Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Part 2 Has Finally Arrived! ūüéČ

Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Part 2 Has Finally Arrived! ūüéČ

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  • New Mountains and max height of the world has increased to 319
  • New Mountain biome subtypes:
    – Snowy Slopes
    – Mountain Meadows


  • Negative Layers, making it now possible to go down to layer -60
  • New Cave Generation
  • New Cave biomes:
    – Dripstone Caves
    – Lush Caves
    – Deep Dark Caves


  • New Advancement:
    – Caves & Cliffs Advancement (Fall from the top all the way to the bottom of the overworld)
    – Star Trader Advancement (Trade with a villager at the build height limit)
    – Feels like Home Advancement (Ride a strider on lava for 50 blocks in the overworld)
    – Sound of Music Advancement (Play music with a jukebox in a meadow biome)


  • New Music Soundtracks have been added to the game:
    – “Other Side” – Lena Raine
    – “Stand Tall” – Lena Raine
    – “One More Day” – Lena Raine
    – “Infinite Amethyst” – Lena Raine
    – “Floating Dream” – Kumi Tanioka
    – “Comforting Memories” – Kumi Tanioka
    – “An Ordinary Day” – Kumi Tanioka
    – “Wending” – Lena Raine
    – “Left to Bloom” – Lena Raine


  • Spore Blossom’s are now obtainable in survival mode
  • Candles have now been added to the game


  • The Warden has been delayed to 1.19 “The Wild Update”
  • Archaeology has been delayed past 1.19
  • backpack-like bundles have been delayed past 1.19
  • goat horns have been delayed past 1.19

The reason for these delays are as follow:
“these features have been put on hold. They have not been cancelled, we just had to put them on the backburner for now. While they won‚Äôt be in the Wild Update, they are going to come to Minecraft in the future when we‚Äôre able to add them in the best possible way.” This statement was shared by Sofia Dankis, in their latest official news article.


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In case you’ve been out of the Minecraft loop for a longer period of time, below is everything that has already been released so far regarding Minecraft Caves & Cliffs!

MINECRAFT 1.17 (Caves & Cliffs Part One)


