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Minecraft Update 2.42 Adds The Wild Content & Over 40 Bug Fixes

Mojang Studios has announced the Minecraft update 2.42 patch notes for your viewing pleasure, which adds a host of new content in the shape of Minecraft The Wild. Read up on the latest Minecraft patch notes below.

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New Features:

Deep Dark

In the depths of the Overworld, you will find one of the scariest biomes in all of Minecraft. Buried undergound, especially at the bottom of mountainous regions, this area is filled with sculk blocks, ancient structures, loot chests, and one, single, solitary mob. To navigate the deep dark, you need to sneak, use Silk Touch, and above all else – don’t wake the warden!


The only mob that spawns in the deep dark is none other than the warden. The warden will only make an appearance if its slumber is disturbed, which means that brave explorers must sneak around very quietly. Quick movements risk setting off a sculk sensor that trigger a sculk shrieker. If you have the misfortune of hearing it pierce through the silent shroud of the deep dark, it’s time to get out. Even though the warden can’t see, this doesn’t slow it down but works to its advantage. The warden can sniff out any intruders and uses vibrations to detect their exact location.

Sculk Blocks

There are five different types of sculk blocks to be found in the deep dark. If you want to mine them, you will need to stay stealthy and use Silk Touch. The sculk block is a great decorative block thanks to its atmospheric glow. The sculk sensor is a redstone block that detects vibrations, so walk carefully or use a wool block to muffle your steps. The sculk catalyst spreads sculk around it and sculk veins generate around patches of sculk that spawn from the sculk catalyst. Finally, the sculk shrieker is possibly the most dangerous block of all since it will summon the warden if you’re not careful!

Recovery Compass and Echo Shards

The recovery compass is the solution for finding the way back to the last location you died. Loot chests in ancient cities to discover echo shards and craft one for yourself!

Mangrove Swamp Biome

Towering trees, wide roots, small saplings, and muddy terrain make up the new mangrove swamps. Found in areas with high temperatures and high humidity, this new swamp also introduces mangrove trees and mud blocks, bringing a wide range of new materials to craft builds inspired by the beauty of the Overworld!

Mangrove Trees/Wood

Mangrove trees introduce a brand-new type of wood block to build with, the logs can be crafted into planks, stairs, buttons, slabs, fences, doors, signs, and pressure plates. You can also craft with the mangrove tree’s leaves, roots, and small saplings called propagules!

Mud Blocks

Mud can be found all over mangrove swamps and crafted with wheat into packed mud! Use it to craft a variety of mud brick blocks including stairs, slabs, and walls. This block is also renewable by using a water bottle on dirt, so there is no risk of running out of mud. Placing Mud above a block that has pointed dripstone underneath will eventually turn the mud block into clay!

Frogs and Tadpoles

Frogs feed on small slimes, breathe on land and in water, and lay eggs called frogspawn. The eggs will hatch and turn into tadpoles, making this the first mob that isn’t bred from a smaller version of itself! There are three different types to discover – temperate frogs, warm frogs, and cold frogs – so getting your hands on all three means that you will need to travel through the Overworld!

Froglight Blocks

These luminous blocks come in three different variants depending on which frog type produces it. If you want to light up your base with ochre, verdant, or pearlescent froglights, you will need to figure out a way to feed a frog a very small magma cube!


The winner of the Minecraft Live 2021 Mob Vote is flying into Minecraft! Instantly recognizable by its luminous blue sheen, you won’t lose this mob once you find it. Hand it an item and it will pick up matching items it finds in the world. It loves music and will drop items if it hears a note block playing nearby. The allay spawns in pillager outposts and woodland mansions and is waiting for you to set it free!

Boat in Chest

The Wild Update makes it possible for you to craft a boat with a chest on it, which is convenient since there are plenty of new blocks to bring back from your new adventures!

Goat Horn

Dropped by goats that ram into hard blocks and can be used to make a variety of sounds! Can you find all eight variants?

