Minecraft update news

When was Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Part 2 released?

Minecraft 1.18, the Caves and Cliffs Part 2 update, was released November 30, 2021. This update makes it possible to explore the new biomes, taller mountain ranges, and larger caves. We'll also explain some of the other new features.

Minecraft Caves and Cliffs update 2 now has 8 new biomes

Eight new biomes have been added to Minecraft Caves and Cliffs. This is one of the most important additions. There are several new mountain biomes and underground Dripstone Cave biomes. This update also includes new cave types and aquifers, which make Minecraft's subterranean biomes more interesting. Let's find out more about each:

New cave features include noise caves and aquifers.

Noise caves are a novel way to create caves. There are three types of noise caves: Spaghetti, Cheese, and Noodle. Similar to real Swiss cheese, Cheese caves are large holes that lead into cavern formations with different sizes. Spaghetti caves, on the other hand, are very long, narrow paths that run all over the place. Noodle caves, which are similar to Spaghetti Caves, are smaller and more compact than the Spaghetti caves. This new system is combined with the original cave- and canyon-generating systems to create more varied cave systems around the world.

With the Minecraft 1.18 update, you can also find aquifers in caves. These water bodies form in noise caves with their own water level, independent from sea level. This can lead to huge underground lakes depending on how large the cave system is. However, aquifers can also form inside mountains or at the surface. If you are below y0, there is a possibility of running into a lava mine.

Dripstone Cave Biome

Dripstone Cave biomes can be found underground in Overworld, now that Minecraft 1.18 is live. These biomes contain Dripstone, which is a rock block that allows Pointed Dripstone formation beneath it to create stalactite like formations. Dripstone is used primarily for decoration, and can be found naturally in cave biomes.

These Dripstone Cave biomes will have Dripstone in both pointed and block forms on the ceilings and floors. If there is water above the Dripstone blocks, they can become stalactites which will cause stalagmites below. These formations can eventually combine to form a Dripstone column. Dripstone cave biomes are also home to copper ore and small water bodies.

Biome of the Lush Caves

This underground biome is filled with lush plants, as the name implies. The ceilings and floors are covered in moss, and Spore Blossoms can be found on the ceilings. Glow Berries, which grow from Cave Vines and illuminate your path, will help you find your way. You'll find a Lush Cave below you when you explore the Minecraft Overworld. Lush Caves are also a good place to find Azalea Bulbs. This biome is also the best place to find axolotls!

Grove biome

Groves are a new snowy biome. They occur in high altitude areas but lower than mountain peaks and hilltops. Grove biomes are home to spruce trees and naturally-occurring powdered snow. There is also a lot of rabbits and foxes. To avoid getting buried in the snow, make sure to wear leather boots

Biome of the Meadow

Meadow biomes, like Groves, also spawn higher up in mountain ranges and on plateaus. Although the meadows are filled with grass and flowers there is always the possibility of a tall, lonely oak or birch tree being generated, which often comes with a beehive. You'll see sheep, donkeys and rabbits grazing in the meadow grass.

Biome of Lofty Peaks

Lofty Peaks biomes contain mountains that are similar to those you would see in nature documentaries. They are jagged with snow, stone and goats, making them their home.

Snowcapped Peaks biome

The Snowcapped Peaks biome is almost identical to Lofty Peaks. It has smoother mountain peaks and ice, as well as snow. You will still see goats.

Stony Peaks biome

This biome is home to many stony mountain peaks, which can be either jagged or smooth. Stony Peaks biomes are home to goats. There are also chances of finding decorative Calcite blocks in the stony mountains.

Snowy Slopes biome

Snowy Slope biomes can be described as a more extreme form of Grove biomes. Snowy Slopes are found at higher altitudes below mountain peaks and hilltops, just like Groves. However, they have very snowy terrain so that powder snow traps may be hidden. These biomes are best accessed by leather boots. Be aware of rabbits and goats while you travel.

Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Part 2 Update: Mountains are growing taller, and caves are growing larger

A major update to Minecraft 1.18's Caves and Cliffs Part 2 is the addition of a large vertical expansion that allows for a wide range of new biomes. Minecraft's inworld Y-axis was expanded by 64 blocks in each direction. This gives Minecraft a total vertical building range that is 384 blocks. The in-game coordinates are y-64 through y320.

The taller ceiling allows for generated mountains to be higher and caves can go deeper, as far as y-64. The raised world ceiling has allowed clouds to spawn higher up in the sky, at y192, instead of y128. These changes, along with the updated biomes 1.18, have had significant effects on ore veins as well as ore distribution.