This week is going to be busy and tedious for Mojang as Minecraft Live 2022 takes place on Saturday. Still, developers were able to land a beta and preview release for Minecraft Bedrock Edition.
It has been a long time since Mojang released the 1.19 Wild Update for Bedrock Edition. Around the time of its release, developers started working on adding spectator mode. This feature was exclusive to Minecraft Java Edition and, finally, is now in the Bedrock Edition beta 188.8.131.52 as an experimental feature.
After many updates, the basic version of the game is getting spectator mode and numerous parity changes. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the patch notes for the new Minecraft beta.
Minecraft Beta 184.108.40.206 for Bedrock Edition: Major Features and Changes
- Spectator mode has been moved from an experimental switch to the base game
- Players can enter and exit spectator mode using the personal game mode in the Settings menu or the ‘/gamemode spectator’ command, if cheats are enabled.
- Spectators have a reduced HUD that doesn’t show visor, hotbar, XP, health, hunger, or armor UI elements.
- The player’s inventory, health, held items, etc., remain unchanged when you switch to Spectator mode and when you exit Spectator mode.
- Spectators are always flying and cannot be grounded.
- Spectators pass massive blocks and entities without collision.
- Spectators can see out of solid objects when they are in blocks.
- Spectators cannot take damage and are not affected by blocks, mobs, items, portals or effects.
- Spectators cannot use items or interact with blocks or mobs.
- Spectators cannot access their inventory or interact with block UIs such as chests.
- Spectators cannot be seen by mobs or other players except other players in spectator mode.
- Spectators don’t have to sleep to spend the night.
- Spectators appear as a transparent floating head to other players in Spectator mode.
- When playing in first person, spectators do not see their arm or held item.
- Spectators generate chunks as they fly to new chunks.
- Spectators don’t spawn mobs.
- Non-persistent crowds around spectators will check their distance from non-spectators when deciding whether to despawn.
- Commands can select and respond to spectators.
- Open container, Command Block, or Structure Block screens now close when players enter spectator mode.
- Spectator Mode now appears in the list of personal game modes in Settings.
- The collision between dirt path and farmland is now one pixel lower.
- Players swimming above Mud will not have their screen covered.
- Projectiles landing on mud will not shake repeatedly.
- Amphibious mobs have no more trouble finding their way around Mud Blocks.
- Mud and Soul Sand Block bounding boxes now match their visual bounding boxes for when a player places the blocks.
- Sugarcane will break at the next random tick when the water source is removed.
- Fixed a bug where placed light blocks were invisible even when selecting a light block.
- Solid blocks that flicker when moved by pistons.
- Fixed an issue where breeding mobs with effects applied caused the offspring to have the effect bonuses applied permanently.
- The piston arm now extends more smoothly.
- Blocks attached to pistons now move more smoothly.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the player to teleport back to a portal after leaving it.
- Fixed an issue where boards would not play a placement sound when placed.
- Maps damaged by black pixels can now be repaired by revisiting damaged areas. Previously affected cards can now be repaired by holding them in the head or out of hand.
Minecraft Bedrock beta has many other changes too; the ones listed here are just the most important. Interested players can peruse the official patch notes to learn more about everything new in this beta.