27 November, 2022
Minecraft 1.18 is due to arrive on November 30, and will fundamentally change the game. Soon, new cave and mountain generation will be available along with many new items. This update is the second half of Caves & Cliffs (1.17) which was released earlier in the year. One of the new features is the aquifer.
This new feature will allow you to create Minecraft caves. It will also have functions that aren't available in other games. This is an entirely new feature for Minecraft players who have not tried the pre-releases, beta or latest snapshots. This is everything you need to know.
A complete overhaul is coming to Minecraft's cave generation. There will be many cave biomes that are different than the norm. Additionally, large caves will exist that are deeper than usual. Y level zero will not be considered the bottom of the earth. This new generation will see aquifers become part of cave systems.
Minecraft 1.18's aquifers are flooded cave systems that can be used to create water bodies in noise caves. Noise caves are an entirely new cave biome that exhibits unobserved behaviors. Due to the aquifers, any noise cave between levels 31 and 63 will be totally underwater.
Underground lakes can also be created by aquifers in some areas. Aquifers can also produce natural bubble columns by spawning magma blocks. These aquifers may contain a lot more ores than the usual. One aquifer may contain more than one vein of diamonds, making it an excellent place to search for diamonds.
This feature isn't yet available in Minecraft. New cave generation can only be done on snapshots, beta versions, and experimental worlds. These and many other features will be available for Minecraft players on November 30th, when Caves and Cliffs Part 2 officially launches.