Update of Minecraft on Bedrock and Java: What Are the Differences?

Elina Rudkovsky


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Minecraft is one of the most widely played games in the world and it has been for quite a few years. As you may already know, Minecraft is available in two versions: Java Edition and Bedrock. While Java is aimed at PC users, it is possible for everyone else to install Bedrock Edition. Even though the game is the same at its core, there are a number of differences between these versions. Recently, the game received the 1.18 update, and here is what these versions offer now.

Before the update, the difference between Java and Bedrock Edition was more significant. Those who chose Java had access to add mods and Bedrock players were lacking this feature. At the same time, Bedrock users were able to have fun with Education features, which couldn’t be said about Java players.

With the new update, the versions became more similar. Before the introduction of the 1.18 update, each edition featured exclusive seeds, but now they are universal. When it comes to the differences, the Java Edition stone to deepslate transition starts at Y level 8. At the Y level 0, it turns deepslate. As for Bedrock, deepslate transitions happen until level -7 and stone generation until Y level 0.

The process of transitions to new worlds from old ones will be smoother for players who use Java Editions thanks to the recent update. The game analyzes if it’s necessary to upload new chunks when an old world is being updated. If you have a world before the update, some chunks will remain as they were previously.

Just like you would expect, the update comes with new worlds and biomes and such changes in the game are universal for both versions.

What edition do you use to play Minecraft? What are your thoughts on this update? Please, share your experience in the comments below!