It’s a great time for Minecraft fans, as big updates are coming to both the Bedrock Edition of the voxel building game and the spin-off dungeon crawler Minecraft Dungeons.
The first update is Minecraft‘s Cliffs & Caves: Part 2, also known as Patch 1.18. It adds new biomes, including snowy slopes and mountain meadows, as well as a major overhaul of cave systems under the Earth. Players will encounter giant caverns much larger than currently exist in the game, and mountains will reach much higher into the sky.
Cliffs & Caves: Part 2 is set to release on all platforms including Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Windows 10, and Windows 11. The Java edition of the game will also be available. updated, on Windows, macOS and Linux.
Parts of the update will have to wait, however. The Guardian, a giant and terrifying enemy who must patrol the underworld and deter adventurers, will be delayed until patch 1.19. Archeology, backpacks and goat horns are delayed; it is not yet known when they will reappear.
Meanwhile, Minecraft Dungeons gets a new seasonal adventure called Cloudy Climb. Cloudy Climb is a free update that includes a new progression system, weekly challenges, and a procedurally generated tower. As players progress through these dungeons, they’ll earn Adventure Points for seasonal rewards, like cute pets or flashy capes. Although the update is free, there will be a paid Adventure Pass for premium rewards through progression. Cloudy Climb is set to release on December 14.