Bedrock Edition 1.16.0

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1.16.0 is an upcoming major update to Bedrock Edition set to release in 2020.[1] It overhauls the Nether, adding new biomes and mobs to it, as well as adding several features that were formerly Java Edition exclusives.

Additions[edit]

Blocks[edit]

Allow and Deny Blocks
  • Re-added and can be obtained only by using the /give command.
Ancient debris
  • Can be found throughout the Nether at any altitude, though it is much more common at lower levels.
  • Can be refined into a netherite scrap by smelting in a furnace or blast furnace.
  • Same blast resistance as obsidian, but is movable with pistons.
  • Inventory item floats on lava.
  • Cannot burn in lava or fire.
  • A diamond pickaxe or better is required to mine it.
  • Always spawns covered by lava and/or blocks on all sides.
Basalt
Border
  • Re-added and can be obtained only by using the /give command.
Block of netherite
Polished Basalt
  • Can be crafted with 4 basalt.
  • Directional and purely decorative, like normal basalt.
Crimson and warped fungus
Crimson and warped nylium
Crimson and warped planks
Crimson and warped roots
Crimson and warped stems
  • Blocks that comprise the trunks of huge fungi.
  • Have animated textures.
  • Has a top texture similar to regular log blocks.
  • Can be placed directionally, similarly to logs.
  • Does not burn.
  • Have respective stripped variants.
Nether sprouts
Shroomlight
Soul fire
  • Blue variant of fire.
  • Fire lit on soul soil turns into soul fire regardless of dimension.
  • Generates naturally in the soul sand valley biome in the Nether.
  • Deals damage at a rate of 2♥ per second as opposed to the 1♥ per second of regular fire.
  • Does not extinguish when in the rain.
Soul fire lantern
  • Gives off a light level of 10.
  • Crafted similarly to a normal lantern, using a soul fire torch instead of a normal torch.
  • Have an animated texture.
Soul fire torch
  • Gives off a light level of 10.
  • Crafted similarly to a normal torch, with soul soil being placed under the stick.
Soul soil
Target

Items[edit]

Potion of Slowness IV
Splash Potion of Slowness IV
  • Can be brewed by adding glowstone dust to a regular splash potion of slowness.
Lingering Potion of Slowness IV
  • Can be brewed by adding glowstone dust to a regular lingering potion of slowness.
Arrow of Slowness IV
  • Can be crafted by tipping an arrow in a cauldron filled with a potion of slowness IV, or with eight arrows and one lingering potion of slowness IV.
Netherite armor
  • Does not burn in lava, as a dropped item or when worn (players equipping netherite armor, however, can still take burning damage).
  • Floats in lava.
  • Tougher than diamond armor.
  • Has higher durability and enchantability than diamond.
Netherite axe, hoe, pickaxe, shovel, and sword
  • Does not burn in lava.
  • Floats in lava.
  • Has higher durability, mining level, breaking multiplier, and enchantability than diamond.
  • All items, except the hoe, deal 1 more damage than their diamond counterparts.
Netherite ingot
Netherite scrap
Spawn eggs

Mobs[edit]

Hoglins
Piglins

World generation[edit]

Biomes
Structures

Gameplay[edit]

Enchanting
  • Added Curse of Binding
    • Prevents the item from being removed from that armorslot until the player dies.
    • Cannot be removed with a grindstone.
  • Added Curse of Vanishing
    • Any item with this enchantment disappears when the player with it dies.
    • The keepinventory gamerule prevents this.
    • Cannot be removed with a grindstone.

General[edit]

Worlds
  • Added a legal disclaimer before loading a world: a new information screen informs the player that "Online play is not rated".

