
  • The loot it ejects is randomized each time it is unlocked
  • Has an Ominous Vault variant, unlockable through an Ominous Trial

Copper Family

  • The Copper family of blocks has been expanded to add:
    • Chiseled Copper
    • Copper Grate
    • Copper Bulb
    • Copper Door
    • Copper Trapdoor
    • Oxidized and waxed variants of all of the above

Chiseled Copper

  • Crafted with 2 Cut Copper Slabs of a shared oxidation level
  • Can be crafted in the Stonecutter

Copper Grate

  • A new type of decorative block unique to the Copper family
  • Crafted with 4 Copper Blocks of a shared oxidation level
    • Stonecutting a Copper Block into Copper Grates outputs 4 Copper Grates
  • Properties:
    • Transparent and allows light to pass through
    • Mobs cannot suffocate inside them
    • Cannot conduct Redstone
    • Hostile mobs cannot naturally spawn on them
    • Can hold water

Copper Bulb

  • A light-emitting block that can toggle its light emission through Redstone pulses
  • Oxidizes like other Copper blocks, and emits light based on oxidation level
    • Copper Bulb: Light level 15
    • Exposed Copper Bulb: Light level 12
    • Weathered Copper Bulb: Light level 8
    • Oxidized Copper Bulb: Light level 4
  • When placed, its light is off by default
    • While it is unpowered, it will toggle its light on or off when it receives a Redstone pulse
    • Its light will stay on even when the Redstone source is removed, and will only toggle off when it receives another Redstone pulse
  • A Redstone crystal can be seen in its center while it is powered by a Redstone signal
  • Similar to Glass Blocks, it does not conduct Redstone power
  • Comparators reading a Copper Bulb will output a signal strength of 15 if the Copper Bulb's light is on
  • The crafting recipe for 4 Copper Bulbs is:
    • 3 Copper Blocks of a shared oxidation level
    • 1 Blaze Rod
    • 1 Redstone Dust

Copper Doors and Trapdoors

  • Copper variants of Doors and Trapdoors that can oxidize over time and be waxed
  • Behaves like wooden doors, meaning they can be opened and closed with interaction as well as Redstone
    • Can be opened by mobs that have the ability to open doors
  • Crafted with Copper Ingots

Tuff Family

  • Tuff has been expanded to have its own family of blocks:
    • Stair, Slab, Wall, and Chiseled variants
    • Tuff Bricks with Stair, Slab, Wall, and Chiseled variants
    • Polished Tuff with Stair, Slab, and Wall variants
  • All Tuff variants can be crafted in the Stonecutter

Heavy Core

  • A mysterious, dense block which can be combined with a Breeze Rod to craft the Mace
  • Can only be obtained from Ominous Vaults

Items

Trial Explorer Map

  • Used to locate a nearby Trial Chamber
  • Level up a Cartographer Villager to Journeyman for the opportunity to trade for this map

Ominous Bottle

  • An item which can be consumed by players to receive the Bad Omen effect for 1 hour and 40 minutes
    • Comes in 5 variations, one for each Bad Omen level
    • The bottle breaks when consumed
    • Can be stacked to 64
  • Ominous Bottles can be found uncommonly in any Vaults, and are dropped by Raid Captains which are defeated outside a Raid

Wind Charge

  • Become the Breeze! Using this item will fire off a Wind Charge projectile similar to the Breeze's
    • Can be used to launch entities away from the impact of the Wind Burst
    • Grants 10% more knockback than a Breeze's, but has a much smaller area of impact
    • Deals damage if it hits an entity directly
    • Has a half-second cooldown after each use
    • Can be fired from a Dispenser
  • Players can use Wind Charges to propel themselves high into the air
    • Players that launch themselves with a Wind Charge only accumulate fall damage below the height of where they collided with the Wind Burst
    • As an example, if a player uses a Wind Charge to launch themselves 9 blocks into the air, and they do not land lower than where they initially launched, they will take 0 damage

