We’re thrilled to announce that the long-awaited features of Minecraft 1.16 (Nether update) and 1.17 (Caves and Cliffs part 1) are coming to Minecraft: Education Edition! Check out these coming features and more in our GOAT Beta which is live today!
There are many new features to try, including:
- Structure block updates
- Library updates
- Photos can be items
- New biomes such as the Basalt Deltas
- Large updates to the Nether
- New blocks, items and mobs, including goats!
- 40-person multiplayer sessions
View our Feature Walkthrough Minecraft Education Edition GOAT Beta article for more exciting features that can be found in this beta.
Beta Known issues:
Coding: On rare occasions, while coding in Code Builder, the code may run out of order or skip steps.
UNESCO Global Build Challenge: Unable to continue dialog with NPC near start and unable to leave the conversation.
We'd love to get your feedback about the release, from technical issues to any thoughts about our new features! Find out how to join the beta here!
Our betas normally last 4-6 weeks before we release to general availability. However, we are not able to provide an exact release date at this time.
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