Minecraft releasing Caves & Cliffs update in 2021

November 12, 2020

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At Minecraft Live, Mojang Studios announced the upcoming Caves & Cliffs update, which is said to be released the summer of 2021.

First released on May 17, 2009, Minecraft was, and still is, a game many people of various ages enjoy. The sandbox video game allows kids, teens, and adults to be creative while also having fun. Although not a lot of time has passed since Mojang Studios, the game developer of Minecraft, released the Nether Update earlier this year, the Minecraft community is especially excited about the upcoming Caves & Cliffs update, which is said to be released next summer. Below, we have everything to look forward to in what might be the biggest Minecraft update in years. 

Delivered over Minecraft Live, Mojang Studios announced the upcoming update to completely overhaul mountains in the game as part of the 2019 Minecon fan-vote winning biome pick. Now, mountains will play a much more centered role in the exploration aspects of the game, with a variety of different caves to explore, like lush, creepy, and crystal-laden caves. 

However, these new biomes are just the tip of the iceberg. The game will also implement a new archaeology system so that players can dig within caves for ruins and artifacts. A new form of mining sees players carefully excavate rare and fragile artifacts by brushing away debris rather than striking objects with a pickaxe. Players will also be able to encounter stalagmite blocks in the underground areas now, as well as sculk sensors to detect movement, telescopes, lightning rods, and leaf platforms.  

Also included in the update are new blocks, new mobs, and even more. Apparently, there will be copper ores, copper blocks, copper slabs, copper stairs, skulk blocks, skulk sensors, amethyst geodes, and amethyst crystals, that can be mined for new crafting materials. Managing your inventory will get a whole lot easier too, with a new “Bundle Items” feature planned for Caves and Cliffs that will allow players to bunch together similar things in their inventory. 

If you play Minecraft and already knew about this update, you might also already know that there was a vote last October to decide on a new mob that Mojang would include in the Caves & Cliffs update. The results showed that the Glow Squid won, so that mob will also be found in the 1.17 update, along with goats, wardens, and the friendly Axolotls. 

The Minecraft Live also revealed a new Minecraft Dungeons update, which will introduce 20 tougher difficulty modes with the “Apocalypse Plus” system. With new enchantments and items, these features will arrive on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch next year. Many more changes are coming, but we might have to wait to find out more about them.

I think it looks awesome, to be honest. I’m really excited about the new caves, especially the lush ones. Also, the goats and the archaeology system look super cool”

— Caroline Dwyer

Many members of the Minecraft community are excited about the new update, including our very own RM students. “I think it looks awesome, to be honest. I’m really excited about the new caves, especially the lush ones. Also, the goats and the archaeology system look super cool,” freshman Caroline Dwyer stated via Discord. 

Although the Caves and Cliffs Update will need extra time in the oven before it is fully ready for the public and will not complete its traditional holiday update, Mojang Studios is estimating a summer 2021 window for their next Minecraft release. Minecraft fans will be waiting quite a while to see these new features and changes, but hopefully, the extra wait should be worth it.

26 Comments

26 Responses to “Minecraft releasing Caves & Cliffs update in 2021”

  1. Xavier Bauza on December 3rd, 2020 11:52 am

    I play minecraft on my switch. I love it so much that I’m never going to give it up

  2. Cyrus on December 3rd, 2020 6:25 pm

    I love Minecraft it has so many things to discover like the wither storm

  3. Moreno on December 3rd, 2020 7:56 pm

    I want to say im very happy in this moment because i love to play minecraft and went i play it its always make me happy so i hope microsoft realese the cafe and cliffs update its make me happy

  4. Christyan Thie on December 5th, 2020 7:28 am

    JOIN

  5. KyloGamer286 on December 10th, 2020 11:15 pm

    I love minecraft and recommend everyone should download it, this is my 2nd most favourite game in history!

  6. henry on December 17th, 2020 9:39 am

    I’ve been playing minecraft for years, and want to see those cute goats!

  7. Sherwin on December 19th, 2020 8:07 am

    i want update my Minecraft 1.17 caves and clips

  8. Monte on December 22nd, 2020 7:17 pm

    wy this minecraft is not

  9. Anila on December 25th, 2020 11:11 am

    I need update

  10. Yuvraj on January 2nd, 2021 3:34 am

    OP yuvraj minecraft

  11. Jonathan on January 4th, 2021 11:17 pm

    I need to apdate

  12. Johnson malaman on January 7th, 2021 10:07 pm

    I need to update

  13. Great_Eco on January 12th, 2021 10:28 am

    MINECRAFT UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Raffi on January 19th, 2021 3:25 am

    You just choose the room with the iron man Mark Zuckerberg

  15. Minecraft update on January 19th, 2021 6:46 am

    Well We all really want a minecraft update 2 or 3 times a year if it is okay though creating things survival with friends is the best bit or doing this alone.please update minecraft new mobs new animals my friend loves animals more blocks if we are lucky more Texture packs for free please and thank you.

  16. Minecraft update on January 19th, 2021 6:47 am

    Well We all really want a minecraft update 2 or 3 times a year if it is okay though creating things survival with friends is the best bit or doing this alone.please update minecraft new mobs new animals my friend loves animals more blocks if we are lucky more Texture packs for free please and thank you

  17. deman on January 27th, 2021 1:08 pm

    i can’t make a wither storm in ps4 cave edition

  18. Daria on January 29th, 2021 5:32 pm

    I need update

  19. cayden on February 12th, 2021 3:22 pm

    why dose minecraft not have cars in ps4 you know just becouse ps4 is different from computer or laptopt don’t mean it can’t have cars in the normal minecraft no mods or add on’s just your normal mincraft ps4 edition

  20. Dreammr on February 15th, 2021 1:48 pm

    I just love Minecraft. Java or Bedrock. It’s still Minecraft.

  21. michael floyd on February 22nd, 2021 8:28 pm

    I just started playing Minecraft and I am in love with it I’m playing it now and found diamine

  22. michael floyd on February 22nd, 2021 8:30 pm

    friend me my name is dethmikey63

  23. Malex on March 19th, 2021 12:42 am

    I also love Minecraft!!!
    It is a awesome game.
    You can play multiplayer
    and me and my friends play
    alot with each other.
    Get this game NOW on
    Play store!!!

  24. Spencer on March 31st, 2021 3:26 pm

    Will mojang continue to update the xbox one version of minecraft

  25. Hayden mck on April 23rd, 2021 5:46 pm

    When exactly is this update coming

  26. Midnight stardust on April 24th, 2021 9:57 am

    This update is gonna be so cool! And for those who haven’t played MC (minecraft) atleast try it!! Maybe not for survival, maybe for creative mode! There is a way for everyone!

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