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Minecraft: How to Find Caverns and Explore Them


Minecraft: How to Find Caverns and Explore Them

The Overworld of Minecraft is one of the three worlds that exist in the game, although it is not only the land that you see on the surface. Inside you can find hundreds, if not thousands, of caverns, grottos and all kinds of underground passages full of minerals, precious stones and tons of materials that can be great for building countless things. Knowing how to find them is very important, knowing how to orient yourself through them too , and here we are going to teach you how to do both with the caves in this video game.

What you have below is part of our huge Minecraft guide . Almost as big as the work of Mojang Studios, in it you can find a large amount of content dedicated to the title, with tips, tricks, some basic aspects and even advanced strategies, mods, skins or much more. Everything you need to know about this game is there. But, before you run like crazy to check it out, let's get back to the caverns, how to find and explore them .

How do I find a cavern in Minecraft?

You should know that, in order to find a cavern in Minecraft , all you have to do is start walking. Each world is randomly generated at the start of a game, and that means that caves appear randomly in it as well. You can run into a lot if you start running around exploring, even if you get close to mountains. However, there are ways to cause them to appear , or rather, to bump into them necessarily.

How? Digging, but not in any way . We are going to teach you two great methods to find caverns, which will come in handy to do it quickly, efficiently and, above all, safely. And it is that there are not few who have launched to dig down and have ended up taking an unwanted dip in rivers of lava.

3 × 3 method with abutment

The first thing you should do is create a wall around what will be your excavation area . By doing it, you will prevent any enemy from sneaking in at night and appearing to you on the stairs, with the scare that you would take and with the damage that it would do you. Start by finding a safe, level spot with plenty of room to dig, and build a wall of whatever material. You can use land that you find in the area for this, as you can see above.

With this done, the next thing is to start digging in a 3 × 3 square area . With those dimensions it is more than enough for you to take advantage of this method. Start digging by making a spiral staircase at one end of this area that you have delimited and start making step by step as you descend. You must leave, in the center of the 3 × 3 grid, the land untouched to act as a pillar . The result is like what you can see in the following image.

3 × 3 method with abutment

Thus, with patience and a good peak, little by little you will descend safely. You avoid the risk of falling into the void that you would have if you only dug down, and you also have a good system to go back up if necessary. It is the safest method there is if you do not have wood to make stairs, since you are creating a completely natural one by which you can go up and down very easily . Be patient, because this way it won't take you long to find a cave and, if it doesn't appear, you can always repeat anywhere else.

3 × 3 method with ladder

The 3 × 3 method with a ladder is another quite interesting option. In this case, what you should do is have enough wood to be able to build a good string of stairs. Once you have the material and you have built enough stairs, what you must do is similar to the procedure with a pillar, only this time you must go down into your 3 × 3 well, lowering everything evenly. Of course, this time without a hole in the center and without the need to build a spiral staircase .

Work your way down continuously, placing, each time you go down "one floor," one more piece of ladder on the wall of your choice . Remember that it is still very important to have walled the area previously, as well as that you must have a peak if you do not want to take a long time to finish off the stones that will appear on your way. Be patient, because sooner or later you will find a most interesting cave.

How to explore caverns in Minecraft

In addition to being well equipped, with picks, the odd sword and many torches, you also have to know how to orient yourself. First of all, we advise you to take a look at our guide with the first things to create in Minecraft if you want to survive during a game. In this way, you will be able to know how to create torches, picks, axes, swords and everything you need to enter the underworld that is underground in this game. Once you have all that, you have to know how to orient yourself so as not to get lost.

In that sense, we are going to make it really easy for you, since we have a guide to avoid getting lost in mines and caverns that will come in handy for you. There you have at your disposal different methods to be able to orient yourself once you are going through the hundreds of underground passages that are in Survival Mode. Pay close attention to the methods that we offer you, because they will be the key so that you do not end up wandering around aimlessly and with the constant risk of falling into the lava, or being killed by underground spiders.