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Minecraft After Caves & Cliffs Update - Mojang Continues to Develop the Game

Jacob Blazewicz, 19 June 2021, 17:48

Tests of version 1.17.1 have begun in Minecraft: Java Edition, and the first update following the release of Caves & Cliffs should debut in the coming weeks.

Minecraft 1.17 Bug Lets Us Easily Get Rid of Indestructible Bedrock Blocks

Jacob Blazewicz, 17 June 2021, 12:51

Minecraft: Caves & Cliffs Update brought a lot of new content. However, along with it, a bug appeared in the Bedrock Edition that enables us to easily remove resistant bedrock blocks.

Frustrated Player Improved Rivers in Minecraft

Jacob Blazewicz, 14 June 2021, 20:01

Minecraft is set to receive better mountains and caves in the second part of the Caves & Cliffs Update. However, an internet user decided to see if they could change the „somewhat frustrating” river generation system to a more reliable solution.

Minecraft 1.17 OptiFine Optimizing Mod Goes Live

Szarmancki, 09 June 2021, 16:26

The first trial version of the OptiFine mod for Minecraft 1.17 is now available. The script, which improves the game's performance and includes a wide range of new graphic settings, arrived just one day after the release of the new Caves & Cliffs update.

Minecraft 1.17 Caves & Cliffs Update Goes Live

Michael Kulakowski, 08 June 2021, 18:46

Minecraft fans can download the first part of the game's long-awaited update to version 1.17, titled Caves & Cliffs. The developers have prepared a total of dozens of new blocks, recipes and items, as well as previously unseen mobs such as mountain goats.

Minecraft: Dungeons With Over 11 Million Players

Adrian Werner, 04 June 2021, 10:52

Mojang boasted that Minecraft: Dungeons has already been played by over 11 million people. Other interesting stats about the game were also revealed.

Cyberpunk 2077 has One of the Biggest Fan Communities

Jacob Blazewicz, 03 June 2021, 12:46

FandomSpot created a list of the biggest fan communities. Minecraft was the undisputed winner, but also Cyberpunk 2077 made it to the top ten.

Minecraft Patch Removes 4chan Reference Added by Notch

Hubert Sledziewski, 02 June 2021, 15:51

Mirosoft used the update 1.17 for Minecraft to quietly removed a message from the welcome screen that had been appearing for over a decade.

First Part of Caves & Cliffs Update is Coming to Minecraft Soon

Jacob Blazewicz, 31 May 2021, 20:29

Summer is coming to Minecraft players earlier than expected. The first part of the massive Caves & Cliffs update is coming soon, along with new mobs and blocks.

Minecraft 1.17 Pre-release Now Available - Return of Candles and New Achievements

Przemyslaw Dygas, 28 May 2021, 13:19

The release of the Caves & Cliffs update for Minecraft is fast approaching. The game has just received the 1.17 pre-release update.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2022 Revealed; Minecraft Crossover Planned

Adrian Werner, 28 May 2021, 10:49

Sega rolled out something nice for the fans of the blue hedgehog. The company announced Sonic the Hedgehog 2022, several refreshed versions of classic installments of the series and a lot of other attractions.

Minecraft Fans Discovered Intriguing Detail About Creepers

Angelika Kaldus, 26 May 2021, 16:23

One Reddit user has discovered an intriguing new detail about everyone's hated mobs in Minecraft - creepers. Fans are coming up with various theories about their true story.

As Many as 91 New Block Types are Coming to Minecraft

Przemyslaw Dygas, 24 May 2021, 14:22

Minecraft developers have revealed more new features that await players in the Caves & Cliffs update. The popular sandbox will be enriched with 91 new types of blocks such as copper or snow powder.

Minecraft Snapshot 21w20a Pacifies Llamas

Jacob Blazewicz, 20 May 2021, 11:21

Minecraft has received snapshot 21w20a. Just as one of the previous snapshots introduced more aggressive goats, this time Mojang has made the peaceful llamas no longer spit on players (so often).

Minecraft Snapshot 21w19a Removes Items, but Helps Modders

Jacob Blazewicz, 13 May 2021, 12:49

Another Caves & Cliffs snapshot appeared in Minecraft. It doesn't add much content (quite the opposite in fact), but with it the title has finally moved to Java 16 and thus made life easier for creators of fan-made modifications.

How to Train Your Dragon DLC for Minecraft and Hidden Depths for Minecraft: Dungeons Announced

Szarmancki, 12 May 2021, 20:51

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition and Minecraft: Dungeons will receive new expansions. Standard Minecraft will feature content from How to Train Your Dragon movie series, while in Minecraft: Dungeons will enable us to explore the depths of the ocean in the Hidden Depths DLC.

