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This page is a list of parity issues between the Bedrock and Java Editions. A parity issue is where one feature only exists in one edition of the game and not in the other (version exclusives), or the behavior of a feature differs between editions.

Last updated
Bedrock Edition beta 1.14.0.51
Java Edition 1.15 Pre-release 1

Note[edit]

Snapshot/beta features should be listed only with upcoming templates. Use the until or upcoming templates where applicable, don't remove entries unless the changes came into the final release of the corresponding edition.

Avoid adding entries along the lines of "this edition does not ...", put it in the other edition instead.

Do not put the desired outcome in the parity issue, this list is only intended to list the parity issues, not how they should be resolved.

The Java Edition names of objects are used throughout the list, just like other wiki articles.

In Bedrock Edition but not in Java Edition[edit]

General[edit]

Animations
  • Players have arm swinging animations when throwing projectiles.‌[upcoming: JE 1.15]
  • Players have an animation for eating food in third person.
  • Player will slant along with the horse jumping animation.
  • Holding jump stops arms and legs from swinging.
  • Players blink.
  • Items in the player's hand slowly bob when standing still.
Crafting
  • Non-white wool and beds can be re-dyed with crafting.
  • Items can be crafted directly from the recipe book with shift clicking or right clicking.
  • Cobwebs can be turned into 9 string.
  • Stripped logs can be turned into stripped wood. (see MC-131552)‌[upcoming: JE 1.15]
  • Barrels use sticks instead of planks.
  • Composters use slabs instead of fences and planks.‌[upcoming: JE 1.15]
  • Boats have an additional shovel in the recipe.
  • "Craftable" toggle in the recipe book shows all recipes the player has 1 ingredient of.
  • Dark prismarine is made with black dye, rather than ink sacks.‌[upcoming: JE 1.15]
Gameplay
  • Players have the ability to start swimming in 1-block deep water.[until BE 1.14]
  • Food can be eaten in Creative‌[upcoming: JE 1.15] and Peaceful modes.
  • Suffocating in a block will show the cube model of that block around the head, rather than only the block's side face spread across the screen.
  • There's a barrier at y=-40.
  • Fly mechanics are vastly different compared to Java Edition.
  • Chunks starting to render fade in, rather than pop into existence.
  • Block placing speed matches player movement speed.
  • Education Edition features.
  • Block reach is greater.
  • Blocks can be placed right in front of the block the player stands on.
  • Pressing return/enter opens the chat.
  • Red tinted clouds at sunset and sunrise.
  • When the sun is being looked directly, the blue sky will become darker.
  • Clouds are more vibrant.
  • There are variable amounts of rain/snowfall (Java only has the "medium" variant).
  • Sky color during the rain is gray, rather than bluish-gray.
  • Players have a paper doll.
  • Experience is collected faster.
  • Cross-platform play.
  • Player's hand and held item sway a lot more than in Java Edition when view bobbing is enabled.
  • Disabling view bobbing stops the player's hand and held item from swaying.
Interface
  • Mentions of player names are highlighted in yellow in chat.
  • Pasting command in chat with a newline, automatically sends the command without pressing enter.
  • Selecting an item shows all enchantments and effects in the action bar.
  • A message appears if a raid ends after 2 in-game days.
  • Off-hand slot in the inventory has a different texture.
  • Hotbar is partially transparent.
  • Skin can be changed in-game.
    • Character creator in-game.
  • Server list has featured servers.
  • Seed picker.
  • Marketplace.
  • Button highlights are green.
  • Chat messages are in the top left of the screen.
  • Resource packs can be applied to worlds.
  • Skins support up to 128x128 resolution.
  • Skin packs can be made.
  • Status effects are listed in their own GUI tab, which can be accessed by pressing Z.
  • "Minecraft" logo has a newer texture.
Technical
  • Has official modding API.
    • Mentioned several times not to come to Java Edition, still listing as it IS a parity issue; possibly in the future, data packs in Java will basically be the modding API.
  • Shared block spaces.
    • For example: addons can allow a stone button and stone pressure plate to occupy the same block space, yet not have to add a new block/block state to support that; literally several blocks in one block space.
  • Blocks, items, particle, recipe, function, and biomes can be added using add-ons.
  • Can be used to change mob spawn rules, biome features, and loot tables.
  • Resource packs use a JSON file for coloring blocks depending on biome, rather than rather confusing colormaps.
  • Villager trade tables are stored as JSON files.
  • AI tasks are stored as JSON files.
  • Entities can be remodeled.
  • Brewing recipes are data driven.

World generation[edit]

  • Fallen and dying trees. - feedback
  • Huge mushrooms generate naturally in swamps.
  • Coral reefs generate with dead coral blocks and a different structure.
  • Pillager outposts can generate with tall fountains.

