5 Best Biomes To Survive In Minecraft 1.19 Update

5 Best Biomes To Survive In Minecraft 1.19 Update

Minecraft update 1.19 introduced two new biomes to the game world, further expanding its diversity. With so many biomes now residing in the game, players have a wide selection of places to start their next Survival Mode experience.

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Although the worlds of Minecraft have a large number of biomes, not all of them are ideal for survival. This is especially true for players who are just beginning to learn the nuances of the game.

To ensure players start out in a relatively safe environment with good access to resources, there are certain biomes worth prioritizing. Below, players can find a list of some of the best biomes to start out in survival worlds.

Note: This article is subjective and reflects the opinion of the writer.


Minecraft biomes with easy access to resources to survive

5) Mountain forests

A grove biome on the side of a mountain (Image via Mojang)
A grove biome on the side of a mountain (Image via Mojang)

Mountain forests were added as part of the massive 1.18 Caves & Cliffs update. These biomes are occasionally found on the slopes of large mountains and are mostly snow-capped.

They also contain a healthy supply of fir trees for early access to wood. Once players have shelter, they can head to the mountain peak to mine for minerals and stones. Groves also spawn rabbits, wolves, and foxes, meaning players can tame wolves for protection and gain the trust of baby foxes as well.


4) Jungles

A jungle biome complete with melon blocks (Image via Mojang)
A jungle biome complete with melon blocks (Image via Mojang)

Although forests are great starting points for Minecraft players, jungles are a significant upgrade over them. Players can enter these biomes, collect jungle wood from sizable trees, and also receive free food sources. Among these sources are melon blocks and cocoa to make cookies.

Once well established, players can even return to the jungle and find tamable mobs like ocelots and parrots. Ocelots function as cats and can protect players from vines, while parrots can mimic the sounds of nearby mobs to provide auditory feedback to players.

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3) Plains

A town in a plains biome (Image via Minecraft.net)
A town in a plains biome (Image via Minecraft.net)

Plains are considered one of the gold standards for starting biomes, as they contain a little bit of everything players need to get started. Although this biome does not have as many trees as the forest or jungle biomes, it usually has enough to build a player’s base.

The plains also spawn a sizable number of animal mobs that provide items like meat, wool, and leather. These biomes also spawn structures like villages, providing the opportunity to trade with villagers and collect items from their loot chests. While they don’t stand out in any category, the plains biomes are very well-rounded.

Plains biomes are a great focal point for survival worlds, as they are usually located near other biomes of different types. This allows players to venture into other biomes and collect what they need before returning home to the relatively undisturbed plains.


2) Beaches

A wooden beach house in Minecraft (Image via Shock Frost/Youtube)
A wooden beach house in Minecraft (Image via Shock Frost/Youtube)

As biomes found alongside oceans, beaches are a boon to Minecraft players’ survival prospects. They usually rest near other biomes, allowing players to harvest wood from them, as beaches do not spawn trees of their own.

Additionally, having access to the ocean gives players the ability to fish for food and treasure. Buried treasure chest structures can also be found on beaches, giving players great loot items early in their adventures. Once players have settled in, they can head out into the ocean and search for shipwrecks, ocean monuments, and underwater ruins.

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1) Mushroom fields

A mooshroom in a mushroom field biome (Image via Minecraft.net)
A mooshroom in a mushroom field biome (Image via Minecraft.net)

Despite being somewhat rare by biome standards, mushroom field biomes are great starting points for survival. These areas are filled to the brim with mushrooms for players to collect to craft (it’s even possible to live on large red mushrooms). Mooshrooms also roam this biome and can be killed for meat or milked using buckets or bowls to collect milk or mushroom stew.

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Mushroom fields also do not spawn hostile mobs, allowing for a peaceful existence when players begin their world of survival. The biggest drawback of these biomes is the lack of wood, which Minecraft players are likely to find in another biome.


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