Copper ore is being included as a new resource you can mine and craft into products such as the brand-new lightning rod block. Crystal geodes will likewise be included, letting you craft a telescope. These geodes sound rare – Mojang explains them as “near-mystical”.
Stalactites (they’re the ones pointing down) and stalagmites (pointing up) will also be added. These pointy blocks will cause damage if you touch them.
Expect caves to differ more in shapes and sizes, featuring huge caverns, underground lakes and waterfalls to raft down.
A brand-new archeology system was also pointed out, which will let you discover buried ruins you can dust off to find artefacts.
These brand-new locations will be inhabited by several new mobs. The Warden is a hostile enemy which will notice your movement. Axolotl fish will on the other hand be friendly, and can even assist in battles.
Above ground, cliff faces are being revamped to look more like real mountains. Oh, and there will be mountain goats.
Over on the Minecraft Dungeons side of things, Mojang’s Diablo-lite dungeon spider will get another complimentary upgrade and a third paid DLC later on this year.
Howling Peaks will generate a new biome area, a brand-new manager, items, objectives and opponents. The totally free update due at the very same time will include an even harder “Apocalypse Plus” choice with 20 brand-new difficulty levels, fresh magics and much more unique items to grind for.
The long-awaited Minecraft Dungeons cross-platform play was likewise revealed, and guaranteed for launch by the end of the year.