This is when we think you will be able to play it and what you should know.
Latest - Snapshot 21w40a is here
There's a brand new shapshot on the way, providing much bigger biomes.
This is one of many steps taken before the next big update will arrive.
Minecraft 1.18 Release Date
We don't know when the update will release just yet but we have some pretty good guesses. The update is currently scheduled to release in "Holiday 2021", just months away.
The team has been releasing tonnes of new snapshots, testing the waters for their new ideas. If these all go well and no major issues pop up, the team should be nicely on schedule. This means we can expect to see the update some time between November and December this year.
Like the release date, we don't have a release time yet but we have a pretty good guess. Caves and Cliffs part one updated at around 1 pm ET / 6 pm BST on Tuesday, June 8th.
We can expect something similar for the second part.
What's in it?
Minecraft 1.18 is all based around caves and cliffs. Where part one was setting up the groundwork, this is finishing it out. We should expect to see huge changes to the way structures are put together and caves should be much bigger with new biomes and places to explore.
You can even find a terrifying creature called the warden in a brand new biome named the deep dark. You can check out a little of what the team are working on in snapshots now.
What are Snapshots?
Snapshots are a way for the team to test out new features on part of the playerbase. It essentially treats players like bug testers, getting them to report any issues and help the team build a better game.
You can only access them on Minecraft java by enabling them in the settings menu.