The Minecraft Caves and Cliffs update was announced by Minecraft last year. It is one of the most anticipated updates ever in Minecraft so all players are super excited about the Minecraft Caves And Cliffs Update Download. As the name suggested, this update will focus mainly on the caves and cliffs in Minecraft. We will get more variations of caves, new cave biomes with unique animals and plants.

Before digging into details of how to download Minecraft 1.7 update as well as what features included, you can check out the Minecraft Caves and Cliffs update trailer below.

1. Minecraft Caves And Cliffs Update Release Date

Minecraft Caves And Cliffs Update is one of the most ambitious updates of Minecraft so the dev decided to split the update into 2 parts. This way, the dev team will have more time to complete the update so it can be more exciting and quality features.

Minecraft Cave And Cliff Update Download
Minecraft Cave And Cliff Update

The Minecraft Caves & Cliffs Update will release in two parts 1.17 and 1.18. The 1.17 update is set to be released this summer on June 8 for both Bedrock Edition and Java Edition. The 1.18 update will be released around the holiday season of 2021.

2. Minecraft Caves And Cliffs Update Download

Below are detailed guidelines to download Minecraft Caves And Cliffs update for each platform.

Java Edition

  • Open Minecraft Launcher on your PC
  • Click on the arrow on the right of the "Play" button to check your version
  • Choose "Latest Release"
  • Launch the game.


When you enter Minecraft PE on mobile devices, there will be a prompt for the Minecraft 1.17 Caves and Cliffs update apk download for Android or iOS. Just follow the steps in instructions to update the game and relaunch.

Windows 10 (Bedrock)

Normally, Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Update download will be installed automatically as long as you have the Internet connection. However, there might be some technical glitches that prevent this procedure. In that case, you need to follow these steps to download Minecraft 1.17 update on Bedrock version.

  • Go to Microsoft Store.
  • Choose the 3 dots on the top right corner.
  • Select Downloads and Updates and click Get Updates.
  • Wait for Minecraft to be updated and launch the game.

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3. Minecraft Caves And Cliffs Update 1.7 Details

The Minecraft Caves And Cliffs Update is expected to be one of the biggest Minecraft updates ever so there will be a lot of things to look for. The update will introduce new blocks, new biomes, mobs, and caves.

Here is what you get after completing the process of Minecraft Caves and Cliffs update download.

New blocks

  • Dripstone & Pointed Dripstone
  • Block of Amethyst
  • Block of Raw Iron, Gold & Copper
  • Powder snow block
Minecraft Cave And Cliff
Entities can fall through Powder snow block
  • Deepslate ores
  • Deepslate bricks, wall, stairs, and slabs
  • Cracked Deepslate bricks, wall, stairs, and slabs
  • Polished Deepslate bricks, wall, stairs, and slabs
  • Cobbled Deepslate bricks, wall, stairs, and slabs
  • Deepslate tile bricks, wall, stairs, and slabs
  • Tinted glass
Tinted Glass Miencraft
Tinted Glass is a type of glass that does not let the light goes through
  • Tuff
  • Calcite
  • Smooth & Polished Basalt
  • Basalt
  • Moss block
  • Rooted dirt
  • Dripstone Blocks

New Biomes

Dripstone Caves

Dripstone Caves are large cave biomes in Minecraft. Their design is the same as their counterpart in real life with pointy stone pillars on the ground and on the ceiling of the cave. This cave biome will have 2 new blocks Stalagmites and Stalactites. These blocks will break when one piece is broken.

Dripstone Caves
Dripstone Cave is the new cave biome in Minecraft Caves And Cliffs Update

Deep Dark Biome

You will be able to find Deep Dark Biome at y=0 coordinate. You will find hostile mobs called Warden here. There are also new blocks such as Sculk Block, Sculk Growth, Sculk Sensor here. As the cave is located in the deepest place in Minecraft, there will be a lot more mysteries for players to find out. This will be a rare biome in Minecraft with many unique features.

Deep Dark Biome
Deep Dark Biome can be found at the deepest point of Minecraft.

Lush Caves

You will find tall Grass, Glow berries, Dripleaf plants, Spore blossoms along with a lot of new plants in Lush Caves. They are surely the most beautiful caves in the Minecraft Caves And Cliffs update. You can find them under Azalea trees in Overworld.

Lush Cave Minecraft
Lush Caves is a beautiful cave biome.


  • Spyglass
  • Lightning rod
  • Hanging roots
  • Candles
  • Bucket of powdered snow
  • Glow item frames
  • Axolotl, Goat, and Glow Squid spawn eggs
  • Glow berries
  • Glow squid ink sac
  • Azalea flower


So far 4 new mobs have been confirmed to be in the new Minecraft Caves & Cliffs update download.

  • Axolotl - A mob spawn in underground water in the darkness with Stone, Granite, Diorite, Andesite, Tuff, or Deepslate below.
Axolotl Minecraft
Axolotl Minecraft
  • Glow Squid - Glow Squid drop Glow Ink Sacs and can be seen from far away.
Glow Squid Minecraft
Glow Squid Minecraft
  • Goat - Goats will spawn in mountains and they can scale the sides of mountains.
Goat Minecraft
Goat Minecraft

World Generation

  • Amethyst Geode

You will find Geode blocks and Amethyst Crystals in these tiny little caves.

  • Archeological Excavation

The  Archeological Excavation is a new area that contains a lot of new fun things for players to explore and get archeological items and ceramic shards.

  • Mesh Caves

There has been little information about this new biome.

Above is everything we know so far about the latest Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Update download and features. will update more information daily. Don't forget to visit our website to not miss any update.

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