Minecraft Beta Update Targets Achievements, Crashes and More

By Kelly Packard, 9 months ago
Mojang recently declared the many versions of Minecraft "Better Together," rolling out a new version of the game that allows players from mobile, VR, Xbox One and Windows 10 to play together. At the moment, the "better together" slogan may be debatable, as the launch wasn't exactly smooth and was accompanied by crashing, bugs, broken achievements and more. A new update has rolled out to players opted into the beta program that should alleviate some of these issues. The patch will be available for everyone else soon.


The patch, numbered 1.2.3, addresses the following bugs:

  • Fixed a crash when the game was suspended (Xbox One only)
  • The 'Sniper Duel' achievement is now unlockable (Xbox One only)
  • Fixed a crash that occurred if a player with blocked multiplayer privileges was in a world and accepted an invite from another player (Xbox One only)
  • Fixed worlds that couldn't be opened on other platforms that were created on Xbox One and downloaded to another platform from Realms
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when loading world chunks
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when using the crafting screen
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when going through a Nether portal and then using a piston
  • Fixed a crash that occurred with Iron Golems on converted worlds
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when using the '/fill' command that caused to many spawned entities to fall
  • Fixed an exploit that allowed child accounts to join servers when multiplayer permissions were disabled
  • The 'Inception' achievement in now unlockable on all platforms
  • Fixed an exploit that caused rails to be duplicated
  • Fixed an exploit that caused Shulker boxes to be duplicated when broken by an explosion
  • Fire Resistance effect will now properly protect players after quitting and rejoining a world
  • Players can no longer be targeted by mobs before loading into a world or dimension
  • Fixed an issue causing transparency issues on several skins
  • Pressing the A button no longer cancels Elytra flight and will now make the player ascend
  • Players will no longer cease climbing stairs and slabs while flying
  • Fixed Iron Golems not causing enough Knockback effect
  • Servers will no longer briefly appear on the Friends tab
  • Heavy blocks no longer break when falling on leaf blocks
  • Fixed the texture offset of Mooshroom's udder layer
  • Sheep no longer emit two sounds when dying
  • Items renamed in an anvil that have been placed will now retain their names after being mined
  • Fixed Guardians not spawning in Ocean Monuments
  • Leaves that have snow over them will no longer appear black
  • Fixed an issue that could cause chat to freeze if there was a high amount of chat output
  • Skulls can now be placed on the ground when a layer of snow is already there
  • Endermen now take damage in filled cauldrons
  • Doors, Wooden Buttons, Ladders and Fishing Rods can now be used as fuel in a Furnace
  • Fixed some vines being destroyed when pressing right-click
  • Fixed an incorrect controller tooltip when moving an item in the Creative inventory over the hotbar
  • Spider and Endermen eye are now slightly visible when hit with invisibility potions
  • Fixed no sound when filling a bottle with Dragon's Breath
  • "Elytra Wings" are now referred to simply as "Elytra"
  • Players with Fire Resistance will now receive damage from lightning
  • Fixed a constant green highlight on the inventory screen of tamable mobs
  • Pumpkins and mob heads can now be equipped directly from the Creative inventory on Pocket UI
  • Increased the distance that the Enchantment Table book will open when a player approaches it
  • Runes no longer float from bookshelves to the Enchantment Table at the same time
  • Fixed graphical issues with the experience bar when the Candy Texture Pack is applied
  • Banners will now wave when daylight cycle is disabled
  • Items replaced by a command are now visible instantly in the inventory
  • The "Choose Skin" text no longer flickers on the Skin Picker (Android only)
  • Adding a 'damage_sensor' to an entity type no longer prevents '/kill' from working
Of particular interest to achievement hunters are the achievement fixes. Two broken achievements are now obtainable for those who have received the patch. More than 20 users have already completed the game to 100% following the update.

MinecraftSniper DuelThe Sniper Duel achievement in Minecraft worth 97 pointsKill a Skeleton with an arrow from more than 50 meters.

MinecraftInceptionThe Inception achievement in Minecraft worth 75 pointsPush a piston with a piston, then pull the original piston with that piston.

The patch is live for players who have opted into the beta testing program on Xbox One, Windows 10 or Android and will be going live for everyone else once testing completes. For instructions on how to become a beta tester, check out the official directions here.

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Kelly Packard
Written by Kelly Packard
In a few descriptors: college student, longtime gamer, writer and junk food enthusiast. I contribute to TrueAchievements as a news writer and reviewer. Usually, you can find me knee-deep in a multiplayer game while ignoring my growing backlog or on one forum or another discussing all things gaming.