Minecraft is a big game, and most of it major update are massive, however, the upcoming part 2 of Minecraft 1.18 might be the biggest one released to date. This update will implement a lot of new changes into the game, affecting many aspects of gameplay. In this article, we are going to showcase the top 5 reasons why Minecraft 1.18 part 2 will be the biggest update ever released. It is going to be released on the holiday this year.

1 - New world generation mechanics

It has been a while since a major Minecraft update add biomes to the overworld. However, this one is special, as it also adds new biomes to the underground caves. With the 2nd part of the Caves & Cliff update, this aspect of the title will finally come into play.

Huge caves
Huge caves in Minecraft 1.18 part 2.

In Minecraft 1.18, world generation is being overhauled and for the first time, you'll be able to dig below Y-Level 0. This new layer below level 0 is called the "deepslate layer", in which cobblestones turn into deepslate blocks.

Before the 1.18 update, the Y level range is from 0 to 256. Later, this will be changed to -64 to 320. Ore veins are also moving much deeper underground now.

2 - New Bundle feature

The new storage item Bundle is a completely new way for the player to manage their inventory. This allows for combinations of multiple items within a single slot. However, the Bundle doesn't increase the total amount you can hold in the slot. It simply allows you to hold different kinds of items in a single slot.

You can make a Bundle out of 2 String and 6 Rabbit Hide, and clicking on one in your inventory opens up a miniature secondary inventory space of 6 slots. Bundles can be used inside the inventory to take out the last item put in.

3 - Taller and more realistic mountain

As previously mentioned, the Y level max range is increased from 256 to 320, therefore, all mountains generated in the game can be considerably taller and larger. Instead of just having mountains being just a single biome, one mountain now contain up to five new sub-biomes which make up its layers.

The mountains
The mountains are absolutely gigantic.
  • Snow Capped Peaks (Y=170+): same as Lofty Peaks but cold enough for Packed Ice as well.
  • Lofty Peaks (Y=170+): peaks of stone, snow, and ice.
  • Snowy Slopes (Y=140-170): snowy and icy, home to goats.
  • Mountain Grove (Y=110-140): snowy, home to rabbits and polar bears.
  • Mountain Meadow (Y=100-140): home to flowers and sweet berry bushes.

This makes Minecraft's mountains much more realistic now, as real life mountains also contain different biomes based on their size and height.

4 - New blocks

While there are tons of new blocks and ores introduced during the first half of the 1.18 update, the actual highlight of the patch has not been released yet. The sculk sensor, a block with its own redstone signal, is going to be part of Minecraft 1.18 part 2.

The special part about the sculk sensor is that it can detect movement in the surrounding area, something no other block in Minecraft can do. This will come in handy for many situations in the future, such as building automatic traps or security systems.

5 - New Warden Mob

The "below Y-0" level will be called "the deep dark biome" and is populated with a brand new miniboss type of mob called the Warden. Based on snapshots, this is likely to be the strongest mob in all of Minecraft, with over 60 HP and enough damage to kill players with full netherite armor.

Minecraft Warden
Wardens in Minecraft 1.18 part 2 are super dangerous.

Furthermore, the Warden uses a completely different method of aggro - sound. As they live deep underground, similar to a mole, the Warden exchanges their ability to see for their sound detection skill. Avoiding them is really hard, especially when you are in a cave with limited room.

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