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Patch notes for Minecraft Bedrock 1.19.40: Spectator Mode enhancement, bug fixes, and more

Patch notes for Minecraft Bedrock 1.19.40: Spectator Mode enhancement, bug fixes, and more

 Minecraft: Bedrock Edition version 1.19.40 was just updated. It made several corrections and enhancements, bringing the game closer to its Java equivalent.

Patch notes for Minecraft Bedrock 1.19.40: Spectator Mode enhancement, bug fixes, and more
Patch notes for Minecraft Bedrock 1.19.40: Spectator Mode enhancement, bug fixes, and more

The list of changes is lengthy, but it doesn't hurt to review the most noteworthy additions and adjustments.

Mob interactions, player mobility when running, and the attributes of various blocks and how they interact with one another are among the most significant adjustments and enhancements.

The upgrade focused on bringing Bedrock Edition more in line with Java, as well as increasing overall speed and eliminating crashes on console platforms.

Minecraft Bedrock 1.19.40 includes performance enhancements, gameplay tweaks, Pocket Edition touch controls, and other important upgrades.

Minecraft Bedrock 1.19.40 includes a slew of minor yet substantial updates. Each of them has been described in length by Mojang in a post on the game's official website.

Patch notes for Minecraft Bedrock 1.19.40: Spectator Mode enhancement, bug fixes, and more
Patch notes for Minecraft Bedrock 1.19.40: Spectator Mode enhancement, bug fixes, and more

Some of the improvements are intended for players who are more familiar with technical language and the game's inner workings. Others, on the other hand, are more remarkable for people who aren't interested in the game's more sophisticated components.


Enhancements to Java Edition Parity

  • Your death message will now reflect the weapon's new name if you are killed by a renamed weapon in the hands of a mob or another player.
  •  The grass color in the Roofed Forest, Mutated Savannah, and Birch Forest biomes has been altered to reflect Java Edition.
  • Mobs should no longer spawn within the walls of an Ancient City.
  • Farmland may now be planted with sweet berries.
  • Bubble Columns are now just as powerful as they were in Java. 
  • Scaffolding now contributes 25% of an item's progress before being burnt in a smelter.
  • Within Wither Roses, Wither Skeletons can now spawn. 
  • In comparison to Java, swimming had decreased hunger depletion. 
  • Ravagers' collision boxes and movement speed have been adjusted to match Java's. Evokers' fang spell can also harm them.
  • Librarian Villagers can now sell cursed books with the Curses of Binding and Vanishing. 
  • Mud blocks are now better. The vision of players swimming underneath them should no longer be obscured. Furthermore, missiles that impact mud blocks will not tremble, and amphibious creatures' pathfinding on mud has been enhanced.

Spectator Mode Enhancements

  • When spectators die, they no longer drop XP orbs. Their experience levels will not be reset if they die.
  •  For spectators, water fog has been reintroduced. 
  • When engaging with bubble columns, spectators no longer make sounds. 
  • In Minecraft's Spectator Mode, shulker shots no longer track a player. 
  • Ordinary players can no longer see spectators. 
  • Spectators will no longer have an effect on monsters despawning when other players are present on a server. Additionally, when all players are in Spectator Mode, mob despawning is paused.


Performance Enhancements

  • Several crashes on the Playstation 4 and Minecraft: Pocket Edition platforms have been resolved. 
  • The Clear Cache option is now available in the Storage Settings of all Bedrock platforms. It should remove Marketplace directories and alleviate difficulties with downloading Minecraft Marketplace stuff. 
  • The armor rating of a player no longer reduces the Wither state effect.


Significant Gameplay Mods

  • It is now possible to sprint diagonally rather than merely straightforwardly. 
  • Grove biomes are now correctly classed as cold biomes, and villagers that spawn in them will be in their snowy forms. 
  • While a player is in a trapdoor block at the top of a bubble column, fall damage no longer accumulates.
  •  A patch has been added to prevent players from traveling in the wrong direction while utilizing VR snap camera movement. 
  • Iron Golems' blossoms will be accepted by the baby villagers once more.
  • Large fungal stems no longer overlap partial Nylium blocks. 
  • When particular bricks are waterlogged, the water no longer brightens. 
  • Long-standing issues with Redstone blocks emitting erroneous signals and sticky pistons creating problems near a world's construction limit have been resolved. 
  • Guardians no longer float in the air by accident. 
  • Mobs that have been tamed can now follow Minecraft players via End Portals. 
  • As long as the boat is inhabited, mobs within it and the boat itself cannot alter proportions. 
  • NPCs can be given a nametag that has no name on it, which hides the nametag above their head. 
  • When falling bricks land on double slabs, they no longer break. 
  • The book of the Enchanting Table will now face the player.


UI Improvements

  • The "Clear Account Sign In Data" button has been removed from the main menu of non-Nintendo Switch devices. 
  • The Profile settings panel in Minecraft has been divided into General and Account settings. 
  • The death screen now appropriately reflects text-to-speech support. 
  • The readability of text around the accessibility choices "Darkness Effect Strength" and "Notification Duration" has been enhanced. 
  • Copies of coordinates on the gamepad now utilize the appropriate icon based on the player's platform.

Realms Functionality

  • When uploading worlds and add-ons, the text has been reduced. 
  • When Minecraft players upload custom add-on packs to their Realm, they should no longer crash.
  • Minecraft players should no longer view text from outside of their text localization while connecting to a Realm with an older client.



Pocket Edition Touch Controls

  • Several bug fixes have been implemented to Minecraft: Bedrock Edition's new touch controls system.
  • The toolbar and status effect icon layouts have been tweaked. 
  • When auto-jumping is enabled, Minecraft players may now auto-jump out of water when they are near a ground block. 
  • The inventory panel now supports dragging and dropping with touch gestures. 
  • Double-tapping the "descend" button under Joystick Controls now deactivates flying. 
  • After closing the inventory, the touch controls inventory icon reverts to its default form. 
  • In the touch control settings menu, images for all three control schemes have been updated.

With this version, Minecraft: Bedrock Edition has received several enhancements and fixes. Several technical, AI, and block geometry modifications, as well as a plethora of additional adjustments, have arrived.

Players interested in learning more about these subtle modifications should see Mojang's original post on Minecraft.net.

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