Update 1.9

build 0 | changelog
build 2 | changelog
build 3 | changelog
build 5 | changelog

Current build: 5

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The second Beta related to Update 1.9 aka was released on November 28, 2018. See changelog

Experimental Gameplay

(Only available when Experimental Gameplay is enabled in world settings)

  • Cartography Table
  • Fletching Table
  • Grindstone
  • Bell
  • Barrel
  • Smithing Table
  • Smoker
  • Blast Furnace
  • Lantern
  • Cauldrons can now be used to hold Lava.
  • Added tags - custom tags can be applied to entities and players to create more flexible selector groupings.
  • Added "has_tag" filter in components to allow checks to see if an entity has a specified tag.
  • Autocomplete can be used for Tags.
  • The number of commands run through functions can be limited with a new gamerule (default 10k) to limit performance issues.
  • Functions can now be run every tick creating an update loop.
  • New feedback button in pause menu - shows links to the Minecraft feedback site, MoJira bug tracker, and Mojang support
  • How to Play button is now visible from the in-game settings menu.


  • Changed default Sign text colour back to black.
  • Sign variants are now grouped in their own inventory category.
  • Players can now join and play games with a minor version mismatch (MCPE-38945)


  • Shulker Boxes in item frames no longer cause the game to crash.
  • Fixed an issue with wrong items showing in partnered server stores.
  • Corrected the head size of Baby Zombies.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when Pistons pushed blocks.
  • Fixed a crash that could happen when suspending and resuming the game.
  • Improved the error messages that previously stated the player didn't have a licence for the game.
  • Fixed the positioning of the Snow Golem’s arms.
  • Pandas now stop eating when set on Fire.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when resuming the game on Android.
  • Fixed mouse selection issues when clicking items or text boxes (MCPE-39283).
  • Fixed an issue with end gateway portals which could generate too closely, preventing travel back to the main island.
  • Slimes will once again spawn in slime chunks as expected (MCPE-38388).
  • Endermen now make the scream sound when angered (MCPE-26719).
  • Phantoms now drop Phantom Membranes correctly if killed with a fire aspect Sword (MCPE-38493).
  • Auto-jump now works when trying to walk through Scaffolding (MCPE-38342).
  • Scaffolding can now be placed on Glass.
  • More blocks can be placed on scaffolding including Mob Heads and Flower Pots (MCPE-38942).
  • Horizontal flowing Water will no longer turn into Bubble Columns over Soul Sand.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when removing Gear VR headset during gameplay.
  • Fixed a crash that occasionally happens when resuming the game.
  • Fixed leg geometry for one-legged characters in various Skin Packs.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when quickly signing in and out of Xbox Live.
  • Dragons Breath can now be quickly collected reliably in multiplayer games (MCPE-37815).
  • Pandas now panic when set on fire.
  • Animation and sounds can now be heard and seen when Pillagers charge their Crossbows (MCPE-39095).
  • Cobblestone Stairs are generated in Jungle Temples and Villages instead of Stone (MCPE-39102).
  • Lit Furnaces now show correctly when copied using Ctrl + Pickblock.
  • Custom modal forms now support two lines again (MCPE-38705).
  • Special characters now display correctly when using the "/say" command.
  • Touch controls now work correctly with Scaffolding when using the 'swap jump and sneak' setting (MCPE-38063).
  • Particles produced by Witches are now purple rather than black (MCPE-30234).
  • Slabs are no longer labelled "half slabs" in the creative inventory (MCPE-32542).
  • Scaffolding textures no longer z-fight with Leaves (MCPE-38375).
  • Mobs in Boats no longer shake when trying to turn to look at the player.
  • Bubble Columns no longer extend up above the surface of the Water (MCPE-39085).
  • Fixed an issue with items being repeatedly dropped from the hotbar on touchscreen devices (MCPE-15010).
  • Breaking smooth Stone no longer drops Cobblestone (MCPE-39164).
  • Doors no longer drop as two items when broken (MCPE-39165).
  • Fixed the scaling of the Mojang splash screen when resuming a split screen game.
  • Fixed Ghast projectile firing animation.
  • Commands from Command Blocks no longer extend to other dimensions (This fix won't affect existing command blocks) (MCPE-33892).
  • Fixed a bug where the game could become unresponsive after being disconnected from a multiplayer game.
  • Fixed a crash issue on Xbox One.
  • Worlds no longer become stuck in offline mode after toggling the multiplayer option (MCPE-39194).
  • Slabs can be correctly placed on top of each other again after reloading the world (MCPE-39067).
  • Changing game mode and reloading a world no longer removes resource packs.
  • Fixed the arm position for mobs in the Mutant Battle Arena Marketplace pack.
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