Changes[edit]

Blocks[edit]

Beacons
  • The beam color can now be mixed with several different stained glass colors.
Campfires
  • Sneaking no longer prevents damage.
Conduits
Dispensers
  • Crafting it no longer requires a fully repaired bow.
Flower pots
  • Potted plants can now be removed from the pot by tapping/clicking on it.
Fence gates, pumpkins, and jack o'lanterns
  • Can now be placed without supporting blocks underneath.
Iron bars
Mushrooms
  • Variants of brown and red now have been renamed to "Brown Mushroom" and "Red Mushroom" respectively.
Mushroom Blocks
  • Variants of brown, red and stem now have been renamed to "Brown Mushroom Block", "Red Mushroom Block", "Mushroom Stem" respectively.
    • Variant of pores is still named "Mushroom".
Observers
  • No longer emit a redstone signal when placed.
Saplings
  • Oak and birch saplings that are grown within 2 blocks of a flower on the same Y-level have a 5% chance to have a bee nest.
Structure blocks
  • Added detect button for save mode.
Shulker boxes
  • Can now be undyed in a cauldron.
Walls
  • Walls no longer have gaps when stacked vertically.

Items[edit]

Items
  • Dropped items now transform into a 3D model and start spinning.

Mobs[edit]

Iron golems
  • Improved spawn rates.
NPC
  • Dialog and changeable skins have been readded.
Passive mobs
  • Llamas, horses, turtles, polar bears, and rabbits can now spawn only on specific blocks, such as grass blocks. (MCPE-47596)
Pufferfish
  • Now semi-puff when a player approaches before they fully puff when a player is close.
Squid
  • Improved spawn rates.
Villagers
  • Cured zombie villagers now offer trading discount. (MCPE-47040)
Vindicators
Wolves
Enderman
  • Can no longer pick up netherrack, but can now pick up some of the newly added blocks.
Withers
  • Can now be summoned using soul soil in the base.

World generation[edit]

Trees
  • Large spruce trees now transform nearby grass blocks into podzol when they grow.
General
  • Rearranged the distribution of underground ore and stone clusters.

General[edit]

Character creator
Explosions
  • Now deal damage in water.
Particles
Map making and add-ons
  • Most attack goals are now data-driven.
    • Added new documentation for new behavior fields.
  • Most Slime and Swim goals are now data-driven.
    • Added new documentation for new behavior fields.
  • Tree generation is now data-driven.
  • Wither skull attacks are now data-driven.
  • Item sprites are now data-driven.
  • Drowned mobs are now data-driven.

Gameplay[edit]

Knockback resistance
  • Is now a scale of the amount of knockback taken instead of a probability to take no knockback.

Fixes[edit]