New Music

Added new music by Lena Raine and Samuel Åberg

Music Disc 5

Unlike other discs, it can only be obtained by finding and crafting nine disc fragments together

These disc fragments can be found rarely in ancient city chests

Mobile players: To hear the new music, you will need to download the updated Minecraft Original Music Pack, available FREE from Marketplace

New Achievements

It Spreads – Kill a mob next to a catalyst

Birthday Song – Have an Allay drop a cake at a note block

With Our Powers Combined! – Have all 3 froglights in your inventory

Sneak 100 – Sneaking next to a Sculk Sensor without triggering it

Vanilla Parity:


Fixed an issue causing baby Llamas to fire llama spit from above their head (MCPE-144948)

Mirrored the Spider’s left legs (MCPE-152927)


Updated Boat item icon textures to make them consistent with Java Edition (MCPE-153353)


Fences and Walls no longer connect to Bells and Brewing Stands (MCPE-152757)

Fixed a bug where the Brewing Stand’s arms textures did not touch the base (MCPE-152932)

Moved the Brewing Stand’s base UVs and updated the base texture

Fixed the Brewing Stand’s arms rotation

Created a better transition between the End Portal Frame side texture and the End Stone (MCPE-152930)

Removed unused pixels in the End Rod texture (MCPE-152929)

Updated the Mycelium’s side texture to match other dirt-based textures (MCPE-152928)

Fixed Light Blocks being destroyable from within while underwater (MCPE-148393)

Wandering Trader

The Wandering Trader no longer opens or closes doors (MCPE-113452)

The Wandering Trader now randomly moves around (MCPE-45756)

The Wandering Trader now matches Java Edition’s drinking sounds (MCPE-47057)

The Wandering Trader now has disappear/reappear sound effects when gaining/losing Invisibility

The Wandering Trader can now be named with a Name Tag (this will not prevent it from despawning)


Shulkers are now fire immune (MCPE-33236)

Shulkers now remain in upright position in vehicles (MCPE-115269)

Shulkers no longer fail to spawn when there’s another Shulker at relative negative y and x axis

Spectator Mode (Experimental):

Our initial implementation of Spectator Mode will not include every feature available in the Java Edition (such as “mob view”, speed control, etc.), we have chosen to focus on the parts of spectator mode that we hope will be most useful. We would like to hear about bugs you have found with the features that are included currently, and you may now report these at bugs.mojang.com if they have not been reported already. Any additional parity breaks, feature requests, or suggestions for what to add next should be made through feedback.minecraft.net.

What’s Currently in Scope

Enabling and Disabling

Players can switch to and from Spectator using the Settings Menu and the ‘/gamemode spectator’ command, if cheats are enabled. Player inventory, health, held items etc are unchanged when switching into spectator mode and then out again


Spectators are always flying and cannot become grounded

(For this version we will not attempt movement parity with Java edition, but may do more in this area later)

World Interactions

Spectators pass through solid blocks and entities without any collisions

Spectators can see out of solid objects

Spectators are not affected by any in-game blocks, mobs, items, portals, or effects and cannot take damage

Portals currently affect spectators, but this is a bug we intend to fix in the future

Spectators cannot use items or interact with blocks or mobs (for example, they cannot attack, feed, mount, or trade with mobs)

Spectators cannot open their inventory or interact with block UIs like chests (This is not in parity with Java yet)

Currently spectators that die drop their inventory, this is a known issue that we want to address

User Interface

Spectators have a reduced HUD that does not show the crosshair, hotbar, XP, health, hunger or armor

Visibility and Rendering

Spectators cannot be seen by mobs or other players except other spectators

Spectators appear as a transparent floating head (to those who can see them). The body, arms, legs, armor and held items are not rendered.

Currently the transparency does not work correctly for all skin selection types, this is a known issue

When playing in first person, spectators do not see their arm or held item


Spectators generate chunks as normal (This is not in parity with Java yet)

Spectators don’t cause mobs to spawn

Spectator Bug Fixes:

Custom input mapping for Spectator Mode added

Spectators are now unable to attack

Spectators are now unable to build

Spectators are now unable to drop items

Spectators are now unable to use items

Spectators are now unable to open inventory

Spectators are now unable to interact with the world through input

Spectators are now unable to interact with chests or other container UI

Spectators no longer fly slowly when entering Spectator Mode from ground

Players enter noclip and flying when enabling Spectator Mode

Players stop riding, using items, sleeping, and gliding when entering Spectator Mode

