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The Minecraft 1.18 update will be available during 2021, according to the latest news from Mojang, and more information looks set to be shared very soon.
While we don’t expect Caves and Cliffs Part 2 to be playable during October, the stage has been set for its announcement later this month.
This is expected to happen during Minecraft Live, which is scheduled to be held on October 16.
Mojang has already confirmed that the event will be filmed live and beamed across the world via the internet and packed with juicy Minecraft news.
There will also be contributions from content creators and will include a pre-show and community vote to influence the game.
We can’t be sure exactly how far gamers will be able to change the game or if it has anything to do with Minecraft 1.18.
A message from the Minecraft Live team doesn’t promise any Caves and Cliffs news, but it would be very disappointing if the company skipped it during the annual event.
“The guest list includes new and familiar faces from Mojang Studios, our amazing community, and a surprise appearance or two,” the Mojang message reads.
“On the menu you will find in-depth interviews, exciting reveals, a nail-biting vote, and puns galore! In lieu of gifts, please send positive vibes so the power doesn’t go out.
“You can watch Minecraft Live in any place that has an internet connection. Use your phone, tablet, PC, or game console to watch it on the Minecraft website or Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch accounts.
“Minecraft Live will be held virtually on October 16, 2021 and will begin at 12PM ET.”
Delays are always possible, so there could be good or bad news depending on whether you’re hoping to play Cave and Cliffs Part 2 before December 31.
Caves and Cliffs has been pushed back several times due to its combination of new content and game-changing mechanics.
The patch was eventually split into two, with Mojang confirming earlier this year: “Because of the magnitude of this update and the dramatic changes it brings to the Overworld as a whole, there are also significant technical challenges we need to overcome before certain parts of the update are ready to ship.
“Take the completely revamped world generation, which affects all the caves and mountains in Minecraft. With this feature, we are completely reshaping the Overworld, including the build height.
“Not only do we have to consider every effect this can have on the world but also how it will affect performance. Basically, having more stuff in the game also slows it down, and we want to avoid that.”
WHEN IS MINECRAFT 1.18 COMING OUT?
Minecraft 1.18 is coming out in 2021 but doesn’t have a full release date attached that fans can keep track of.
What we have learnt so far is that Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Part 2 will be ready by the Holiday season.
More news is expected to be shared later this month and will likely include the final details of when Minecraft 1.18 will be available to download during 2021 or beyond.
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