Minecraft is one the most loved games ever. The game's usage statistics show that it has sold more than 200 million copies. It is the most-sold game in history and beats Grand Theft Auto 5 (the only games to cross the 100 million mark in terms of sales) by a substantial amount.
It was released in its entirety more than 10 years ago. Mojang, the game's creator, doesn't let this stop him from continually updating the game to make it more enjoyable and fresh. Many of the game's fans are in their 20s or even 30s now.
The Caves and Cliffs part 2 update is the 18th major update to the game's history. The Wild Update is nearing its release. Here's a look back at the five most significant updates to the game and their impact on the game.
The Caves and Cliff Part 1 update triggered a series events that changed the game in a way never seen before. The game received a lot of new content with this update. An amethyst Geode was created, which is a new underground structure that generates naturally. A variety of related items, such as amethyst blocks and deepslate blocks were also added to the mix.
Copper ore was introduced to the game. This marked the introduction of the first major Overworld ore since 2012's Emerald ore. Three new mobs were also added to the game: Glow Squids and Axolotls.
The Nether Update brought about significant changes in the Nether dimension of the game. The game now has four new biomes: Soul Sand Valleys and Basalt deltas.
As one of the most rare ores, ancient debris was introduced to the game. Netherite was born, a new class of fire-resistant, durable weapons, armor sets and tools.
Hoglins and Piglins were joined by Striders, Zoglins, and Striders. Each mob has its unique biome, which it spawns in.
Buzzy Bees updated added the Bee mob. A plethora bee-related items were also added to the game, including honeycombs and honeycomb blocks, honeycomb blocks, honeycomb blocks, honeycomb blocks, bee nests and honeycomb blocks, as well as honey bottles. Some other innovations were inspired by bees, including the "Sticky Situation", “Bee Our Guest”, and "Total Beelocation".
The update included the above additions, as well as fixing some performance and bugs issues.
Village and Pillage updates focused on villages and their illagers. The update changed the style of villages to match the biome in which they were located. Pillagers were also introduced to the game.
Pillager Outposts were also added, as well as crossbows and raids. Ravagers, Wandering Traders, Ravagers, Ravagers, and cats are all included in the additions.
A new type of jungle, "Bamboo forests", has been added. This biome was also the first to introduce pandas.
This update focused on the game’s oceans, water bodies and rivers. Diversified blocks have been added to the game, including conduits, prismarine steps, seagrass slabs, seagrass, prismarine staircases, seagrass and seapickles. Blue ice can now be found on icebergs. It is more slippy than ice and packed.
Others new blocks include carved pumpkins, stripped logs, wood and stripped logs. The new mobs included turtles, dolphins and drowned, phantoms as well as various varieties of fish.
Over the years, Minecraft has been updated with dozens upon dozens. Apart from major updates that were released as complete releases, every update contained a multitude of patches prior to and after the main release. You can access all updates and patches via the game's launcher.