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Amethyst Bud

  • Grows from¬†budding amethyst, which is found in amethyst geodes.
  • Starts out tiny, but grows into medium after a while, large after even more time, and eventually becomes an¬†amethyst cluster.
  • Unlike crops, each growth stage is a separate block instead of a block state.
  • Drops only when mined with a¬†Silk Touch¬†pickaxe.
Amethyst Cluster
  • The final, mature stage of the amethyst bud, which grows from budding amethyst in amethyst geodes.
  • Drops amethyst shards if broken, in an amount affected by¬†Fortune, but can also be picked up with Silk Touch.
    • Breaking by hand,¬†piston, breaking the support block or other means drops only 2 amethyst shards instead of 4 that would be dropped by using any¬†pickaxe.
  • Emits a light level of 5.
  • Has variants with either no blossoms or pink blossoms.
  • Bush-like blocks that can be planted on¬†dirt¬†and¬†grass blocks.
  • Both azaleas can grow from moss blocks when¬†bone meal¬†is used on them.
  • The variant with pink blossoms is seen as small¬†flowers¬†by the game (for example,¬†bees¬†can pollinate them).
Azalea Leaves
  • Has variants with either no blossoms or pink blossoms.
  • Yield azalea and sticks on decay.
  • The variant with pink blossoms is seen as small¬†flowers¬†by the game (for example,¬†bees¬†can pollinate them).
Block of Amethyst
  • A decorative block found in amethyst geodes.
  • Unlike the Budding Amethyst, the Block of Amethyst can be obtained when mined.
  • Can also be crafted with 4 amethyst shards.
Block of Copper
  • Can be crafted with 9 copper ingots, and can also be crafted back into 9 copper ingots.
  • Oxidizes and changes texture to a turquoise-green over time.
  • Can be stopped from oxidizing by combining it with a honeycomb to create a Waxed Block of Copper.
  • Honeycomb¬†can also be¬†used, or applied with a¬†dispenser¬†to wax them.
    • Yellow particles are formed when waxing the block.
  • Axes¬†can be¬†used¬†to scrape off wax and oxidation (one stage at a time).
    • White particles are formed when scraping off wax from the block.
  • Lightning¬†may clean oxidation, reverting the oxidation process by one or several stages.
    • Chances of cleaning and number of reverted stages are higher the closer to the struck block.
  • Can be crafted into cut copper.
  • There are 8 variants in total.
Block of Raw Metal
Budding Amethyst
  • Generates amethyst buds/clusters on any side that is exposed either to air or a water source block.
  • Cannot be obtained when mined, even with Silk Touch, and does not drop anything.
  • Breaks immediately if pushed by a¬†piston¬†or sticky piston.
    • Cannot be pulled by sticky pistons.
  • Generates in amethyst geodes.
  • Crafted with¬†honeycomb¬†and¬†string.
  • Comes with 16 dyed types and a yellowish non-dyed type.
  • Can be lit by any item that produces fire.
  • Up to 4 can be placed in a single block, similar to¬†sea pickles, for a maximum light level of 12.
    • Only candles of the same color can be placed on the same block.
  • Only one can be placed on an uneaten cake and lit.
    • If any of the cake is consumed, the candle pops off.
  • Can be placed underwater, but cannot be lit.
Cave Vines
  • A natural light source, with a¬†light¬†level of 14.
  • Drop¬†glow berries.
    • Growth can be sped up using¬†bone meal.
    • Berries can be harvested by¬†interacting¬†with the vine.
  • Grow from glow berries when placed on the underside of a block.
Cobbled Deepslate
  • Drops from¬†deepslate¬†when mined with a pickaxe without¬†Silk Touch.
  • Can be used interchangeably with¬†cobblestone¬†and¬†blackstone¬†in crafting recipes of basic tools, furnaces and brewing stands.
  • Can be crafted into respective stairs, slabs and walls,¬†Polished Deepslate,¬†Chiseled Deepslate,¬†Deepslate Bricks¬†and¬†Deepslate Tiles, which can be used to craft their respective stairs, slabs, and walls (excluding Chiseled Deepslate).
    • Deepslate Bricks and Deepslate Tiles can also be smelted into their cracked variants.
  • Can be smelted back into deepslate.
Copper Ore
  • Generates randomly underground in small blobs.
  • Copper ore generates uniformly between levels 0 and 64.
  • Drops¬†raw copper¬†when mined.
  • Can be smelted into a copper ingot.
Cut Copper
  • Can be made into stair and slab variants.
  • Oxidizes and changes texture over time.
  • Can be stopped from oxidizing by combining it with a honeycomb to create Waxed Cut Copper.
  • There are 8 variants in total.
Cut Copper Slab
  • Oxidizes and changes texture over time.
  • Can be stopped from oxidizing by combining it with a honeycomb to create a Waxed Cut Copper Slab.
  • There are 8 variants in total.
Cut Copper Stairs
  • Oxidizes and changes texture over time.
  • Can be stopped from oxidizing by combining it with a honeycomb to create Waxed Cut Copper Stairs.
  • There are 8 variants in total.
  • A dark-gray stone that generates in blobs between heights 0 and 16.
  • Has a hardness value greater than that of¬†stone¬†but can be mined with any¬†pickaxe.
  • Drops¬†cobbled deepslate¬†when mined.
  • Can be obtained only with a¬†Silk Touch¬†pickaxe, or by smelting¬†cobbled deepslate.
  • There are 19 variants in total, including
Deepslate Ore
  • Added deepslate variants of all ores, including iron, gold, copper, coal, diamond, redstone, emerald, and lapis lazuli.
  • Takes twice as long to mine as normal ores.
  • Has the texture of¬†deepslate¬†replacing the normal stone texture.
  • Takes place of ores that generate in deepslate.
  • Can be used in blasting and smelting recipes like normal ores.
    • These recipes can be unlocked in the recipe book with deepslate ores as well.
  • Allows an entity to stay on it for 1.5 seconds (30 ticks) before the entity falls through it.
    • The tilt happens in 3 stages: unstable, partial, and full. These can be seen in the F3 debug menu.
      • All the stages are solid except the full stage, which is when the player falls through.
      • When nobody is standing on it, it is set to none stage.
    • The tilt can also be triggered by hitting the plant with a projectile.
    • The tilt can be prevented by powering it with¬†redstone, but hitting it with a projectile still causes it to tilt.
  • Comes in two sizes: small and big. Small can be applied¬†bone meal¬†to grow into big.
    • Small dripleaf can be obtained only with¬†shears¬†(otherwise breaks) and can be planted on¬†clay¬†or¬†moss blocks, or underwater on clay and dirt blocks.
    • Big dripleaf can be obtained with any tool or by hand and can be planted on grass, dirt, and moss blocks.
  • Both sizes can be found inside¬†lush caves, which can currently only be accessed through the single biome, caves, or floating islands world types.
Dripstone Block
  • A decoration block.
  • Appears to be made of the same materials as stalactites and stalagmites but as a full cube.