Spectacular Steampunk City Created in Minecraft

Bart Swiatek, 10 May 2021, 14:50

Minecraft fans from the Aderlyon Build Team have rolled out another project - a huge flying city that sports some nice BioShock Infinite vibes.

Minecraft 21w18a Removes Another Old Bug and Adds Aggressive Goats

Jacob Blazewicz, 06 May 2021, 12:46

Snapshot 21w18a is now available in Minecraft: Java Edition. In addition to fixing more bugs (including one that is over 8 years ago), the snapshot makes it much more likely that we'll get slaughtered by screaming goats.

Noodle Caves in Minecraft; Snapshot 21w17a Now Available

Jacob Blazewicz, 29 April 2021, 13:49

Minecraft received another snapshot with novelties from the Caves & Cliffs Update. From now on in the game we will find so-called noodle caves, and the developers have introduced a handful of improvements.

Minecraft Mods Have Become a Business Worth Hundreds of Millions

Adrian Werner, 28 April 2021, 11:36

Selling mods for Minecraft turned out to be a very lucrative business. The amounts and numbers obtained in the official store are very impressive.

Minecraft Snapshot 21w16a Adds Growing Stalactites and Stalagmites

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 April 2021, 10:35

Minecraft presents more news from the big Caves &Cliffs update. Snapshot 21w16a introduces growing dripstones and enables players to grow an azalea tree.

Minecraft: Caves & Cliffs Update Partially Delayed

Jacob Blazewicz, 14 April 2021, 20:58

Minecraft won't get all the new features of the Caves & Cliffs Update in one go. Devs at Mojang announced that the giant update will be broken into two smaller updates, the second of which will debut much later than announced.

Minecraft Player on a Decades-long Walk to Far Lands

Jacob Blazewicz, 12 April 2021, 20:10

Over 10 years, 816 episodes and 5,000 kilometers on foot is the result of youtuber KurtJMac's journey in Minecraft so far. And that's not even half of the road that will lead him to the legendary Far Lands.

Minecraft Snapshot 21w14a Adds Raw Metals

Jacob Blazewicz, 08 April 2021, 15:31

Minecraft players can check out more highlights of the upcoming Caves & Cliffs update. With Snapshot 21w14a, instead of blocks of iron, gold and copper, we will mine raw versions of these metals.

Minecraft Fan Recreated First Stage of Super Mario Bros

Jacob Blazewicz, 07 April 2021, 19:44

Minecraft fans never cease to amaze with new constructions. Aside from ambitious and gigantic projects, there's also room for a faithful reproduction of the first level of the iconic Super Mario Bros. on an Xbox console.

Map of Hawaii Recreated in Minecraft

Milosz Szubert, 02 April 2021, 15:25

Reddit user FrankCesco, known as fra 267 on YouTube, recreated a 1:45 scale map of Hawaii in Minecraft using satellite maps of the archipelago from NASA, among others. It took him three weeks of work.

Minecraft Snapshot 21w13a Add Goats and Light Blocks

Jacob Blazewicz, 01 April 2021, 12:37

Minecraft has received more new features from the Caves & Cliffs update. Snapshot 21w13a lets you test goats and light blocks and introduces quite a few fixes.

Fan Spends 30 Hours Recreating Photo in Minecraft

Jacob Blazewicz, 26 March 2021, 16:23

Minecraft fans are constantly showing their determination and creativity. The latest example was provided by Reddit user Toppakew, who spent 30 hours faithfully recreating a photo of a peacock.

Player Created Working MS Paint in Minecraft

Przemyslaw Dygas, 23 March 2021, 15:07

One player has ported Paint to Minecraft. Images created in the recreated app can be automatically turned into 3D objects.

Minecraft Snapshot 21w11a Fixes 8 Year-old Bug

Jacob Blazewicz, 18 March 2021, 13:28

Minecraft has received another sample of new features from the Caves & Cliffs update. This time Mojang added, among other things, new features related to copper and lightning bolts. By the way, a bug from 2012 was also removed.

Minecraft Gets Lush Caves in New Snapshot

Jacob Blazewicz, 11 March 2021, 14:09

Minecraft has received another sample of new features from the upcoming Caves & Cliffs update. Snapshot 21w10a introduces lush caves, new Deepslate variants, and support for OpenGL Core 3.2 shaders.

Major Fixes and New Ambient Sounds in Minecraft Bedrock Beta

Ness, 10 March 2021, 14:52

A new update for Minecraft Bedrock Edition brings fixes for many bugs that have been reported by the players, and makes the Nether an even more atmospheric place.

