A major update for Minecraft (Bedrock) is available now, with some very nice changes and fixes to boot.

The main changes are as follows:

  • Increased the frequency and volume of the ambient mob sounds made during raids, to make them easier to locate
  • Added new Wandering Trader sounds
  • Updated the main menu splash text
  • Updated the default main menu panorama from Aquatic to Village & Pillage
  • The “Store” button on the main menu has been renamed to “Marketplace”
  • Realm owners can now set relevant permissions for players invited to their Realm
    • Default settings can be set for all new members entering a Realm
    • The owner can set permissions for an invited player to either visitor, member or operator
    • When resetting a world, or uploading a new world, already set permissions stay in place

There’s been a lot (and we mean a lot) of fixes in this update, so to keep it simple, we’re listing the most important ones below:

  • Crashes:
    • Fixed several crashes that could occur:
      • During gameplay
      • When launching the game on some Windows 10 devices
      • When certain interactive blocks are loading in when joining a Realm
      • When switching players on Xbox One
      • When loading the game
      • When saving or loading on Nintendo Switch
      • When the game was checking for previously downloaded content
  • Performance:
    • Improved chunk loading in multiplayer
    • Significantly reduced bandwidth usage by allowing the client to reuse chunks
    • Several other performance improvements, including some related to mob AI pathfinding
    • Endermen teleporting particles no longer cause consistent performance drops, especially during boss fights
    • Reduced the amount of memory required to load textures
  • General:
    • Removed an unnecessary Xbox Live sign-in notification
    • The Hagger achievement once again unlocks upon meeting requirements
    • Marketplace resource packs are now immediately applied after downloading in the world edit menu
    • Custom skins are now applied correctly without needing to restart the game to see them
  • Gameplay:
    • Villager trading now properly takes away items from the second slot, when applicable
    • Players no longer clip through walls when transitioning from swimming to standing in water
    • Players that are being healed can now still be knocked back by TNT
    • Arrows shot into blocks now keep their position when reloading the world

You can read the entire list of changes, fixes, and other various Minecraft related things right here. Just be aware that it’s very long. Happy Minecrafting! (Is that a word?)