Trial Key

  • An item that can only be obtained from Trial Spawners
  • Can be used to unlock Vaults

Breeze Rod

  • An item dropped by a Breeze that can be crafted into 4 Wind Charges, or used with the Heavy Core to craft a Mace

Pottery Sherds

  • Added Flow, Guster, and Scrape Pottery Sherds
  • These can be obtained by breaking Decorated Pots that display them in Trial Chambers

Banner Patterns

  • Added Flow Banner Pattern, found in Vaults
  • Added Guster Banner Pattern, found in Ominous Vaults

Armor Trims

  • Added Bolt Armor Trim and Smithing Template, found in Vaults
    • Can be duplicated using a Copper Block or Waxed Copper
  • Added Flow Armor Trim and Smithing Template, found in Ominous Vaults
    • Can be duplicated using a Breeze Rod

Music Discs

Added 3 new music discs:

  • "Precipice" by Aaron Cherof. Can be found rarely in standard Vaults, and has a comparator output of 13 when played in a Jukebox
  • "Creator" by Lena Raine. Can be found rarely in Ominous Vaults, and has a comparator output of 12 when played in a Jukebox
  • "Creator (Music Box)" by Lena Raine. Can be found rarely in Decorated Pots broken in Trial Chambers, and has a comparator output of 11 when played in a Jukebox

Paintings

Added five new paintings by artist Sarah Boeving:

  • Baroque
  • Humble
  • Meditative
  • Prairie Ride
  • Unpacked

Added fifteen new paintings by artist Kristoffer Zetterstrand:

  • Backyard
  • Bouquet
  • Cavebird
  • Changing
  • Cotan
  • Fern
  • Endboss
  • Finding
  • Lowmist
  • Orb
  • Owlemons
  • Passage
  • Pond
  • Sunflowers
  • Tides

Ominous Events

  • Bad Omen has been expanded to give access to an optional experience in Trial Chambers
  • These optional experiences can be accessed through Bad Omen, and are now known as Ominous Events
    • They are more challenging than usual, and are designed to shake up the experience in unique ways
    • Raids are an example of an existing Ominous Event
  • As a result, Bad Omen has a new, shadowy icon and a sound for being applied to the player
    • It is no longer given to players that defeat a Raid Captain outside a Raid
    • Instead, players can gain access to Bad Omen by consuming the new Ominous Bottle item

Raids

  • Bad Omen no longer triggers a Raid directly when entering a Village
    • Instead, it will transform into a Raid Omen variant with a duration of 30 seconds
    • Once the Raid Omen expires, a Raid will start at the location the player gained the Raid Omen
    • Like any other effect, players can drink a Bucket of Milk to clear the Raid Omen, preventing the Raid from starting

Ominous Trials

  • A new Ominous Event that can be accessed by exploring a Trial Chamber while Bad Omen is active
  • This event will have players facing more powerful Ominous Trial Spawners, if they dare

Trial Omen

  • A variant that Bad Omen can transform into
    • This occurs when the player is within detection range of a Trial Spawner that is not Ominous
    • The Trial Omen will have a duration of 15 minutes multiplied by the transformed Bad Omen's level
  • Players that have Trial Omen are surrounded by ominous particles

