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When will Minecraft: Education Edition get the latest Bedrock features?

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  • Official comment
    Penny Support Team

    Great news - we will be releasing the GOAT beta in the next week, including the Nether update (1.16), Caves and Cliffs (1.17), updated Structure block functionality and more!  For information about the release check out this article: https://aka.ms/MEEBeta 

  • Arif Ziqqri Omar

    Hey are you the want who send a message on my comment?

    And also are you the part of the mincraft education team?

     

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  • Penny Support Team

    Hi @... - yes to both of your questions!

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  • Scarycooldude!! Fire

    Wait, the next update is gonna be the latest version of minecraft bedrock? Will the next update of minecraft edu have a marketplace? (from minecraft bedrock)

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  • Tomas Turijan Sanchez

    You know like the nether update why not like end up date to all Minecraft

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  • Scarycooldude!! Fire

    In the next update, will there be a 'use experimental gameplay' option?

    Also, will the pause screen look different? (like this)

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  • ALEXANDER MUELLER

    Hey at least we can still find nether fortresses in education edition because the 1.16 nether update all but removed fortresses.

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  • Milo Wearn

    So why not just merge the versions together? M:BE already has education mode in it, so why not just use a modified version of that?

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  • BRADY WILBY-SAYER

    AdamS although it's supposed to be used for that it's also a free Minecraft with a little bit more things so more often then not people are going to use it for non educational purpose and Milo Wearn it is merged on pocketed  

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  • AdamS

    @...

    As the Bedrock/Java teams roll out exciting new features in Minecraft, our team needs some time to look over and understand how we can implement these new features in Minecraft: Education Edition. Our version of the game has unique features for use in the classroom and our team works to make sure any new features will be compatible with them. As such our version of Minecraft is typically about one update cycle behind the Bedrock/Java versions. When we have information on our next update we will be posting it on our official website!

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  • AdamS

    @...

    We have no information on when the next release is. You just need to keep an eye on the website and we will announce when it is ready. 

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  • AdamS

    @...

    Not a problem. There was big Minecraft Live event this last weekend where their team made some announcements. I will link to their page on that!

    https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/article/minecraft-live-the-recap

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  • dr

    Hello Im kinda new with minecraft education edition i just wanted to know if it would be able to download mods 

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  • AdamS

    Hey DR

    Thanks for reaching out. Currently Minecraft: Education Edition does not officially support any mods, add-ons, texture packs, or skins. We do this to make sure the game is running as smoothly as possible for our teachers to use in their classrooms. If we ever add these features we will post the information on the official website!

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  • Flakes Lies

    Minecraft education edition is the only minecraft I can play so I was hoping that one day they will update it if they could I would love that

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  • Julian Krynytskyy

    i love that mojang is working hard on projects and on mincon live they even put up Minecraft education Edition! now i love Minecraft even more that all of us can play it free and its more loved now! and i might even downlod the money virson

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  • Minecraft EDU Official Community manager
    Moderator

     "I am confused is minecraft education getting 1.16, once actual minecraft get 1.7?"

    Ahmad Mohammad adding your thought here - answer is above!
     
    Thanks Julian Krynytskyy we're glad you're glad!
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  • Minecraft EDU Official Community manager
    Moderator

    When Will Netherite Be Added To Minecraft Education Edition?

    Emmanuel Williams I am adding your comment below here from 10/23/20 so we have your voice all in one place! Thank you!

    I've been wanting to know when they will release the netherite update to mc education! I really hope you guys can add it because it looks very cool!

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  • Minecraft EDU Official Community manager
    Moderator

    Adding this convo in here! THank you Joseph Ortiz for sharing your thoughts! Your voice helps us prioritize as we bring Bedrock features to the game!

