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Minecraft: Java Edition 1.18 Release Candidate 4 inches us ever closer to the 'Caves and Cliffs Update'

Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Update Image
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What you need to know

  • We are now one day away from the official release of 1.18 'Caves and Cliffs Update' Part Two for all Minecraft players.
  • On Monday, Mojang Studios release Minecraft: Java Edition 1.18 Release Candidate 4 with one additional fix ahead of release. As long as no other critical issues are found, this is likely to be the official build being released tomorrow.

Minecraft players all over the world are gearing up for the release of 1.18 Caves and Cliffs Update Part Two, which finally releases on Nov. 30, 2021 following months of testing. On Monday, Mojang Studios released Minecraft: Java Edition 1.18 Release Candidate 4 to interested testers, which follows previous 1.18 Release Candidates that all incorporate singular bug fixes or tweaks.

With the official release so close, Mojang is now monitoring for any last-minute critical issues that need fixing. It's likely that this Release Candidate is the official build being released tomorrow as 1.18 Caves and Cliffs Update Part Two, as long as players don't encounter any more problems while testing it.

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. In case you missed it, we already know that the next chapter for Minecraft will be The Wild Update.

The full changelog for Minecraft: Java Edition 1.18 Release Candidate 4 includes:

Changes

  • Fixed an issue with the lower distribution of coal ore
Zachary Boddy
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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.