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The newest Minecraft The snapshot for the upcoming Caves and Cliffs update adds a very exciting new biome: Lush Caves. These will eventually be discovered while mining, although in this current snapshot state they can only be explored by creating a custom world.
Lush caves will change how mining it is, and they are a crucial part of the cave update coming this summer. You can find more information about this snapshot here.
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A brand new snapshot is on its way out now! This time we introduce the Lush Caves biome. In addition, we are now also using OpenGL Core 3.2 for rendering. Further changes and additions to the article. Enjoy! https://t.co/AX9Pixamhs
– Adrian Östergård (@adrian_ivl), March 10, 2021
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First a closer look at the biome of the lush cave. It contains a lot of new vegetation that is unique to this biome and that makes caves appear more alive.
Moss grows over all floors and ceilings, and spore blooms grow from the ceiling and particles drip off. These blooms also cause a particle effect.
The lush caves will also be a handy new place to discover clay, as clay pools will be introduced from which drip-leaf plants will grow, often surrounded by azalea bushes and flowering azaleas.
Azaleas are closely related to the lush cave biome. If you spot an azalea tree above ground, you may be standing right over one of the new biomes, as the azaleas often have roots that extend into a lush cave.
There is also a new light source in the lush caves, from which the cave vines sprout glowing berries. This definitely adds to the atmosphere and is one of the most exciting parts of the new Cave update.
Some new blocks have also been added, such as the Cracked Deepslate Bricks and Cracked Deepslate Tiles, as well as an infested variant of Deepslate found deep underground. In this snapshot, new versions of Emerald, Coal, and Copper for Deepslate have also been added to Creative Mode.
In other news, there have been some changes to the ore distribution as part of the ongoing balance changes made by the team. There will now be more emeralds in mountain biomes, more lapis overall and less copper, gold, and redstone.
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Another exciting news is the announcement that Minecraft Java is moving to the OpenGL 3.2 core profile. Essentially, this means that shaders have become an integral part of the game.
If you’ve previously run Minecraft Java, you may want to check the updated minimum system requirements. The game is obviously a little more difficult to play as it supports the new shaders.