Minecraft Update 2.52 Today on October 26, 2022

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    A recent update is now live for Minecraft Update 2.52. This release includes the latest game update information, bug fixes, enhancements, and patch notes. Minecraft Update 2.52 is currently accessible on all platforms, including PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and PC. The download size may differ depending on the platform.

    Vanilla Parity:


    • Dying from a renamed weapon now generates a death message containing the weapon’s name
    • Dying from a mob with a renamed weapon now generates a death message containing the weapon’s name
    • Corrected grass colors in the Roofed Forest, Savanna Mutated, and Birch Forest biomes
    • Mobs no longer spawn within Ancient Cities
    • Sweetberries can now be planted on Farmland
    • Adjusted bubble column strength to match Java Edition
    • Improved scaffold burning rate to 1/4 of an item
    • Wither Skeletons can now spawn in Wither Roses
    • Reduced hunger consumption while swimming to match Java Edition


    • Ravagers can now be damaged by Evoker Fangs
    • Aligned Ravager collision box size with Java Edition
    • Increased Ravager speed to match Java Edition
    • Librarian Villagers can now provide Enchanted Books with Curse of Vanishing and Curse of Binding


    • No more screen coverage for players swimming above Mud
    • Projectiles landing on Mud will no longer shake repeatedly
    • Amphibious mobs can navigate around Mud Blocks better

    Spectator Mode (Experimental)

    • Spectators no longer release XP orbs when killed
    • Spectators retain their player level after death
    • Water fog now remains for players in Spectator Mode
    • Spectators do not emit sounds when interacting with bubble columns
    • Shulker bullets no longer track Spectators
    • Spectators are invisible to regular players now
    • Spectating players no longer affect mob despawning if other non-spectating players are present
    • Mob despawning halts if only spectating players are on the server



    • Resolved a crash when using spawn eggs in peaceful worlds on PlayStation 4 Edition
    • Fixed a crash when departing a dimension via portal while an animated structure loads from a Structure Block
    • Corrected a crash source in explosions
    • Addressed a crash on leaving a split-screen session
    • Fixed Marketplace bundle prices display issue post-purchase
    • Introduced a Clear Cache button in Storage Settings to clear Marketplace folders content for issue resolution when downloading content
    • Fixed Wither effect damage reduction by armor


    • Keyboard players can now sprint diagonally
    • Grove biome is now categorized as “cold,” resulting in snow variant Villagers
    • Prevented fall damage accumulation on a Trapdoor block atop a bubble column
    • Addressed player directional movement issue after turning with VR snap camera movement


    • Baby Villagers can once again accept flowers from Iron Golems
    • Guardians no longer float in the air
    • Tamed mobs following players can now traverse End Portals
    • Fixed the deleted ability to switch held items when attacking
    • Resolved an issue allowing long-range mobs to hit players through walls
    • Fixed Boats disappear when pushed through a portal
    • Boats transporting mobs cannot change dimensions
    • NPCs can now be nameless, hiding nametags above their heads


    • Falling blocks no longer break on double Slabs landings
    • Huge Fungus stems no longer replace partial blocks during growth from Nylium
    • Corrected water texture brightness on some waterlogged blocks under other blocks
    • Fixed Redstone signal strength output in certain configurations
    • Addressed issues with Sticky Pistons near world building limits
    • Snow-covered Flowers now drop instead of the snow layer when the block below is broken
    • beacon block no longer disappears when viewed from a distance
    • Enchanting Table book now correctly faces nearby player
    • Temporary revert of Dirt Path, Farmland collision changes, along with Soul Sand and Mud blocks sinking for bug resolution


    • Reversed change causes Arrows and Tridents to cease movement


    • Fixed screen position issue on Android devices

    User Interface

    • Removed “Clear Account Sign-in Data” button from non-Switch platforms in Settings due to Nintendo Switch compatibility
    • Fixed username length exceeding maximum size
    • Split the Profile screen into General and Account sections for easier navigation
    • Enabled proper text-to-speech support for revamped death screen
    • Resolved disabled achievements in some world templates issue
    • Fixed item grid dropability in dark-grey areas around the Crafting Table screen in Pocket UI
    • Fixed item drop in dark-grey areas around the inventory for Horse, Mule, Donkey, and Llama in Pocket UI
    • Death screen message visibility issue when Show Death Message game rule is now fixed
    • Players can now drag and drop or select items from the equipment page
    • Changed color for ‘Darkness Effect Strength’ and ‘Notification Duration’ text descriptions for better readability
    • Shortened death messages fit onscreen issue remedied
    • Corrected crafting screen search string save error
    • Fixed durability bar absence on Xbox inventory screens
    • Fixed Create New World sign-in button functionality on some platforms
    • Updated copy coordinates gamepad tooltip icon depending on the platform


    • Shortened text for worlds and add-ons uploads fits in the dialog
    • Fixed custom add-on packs application issue in Realms settings and crash during pack uploading
    • Unlocalized text no longer shows connecting to a Realm with an outdated client

    Mobile Touch Controls

    • Fixed item removal from the hotbar by moving them onto other items in Creative Inventory on mobile devices
    • Aligned stack splitting progress bar on touch mode
    • Adjusted touch toolbar and status effect icons layout based on user feedback
    • Improved scrolling through the Village trade list on mobile devices
    • Auto-jumping feature enabled for jumping out of water while moving toward land
    • Increased delay for the first block break in Creative Mode with Action Buttons off to 800 milliseconds to reduce accidental block breaking
    • Added support for dragging and dropping with touch gestures in the inventory
    • Double tapping “descend” now toggles off flight in Joystick touch control modes
    • Updated status effects and positioning for Pocket UI
    • Reset touch devices inventory button appearance after closing the inventory
    • Addressed unstackable item swap issue with touch controls
    • Enhanced images for control schemes in touch settings menu

    Technical Updates:

    Updated Add-On Template Packs

    • Updated Add-On templates for 1.19.40 with new resources, behaviors, and documentation are available for download here

    Custom Block Geometry

    • Custom block geometry released in this Minecraft version, allowing custom block creation with unique geometry and textures without activating the Holiday Creator Features experimental toggle
    • For documentation and tutorials, visit the Custom Block Geometry article on


    • Fixed a crash when using the hasItem selector with a negative item data value
    • New actor behavior filters: has_property, int_property, bool_property, float_property, enum_property
    • new flag is_hidden_in_commands in menu_category block to control block usage in commands
    • BlockGeometryComponent and BlockMaterialInstancesComponent are experimental in JSON formats 1.19.40 and higher
    • Renamed minecraft:block_light_filter component to minecraft:light_dampening
    • Renamed GameTest Framework experiment to Beta APIs with core Minecraft APIs access
    • EntityHurtEvent will now fire on player death


    • Implemented execute-facing and execute-facing entity commands
    • I added the replace block overload to the /loot command
    • Implemented execute rotated and execute rotated as commands
    • Custom block setting with specific custom block property using the /setblock command
    • Copying a bubble column with the /clone command no longer results in invisible water

    Data-Driven Blocks

    • minecraft:direction blockProperty no longer exposed; blocks trigger a content error using the “minecraft” namespace

    Data-Driven Items

    • Support for recipes to utilize item tags directly instead of item names
    • Conversion of numerous recipes to item tags for backward compatibility
    • Custom Items, tags, and block tags function correctly with the minecraft:digger component


    • new is_baby actor filter returns true for baby entities
    • Fixed bool_property filters without specified values

    AI Goals

    • Resolved Iron Golems issue with mobs using minecraft:take_flower AI behavior
    • Exposed new data parameters in the minecraft: play AI behavior for active duration, start chance, search range, and follow distance configurations

    Entity Documentation

    • Removed The Wild Update entity behaviors and components’ experimental markers
    • Added documentation for minecraft:heartbeat
    • Updated entity events documentation


    • Events
      • Removed the tick event called every tick
      • Added to queue a callback for the next tick iteration
    • Block, BlockComponent, Entity, EntityComponent, and ItemStack
      • Restructured property ID to type ID for consistency

    GameTest Framework (Experimental)

    major breaking change in experimental JavaScript APIs:

    • Renamed script modules for consistency
    • Enabling eval() and Function() in manifest.json requires setting script_eval capability
    • Updated root path for imports
    • Deprecated use of scripts or prefixes for imports

    Source: Minecraft


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