5 best features released in Minecraft 1.17 Caves and Cliffs
Amethyst geodes are a new rare structure coming to Minecraft. These magical structures are home to beautiful amethyst blocks and shards. Amethyst shards can only be farmed using budding amethyst blocks. Using these shards, players can craft amethyst blocks, tinted glass, and more.
For a long time, fans have been asking for a way to zoom in on Minecraft. After this update, players can use spyglasses to zoom in on vanilla Minecraft. Spyglasses are crafted using two copper ingots and one amethyst shard. Mojang has also added many new achievements related to spyglasses.
Powdered snow is most definitely going to be one of Minecraft's hidden gems when Update 1.17 is released. Not only is this block amazing for players who want to hide a base away underneath the snow, but this block is perfect for any MLG. Powdered snow is the ultimate MLG block. The main reason being that it can be used in every dimension, including the Nether.
Copper and its variants bring an entirely new game mechanic into Minecraft that hasn't been developed before oxidation. Over time, copper blocks will oxidize and become more green. Not only does this give builders a lot more blocks to play around with, but it also shows the passing of time in the game.
Copper game mechanic
In the upcoming update, mining iron, gold, and copper will now drop raw ores instead of ore blocks. This means players can now fortune these ores as well. Earlier, fortune enchantment didn't work on gold and iron ore. But, now players can get tons of minerals by using a fortune pickaxe.