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Minecraft team released Minecraft Bedrock beta last week. The latest release explores new feature such as scripting API, along with minor changes and fixes.

Let’s have a look at what’s new in Minecraft Bedrock (beta).

Experimental Scripting API

Minecraft Bedrock beta comes with a new Scripting API that allows users to tweak the inner components within a game by writing commands.

The Minecraft Script Engine uses the JavaScript language with the help of which Scripts can be written and bundled along with Behaviour Packs to invoke different actions. These actions include listening to and responding to game events, retrieving and modifying data in components that entities have, and that can affect different parts of the game. This feature is currently only available in Windows 10 on enabling the “Use Experimental Gameplay” setting.

Changes and Fixes

  • A minor change has been made to the size of the crossbow, as it now appears bigger in pillager’s (hostile illager mobs with crossbows in Minecraft) hands.
  • A crash occurring during gameplay has been fixed.
  • The issue of tamed llamas turning into bioluminescent creatures on opening an inventory has been resolved.
  • Items in hand appearing completely white in colour have been fixed.
  • Rare instances of players getting teleported into a boat while travelling near water have been fixed.
  • The issue of logo not being visible on the loading screen after suspending and resuming the game has been fixed.
  • With the new release, players no longer have an option to respawn in a semi-dead state in case they get killed while in a bed.
  • The texture of the Beacon beams has been improved.
  • The inventory blocks once again follow the textures that are set in blocks.json.
  • Optimizations have been done to get a proper synchronization between client and server.

Minecraft bedrock beta is available only on Xbox One, Windows 10, and Android (Google Play).

For more information, check out the official release notes.

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