Ominous Trial Spawner

  • A more powerful active phase of the Trial Spawner with unique challenges and rewards
    • Provides a more challenging experience that combat-loving players can opt into for better rewards
  • If a Trial Spawner detects a player that has the Trial Omen effect, the spawner will become Ominous if:
    • It is not in cooldown
    • Or, it is in cooldown but was not Ominous during its last activation
      • Making it Ominous this way will bypass the cooldown
  • While active, it will:
    • Glow blue instead of orange
    • Emit soul flames instead of normal flames
    • Periodically spawn potions and projectiles on top of unsuspecting players and mobs
      • Based on their location, spawners in an area will select a random set of projectiles to spawn
      • These projectiles will always include a single type of Lingering Potion from a set of possible effects
  • The mobs it spawns are more powerful than usual:
    • Mobs that can wear equipment will often spawn with enchanted weapons and armor
      • The armor these mobs wear have Armor Trims applied from the Trial Chambers
      • All 3 of the following armor enchantments are applied to each piece:
        • Protection IV
        • Projectile Protection IV
        • Fire Protection IV
      • Sword enchantments can be either of the two:
        • Sharpness I
        • Knockback I
      • Bow enchantments can be either of the two:
        • Power I
        • Punch I
    • Mobs that cannot wear equipment will instead be spawned at double the total mob count over the course of the challenge
      • The spawners for these mobs will also have an additional mob out at once during its challenge
  • Becoming Ominous will despawn any existing mobs it spawned and reset its challenge
    • If those mobs picked up or equipped any items on the floor, those items will be dropped when they despawn
    • It will stay Ominous until it has been defeated and its cooldown has finished
  • When defeated, it will eject a different set of loot to normal Trial Spawners

Ominous Vault

  • A variant of Vaults that have a more menacing looking and emit soul flames instead of normal flames
  • These hold a more valuable set of rewards than the standard Vaults that are unlocked by Trial Keys
  • Can be found throughout Trial Chambers in harder to reach places, and require an Ominous Trial Key to unlock

Ominous Trial Key

  • A variant of the Trial Key which has a 30% chance to eject when defeating an Ominous Trial Spawner
  • Can be used to unlock Ominous Vaults

Status Effects

  • The following status effects have been added:
    • Wind Charged
      • Affected entities will emit a wind burst upon death
      • Can be brewed as a Potion with an Awkward Potion and a Breeze Rod
    • Weaving
      • Affected entities will spread Cobweb blocks upon death
      • Affected entities can move through Cobweb with 50% of their normal speed instead of 25%
      • Can be brewed as a Potion with an Awkward Potion and a Cobweb block
    • Oozing
      • Affected entities will spawn two Slimes upon death
      • Can be brewed as a Potion with an Awkward Potion and a Slime Block
    • Infested
      • Affected entities have a 10% chance to spawn 1-2 Silverfish when hurt
      • Can be brewed as a Potion with an Awkward Potion and a Stone block
    • Splash Potions, Lingering Potions and Tipped Arrows can be made with these effects
  • These effects can be encountered while taking on an Ominous Trial Spawner
  • Some mobs are immune to these effects
    • Slimes are immune to Oozing
    • Silverfish are immune to Infested
  • Whenever a mob with Oozing dies, it will check within a 5x5x5 area how many Slimes there are
    • If the amount exceeds the max entity cramming cap (24 by default), it will not spawn any Slimes
    • If it does not exceed it, it will attempt to spawn 2 Slimes up until the max entity cramming cap

Music

Added 9 new background music tracks which will all play in the main menu:

  • "Featherfall" by Aaron Cherof
    • Plays in Badlands, Cherry Grove, Flower Forest, and Lush Caves Biomes
  • "Deeper" by Lena Raine
    • Plays in Deep Dark and Dripstone Caves Biomes
  • "Eld Unknown" by Lena Raine
    • Plays in Dripstone Caves, Grove, Jagged Peaks, and Stony Peaks Biomes
  • "Endless" by Lena Raine
    • Plays in Dripstone Caves, Grove, Jagged Peaks, and Stony Peaks Biomes
  • "pokopoko" by Kumi Tanioka
    • Plays in Dripstone Caves, Grove, Jagged Peaks, and Snow Slopes Biomes

The following have been added to the pool of songs which play in Overworld Biomes that do not have biome-specific music:

  • "Featherfall" by Aaron Cherof
  • "komorebi" by Kumi Tanioka
  • "Puzzlebox" by Aaron Cherof
  • "Watcher" by Aaron Cherof
  • "yakusoku" by Kumi Tanioka

Achievements

  • Added 4 new achievements
    • ReVaulting - Unlock a Vault using an Ominous Trial Key
    • Who Needs Rockets? - Use a wind charge to launch yourself upward at least 8 blocks
    • Crafters Crafting Crafters - Be near a Crafter when it crafts a Crafter
    • Over-Overkill - Deal 50 hearts of damage in a single hit using the Mace

Updated Player Profile

Introducing the improved player Profile page, where you can see your own profile or the profiles of other players! In the new Profile screen, you can view achievement progress, compare stats, and access the dressing room, with more features coming later this year. This new screen will roll out slowly and become available in the coming weeks. Please try it out and let us know what you think at aka.ms/MCPreviewProfileFeedback!

