Copper ore is being added as a brand-new resource you can mine and craft into products such as the brand-new lightning arrester block. Crystal geodes will also be included, letting you craft a telescope. These geodes sound unusual – Mojang describes them as “near-mystical”.
Stalactites (they’re the ones pointing down) and stalagmites (punctuating) will likewise be included. These pointy blocks will trigger damage if you touch them.
Expect caves to vary more in sizes and shapes, including enormous caverns, underground lakes and waterfalls to raft down.
A new archeology system was likewise discussed, which will let you find buried ruins you can dust off to find artefacts.
These brand-new locations will be occupied by numerous brand-new mobs. The Warden is a hostile enemy which will sense your movement. Axolotl fish will meanwhile get along, and can even help in fights.
Above ground, cliff faces are being upgraded 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 totally free upgrade and a third paid DLC later on this year.
Wailing Peaks will generate a new biome location, a brand-new manager, opponents, missions and items. The totally free update due at the very same time will include an even harder “Apocalypse Plus” alternative with 20 brand-new trouble levels, fresh magics and a lot more unique products to grind for.
The long-awaited Minecraft Dungeons cross-platform play was likewise revealed, and guaranteed for launch by the end of the year.