Crashes
  • Game no longer crashes when the /kill command is used while the dragon is respawning.
  • Fixed several crashes that could occur during gameplay.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when clicking 'Read More' on certain resource pack screens.
  • Fixed an issue with invisible shulker boxes that could cause a crash when trying to open or break them. (MCPE-55894)
  • Fixed a crash that could happen when dispensing bone meal into a grass block. (MCPE-53033)
  • Fixed a crash caused by fire spreading to beehives.
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur when traveling toward -z coordinates.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when adjusting certain JSON strings in behavior packs.
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur after resuming the game on Xbox One.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when using the character creator.
  • Fixed a crash that could happen if a slime targeted something and lost sight of it.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when trying to enchant fishing rods.
Performance
  • Optimized keyframe animation playback.
  • Optimized performance when breaking lots of kelp plants.
General
  • Corrected fishing rod's bobber movement.
  • Large quantities of snow no longer suddenly generates in chunks.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from being teleported to a nearby chunk that the game thought was too far away.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing chunks from loading incorrectly when traveling between dimensions. (MCPE-63268)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented strongholds from generating with libraries and portal rooms. (MCPE-63713)
  • Ocean monuments once again generate with the correct interior structures. (MCPE-63523)
  • Marketplace ratings now appear correctly when scrolling. (MCPE-60287)
Gameplay
  • Knockback resistance is now a scale instead of a probability.
  • Entities now get pushed by flowing lava.
  • Minecart hoppers now drop a hopper item when being destroyed by a ranged attack. (MCPE-55859)
  • Placing a block against an interactive block while crouched no longer opens the UI.
  • Interacting with a minecart hopper now opens the hopper screen and no longer blocks other screens from opening.
  • Fixed Armor Stand and its contents dropping as items when broken when 'Tile Drops' rule is false.
  • Flying Players are able to return to the overworld if an end portal is on their spawn point.
  • Enchanted bows are no longer consumed when auto-crafting dispensers.
  • Players can no longer breathe underwater when swimming under blocks with a Turtle Shell equipped. (MCPE-35769)
  • TNT no longer drops as an item when exploded. (MCPE-38101)
  • /locate now correctly displays the nearest structure. (MCPE-45526)
  • Players no longer teleport through partial blocks when relogging. (MCPE-46858)
  • Tools now make noise when they break. (MCPE-32355)
  • State of Creative flying now remains after accessing world setting.
  • Players no longer "swim" through the air after swimming in a bubble column. (MCPE-48958)
  • Corals and Coral Fans now drop when mined with Axe or Shovel enchanted with Silk Touch.
  • Magma blocks now melt top snow sitting on it.
  • Mobs killed by lingering potions now drop XP and uncommon loot when the potion came from a player.
  • Shulker boxes can now be undyed in a cauldron.
  • Boats can now move and don't get stuck when on top of all partial block. (MCPE-34580)
  • Boats no longer continue sliding on bottom half slab.
  • Fire charges are now consumed when used to light campfires. (MCPE-46217)
  • Player is no longer displaced into solid blocks on respawn by non-solid blocks resulting in x-ray vision. (MCPE-53460)
  • Kelp no longer stops growing at too low of a height. (MCPE-57330)
  • Enchantment tables no longer display options with no attached enchant.
  • Added the missing text for locked maps in the cartography table. (MCPE-58527)
  • Players can transition from swimming to running on land more smoothly now.
  • Casting a fishing rod whilst running no longer slows the player down. (MCPE-56199)
  • The 'Sound the Alarm' achievement is now triggered only by hostile mobs and not players.
  • The player's hitbox is now correctly reset when unequipping elytra mid-flight.
  • The correct amount of berries can now consistently be collected from sweet berry bushes. (MCPE-47160)
  • Using shift/sneak now allows the player to move downward correctly when swimming.
  • Fixed the respawn location so that players no longer wake up with their head in a block after sleeping.
  • The raid bar now appears correctly when returning to an active raid from another dimension.
  • Fixed a bug that would prevent Redstone power from passing through barrels after reloading a world. (MCPE-46742)
  • Falling blocks (such as sand) no longer break when falling onto retracted pistons. (MCPE-20109)
  • TNT no longer drops as an item when exploded.
  • Fixed trapdoor collision shape. (MCPE-13451)
  • Prevented elytra gliding rotations on the player when in the first-person view. (MCPE-53092)
  • Explosions can now deal with damage in water.
  • Flying with elytra at high speeds no longer causes a sound to become jittery. (MCPE-19945, MCPE-52931)
  • Mobs are now damaged and items are destroyed when on top of cactus blocks. (MCPE-14303)
  • Fixed a bug that prevented repeating and chain command blocks from being opened. (MCPE-63089)
  • Fixed an issue that would cause a 'phantom' water block to appear when placing water on a fire near a sponge block. (MCPE-57063)
  • Fixed an issue where water from bubble columns could not be collected. (MCPE-37571)
  • Stacked mine carts that occupy the same space now load and unload as expected. (MCPE-54244)
  • Walking on scaffolding now makes correct sounds. (MCPE-53279)
  • Players no longer be teleported underneath the main island when using an end gateway. (MCPE-63284)
  • Fixed an issue that meant pillager patrols could spawn in unexpected places. (MCPE-58285)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented inventories from being opened after riding a mount. (MCPE-63196)
  • Blocks now lose their waterlogged state when pushed by a piston.
  • Kelp now continues growing after being partially broken by a piston, and the piece below have a maximum random age of 24. (MCPE-57330)
  • Blue wither skulls once again break obsidian. (MCPE-63223)
  • Ender dragon fireball attacks no longer cause excessive damage. (MCPE-40344)
  • Hopper minecarts now drop hoppers and minecarts when broken with a ranged weapon. (MCPE-55859)
  • Multiple honey blocks can be crafted in the 2x2 crafting grid. (MCPE-63081)
  • Crafting multiple honey blocks returns the correct amount of items to the player. (MCPE-63461, MCPE-58579)
Graphical