Blocks[edit]

General
  • Technical blocks (such as lit furnace, end gateway, etc.) have item forms.
  • Some plants can be "snowlogged".
  • Many more blocks can be waterlogged. (see MC-125351) (Comparison list.)
  • Blocks colored based on biome, etc. are colored block by block basis, rather than being the same color through the whole biome.
  • Block breaking texture is darker.
  • Block GUIs have an "X" button on the top right corner.
Banners
  • Ominous banners are in the creative inventory.
  • Ominous banners have gray eyebrows, rather than black.
Barriers
  • Barrier visual mechanics are much cleaner and less resource intensive - instead of summoning multiple particles in the same spot which take a while to decay, the barrier immediately becomes visible or invisible when the barrier is in the hand or not.
Beds
  • Beds have a 2D item model.
  • Beds can set the spawnpoint of a player during the day.‌[upcoming: JE 1.15]
  • Falling asleep animations changes camera angle from looking up to looking down.
Bells
  • Ring when receiving power.‌[upcoming: JE 1.15]
Bedrock
  • If the block is broken (via a bug) it drops the item form.
Blocks of Redstone
  • Redstone blocks can support ladders and tripwire hooks. (see MC-146824)
Blue Ice
  • Emits light level 4.
Cacti
  • Cacti render the back faces.
Campfires
  • Campfires can be extinguished by using a shovel on them.‌[upcoming: JE 1.15]
  • Campfires can be lit by players and mobs standing on top when they are on fire.
Cauldrons
  • Cauldrons can hold lava and potions.
  • Cauldrons are block entities.
  • Water in cauldrons can be colored.
    • Leather (horse) armor dyeing has to be done through the cauldron rather than a crafting grid.
Chests
  • All chest items look like a full block with the latch part of the block's texture. (The Java Edition chest model before 1.3)
Clay
  • Random texture rotation on the top and sides.
Coarse Dirt
  • Random texture rotation on the top and sides.
Cocoa
  • Drops 2 or 3 cocoa beans when fully grown, rather than always 3.
Command Blocks
  • Command blocks have a delay option.
  • The default command block name is "!" instead of "@".
  • Command block GUI is vastly different.
Composters
  • Grass blocks can be put in composters.
Conduit
  • Conduits activated by 42 specified blocks will change its inside texture another time.
  • Conduits can be oriented in 16 different directions when placed, like standing signs, banners and heads.
Coral Fans
  • Coral wall fans only have one texture pane, as opposed to two in Java Edition.
Dirt
  • Random texture rotation on the sides.
Enchanting Tables
  • Enchanting tables emit light level 12.
Ferns
  • Using bone meal on a grass block can produce ferns.
Fence Gates
  • Fence gates use an older inventory model.
Fire
  • Fire in first person view has a bobbing effect if view bobbing is enabled.
Fletching Tables
  • Fletching tables can be used as fuel.
Flowers
  • Hitbox for 2-high plants is a lot smaller than in Java Edition.
  • Peony, rose bush, large fern and lilac models are thinner.
  • Fortune works on tall flowers. (see MCPE-18880)
  • Using bone meal on small flowers spawns other flowers of the same type on top of nearby dirt/grass blocks. This does not apply to wither roses.
Glass Panes
  • Glass panes have a 3D item model.
Glowstone
  • Random texture rotation on the sides and top.
Grass Path
  • Drop their item form when broken using Silk Touch.
Honey Blocks[upcoming: BE 1.14]
  • Transmit redstone (Not a transparent block).
Hoppers
  • Hoppers can insert music discs into jukeboxes.
Iron Bars
  • Iron bars have a 3D item model.
Kelp
  • Bone meal can be used on kelp.
Leaves
  • Leaves in snowy biomes become fully white when it snows.
  • Leaves with snow on top make snowfall particles, kind of like how blocks make water/lava drip through.
  • Random texture rotation on the top.
  • Leaves render the back faces.
Light Blocks
  • Exist.
Lily Pads
  • Lily pads are slightly 3D.
Looms
  • Preview all banner designs without a banner and dye in the input slots.
  • Banner designs are listed in a different order.
Magma Blocks
  • Random texture rotation on the sides and top.
Mushroom Blocks
  • "Mushroom pores" block has an item form.
Nether Bricks
  • Nether bricks look brighter.
Obsidian
  • Random texture rotation on the sides and top.
Petrified Oak Slabs
  • Petrified oak slabs are easier to destroy with an axe and will drop a normal oak slab.
Pistons
  • Pistons break campfires, rather than be unable to extend.
  • Piston head model has more accurate "neck".
  • Pistons require 1 tick to retract.
  • Pistons take longer to extend.
  • Pistons finish extending before retracting again.
  • A powered unextended piston will immediately extend if it becomes able to rather than waiting for an update.
  • Blocks that contain block entities can be moved by pistons.
Redstone Dust
  • Redstone dust power transmission is in a random order.
  • Un-connected redstone dust is a full cross, rather than only the dot.
  • Redstone dust connects to pistons.
  • Redstone dust remains and can be placed on the base of extended pistons.
  • Transparent blocks can pass redstone power downwards.
Redstone Torches
  • Redstone torches render the back faces.
Sand
  • Both types have random texture rotation on the sides.
Sandstone
  • All types have random texture rotation on the top.
Scaffolding
  • Scaffolding is slightly 3D around the mesh.
  • Scaffolding has a different inventory model.
Seagrass
  • Have a different item model.
Signs
  • Writing jumps to the next line if it doesn't fit, rather than stopping inserting text.
Smithing Tables
  • Smithing tables can be used as fuel.
Snow
  • Snow is affected by gravity. (Post on the feedback site.)
    • When falling on other snow, it'll add the layer count together and add an additional few.
  • While snowing snow randomly stacks together to have random patches, opposed to being completely flat.
  • Snow layer collision boxes are greatly shorter than in the Java. (in Java it's one pixel shorter)
  • Snow melts in snowless biomes.
  • Snow generates and can be placed on grass path (which will not change to dirt).
Snow Blocks
  • Random texture rotation on the sides and top.
Spawners
  • Empty spawners are in the creative inventory.
  • Spawners are capable of containing no entity to spawn.
  • Spawners render the back faces.
Sponges
  • Random texture rotation on the sides and top.
  • Wet sponge instantly dries out when placed in the nether.‌[upcoming: JE 1.15]
Structure Blocks
  • Structure size is limited to 64 per axis, rather than 32.
  • Export mode on structure blocks.
  • Usage is explained in-game.
Sugar Cane
  • Bone meal can be used on sugar cane.
  • Sugar cane instantly breaks if its water is removed rather than not breaking until updated.
Sweet Berry Bushes
  • Breaking a sweet berry bush during its first and second growth stages drops 1 sweet berry.
Terracotta
  • All types have random texture rotation on the sides and top.
Wall
  • Walls can be used to attach a lead to, like fences.
  • Walls have a different item model.
Water
  • Water has different colors for every biome, rather than only in the ocean biomes.
  • Water color is not hardcoded. Texture color, underwater fog color and fog distance are defined in a JSON file.