  • Achievements View:
    • See your friend’s achievement progress and some suggested next achievements you can work on together!
    • Wondering what to do next? Check out your own suggested achievements.
  • Stats View:
    • Check out your Minecraft stats, including blocks broken, distance travelled, time played, and mobs defeated. The stats view combines play across all platforms.
    • Press the “Compare stats” button and select a friend to engage in a little friendly competition.
  • Compare Stats View:
    • Compare stats with others to see who’s broken more blocks, travelled more distance, defeated more mobs, and played longer.
  • Getting to the new Profile Screen:
    • In the new Play Screen UI, you can access Profile from the Play menu.
      • Open the Friends Drawer and click on your friends to see their profiles, or click “Search for Players” from the Friends Drawer to find new profiles.
    • In the old UI, click “Add Friends” from the Friends tab and search for friends. Click on them to view their profiles.

Known Issues:

  • Using Trident with Riptide Enchantment during Wind Charge jump does not negate Wind Charge fall damage protection

Fixes and Changes:

Performance / Stability:

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when teleporting to a region where a Piston was pushing a Chest (MCPE-179440)
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when the player began losing air
  • Containers being cloned over no longer keep their container screens open and cause crashes
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the loading screen to get stuck for some time around 41% (MCPE-175550)
  • Fixed not being able to load into worlds with some texture packs (MCPE-180918)
  • Fixed crashes that could occur when creating worlds on new Realms and backing out at the Online Safety dialog box
  • Support prevention of app/flow restart when dark mode toggled on or off on across Android devices

General

  • Fixed an issue where the ‘Let It Go’ trophy did not unlock on PlayStation®4
  • The ‘Castaway’ achievement can now be reliably unlocked (MCPE-118433)
  • The game no ensures the proper controller gets assigned to player 1 when playing on Xbox (MCPE-163023)
  • Fixed a bug causing Character Creator skins with removed eyes to break skin texture loading (MCPE-181228)

Gameplay

  • Added 4 new ambient cave sounds
  • Players can now stand on Boats that float on water (MCPE-105535, MCPE-120687)
  • Sprinting speed is no longer activated with a delay (MCPE-178858)
  • Flower forests now generate all expected flower types (MCPE-180417)

Mobs

  • Armadillos no longer repeatedly roll and unroll when receiving damage from blocks (MCPE-180142)
  • Naturally spawning mobs now spawn at the center of a block (MCPE-99315)
    • This fixes many issues where mobs could not spawn on slopes, in narrow passageways, and in other situations where they were expected to
    • For technical players, this bug fix will mean that some player-made mob farms no longer fully work. We appreciate the time the community puts into building clever farms and we try to avoid breaking farms when we can. In this case, we felt that this change was necessary because it improves the way spawning works in many biomes
  • The types of damage that can cause a mob to panic have been restricted (MCPE-167513)
    • Only the following damage causes now induce panic:
      • "campfire"
      • "entity_attack"
      • "entity_explosion"
      • "fire"
      • "fire_tick"
      • "fireworks"
      • "freezing"
      • "lava"
      • "lightning"
      • "magic"
      • "magma"
      • "projectile"
      • "ram_attack"
      • "sonic_boom"
      • "soul_campfire"
      • "temperature"
      • "wither"

