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Minecraft Beta Update 1.17.0.56 Patch Notes Revealed
Minecraft Beta Update 1.17.0.56 Patch Notes Revealed

The Minecraft Beta has leveled up with a brand new update, bringing new features, bug fixes, and more.

Those on the cutting edge of Minecraft have a massive new update to improve on the Caves and Cliffs features available now in the Beta.

That new Minecraft Beta update is 1.17.0.56, and it packs some nice improvements in its patch notes. So let’s dive in.

Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Beta

Minecraft Caves and Cliffs has captivated fans since its announcement in 2020, and players have flocked to trying the many new features and improvements it promises.

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This is where the Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Beta comes into play.

Players can try out many Caves and Cliffs changes early via the Beta, and it constantly gets better with regular patches and updates.

The newest Minecraft Beta update, 1.17.0.56, has arrived, and you don’t want to miss it!

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Minecraft 1.17.0.56 Patch Notes

Get strapped in – Minecraft Update 1.17.0.56 is a big one for the Beta! Read over its full patch notes below.

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Caves & Cliffs Experimental

User Interface 
  • Added a warning for loading an old world with Experimental features in a new version of the game  
  • Introduced a label that indicates that a world is Experimental  
  • Added a description for Experimental features in the world creation screen  
Aquifers 
  • Aquifers filled with lava can be found underground during world generation   

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Non-Experimental Features and Fixes 

Axolotl 
  • Axolotl no longer attacks invisible mobs  
  • Textures for Axolotls have been updated 
  • Bred Axolotl maintain their color after being placed from a Bucket (MCPE-123328)  
Spyglass 
  • There is now a tooltip on controller for holding a Spyglass  
Amethyst 
  • Amethyst Buds and cluster breaking animation no longer float in the air  
  • Aligned in-hand rendering of Amethyst Bud items with Java Edition (MCPE-126726)  
  • Amethyst Geodes were made slightly rarer 
Azalea 
  • Bonemealing Azalea/Flowering Azalea now correctly turns into a tree if placed on Moss Block (MCPE-125767)  

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Deepslate 
  • Deepslate top and bottom textures are now applied in isotropic manner. Due to tessellation limitations, we are limiting the isotropicness of Deepslate to when these textures are up and down (as this is a rotatable block) for now  
Small Dripleaf 
  • Players are now able to use Pick Block Small Dripleaf (MCPE-123571)  
  • When bonemealing Small Dripleaf, the resulting Big Dripleaf is at least 2 blocks tall (MC-214159
Dripstone 
  • Mobs can once again pathfind around Pointed Dripstone  
Glow Squid 
  • Naturally spawned Glow Squid now despawn (MCPE-126701)  
  • Using Pick Block on a Glow Squid in Creative now gives the Glow Squid Egg (MCPE-126946)  
Lightning Rod 
  • Lightning that strikes Lightning Rod no longer has the chance to trigger Skeleton traps  
Powder Snow 
  • Textures will now apply in isotropic manner  
  • Multiple blocks can’t be placed on Powder Snow (MCPE-116205)  
  • Fences and Walls no longer connect to Powder Snow in Bedrock (MCPE-113504)  
  • Fog effect is no longer applied to the third-person camera when the camera isn’t inside Powder Snow (MCPE-126028)  
  • Powder Snow Block no longer becomes invisible if the Player is extinguished by both the Powder Snow Block and any other method at the same time (MCPE-124414)  
  • Powder Snow no longer has one corner that collides with mobs  

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Features and Bug Fixes 

Mobs 
  • Skeletons transforming in to Strays now play appropriate transformation sounds  
  • Withers no longer take freeze damage from Powder Snow (MCPE-126788)  
  • Bees no longer gather nectar from Sweet Berry Bushes 
  • Bees can once again enter Beehives and Bee Nests (MCPE-122705)  
Controller tooltips 

Added tooltips for: 

  • Collect Lava from Cauldron using Bucket  
  • Collect Powder Snow from Powder Snow Block using Bucket  
  • Empty Lava into Cauldron from Bucket  
  • Empty Powder Snow into Cauldron from Bucket  
Gameplay 
  • Player who receives negative damage will not generate absorption heart (MCPE-94178)  
  • When a Player using the touch interface presses and holds the crafting output window, they can rapidly craft items up to one stack (MCPE-28689)  
Iron and Gold ore 
  • Iron and Gold Ore now drops the correct block item instead of nothing when mined on worlds that have a Base Game Version locked to a value lower than 1.17  
Items 
  • Picking up part of a stack no longer picks up the entire stack and drops the excess (MCPE-105330)  
Player Animations 
  • Fixed Players showing the Bow holding animation after respawning when killed by another Player (MCPE-58861)  
  • Fixed issue where certain items (Bow, Cossbow, Trident, shield in main hand) wouldn’t bob with View Bobbing turned on (MCPE-125853)  
Translation 
  • Removed Lit Deepslate Redstone translation (MCPE-123605)   
Technical Updates 
  • Fixed issue with Simburbia world where standing next to a windows shutter block would obscure the view with the “update” texture   
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when using the ‘/stopsound’ command to stop the elytra.loop sound (MCPE-120336
Graphical 
  • Fixed a crash on Windows 10 that can occur in ray tracing mode due to a stale pointer reference  
  • Fixed various cases when ray tracing textures would not be reloaded (resolution switching, upscaling mode switching, ray tracing on/off toggling)  
  • Addressed Enchanted Bow’s textures being too dark (MCPE-119701
Summon Prefix Fixes 
  • Fixed a merge bug when loading json definitions for Vanilla mobs 
  • Fixed a bug with the summonable property of overridden vanilla mobs pre JSON version 1.8.0, which caused Bees to not be summonable (MCPE-58557)    
Items 
  • The “has_equipment” filter will now properly evaluate custom entity spawn eggs   
Projectiles 
  • The “ImpactDamageSubcomponent” will again only prevent damage from being dealt to fire immune mobs if the ‘catchFire’ field is true and the projectile is on fire    
Dedicated Server 
  • The dedicated server log will now list all Experiments enabled in a world when loading it  

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