  • Generates mainly in the¬†dripstone caves¬†biome, which is currently available only through single biome, caves, or floating islands world types.
  • Can be crafted from 4¬†pointed dripstone.
Glow Item Frame
  • Placeable entities that appear to glow.
  • Do not affect the light level, but appear as if lit up themselves.
  • Items placed inside also glow.
  • Crafted using an¬†item frame¬†and a¬†glow ink sac.
  • Includes application to¬†maps.
Glow Lichen
  • A naturally occurring light source found rarely in caves, growing on any face of a block.
  • Has a light level of 7.
  • Obtained with¬†shears, otherwise breaks.
  • Does not spread naturally, although¬†bone meal¬†can be used to spread it horizontally (or vertically if on the side of a block).
    • It spreads to adjacent spaces, up to 4.
  • Can be waterlogged.
  • Unlike¬†vines, it does not pop off when underwater, and is not climbable.
  • Up to 6 can be put on the same block space, merging into one block.
Hanging Roots
  • Decorative blocks that can be placed only on the underside of a block.
  • Obtained with¬†shears, otherwise breaks.
  • It can also be obtained using a¬†hoe¬†on¬†rooted dirt¬†turning it into normal¬†dirt.
Infested Deepslate
  • An infested variant of deepslate.
  • Spawns a¬†silverfish¬†when mined.
  • A new¬†waterloggable¬†source of light, originally from¬†Bedrock Edition.
  • Only available with commands such as¬†/give.
  • Behaves like air and it is visible only when the item is held, similar to¬†barriers.
    • Unlike barriers, light blocks can only be targeted when holding the item.
  • The light level it is emitting can be changed by interacting with it.
Lightning Rod
  • Can be crafted with 3 copper ingots.
  • Lightning¬†strikes within a 32-block radius get redirected to the lightning rod.
    • Turns completely white when struck by lightning.
  • Gives off a redstone signal with a strength of 15 if hit by lightning.
  • Can be activated directly by throwing a trident with Channeling at it during a¬†thunderstorm, though this does not produce a redstone signal.
Moss Block
  • An opaque block with a grass-like texture on all sides.
  • Can be fertilized with bone meal to grow¬†grass,¬†tall grass, moss carpets, and both types of azaleas on it and in its vicinity.
  • Can be fertilized with bone meal to grow over (expand) across stone surfaces, but not grass surfaces.
  • Breaks when pushed by a piston or sticky piston.
  • Can be combined with¬†cobblestone¬†or¬†stone bricks¬†to make the mossy versions of those blocks.
    • Vines¬†can still be used, in addition to moss blocks.
  • Hoes¬†are the appropriate tool to collect it.
  • Small dripleaf¬†can be planted on it.
Moss Carpet
  • Same texture as the moss block, but one pixel thick.
  • Can be crafted with moss blocks, or be obtained by applying bone meal to them.
Pointed Dripstone
  • Can be either placed on a ceiling to create a stalactite or on top of a block to create a stalagmite.
    • Can be combined to form longer stalactites and stalagmites.
  • Thrown¬†tridents¬†break pointed dripstone. They also break when pushed directly or with a block by a¬†piston.
  • Stalagmites break if not attached to something below.
  • Stalagmites hurt¬†entities¬†that fall on top of them more than normal fall damage.
    • Damage is relative to height: For example, jumping on a stalagmite deals 2 of damage, and falling from 3 blocks deals 8 of damage.
  • Stalactites can fall or break if unsupported, and break apart on impact, hurting entities they fall on.
    • Damage is relative to height: For example, one falling from 2 blocks deals 2 of damage, and one falling from 3 blocks deal 4 of damage.
    • They drip¬†water¬†or¬†lava¬†into¬†cauldrons¬†if a source block is placed above the stalactite, and gradually fill the cauldron. Water drips even without any water above the block (as does lava in¬†the Nether) but this effect alone does not fill the cauldron.
  • If a stalactite is hanging from a dripstone block with a water source above, it will slowly grow both the stalactite from above and a stalagmite from below.
    • Growth speed is random but very slow; a single growth step can take several in-game days.
Potted Azalea
  • Obtained by planting an¬†Azalea Bush¬†into a pot.
Powder Snow
  • A variant of snow,¬†entities¬†that walk over it sink into it.
  • Leather boots¬†can be worn to prevent entities from sinking into powder snow blocks.
    • Players¬†can still¬†crouch¬†to descend with leather boots. Wearing leather boots also allows powder snow to be “climbed”, like¬†water¬†or¬†scaffolding. They also prevent fall damage when landing on powder snow.
    • Leather Horse Armor¬†also protects¬†horses¬†from freeze damage.
  • When inside a powder snow block, a frosty vignette appears around the player’s screen and any entity (with the exception of¬†strays,¬†polar bears,¬†snow golems¬†and¬†withers) inside starts freezing and taking damage after a short time.
    • Wearing any piece of¬†leather armor¬†stops the freeze effect.
  • Can be collected and placed with a¬†bucket.
  • Entities on fire melt powder snow when colliding.
Rooted Dirt
  • A dirt-like decorative block with roots on its texture.
  • Similar to¬†coarse dirt, neither¬†mycelium¬†nor¬†grass¬†spread to it.
  • Using¬†bone meal¬†on any side grows¬†hanging roots¬†underneath.
  • Tilling rooted dirt with a hoe will now convert it into dirt, and pop out¬†hanging roots.
Sculk Sensor
  • A redstone component that detects vibrations.
  • Currently, it does not generate naturally, available only from commands such as¬†/give, but natural generation is planned for future versions.
  • Senses vibrations such as block placement, footsteps, and projectiles, and emits a redstone signal.
  • Emits particles when it senses a vibration nearby.
  • A¬†comparator¬†connected to it emits different signal strengths based on what caused the signal.
  • Does not detect ambient¬†weather¬†such as¬†rain.
  • Wool¬†blocks between the sensor and the cause of the sound prevent the sensor from detecting the sound.
Smooth Basalt
  • A¬†basalt¬†variant that composes the outer layer of amethyst geodes.
  • Can be obtained by smelting¬†basalt.
Spore Blossom
  • Available only in¬†Creative¬†or in¬†buffet/custom¬†worlds with the currently unused¬†lush caves¬†biome.
  • Can be placed only on the underside of a block.
  • Sends green particles downward when opened.
  • Particles appear in the air around the block.
Tinted Glass
  • A black variant of glass that is transparent to players, but does not let light through.
  • Can be crafted with 4 amethyst shards and a glass block.
    • Stained glass cannot be used to craft tinted glass.
  • Drops itself if mined without¬†Silk Touch¬†or even by hand, unlike¬†glass.
        • A deep grayish stone that generates in blobs between levels 0 and 16.


