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How to get Minecraft 1.18 Update Snapshot?

Here is how to get Minecraft 1.18 Update Snapshot.

By Md Armughanuddin

July 15, 2021

Minecraft‘s Caves and Cliffs Update was released a few weeks ago, and it added quite a lot of stuff to the game. Ranging from Glow Squids to Goats and Axolotls, the update was one of the biggest ones in the game’s history.

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However, if you have been following Minecraft news, you might be well aware of the fact that the Caves and Cliffs Update is not totally complete. There is more to come from Mojang Studios, in the second part of the Caves and Cliffs Update.

The second part is slated to release sometime during the Holidays, so there is still some time before fans can get the update. However, we will be getting a lot of snapshots which will let us try out many of the features before the update launches.

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How to get Minecraft 1.18 Update Snapshot?

Many players are wondering how they can try out the features that will be coming in the Caves and Cliffs Part 2 Update. Well, there is a slight catch. As of now, there are no Minecraft 1.18 Snapshots available. Mojang Studios have mentioned in their blog that the Snapshots will be releasing sometime in September.

That being said, the features are already making their way into the game via experimental updates. Experimental snapshots don’t support worlds from other versions. Mojang states that “experimental snapshots can only open worlds that were created in the same version. Later on in the actual 1.18 release, you will be able to open 1.17 worlds.”

The second part of the Caves and Cliffs update includes a number of drastic changes as compared to the first one. They are as follows.

  • New world height and depth
  • New mountain biomes (lofty peaks, snowcapped peaks, grove, meadow, and snowy slopes)
  • New cave generation (cheese, spaghetti, and noodle caves)
  • Local water levels and lava levels in the underground
  • New cave biomes generate naturally underground and inside mountains (lush caves, dripstone caves)
  • Natural variation in terrain shape and elevation, independently from biomes. For example, forests and deserts could form up on a hill without needing a special biome just for that.
  • New ore distribution 
  • Large ore veins
  • Integrated mountains, caves, and cave entrances
  • Monsters will only spawn in complete darkness
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Md Armughanuddin
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Md is the Head of Content- India for DualShockers. He is pursuing Computer Science Engineering and is really passionate about gaming and technology. You can find him cracking complex coding problems during the day, and covering the latest happenings in the industry at night.

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