The release date for Minecraft 1.17 Caves and Cliffs isn’t scheduled until the summer of 2021, but Mojang has released a new snapshot of the Java edition of the build game to show what the new update will offer. Did. A snapshot of “Full of delicious cave and cliff features” was also released last week, showing some of the coolest stalactite and stalagmites features.
Snapshot 20w49a introduces a spooky skull sensor. This tendril-covered sensor detects vibrations within a radius of 8 blocks and outputs a redstone signal. Fortunately, if you don’t want to activate it, you can sneak up undetected. Skull sensors can be submerged, so they are now called the underwater version of Redstone. The most efficient tool for mining scalks is the hoe.
You can also see the new Dripstone biome, but keep in mind that it is not yet naturally generated. If you want to see it actually work, you need to create a single biome world in the Dropstone Cave.
The new snapshot includes a number of bug fixes for stalactites, stalagmites, and copper, as well as improved stability and performance for smoother execution. Most of the technical changes mentioned in the snapshot notes are related to the addition of a skull sensor to correctly detect game events.
Thanks to Slicedlime, you can see the complete walkthrough of Snapshot 20w49a below.
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