Minecraft worlds are built piece by piece in biomes, and they color the world in hundreds of ways.
You might not realize it, but as you adventure into your Minecraft world, you’re constantly moving between the many biomes of the game. Some will catch your eye for their beauty, others for their terrifying nature.
All the same, biomes are what keep Minecraft experiences unique, and they should be celebrated as such. And there’s no feeling quite like seeing some of these fascinating biomes for the first time.
With that, here are the very best Minecraft biomes today.
This unique biome has some of the most exclusive spawns in Minecraft, making it stand out amongst the crowd.
With its massive jungle trees (including large jungle trees and balloon/large oak trees as exclusives), diverse wildlife (including Parrots, Pandas, and Ocelotes as exclusives), and other trademarks like large spatterings of bamboo and the change for Jungle Pyramids, the jungle is always an adventure when you stumble upon it.
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While it may seem frightening at first, don’t be scared of the scale of the jungle. By taking it on for your home base or simply as a regular detour, you’ll take in some great sights all around.
Mushroom Fields are one of the most visually distinct biomes in Minecraft, but also one of the rarest to find.
This biome is so rare thanks to its positioning, typically spawned in a chain of islands in the middle of the ocean. It also has a very low generation rate compared to most other biomes.
Once you find a Mushroom Field, however, you won’t forget it.
Mushroom Fields have Mycelium in place of grass, creating for a very unique look. They offer plenty of towering brown and red mushrooms as well as Mooshrooms.
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The unique look and feel of Mushroom Fields make it the perfect place to set up your mycelia-based home for a survival experience like no other (just be ready to eat plenty of Mushroom Stew!)
There’s nothing more mesmerizing after a long time of mining down in the dark or navigating a particularly bleak cave than running into the gorgeous Lush Caves biome, added in the Minecraft Caves and Cliffs update.
This biome is recognizable for its lush explosion of color in the otherwise dismal underground.
Lush Caves light things up with glow berries and offer a variety of flora and fauna between spore blossoms (and resulting spore particles), lakes filled with dripleaf and Axolotls, aquifers with Tropical Fish, and azalea trees just above it all.
Because of the beautiful, simple nature of Lush Caves and the massive relief players have stumbling upon it on underground adventures, it certainly ranks among the best Minecraft biomes today.
The Nether is not a very nice place, as you may have come to find out by now.
The sprawling lands from beyond the portal house a number of dangerous creatures with nearly all foes and no friends. And while many Nether biomes are dismal in their color palettes, terrain, and dangerous foes around the corner, the Warped Forest stands apart from the bunch.
Warped Forests are a deep cyan covered in warped vegetation, fungus, fungus structures, roots and nether sprouts. These fascinating dark forests house some of the Nether’s kindest creatures. These creatures include Striders and Endermen.
Many players utilize Warped Forests for its safe access to resources like Ender Pearls. And while it’s certainly a useful place for this reason, it’s also one of the most mystifying biomes in Minecraft.
The aura of ominous peace in Warped Forests is rarely matched in the game anywhere else. The biome also offers one of the only (mostly) habitable places to create your Nether home.
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For these reasons, the Warped Forest is a great biome to seek out on your next Nether trip.