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New mountain generation now in Bedrock Beta

Coming to a range of Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, and Android devices!

Pack your inventory with rations and a solid pair of leather boots because there’s a new landform to explore in the latest version of our Bedrock Beta: cooler, taller mountains. That’s right, mountains are now exactly 271% more majestic, but also 184% more dangerous. Not only can you fall from greater heights, but you still have to watch out for powder snow and goats! At least the view is worth it? Unless you’re like me and the mere thought of extreme heights makes your palms sweat. Luckily, these mountains are also great to look at!

There’s more to these mountains than their imposing heights – they also have their own sub biomes, including lofty peaks, snow capped peaks, snowy slopes, mountain groves, and mountain meadows. Plus, a fabulous mob is making a special (re)appearance: the glow squid! Not in the mountains, though. That would be weird (and cruel)!


Not only is a Minecraft beta a fun way to get early access to new features we haven’t yet released, but it also helps us test and improve them. We’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback on this early iteration of the new mountain generation feature, which you can submit at our feedback site. If you’re interested in joining the beta (available in Windows 10, Xbox One, and Android versions) then check out our guide to learn how

To get a taste of the new mountain climbing (or watching from afar) experience, make sure to enable “Caves & Cliffs” in the experimental features toggle when creating a new world. If you already have a world you’d like to try it on, then choose “Edit” instead, scroll down to “Experiments”, and select “Caves & Cliffs”. Don’t forget to make a copy of your world before you try it out, as betas tend to make them incompatible with future versions. Found a bug? Please report it using our Issue Tracker

For more information on this beta, head over to our complete changelog for an exhaustive list of changes. Experiment away and watch your step!

Cristina Anderca
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