Blocks

  • Fixed a recipe bug where any type of Stone Slab could be used to craft a Grindstone with Crimson, Mangrove, or Warped Planks. It can now only accept the actual normal Stone Slab, no other type of stones
  • Cauldrons filled with potions now keep the color of the potion when pushed by a Piston
  • Added unique sounds for breaking and placing Cobwebs (MCPE-180109)
  • Items drops from blocks destroyed in an explosion now get merged into bigger item stacks before spawning in the world
  • All blocks now drop items by default when exploded with TNT (MCPE-56036)
  • Added a new game rule to control decay of drops from TNT explosions, named "tntExplosionDropDecay"
    • The rule can be set to "true" to re-enable the previous behavior where not all blocks would drop when exploded by TNT

Items

  • When using an item on an entity, it is now necessary to release the use button before being able to use it again, which prevents players from inadvertently consuming items themselves when interacting with entities
  • Chemistry items now appear in the Creative mode inventory when the Education Edition toggle is enabled
  • Tridents no longer damage the Ender Dragon when it is perching (MCPE-37112)
  • Fixed a bug that loaded held player item incorrectly, causing possible item duplication
  • Banners are once again obtainable via the recipe book (MCPE-179650)

Air Bubbles

  • The oxygen bar now disappears immediately when switching to Creative mode underwater (MCPE-139168)
  • Added an empty state for air bubbles on the oxygen bar, along with a wobble when the player is drowning
  • Added a popping sound when bubbles pop on the oxygen bar

Graphical

  • Changed the default Anti-Aliasing setting from 4 to 2 for better performance with minimal visual degradation
  • Fixed Character Creator hair and headwear clipping through worn Pumpkins and Mob Heads (MCPE-128908)
  • Status effect particle colors are no longer blended into one particle color
    • Up to 8 active visible status effect particles are now rendered separately

Realms

  • In Realms, blocks no longer reappear after breaking them in Creative Mode with Delayed Block Breaking toggle turned off (REALMS-11707)
  • Fixed a crash when opening Realms Stories (MCPE-178759)
  • Fixed Realms Stories availability for Xbox players
  • Combined Realm Events of the same type that happen on the same day
  • Fixed Realms Stories posts on Xbox devices with more than one user signed in
  • Fixed Realm Events on Xbox devices with more than one user signed in

Accessibility

  • Fixed an issue where pressing Enter on a keyboard, keypad, or controller (menu button) did not send messages on the Chat screen (MCPE-170890)
  • Fixed various keys not being bindable when using external keyboards on mobile devices (MCPE-176505, MCPE-176878)

Touch Controls

  • Fixed a bug where players could not navigate through the inventory using keyboard on touch devices
  • On touch devices, when moving items between different slots, the icon no longer appears as duplicated between the moving item and the destination slot
  • On touch devices, when moving enchanted items between different slots, the moving icon is now rendered correctly
  • On touch devices, stack-splitting UI no longer appears for unstackable items
  • On touch devices, items from Creative Inventory are now unselectable
  • On touch devices, it is now possible to swap two identical items
  • Added slide-off persistence to new d-pad touch control scheme
  • Changed positioning and scale of default new touch d-pad control scheme. Also allows for moving the d-pad closer to the hotbar when customizing touch controls
  • Made the jump and ascend in water button overlap so now the player can stay above water more easily (MCPE-179689)

User Interface

  • Added a new HUD overlay that displays the number of days played in a world. The overlay is enabled with the "Show days played" world setting
  • Fixed a bug where GUI scale was not modifiable after changing between handheld and docked mode on Nintendo Switch (MCPE-159959)
  • Added missing indentation to list items in some modals, which should make those lists easier to read
  • Removed faulty hotbar scale setting for Pocket UI
  • "Draw" and "Release" tooltips now appear for Crossbows (MCPE-44845)
  • "Read Book" tooltip now appears when it's possible to read a Book from a Lectern even when you are not holding an item (MCPE-44848)
  • "Place" tooltip now appears for doors (MCPE-157688)
  • Fixed a bug that prevented navigating to previously sent messages with a keyboard on Xbox (MCPE-174648)
  • Recipes that are always unlocked will be available when the game rule "dolimitedcrafting" is enabled (MCPE-175449)
  • Stack splitting window is now aligned with the inventory slots (MCPE-173632)
  • The text on the Realms buttons in Create New World and Edit World have been made consistent with each other (MCPE-179777)
  • The respawn radius field now resets to the correct default value if given invalid input (MCPE-179686)
  • The chat caret now is placed at the end of the text when navigating to previously sent messages/commands with an external keyboard on mobile devices (MCPE-178574)

