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The day many have been waiting for, the first part of the huge Caves & Cliffs update is out now for Minecraft.

Probably one of the biggest free updates to Minecraft since release it brings in new mobs including the cute Axolotls, Goats that will give you a swift headbutt, Glow Squid from Minecraft Earth and then there's absolutely tons of new blocks. There's so much new to build with this will keep players going for quite some time now.

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More info about the new mobs:


  • Axolotls are amphibious creatures that spawn in underground water
  • Holding a Bucket of Tropical Fish will cause nearby Axolotls to follow the player on both land and in water. Axolotls cannot be tamed but can be bred by feeding them Buckets of Tropical Fish
  • Axolotl will attack Fish, Squid, Drowned, and Guardians!
  • Axolotls come in a variety of colors, all with an equal chance of spawning except for blue. Blue Axolotls have a small chance of spawning as a mutation when breeding two Axolotls
  • Axolotls can survive on dry land for a few minutes. After that they will start to dry out and take continuous damage until rehydrated
  • When taking damage, there is a chance that the Axolotl will play dead. While playing dead, the Axolotl will regenerate health and mobs will be unable to target the Axolotl
  • When a player kills a mob that the Axolotl was attacking, they are rewarded with the regeneration effect and their mining fatigue is removed, if they had it
  • Axolotls can be picked up with buckets, just like fish!


  • The winning mob of the MINECON Live 2019 mob vote!
  • For now, Goats spawn in Extreme Hills. This will change with Caves & Cliffs: Part II
  • Goats will occasionally ram into players and other mobs
  • Goats can jump high and take less fall damage than other mobs
  • Goats will avoid walking onto Powder Snow
  • Goats can be bred and tempted using Wheat
  • Use an empty Bucket to get Milk
  • Keep an ear out for the elusive Screamer Goat!

Glow Squid

  • The winning mob of the Minecraft Live 2020 mob vote!
  • Glow squids are aquatic creatures that spawn in underground water
  • When killed, glow squid drop Glow Ink Sacs

As for blocks you can expect to find: Copper, Glow Ink Sac and Glow Item Frame, Powder Snow, Glow Lichen, Amethyst Geodes, Amethyst Clusters, Budding Amethyst, Cluster Amethyst Blocks, Amethyst Shards, Tinted Glass, Lightning Rod, Spyglass, Raw Ore Items, Raw Ore Blocks and loads more.

Be sure to check the full changelog for all that's new. Linux is supported on the original Java version of Minecraft.

No exact date on Part II, other than it being before the year is up. Part II is where we expected all the new world upgrades, new biomes, the new caves and mountains plus much more - it's a big year for Minecraft fans.

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hardpenguin Jun 9, 2021
Still crazy to me how far they have come from this:

Liam Dawe Jun 9, 2021
I remember watching the 1.0 event where they made a big splash, was amazing to sit and watch it live. Even before that, I remember first playing it before my son was even born (he's now 9!) and it renewed my love of smaller indie games at the time.
14 Jun 13, 2021
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The changelog says that this is only for Bedrock, so I guess this news is only for server admins...?
chr Jul 12, 2021
Quoting: 14The changelog says that this is only for Bedrock, so I guess this news is only for server admins...?

There is still also a matching Java Edition version luckily.
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