Fluids[edit]

  • Still water displays a still water texture at the sides of glass blocks, instead of just a solid color
  • Still lava correctly displays a still lava texture at the sides of glass blocks, instead of a downwards flowing texture

Items[edit]

General
  • Some items are smaller in the player's hand.
  • Items in the inventory pulse every time they are used.
  • Held items in third person point up more.
Armor
  • When worn, diamond chestplate sleeve has a distinct model from Java Edition.
Banner Patterns
  • Field Masoned and Bordure Indented banner patterns. - feedback
Boats
  • Can smelt 6 items in furnaces.‌[upcoming: JE 1.15]
Book and Quill and Written Book
  • Have 2 pages open at once.
  • When signed, author can be anything the player wants.
Cakes
  • Cake stacks up to 64.
Dragon Fireballs
  • Have a different texture.
Dyes
  • Ink sac, cocoa beans, lapis lazuli, and bone meal can still be used as dyes.
Dried Kelp
  • Dried kelp has a different texture.
Ender Pearls
  • Teleporting with Ender pearls makes teleportation sounds.
Buckets of Fish
  • Bucket of tropical fish is named "Bucket of [<color 1> - [<color 2>]] <tropical fish name>".
    • This is implemented differently in Java Edition, to make it more translation-friendly.
Golden Apples
  • Enchanted golden apple gives regeneration V for 30 seconds instead of II for 20 seconds.
Item Frames
  • Item frames are blocks instead of entities.
Maps
  • Show player heads instead of arrows in multiplayer.
  • Maps have an unlimited color palette, a different set of colors for blocks, and grass, water, etc. coloring depends on biome.
  • Empty map is called empty locator map.
    • Meanwhile the "normal" empty map (crafted using 9 papers in crafting table or 1 paper in cartography table) will not show location markers.
  • Map adding locator, cloning and expending can also be done in anvils and cartography table.
  • Using Overworld map in the Nether shows the corresponding location. Using an Overworld map in the End shows the world spawn point.
  • Filled maps have different texture.
Potions
  • Potion, splash potion, lingering potion and arrow of decay.
Shields
  • Are always activated when mounting mobs.
Spawn Eggs
  • Wandering trader spawn egg spawns the wandering trader and 2 trader llamas leashed to the wandering trader.
Suspicious Stew
  • Effects have a shorter duration. (Comparison)
  • Suspicious stew sold by farmer villagers only give Night Vision.
Totems of Undying
  • Gives player fire resistance II for 45 seconds.
Tridents
  • Can shoot from dispenser, rather than thrown as an item.
  • Trident size and angle are different than Java Edition.
  • Trident displays enchanted glint (see MC-125360).
  • Thrown trident has proper lighting.

Entities[edit]

