The Minecraft world was turned upside down with the recent announcement that the Caves and Cliffs Update would be split into two updates instead.
This week we got some more context for the decision to split the Caves and Cliffs update, but that’s not all that’s happening in the world of Minecraft!
Here’s everything you may have missed this week.
Developers Explain Caves and Cliffs Update Changes
Mojang is always transparent with its design decisions and upcoming changes.
This has been very important after changes to what would’ve been the biggest Minecraft update in the game’s history, Minecraft 1.17 Caves and Cliffs.
Minecraft developers have given some new context to explain the decisions behind splitting the Caves and Cliffs update.
To limit issues like developer crunch time, Mojang is splitting the Caves and Cliffs update into two.
To do so they will launch features that are more complete like new blocks and mobs now, holding the more large-scale changes that need some refinement for the end of 2020 in the holiday season.
Minecraft Snapshot Update 21w17a Introduces New Cave Type
One new change for caves in Minecraft has arrived in the new Snapshot Update 21w17a.
This new feature are noodle caves, a new design style that creates for some interesting exploration.
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New Minecraft Speedrunning World Record Set
The Minecraft speedrunning community is massive, and features some stiff competition for players looking to push the leaderboards.
One player, Brentilda, did much better than that this week, pushing a brand new World Record spedrun!
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Watch the massive World Record Minecraft speedrun here, which clocked in at under 10 minutes!