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Minecraft 1.17 Caves and Cliffs Release Date Delayed? - Update Split Explained

Here is why Minecraft 1.17 Caves and Cliffs has been delayed.

By Md Armughanuddin

April 14, 2021

Minecraft has been one of the most popular games for the past decade, and the game has continued to grow over the years. Mojang Studios is gearing up to launch a major update for the game, the Caves and Cliffs which will be adding tons of new content to the game.

The Caves and Cliffs update was slated to release later this year, and a number of features have been released via Snapshot and on Minecraft Bedrock. We have got to see what we can expect from the upcoming update, ranging from glow squids, to goat and much more.

Minecraft 1.17 Caves and Cliffs Release Date Delayed? – Update Split Explained

Recently, the developers announced that the update will be split into two. Here is what they had to say,

Today we announced that the much-anticipated Minecraft Caves & Cliffs Update will now release in two parts instead of a singular update. The first update is coming this summer, and the second update will release around the holiday season.  

This means that the update will not be releasing together as a whole. Instead, we will get one part of the update first followed by the second part. The first part will be arriving in summer, followed by the second part which will release during the holidays.

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The reason for this split is none other than the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the pandemic, many developers are working remotely which has led to a lot of issues in the development schedule, and thus the decision to split the update has been taken.

Here is what’s coming in the first part of the update.

The first part of the Caves & Cliffs Update will focus on some cute and fun mobs, cool items, and new blocks such as: Goat, Axolotl, Crystals + Spyglass + Geodes + Tinted Glass, Copper + Lightning Rod, Glow Squid + Glow Ink, Powder Snow, Lush Cave Blocks, Dripstone Cave Blocks, Deepslate + Ore Variants, Glow Lichen, and Multiplayer Sleeping Rule (Java only)

That’s still a lot coming in the first part, and it will be interesting to see what else the developers have in store for players.

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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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