After nearly 7 months of snapshots and a disruption in the schedule, the first pre-release of part 1 of the Caves & Cliffs Update of Minecraft, named 1.17, is now available in your launcher.
The Caves & Cliffs Update: Part 1 will be released on June 8, 2021 on the Java version on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux, as well as on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, and Windows 10 the same day.
Part 2 of the Caves & Cliffs Update is scheduled for the end of 2021. It will include new caves, underground biomes, new ore layout and new mountains.
- Edit 04/06/2021: The first and hopefully only Release Candidate for version 1.17 is now available
- Edit 03/06/2021: A Pre-release 5 is out
- Edit 02/06/2021: A Pre-release 4 is released fixing more bugs and crashes
- Edit 01/06/2021: A Pre-release 3 is released. A bug is present, each world is marked as experimental. This will be fixed in the next pre-release.
- Edit 31/05/2021: A Pre-release 2 has been released. A release date has been set for Tuesday, June 8, 2021.
- Added started_riding, lightning_strike and using_item progress triggers
- Added source condition to effects_changed trigger
- Added lightning_bolt sub-predicate
- Added passenger, stepping_on and lightning_bolt properties to entity predicate
- Added looking_at to the player sub-predicate
- Extension of the item field of the objects predicate to items.
- Extended the block field from the blocks predicate to blocks.
- Added a shortcut F3+L to generate game performance metrics. In solo worlds, this will also include reports for the built-in server.
- These will be saved in a zip file found in debug/profiling/<yyyy-MM-dd_HH.mm.ss-[levelname]-[version]>.zip and can be used for performance drop analysis if included in bug reports.
- The exact measurements, output format and names may change between versions.
- Pressing F3+L while the game is running will start a 10-second recording to give data such as tick duration, heap size used and other more detailed statistics. Pressing it again before the 10 seconds are up will stop the recording early.
- The perf start/stop command on dedicated servers now generates server performance metrics.
Removed debug report command (use perf start/stop for server performance measurement)`