The Minecraft desert has evolved in leaps and bounds over the years, and version 1.19 has added even more variety. The number of unique biome variants has increased once again, and players are no doubt happy with these improvements.
With so many different biomes in Minecraft, it can be tricky to keep track of all of them. Especially considering that there are a number of primary biomes with several variants within the larger categories.
Whether players are returning to the game after a hiatus or have been playing for the game’s entire lifespan, they can find details on the game’s myriad of biomes below, including variants.
Minecraft: Breakdown of the total number of biomes after The Wild Update
After Minecraft’s most recent major content update in version 1.19, the game has approximately 62 biomes in the Java Edition (including The Void) and approximately 84 in the Bedrock Edition. These biomes are divided into many lines, including their temperatures and their common characteristics.
For example, there are various forms of forests, from dark oaks to birches, flower forests, and more. Biomes can also relate to many different categories simultaneously, such as bamboo jungles being hot biomes and a variant of jungle biomes.
Biomes also diversify across the game’s multiple dimensions. While the Overworld has the most biomes, the Nether and End also have a considerable amount of diversity. Players can then find the new biomes introduced to the game with The Wild Update.
New biomes introduced in the Minecraft 1.19 update:
- mangrove swamps – A new swamp biome variant featuring propagules and mangrove trees. These biomes are located in close proximity to other warm biomes and may contain new mobs of frogs and tadpoles, as well as bee nests. As of July 2022, no structures are set to spawn within the mangroves, but further adjustments may be made at a later date.
- deep darkness – Often found deep in mountains, deep darkness is found in sub-zero altitude levels. This biome features incredibly low health levels and has no mobs other than the powerful Warden mob. It’s covered in new sculk blocks, including sculk sensors, which pick up vibrations and sounds, and sculk shriekers, which can inflict the Darkness status effect on players and summon the Warden himself. Minecraft players can also find ancient city structures within these biomes, with exclusive loot.
As Mojang continues to release content updates for the game, biomes continue to emerge while others gradually merge or disappear from the game here and there. Some biomes that were previously important items in any of the core editions of Minecraft are now deprecated as of version 1.19.
Of course, it’s also worth noting that the way standalone biomes spawn with sequential upgrades also changes. For example, the Caves & Cliffs update not only introduced lush cave biomes and stalactite caves, but also completely changed the way mountains were generated.
This included adding biomes for mountain peaks as well as their slopes. The sheer amount of variety the game has introduced since its inception in the late 2000s and early 2010s is staggering, to the point where the game’s three main dimensions are a far cry from what they used to be.
There’s no doubt that the future will likely bring even more biome changes and introductions to Minecraft. Mojang always releases more content for their loyal players and even maintains a feedback site for the community to make recommendations.
Among these recommendations are additional biomes like dedicated oases, cherry blossom groves, or even entirely new dimensions of biomes like the long-requested Sky Realm or Aether. Whether Mojang will implement these changes is anyone’s guess at this point, but they are certainly only increasing in popularity.
Overall, players have a large number of biomes to enjoy in the standard game, with even more available through future releases, as well as mods and add-ons from the community. Otherwise, having dozens of unique locations to explore is one of the game’s biggest strengths, which doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon.