I was fighting wither skeletons to collect skulls for beacons when I died being withered away, I couldn't get back because it was hard so I asked my friend who was the world owner to set it to peaceful so I could retrieve my items.
Everything except my full set of enchanted Netherite armor and my enchanted Netherite sword was there, it was't floating in lava as I went down to check with fire resistance.

Why does this happen instead of dropping all the items when the world is set to peaceful?

  • @Joachim they did, that's the problem
    – pinckerman
    Jan 2 at 12:21
  • @pinckerman Oops, forgot to read the title, I guess :)
    – Joachim
    Jan 2 at 14:14

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This is tagged for Minecraft Java, but it should be true for Bedrock too. I found this thread on Minecraft bug tracker:

Even though their "no despawning" boolean is set true upon picking up item drops (e.g. dead player's inventory), a zombie, zombie pigman, skeleton, or wither skeleton will still despawn if the game is set to peaceful.

Resolution: Works As Intended

So I'm sorry, but when your friend set the world to peaceful you lost your precious items.

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