The Minecraft Caves & Cliffs: Part 2 update is finally here for both Java Edition and Bedrock Edition! This update takes you to new heights and down to its darkest depths with the all-new terrain generation. The world of Minecraft will never be the same!

Brand New Biomes!

Nine new biomes to explore are making their way into the game.

Mushroom Forest Minecraft 1.18 Biome Generation

Dripstone Cave

The new underground biome introduces explorers to stalactites and stalagmites, formed by the new Pointed Dripstone blocks. Dripstone Caves have their own unique atmosphere, similar to that of grand ancient caves. Beware—Dripstone spikes will damage you, so watch your step!

Dripstone Caves biome in Minecraft 1.18 Caves and Cliffs Part 2
Watch out! Dripstones can fall on top of players and deal a fatal amount of damage.

Noise Cave

Noise Caves come in three types: wide open, narrow and winding. While similar to regular caves, they add diversity to the exploration by offering unique pathways to the player. Be careful not to get lost in the twists and turns of the winding Noise Caves!

Lush Cave

Home to the one and only Axolotl, Lush Caves are an inviting green biome full of unique flora. With moss covering the walls, dripleaves emerging from the springs, vines and glow berries hanging from the ceiling, Lush Caves create a beautiful image for a tired miner. You can easily find the biome by digging down from the Azalea trees in the overworld.

Lush Caves biome in Minecraft 1.18 Caves and Cliffs Part 2
With glow berries and vines dangling above, lush caves are a refreshing contrast from the commonly dark caves.


The Grove resembles the snowy taiga but at a greater altitude. The lowest of the newly added snowy mountain biomes, Groves are home to polar bears and other cold-resistant species.


The newly generated mountains don’t have to be cold and intimidating all the time—Meadows offer a different picture for hikers around the same altitude as the Grove. Bees, berries and plenty of flowers are always a sight for sore eyes!

Snowy Slopes

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live an igloo, Snowy Slopes are the biome for you! A mostly sparse mountain biome is home to these icy structures—as well as lots and lots of snow.

Snowy Slopes biome in Minecraft 1.18 Caves and Cliffs Part 2

Jagged Peaks

Jagged Peaks are the domain of the true cliff stars—goats! Being the only mob to spawn in this uninviting and dangerous biome, Goats can be the source of milk for a weary traveler. After all, who wouldn’t like some cake among the snowcapped peaks?

Frozen Peaks

Similarly to the Jagged Peaks, Frozen Peaks offer little to no foothold. Only the bravest of hikers—alongside Goats, of course—will have the courage to explore the biome! Multiple layers of snow and glaciers of ice are the main features of the Frozen Peaks landscape.

Frozen Peaks biome in Minecraft 1.18 Caves and Cliffs Part 2
Frozen Peaks are a death-defying challenge to adventurers with its slippery, insane heights!

Stony Peaks

The last mountain biome is closely related to the other lofty Peaks, however instead of snow you will be able to spot gravel. The resemblance is enhanced by the presence of our good mountain buddies—goats.

Extended World Limits!

The Bedrock level is being moved 64 blocks lower, allowing players to dig below y=0 for the first time! And, of course, the brand new peaks wouldn’t be as impressive without the world height limit being raised by 64 blocks as well! Yes. That’s right. Diamonds can now be found at a different depth!

The larger world heights in the 1.18 Caves and Cliffs update are one of the most exciting features, as it will bring an entirely new experience to survival Minecraft as well as an expanded canvas for building.

Updated Ore Generation!

To accommodate for the new world limits, ore generation is seeing a change, too! The new ore veins will be larger, making resource gathering easier. The layers to hold the veins will also become wider.


One of the minor additions of the 1.18 Caves & Cliffs update is the appearance of candles. Crafted with honeycomb and string, they can be both a more aesthetic source of light if you’re bored of torches and lanterns, as well as a key attribute of any celebration—candles can be combined with a cake to become the highlight of any birthday!

Candles in a cave Minecraft 1.18 Caves and Cliffs Part 2
Candles introduced in Minecraft 1.18 - Caves and Cliffs Part 2.

Discover Caves & Cliffs Part 2 with your friends!

Whether you want to find your first Axolotl among the depths of the underground, meet a Goat atop the highest peaks or even celebrate your birthday with a candled cake - the latest Minecraft update is best explored with your friends.

Explore the new update together in your Minecraft 1.18 server at Shockbyte.

Shockbyte servers support all versions of Minecraft for both Java and Bedrock Edition, including the Minecraft 1.18 Caves and Cliffs Update: Part 2.
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