Minecraft caves and cliffs Part I artwork

The next major content drop coming to Minecraft received a partial delay last month with Mojang Studios splitting the highly-anticipated Caves & Cliffs update into a two-parter. While the second part is still quite some time away, the first chunk of content was slated to arrive in the summer, and as promised it is now almost here.

Dubbed Caves & Cliffs: Part I, the update now has a June 8 launch date attached to it. New mobs – goats, glow squids, and axolotls – along with a large number of new items and blocks such as copper, tinted glass, amethyst, lightning rods, candles, and even spyglasses are included in the update.

Minecraft fans will have to wait until the end of this year to receive the new biomes as well as the major world generation and build height overhauls, as those meaty changes are planned to be included in Caves & Cliffs: Part II. Still, Part I does carry some blocks that will be part of the upcoming biomes, but only as rare decorative additions for now.

Minecraft goat on a hill

The 1.17 Caves & Cliffs: Part I update for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition is coming to Windows 10 PCs, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Android, iOS, and Linux. It is also heading to the Minecraft: Java Edition on Windows, macOS, and Linux. Those on the latter group can try out the update in its pre-release state right now.