The first Beta released related to Update 1.6 aka 188.8.131.52, continues adding features from the upcoming Update Aquatic! See changelog.
- Phantom mobs will now spawn in the night skies if a player hasn't slept in over three in-game days.
- Barrier Blocks:
- Great for map makers to limit players to certain areas of the world.
- Can be placed in Creative mode and are invisible in Survival and Adventure modes.
- Can only be obtained using commands and do not appear in the Creative inventory.
- Menu and inventory tabs can now be navigated using the
] keys (Can be remapped in Settings).
- Pages can now be turned in the Book and Quill using the controller bumper buttons.
- Fixed several crashes that occurred during gameplay.
- Fixed a crash that occurred when using Pick Block in a spot where a mob just died.
- Increased performance for menu load times.
- Fixed water flowing incorrectly from Stairs that contained water source blocks.
- Top Snow will now break once it hits water.
- Fixed received items disappearing after trading a renamed item with a Villager (MCPE-33830).
- Maps once again update properly when held in the main hand (MCPE-34169).
- Players are now able to return to the Overworld if an End Portal is on their spawn point.
- Lowered the volume of the 'punching air' sound effect.
- Fixed Guardians spawning even when Mob Spawning is disabled (MCPE-34027).
- Fixed Strays and Skeletons having trouble leaving the water to attack players.
- Food particles no longer gradually change position after swimming and will always come out of the player's mouth area MCPE-33984).
- Observers will now detect changes with Droppers, Dispensers, Brewing Stands, Farmland, Saplings, Sugar Cane, Fire, and Grass Blocks.
- Items can once again be crafted from the Recipe Book while the Craftable filter is disabled and the player only has enough materials to craft a single recipe.
- Fixed the speed boost given by Dolphins being too slow when wearing armor with Depth Strider.
- Wolves no longer get stuck attacking Skeletons that are underwater.
- Donkeys and Mules can now only be ridden by players after being tamed (MCPE-25737).
- Blazes now attack Snow Golems (MCPE-13191).
- Using the
/setblock command on Redstone components will now properly update and power the mechanism (MCPE-21218).
- Command Blocks now correctly conduct R3stone Power (MCPE-33021).
- Operator permissions are now granted to players when the host creates a world with Trust Player Permissions set to Operator.
- Bucket now stack properly when getting ejected from crafting output.
- Experience orbs spawned with the
/summon command will now grant experience to players.
- The gamepad cursor can now be used to navigate Villager trades (MCPE-33330).
- Fixed overlapping issues with the Dragon Head equipped on the inventory screen.
- The Crafting Table's output field hover state now matches the field's size.
- Selecting the output of an uncraftable recipe no longer causes the output item to disappear.