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Minecraft: Bedrock Edition - Version 1.70 now available (full patch notes)

Minecraft has gotten a bump up to Version 1.70, and it brings a ton of new content and changes with it. Check out the full patch notes below!

New Features:

Added basic Scoreboard functionality - More Scoreboard features will be coming in later releases
Food can now be eaten in Creative mode and Peaceful difficulty

Changes:

Mentions of player names are now highlighted yellow in chat
Typing "@" in chat will show an autocomplete list of player names
Command Block functionality can now be toggled using the 'commandblocksenabled' game rule
Made it easier to find purchased content, search, and go home from the top of the Marketplace screen
Improved search results, sorting, and filtering in the Marketplace

Fixes:

Crashes/Performance

Fixed the cause of over 20 crashes that could occur during gameplay
Fixed a crash that occurred when a Trident with Channeling was shot from a Dispenser and hit a mob or player during a thunderstorm
Fixed a crash that occurred when breaking a door that many Villagers were trying to open or enter (MCPE-34742)
Fixed a crash that occurred when using a 128x Resource Pack on Nintendo Switch
Fixed a crash that occurred when attempting to stack Explorer Maps when trading with a Cartographer Villager
Fixed a crash that occurred when loading the settings screen right after loading a resource pack
Fixed a crash that occurred when backing out of a Realm's edit menu after attempting to download a world but not having enough free space

General

Fixed an exploit that allowed custom skins with custom and invisible geometry, causing unfair advantages in multiplayer sessions (MCPE-37343)
Added additional messaging to disable Multiplayer in world settings to play split-screen without a Nintendo Switch Online membership
Guests rejoining in a different order than they joined for the first time no longer generate different progress during split-screen gameplay
Synced cloud worlds on Xbox One now display the proper date on the Worlds list
Fixed player permission issues that prevented players from building or mining
Fixed Super Mario Mash-up Pack worlds not opening if created before version 1.6.0 (MCPE-37327)
Fixed textures not applying on Nintendo Switch when the world is hosted on another platform
Fixed split-screen players not being able to join Local Network games on Nintendo Switch
Fixed Microsoft Account sign-in failures on Nintendo Switch

Gameplay

Crouching on ladders will no longer stop when opening the pause menu or inventory screen (MCPE-33209)
Swimming while moving the camera with touch controls no longer breaks blocks (MCPE-33470)
Items can once again be dropped while in a boat
The Looting III enchantment once again increases mob loot drop chances (MCPE-35307)
When a player equips a carved pumpkin as a helmet, that player's marker now disappears from the Locator Maps of other players
Players no longer teleport to vehicles/mobs that are hit by an Ender Pearl when the vehicle/mob is in the player's render distance
Fixed players getting stuck in the edges of Old Worlds at 128 or in the Void
When dealing a killing blow to mobs using Knockback, they now actually get knocked back! (MCPE-19222)

Items

Enchantment Books are no longer lost after using an Anvil to rename an item and adding an incompatible enchantment
Tridents with Loyalty no longer get lost in the void when used in the End
Raw Cod and Cooked Cod items are now properly named
Phantom spawn eggs can now be obtained using Pick Block
Players using controllers can again drop held items while in a minecart
Leads no longer detach and disappear when reentering a world (MCPE-33263)
Infinity Bow arrows are no longer picked up immediately after being fired when the Bow is slightly drawn (MCPE-35821)
Renamed spawn eggs now produce renamed mobs
Flaming arrows once again ignite Minecarts with TNT (MCPE-35776)

Mobs

If a pet forgets what player is their owner after updating the game, it will sit down and wait for someone to interact with them & this player becomes the new owner of the pet. The pet doesn't need to be re-tamed with items (MCPE-33152)
Mobs can now walk through Soul Sand with Nether Wart (MCPE-12719)
Skeleton Horses and Zombie Horses no longer die after a certain amount of time (MCPE-35215)
Horses in the same boat as you no longer get hit when targeted by blocks in front of you (MCPE-30299)
Releasing a Tropical Fish from a Bucket of Fish no longer releases a random fish but the one that was originally caught
Armored Withers can no longer be damaged with thrown Tridents
Drowned no longer have swimming animation while riding in boat
The inventory of ridden mounts can no longer be accessed by another player while you are riding it
Mobs can no longer spawn in small gaps unless they can fit (MCPE-31193)
Enderman can no longer spawn in two block high gaps with Slabs above (MCPE-28626)
Cured Zombie Villagers spawned from Zombie Villages can now be traded with (MCPE-34603)
Pigs with Saddles now throw players off their back when they start moving though 2-block-high bodies of water

Blocks

Fixed a bug where it was sometimes not possible for a player to place a block in the same block space where they are standing (MCPE-31030)
Sea Pickles now break instantly in Survival mode (MCPE-36250)
Barrier Blocks can no longer be destroyed by the Ender Dragon (MCPE-34410)
Monster Spawners no longer drop as items after an explosion (MCPE-32657)
Rails are once again broken by flowing water

Realms

A message now appears on the Realms list if Xbox Live privileges are preventing Realms from being played
Clarified the text that appears when replacing a world on a Realm

World Generation

Ladders no longer generate in midair on village church structures
Fixed structures generating inside Ocean Monuments

Graphical

Fixed entities missing body parts on various Android devices (MCPE-34385)
It is now easier to see through water in Flat worlds (MCPE-36078, MCPE-35244)
Adjusted in-hand placement of Bows and Tridents in split-screen
Fixed visual effects not appearing when using an enchanted Trident with Riptide (MCPE-34448)

Audio

Sound once again resumes after receiving a notification on iOS devices (MCPE-15841)
The proper sound now plays when the Wither is spawned (MCPE-35179)
Banners now have the correct placing and breaking sounds (MCPE-31188)
Land-based mobs now play sounds underwater

User Interface

Fixed several items not stacking properly in inventory and chests when using touch input (MCPE-32347)
Using the Quick Move option now properly stacks the taken items with stacks of the same item in the player inventory when there is an empty hotbar slot
Cursor D-pad input no longer gets stuck on the inventory screen or pause menu (MCPE-33895)
Removed the "Take Half" tooltip when highlighting the Anvil's output slot
Item tooltips that display "Can break" and "Can be placed on" now show the proper translation for the given blocks
Fixed incorrect button focus on the chat screen
Fixed formatted text getting cut off on the HUD
Fixed overlapping text on the Enchantment Table screen

Commands

Fixed input on Minecarts with Command Block not saving between game sessions
Fixed trapdoors losing their orientation after being cloned
Autofill commands now recognize a player name in brackets and places it between quotes (MCPE-34913)
The '/teleport' command now reliably teleports riders with entities
The '/subtitle' command can now run whilst a title is visible on screen (MCPE-25685)

Add-Ons:

Updated templates for 1.7.0 with new assets and behaviors can be downloaded from minecraft.net/addons
Using behavior files to change the shooting location of a projectile no longer makes the projectile shoot and miss the target
Mobs now stop moving when all movement components are removed from their behavior
The 'can_float' component now works properly with 'minecraft:navigation.float' on flying mobs

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Games: Minecraft

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