Despite being two versions of a single game, Minecraft Java and Bedrock have a lot of differences. Overall, Bedrock is a "lite" version in which the devs cut a lot of corners in exchange for performance. Because of that, there are quite a few features in Java that have not yet been implemented in Bedrock. In this article, we are going to showcase the best features in Minecraft Java that should be added to Bedrock.

1 - The combat system

Minecraft Java's combat system is much more complicated than Bedrock. Java has weapon cooldowns and when fighting with a sword you can do a sweep attack. This means you have to time your attacks instead of just spamming the attack button.

Axe vs Sword
The Axe is one of the best features in Minecraft Java: it can disarm shields.

Additionally, this differentiates the other weapons, with axes do more damage than swords but have a longer cooldown. On the other hand, Minecraft Bedrock has no cooldowns, no sweep attack, and axes do less damage than swords

In short, Bedrock's combat system is the old Java combat system from before 1.8. It never had the combat update.

2 - The snapshot system

Normally, Java is more up to date than Bedrock. When a new update is being worked on, Java gets weekly snapshots to preview new features and fix bugs and such. Bedrock, on the other hand, just gets the experimental features setting.

Overall, Java is considered the main version and sets the standard for updates. The other versions have to update to match Java.

The snapshot system
The snapshot system allows Java players to enjoy new features earlier.

3 - Redstone system

Redstone is one of the most useful materials in all of Minecraft. However, they work differently in Java and Bedrock. The version of Redstone in Java is simple and much easier to work with, and sometimes it even defies logic. But players who've been using Redstone in the Bedrock version need to put way more effort into the design of connections between blocks.

A lot of Java players dislike the Bedrock Redstone just because it requires more effort and time. This is not a good thing, as even a simple trigger mechanic would take a while to do.

4 - Farms and Spawners

Farming in Bedrock is a bit buggy - everything grows faster in Java edition. This is why Java players would have a much easier time farming for items, blocks, or mobs. This is somewhat related to the performance of the two systems.

Bedrock cut a few corners so that it can work on older machines, which lead to a smaller spawn rate from spawners.

bedrock vs java
Faster farming is one of the best features in Minecraft Java.

5 - Java mobs have better AI and skill

The differences in mob behaviors make Java more challenging. For example, in Java, skeletons notice you from much further and will try to move backward if you get closer. In Bedrock, they just sit there shooting at you.

Also in Java, zombies will call reinforcements which means that if you hit a zombie other zombies near it will aggro and chase you, even from far away. Spiders in Java will have a chance to have a boost/ability/potion effect when they spawn. For example, they might have strength, invisibility, or regeneration. Overall, these are a lot of things Bedrock is exempt from.

Spider Jockey In Creative Mode
Java has much better mob AI.

This is the end of our list for the best features in Minecraft Java. Interested in more of our articles related to Minecraft? Please check this post to find out more about Top 5 Minecraft Bedrock Exclusive Features That The Java Version Doesn't Have