  • Fire on half-slabs is now visible. (MCPE-44395)
  • Changed Eye of Ender explode particles to match Java.
  • Stopped offhand shield animation and bow animation from playing at the same time. (MCPE-41262)
  • Fixed a bug that was preventing the cubemap from rendering correctly on Xbox One consoles.
  • Items held by baby foxes now render correctly. (MCPE-52885)
  • Stained glass now has the correct colors on maps. (MCPE-25702)
  • Enchanted elytra now show the enchanted glow when equipped. (MCPE-23020)
  • Lingering and splash potion particles now stay within their boundaries when in a confined space.
  • Cakes now have the correct texture states when partially eaten. (MCPE-14757)
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the armor to unexpectedly render on mobs when being held in its hand.
Mobs
  • Mobs now pickup items and equip armor. (MCPE-14211)
  • Tamed horses can no longer be tempted by food that cannot be used to breed them.
  • Some mobs had a large delay for finding their nearest attackable target (Wolves attacking sheep).
  • Endermen can now pick up some of the new Nether blocks.
  • Endermen no longer pick up Netherrack.
  • Squid now spawn more frequently. Ocean cap is now 4 and river cap is now 2. (MCPE-39758)
  • Iron golems now ensure they can reach a target before choosing to attack it. (MCPE-42402)
  • Jumping animation is no longer broken for horses.
  • Polar Bear no longer chases player on its two back legs.
  • Sheep no longer eat grass through partial blocks.
  • Fixed issue where Enderman would not attack the player when looked at.
  • Mobs no longer start shaking when entering minecarts.
  • Fish no longer spawn in flowing water.
  • Despawn rules have been changed to closely match Java despawn rules (MCPE-21856)
    • This change allows mobs to more consistently spawn around the player and improve the frequency of mobs spawning underground while the player is exploring caves, as well as trying to farm areas that spawn specific mobs (eg. wither skeletons, in nether fortresses).
    • Any mobs that have been set to persist (tempted, name-tagged, tamed, bred, etc) never naturally despawn.
    • Almost all naturally spawning mobs automatically despawn when they are 54 blocks or further away from the nearest players.
    • Fish automatically despawn at a max range of 40 blocks or further.
    • If mobs are between 32 and 54 blocks from the nearest player, they must not take damage for 30 seconds as well as successfully roll a 1 in 800 chance to despawn
  • Increased iron golem spawn rate and modified spawn rules. (MCPE-47157)
  • Fixed the jumping animation of tamed horses.
  • Fixed blaze path-finding and navigation. (MCPE-45469)
  • Fixed a bug that allowed ghasts to exist when the difficulty was set to Peaceful. (MCPE-53383)
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing pillager captains from being hostile. (MCPE-44987)
  • Fixed an issue that was allowing fish to spawn in flowing water above ice blocks.
  • Wolves now spawn in more biomes. (MCPE-49792)
  • Small mobs no longer get trapped in gaps created by stair blocks.
  • Villagers no longer run around inside their houses when being raided.
  • Mobs no longer start shaking when entering minecarts.
  • Guardians and elder guardians no longer float in the air as they try and reach the water. (MCPE-33641)
  • Tweaked squid spawn rate and cap.
  • Drowned can no longer drop tridents without having them equipped. (MCPE-32731)
  • Fixed a bug that prevented cats from sleeping on a bed with the player
  • Snow golems can now try and shoot snowballs at mobs when it is behind a fence block (MCPE-24840)
  • Fixed a bug that allowed zombie villagers to break iron doors. (MCPE-43725)
  • Sitting mobs no longer slide around and breed. (MCPE-62160)
  • Mobs now consistently take damage when spawning on magma blocks. (MCPE-47518)
  • Tweaked the iron golem strolling animation. (MCPE-63151)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented polar bears, parrots, ocelots, and dolphins from being leashed. (MCPE-63095)
  • Cured zombie villagers can now offer discounted trades. (MCPE-47040)
  • Hostile mobs now correctly seek out and jump on turtle eggs. (MCPE-36244)
  • Cured zombie villagers no longer inherit XP unexpectedly, which would prevent them from acquiring a new profession. (MCPE-48712)
  • Villagers no longer become preoccupied with sharing carrots. (MCPE-32627)
  • Vindicators that spawn in woodland mansions now use the spawned event and become hostile before being attacked. (MCPE-43208)
  • Villagers now have a chance to offer trident enchantment books as trades. (MCPE-35406)
  • Creepers in boats now deal damage to players nearby.
  • Wolves once again heal when fed meat. (MCPE-63205)
Blocks
  • Walls do not have gaps anymore when stacked vertically.
  • Trapdoor collision now matches their visual shape. (MCPE-13451)
  • Paintings can no longer be placed on top of item frames.
  • Cactus blocks now break when next to lava.
  • Flowers in snow now break properly and drop the correct item. (MCPE-30147)
  • Falling blocks no longer break when falling on ice blocks and glass.
  • Falling blocks are now broken by partial blocks that are placed above piston arms facing up.
  • Mycelium no longer wrongly turns to dirt due to not having enough light.
Controls
  • Quality of life changes to the inventory screen when using a controller. Controls are now more user friendly and closer resemble the controls when using mouse and keyboard. (MCPE-34912)
  • You can now strafe downward in water while swimming by holding the sneak button.
  • Control profile now properly switches to water controls when getting out of a bed underwater. (MCPE-49632)
Sounds
  • Flying with elytra at high speeds no longer causes the sound to become jittery. (MCPE-19945)
User interface
  • The player can no longer type beyond what can be seen in the Book and Quill.
  • Adjusted hover text position in inventory to respect input mode (controller mode should show hover text at the edge of the currently selected element).
  • Carve tooltip is now displayed when pointing shears at pumpkin.
  • Tooltip for leaving boat is now consistent across platforms.
  • Added Grow tooltip when pointing bone meal at compatible blocks.
  • Can no longer accidentally open keyboard when using book and quill with touch controls.
  • Fixed a bug that could sometimes prevent the loading screen tips from showing correctly
  • Entities and blocks are now shown consistently in the structure block's preview.
  • The tooltip for leaving a boat is now consistent across platforms.
  • The "grow" controller tooltip now shows when pointing bone meal at grass blocks or blocks underwater.
  • The "Require players to accept resource packs to join" checkbox is now visible again.
  • Fixed the 'Take a tour' navigation arrows in the Marketplace.


