Minecraft has published Snapshot 21w10a, the latest Java Edition snapshot for the 1.17 Caves & Cliffs Update!
This update adds Lush Caves to world generation - but only if you create a custom 'Single Biome' world using buffet world generation options. Lush caves contain a mix of moss and clay blocks, dripleaf plants, azalea shrubs, spore blossoms, and cave vines with glow berries! Lush caves can also take over caves in the deepslate levels of the world, so we can find some beautiful caverns and overgrown abandoned mineshafts.
There are also new cracked deepslate brick and tile textures, further changes to ore textures, directional placement for deepslate blocks, and Minecraft's rendering engine has been updated to OpenGL 3.2 - which opens up new opportunities for in-game shaders!
In this video, I explore these features in Survival Minecraft before going into Spectator and Creative mode to showcase more of what this snapshot has to offer.
There's plenty more to these updates, and you can find the full changelog here: https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/article/minecraft-snapshot-21w10a
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