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Minecraft beta 1.17.0.56 update patch notes - Caves & Cliffs update, bug fixes, and more

Here is the complete list of the latest additions and improvements made with the Minecraft beta 1.17.0.56 update.

Mojang Studios has released the Minecraft beta 1.17.0.56 update, focussing on the improvements and additions to Caves & Cliffs in the game, along with a bunch of bug fixes and optimizations. The update is available to download for all the beta users on Xbox One, Windows 10, and Android, where players can test the latest features and give feedback to the developers. Here are the complete patch notes of the Minecraft beta 1.17.0.56 update listing all the new additions and changes to the game.

Minecraft Beta 1.17.0.56 Patch Notes

Caves & Cliffs Experimental

minecraft caves and cliffs
Caves & Cliffs update (Picture: Mojang Studios) 

User Interface 

  • Added a warning for loading an old world with Experimental features in a new version of the game  
  • Added a label that indicates that a world is Experimental  
  • Added a description for Experimental features in the world creation screen  

Aquifers 

  • Aquifers filled with lava are now placed underground during world generation   

Non-Experimental Features and Fixes 

Axolotl 

  • Axolotl no longer attacks invisible mobs  
  • Axolotl textures have been updated 
  • Bred Axolotl maintain their color after being placed from a Bucket (MCPE-123328)  

Spyglass 

  • There is now a tooltip on controller for holding a Spyglass  

Amethyst 

  • Amethyst Buds and cluster breaking animation no longer float in the air  

  • Aligned in-hand rendering of Amethyst Bud items with Java Edition (MCPE-126726)  

  • Amethyst Geodes were made slightly rarer 

Azalea 

azalea minecraftAzalea Tree (Picture: Mojang Studios)

  • Bonemealing Azalea/Flowering Azalea now correctly turns into a tree if placed on Moss Block (MCPE-125767)  

Deepslate 

  • Deepslate top and bottom textures are now applied in isotropic manner. Due to tessellation limitations, we are limiting the isotropicness of Deepslate to when these textures are up and down (as this is a rotatable block) for now  

Small Dripleaf 

  • Players are now able to use Pick Block Small Dripleaf (MCPE-123571)  

  • When bonemealing Small Dripleaf, the resulting Big Dripleaf is at least 2 blocks tall (MC-214159) 

Dripstone 

  • Mobs can once again pathfind around Pointed Dripstone  

Glow Squid 

  • Naturally spawned Glow Squid now despawn (MCPE-126701)  

  • Using Pick Block on a Glow Squid in Creative now gives the Glow Squid Egg (MCPE-126946)  

Lightning Rod 

  • Lightning that strikes Lightning Rod no longer has the chance to trigger Skeleton traps  

Powder Snow 

  • Textures are now applied in isotropic manner  
  • Multiple blocks can no longer be placed on Powder Snow (MCPE-116205)  
  • Fences and Walls no longer connect to Powder Snow in Bedrock (MCPE-113504)  
  • Fog effect is no longer applied to the third-person camera when the camera isn't inside Powder Snow (MCPE-126028)  
  • Powder Snow Block no longer becomes invisible if the Player is extinguished by both the Powder Snow Block and any other method at the same time (MCPE-124414)  
  • Powder Snow no longer has one corner that collides with mobs  

Features and Bug Fixes 

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Mobs in Minecraft (Picture: Mojang Studios) 

Mobs 

  • Skeletons transforming in to Strays now play appropriate transformation sounds  

  • Withers no longer take freeze damage from Powder Snow (MCPE-126788)  

  • Bees no longer gather nectar from Sweet Berry Bushes 

  • Bees can once again enter Beehives and Bee Nests (MCPE-122705)  

Controller tooltips 

Added tooltips for: 

  • Collect Lava from Cauldron using Bucket  

  • Collect Powder Snow from Powder Snow Block using Bucket  

  • Empty Lava into Cauldron from Bucket  

  • Empty Powder Snow into Cauldron from Bucket  

Gameplay 

  • Player who receives negative damage will not generate absorption heart (MCPE-94178)  

  • When a Player using the touch interface presses and holds the crafting output window, they can rapidly craft items up to one stack (MCPE-28689)  

 

Iron and Gold ore 

  • Iron and Gold Ore now drops the correct block item instead of nothing when mined on worlds that have a Base Game Version locked to a value lower than 1.17  

Items 

  • Picking up part of a stack no longer picks up the entire stack and drops the excess (MCPE-105330)  

Player Animations 

  • Fixed Players showing the Bow holding animation after respawning when killed by another Player (MCPE-58861)  

  • Fixed issue where certain items (Bow, Cossbow, Trident, shield in main hand) wouldn't bob with View Bobbing turned on (MCPE-125853)  

Translation 

  • Removed Lit Deepslate Redstone translation (MCPE-123605)   

Technical Updates 

  • Fixed issue with Simburbia world where standing next to a windows shutter block would obscure the view with the "update" texture   

  • Fixed a crash that occurred when using the '/stopsound' command to stop the elytra.loop sound (MCPE-120336) 

Graphical 

  • Fixed a crash on Windows 10 that can occur in ray tracing mode due to a stale pointer reference  

  • Fixed various cases when ray tracing textures would not be reloaded (resolution switching, upscaling mode switching, ray tracing on/off toggling)  

  • Fixed Enchanted Bow's textures being too dark (MCPE-119701) 

Summon Prefix Fixes 

  • Fixed a merge bug when loading json definitions for Vanilla mobs 

  • Fixed a bug with the summonable property of overridden vanilla mobs pre JSON version 1.8.0, which caused Bees to not be summonable (MCPE-58557)    

Items 

  • The "has_equipment" filter will now properly evaluate custom entity spawn eggs   

Projectiles 

  • The "ImpactDamageSubcomponent" will again only prevent damage from being dealt to fire immune mobs if the 'catchFire' field is true and the projectile is on fire    

Dedicated Server 

  • The dedicated server log will now list all Experiments enabled in a world when loading it 

(Via Mojang Studios)