MINECRAFT is due a major update this week that’s been described as a literal game-changer.
The 1.17 patch will hand half of the new Caves and Cliffs expansion packs to all Bedrock and Java players free of charge.
A major update is coming to Minecraft todayCredit: Getty
What is Minecraft 1.17?
Minecraft update 1.17 has been the talk of the town among the game’s avid fanbase for months.
It’ll make a bunch of additions to the decade-old sandbox video game that’s popular among kids and adults alike.
The update is so large, in fact, that it’s had to be split into two parts. The first half is due to roll out this week.
Players will see new mobs such as Axolotls, as well as a new boss called the Guardian.
There are fresh biomes to visit and new and improved caves, as well as new blocks such as copper, deepslate and dripleaf.
The update drops on June 8Credit: Alamy
When does Minecraft 1.17 come out?
Developers Mojang are launching the new expansion today.
Based on previous updates, Minecraft fans can expect the 1.17 update to drop around 3pm BST.
The update will be available for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, and Windows 10.
Java Edition will be getting the update on Windows, macOS, and Linux.
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