     

    Experimental Gameplay option

     
    When I was looking for an addon to add more exotic wildlife into the game to expand the list of animals I could talk about for my students, I noticed most of them require ‘Experimental Gameplay’ to be enabled in the world settings. So, I looked in the settings in-game, didn't find it. I looked for in the options panel of my world in the World Selection menu. Still didn't find it. I decided to look for information online to help me in my little quest. I found a few pages that show it located in the options panel on the World Selection menu underneath the ’Simulation Distance’ slider. I went their figuring I might have looked over it when searching for it, mistaking it for the other options. Turns out, it isn't there. I'm hoping in the next update be it 1.17, 1.18, or whatever the next update will be, we'll be able to enable it for our worlds. Thanks for reading my wishlist post!
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      Dan Noble COMMUNITY MODERATOR
      • 1 day ago
       
       

      Hi Joseph, 

      Experimental Gameplay is a feature that is in the consumer "Bedrock" version of Minecraft that allows you to run content that is still in development. 

      It is not currently in the Education edition. 

      I'd like to see more creatures too! 

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  • Nathan Wright

    Please update the game, I just read that we probaly wont get 1.16 untill mid 2021.

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  • Minecraft EDU Team Community manager
    Moderator
     
     

    Can we add the items from 1.16, It fun having new stuff added into the game not only that but some people don't have the money to buy the actual game and experience these things which is really sad and if you think about adding more stuff expands the users imagination.

    • Bryan Sanders COMMUNITY MODERATOR
      • 12 hours ago

      Usually the Education Edition is behind the Java edition with the newest items added ... so, stay tuned! It's coming!

       
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      To clear this up... MC:EE is 1 version behind (*cough* for some reason they decided to put in R14 and R15 at the same time so it was technically 2 versions behind *cough*) as of the current update. But if there was an official way to mod MC:EE... we could add our own stuff. Something like a visual modding program.

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  • Minecraft EDU Official Community manager
    Moderator

    Minecraft Education Update

    Arun Sankar
    1 month ago
    I want to know when Minecraft Edu will update to the 1.16 as when we have free time at schools they usually play survival and want to play in the latest version so I suggest that there be a launcher that we can change the version similar to the java launcher.

     

    Arun Sankar

    You have probably seen this already but Minecraft Education is based on the Bedrock Minecraft codebase, however we normally run about one full version behind the Bedrock production version. When we start work on our next release, we adopt the latest version of Bedrock possible based on their production cycle and how it fits into ours. Our next release will contain many of the new Bedrock features that are live today.

    We do not give out release dates before the team has announced those to the public on the official website. When it is announced we will be posting it for everyone to see!

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  • Minecraft EDU Team Community manager
    Moderator

    when is the nether update for minecraft edu it its on all minecraft bedrock platforms

     

    when is the nether update for minecraft edu it its on all minecraft bedrock platforms

     
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  • Minecraft EDU Official Community manager
    Moderator

    The Minecraft Update

     
    Shaion Ali
    • 2 hours ago Please see this thread Shaion - it is currently being worked on!
     

    When will the netherite gear come out in minecraft education? and all the normal minecraft updates

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  • Liam Pohlman

    One question I always had is why we don't have achievements? I have played Minecraft 2 years since it got out and since I'm in school and want to play Minecraft but we don't have achievements which kind of makes it boring for me. I also was wondering when the latest version of Minecraft will come to Education Edition. 

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  • Minecraft EDU Official Community manager
    Moderator

    Atharv Dhiman thanks for adding your thoughts on having parity with Bedrock. Please see this thread where others have asked the same, and read at the top our latest response. We currently are working on this and your voice matters!


    I am playing Minecraft Education Edition for 1 year and I have been playing Minecraft Java Edition for 6 months . I have noticed that there are custom skins in java but not in education . I have played the trial for bedrock and we can add custom skins in it . education edition's layout is based on the bedrock edition . so please give us an option to add custom skins and mods . I have also noticed that education edition is 2 step behind java and bedrock edition in updates . Can you add an option to change the version of education and please update the version of education as cave update is gonna come and my friends who don't have java or bedrock are crying because they don't have the nether update in education . please add the nether update in education . I hope you see my request and add the following things I said . We would be pleased if you update our version of Minecraft and add custom skins


    2 hours ago
    the education edition is 1 step behind java and bedrock edition . I mistakenly said 2 step behind

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  • Minecraft EDU Official Community manager
    Moderator

    Nether Update 

    My students were asking about the nether update. I think it is useful as they want to explore new areas in minecraft and get bored. It would be nice to know when the nether update is coming to minecraft education edition? Thanks.

