Minecraft Bedrock Diamond bug after 1.17 update gets official confirmation

New updates are added at the bottom of this story…….

The original story (published June 21, 2021) follows:

Minecraft is a fairly simple sandbox video game which has been available to the public since May 2009. This game developed by Mojang is enjoyed by many including children.

Recently, we saw the rollout of Minecraft 1.17 which brought a bunch of new artifacts and features to the game including goats, candles, and more. You can read more about it here.

However, there seems to be an issue with this version of Minecraft as players are reporting having issues finding Diamond Ores in Bedrock in-game.

According to users, diamonds are quite hard to find after the 1.17 update, which would imply that Minecraft may have changed the distribution of these gems in the game.

rare diamonds in 1.17

Does anyone else have issues with this? I find diamonds, but only in quantities of 1-2. Am I unlucky or is this a new feature?

Minecraft update 1.17 makes it harder to find diamonds. bruh

As a result, many frustrated gamers have flocked to Mojang’s Twitter support page, all wondering when the company plans to fix this bug in version 1.17.

@MojangSupport when will the issue with diamonds in minecraft bedrock appearing below level 0 be fixed so I can get diamonds again?

Still no diamond patch for Bedrock a week and 2 days since the release of 1.17

Fix the damn diamonds already! Black people need this ice cream!

Minecraft makers have since been notified and reports now indicate that this is a known issue with a fix being worked on and should reach users “as soon as possible”.

I can't find diamonds

We apologize for the inconvenience, but this is currently a known issue. The team is currently working on a fix which should resolve the issue as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience while we work on the solution! ^TK

That said, we’ll continue to keep an eye on this and update it as we hear about this upcoming bugfix update to Minecraft 1.17, so stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.

Update 1 (June 22)

IST 11:23 a.m.: There are several ways to find diamonds in Minecraft 1.17, however, game radar has come up with some of the best ways to find the gemstone in the game. The most helpful tip is to remember that diamonds only spawn below Y=16.

You can even search for them near lava pools and explore deep caves. Better yet, if you have an enchantment table, use a Fortune Pickaxe to mine the ore.

Update 2 (July 06)

IST 12:56 p.m.: Minecraft 1.17.2 Bedrock seems to have addressed this issue.

REMARK: We have these and many more Minecraft stories in our dedicated Minecraft segment, so stay tuned.

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