Double-jump no longer breaks Spectator Mode


Performance / Stability

Fixed several crashes that could occur during gameplay

Fixed a crash that could occur during splitscreen play

Fixed a crash that could occur when lightning hits a Lightning Rod in certain scenarios

Fixed several crashes that could occur on some Marketplace worlds

Fixed a crash that could occur when players are battling each other and both players are wearing Thorns enchanted Armor (MCPE-153593)

Fixed a crash that could occur when players died while affected by Wither

Fixed a crash which could occur when trading with a Villager that last traded with a disconnected player

Fixed a crash that would occasionally occur in Villages on iOS

Cleaned up leftover biome/block/light memory when leaving a world

Fixed an issue that caused Marketplace downloads to get stuck in queue (MCPE-54531)

Fixed being unable to edit characters in the Dressing Room on Nintendo Switch (MCPE-156209)


Fixed an issue that caused the player to take fall damage after getting into a Bed while falling (MCPE-153122)

Fixed issue where the Invert Y Axis setting was not working correctly with touch controls

The player can now slide from movement directions to jump and not get interrupted when jump and sneak are swapped on ‘Classic’ touch controls (MCPE-151149)

World Generation

Several improvements to level chunk blending


Mobs do not get stuck into open Trapdoors anymore (MCPE-154106)

Fixed an issue causing the Parrot’s head to always face the player while riding the player. We couldn’t handle the constant staring (MCPE-152510)

Villagers will no longer begin sleeping while riding something near a Bed

Illagers are now allowed to migrate to other villages and progress raids (MCPE-151310)

Trader Llamas can now breed after being fed Hay Bales

Trader Llamas will no longer be persistent after being unleashed from the Wandering Trader (MCPE-102302)


Fixed a bug where End Crystal beams would point far above their target blocks

Blocks affected by gravity now fall correctly on replaceable blocks (MCPE-152937)

Slabs can once again be placed continuously (MCPE-151887)

Torches can no longer be placed on Bells


Fixed incorrect names for White Dye, Black Dye, Brown Dye, and Blue Dye (MCPE-153522)

Fixed a bug where an undamaged tool, such as Pickaxe, when name-changed on an Anvil, would fail to work correctly when used for the first time (MCPE-152637)

The recipes for Minecart with Chest/Hopper/TNT are now shapeless

Fixed a bug where the Trident, Bow, Spyglass and Crossbow would not render when picked up by a Fox (MCPE-135346)

Fixed a bug causing z-fighting to occur on bottom of player’s head while wearing a Skull (MCPE-149125)

Each Minecart variant (Chest/Hopper/TNT) drops itself as a single item when broken, instead of splitting into two items (such as Chest and Minecart)


Fixed an issue that caused Leads to render on top of Glass (MCPE-145764)

Fixed a bug causing the fire animation to flicker when the player is standing in a Lava Cauldron while in Creative mode (MCPE-148999)

Fixed an issue that could cause severe visual glitches when using emotes more than once (MCPE-155049)

Fixed graphical corruption issues on Android devices (MCPE-155509)

User Interface

Minor changes have been made for Xbox players when switching accounts while the game is open. See this article for details

Shift-clicking items will once again combine items of same type into a stack (MCPE-153992)

Added settings to change duration of notifications

The “Submit Feedback” button is now described as a link by Text-To-Speech

Added appropriate messaging when there is no internet connection on Xbox devices

Fixed enchantment option on Pocket UI Profile not being displayed

Fixed a bug where items could be dropped by clicking in the dark gray area of the left side of player inventory when using Furnace, Blast Furnace, Smoker, Enchant Table, Grindstone, Brewing Stand, Anvil, Beacon, and Smithing Table

Players can now sign in with a QR code on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation consoles

Featured Servers message text is no longer centered

“Controller lost connection” prompt will now be shown after the world generation screen if a controller was disconnected while on that screen

Technical Updates:

Updated Add-On Template Packs

Updated Add-On templates for 1.19.0 with new resources, behaviors, and documentation, are available to download at aka.ms/MCAddonPacks

Performance / Stability

Fixed a crash when loading a Behavior Pack with non-JSON object in entity components, component_groups, and “add”/”remove” events (MCPE-151377, MCPE-151380)

Fixed a crash that could occur when attempting to render blocks that rely on biome data