     
     
    • Official comment
       
       
       

      Hey everyone,

      Thanks for your input and feedback.

      As the Bedrock/Java teams roll out exciting new features in Minecraft, our team needs some time to look over and understand how we can implement these new features in Minecraft: Education Edition. Our version of the game has unique features for use in the classroom and our team works to make sure any new features will be compatible with them. As such our version of Minecraft is typically about one update cycle behind the Bedrock/Java versions. When we have information on our next update we will be posting it on our official website!

       
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      Slayde Kerner
      • 4 months ago
       
       

      Sorry for the news but the nether update is most likley not going to come for a while. If you look at the pinned message at the Technical Q&A thread they say why.

      They wait till the last possible revision of the current version before updating as they want everything to be stable. This means we will always pretty much be at least one version behind

       
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      so sad

       
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      my students really want the nether update they keep asking me if they can download it because they want to see the sites of the nether and being a geography teacher Minecraft helps lots with my students.

       
       
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      Chris Fuge COMMUNITY MODERATOR
       
       

      The nether update is definitely a cool addition to the game, but there are plenty of unique and rare biomes to explore in the over world too. I have always liked mapping and exploring worlds. I recently found a biome finder website that is really amazing. You might really enjoy it as a geography teacher. Check it out:
      https://www.chunkbase.com/apps/biome-finder

       
       
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      please add the nether update we all want to see the new piglins,netherite

       
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      The new blocks for the nether update are sooooo cool!  

    • When will the nether update be in Minecraft edu?

       
       
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      Merry David Rodriguez
      • 5 hours ago
       
       

      yea my students are happy for the new update

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      but what is the new update going to be??

       
       
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      We need the nether update info

       

       
       
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      Give us the info on the nether update of when it’s going to come

       

       
       
       
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      Brandon Alfaro see above for update!
       

      When is the nether update going to come in Minecraft edu?

       

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  • Minecraft EDU Official Community manager
    Moderator

    Recipes and Achievements?

    FOLLOW
     
    Lorin Williams I am adding your comment here with all of the Bedrock updates so our developers see it. Thanks for your voice!
     
    Hi! I was wondering if Minecraft: Education Edition was going to get the update where you can get the “new recipes” pop up in the upper right corner when mining new blocks and/or picking up new items, and the update where achievements pop up at the bottom. Example: YaGirlLo made the achievement: Diamonds! That’s all I was wondering. Thank you!
     
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  • usayd12

    I've found a way to add custom skins!

     

    Hey Education Community, I have found a way to add custom skins!

    So, you can make your skins for java and bedrock on any website and download it to the launcher, right?

    Before you couldn't do that in Education Edition, but now you can!

    First, you make your skin like normal, and then there is an skin .mcpack creator from some guy on GitHub!

    Once you have downloaded the .mcpack file, import it and go to your skins section.
    Your skin will automatically be there!

    I've tested it and it works! But you'll need to do this individually for each skin you want to import :)

    Well, that's a new feature I figured out that is possible guys!
    The link to the .mcpack creator: Custom Skin Compiler for Minecraft


    See ya guys! Can't wait for the Nether Update to come to us ;)

    By the way, here is proof:
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  • Minecraft EDU Official Community manager
    Moderator

    the version updates should be added the same time they are relased

     
     
    Addison Falcao Addison Falcao I am adding your comment here with the rest. Can you tell us more - what impact would this change have on you?
    3 hours ago
     

    right now minecraft has the nether update but edu is still on the village and pillage update and it is really dum i want the more recent versions of mincraft

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