The Minecraft community may be focused primarily on the announcement that cross-save is now available for Minecraft Dungeons, but the PC-centric legacy version of Minecraft still has something up its sleeve with the release of Minecraft: Java Edition Snapshot 21w18a. The latest Minecraft: Java Edition snapshot continues work on the upcoming Caves and Cliffs Update, which was recently split into two parts and partially delayed.
Today’s Minecraft: Java Edition snapshot includes mostly minor fixes and tweaks. There are further changes to the ore distribution and cave generation expected to arrive in the second half of the Caves and Cliffs Update this Winter, with some other minor additions. This is definitely on the more modest side for Minecraft: Java Edition snapshots, but there are definitely still reasons to jump in and play, especially if you’re excited about the Caves and Cliffs Update.
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The full changelog for Minecraft: Java Edition Snapshot 21w18a includes: