New Biomes in Minecraft 1.8

Category: News & Updates | Develop by: | Updated: 2011-09-19 22:09:38

New Biomes in Minecraft 1.8

We are in Minecraft 1.8 and I think it feels like a brand new game, partially because of the amount of work that notch and mojang have put into terrain generation. Exploring Minecraft is now even more of a pleasure because some of the natural generated structures are just beautiful. The water falls, the mountains; I could go on and on. I want to focus on the new biomes in Minecraft 1.8. I knew there were a lot of new biomes being added, but until two minutes ago I didn’t realise actually how many have been added.


Grasslands are flat vast areas, with a lot of tall grass; and that’s about it. You don’t find a lot of tree’s in the grasslands so it can be a considerable challenge to live there.


Not a new biome in Minecraft 1.8, but I feel they have been improved and are a lot larger. You don’t feel like you are on a small beach anymore, you feel like you are in a desert.


A biome of water on one level, you will find the occasional island, but it is unlikely. If you’re in creative mode or you have the fly mod installed, you may find ravines in the ocean biomes, but they are pretty difficult to see from ground level.

Mixed forests & Pine forests

You can now find forests in Minecraft; I know what your thinking, forests where already in Minecraft. Yes but now when you find yourself in a forest you will realise that the trees are a lot closer together, and it does feel like a forest. You may also find yourself walking threw a pine forest.


Swamps was one of the new biomes added in Minecraft 1.8, in this pretty much flat biome you will find one of the features added, vines. Vines can be found hanging from normal trees in a swamp biome and they can be collected with shears. Also in swamp biomes you will find clay. So find a swamp biome if you want clay!


Mountains where already found before Minecraft 1.8, but after 1.8 you can find mountain biomes, and finding mountains outside of the mountain biome are now quiet rare.

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