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Amethyst Shard

  • Obtained from breaking amethyst clusters.
  • The amount dropped can be increased with the¬†Fortune¬†enchantment.
  • Can be used to craft tinted glass, blocks of amethyst, and spyglasses.
Bucket of Axolotl
  • Obtained by using a water bucket on an axolotl, similar to fish.
  • Can be used to carry around and empty out¬†axolotls, also similarly to fish.
  • Available only from commands such as¬†/give,
  • Used to store other items (except¬†shulker boxes) inside of it.
  • Can hold only one stack of items, but is able to hold different types of items inside of it.
    • Items with smaller stacks, such as¬†ender pearls, take up more room in a bundle, and non-stackable items take up the whole bundle.
  • The bundle’s contents can be opened by pressing¬†use¬†while holding it, throwing out its entire content into the world. When destroyed as an entity, it drops the items it currently has as well.
    • Right-clicking a bundle in the inventory empties one item from the bundle.
  • The player receives a tutorial when first having a bundle in the inventory.
  • Even though bundles are not stackable, bundles can be nested.
    • Can hold up to 16 bundles.
    • Only empty bundles can be placed in other bundles without using commands.
  • Has a GUI when hovering over it.
    • Shows contained¬†items¬†in its GUI’s¬†inventory¬†slots when hovering over it, as well as fullness as a number.
  • Note: Bundles can hold any amount of any item if added using commands.
Copper Ingot
  • Obtained by smelting raw copper or copper ore.
  • Used to craft copper blocks, lightning rods, and spyglasses.
Glow Berries
  • Can be eaten, restoring¬†2.
  • Grow on cave vines.
    • Once harvested the vines will lose their glow berry texture.
Glow Ink Sac
  • Dropped by glow squids when killed.
  • Can be used to craft glow item frames.
  • Can be used to make text glow on¬†signs.
Powder Snow Bucket
  • Obtained by using a¬†bucket¬†on¬†powder snow.
  • Can be used to place a powder snow block wherever it is used, or can be used to fill¬†cauldrons¬†with powder snow.
Raw Copper
Raw Gold
  • Drops from¬†gold ore¬†when mined with a iron pickaxe or higher without Silk Touch.
  • Can be smelted into¬†gold ingots.
  • Piglins¬†attempt to pick up raw gold.
Raw Iron
  • Drops from¬†iron ore¬†when mined with a stone pickaxe or higher without Silk Touch.
  • Can be smelted into¬†iron ingots.
Spawn Eggs
  • Crafted with 2 copper ingots and an amethyst shard.
  • When used, it zooms in on wherever the player is looking but limits their view to a square.
    • The scope¬†texture¬†is a¬†glass¬†square with a¬†copper¬†border.
    • The overlay that limits the view can be removed with a¬†resource pack¬†or by pressing¬†F1.
  • There is a unique animation for using the spyglass, which is visible in a third-person perspective or by another player.


