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

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  • Minecraft EDU Official Community manager
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    Feedback based on a month of building a world

     

    I got tasked by my university to create a world for simulating a product development process and after a month of building it I thought I would release a longish post here detailing all my hurdles and wishes for the future. I have background in Java technical Minecraft and command block creations and have been viewing the teaching experience creation through that experience.

    Let's start with some positives: the game runs much smoother than the Java version ever could hope to and barrier, deny and allow blocks are awesome tools. However, I have been let down again and again by the more technical side, or the lack thereof of the version. Here is everything I would have wanted to do in the version but haven't been able to because of lack of features.

    1: Display scoreboard values in a personal UI:

    With the world revolving around managing budgets and interacting with rival businesses, being able to display budgets to only certain players would be a crucial feature. It is a shame, teams, scoreboard data usage in JSON and data merging into signs is removed, because those are the three main options to display this data to certain people I would have used in Java edition.

    2: Organize teams

    I am honestly quite baffled by the lack of /team support in the education edition. I quess with younger students the version doesn't want to encourage competition or something? I have got around most team features with tags, but this just seems like a must have and would also enable personalised UI with “/scoreboard objectives setdisplay team” functionality while also streamlining map creation.

    3: Recipe management

    The original idea for the world was to simulate Research and Development -work done in a business by locking all recipes and allowing businesses to invest in research to unlock them again. It's a shame /recipe is only supported in Java version as I found out recently.

    4: Server hosting

    The world was originally meant to be up for a week for the students to be able to engage in the product development process on their own time, but after looking into Education Edition features, apparently server hosting is not supported and we have been forced to look for alternate methods.

    5: Full tellraw and execute functionality

    This was the only part I knew would not function equally from the start but I never knew how much behind these features were before I was trying to use them. Frankly using more advanced commands in Education Edition feels archaic, but that was the one thing I was prepared to suffer through.

    I wholeheartedly support the effort that is going into Education Edition and understand I should have done more thorough research into the capabilities of the tool I am using instead of assuming the things I do in Java would work here as well. However maybe because Microsoft/Mojang marketing has pushed the idea of Bedrock and Java having feature parity, it feels frustating that the supposed professonial version has been constricting my ability to create a functional and polished learning experience.

    The deadline for this project is soon enough that I know this post will not help me personally, but I hope this post encourages bringing more detailed automation tools into the arsenal of educational map creators in the future. Maybe I get to make a version 2.0 of our map at some point and actually feel satisfied, instead of feeling like doctor Frankenstein scraping together a monster made out of compromises and would haves.

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  • Minecraft EDU Official Community manager
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    Eetu Asikainen Thanks for this in-depth feedback! We've added it to our thread about Bedrock parity. Read above the thread to see some responses of what our team is up to in this department. Thank you for your voice!

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  • Minecraft EDU Official Community manager
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    Needs to make updates for mac and apple

    I think Minecraft education edition should be like java edition with the new nether update.Also you need to make some updates available to people on apple and mac

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  • Minecraft EDU Official Community manager
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    Hey Luke! Thanks for sharing. Adding your question here - the team is actively working on updating the version. You can read above for some of the reasoning. Thanks for your voice!

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  • Minecraft EDU Official Community manager
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    Education Edition Update Please

    Minecraft Education Edition is a great learning tool for my students but the new 1.16.1 update has new features like trading and that would be very helpful for my classroom.

    High Hopes, Jaden Dyson

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  • Minecraft EDU Official Community manager
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    Jaden Dyson thank you Jaden for your voice, it matters! It's helpful when you share specifics like trading. Please know the team is actively working on this  - stay tuned on this thread!

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  • Brandon Alfaro

    Usayd, question: how do we know if you actually did it is you only showed a picture not hot to do the process, also I’m on iPad, do you know how to do it on iPad? Reply if you do.

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  • Minecraft EDU Official Community manager
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    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.

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  • usayd12

    I'm sorry https://educommunity.minecraft.net/hc/en-us/profiles/406000145231-Brandon-Alfaro , but sadly there is only the tool for PC and Mac because iOS does not support the opening of .mcpack files. I think there is a way, but it is a lengthy process. But, if you want to try, here is the Reddit link: https://www.reddit.com/r/MCPE/comments/c7ueos/installing_mcpacks_in_ios_13/ 

    If this doesn't work, then there is no way for you or other iOS users to get custom skins.

