Minecraft 1.18 was the most significant Minecraft update. In June 2020, the Nether update made an identical impact to this update. Many changes were made to Minecraft's world and terrain generation with the Minecraft 1.18 update. It also changed the distribution of ore throughout Minecraft's vast maps, as well as other features such a music disc, buff to copper blocks and changes in Illager behavior.
Minecraft 1.18 or the Caves and Cliffs Part 2 update focuses mainly on terrain generation for caves and mountains. Six new biomes for mountain have been added to Minecraft 1.18, which significantly expands Mojang's use of mountains in the game. The update also improves cave generation by adding three new cave biomes and three new types of cave under the “Noise Cave” biome.
These “Noise” caves can basically be found anywhere in the world. However, this article will cover more details.
One of the most recent cave generation systems in Minecraft 1.18 is noise caves. This new generation system is vastly different to the cave generation system used in Minecraft 1.17. Caves were previously repetitive and divided into different types carvers like small and medium caves.
Minecraft 1.18 divides caves into three categories: Spaghetti caves (cheese caves), and Noodle caves (noodle caves). These caves now have an additional feature, Aquifiers. Below is a list of all the features.
This is the largest type of cave to grace Minecraft's harsh, unforgiving world. These caves can be found underground or in mountains. They contain large caverns that are home to hostile mobs as well as exposed ores. These caves are home to pillars made from stone or deepslate as well as underground waterfalls.
These caves, named after their names, are short and elongated. They bear a striking resemblance with the Minecraft pre-1.18 cave system. Spaghetti caves, however, are narrower than the older carver caves and can be shaped and sized in unusual ways. These caves are in a way opposite to the cheese caves.
Minecraft 1.18 introduced the noodle cave as the final cave sub-biome. Noodle caves can be thinner than spaghetti caves, and can make it difficult to pass through. These caves are not recommended for those with low health or without light sources.
Minecraft 1.18 is not without its aquifers. These caves are actually caves that have been submerged in water. Aquifers that are close to the surface look a lot like caver caves except they are now fully submerged in water. Players can begin to see glow squids or axolotls as they connect with deeper cave systems.