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  • Can only spawn in complete darkness and where there’s a natural stone block less than 5 blocks below the spawning space.
  • The first amphibian added to¬†Minecraft.
    • Dry out and start taking damage after 5 minutes of being out of water.
  • Can be caught using a¬†water bucket, like¬†fish.
  • Can be bred using¬†buckets of tropical fish.
  • Come in five different colors (leucistic, yellow, brown, cyan, and blue, with blue being the rarest).[2]
    • Blue axolotls are very rare, as they don’t naturally spawn, only appearing with a¬†1‚ĀĄ1200¬†chance when breeding.
  • Plays dead when damaged on water, receiving¬†Regeneration¬†I.
    • This regeneration ability is likely based on how real axolotls can regrow lost limbs.
  • Attacks¬†drowned,¬†guardians,¬†elder guardians,¬†squids,¬†glow squids¬†and¬†fish, dealing 2¬†damage.
    • They have a two-minute cooldown after hunting non-hostile targets such as¬†fish¬†and squids.
    • They prioritise attacking hostile mobs over passive ones.
  • If a player kills a mob an axolotl is in combat with, the player gets a Regeneration I effect and is rid of¬†Mining Fatigue, if they had it.
Glow Squid
  • Originates from¬†the mob of the same name¬†in¬†Minecraft Earth.
  • Underwater mob that behaves like a regular¬†squid.
  • Can only spawn in complete darkness and where there’s a natural stone block less than 5 blocks below the spawning space.
  • Is attacked by¬†axolotls¬†without provocation.
  • Drops glow ink sacs when killed.
  • Does not affect the light level, but appears as if lit up. Glows in the same way that¬†magma cube¬†cores,¬†vexes,¬†blazes¬†and the eyes of¬†spiders,¬†drowned, and¬†endermen¬†do.
  • Stops glowing for a short time and swims away quickly after taking damage.
  • Spawns in¬†mountain¬†biomes.
    • Currently a place holder until the new mountains are added.
  • Goats can ram other mobs and¬†armor stands¬†to knock them a few blocks.
    • Mobs rammed by goats don’t retaliate.
  • Can jump higher than other¬†mobs¬†to avoid obstacles, up to 10¬†blocks¬†high.
  • Takes reduced fall damage.
  • Avoids¬†powder snow¬†by jumping over it.
  • Can be bred with¬†wheat¬†to produce a baby goat.
  • A¬†bucket¬†can be used on them to get¬†milk.
  • Do not¬†drop¬†anything.
  • They have a 2% chance of spawning as a screaming goat, which are more hostile and make different noises.


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  • Added the Marker entity meant for custom use cases like map making and data packs.
    • Only exists on the server side, is never sent to clients.
    • Does not do any updates of their own.
    • Has a¬†¬†data¬†compound field that can contain any data.


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Amethyst Geodes

  • A new feature found uncommonly underground (can rarely appear exposed to the surface close to sea level).
  • Contains blocks of amethyst and budding amethyst blocks, which are encased in a shell of calcite and smooth basalt.
    • Also generates with a small air pocket nearby that may open into the geode.
  • Generates between Y=70 and y=0.
  • Overrides standard caves and ravines, but is overridden by abandoned mineshafts.
  • Currently has a high generation rate, presumably for testing purposes as with¬†ruined portals¬†in the 1.16 snapshots.
Azalea Tree


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Dripstone Caves

Lush Caves


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