General
  • Feeding mobs makes the corresponding food particles.
  • Mobs can steer boats.
  • Baby animals spawn naturally.‌[upcoming: JE 1.15]
  • Leashes drag on the ground and don't get longer, and when in the air, the leashed mob doesn't bounce higher; they also stick to the arm while it's moving in third person.
  • Wearing Frost Walker enchanted boots still applies the effect when riding entities.
  • Hurting a mob makes them much more red than Java Edition.
  • Entities on fire have an orange-yellow tint.
  • Mobs spawned from raids have different loot drops.(Raid Loot)
Armor Stands
  • Armor stands have arms by default.
  • Can change pose depending on a redstone signal or by sneaking and interacting.
Dolphins
  • Have a baby form.
Drowned
  • Have glowing eyes and mouth.
  • Spawn in swamps during the day.
  • When holding tridents can use melee attacks when within 3 blocks.
  • Have the same posture as players when holding anything in their offhand.
  • Have swimming animation like as players.
Endermites
  • Attack endermen and golems without provocation.
Firework Rockets
  • When shot by a dispenser, travel away from the dispenser, rather than always upwards.‌[upcoming: JE 1.15]
Fish
  • When flopping, they rotate around the y-axis. (feedback)
  • Have different swimming animations:
    • Pufferfish wiggles tail, rather than fins.
    • Cod and salmon wiggle tail further than in java.
Fishing Bobbers
  • Have a 3D model (feedback)
  • Fall much faster than in Java Edition.
Foxes
  • Have 20 health.
Ghasts
  • Have glowing eyes.
Horses
  • Handling is really loose and delayed, making the task of controlling the horse and making precise movements harder than it should.
Illager patrols
  • Can spawn in any light level.
Iron Golems
  • Can hurt players on peaceful difficulty.
  • Can be made with uncarved pumpkins.
  • Walk slightly faster than in Java.
  • Prefer walking on certain types of blocks over others; see Iron Golem#Preferred path.
  • Deal significantly greater knockback (both vertical and horizontal).
Jockeys
  • Cave spider jockeys.
  • Wither skeleton/stray spider jockeys.
  • Baby zombies can ride many mobs other than just chickens:[more information needed]
    • Animals.
    • Spiders.
    • Adult zombies, zombie villagers and, husks.
      • Zombie Pigmen.
Minecarts with Command Blocks
  • Uses repeating command block instead of impulse.
Mooshrooms
Paintings
  • have 4 more motives: earth, water, fire and wind. (Can't be placed with the item though)
Pandas
  • Baby panda model is shorter.
Parrots
  • Dance on a player's shoulder when a music disk is playing.
  • Dismount when a player falls down a distance greater than 1 916 blocks, compared to 34 of a block in Java Edition.
  • Dismounts when the player's shoulders become submerged in water, instead of feet in Java Edition.
Phantoms
  • Will attempt to stay 16 blocks away from ocelots, similar to cats.
Pigs
  • Riding is different:
    • Less instant in turning.
    • The pig has to jump to get on blocks, rather than just step up like horses.
    • Using a carrot on a stick makes the pig boost very obviously, along with a sound effect, and only reduces the durability of the carrot on a stick by one.
    • The pig does not look up and down with the player, unlike in Java Edition.
Pillagers
Players
  • The hand turn red in first person when taking damage.
  • When walking backwards makes the body face straight, rather than turned partially. [verify]
  • Snowballs, ender peals, eggs, potions, etc. knockback players.
  • Hand in first person is slightly shorter.
Pufferfish
  • Blow up when hurt.
Ravagers
Salmon
  • Can spawn in different sizes. (feedback)
Sheep
  • Wool on the face and wool patches when sheared follow the sheep's color. (feedback)
Shulkers
  • Give levitation II, rather than I.
Skeleton Horses
  • Can be controlled without a saddle.
  • Can wear armor.
  • Can be leashed with leads.
Snow Golems
  • Can be made with uncarved pumpkins.
Spiders
  • Can spawn on leaves.
Squids
TNT
  • Explosions in water doesn’t hurt entities.
Tropical Fish
  • Are bigger than in Java Edition.
  • Variant 50790656 is named Gray-Sky SunStreak.
Turtles
  • Feeding seagrass to baby turtles speeds up their growth by 10%, which is a lot faster than in Java.
  • Are always instantly killed by lightning bolts.
Villagers
  • Have an emerald above their head when opening the GUI.
  • If they lose their job site block, they go back to being an unemployed villager, unless they're a higher level.
  • The pre-village and pillage villagers are still available.
  • Mason is called "Stone Mason".
  • Heal if there's bread in their inventory.
  • Spawn with professions, when spawned via spawn eggs.
  • Babies have bigger heads like other baby mobs.
Vindicators
  • Spawn in Illager patrols.
Wandering Traders
  • Have an emerald above their head when opening the GUI.
  • Drink an invisibility potion when a hostile (towards wandering traders) mob is nearby.
  • Can open wooden doors.
  • Despawn shortly after all trades are used up.
  • Will show the item they will trade when the player is holding an emerald.
  • Can spawn in village gathering sites.
Witches
  • Attack golems without provocation.
Withers
  • Different AI.[more information needed]
    • Spins when charging up.
    • Spawns wither skeletons when at half health.
    • Charge attack.
    • (Seems to) break blocks faster.
  • Have more health.
  • Sometimes shoot wither skull in a burst of 4.
  • Explode when created, half health, and killed. (In Java, only explode when created)
Zombie Villagers
  • The pre-village and pillage zombie villagers are still available.

Effects[edit]

Bad Omen
  • When received, the effect icon will at first be shown in the center of the screen, with an animation similar to the totem of undying animation.
Fatal Poison
  • Exists.
    • Given to parrots when they are fed cookies.
    • Same icon as Poison.
Hero of the Village
  • When received, the effect icon will at first be shown in the center of the screen, with an animation similar to the totem of undying animation.
Water Breathing
  • Allows the character to take a breath of air, and this fills up the bubble bar until water breathing runs out, opposed to stopping the bubbles from going down.

Enchantments[edit]

Fire Aspect
  • Can light TNT and campfires.
Impaling
  • Deals extra damage to all mobs or players touching water or rain, instead of only aquatic mobs.
Riptide
  • A thrown trident can hit multiple targets, but it behaves like a regular trident when thrown by a dispenser.
Sharpness
  • Increase more damage.

