Experimental Gameplay

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This feature is exclusive to Bedrock Edition.
The disclaimer that appears when toggling Experimental Gameplay in a world.

Experimental Gameplay is a game option exclusive to Bedrock Edition. It allows the player to test some unfinished or work-in-progress features, but toggling it allows players to have an early look.

Toggling[edit]

Experimental Gameplay is found in the world options when creating a world. Turning the option on does not disable achievements, however it can't be redisabled when it is and the world is created. Enabling it on an already existing world makes a copy called "[EX] World Name". The original world without experimental gameplay can still be played, although progress does not transfer through the two worlds.

Features[edit]

The point of Experimental Gameplay is for the player to look at some not-quite-finished features.
There are 4 different toggles of Experimental Gameplay.
These are:
"Custom Biome Add-Ons", "Experimental Scripting Add-Ons", "Experimental Mojang Features", "Next Gameplay Update"[1], "Experimental Add-On Features", "Additional Modding Capabilities", and "Caves and Cliffs.[1] As of Bedrock Edition beta 1.16.200.52, the following features are behind the "Caves and Cliffs" toggle in Experimental Gameplay:

History[edit]

Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.13.8Added the experimental gameplay option.
Turning on the experimental gameplay option gives the player access to the following features: stripped wood, prismarine stairs and slabs, tridents, drowned and new swimming animations.
beta 1.2.20.1Added nautilus shells, which are available only behind experimental gameplay.
releaseAll above features, except for drowned and nautilus shells, are no longer available only behind experimental gameplay.
1.5.0beta 1.5.0.0Drowned and nautilus shells are no longer available only behind experimental gameplay.
1.7.0beta 1.7.0.2Added the scoreboard command and basic scoreboards, which are available only behind experimental gameplay.
beta 1.7.0.7Scoreboards are no longer available only behind experimental gameplay.
1.8.0beta 1.8.0.10Added crossbows and their enchantments, which are available only behind experimental gameplay.
1.9.0beta 1.9.0.0Added pillagers and bamboo jungles, which are available only behind experimental gameplay.
beta 1.9.0.2Added many new job site blocks, which are available only through experimental gameplay.
beta 1.9.0.3Added Minecraft script engine, available only through experimental gameplay.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Added composters, campfires, a new stonecutter block, sweet berries, ravagers, wandering traders, pillager outposts, new village structures, villager_v2, and zombie_villager_v2, which are available only through experimental gameplay.
Crossbows, pillagers, lanterns, and entity scripting function are no longer only available behind experimental gameplay.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Added raid captains, raids, the Bad Omen status effect and the Hero of the Village status effect, which are available only through experimental gameplay.
Bamboo jungles are no longer available only behind experimental gameplay.
beta 1.11.0.3Fletching tables, smithing tables, sweet berries, ravagers, the new villagers, pillager outposts, new zombie villagers and the new villages are no longer available only behind experimental gameplay.
beta 1.11.0.4Wandering traders are no longer available only behind experimental gameplay.
releaseRaid captains, raids, the Bad Omen status effect and the Hero of the Village status effect are no longer available only behind experimental gameplay.
1.13.0beta 1.13.0.1Added save and load mode for structure blocks, which are available only through experimental gameplay.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.51Added targets, which are available only behind experimental gameplay.
beta 1.16.0.57Targets, Structure Voids and Structure Block functionality are no longer available only behind experimental gameplay.
Added Lodestones, which are available only behind experimental gameplay.
beta 1.16.0.63Lodestones functionality are no longer available only behind experimental gameplay.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.16.100beta 1.16.100.55Experimental Gameplay toggle has been revamped.
Added "Custom Biome Add-Ons", "Experimental Scripting Add-Ons", "Experimental Molang Features", and "Next Gameplay Update" toggle.
beta 1.16.100.56Added "Experimental Add-On Features" toggle.
beta 1.16.100.57Added "Additional Modding Capabilities" toggle.
1.16.200beta 1.16.200.52Added "Caves and Cliffs" toggle.
Added goats, goat horns and powdered snow, which are available only behind experimental gameplay.

Notes[edit]

  1. a b Next Gameplay Update was renamed to Caves and Cliffs. This will revert with the release of the update.