Technical Updates

Updated Add-On Template Packs

  • Updated Add-On templates for 1.21.0 with new resources, behaviors, and documentation are available to download at aka.ms/MCAddonPacks

General

  • Fixed a crash when an entity identifier was too complex
  • Removed 'server-authoritative-block-breaking' from the default server.properties
  • Removed 'server-authoritative-sound' from server.properties
  • Fixed a problem where teleporting while using an item with a long use duration could leave it in an unresponsive state until the use duration elapsed
  • Documentation for version 1.13.0 of "Decoration Features" is now up to date
  • Changed Biome documentation to generate with a different system, which will cause the layout and order of those documentation elements to change
  • Fixed a bug where, if a block and item are registered with the same identifier, the block returns a null item when 'picked'
  • Fixed an issue where particle effect lifetime event timeline did not trigger events as expected
  • Removed Free camera preset experiment as the Free camera preset is available in retail

API

  • ScreenDisplay
    • Moved getHiddenHudElements(): HudElements[] from beta to 1.11.0
    • Moved isForcedHidden(hudElement: HudElements): boolean from beta to 1.11.0
    • Moved resetHudElements(): void from beta to 1.11.0
    • Moved setHudVisibility(visible: HudVisibility, hudElements?: HudElements[]): void from beta to 1.11.0
    • Moved hideAllExcept(hudElements?: HudElements[]): void from beta to 1.11.0
  • HudElement
    • Moved HudElementenum from beta to 1.11.0
    • Moved HudElementsCount from beta to 1.11.0
  • HudVisibility
    • Moved HudVisibility enum from beta to 1.11.0
    • Moved HudVisibilityCount from beta to 1.11.0
  • Moved WeatherChangeBeforeEvent from beta to 1.11.0
  • BlockPermutation
    • Removed function clone
  • Creator Settings UI
    • Watchdog settings
    • Increase script hang threshold
    • Disable/Enable slow script warnings and adjust threshold
    • Disable/Enable script spike warnings and adjust threshold
    • Removed disableWatchdog method
    • Added disableWatchdogTimingWarnings to disable spike and slow warnings per behavior pack
  • Released ItemEnchantableComponent from beta to 1.11.0
  • Released Enchantment APIs from beta to 1.11.0
    • interface Enchantment
    • enum EnchantmentSlot
    • class EnchantmentType
    • class EnchantmentTypes
  • Added new interface EntityFilter with many of the existing options from EntityRaycastOptions
  • EntityRaycastOptions now inherits from EntityFilter
  • EntityQueryOptions now inherits from EntityFilter
  • Removed property blockFilter (and several others, now moved to EntityFilter) from BlockRaycastOptions
  • BlockRaycastOptions now inherits from BlockFilter
  • Released BlockFilter to 1.4.0
  • Released volume from beta to 1.11.0
  • GameRules
    • Released GameRules from beta to 1.11.0
    • Released GameRuleChangeAfterEvent from beta to 1.11.0
    • Released GameRuleChangeAfterEventSignal from beta to 1.11.0
    • Released gameRules from beta to 1.11.0
    • Released gameRuleChange from beta to 1.11.0
  • EntityTameableComponent
    • Changed return type of getTameItems to ItemStack[]
    • Changed tame to take a player
    • Added method tamedToPlayertamedToPlayerIdisTamed
  • Released EntityColor2Component from beta to 1.11.0
  • Released PaletteColor from beta to 1.11.0
  • Released matches from beta to 1.11.0
  • Released EntityNavigationComponent from beta to 1.11.0
  • Released EntityNavigationClimbComponent from beta to 1.11.0
  • Released EntityNavigationFloatComponentf rom beta to 1.11.0
  • Released EntityNavigationFlyComponent from beta to 1.11.0
  • Released EntityNavigationGenericComponent from beta to 1.11.0
  • Released EntityNavigationHoverComponent from beta to 1.11.0
  • Released EntityNavigationWalkComponent from beta to 1.11.0
  • Moved entity from beta to 1.11.0
  • Moved EntityTameMountComponentand method tame from beta to 1.11.0
  • Moved EntityRideableComponent from beta to 1.11.0
  • Moved Seat from beta to 1.11.0
  • Moved EntityRidingComponent from beta to 1.11.0
  • Fixed GameRulesrule property-setters so that changes are propagated to clients
  • Moved startItemCooldownand player.getItemCooldown from beta to 1.11.0
  • Released playSound from beta to 1.11.0
  • playSound is now deprecated and will be removed in a future major version
    • Use Dimension.playSound as the alternative
  • Released ListBlockVolume from beta to 1.11.0
  • Released BlockVolumeBase from beta to 1.11.0
  • Released BlockLocationIterator from beta to 1.11.0
  • Moved method getGameMode(): GameMode from beta to 1.11.0
  • Moved method setGameMode(gameMode?: GameMode): void from beta to 1.11.0
  • Moved member playerGameModeChange: PlayerGameModeChangeAfterEventSignal from beta to 1.11.0
  • Moved member playerGameModeChange: PlayerGameModeChangeBeforeEventSignal from beta to 1.11.0
  • Moved class PlayerGameModeChangeAfterEvent from beta to 1.11.0
  • Moved class PlayerGameModeChangeAfterEventSignal from beta to 1.11.0
  • Moved class PlayerGameModeChangeBeforeEvent from beta to 1.11.0
  • Moved class PlayerGameModeChangeBeforeEventSignal from beta to 1.11.0
  • Added ItemComponentConsumeEvent for beta
  • Changed waitTick(ticks?: number)to system.waitTicks(ticks: number);
  • Renamed property selectedSlotto selectedSlotIndex and moved it from beta to 1.11.0

