Video game popular over the weekend Minecraft hosted a live event announcing a big and exciting update called The Caves & Cliffs Update. As the name suggests, Caves will be the next biome to undergo a major overhaul, and the Cliffs update (technically the Mountain Biome update), which won the Minecraft Live biome vote last year, will also recorded.
The Caves & Cliffs Update
Improved cave generation ensures that not every single cave looks the same. Players can explore narrow tunnels and huge caves with lakes and waterfalls. Two new types of caves ̵
Mountain goats appear on mountain biomes, jump and climb. And if you go into mining, you’ll also see copper ore, which is great for roofing and will oxidize and turn green over time just like the original. And if you land near rock, be careful! New Sculk sensor blocks can detect vibrations, as can the new mob lurking around them: the overseer. This mob is blind but can sense vibrations and is not afraid to chase you.
A new archeology system allows players to find ancient artifacts in buried ruins. You have to be careful (and make a new tool, the paintbrush) to carefully expose these items because if they break they will be gone forever! A couple more fun additions rounded out the update, like lightning rods to prevent lightning strikes from burning down your wooden roofed house, telescopes for remote sensing, and bundles to carry a lot of of things at once.
Results of the mob vote
During the Minecraft Live event, fans had the opportunity to vote for a new mob to be added to the game. Choose from an adorable yellow cow-like moobloom, a glowing squid, and an ice explorer throwing frozen clouds at you. The squid was ultimately victorious. The squid is, at least from now on, just a visually appealing neutral mob.
Creator Tech & Minecraft: Educational Edition
Countless new technologies and tools for developers are on their way to the Minecraft Marketplace. New blocks, custom elements, and tools allow developers to influence gameplay in RPG and even create fun new parkour maps.
Students and teachers use it Minecraft: Education Edition will soon have a free new card to play with based on the teachings of US Congressman John Lewis. This version of the game also hosts the Minecraft Education Global Build Championship, an international design competition. Interested students in teams of 1-3 can register here.
Minecraft Dungeons Future DLC
Minecraft‘s popular spin-off game, Minecraft dungeons, is also getting an update with new DLC and cross-play support for PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. The action packed dungeon crawler game focuses on fighting and looting against the game’s many enemy mobs (and a few more). Dungeons a new area will also be added to the game. The Howling Peaks that arrive in December.
You can buy your own copy from Minecraft to play on a computer, on your iOS or Android devices, on all major game consoles and even for Oculus and Amazon devices. The game is impressively cross-platform so you can easily play on your computer while your friend is playing on their console.