Minecraft’s new Bedrock update features 9 diverse default skins

Mojang and Microsoft have announced that a new Bedrock update is rolling out in Minecraft which contains plenty of new additions, fixes, spectator mode, refined touch controls, nine new default character skins, and more. Minecraft fans will now have more options when starting the game as previously the popular sandbox game only featured two default skins, Steve and Alex. Now there are nine new skins to chose from, offering fans more diversity when creating a character. The new default character skins are for Makena, Efe, Noor, Kai, Ari, Sunny, and Zuri. The patch notes for the new Minecraft Bedrock update are extensive, so we have only included a sample below. Without further ado here’s some of the changes:


Spectator Mode has made its way into Minecraft: Bedrock Edition! This feature has been experimental for a little while but has now made its way into the game with no experimental toggle required. Here’s a quick write up of this new game mode and how it can be used:

  • When cheats are enabled, players can go in and out of Spectator Mode using the Personal Game Mode option in World Settings or the ‘/gamemode spectator’ command
  • Spectators have a reduced HUD that does not show the crosshair, hotbar, XP, health, hunger, or armor
  • Players’ inventory, health, held items, etc, are unchanged when switching in and out of Spectator Mode
  • Spectators are always flying and cannot be grounded
  • Spectators pass through solid blocks and entities without collision
  • Spectators can see out of solid objects when inside blocks
  • Spectators cannot take damage and are not affected by any blocks, mobs, items, portals, or effects
  • Spectators cannot use items or interact with blocks or mobs
  • Spectators cannot open their inventory or interact with block screens, like Chests or Furnaces
  • Spectators cannot be seen by mobs or other players, except other players in Spectator Mode
    • Spectators appear as a transparent floating head to other players in Spectator Mode
  • Spectators are not needed to sleep to pass the night
  • When playing in first person perspective, spectators do not see their arm or held item
  • Spectators generate chunks, if they fly to new chunks
  • Spectators do not spawn any mobs
  • Non-persistent mobs around spectators will check for distance to any non-spectators when deciding if they should despawn
  • Commands can select and act on spectators

A list of fixes since the last release can be found below in the Vanilla Parity section below.

New Touch Controls

  • New touch controls are now enabled on touch devices by default
  • Players can choose between “Joystick & tap to interact”, “Joystick & aim crosshair”, or “D-Pad & tap to interact”

New Default Skins

  • New characters have joined Steve and Alex! These character skins can be selected in the Dressing Room


  • Updated the model and texture of the Vex
  • The Vex retains a slightly larger hitbox to make it easier to fight

Full extensive patch notes can be found here


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