Commands[edit]

Generic
Coordinates
  • A relative coordinate can have the next relative coordinate right behind it (without a space).
Gamerule
  • More gamerules:
    • drowningdamage[upcoming: JE 1.15]
    • falldamage[upcoming: JE 1.15]
    • firedamage[upcoming: JE 1.15]
    • pvp
    • doinsomnia[upcoming: JE 1.15]
    • doimmediaterespawn[upcoming: JE 1.15]
    • commandblocksenabled
    • tntexplodes
    • functioncommandlimit
    • showtags[upcoming: BE 1.14]
  • Certain gamerule commands are available even without turning on cheats.
Save-all, save-off and save-on
  • Are all merged into /save.
Scoreboard
  • /scoreboard players random <entity> <objective> <min> <max>
Title(raw)
  • /title does not support JSON, instead /titleraw exists for that purpose.

Sounds[edit]

  • Jumping sounds when jumping off of and landing on blocks. - feedback
  • Silverfish and Endermites have walking sounds.
  • Hitting air makes attack sound.
  • Dropping an item makes the pop sound.

In Java Edition but not in Bedrock Edition[edit]

General[edit]

Animations
  • Items picked up are dragged upwards to the player's body, rather than dragged to their feet.
Controls
  • Items with a right-click action can be used in the off-hand if the main hand has no right-click action
  • F2 takes a screenshot.
  • F3 shows the debug screen.
  • Cinematic Camera keybind.
  • Press tab to see the currently online players.
  • Crossbow handling mechanics are different. In Java, the arrow will only load onto the crossbow when the mouse button is released; holding the right mouse button will then fire and charge the next arrow. In Bedrock, the crossbow will automatically load the arrow when finished charging; holding the right mouse button will then fire but not charge the next shot until the player clicks again; charging the crossbow will take an item damage.
  • Sneak and sprint inputs can be switched between hold and toggle in the accessibility settings.‌[upcoming: JE 1.15]
Interface
  • Text can be cursive.
  • 1.13 game font.
  • Skin customization menu.
  • Chat UI is vastly different (doesn't obstruct screen as much).
  • Item tooltips are different.
  • The creative search bar is immediately focused when the inventory is opened to the search tab, or the user clicks on the search tab. Taking an item fully selects the typed text, but leaves it focused so the user can immediately begin searching for something else. Closing the inventory clears the search.
  • The hotbar is positioned lower in Java than in Bedrock.
  • Mouse cursor is recentered when opening a GUI screen.
  • Tutorial toasts for new players.
  • Score on death screen.
  • Offhand slot visible in the hud.
  • Experience level is positioned lower and has a black outline.
  • Recipe book for furnaces.
  • "Crafting" is displayed above the 2×2 crafting grid in the inventory.
  • Some recipes in the recipe book are grouped together.
  • Creative inventory has 9 sections instead of 4.
Pause Menu & Options
  • Opening the pause menu in singleplayer pauses the game.
  • Difficulty can be locked to prevent cheating.
  • Language can be changed while in a world.
  • Can change resource packs while playing in a world.
  • Programmer art resource pack in default game.
  • Advancements.
  • Statistics.
  • Accessibility options controlling chat opacity.
  • World options:
    • Customize-able superflat
    • Buffet world type
    • AMPLIFIED world type
    • Debug world type
    • Hardcore mode
    • Option to prevent structures from generating.
  • V-sync.
  • Max framerate.
Technical
  • Uncensored chat (Feedback)
  • Flattening. (List for bedrock)
  • Items and blocks have different names. (See this section of the bedrock flattening list)
  • Blocks separated from fluids.
  • Recipes are stored in json files.
  • Predicate files.‌[upcoming: JE 1.15]
  • More predicate options than bedrock.[more information needed]
  • Lots of game translations are different; pull the translation strings from Crowdin instead of translating them with a small group of people (that'll fix inconsistencies, and make the translations more pleasing, for example: Easy in dutch: (JE) Makkelijk (official), (BE) Makkie (more a slang, and not an official word for easy))
  • Paintings and particles split up into 1 file per texture, rather than texture map, and can, therefore, be animated.
  • Items and blocks can be remodeled, with various state predicates.
  • Block, item, function, and entity type tags.
  • Namespaced IDs.
    • Everything in resource packs is namespaced.
    • List of registries are namespaced.
    • Slash means directory everywhere, not just loot tables and functions.
    • minecraft is implied if left out.
    • Character set is limited to [a-z0-9_.-].
  • Loot tables have more functions.[more information needed]
Gameplay
  • Smarter lighting system, where light only goes through faces that make sense (e.g. a slab on top of a light source blocks it).
  • Offhand slot can hold any item.
  • 1.9 combat. Worked on by redoing combat again, this new version will be added to bedrock and java
  • Spectator mode.
  • Water pushing strength is based on water height: a source block or high flowing water pushes players and mobs faster than shallow flowing water.
  • The player can jump in shallow water, instead of swimming up.
  • Dark heart particles when dealing more than 2 damage to an entity (these were added to the legacy console edition, even though it didn't receive the combat changes).
  • Base attack damage is half a heart, not a full heart.
  • Particles and nameplates render parallel to the screen.
  • Vignette (darker corners of the screen, more clearly visible the darker it is).
  • Clouds are visible when inside one. (Bedrock report: MCPE-27259)
  • Breaking a bed instantly resets the spawn point of all the players who last used that bed.
  • When bed spawn point is obstructed, the player's spawning will fallback to world spawn.
  • When world spawn is obstructed, player's spawn is on the block as close as possible that's not obstructed.
  • Explosion particles have higher resolution.
  • Health regenerates faster.
  • Sunrise afterglow is visible during the rain.
  • Recipe book closes when the player dies.
  • Recipes in the recipe book have to be unlocked.
  • Mouse sensitivity is more responsive.
  • Chat is automatically opened when sleeping.

