The snapshot betas were getting smaller and smaller and we knew it was coming - but now Mojang has officially announced. The Minecraft 1.18 release date, including all Caves & Cliffs Part 2 features is set to go live in the last week of November. The update will be available across all platforms Minecraft supports and includes a host new biomes, revamped world generation, and much more.
Minecraft 1.18 will be available on November 30. https://minecraft-servers.biz/ The Java Edition update will be available on Windows, Mac, Linux and Linux PCs. The Bedrock Edition will launch on the PlayStation 4 - deep breath - PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X and S.
The update includes new world generation as well as improved cave systems, as well as candles. However, as was previously announced, some features have been pushed back from 1.18 and will not be included in 1.19 (also known as The Wild update) either, as the devs have now confirmed.
The announcement states that archaeology bundles, archaeology and goat horns were "put on hold". "They are not being removed, we just needed to put them on hold for the moment..