New world generation in Bedrock available for testing

An experimental toggle has arrived to the Bedrock-version of Minecraft!

(Java version here)

Update August 25: 

In this week's beta we are making some big changes to the world generation, such as adding 3D biomes, larger ore veins, and new terrain generation! Click here to learn how to join the beta.

Please note, as these changes are still Experimental Features, you may notice some performance issues; but fear not, we're planning to improve this before the full release! You can let us know how the game runs in this short survey: aka.ms/MCBetaPerf. Find a complete changelog here and please search for any bugs you may find at bugs.mojang.com

The version of world generation released in this week's beta will be different from the world generation in the non-beta version of Bedrock. You can view the differences of what's behind our experimental toggles here. We would love your feedback at feedback.minecraft.net.

Update July 13:

With Caves & Cliffs: Part I released, we’re currently hard at work at delivering the second chapter of the update. World generation features previously available in our beta program, such as the new world height, new mountains, and new cave generation, are now available in Minecraft Bedrock version 1.17.10!

What features are included?

The full list of new features you can access through the experimental toggle in the 1.17.10 release are:

  • New surface biomes including Lofty Peaks, Snow Capped Peaks, Snowy Slopes, Mountain Grove, and Mountain Meadow

  • New cave biomes including Lush Caves, and Dripstone Caves

  • Revamped cave generation adds cheese caves, spaghetti caves, lava aquifers, and flooded aquifer caves

  • New ore distribution

  • Sculk sensor

  • Goat horn

As always – we would love your feedback at feedback.minecraft.net.

How do I access the experimental toggle?

You can access these features by enabling the Caves and Cliffs experimental toggle in an existing or new world. A guide on how to enable the toggle can be found here.

What do all the other toggles do?

A full explanation of what the experimental toggle is, which toggles are available and what they do can be found here.

What about Java?

Another version of world generation is available to play on Minecraft Java Edition through a side snapshot. You can read about it here.

More questions about C&C Part II? Visit the general FAQ page here.

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Marcus Bodin
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