World generation[edit]

  • Igloos always generate with a villager without profession (will see brewing stand or cauldron, and pick a career).
  • Savannas and plains generate a lot more grass.
  • Terrain can generate above y=128.

Blocks[edit]

General
  • Block entity IDs are namespaced.
  • Hitboxes and collision boxes for certain blocks are more accurate. (e.g. chests, anvils, corner stairs, walls, hoppers, farmland, grass path) (Bedrock report: MCPE-13758)
  • Breaking (not mining) particles start as the shape of the block and are colored based on the darkest face.
  • Blocks with an X model, such as saplings and flowers, always have the same texture applied left to right (the front and back face per pixel are not the same).
    • Note by FVbico: if it's unclear what I mean by this, I can upload comparison screenshots for bedrock and java, just tell me if it's needed.
  • More blocks can support general support needing blocks. (For example coral can be placed on glass.) Full list (need to look through to see which already applied to bedrock)
  • Blocks can be broken instantly without a 14 second delay.
  • Blocks that lose support (e.g. torches, carpet, scaffolding, etc) make breaking sounds and particles.
  • Light-emitting blocks are shaded.
  • Block outlines are partially transparent and thicker.
Air
  • Cave and void air.
Bamboo
  • Can be broken instantly with a sword.
Banners
  • Have a globe pattern.
  • Ominous banners cannot be copied using a loom or crafting table.
  • Have a breaking animation.‌[upcoming: JE 1.15]
Beacons
  • Beam color mixes, rather than only existing in the 16 colors.
Beds
  • Can be placed without any supporting block.
Bells
  • Hitting a bell during a raid applies the glowing effect to illagers within 32 blocks of it, and produces a different sound when doing so.
Blocks of Quartz
  • Use the top texture on the bottom as well.
Buttons
  • When on the ground or ceiling, they can face in 4 directions.
Campfires
  • Campfire smoke particles become more transparent as they get higher.
Cartography Tables
  • Show a preview of the map.
Chests
  • Placement is different: when not sneaking, chests first try to connect left, then right; when sneaking, it only tries to connect to the clicked block.
  • Have a Christmas present look during December 24th - 26th.
Comparators
  • If the solid block is powered to signal strength 15, then the comparator outputs 15 no matter the fullness of the container.
Composters
  • Are broken faster.
Conduits
  • Give the Conduit Power effect to players in rain.
Crafting Tables
  • Texture is newer.
Dispensers
  • Have quasi-connectivity.
Droppers
  • Have quasi-connectivity.
Fence Gates
  • Can be placed without any supporting block.
Fire
  • Produces more smoke particles.
Flower Pots
  • Flower can be removed by pressing the use key.
  • Can be placed without any supporting block.
Glass Panes
  • Support torches and pressure plates on the top face.
  • Support lanterns on the top and bottom face.
Grindstones
  • Placing a single unenchanted tool in the grindstone displays an "X" on the arrow.
Infested Blocks
  • Break instantly.
Iron Bars
  • Support torches and pressure plates on the top face.
  • Support lanterns on the top and bottom face.
Jack o'Lanterns
  • Can be placed without any supporting block.
Kelp
  • Animation is more smooth.
Leaves
  • Leaves only start decaying when 7 blocks away from logs/wood.
Levers
  • When on the ground or ceiling, they can face in 4 directions.
  • When powered, they will emit redstone particles.
Looms
  • Have a unique texture for the dye slot.
Mushroom Blocks
  • Have cap texture on all sides when placed and they change to pores texture when next to another mushroom block of the same kind.
Pistons
  • Have quasi-connectivity.
Podzol
  • Replaces dirt and grass blocks when a giant spruce grows from saplings.
Pumpkins
  • Can be placed without any supporting block.
Rails
  • Are placed in the direction the player is facing.‌[upcoming: JE 1.15]
Scaffolding
  • The bottom of floating scaffolding can be stood on.
  • Placement is different to make branching easier.
  • Can be broken instantly.
Seagrass
  • Animation is more smooth.
Signs
  • Text can be colored with dyes.
  • Editing interface is different.
Smooth Quartz
  • Smooth Quartz uses the previous bottom texture of quartz blocks.
Snow
  • Mining can be done without needing to re-press the mine key, after mining other snow.[note 1]
Soul Sand
  • When there is ice underneath it makes, the player walks even slower on top of it.
Sticky Pistons
  • Have quasi-connectivity.
  • Drop blocks when power is removed before it's done extending.
Stripped Logs
  • Stripped dark oak logs and stripped spruce logs have a brighter side texture.
Structure Blocks
  • Functional corner mode.
  • Data mode, unusable by players but used by developers.
Stonecutters
  • Can be used to craft cut sandstone and cut red sandstone slabs. (Bedrock report: MCPE-42734)
  • Can be used to craft chiseled stone bricks from stone bricks. (Bedrock report: MCPE-50057)
Sweet Berry Bushes
  • Can be broken instantly during any growth stage, not just the first.
  • Can be planted when aiming at the side of a block.
  • Fully grown sweet berry bushes can be harvested while holding bone meal.
Torches and Redstone Torches
  • Wall torches have a rectangular model, rather than pipelined.
  • Torch placement depends on solid face, not solid block. (For example torches can be placed on the back of stairs.)
Trapdoors
  • Can be climbed like ladders when placed on top of ladders.
Turtle Eggs
  • Breaking in creative mode removes all eggs.
  • Can be placed without any supporting block.

