How to change your Biome type in Minecraft
Playing Minecraft means coming across lots of different biomes. But what happens if you want to change your biome? Keep reading, we’ve got you covered.
What are Minecraft Biomes?
Biomes in Minecraft are essentially the different environments you will come across in your Minecraft world. Differences between biomes affect the plants, animals and even the mobs that you will come across in them.
You can find different resources depending on the type of biome you are currently in. If you want to change your current biome, the first thing you need to do is identify it.
Identifying your current Biome
After you launch your game and spawn into your Minecraft world, one of the first things you’re going to do is identify the biome that you are in.
The most obvious indicator will be the landscape features. Look at the trees, ground and even the plants in the area which can give you clues about your current biome.
If you’re playing the Java Edition of Minecraft just hit F3 on your keyboard. This brings up your HUD, or Head’s Up Display. In the top left corner you should be able to see your biome type listed. This works even if you are up in the air or even underground.
Changing the Biome Type
After you’ve had a look around and decided you’d like a change of scenery. However Minecraft does not come with a direct way to change your biome. You are going to need a couple of mods first.
And as this differs depending on which version of Minecraft you are playing, we made a little guide on the two most reliable mods that you can use to change the biome in your game world.
Changing your biome on Minecraft Java Edition
Playing on the Java edition means you have access to a lot more features than other Minecraft versions. And what you need to edit your world on the Java Edition is a mod called WorldEdit.
WorldEdit works on either the Fabric or Forge version of the game-with cheats on-and involves typing in some commands. This is how you do it:
- Type in ‘// wand’ in your text bar
- Select and equip the wand in your hand
- With the wand equipped, left click a block on the ground where you are
- Now run, don’t walk, as far as you’d want in the opposite direction to where you’ve selected
- After you’re done running, right click on a block on the ground. You’ve now selected the space between these two blocks
- In your text bar type in //setbiome and select your preferred biome from the list that appears
- Now save and leave the game
When you rejoin the game, you will see the new biome in the area that you previously selected. Congratulations, you have now changed the biome in your world!
Changing your biome on Minecraft Bedrock Edition
If you’re on the Bedrock edition, you are going to need an external mod when it comes to changing biomes. This one is called Blocktopograph, it comes as an app and is pretty straightforward to use.
- Open Blocktopograph on your device and select the biomes section
- A map of your current world should appear
- Click on the ‘Begin Selection’ button and select the area of your world that you’d like to change
- Drag the horizontal and vertical lines over the space of the world you want changed
- After you are finished with your selection, just hit ‘Change Biome’
The next time you log back into your game world you will be able to see the changed biome and you’re good to go.
Different Types of Biomes in Minecraft
There are many different types of Minecraft Biomes. Identifying them is also very easy since they fall into 5 main categories. These are:
- Lush Biomes
- Snowy and Cold Biomes
- Dry Biomes
- Cave Biomes
- Ocean Biome
Depending on which biome you are currently in, you will be able to see different minecraft plants, animals and even pick up different resources along the way. Here’s a guide to the different biome types that you can come across in your world.
What are Lush Biomes?
These usually have lots of trees and resources are everywhere. They are largely peaceful too.
What do you need for Snowy and Cold Biomes?
Wrap up warm if you’re going exploring. You can even bring back some powdered snow if you take an empty bucket!
What are Dry Biomes?
It's a good thing thirst isn’t a problem in Minecraft, the dry biomes can get rather warm.
What can you find in Cave Biomes?
Bring plenty of torches and food if you’re going to mine all day underground for resources.
What are Ocean Biomes?
When it comes to ocean or water based biomes, you have rivers, beaches and the ocean itself. The friendly mobs here usually include fish and squid, turtles can be found along beaches and dolphins too.
For hostile mobs you would find drowned (aquatic zombies with tridents) and the odd temple guardian you’d want to steer clear of.
Oceans are also home to sea sponges, colorful corals and sea pickles which are great for decorative purposes!