Download Minecraft PE 1.17 for Android
Have you watched the main event for every Minecraft fan, namely Minecraft Live 2020? If yes, then you probably already know what has been announced and what players can expect from the upcoming Caves and Cliffs update. If you have not seen this event and do not know what will happen in the upcoming full update, then this article is exactly what you need. The new update will concern the generation of underground and ground caves, the generation of mountains, and of course dungeons. New unique blocks and ores will appear in the world of Minecraft, each of which will have a new purpose, as well as new mobs, entities, structures, and much more. Let’s take a closer look at the features of the full update for Minecraft PE 1.17 below!
Today players can test the first innovations of the Caves & Cliffs update. Those players who follow each update can see the sequence of how the developers of the Mojang studio add more and more different innovations associated with the new update in the Minecraft world. Every week, Mojang releases a new update dedicated to Caves & Cliffs. Now each player can get acquainted with the features of the Minecraft world and the Minecraft PE 1.17 update as a whole, without using any additional settings or even additions.
The main features of the update Minecraft PE 1.17
The first thing worth paying your attention to is, of course, the generation:
1. New ores such as copper and amethyst will appear in the mines of the Minecraft world;
2. New structures called amethyst geodes;
3. New biome in the Dripstone cave dungeons;
4. New mob axolotl.
Also, new blocks have been added:
1. Blocks of Amethyst, dripstone, and buds;
2. Tuff and calcite that are between geodes;
3. Candles for lighting and decorating rooms (and even for a cake);
4. Blocks, steps, and semi-blocks made of copper;
5. Stalactite, stalagmite, and drip blocks;
6. Lightning rod. Players can craft using three copper ingots;
7. The block of the powdered snow, causing freezing damage to the player. Mobs and players fall through it;
8. Sculk Sensor for using Redstone mechanisms;
9. Tinted glass that does not transmit light.
New items will also be added to the Minecraft world:
1. Amethyst shard for crafting items;
2. Copper ingot for crafting items;
3. A bag for storing any items, except for shulker boxes;
4. Spyglass to scale up, which can be crafted using two copper ingot and amethyst shards;
5. Bucket with powder snow;
6. Axolotl spawn egg and bucket.
Consider below all the changes in the Minecraft world in more detail.
Features of the update Minecraft PE 1.17
- 1.Generation of the world
Players can now find material such as Amethyst Geode underground with Amethyst Clusters inside. These resources are generated at sea level or below the level of blocks from 40 to 60. The geode consists of three layers, namely, the first one is tuff, the middle one is calcite and the third one is amethyst. Since it has a 95% crack, this can make it easier for players to extract this useful mineral.
Copper spawns randomly in mines. Equal to coal or iron in rarity. Copper blocks can be smelted by players into ingots. Only then, players can create different items from copper ingots.
Dripstone Caves are a completely new biome in the dungeons of the Minecraft world. This biome is mostly composed of dripstone block, stalactite, and stalagmite. Here players can see underground lakes made of water and even lava. Currently, some cave features are generated only when using additional settings in the game settings.
As mentioned earlier, Amethyst clusters have been added to the game, which has several stages of growth, the first three of which are buds. The buds begin to bloom on the amethyst block. Players can only collect them when using a pickaxe with enchanting Silk Touch.
At the end of the growth, a cluster forms from which you can obtain four Amethyst Shards. Using a pickaxe enchanted with Silk Touch, you can get a solid cluster.
Also, inside the amethyst geodes, players can find blocks of amethyst. It can be crafted using four shards.
In the geode, you can find tuff and calcite.
A candle is created from one thread and a honeycomb. Players may need a candle to illuminate rooms or just for decoration. Players can use dyes to change the color of the candles. By pressing the right mouse button and using water, the player can extinguish the candle.
Copper Blocks are crafted from four copper ingots and used to create carved blocks. Over time, these blocks undergo an oxidation process, which leads to a color change to turquoise. To stop oxidation, the player simply needs to wax through the honeycomb.
This method is also applicable to carved decorative blocks.
A lightning rod can be used to divert a lightning strike in the other direction. This mechanism operates at a distance of up to 32 blocks. Crafting is done using three copper ingots. In case of lightning strikes some structure and you have put there the Lightning Rod, a signal of Redstone will be activated, which will allow players to create new functional mechanisms.
Tinted glass differs from ordinary glass in that it has the ability to not let light through itself and has a dark tint through which the mobs cannot see the player. This type of glass is crafted from four fragments of amethyst and glass.
Please note that with the block of powder snow, players may use a new mechanic that has also been added to the game, namely frost damage. Standing in such snow, the player will begin to fall through and take half-heart damage every second. Damage can be avoided if the player is using leather armor. Attention, the boots of leather will allow players to stand on the top of the block of powder snow and not fall through it.
Dripstone block, stalactite, and stalagmite are only generated in dripstone cave. The difference between stalagmite and stalactite is in the place of their formation and shape. Stalagmites appear at the bottom and grow with a point up, and stalactites, on the contrary, from top to bottom like icicles. If such a block falls on a player, then it will cause damage. Walking on stalactites is also dangerous for players as it can cause damage.
The Sensor of Sculk is used at Redstone. This block reacts to sounds from the environment and it can emit a special signal that works within a radius of eight blocks. If you surround such a device with blocks of wool, then you create an ideal place with amazing soundproofing, which will interfere with its operation. The Sensor of Sculk does not respond to natural sounds such as thunder, rain, and others.
- 3. Other Items
Shards of Amethyst are formed from clusters while mining with a normal pickaxe. This material is necessary for players to craft an amethyst block, spyglass, and tinted glass.
The next item is Bundle. This item is needed by players to store and carry various things. To craft the Bundle, you need to use 6 rabbit skins and 2 threads. You can store up to 64 pieces of blocks or items. Thus, one stack is placed in the bag, for example, stones or boards. The items that you have in one copy that do not have a stack will completely take up the space of the bag. Attention, we draw your attention to the fact that the only thing that cannot be put into it is a box of shulker.
Using a shard of amethysit and two copper ingots players can craft Spyglass. With this item, players can look into the distance. The angle of view when viewed through the spyglass changes with the in-game FOV (field of view). If you switch the view from 3rd person, you can see the animation of using the spyglass by the player.
Players can collect a block of powder snow using a bucket. After that players can place a block. You can get snow if you install the boiler during a snowfall, and then using a bucket collect it.
- New mob
With the release of a new update for caves and underground structures, new mobs have been added to the Minecraft world, namely axolotls. These are cute, player-neutral mobs that live underground in water bodies. They can be of different colors such as pink, yellow, brown, white, and blue. Axolotls can be caught using a bucket and mated using fish. Hostile towards other marine life, they are aggressive and attack when they meet.
In addition to the major innovations of the Caves & Cliffs update, there will be small changes in the gameplay in the game, which are also worth knowing about. Now the following features will appear in Minecraft PE version 1.17:
1. Water will no longer break rails, which allows you to build a road and ride it on a minecart. In this case, the driving speed will be reduced;
2. Lava can be poured into the boilers, and it can activate the Redstone signal;
3. Messages on the screens about the death of the player associated with freezing and death from stalactites and stalagmites;
4. Particles of experience will combine into large ones when they collide and will stop sticking to dead players;
5. Redesigned watch and compass model;
6. Different colors of two biomes will smoothly replace each other;
7. The block broken by the piston will disintegrate into particles.