Cities: Skylines-like City in Minecraft That Took 3 Years to Build

Qskan, 10 March 2021, 12:00

Every now and then we hear news that players have recreated a certain place from the real world in Minecraft. This latest case is somewhat unusual because a player took 3 years to design and build his own original city, resembling various American metropolises.

Microsoft Invites to Minecraft to Interactive Seminars on History of Feminism

Karol Laska , 09 March 2021, 18:37

As part of the Minecraft: Education Edition project, interactive lessons on the history of feminism will be held on the activities of Emmeline Pankhurst, the leader of the suffragette movement, as well as on the history of the Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai. All this in connection with International Women's Day.

Minecraft 1.17 Will Introduce New Mountains, Here's a Comparison

Przemyslaw Dygas, 05 March 2021, 14:37

The next version of Minecraft will introduce changes to the world generator. The game will add new, realistic mountains.

Minecraft Player Invents TNT Method for Instant Tunnels

Milosz Szubert, 01 March 2021, 14:37

One of the Minecraft players has prepared a special data pack for the game, thanks to which we can create tunnels in no time. For this we need explosives, a piston and a flint.

Minecraft's New Grimstone Renamed to Deepslate

Milosz Szubert, 25 February 2021, 16:22

Mojang AB released a new Snapshot for Minecraft, marked as 21w08a. Among other things, it renames the recently introduced block type - Grimstone - to Deepslate.

Hardcore Minecraft Server Resets World After Every Death

Bart Swiatek, 22 February 2021, 15:49

A group of Minecraft players decided to test how playing on a server whose world resets every time one of them dies. The results of their experiment are summarized in a fun infographic.

Minecraft Got New Type of Blocks, Here's Grimstone

Przemyslaw Dygas, 19 February 2021, 13:58

Minecraft has received a new snapshot, marked as 21w07a. In addition to small fixes and improvements, the game has been enhanced with a new type of blocks, the grimstone.

Minecraft Players Recreated LotR's Edoras

Przemyslaw Dygas, 17 February 2021, 13:32

Players have once again taken it upon themselves to recreate a great world from literature using Minecraft. This time they focused on Rohan, based on its vision in Lord of the Rings.

Minecraft Gets New, Diversified Caves

Milosz Szubert, 11 February 2021, 16:15

Minecraft has received a new snapshot, marked as 21w06a. It showcases a new method of generating caves, which will officially arrive in the game with the Caves & Cliffs update.

Fan-made Texture Pack to Deliver Minecraft x LEGO Crossover

Szarmancki, 10 February 2021, 19:56

A fan-made texture pack for Minecraft inspired by the popular LEGO bricks is being created. In addition to great performance, the pack is also expected to support advanced shading.

Free Items in Minecraft Dungeons to Celebrate 10 Million Users

Adrian Werner, 10 February 2021, 10:19

More than 10 million people have already played Minecraft: Dungeons. As a thank you, players will receive free items in the next patch.

Minecraft Dungeons Flames of the Nether DLC Coming in February

Bart Swiatek, 09 February 2021, 11:07

The developers of Minecraft: Dungeons announced that on February 24 the game will receive the fourth paid DLC, titled Flames of the Nether. The game will also get a large, free update.

Minecraft Map Dungeon Dash RTX Available for Free

Bart Swiatek, 05 February 2021, 17:30

The Blockworks group created a free map for Minecraft - Dungeon Dash RTX. It enables us to face enemies in a series of unique and dangerous dungeons.

Minecraft Snapshot 21w05a Introduces Lush Vegetation

Jacob Blazewicz, 04 February 2021, 12:58

Mojang AB released Snapshot 21w05a for Minecraft. The snapshot introduces more lush vegetation in caves, but there were also various improvements and fixes related to snow powder and sculk sensors, among other things.

The Lord of the Rings in Minecraft Show Minas Tirith in Ray Tracing

Bart Swiatek, 27 January 2021, 14:40

A well-known content creation group for Minecraft - Minecraft Middle-Earth - has recreated a famous location from the Lord of the Rings movie series. The creation displays the capabilities of ray tracing.

Herobrine's World in Minecraft Discovered After 10 Years

Ness, 25 January 2021, 22:16

Another Minecraft mystery has been solved. This time, the world from the popular creepypasta about Herobrine has been found.

Minecraft Snapshot 21w03a Adds Shiny Squids

Jacob Blazewicz, 21 January 2021, 16:15

Mojang has released another preview of the Caves & Cliffs update for Minecraft. This time, players can light up their voxel world with the help of glowing lichens and squids.

Minecraft and Minecraft: Dungeons with Common Launcher

Agnes Adamus, 19 January 2021, 17:16

Minecraft Java Edition has received an update that adds a new launcher that also enables us to launch Minecraft: Dungeons. The goal is first and foremost user convenience.