Bedrock Edition 1.16.210

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Bedrock Edition

Planned release date


Development versions

1.16.210 is an upcoming minor update to Bedrock Edition set to release in 2021, which adds new ambient sounds to the Nether, and fixes bugs.[1][2]



  • Added new ambient sounds to the Nether.[3]
    • Different sounds play in each Nether biome.
  • Added text-to-speech setting to the Audio settings.



Redstone Dust
  • Now renamed as "Redstone Dust" to match Java Edition.
  • Using dyes now changes the text color.

Command format

  • Added stop action command.
/clone, /fill, /setblock
  • Added new slash command options for passing in a list of block states to set on the block being spawned.
  • Can now delete saved structure list with /structure delete command.


  • Changed the following options name:
    • "Enable Text To Speech For Chat" to "Text To Speech For Chat".
    • "Enable Text To Speech with Device Settings" to "Text To Speech with Device Settings".
    • "Enable UI Screen Reader" to "Text To Speech For UI".
  • Fullscreen can now be toggled using the F11 shortcut on keyboard.
Loading tips
  • Added a new loading tip:
    • "Playing on iOS, Android, or FireOS? Get the free Minecraft Original Music Pack from the Marketplace for the full Minecraft experience."


Component Variables
  • main_hand - An optional object storing optional transform data for first_person and third_person for the player's right hand.
  • off_hand - An optional object storing optional transform data for first_person and third_person for the player's left hand.
  • first_person - An optional object storing 3 vectors 'position', 'rotation', 'scale' used to build the first person matrix.
  • third_person - An optional object storing 3 vectors 'position', 'rotation', 'scale' used to build the third person matrix.
Render Offsets Component
  • Simple items, like swords or pickaxes, can have an optional offset applied to them to modify the way they are rendered.
  • Note this component should not be added to an attachable item.


