Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Update Part II Is Here

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Developer Mojang Studios delivers patch 1.18 that will complete the Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Update. According to a press release, the developer says the update is going to usher in new features for players to devour.

Excitement has been mounting after Mojang Studios released related updates the last couple 0f days. The release candidates hint at bug fixes and technical changes which Mojan Studios says will no longer change before the full release of Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Update.

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Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Part One was released on June 8. Essentially, Part Two is the bigger update that brings “updated terrain generation, higher peaks, more elaborate cave systems”.

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Caves And Cliffs Update: What’s New?

In a press release by Mojang Studios, Caves And Cliffs Update Part II revamps the caves and mountains players love in the game. “Updated terrain generation, higher peaks, more elaborate cave systems – even the ore veins are larger!” Mojang Studios says. Moreover, the coming update to Caves and Cliffs Part II will bring CANDLES to every player.

However, Mojang Studios states updates for archeology, bundles, and goat horns have been put on hold and aren’t part of Caves and Cliffs Update. Updates on these elements are expected to come on future Minecraft updates. Nonetheless, the new Minecraft update will allow players to enjoy two new cave biomes and six new mountain sub-biomes. Additionally, it is the new mountains that will have features like jagged peaks, frozen peaks, stony peaks, groves, meadows, and snowy slopes. Meanwhile, the cave biomes will likely feature lush and dripstone ones.

Developers expect this update will bring in more crunches in the gameplay for players to enjoy. The update is coming on 30 November 2021 at around 10 AM PST. According to Mojang Studios, the update is going to roll out “on Minecraft: Bedrock Edition on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Windows 10, and Windows 11 – and Java Edition on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

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Minecraft Release Candidate Patch Notes

As Mojang Studios prepares to roll out the final release for the latest Minecraft update, fans have also been given a sneak peek through patch notes. These release candidates contain what Mojang Studios says patches that will no longer change before the full release should no major issues arise.

The press release with 11/24/2021 date includes the following patch notes:

A. Bug Fixes in Caves and Cliffs Update Candidate 3

  • Blocks losing the loot inside them after dying.

B. Bug Fixes in Release Candidate 2

  • In large caves, the cave generation can’t reach y= -54, not allowing to generate large lava lakes.

C. Technical Changes in Release Candidate 1

  • Size limit for server resource packs has been increased from 100 MB to 250 MB.

D. Bug Fixes in Release Candidate 1

  • Moving through blocks in spectator mode causes a memory leak.

At this point, fans are relying on their own experiences as to whether get the latest update or not and whether it will live up to expectations. Nonetheless, Mojang Studios hopes the update will be welcomed by fans across the world.