     

    Thanks for the comment though! Bye!

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  • Minecraft EDU Official Community manager
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    better gaming

     

    can you guys please update the game and put netherate armer and weaponds in the game and pvp and bed wors and people around the world will enjoy and be together. all iim saying is just put pvp in game 

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  • Minecraft EDU Official Community manager
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    Add Achievements and Custom Skins

     

    "I hate not seeing achievements and it looks like I'm playing in a rip off of Minecraft and the skins I hate wearing skins that are not my own skin so fix that."

     

    Micah M wondering the reasoning/timeline behind achievements? We've had several players recently inquire. Thanks!

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  • Shadow Afton

    When will Minecraft: Education Edition get the new Nether Update and Custom Skins?

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  • Minecraft EDU Official Community manager
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    behavior packs and mash up packs

     

    There should be a button with packs you can get.

    If you do add packs then add mine coins to and you get mine coins based on your builds and how long you survive in survival mode.

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  • Garry Strait

    Sure, or I can find u a skinpack.

    PS: In Order to activate a skin pack, Open Minecraft, and double-click the file.

     

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  • Mariah Turner

    Yes please

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  • Mariah Turner

    will do

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  • Garry Strait

    Can You play Minecraft?

     

     

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  • Omar Mallouk

    Nobody is talking about how we could just jump right to the "Caves & Cliffs" update. its a much better reason to update education edition than 'I need netherite plz update'. You got realistic cave generation, geodes, stalagmites, stalactites, and much more.

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  • Minecraft EDU Official Community manager
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    The Nether Update

     

    Hello, I was wondering when the Nether Update will come out? Alot of other people have been waiting for this version ever since the Bee update came out. 

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  • Andrew L Support Team
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    Hi there Brandon Alfaro, Mariah Turner, @.... Minecraft: Education edition does not support custom skins or mods. All students and educators should be wary when following guides that claim they can install them, or running any third party programs that claim to affect M:EE in any way.

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  • Minecraft EDU Official Community manager
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    Excuse me, I want top ask about The NETHERITE update

    WHEN WILL it be added? And answer for those people who were asking what not bed wars and PVP, This is just because Education Edition was made for school purposes and coding.

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  • Andrew L Support Team
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    Hi everyone. My name is Andrew from the Community Team. I'd like to take this time to remind people posting not to post their personal information, including discord handles and personal email address

    I also recommend people posting to this thread to read our community agreements and guidelines below:

    https://educommunity.minecraft.net/hc/en-us/articles/360047151192-Community-Agreements 

    Have a great day!

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  • Jake Kelly

    When this is completed, will you also add experimental gameplay to education edition?

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  • Brandon Alfaro

    When will Minecraft get the netherite update? Or can’t you guys just tell Mojang to give you ( the Minecraft community ) the commands for the netherite update?.

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  • Minecraft EDU Official Community manager
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    Programmers art resource pack in Education Edition

     

    You should probably make it so the programmer's art textures are available in education edition as well... Like, y'know, as an extra resource pack to include in the game in case people like me prefer the old textures? It'd probably be disabled by default if added, though

     

    -Thanks Jake for your feedback! Please read and subscribe to this thread for M:EE / Bedrock updates.

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  • Minecraft EDU Official Community manager
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    I've heard about the new Caves & Cliffs update in the actual Minecraft, not the Educational Edition of Minecraft. There are also many other updates in Minecraft such as the Nether Update that the Education Edition of Minecraft also doesn't have. 

     

    -THanks Burke, please subscribe to this thread for the latest updates on Nether.

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  • Minecraft EDU Official Community manager
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    No Rush

    Jayevier Mendiola thank you for you question! Please subscribe to this thread for the latest updates on Bedrock updates.
     

    Alongside some peers, we were wondering if the Caves and Caverns Update would be implemented this year into the game, of course, there is no rush we understand it takes time to add main game updates into Education Edition, we were just so excited about the Caves and Caverns update that we just had to ask this question.

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  • Jonathan Hernandez

    when exactly will 1.16 be added to minecraft edu?

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  • Brandon Alfaro

    WHEN IN THE WORLD WILL THEY PUT THE NETHERITE UPDATE IN MINECRAFT EDU??!?!!

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  • Brandon Alfaro

    Is it just me or do my music discs don’t work when I put them in a jukebox?

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