We’re in the age where it seems like every video game released under the sun has its own personal reveal show, and Minecraft was certainly no exception (cheers, COVID-19). That grousing aside, though, the recent Minecraft Live event did make a number of interesting announcements including a new update for the base game and for the co-op ARPG Minecraft Dungeons.
First off is the Cliffs and Caves update, which improves cave generation and introduces new lush caves and dripstone caves to the survival sandbox. Naturally, there has to be new things in these caves, and the update will introduce crystals, telescopes, bundles, the sculk sensor block and a new Warden enemy. As for the Cliffs segment of the update name, the mountainous biome will be included along with some adorably boxy mountain goats. Finally, the update will introduce an archaeology system where players can unearth historical items and an aging element to copper, which sees copper builds turn to green with age.
Next, we have the announcement of cross-platform play for Minecraft Dungeons, bringing together players on PC, Xbox, PS4, and Nintendo Switch in a free November update. In addition, the ARPG will be getting a new Howling Peaks DLC and a season pass in December along with a free update that adds 20 new difficulty levels after Apocalypse VII.
The event also talked about a new Minecraft novel, a new free map about the teachings and legacy of U.S. Congressman John Lewis for the Education Edition of the game, and some new items for the Marketplace among other reveals. You can check out the complete broadcast below or read over the official recap.