The newest Minecraft snapshot is right here to disclose one other spherical of modifications coming within the Caves and Cliffs replace. 21w14a makes a delicate, however vital 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 similar to the blocks, and you may nonetheless gather ore blocks by utilizing silk contact, too.
This change is occurring as a result of of deepslate, the devs clarify. Now that there’s a special 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 accumulating 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.
For extra particulars on Minecraft copper as we head towards the Minecraft 1.17 launch date, you may observe that hyperlink.