Blocks

  • The "tallgrass" block is now split into unique instances "short_grass" and "fern"
  • "double_plant" block is now split into unique instances "sunflower", "lilac", "tall_grass", "large_fern", "rose_bush" and "peony"
  • "coral_block" block is now split into unique instances: "tube_coral_block", "brain_coral_block", "bubble_coral_block", "fire_coral_block", "horn_coral_block", "dead_tube_coral_block", "dead_brain_coral_block", "dead_bubble_coral_block", "dead_fire_coral_block" and "dead_horn_coral_block"
  • "stone_block_slab" block is now split into unique instances "smooth_stone_slab", "sandstone_slab", "petrified_oak_slab", "cobblestone_slab", "brick_slab", "stone_brick_slab", "quartz_slab", and "nether_brick_slab"
  • Updated block geometry to allow uv rotations
    • This allows you to rotate the specified uv rect in 90 degree increments before applying it to a block face
    • Supported from minecraft:geometry format version 1.21.0 and up
  • Added pivot for scale in the Block Transformation Component
  • Added pivot for rotation in the Block Transformation Component

Commands

  • Fixed hunger element so that its visibility can be changed with the /hud command

Components

  • The default values for the "damage_sources" field of "behavior.panic" have been updated
    • For the complete list of the new default values, refer to the "Vanilla Parity" section of the changelog
    • This change only affects entities with a format version of 1.21.0 or higher
  • Multiple items with the same custom component will now correctly trigger custom component logic

Entities

  • Updated entity geometry to allow UV rotations. This allows you to rotate the specified UV rect in 90 degree increments before applying it to a cube face of an entity model. Supported from minecraft:geometryformat version 1.21.0 and up

