When Mojang Studios first unveiled its ambitious new Minecraft update, titled Caves and Cliffs, back in 2020, the developer originally wanted it to come out as a single update. However, due to the large size of the update, the developer decided to release it in two separate halves. Mojang Studios already released the first half of the update on June 8 this year, and it incorporated a wide range of new blocks, items, and wildlife into the game. And just today, the developer dropped the second half of the update, dubbed the 1.18 Caves and Cliffs Update Part Two, which promises to change the standard significantly Minecraft experience.
For some, the new cave biomes stand as the most important additions in the new update. These biomes, which include Dripstone Caves and Lush Caves, serve to add more visual variation to a game that has been around for over a decade. In addition, the update changes a lot in terms of the world’s procedural generation, allowing for more interesting biome configurations, “such as deserts on top of hills.” The update also significantly expands the world’s vertical space, allowing for much higher mountains and deeper exploration than was previously possible.
Of course, the second Caves and Cliffs update implements quite a few more additions and changes, including the usual bug fixes that Minecraft fans can read more about here. In addition, Mojang Studios uploaded a new trailer Minecraft YouTube channel coincides with the release of the update. Although this cinematic trailer does not include any gameplay footage, it should nonetheless get players pumped up for the update thanks to its constantly changing scenery and energetic pace. In the end, though, nothing will give players a better sense of all that the new update has to offer than trying it out for themselves. And really dedicated Minecraft players have certainly already done so.