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

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    Penny Support Team
    Beacon of Knowledge Super Star Support Team Member

    We are thrilled to announce that we've released the GOAT beta, which contains both the Nether update (1.16) and the Caves and Cliffs part 1 release (1.17)!   For information about the release check out this article: https://aka.ms/MEEBeta 

    Our betas normally last 4-6 weeks before we release to general availability.  

  • Penny Support Team
    Beacon of Knowledge Super Star Support Team Member

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • We are we going to get the update January 2022 or later?

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

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  • Minecraft EDU Team Community manager
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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Team Community manager
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    Minecraft Education Edition Beta 1.16?

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    Alam Serrano
    • 10 months ago
     
    Minecraft Education Edition will have a beta of the Nether Update ?, 
    I saw that they made a beta of the bee update.
    And my question is if they will do something similar but with the Nether update?
     
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      Penny COMMUNITY TEAM
      • 3 months ago
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      We know everyone is very excited to know more about our next update!  We don't have any dates to share yet, however we will post an annoucement to the Community Hub as soon as we have details about our next release.  This post has more details about our releases in general:  When will Minecraft: Education Edition get the latest Bedrock features? – Minecraft: Education Edition Support

      In the meantime, check out the library for new worlds and lessons that we continue to add!

       
       
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      Alam Serrano
      • 1 year ago
       
       
      My question was another, what I wanted to know was if they had planned to make a beta of 1.16 (Nether Update)?
       
       
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      Kyle M COMMUNITY TEAM
      • 1 year ago
       
       

      Hello Alam Serrano,

      Yes we will eventually have a Beta with the Nether update. I do not have a time estimate to share at this time.

       
       
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      Nicholas Tatum
      • 10 months ago
       
       

      Has The 1.16 update come out yet for education edition

       
       
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      Luciano Pimentel
      • 7 months ago
       
       

      When will Minecraft education edition have the nether update?

       
       
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      Ali Hadi
      • 5 months ago
       
       

      i agree

       
       
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      Jonna Leino
      • 5 months ago
       
       

      Hi Community Team! I Have been Waiting For 1.16 To Education Edition, So Is There Any Info About When Its Going To Come? I Wish It Could Already Be There Since I Don't Have Money Or Good PC For Java. 

      I Hope For Respond As Soon As Possible :)

       
       
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      Mathias Hall
      • 5 months ago
       
       

      We have been waiting so long for the 1.16 update will it come out ?

       

       

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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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  • 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 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

    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

    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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  • Minecraft EDU Official Community manager
    Moderator

    Updates and a little Feature

    Pavel Smith

    I think Minecraft education edition should be the latest version of the full Minecraft bedrock (1.16). Also, whenever a player throws a snowball at a mob or player they should be able to throw the snowball at them instead of throwing the snowball at the side of the player or mob just to hit them.0

     

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  • Cameron Schoenfeld

    When will the nether update be coming out for education edition?

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  • Brandon Alfaro

    Is nobody else’s music discs not work in a jukebox cuz mine aren’t.

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  • Julian Krynytskyy

    Minecraft EDU Official

    thanks for telling us we are glad they might do that i will be suprised if they do it!

    its true i really wanted the update to come. at least the nether update will be good!

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  • Julian Krynytskyy

    also i want the jukbox to work corectly

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  • Omar Teyba

    If the new update is coming when will it be released? Another question can there be a marketplace and custom skins? other than that thanks! :]

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  • Jim S

    it will begin updating when 1.18 is released to minecraft, and that could take another year

    also id like to ask mods why there are char limits on messages you guys forced me to oversimplify this a lot

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  • Micah M Community team
    Beacon of Knowledge Super Star

    We are happy to see how much you've been enjoying 1.16 and 1.17 in Bedrock and want to say we are as excited as you about all the new features. We are sorry about the delay for 1.16 and will do our best in the future to stay closer to Bedrock's current version. I'm happy to say we are working right now to get Education Edition onto version 1.17 and making sure all of the Education features work correctly with both the Nether and Caves & Cliffs part 1.

    @... and Anthony (Mr Tony) Bryant thank you both for providing feedback. I want to assure you that we are constantly reading the comments on this site and incorporating them into planning for future updates. While we unfortunately can't do every item that's asked, and it sometimes it takes longer than we'd like to complete them, we truly value your thoughts and suggestions and do our best to incorporate as many as possible into updates.

    I can also hopefully offer some insights into why Education Edition is different than Bedrock. Deborah and Dan made some great observations - it comes down to the fact that Education Edition is designed to be used by teachers and students in a school setting for educational purposes while Bedrock is designed to be used by an individual as entertainment. That results in a number of differences, like making sure that all the content that appears in the Library is educational, to having different permissions for teachers and students to only allowing multiplayer between people in the same educational environment. Additionally, app stores have different requirements for educational applications and consumer games so in some cases we aren't event allowed to have the same features in Bedrock and Education Edition.

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  • Yee maybe but they still need to code due to a thing called Bugs

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  • AdamS

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    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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