Fixed a crash when attempting to access a null entity

Fixed a crash in variant related to thrown potions and invalid potion IDs

Avoid crashes on certain devices when parsing Molang expressions with many OR or AND operators


Volume instances are now stored in the world, persisting between play sessions

Limit path strings and localized ID strings in data-driven blocks to 256 characters

Limit the length of crafting tag strings in CraftingTableComponent to 64 characters

Limit the number of elements in the material_instancesfield of the BlockMaterialInstancesComponent to 64

Limit the number of elements in the conditionsand block_filter fields of the BlockPlacementFieldComponent to 64

Updated documentation for originand size fields of the minecraft:block_collision and minecraft:aim_collision components

Set stack limit for brewing station result slot to 1, as to avoid getting input stacks being overwritten when the brew is complete

Tied consume animation to consume duration

Content errors for data-driven blocks improved to log resource pack, file, and block identifier

Limit length of the minecraft:geometryfield of BlockGeometryComponent to 256 characters

Updated documentation for specific string types “Localization String”, “Path String”, and “Identifier String”


The ‘/spreadplayers’ command will now avoid more hazardous locations

Reload command will now discover new function and script files

When a Command Block clones itself twice with the ‘/clone’ command, the cloned Command Block will now activate on the first try (MCPE-122188)

Command selectors now correctly identify players by name instead of their name tag

Title commands fired before a client was done joining will now show instead of being ignored

Added the ‘replace entity’ overload to the ‘/loot’ command

Fixed an issue with teleporting an entity to a chunk that has not been loaded since before 1.18.30 would result in the loss of that entity

Dedicated Server

Enabled the Windows Dedicated Server console to read UTF-16 encoded Unicode input (BDS-3791)


Entities that use KnockbackRoarGoal can once again properly use entity filters to determine damage

Actor properties can now be applied to player entities. Updated network protocol version to support this (MCPE-129628)

Actors using movement prediction will once again teleport smoothly

Added in a check to prevent an actor that is a passenger from being ridden by the vehicle it is on, preventing an infinite loop looking for the root vehicle (MCPE-133774)

Exposed new data parameter “can_sleep_while_riding” for “minecraft.behavior.sleep”. If set to false, the goal will not start if the mob is riding

The is_moving filter now returns the correct value when an actor is moving

Added a target_block_filters to “behavior.move_to_block” and “is_waterlogged” filter test to prevent mobs from moving to blocks underwater (MCPE-153783)


Updated fog JSON schema to allow distance fog settings to use negative value as ‘fog_start’. Allowing nearby blocks to also be tinted with fog color

Added adjustable fog effect that can expand or shrink over time. Users will get the sense of eyes adjusting when going into water

Item Components

Added new data-driven Item component minecraft:chargeable- Allows the item to be charged (like Apples or Bows) when the use action button is held on_complete – Trigger executed when the items use duration has been completed


Avoid clearing temp Molang variables during hand rendering

GameTest Framework


GameTest module type changed from “javascript” to “script” in manifest.json. Added an optional attribute “language” which has only one supported value – javascript.

New JavaScript modules in manifest.json should look as follows:

“modules”: [


“description”: “JavaScript module code”,

“language”: “javascript”,

“type”: “script”,

“uuid”: “<your UUID>”,

“version”: [0, 0, 1],

“entry”: “scripts/main.js”



mojang-gametest module: Test

Added function rotateVector- Rotates a vector relative to the GameTest structure rotation

Removed constraint on maximum travel distance from GameTest structure for SimulatedPlayer.

mojang-minecraft module


Added function setRotation(degreesX: number, degreesY: number)- Sets the rotation of the Entity

Added read-only property rotation: XYRotation- Gets the rotation of the Entity

Removed property bodyRotation- Note: Use rotation.y instead


Renamed class PitchYawRotationto XYRotation

Renamed property pitchto x

Renamed property yawto y

New events:

Added event buttonPushEvent – fires when a button is pushed

Added event events.projectileHit- Fires when a projectile hits a Block or Entity

Added event events.itemStartUseOn- Sent when the player first interacts with a block

Added event events.itemStopUseOn- Sent when fire if the block is successfully interacted with and the block has changed – such as when grass is turned to a path with a Shovel

Added event events.itemStartCharge- Sent when the player first starts using a charging/animated item

Added event events.itemCompleteCharge- Sent when the item has completed its charge action

Added event events.itemReleaseCharge- Sent when the user has finished using the item and released the build action

Added event events.itemStopCharge- Sent either when the player has finished an items use cycle or when the player has released the use action with the item

ItemStartUseOnEvent Added read only property buildBlockLocation- The result build block position. Useful for determining where a block was placed

Added member player?: Playerto the LeverActivate event – The player that activated the lever

New property on Player: onScreenDisplay : ScreenDisplay – exposes a new interface to trigger on screen content.