Items

  • Unlocking requirements are now sent to clients for "minecraft:recipe_shapeless" and "minecraft:recipe_shaped"
    • It allows the UI to suggest recipes that are always unlocked when the game rule "dolimitedcrafting" is enabled

Experimental Technical Updates

API

  • Changed function from fillBlocks(begin: Vector3, end: Vector3, block: BlockPermutation | BlockType | string, options?: BlockFillOptions): number to fillBlocks(volume: BlockVolumeBase | CompoundBlockVolume, block: BlockPermutation | BlockType | string, options?: BlockFillOptions): ListBlockVolume
  • BlockFillOptions
    • Removed member matchingBlock?: BlockPermutation
    • Added member blockFilter?: BlockFilter
    • Added member ignoreChunkBoundErrors?: boolean
  • Added ItemComponentUseCompleteEvent for beta
    • Moved setTypeAPI from beta to stable 1.11.0
    • Added function waitTick(ticks?: number): Promise where the returned promise is resolved after "ticks" number of ticks or 1 tick if no ticks parameter is supplied
  • Removed argument waterlogged from function setBlockPermutation and moved it from beta to 1.11.0
  • Moved function saveToWorld from beta to 1.11.0
  • Moved function saveAs from beta to 1.11.0
  • Updated signature of createFromWorld and moved it from beta to 1.11.0
  • Renamed function getIds to getWorldStructureIds and moved it from beta to 1.11.0
  • Added ItemComponentMineBlockEvent for beta
  • Event Signals
    • Unsubscribe is no longer marked as "@throws". It does not throw exceptions and never has
  • Added getAll to beta
  • Added PlayerInputPermissions and inputPermissions for enabling & disabling categories of player input permissions
  • Added InputPermissionCategory
  • Added afterEvents.playerInputPermissionCategoryChange for listening to changes to a players input permissions
  • Added ignoreBlockCollision to EntityRaycastOptions which when true, will make the raycast not stop on block collision
  • Added includePassableBlocks to EntityRaycastOptions which when true, passable blocks like vines and flowers will be considered as blocks that 'stop' the raycast
  • Added includeLiquidBlocks to EntityRaycastOptions which when true, liquid blocks will be considered as blocks that stop the raycast
  • Added ItemComponentHitEntityEvent and ItemComponentBeforeDurabilityDamageEvent for beta
  • get will now handle items whose names have changed so that scripts referencing old names will still work as intended
  • Added ItemComponentUseOnEvent for beta
  • Moved typeIdand Block.matches from beta to stable
  • Update JavaScript engine
    • BigInt support
    • hasOwn
    • Array findLast and at
    • Miscellaneous bug fixes
  • @minecraft/server.BlockType
    • Moved idAPI from beta to stable 1.11.0
  • @minecraft/server.BlockTypes
    • Moved BlockTypes API from beta to stable 1.11.0
    • Moved typeAPI from beta to stable 1.11.0
  • @minecraft/server.Block
    • Moved typeAPI from beta to stable 1.11.0
  • EntityTameMountComponent
    • Added method tameToPlayer
    • Added properties isTamedisTamedToPlayertamedToPlayer, and tamedToPlayerId
  • GameRules
    • Added property showDaysPlayed to beta
  • Fixed PlayerInputPermissions input-lock category property-setters so that changes are propagated to clients
  • Fixed issue where blocks with custom components could not have a block placed onto them without crouching
  • Added new interface VectorXZ
  • Added method getTopmostBlock which will perform a raycast from the top of the world downwards, trying to find the first solid block
  • Added method getBlockAbove which will perform a raycast from a given position, trying to find the first solid block above
  • Added method getBlockBelow which will perform a raycast from a given position, trying to find the first solid block below

Molang

  • Added Molang state_time -> numberfor animation controllers, which returns the time in seconds spent in the current controller state (inclusive of blend time)
    • Requires the 'Upcoming Creator Features' experimental toggle
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