Minecraft 1.17 is a big new update that contains a lot of changes for caves and cliffs. Download the Java Edition version on PC to go on new adventures in the updated game places where each of the players will find a lot of innovations, changes and other game content.
As you know, at the Minecraft Live 2020 developers have announced the next major update and this page contains all the basic and detailed information about each of the features. Check out the key changes to become one of the first professional players to adapt to full dungeon survival without having to go to the surface for additional resources.
Minecraft 1.17 Release date
- Release Date: November 2020 (First snapshots)
- Latest Version: 1.17
Minecraft 1.17 Features
Only the main features are known, but closer to the release, Mojang can significantly expand this list.
The glowing octopus won the mob vote at Minecraft Live 2020 and will be added to the game with the next update. This is a very popular toy around the world and now players can tame it to light up underwater bases or make a glowing pool.
New Algorithm for Generating Cliffs
The developers have finally announced the mountains update, which will be part of the main game update! Cliffs update will bring a new generation of large mountain ranges and mountain goats to the game. Now your adventures will become much more dangerous because on the way the player will generate impassable rocks that are better to avoid or challenge the danger and try to get over it thereby saving a little time.
Goats are generated in rocky biomes and they can jump high, thus overcoming difficult obstacles. In the future, this feature can be used to use in different mechanisms and players will have to build fences with a height of 4 blocks. Mountain goats are able to attack other creatures and their attack can push them off a cliff!
Algorithm for Generating Caves
To add new cave biomes, the developers will completely update the cave generation system in Minecraft 1.17 “Caves and Cliffs”, making the caves much bigger! By increasing underground biomes, a player with a small chance can run into systems of cave lakes and rivers!
Lush caves are generated under Azalea trees. In the lush caves, a variety of new vegetation is generated and glowing berries can be found there! This is a great place to set up an initial base for survival and go to search for new places further into the depths of the cave system.
Dripstone Cave Biome
These caves consist of blocks of stalactite and stalagmite. Stalactites can fall, but unlike sand and gravel, this will collapse when falling on the floor. If a creature falls on the stalagmite, it will take damage that can lead to death.
Archaeological excavations is a new structure where you can find archaeological items and ceramic fragments. Using a brush, you can clear blocks to get archaeological fragments. Archaeological fragments are available in different colors and patterns. This can be used on clay pots to paint drawings, then clay pots can be burned and get a stronger dish.
Amethyst Geode Biome
This is another type of rare random structures where amethyst crystals and blocks of amethyst geodes are generated. The exact purpose of these blocks is unclear, but amethyst crystals can be used to create telescopes.
Warden – Cave Ghost Mob
The Warden has no eyes, but uses his ears to pick up the smallest vibrations. This hostile creature will be a real nightmare for all players who find themselves in the depths of the caves! Additionally, this monster is very strong and can cause serious inconvenience to miners. It is worth noting that this is a real screamer that has various unique animations.
Copper ingots are a new resource in Minecraft that can be obtained by melting copper ore in a furnace. Players can create various copper blocks, steps, and slabs. At the same time, blocks made of copper will begin to oxidize over time and due to weather conditions (Accelerated oxidation under the influence of water).
Telescope – Binoculars
The telescope can be crafted from copper and amethyst crystals, it allows you to view objects in the distance. With binoculars, it will be easier to find structures, useful resources, and dangerous monsters. This is also used instead of zoom modifications.
Developers have noticed that players often do not have enough slots in their inventory. Minecraft 1.17 “Caves and Cliffs” will add a new item called bundles that is created to store any resources, which you can also carry with you. It is worth noting that the bundles have a capacity limit and it also displays all the resources when you click on it in the inventory.
Has your minecraft house ever been Burned down by lightning? You should not worry any more, because the new update will bring lightning rods to the game, which have the feature to attract lightning, thereby protecting against fires!
Axolotls live in lush caves and are generated with random skin colors. When taking damage, they pretend to be dead to restore health. Axolotls are peaceful creatures, but they attack drowned, guardians, elder guardians and fish. In addition, they can be tamed by using a bucket of water and they will begin to protect the player.
Sculk Blocks and Sensors
Warden can use sculk sensors as a tool for orientation in space, because these blocks vibrate when they receive sounds around them. In addition, sculk sensors can be used to create wireless mechanisms made of red stone.