Minecraft Caves & Cliffs Update Part II launches this month

Minecraft Caves & Cliffs Update Part II

A decade after it first launched, Minecraft is still going strong as one of the most popular games in the world. This is largely thanks to a steady supply of content updates and skin packs keeping things fresh. Back in 2020, Mojang announced the Caves & Cliffs Update as the biggest addition to Minecraft yet. Unfortunately, it’s taking quite a while to come out. To speed things along, Mojang split it in two, releasing Part I earlier this year. Thanks to the latest blog post, we now know that Minecraft Caves & Cliffs Update Part II is coming out this month!

Minecraft Caves & Cliffs Update Part II

The first chunk of the Caves & Cliffs Update added axolotls, glow squids, goats, powder snow, copper, amethyst, and more… but it was distinctly lacking in the caves and cliffs department. Part II will finally live up to the name by redesigning the game’s mountains and cave systems. Updated terrain generation, higher peaks, more elaborate tunnel systems, and larger ore veins are all on the way. You’ll also be able to obtain candles as a new light source.

Minecraft Cave & Cliffs Update Part II launches in less than two weeks on November 30. However, it won’t contain everything that was originally promised. New features like archeology, bundles, and goat horns have all been delayed. Mojang previously announced that the Deep Dark content originally planned for Caves & Cliffs had been pushed back to the Wild Update in 2022. Archeology, bundles, and goat horns will not be part of the Wild Update. Mojang is instead pushing them back indefinitely, stating that they’ll come out “when we’re able to add them in the best possible way.”


Ben Lamoreux
Nintendo Enthusiast's Managing Editor. I grew up on Super Nintendo and never stopped playing. Been writing video game news, opinions, reviews, and interviews professionally for over a decade. Favorite franchises include Zelda, Metroid, and Mother.