Minecraft Bedrock Beta Update - Patch Notes (Today, August 18)

Here are the patch notes of the latest Minecraft Bedrock Beta update.

By Md Armughanuddin

August 18, 2021

Minecraft is all set to receive the second part of the Caves and Cliffs Update later this year, and we are witnessing a number of beta updates in preparations for the same.

Minecraft Bedrock Edition has received a new update today which brings a plethora of bug fixes and performance improvements. Here are the complete patch notes of the update.

Minecraft Bedrock Beta Update – Patch Notes (Today, August 18)

Experimental Features


  • Fixed incorrect position when dismounting at a negative world height (MCPE-136622)

Features and Bug Fixes


  • Cartographers will now only give maps to undiscovered monuments (MCPE-29375)


  • Enchanting Table’s enchantment probability is now weighted (MCPE-101588)

Vanilla Parity

  • Fixed Barrier Block hitbox missing when not holding a Barrier Block (MCPE-137646)
  • Fixed Barrier Blocks not blocking projectiles (MCPE-137646)
  • Fixed Barrier Blocks not blocking player interaction with blocks behind them
  • Shulker Boxes now drop their contents when destroyed as an item (MCPE-129470MCPE-87877)
  • Bows and Tridents are now held more similarly to Java Edition (MCPE-126717MCPE-44418)
  • Grass and water block tint colors are no longer slightly randomized with noise
  • Abandoned villages are now far rarer, more closely matching the Java Edition (MCPE-71769)


  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Trident, Shield, and Crossbow to render incorrectly when an additional player is connected over the internet using a Marketplace skin (MCPE-118358)
  • Fixed a bug which could cause the Spyglass to appear as if it’s being thrown when using a custom skin (MCPE-127498)
  • Fixed emissive light propagation in ray tracing mode by increasing irradiance cache sample size (MCPE-135157)
  • The hotbar is no longer too dark when anti-aliasing is increased (MCPE-54213)
  • The crosshair no longer flickers during multiplayer sessions (MCPE-123918)


  • Replaced loading bars with new loading spinner in the Marketplace

User Interface

  • Fixed the hotbar being misaligned with XP bar by 1 pixel (MCPE-46975)
  • Using the touch interface, holding the output slot on the Stonecutter or Loom will now rapidly craft items (MCPE-128423)
  • Fixed an incorrect popup when attempting to activate a pack with a missing dependency (MCPE-130978)
  • Fixed translation issues for some keys containing upper case letters

Technical Updates


  • Animations and events defined in Behavior Packs can now run commands that require cheats without the player enabling cheats (such as setting certain rules with the /gamerule command)


  • “potion.prefix” and “potion..postfix” potion string resources have been renamed to “”
  • Potion name string resources have been changed so there are separate “Splash” and “Lingering” string resources
  • The old style of using “potion.prefix” and “potion.*.postfix” is still supported

User Interface

  • Content warning message now informs the user of issues with their language file if the format is invalid
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Md Armughanuddin

Md is the Head of Content- India for DualShockers. He is pursuing Computer Science Engineering and is really passionate about gaming and technology. You can find him cracking complex coding problems during the day, and covering the latest happenings in the industry at night.

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