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Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg has been creating content on YouTube for over a decade, so it's understandable to see him step back from time to time. However, his most recent break has been spurred on by an update for one of his favourite games.
Minecraft's Caves & Cliffs is the "most ambitious update to date" for the chill lo-fi block-breaking adventure game, and that's saying something seeing as it has been out for ten years now across sixteen different platforms. When you put it like that, the fact that the game has sold over 200 million copies and sees 140 million monthly active players does check out. The expansion introduces mobs of axolotls into the waters, in pink, blue, yellow and black. Though adorable, they don't like space invaders. Goats and glow squids are here, too, and the latter offer the luminous glow ink. Moreover, there are new blocks of small and big dripleaf, pointed dripstone, caves vines and glow berries, azalea and azalea leaves, flowering azalea and flowering azalea leaves, hanging roots, rooted dirt, moss carpet, and moss block. This'll allow those green-fingered players to create the homely greenhouses of their dreams.
Across all kinds of modes and biomes, people push their creativity to the limits in Minecraft and the results are always extremely impressive. Check out this faithful tribute to The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time within the sandbox game.
As well as this, there's also glow lichen, powder snow, deepslate blocks and amethyst geodes, and ore textures have been totally overhauled. This is just the first part of the Caves & Cliffs update, and players have even more in store later this year. Mojang explained that the second part will contain "changes to world generation, such as increasing world height, adding more dramatic mountains and caves, and exciting new biomes," which is essentially like breaking Minecraft down to its bare blocks and building it again. Even considering this split into two, fans are practically frothing at the mouth with excitement for the update, and PewDiePie counts himself among them.
"I'm leaving when the new Minecraft update comes out that I've been waiting for, for months," said the YouTuber in his most recent video, adding that he'll be away from June 7th to June 13th. In the past, PewDiePie has left the platform temporarily in order to focus on his mental health, which has always been supported by his audience. This break will also act to offer some respite from the constant mill of content creation on the platform, but it sounds like he'll be uploading some of the new Minecraft update when he returns. "Don't watch anyone else do the Minecraft update!" he joked. "I get summer holiday this year, so does Sive."
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