Fluids[edit]

  • Ocean biome water colors are more clearly distinct between temperatures.
  • Lava animation is faster.
  • Lava produces smoke particles when turned into obsidian.
  • Still water animation is faster.

Items[edit]

General
  • Changing held item (scrolling through hotbar or picking up an item) resets mining progress. (Bedrock report: MCPE-19508)
  • Durability bar has better visibility and brighter colors.
  • The item count is displayed in white and the tip of the mouse cursor contacts the very center of the item.
  • When dragging items into multiple slots, the slots are highlighted beneath the item texture. When the distribution is even, the empty remainder is not shown.
  • Highlighted slots show a transparent gray overlay above the item and slot.
  • When shift-clicking items, the item appears in the destination slot instantly.
  • Ability to select and click to move the cursor when editing signs, written books, etc.
  • Hovering over an item in the inventory and pressing 1-9 moves the item to the hotbar slot.
  • Holding shift and double-clicking while holding an item moves all items of the type clicked on in or out of a block's inventory.
  • Food items are positioned higher on the screen when consumed.
  • Tools take longer to draw.
  • Dropped items are 3D.
Bone Meal
  • Generates coral only in warm oceans; in addition to coral, it can generate coral fans.
Campfires
  • Stack up to 64.
Carpets and Wool
  • Can be used as a fuel in furnaces.
Debug Sticks
  • Exist.
Elytra
  • Display enchantment glint when worn. (Bedrock report: MCPE-23020)
  • Can be activated while in water.
Fishing Rods
  • Can reel in items.
  • Damaged fishing rods can be used to craft a carrot on a stick.
  • Have a thicker casting line.
Knowledge Books
  • Exist.
Maps
  • Map markers can be added by right-clicking a banner with a map.
Minecart with Furnaces
  • Exist.
Shields
  • Can have banner patterns.
  • Can be activated without sneaking.
Spawn Eggs
  • Spawn eggs used on the mob of its type will spawn a baby variant.
Spectral Arrows
  • Exist.

Entities[edit]

General
  • Mobs spawn with carved pumpkins and jack o' lanterns on their head, during Halloween.
  • Mobs drop their exact equipment, rather than draw from the loot table.
  • Zombies, zombie villagers, husks, zombie pigmen, skeletons, strays and wither skeletons can pick up items from the ground, equip them, and actually use them.
  • Thrown/shot projectiles take thrower/shooter’s momentum into account. (not always (MC-137719))
  • Humanoids render all items in the head slot.
  • Zombie pigman/drowned chicken jockeys.
  • Slimes and magma cubes retain its name after getting split. (Bedrock report: MCPE-14975)
  • Crossbow Piercing arrows pierce armor stands. (not the case in Bedrock, see MCPE-38297)
  • Mobs in their death animation still have their hitbox (potentially obstructing attacks on mobs behind it).
  • Mobs drop experience at the same location as loot when killed.‌[upcoming: JE 1.15]
Creepers
  • When creepers with a status effect explode, it leaves a lingering cloud of that effect.
Dolphins
  • Can play with item entities.
Drowned
  • Have a 2% chance to spawn with a fishing rod.
  • Only drop the trident from the equipment, not the loot table.
Fish
  • Drop bone meal instead of bones.
  • Cod and salmon drop cooked cod and salmon when killed with fire.
Giants
  • Exist.
Illusioners
  • Exist.
Illagers
  • Can open doors (except pillagers).
  • Move door by door killing all villagers, rather than wander around the village without focus.
Iron Golems
  • Can be healed/"repaired" with iron ingots, and visually crack after taking a certain amount of damage.‌[upcoming: JE 1.15]
Minecart with TNT
  • TNT explosion drop rate is 100%.
Pillagers
  • Have proper arm texture. (Bedrock report: MCPE-48628)
Players
  • Can have semi-transparent textures on the second skin layer. (Bedrock report: MCPE-31500)
  • Sneaking players are 1.5 blocks high (allowing sneaking under slabs).
  • Are unable to stand up if there’s no space for it, for example throwing an ender pearl in a 1 block high bath will make the player "crawl" (swimming animation).
  • Model and hitbox are slightly shorter when crouching.
Ravagers
  • Are attacked by "Johnny" Vindicators (see MC-137799 resolved as Works As Intended), and damaged by evoker fangs. (see MC-139113)
  • Have an increased sight range, movement speed, and attack range.
Skeletons
  • Have different AI and drift when the player approaches them.
Spiders
  • Spawn with status effects on Hard difficulty.
Trader Llamas
  • Have a different ID and their own spawn egg.
  • Can breed.
  • Have a baby form.
Tropical Fish
  • Tropical fish variant 185008129 is named Gray-Blue Flopper.
Turtles
  • Turtles drop 0-1 bowls, rather than normal drops, when killed by lightning.
Villagers
  • When a raid is defeated, the villagers will gift the player random items according to their profession.
  • Unemployed and nitwit villagers shake their heads when the player tries to trade with them.
Wandering Traders
  • Drink a potion of invisibility and milk when dark/light, respectively.
Witches
  • Provide helpful potions to illagers during a raid.
Zombie Villagers
  • Zombie villagers spawning naturally have the type set to the biome they spawn in.
  • Can spawn with armor equipped.

