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.
Along with new biomes, the promise of added strategy to mining should make your diamond searches more interesting.
There are also new blocks coming to Minecraft, along with added biodiversity like a new tree, plants, and even some not-so-blocky blocks!
You can see all of the upcoming content here.