Update (Wed 9th Jun, 2021 00:45 BST): The moment Minecraft fans have been waiting for has arrived - the Caves & Cliffs Part One update is now available. It adds new blocks and mobs:

Get to know the axolotl, but don’t let the adorableness of this bucket-happy mob fool you. It is very much a predator. The goats are also incredibly cute, but also incredibly fond of ramming, so keep your distance or prepare yourself for a journey through the air. If you happen to be standing near a body of water when the goat’s head connects with your blocky body, you might be bumped into the glow squid. Be sure to grab some glow ink while you’re swimming with these luminous lovelies!

You can now find blocks such as small and big dripleaf, pointed dripstone, caves vines and glow berries, azalea and azalea leaves, flowering azalea and flowering azalea leaves, hanging roots, rooted dirt, moss carpet, and moss block.

You’ll also get to play with glow lichen, powder snow, and deepslate blocks, as well as the new amethyst geodes! That means you can craft the new spyglass and tinted glass! Hmmm. I feel like I’m forgetting something. Hahaha! I jest. I would never forget to mention that Part I brings COPPER! You can now craft lightning rods, which is almost as metal as the entire Nether Update.


Original article (Tue 1st Jun, 2021 06:05 BST): At Minecraft Live last year, Mojang announced the Caves & Cliffs update. In April of this year, it made the tough decision to turn it into two separate parts.

The developer has now locked in a release date, announcing part one is coming to the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms next week on 8th June. This update will include new creatures such as the axolotls, goats and glow squid as well as new blocks like amethyst, dripleaves and copper. There's the spyglass, too.

In somewhat related news, Sega recently revealed a Sonic the Hedgehog collaboration with Minecraft. Read more about it in our previous post. Are you excited about the Caves & Cliffs part one update? Tell us down below.

[source minecraft.net]