A new Minecraft dev diary breaks down the world generation for the 'Caves and Cliffs Update'

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

What you need to know

  • The next major update for Minecraft is the 'Caves and Cliffs Update,' which features some drastic changes.
  • In the latest developer diary from Mojang Studios, Minecraft devs discuss how world generation is changing.
  • The 'Caves and Cliffs Update' is massively altering how mountains and caves generate in the world, with significant results.
  • If you're excited for one of the most extensive updates to Minecraft yet, the dev diary is definitely worth a watch.

Minecraft is a game that constantly evolves with new updates and improvements. Not all of these updates are equal, though, with some introducing many more changes than others. The upcoming Caves and Cliffs Update, which is slated for release in Summer 2021, is one of the largest releases for Minecraft yet. The upcoming update drastically alters how mountains and cave systems are generated in Minecraft, and the latest dev diary from Mojang Studios goes over exactly that.

Various team members from Mojang Studios take turns to discuss aspects of the Caves and Cliffs Update for Minecraft, especially how world generation will become much more grand, diverse, and interesting for players of all playstyles. From significantly more dramatic mountain vistas, increased world heights, new cave biomes like Lush Caves and Dripstone Caves, and more, the Caves and Cliffs Update isn't holding back its punches in its quest to tear the Nether Update off the throne for "Biggest Minecraft Update."

If you're interested in the upcoming Caves and Cliffs Update for Minecraft, be sure to check out the above video (and all of our coverage on it). In recent news, Mojang Studios have finally introduced Lush Caves in the latest Minecraft: Java Edition snapshot. Minecraft: Bedrock Edition players also got the new 1.16.210 release with bug fixes ahead of more dense testing of the Caves and Cliffs Update.

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