ScreenDisplay Type

setTitle(title : String, options? : TitleDisplayOptions) – cause a title to show up on the player’s HUD, optionally specifying the subtitle and fade in, stay and fade out times

clearTitle() – clear title and subtitle

updateSubtitle(subtitle : String) – update the subtitle (but not the title)

setActionBar(text : String) – set the action bar text

TitleDisplayOptions object

subtitle? : String – optional subtitle

fadeInSeconds : Int – number of seconds to fade in new title and subtitle

staySeconds : Int – number of seconds to have the title and subtitle stay on screen

fadeOutSeconds : Int – number of seconds to fade out title and subtitle

Support of dynamic properties that script can use to persist data per-World or per-Entity. Note that properties must be registered using the propertyRegistry in the new WorldInitialize event.


Added function defineNumber(identifier: string): void- Defines a dynamic number property

Added function defineString(identifier: string, maxLength: number): void- Defines a dynamic string property

Added function defineBoolean(identifier: string): void- Defines a dynamic boolean property

Added event worldInitialize(worldInitializeEvent: WorldInitializeEvent)- Fires during world load and contains the property registry used for declaring dynamic properties


Added function registerEntityTypeDynamicProperties(propertiesDefinition: DynamicPropertiesDefinition, entityType: EntityType)- Registers dynamic property definitions for the given EntityType

Added function registerWorldDynamicProperties(propertiesDefinition: DynamicPropertiesDefinition)- Registers property definitions for the world

World object/Entity object additions:

Added function setDynamicProperty(identifier: string, value: boolean | string | number)- Adds a dynamic property to the world/entity

Added function getDynamicProperty(identifier: string): boolean | string | number- Gets a dynamic property from the world/entity if it exists, otherwise returns undefined

Added function removeDynamicProperty(identifier: string): boolean- Removes a dynamic property value from the world/entity

Updated the GameTest Framework interface to add read-only scoreboard support.


scoreboard : Scoreboard – Access world’s scoreboard


scoreboard : ScoreboardIdentity – Access the entities scoreboard identity

Scoreboard – Object representing the scoreboard data

getObjective(objectiveId : String) : ScoreboardObjective – Method to get a specific objective (by id)

getObjectives : ScoreboardObjective[] – Method to get all objectives

getParticipants : ScoreboardIdentity[] – Method to get all scoreboard identities

ScoreboardObjective – Object representing a scoreboard objective

id : String – (read-only) scoreboard identifier

displayName : String – (read-only) scoreboard display name

getParticipants : ScoreboardIdentity[] – Method to get all objective participant identities

getScores : ScoreboardScoreInfo[] – Method to get the score info for all participants

getScore(participant : ScoreboardIdentity) : Int – Method to get the score value of a participant

ScoreboardIdentity – Object representing a scoreboard participant

type : ScoreboardIdentityType – (read-only) enum representing the type of identity

id : Int – (read-only) Unique identifier for the identity

displayName : String – (read-only) display name for the identity

getEntity : Entity – get the Entity handle associated with the identity

ScoreboardIdentityType – Enum representing identity types : .Entity – An entity .FakePlayer – A fake identity .Player – A player

ScoreboardScoreInfo – Score-Identity pair for an objective

participant : ScoreboardIdentity – (read-only) The participant

score : Int – (read-only) The score


Added /script profilercommand to create GameTest script performance traces. Script profiles should be written to the Minecraft logging folder. See this article for more information on the Script Profiler.

Dedicated Server has been updated to allow servers to explicitly list which script modules they want loaded when running scripts. A default configuration file is located at /config/default/permissions.json. Without this new file, all script modules are disabled by default. See this article for more information on usage of scripts plus servers.