Minecraft Caves & Cliffs: Part II - 1.18.0 New Features and Bug Fixes

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Minecraft: Caves & Cliffs Part II update has officially made its way into the live servers. In this update, the developers added many new features and fixed tons of bugs. The terrain’s shape and elevation are no longer determined by biome. This will add varieties of biome placements like deserts existing on top of hills. Additionally, mountains are taller than before as they can go up to a maximum of 256 blocks.

The developers also fixed an issue where the Hero of the Village effect was removed if players travel outside the village. Now, it applies to those who assisted in killing a raider once a raid is defeated.

Minecraft Caves & Cliffs: Part II

New Features

Increased World Height and Depth
  • Overworld height and depth for new and existing worlds has been extended to y320 and y-64, opening up more space to explore and build in
World Blending
  • Players can now update existing worlds to include the new overworld height dimensions and world generation features.
  • The bedrock layer at y0 below saved chunks will be replaced with Deepslate and feature new cave generation underneath
  • Biomes and terrain generating across new and existing chunk borders will blend seamlessly, creating natural-looking environmental transitions
New Biomes, 3D Biome Generation, and Biome Distribution
  • Added 3D biomes - cave biomes can now generate directly below surface biomes
  • New cave and mountain biomes added, including Jagged Peaks, Meadows, Lush Caves, and Dripstone Caves
New Cave Generation
  • Added noise caves - the three primary types of noise caves are large, open Cheese Caves, wide, tunneling Spaghetti Caves, and the narrow, winding Noodle Caves
  • Added aquifers - these create local level bodies of water such as flooded caves or underground lakes
Ore Distribution and Large Ore Veins
  • Added large ore veins - these long formations stretch through cave systems and contain larger deposits of ore than the clusters usually found underground
  • Ore distribution has been adjusted to compensate for the new world height
Mob Spawning
  • Monsters will now only spawn in complete darkness. Players can spawn-proof dark areas such as caves using light sources
New Music
  • Added new music by Lena Raine and Kumi Tanioka
  • Added a new music disc from Lena Raine titled "otherside." This can be found rarely in Stronghold corridor chests or much more rarely in Dungeon chests
  • Mobile players: To hear the new music, you will need to download the updated Minecraft Original Music Pack, available FREE from Marketplace

You can read more about the update here.

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