A new Minecraft: Bedrock Edition hotfix is here to fix the PS4 loading bug

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In the Minecraft world, most eyes may be focused on the Minecraft: Bedrock Edition beta, which recently dived headfirst into the upcoming Caves and Cliffs Update by releasing the first full Caves and Cliffs Update beta. Today, however, all eyes should instead be on the new Minecraft: Bedrock Edition 1.16.221 hotfix update that is now officially releasing on all platforms.

While smaller in size, the hotfix update includes a number of important changes. Minecraft players on PS4 will especially want to make sure they install this update as soon as possible. The 1.16.221 hotfix aims to fix the loading screen bug that has caused Minecraft to fail to launch past the initial loading screen for some players on PlayStation consoles. Alongside this crucial fix, there are also a few more improvements to help reduce crashes and fix a bug where paintings weren’t visible after being placed.

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The full changelog for the Minecraft: Bedrock Edition 1.16.221 hotfix update includes:

Bug fixes

  • Paintings are once again visible when placed
  • Fixed some instances of the game not launching past the loading screen after updating on PS4
  • Fixed a soft lock that occurred when trying to set friend permissions on a Realm on initial invite
  • Fixed a crash that could occur during gameplay
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when loading Behavior Packs containing GameTests

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