On October 3, Minecraft Live presented new content coming to Minecraft by the summer of 2021. The much requested update, named Caves & Cliffs, has been quietly worked on for some time and is something that all Minecraft players should be excited about. It further expands the game we all know and love into something even better. 

After the update, the generated caves will have much more variation to them, including waterfalls, cave lakes, and huge caverns. There will also be new cave environments such as lush caves, dripstone caves, crystal geodes, and more. Furthermore, they are going to add new blocks such as the “skulk sensor”, that will react to movement using redstone signals. They even plan to add aspects that involve archaeology, and players will be able to build items like telescopes. 

However, in my opinion, the most exciting thing to come are the new creatures that will show up in the caves. One of the new hostile mobs, called the warden, lives deep down in the mines. These mobs are blind, and only respond to movements and vibrations. They have tons of health and do massive damage. They will chase after you if you do not crouch by, but you can throw snowballs to distract them. 

The cliffs portion of the update will include an overhaul of mountains in the game. There will be many more mountains, and they will be much bigger than the ones we have right now. Another new mob, the goat, will live in the mountains. They are mostly friendly, but if you mess with them, they will attempt to push you off! 

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Overall, this update is huge for Minecraft and will be one of the biggest in a long time. All players should be excited for this is a huge game change and should try and get on with their friends once it comes out. I believe that this will be overwhelmingly fun and everyone from new to experienced players should give it a try.

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JONATHAN HOFFMAN
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11th grader who loves to swim and watch sports. I play the Tuba and I love meteorology. The best desert is donuts.