Effects[edit]

General
  • Strength/weakness has +3/-4 attack damage, rather than 130%/-0.5.
  • Effect icons stick to the top of the screen, with 2 rows: positive and negative effects.
Bad Luck
  • Exists.
Dolphin's Grace
  • Exists.
Glowing
  • Exists.
Hero of the Village
  • When received, the effect applies to all villages, not just the village saved.
Instant Damage, Instant Health and Saturation
  • Have effect icons.‌[upcoming: JE 1.15]

Enchantments[edit]

General
  • Single-level enchantments just appear as the enchantment name without a redundant number
  • Enchantment glint is higher resolution and more smooth.
Curse of Binding and Curse of Vanishing
  • Are functional.
  • Can be found and applied to items.
Frost Walker
  • Path is a circle, but a square in Bedrock.
Respiration
  • Increases the chance of not taking drowning damage. (Bedrock report: MCPE-46922)
Sweeping Edge
  • Exists.

Commands[edit]

Sounds[edit]

  • Sounds for your eyes going under and above water.
  • Sounds for opening and closing (trap)doors and fence gates are newer.
  • Sounds for pressing a button are newer.
  • Sounds for opening and closing a chest are newer.
  • Sounds for stepping on a pressure plate are newer.
  • Sounds for wither skeletons are newer.
  • Sounds for combat (such as critical hit) are newer.
  • Sounds for pufferfish are newer.
  • Sounds for paddling in boats are newer.
  • Sounds for placing lily pads.
  • Underwater ambient sounds and music.
  • Sounds for placing and breaking kelp and sea grass are newer.
  • Sounds for placing and breaking coral, coral blocks and coral fans are newer.
  • Sounds for raining are newer.
  • Sounds for tilling grass with a hoe are newer.
  • Sounds for placing all crop types are newer.
  • Sounds for making grass paths with a shovel are newer.
  • Sounds for enchanting.
  • Sounds for casting and reeling a fishing rod.
  • Sounds for stripping wood.
  • Sounds for squids moving in water.
  • Sounds for killing squids are newer.
  • Sounds for killing salmon.
  • Sounds for killing cod.
  • Sounds for waterlogging.
  • Anvil sound when placing a bell.
  • Sound range is greater.

Unsorted[edit]

  • Tropical fish names differ between editions:
    • Gray-Sky SunStreak: Blue Dory (BE)
    • Gray-Blue Flopper: Blue Tang (JE)
    • White-Gray Brinely: Butterfly Fish (BE), Butterflyfish (JE)
    • White-Orange Clayfish: Ornate Butterfly (BE), Ornate Butterflyfish (JE)
    • Lime-Sky Brinely: Queen Angel Fish (BE), Queen Angelfish (JE)
    • Red-White SunStreak: Tomato Clown (BE)
    • Red-White Kob: Tomato Clownfish (JE)
    • Teal-Yellow Dasher: Yellowtail Parrot (BE), Yellowtail Parrotfish (JE)
  • Java has /forceload, while Bedrock has /tickingarea
  • Completely different /tellraw syntax, existence of /titleraw in Bedrock, etc.
  • Loading screen looks different between editions (both for menu, and a world).
  • The random tick speed gamerule defaults to 1 in BE and 3 in JE.
  • Different anvil xp costs between editions.
  • Different chest loot between editions.
  • Different trading between editions.
  • The raid captain/pillager outpost banners are called Illager Banner in BE, and Ominous Banner in JE.
  • Taking damage or healing plays an animation in JE, but not in BE.
  • A single scaffolding smelts 6 items in BE and 0.25[until JE 1.15] 2‌[upcoming: JE 1.15] items in JE (Bedrock report: MCPE-42949).
  • Experience bar looks different between editions.
  • Structure void looks different between editions.
  • Different splash texts between editions.
  • Entity shadows are different between Java and Bedrock.[more information needed]
  • Main menu panorama background is different between editions.[until JE 1.15 & BE 1.14]
  • Different graphics saturation level between editions.
  • Block and item shading is darker in Java than in Bedrock.
  • Clouds fade differently between editions.
  • The distribution of resource packs on servers is handled differently: In JE you need a link to a downloadable file in the server.properties, in BE it is included in the world files. This also affects realms, where on BE you can add your own RP to the realm, in JE this feature is restricted to the maps in the map creators program.
  • Different sound volume levels between editions.
  • Swinging animations are different between editions.
  • Grindstone, loom, stonecutter, and villager GUIs are different between editions.
  • Java Edition username is 3–16 characters long, but Bedrock Edition can be 3–32 characters long.
  • Honeycomb blocks use coral sounds in Java Edition and slime sounds in Bedrock Edition.
  • Bees have different animations between Java Edition and Bedrock Edition. Bee.gif Bee BE.gif

Footnotes[edit]

  1. Taking someone's word here, not sure how to word it right