What’s New in the 1.17 Update in Minecraft?

The New 1.17 Caves and Cliffs Update!

Minecraft has come a long way, first launched in 2011. Minecraft has been one of the most popular games since. So, we are here to tell you what is new in the latest upcoming update.

The new 1.17 Caves and Cliffs update comes with a variety of features. First, we will be taking a look at the new added mobs.

Glow Squid – This new type of squid has 10 hearts. It is a squid with a more bright texture, when killed it drops ink sacs that glow and they can be used to make texts on signs to glow and it can craft glow item frames.

Axolotl – This is a fish that has 14 hearts. It spawns in lush caves and can be picked up with a bucket. To breed this fish you need tropical fish or a bucket of tropical fish. These fish have a playing dead ability where they can play dead and nothing will attack them. While playing dead they regenerate.

Goat – A new neutral mob has been added. These mobs spawn in mountains and they jump up to 5 blocks high! They can headbutt players and ram trees. They will attack any entity near it when it is around for more than ten seconds. Once killed they will drop 0-2 mutton.

Warden – This hostile mob spawns in the deep dark and it is blind. It can sense you by the vibrations you make. It is very powerful and it one shot most armor except for diamond armor and netherite armor. Attacking this mob will be a big mistake so it would be better to run away from it. It will attack nearby players and it is roughly 50% larger than the iron golem.

New items will also be added in the Caves and Cliffs update. Some of these new items are far more advanced than the older versions. Here are some items that will be added:

Amethyst Shard – This item drops from amethyst clusters and is used to make spy glasses and tinted glass.

Brushes – Can brush of layers on certain blocks

Bucket of Powder Snow – You can get this by putting a bucket in a cauldron with powder snow or using it on a block of powder snow.

Spyglass – Can be used to see farther (zoom)
With the new 1.17 Caves and Cliffs updates players now have a more interactive experience in Minecraft. According to minecraft.gamepedia.com, the update is expected to release in the middle of 2021. It will first release on Java and then on the bedrock versions. Many new blocks will release and here are the ones that will interest you the most:

Powder Snow – This block is new and different from the regular snow block. When a player walks through it they fall through and when they stay there they freeze and lose player health. To prevent this wearing leather armor is recommended.

Copper Ore – This is a new ore that is used to make copper ingots. The ingots can later be used to make copper blocks and cut copper blocks/slabs. Copper has oxidation which will slowly make the copper degradable. To prevent this honeycomb can be used to stop the oxidation.

Pointed Dripstone – This is a dripstone that will hang like stalactites and stalagmites. You can equip it by breaking it with a trident. It can damage a player’s health if dropped on said player.

Lightning Rod – This can be used to attract lightning within a 64 block radius. It can be placed both vertically and horizontally.

Over time biomes have evolved in the game. Biomes such as plains, desert and the ocean are all very popular. Minecraft developers have added 3 new biomes to the new update.

Deep Dark – Found very deep in the mines in the overworld.

Dripstone Caves – Have stalactites and stalagmites in different forms across caves

Lush Caves – Has plant life growing everywhere in all forms

With the new Minecraft 1.17 Caves and Cliffs update players are now ready to indulge a whole new sensational world. New mobs ranging from the goat to the warden feel like the whole game has just become new!