Minecraft Bedrock Update 1.18.30 has arrived, overhauling the "Create New World" process, adding new Experimental Features, and fixing a ton of bugs.
The pace of updates for Minecraft's Java Edition has been pretty solid in recent weeks. The latest Snapshots have added Frogs and the Mangrove Swamp, fleshing out the robust amount of content in the game even further. Now, Mojang has revealed that Bedrock Edition players are getting a little love, too.
What's New in Minecraft Bedrock Update 1.18.30?
Minecraft Bedrock Update 1.18.30 adds a fair amount of improvements to the game. A good chunk of this patch is focused on bugfixing, but there are some new features to play around with, too, as reported by Windows Central.
The big-ticket item in this update is a change to the "Create New World" experience which you can see in the image above. This will be a much more straightforward process that clearly explains what everything does before you create a new world.
A bunch of new Experimental Features are making their debut on mobile and consoles with this update. The Deep Dark Biome, Ancient Cities, the Warden, and more can be toggled on when you create a new world. As always, one should keep in mind that there may be crashes or other issues with in-development features such as these.
The final major focus of this patch is to bring the gameplay and balance a little closer to what we have in Minecraft Java Edition. Dozens of changes are coming with this patch including the introduction of 64-bit seeds and balance changes such as making the Bedrock Edition Hunger meter progress more like the one in Java Edition.
There are, of course, other small changes here and there; you can read about all of the changes in the full Minecraft Bedrock Update 1.18.30 patch notes. If you haven't yet played this great game, you can buy Minecraft Bedrock Edition for PC, mobile, and consoles starting at $19.99 or your regional equivalent.