The newest Minecraft snapshot is right here to disclose one other spherical of adjustments coming within the Caves and Cliffs replace. 21w14a makes a refined, however necessary change: you’ll now get raw variations of iron, gold, and copper once you mine them. This will assist forestall stock muddle and make the bonus from the fortune enchantment extra constant from these ores.

Previously, iron, gold, and copper would all merely drop ore blocks once you mined them, however now you’ll get raw ore, simply as with one thing like coal. You can smelt these raw ores identical to the blocks, and you may nonetheless gather ore blocks by utilizing silk contact, too.

This change is going on as a result of of deepslate, the devs explain. Now that there’s a unique variant of stone as you dig deeper, there are additionally matching variants of all of the ores. If ore mining had remained the identical, you’d be amassing two stacks of each ore sort. This change means you’ll merely have a single stack of raw ore, to maintain your stock tidy.

This additionally implies that fortune will now be way more constant throughout all of the ore sorts.

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