Vanilla Parity
  • Pouring water on Top Snow no longer creates snowballs.
  • Using bone meal in warm ocean biomes now generates only sea grass, coral, and coral fans (MCPE-100085).
Stability and Performance
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when changing language settings.
  • Improved the smoothness of UI transition animations for some devices (MCPE-41772).
  • Improved performance for actors using TemptGoal.
  • Players are once again able to join servers when the server has view-distance set to 4 or less (BDS-8855).
  • Animations for custom mobs based on vanilla actor types for their "runtime_identifier" (such as Pandas and Polar Bears) now work properly (MCPE-95898).
  • Brought back capability to rejoin a server after it has been suspended and resumed.
  • Updated outdated loading screen tips (MCPE-98977, MCPE-102293).
  • Shulker Boxes no longer lose their inventory when undyed in cauldrons (MCPE-108196).
  • Added new logic for mobs dismounting rideables.
  • This also introduces a more fine grained entity height check allowing different dismount places for entities of different heights.
  • The player will no longer dismount into liquids (lava or water) from rideables such as boats.
  • Sign in failures now have a more helpful error message and provide error codes.
  • Ink Sac from Wandering Trader can now be used for crafting and it can be stacked (MCPE-101087).
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the Ender Dragon animation to appear jittery (MCPE-105892).
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Actors from initializing their animation component.
  • Fixed Pork Chop achievement and trophy being unlocked by raw porkchop (MCPE-95446).
  • Fixed a bug where foxes wouldn't knock off and eat sweet berries (MCPE-70790).
  • Clicking "Download Template" when missing required templates of an existing world now correctly downloads the required templates.
  • Fixed bug that allowed players to place custom spawn eggs by default in Adventure mode.
  • Fixed an issue that preventing player interaction after using the '/clone' command on a double chest block (MCPE-109119).
  • Using the /clone command to clone a block of the same type is no longer treated as a failed operation (MCPE-83352).
  • Fixed players taking fall damage when opening Shulker Boxes (MCPE-105490).
  • Nether Brick now gives XP from being smelted (MCPE-100030).
  • All mobs that use a melee attack have had their ability to hit targets above and below them restored.
    • The target still must be within melee attack distance to be hit.
    • This affects only world versions greater than or equal to 1.16.210.
  • Mining a Crimson Hyphae with Silk Touch now returns a placeable block.
  • In all worlds created with the same seed, the same chest now always generates the same content in the same order (MCPE-72432).
  • Double Chests placed at chunk borders don't become partially invisible and don't crash the title when they are opened (MCPE-106030).
  • Golden Apple and Enchanted Apple now have colored hotbar text when selecting them (MCPE-64427).
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the Ender Dragon animation to appear jittery (MCPE-105892).
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Actors from initializing their animation component.
  • Fixed a bug where parrots could fly upward indefinitely.
  • Zombie villagers spawned from zombie spawners on Marketplace worlds that were created after version 1.11 now correctly spawn as V2 zombie villagers. When cured, they now correctly turn into V2 villagers.
  • Horses, Donkeys, Mules, Skeleton Horses, and Zombie Horses can now properly be given custom names, and identified using their respective "runtime_identifier".
Graphical and User Interface
  • Fixed an issue with maps rendering over transparent objects when attached to item frames in RTX worlds.
  • Reduced ghosting of fish when viewed through the water with DLSS enabled.
  • Tool and armor recipes now display the selected item background when selected in the recipe list
  • Wireframe of a structure block in the Overworld no longer renders in Nether and The End (MCPE-75231)
  • Audio sliders now always highlight when hovered over with a mouse
  • Durability bar is now visible when holding items with decreased durability in a window (MCPE-105893)
  • Added more helpful Video Settings messages for ray tracing on supported and non-supported platforms.
  • Fixed the screen reader not reading the title on the Permissions screen.
  • Keyboard inputs can now adjust slider settings when the cursor is outside the UI frame.
  • Screen Reader now informs the player when the "Chat Settings" menu has been opened.
  • Fixed a bug where UI screen reader did not read the permission toggles' titles on the Permissions Screen.
  • Screen Reader now reads Whisper and Announcement messages.
  • Changing RideableComponent property rotate_rider_by to function for custom mobs.
  • A boolean parameter called "ignore_game_mode" is added for the block event response "decrement_stack", set to false by default. Thus "decrement_stack" no longer decreases the item stack when playing in Creative by default.
  • Fixed upgrade path for format_version 1.13.0 boats to be properly upgraded to 1.16.100, which resolves a bug where boats in templated worlds with a version lower than 1.16.100 had no gravity (MCPE-104934).
  • Documentation for Bedrock Server Commands has been updated to show the correct commands for permission reloading and listing (BDS-2341).
  • Teleport command now correctly aligns your rotation with the destination entity (MCPE-35979).
  • Selector argument options can again be seen and auto-completed correctly after specifying one (MCPE-59794).
  • Spawn events now show as suggestions for the /summon command (MCPE-101112).
  • SendCommandFeedback no longer prevents display of outgoing messages (MCPE-95217).
  • Multiple /tickingarea add or /tickingarea remove commands performed during the same tick no longer result in inaccurate messages about the number of ticking areas in use.
  • Players can no longer overrun the maximum number of standalone ticking areas in use by adding them all in the same tick.
  • The /setblock command now supports setting the connected state for the soul_lantern block (MCPE-89609).
  • The /setblock command now supports setting the rotation state for the chain block (MCPE-105912).
  • 'SetBlock' and 'SetBlockAtPos' events now support custom block states.
  • A warning now appears when attempting to move a locked item in and from containers.
  • Score values on the scoreboard now align on the right of the table (MCPE-64973).
  • Fix for certain Marketplace worlds having incorrect block data when played on Realms and multiplayer between mobile and PC.
World Generation
  • Mcstructure files saved with entities no longer crash game when loaded into the world (MCPE-63387).
Structure block
  • Structure blocks no longer auto-save the data when structure name text box is deselected (MCPE-101055).
  • The scoreboard data of an entity is no longer removed if the entity is being teleported to an unloaded area of the world.
  • Teleporting away from a structure animation to unload it no longer causes the game to crash.
Achievement Screen
  • Removed the input legend of the Achievement page Summary panel when narration is enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where the scrollbar could be hidden behind the input legend.
  • Fixed achievement details page getting its content hidden behind the Input legend.
  • Updated size of achievement reward frame.
  • Updated frame art for locked achievements.
Nether Ambient Sounds
  • Mobile players now experience ambient sounds in The Nether (MCPE-74756).


  • 1.16.210 has the highest patch version number across all editions, at "210".