When are the Caves and Cliffs updates coming to Minecraft?

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Minecraft just got much bigger with the latest Caves & Cliffs update. In this, you can find all new mobs, blocks and a restructuring of the way Minecraft works.

Here's what you should know.

LATEST - Part One is Live

Finally, players can get in there and get the latest update downloaded.

If you don't see it just yet, just hang around and wait a little bit and it should pop up.

New Caves & Cliffs Special

In a display of even more to come in Caves & Cliffs, the team spoke about three new mobs in their latest video.

This video showcases the unique talents of each mob and what they bring to the world of Minecraft. Luckily, you can check them out for yourself in the latest pre-release

Caves & Cliffs Update release date

Update 1.17 may be behind us, as Minecraft Caves and Cliffs will now be split into two separate updates in 2021.

The Minecraft Caves and Cliffs release date will now be split into two - with the first part releasing on June 8th, and the second dropping around the holiday season.

Fans were ready for another long wait after the Nether Update, but it looks like we may be reaching the light at the end of the tunnel!

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Will the release date be the same in Java & Bedrock?

It should be! The Nether Update was rolled out across both versions of Minecraft at the same time.

That will continue for the Caves & Cliffs Update. So regardless of if you play on PC, Switch, or Xbox you will get it at the same time.

Update 1.17 content

So we know that caves and cliffs are the focus of the update, but what does that actually mean?

Firstly it means new biomes! There will be a few new places to explore, including Lush Caves.

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UNDERGROUND GREENERY: New plants and blocks are coming to the caves

Along with new biomes, the promise of added strategy to mining should make your diamond searches more interesting.

There is also a terrifying new mob called the Warden who lives in the deep dark and can sense your movements! There's also another mob called Axolotls, but they're nowhere near as terrifying.

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GET OUT: Don't disturb The Warden's home!

There are also new blocks coming to Minecraft, along with added biodiversity like a new tree, plants, and even some not-so-blocky blocks!

And if you think all that sounds exciting we've not even mentioned the new Goats, Copper, amethyst crystals or Telescope yet.

You can see all of the upcoming content here.

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