The long-awaited Caves and Cliffs update in Minecraft is divided into 2 parts, 1.17 and 1.18. The first part has just been released while the second part of the update is scheduled for the end of 2021. In this article, we are going to list out some of the most notable additions in Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Part 2.

1. New Biomes in Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Update

Lush Caves

This particular cave is filled with flora - from fruits to flowers and vines all over. To find a Lush cave, just look for Azalea trees on the surface - they are the indicator that there's a Lush cave below that you can mine and explore. Below are several new types of plants and creatures introduced in a lush cave:

  • Azalea plants turn the dirt they grew on into rooted dirt, which can spawn hanging roots for you to harvest.
  • Spore blossoms are pink flowers with particles that can be harvested and plant somewhere else.
Minecraft Caves And Cliffs Lush Caves
Minecraft Caves And Cliffs Lush Caves
  • Orange berries vines can be eaten - they can also be used as a light source. Particularly, there's a chance for a glow berries to spawn as well.
  • Dripleaf plants that you can stand on - it is possible to use them to create a water obstacle course.
  • Axolotls are native to this Biome. In case you don't know, Axolotls can also be bred like other animals.
Minecraft Caves And Cliffs Axolotls
Minecraft Caves And Cliffs Axolotls

Noise Caves

These are the two new types of caves that can be generated underground which include:

  • Cheese caves are large, with wide-open areas filled with stone pillars.
  • Spaghetti caves are narrow, long and winding.
Minecraft Caves Cliffs
Minecraft Noise Caves

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Dripstone caves

The Dripstone caves are filled with Stalagmites and stalactites. To be specific, stalagmites act like spikes and can hurt both friends and foes. Meanwhile, stalactites can be dropped from above to deal damage. They also drip water - you can use them as a renewable source of water. In fact, some of them also drip lava instead of water.

Minecraft Dripstone Caves
Minecraft Dripstone Caves

Deep Dark Biome

Only one creature that inhabits the Deep Dark was mentioned in the presentation from Mojang - there is nothing about the biome itself. However, the Warden is a hostile mob found in this biome - it was created to spook the player.

Deep Dark Biome
The Warden in Deep Dark Biome

The most dangerous part about the Warden is that their attacks ignore armor. However, they are completely blind and can be distracted by noises and thrown objects.

2. New Features in Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Update


You can now bundle items - creating bags in which you can place as many items as possible inside. This will aid with inventory management... however, the exact mechanic is not yet revealed. Also, bundles can be stored in chests and you can mix and match.

Minecraft Caves And Cliffs Bundles
Minecraft Caves And Cliffs Bundles

Sculk blocks and wireless Redstone

Sculk growths are usually found in the Deep Dark biome - they are a new Redstone-like power source that emits Redstone signal. If a sculk sensor detects footsteps or the sound of a block getting placed or destroyed, it will emit a wireless Redstone signal. This way, gadgets can be operated without a trail of red stones connecting them. You can use wool to block the signals.

Minecraft Caves And Cliffs Sculk Blocks
Minecraft Caves And Cliffs Sculk Blocks


This is a future feature that's not a part of the 1.18 update. You can now use brushes at dig sites to excavate treasures, which can be priceless artifacts or rare blocks.

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