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Minecraft: Java Edition 1.18 Release Candidates seek to finalize 'Caves and Cliffs Update'

Minecraft Caves And Cliffs Update Lava Aquifer
Minecraft Caves And Cliffs Update Lava Aquifer (Image credit: Mojang Studios)

What you need to know

  • 1.18 'Caves and Cliffs Update' Part Two is mere days away, and includes tons of new features and content for Minecraft players.
  • Mojang Studios has dropped Release Candidate snapshots in quick succession, the latest of which could be the full 1.18 update.
  • As long as no further critical issues are discovered, this is the build that will be released on Nov. 30, 2021.

Minecraft players are eagerly awaiting the arrival of 1.18 Caves and Cliffs Update Part Two, which includes a huge number of new features for players to explore. Mojang Studios has been working hard to deliver the update, with an expected release date of Nov. 30, 2021. Over the last two days, Mojang has released a series of Minecraft: Java Edition 1.18 Release Candidates, which are potential final builds for the upcoming content update. The latest snapshot is Release Candidate 3, which could be the full 1.18 update we see in a few days.

Because 1.18 'Caves and Cliffs Update' Part Two is practically finished, these Release Candidate snapshots only contain one or two bug fixes and little else. Still, it's important that these snapshots be thoroughly tested before release date, so that any lingering critical issues are discovered and fixed.

Minecraft is already the greatest game ever made, numbered among the best PC games of all time. The upcoming content update promises to cement this even further with tons of new features for players to explore.

The full changelog for Minecraft: Java Edition 1.18 Release Candidate 3 includes:

Fixed bugs

  • Blocks losing the loot inside them after dying

The full changelog for Minecraft: Java Edition 1.18 Release Candidate 2 includes:

Fixed bugs

  • In large caves, the cave generation can't reach y= -54, not allowing to generate large lava lakes

The full changelog for Minecraft: Java Edition 1.18 Release Candidate 1 includes:

Technical changes

  • Size limit for server resource packs has been increased from 100 MB to 250 MB

Fixed bugs

  • Moving through blocks in spectator mode causes a memory leak
Zachary Boddy
Zachary Boddy

Zachary Boddy is the Minecraft Expert and a News Writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been freelancing for Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019, with a focus on Xbox and PC gaming. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.