Minecraft Beta Preview Gets New Recipes, Crafting Texture Updates, and More


Minecraft Beta Preview Gets New Recipes, Crafting Texture Updates, and More

Surya Kumar
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Minecraft Preview brings numerous recipes for Copper and its various blocks that will supposedly make their way to the 1.21 update.
Do note that these are work-in-progress builds for the game and you are liable to go through some issues or instabilities.

With the addition of the update, the devs have added some much-needed improvements to the game along with some bug fixes improving the game’s overall functionality. Although there have been no eagerly anticipated version 1.21 features added to this preview, it brings new recipes for blocks like chiseled Copper, its waxed version, and Tuff blocks. Along with updates to almost everything introduced with the previous beta. Without further ado, let's take a look at experimental features and other technical updates made in this version.

Experimental Features in Minecraft Preview

Chiseled Copper

  • Added recipe for Chiseled Copper 


  • Updated Crafter textures

Tuff Blocks

  • Added recipes for Tuff Blocks 

Waxed Chiseled Copper

  • Added recipe for Waxed Chiseled Copper

  • Added Stonecutter recipes for all oxidization levels of Waxed Chiseled Copper 

Waxed Copper Doors

  • Added Crafting Table recipes for all oxidization levels of Waxed Copper Doors

Waxed Copper Grates

  • Added Stonecutter recipes for all oxidization levels of Waxed Copper Grates 

Waxed Copper Trapdoors

  • Added Crafting table recipes for all oxidization levels of Waxed Copper Trapdoors


  • Updated Tuff Bricks textures 

  • Updated Copper Door textures 

  • Updated Copper Trapdoor textures 

  • Updated Copper Door item textures 

Features and Bug Fixes Made in Minecraft Beta


  • Chorus Flowers can now be destroyed by any projectile, which will no longer disappear after impact

  • Fixed a bug making Calcite not being obtainable as an item through commands or creative inventory

Crafting and Inventory Screen

  • Inventory option states such as the all/craftable toggle and selected inventory tab are now saved between sessions


  • Fixed a regression that caused flying players to slow down significantly after touching ground 

  • Sneaking in water is now possible with touch controls


  • Improved handling of unexpected errors during world export and provide better error messaging 


  • Made the hotbar less transparent 

  • Added background dimming on screens that didn't have it 


  • Fixed possible soft locking when performing different actions within Marketplace 

  • Added the ability to deep link users within a server to Dressing Room offers 


  • Mobs that were placed in Boats before the introduction of the new size restriction, and are now considered too large to fit, will no longer be ejected 


  • query.is_moving now detects vertical motion for the player again 

Character Creator

  • The classic skins info pop now sends you to the correct settings page


  • Fixed a crash when joining a Realm after doing other things for a while

User Interface

  • Fixed an issue where the border around the 'Creator' tab in Settings would not be highlighted

  • Added an altered main menu and world creation experience. Keep an eye out as we're rolling out these changes to some players

Technical Updates in Minecraft Preview


  • Moved Entity.remove from beta to 1.7.0


  • Deprecated 'on_dig' event triggers from 'minecraft:digger' in format versions 1.20.50 and higher 

Experimental Technical Features


  • DataDrivenEntityTriggerAfterEvent 

    • Renamed property id to eventId for clarity

    • Changed getModifier to work in read-only mode

  • Changed DefinitionModifier from a class to an interface with properties

  • Made EntityTypes.get properly reflect that it can return EntityType | undefined instead of just EntityType

Those are pretty much brought forward with this Bedrock beta preview for Minecraft. Check out our other guides if you wish to familiarize yourself with the mechanics and various systems present in this popular sandbox.

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Surya has been an avid gamer all his life with an emphasis on single-player titles since the PlayStation 2 era. After switching to PC, he has also dabbled in the world of Valorant ever since its beta. He aims to spread his passion for gaming through his writing.

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