In October, Minecraft developer Mojang announced that part two of their gigantic Caves and Cliffs update would be ready in "a month or two". It looks like it's almost time, as Mikael "slicedlime" Hedberg, the Tech Lead for Minecraft Java Edition, just tweeted out something a little cryptic:
This might not seem like much to go on, but Mojang employees are known for using Twitter to tease upcoming features — or accidentally doing so, at least — and the wording in the tweet, specifically "pre-paring", hints at a pre-release for Caves and Cliffs part two.
Pre-releases typically come a few days or weeks before the official launch of the new update, and function as a step between "snapshots" — the testing ground for new features that players can opt into — and the full update, which is hopefully as close to finished as possible. The first pre-release for 1.17, the last update, was on May 27th, and the full update came out on the 8th of June.
What does this mean? Hopefully, it means we won't have to wait long for the 1.18 update, which will add incredible new world generation to your Minecraft worlds. It might even come before the end of November!
Mojang also announced in this year's Minecraft Live presentation that the Deep Dark biome and its new mob, The Warden, would be pushed back to 2022's update, The Wild.
Is your server ready for the update? Have you been trying out the snapshots? Let us know in the comments!