Minecraft: Bedrock Edition releases 1.17.2 hotfix update on all platforms to fix diamond ore generation

Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Update Image
Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Update Image (Image credit: Mojang Studios)

What you need to know

  • With the release of 1.17 'Caves and Cliffs Update' Part One, many players reported that certain blocks don't generate as expected.
  • Players have reported that diamond ore is too rare, while andesite and diorite are far too common.
  • Mojang Studios is releasing the 1.17.2 hotfix update for all Minecraft: Bedrock Edition platforms, which should fix these issues.
  • There are no new features or other changes included in the 1.17.2 update for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition.

The Caves and Cliffs Update for Minecraft is absolutely gargantuan, even just after the release of 1.17 Caves and Cliffs Update Part One. This means the work is far from done for Mojang Studios, which is release the 1.17.2 hotfix for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition today. The new update does not include any new features or significant changes, but it does include one important bug fix that many players have been complaining about. Diamond ore is now back to normal in Minecraft: Bedrock Edition.

After the release of 1.17 Caves and Cliffs Update Part One, many players were reporting that diamond ore was strangely difficult to find, and only generated in surprisingly small amounts. On the other hand, andesite and diorite, mostly decorative blocks, were generating in excessive amounts. With the 1.17.2 hotfix, both of those issues should be resolved.

The 1.17.2 hotfix update for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition is now available on every platform, including Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Switch, and PC. Minecraft is already one of the best Xbox games, and the 1.17.2 hotfix just makes it a little bit better. If you're a Minecraft fan, be sure to check out our list of best Minecraft merch, toys, and gifts.

The full changelog for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition 1.17.2 hotfix update includes:

Bug fixes

  • Andesite, Diorite, and Diamond Ore now generate in expected amounts, as they did prior to version 1.17.0
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