Accessibility
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the narrator to read the text twice on Xbox One.
  • The text-to-speech reader now reads URLs properly.
Items
  • Unloaded crossbows no longer display the incorrect icon in the inventory. (MCPE-53545)
Commands
  • Updated the grammar in the /scoreboard command description to make it consistent with other commands.
  • Instant effects now use ticks instead of seconds when used with the /effect command. (MCPE-43393)
  • Item tags can now be toggled in the UI using /gamerule showtags.
Add-ons & scripting
  • Implemented a fix to ensure the player's mount updates all riders to ensure consistent smooth rotation for all riders.
  • The delayed_attack behavior no longer causes mobs to freeze when they lose their target.
  • The on_unleash event is now triggered correctly when unleashing from a fence.
  • The 'Create New World' button text is now using the global color component.
  • Custom entities that use the runtime identifier field now use the custom entity's name rather than the vanilla entity's name. (MCPE-56229)
  • Fixed the circle_around_anchor behavior, which could cause mobs to freeze when there were blocks nearby.
  • Dispensed splash and lingering potions now have potion effects in their projectile component.
  • Fixed collision box not updating from the script.
  • The damage_sensor component now works on non-mob actors (such as ender crystals).
  • A mob spawned in the air no longer thinks it's on the ground once its movement is ticked.
  • Entities no longer freeze when a component group containing a navigation component is removed.
Character creator
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the wings costume piece to disappear with certain hairstyles.
  • Fixed the default player model to overcome some texture issues that could be seen when choosing different heights and sizes in the character creator.
  • Various user interface fixes.
  • The achievements screen can now be viewed through the character creator dressing room.
  • Fixed an issue that meant some character creator selections would not be saved between sessions. (MCPE-32089)

Trivia[edit]

  • 1.15.0 was originally going to be its own release, but 1.15.0 was instead merged with 1.16.0 and skipped.[3][4]
  • Starting with 1.16.0, all version numbers will be the same for both the Bedrock and Java editions.[3][5]

References[edit]