The highly-anticipated update 1.17 part 1 is finally out. Named as "Caves & Cliffs Update", it brings with it lots of new blocks and improvements. It also comes with new tools and toys for players to enjoy.
For players that play with mods, Forge 1.17 is still in the works. It is unknown when it will release but we can expect it to arrive in the next coming days. Also note that mods for the version may be scarce as the new update has just been released.
▲ Optifine 1.17 on the left and vanilla Minecraft 1.17 on the right:p:Optifine has released a 1.17 preview to tie in with the official release of Minecraft 1.17. It includes visual and graphical options that users are familiar with but still lacks shader support. Hopefully, the missing features will be added in the next couple of days or weeks.How To Download Optifine 1.17
Update 1.18 Coming This Year
As the update has been split into 2 parts, Update 1.18 will arrive later this year. Expect more content and improved world generation to come with Part 2.