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News video games 30 November 2021, 11:38

author: Przemyslaw Dygas

Minecraft 1.18 Launches Today; Caves & Cliffs With a Ton of Novelties

Today marks the release of the next major update for Minecraft. Players will be able to check out the changes brought by the second part of the Caves & Cliffs update.

IN A NUTSHELL:
  • Today marks the release of update 1.18 for Minecraft;
  • This is the second part of the Caves & Cliffs update;
  • The update brings significant changes to the game's world generation system.

Caves & Cliffs update for Minecraft was announced a long time ago. Originally it was supposed to be one big patch, but eventually it was split into two parts. The first one was made available to players in June this year, and today we will be able to download the second one. Its installation will be associated with many exciting new features. It is the second part of Caves & Cliffs that introduces the most important changes in the generation of the virtual world.

Now, when traveling through the vast map we will encounter, among other things, mountain ranges of impressive size. They will be characterized by a much more realistic look than those that have appeared so far. In the game we will find both rocky and steep peaks, as well as mountains covered with forest. Some hills will be decorated only with bushes and flowers.

New features can also be found in the underground - the virtual world will be sprinkled with various caves. Some of them will look like claustrophobic tunnels, and others will take the form of vast caverns, in which you could fit a large building. In addition, some of the caves will be filled with vegetation, while others will feature stalactites and stalagmites.

Players who want to experience these new features, but don't want to abandon their existing worlds, needn't worry. Even pre-generated maps will be affected by the update. However, they will only affect the far zones of the area explored by the players. In this way, they will not affect the structures that have already been built.

Unfortunately, we do not know the exact time of release of the update. Most likely it will appear around 10 am PT. It was at this time that the previous part of Caves & Cliffs was released.

Unfortunately, the update will not include some of the elements that were announced earlier. We are talking about such elements as Deep Dark biomes and hostile mobs known as Wardens. These elements will be added to the game in update 1.19.

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