Minecraft is a game where you need to make use of different resources to survive.
In this game, it’s important to focus on the materials and blocks available in the environment, especially when you’re playing in the Survival mode.
Unless you use a seed or map to create a new world, you don’t have any choice for your spawn point.
Survival in Minecraft depends a lot in the biome where you first spawned.
Biomes are areas in the game made with sets of blocks that make up an ecosystem.
A player needs at least a source of food and wood to continue progressing, and these blocks are present or not depending on the environment.
The Plains is one of the earliest biomes released in Minecraft.
It can be seen as early as the Java Indev Edition. Plains are usually flat with some slight elevation and small bodies of water.
Common blocks include dirt, grasses, and flowers with occasional oak trees.
Villages and almost all the mobs usually spawn in this biome.
Food is not a problem because when destroyed, the grasses give wheat seeds which then can be planted to make wheat, the main ingredient for bread.
Forest is a biome which is abundant with trees and usually surrounded by a body of water.
Most forest biomes feature different kinds of trees, but there are variants such as the Birch Forest which only grows specific ones. A subtype called the Dark Forest or the Roofed Forest features dark oaks and huge mushrooms.
This is also where Woodland Mansions can spawn. Mobs such as cows, sheep, and pigs can be seen wandering around, eliminating the problem for a food source.
However, this biome can be dangerous as hostile mobs can spawn even during the day due to poor lighting.
Desert is one of the most common biomes in the game.
Villages, Pillager outposts, fossils, and Desert temples are the structures available in this biome.
Starting in a desert can be pretty tough because of the lack of wood resources. If you’re lucky, there would be Savannas nearby, which is a good source of wood.
The main blocks in this area are sand, sandstone, cactus, and dead bush. To reduce wood usage, break the dead bushes for sticks.
4. Mesa (Badlands)
The Badlands biome, also known as Mesa, is one of the rarer biomes to find in the game.
This biome usually contains massive mountains of terracottas and red sands.
At the top of the mountains, you can find coarse dirt, grasses, as well as a handful of wood.
Food might be a problem early in this biome, but to compensate for it, gold ores can be found easily, sometimes even on the surface.
Passive mobs are scarce, so your best bet in finding food is by creating wheat farms for food.
You will need a beefy computer for this biome because there would be a lot of graphical elements in the area.
Jungle biomes are characterized by dense bushes, tall trees, and steep terrain.
This is also the only biome where you can find Jungle Logs, Bamboo and Cocoa, as well as the structure called Jungle Pyramids.
Resources are pretty rich and food sources are abundant (melons), but you’ll want to watch out for creepers and other mobs which can be hiding in the bushes.
6. Mountains (Extreme Hills)
Mountains or Extreme Hills is a biome which composes of massive landscapes and steep terrain.
Snow will appear at the peak of the mountains because of the colder climate.
Exposed lava or waterfall are common occurrences in this area.
The emerald ore, which is the rarest mineral block in the game, can be mined here.
Depending on the variant, the mountain structure could be made of dirt, cobblestones, or gravel. If you’re not careful while trekking a terrain, you can die by falling from a great height.
Taigas have two main variants: the snowy taiga or the giant tree taiga.
The only kind of tree that can grow in this biome is the spruce tree. Ferns, bushes, and spruce leaves are usually found in this biome.
If you want to tame wolves or foxes, this is where you’ll likely find them.
Villages and Pillager outposts can also be generated here. For food, you can look for mushrooms and passive mobs such as sheep. Farming is tricky because the water will freeze and turn into ice.
However, podzol blocks. a block where you can cultivate mushrooms can be found in Taiga regions.
8. Mushroom Fields
The Mushroom Fields, also known as the Mushroom Island, is considered to be the rarest biome in Minecraft without any variant.
This is also the home of unique mobs and blocks such as Mushrooms (which is useful because it gives mushroom stew) and Mycelium (a block used to grow mushrooms.
No trees can grow in Mushroom Fields, only huge mushrooms.
The only mobs that can spawn in this area are Moshrooms and bats.
If you spawned in this area, as long as you have a Moshroom, you’ll never have a problem with food. But you might not have a lot of options when it comes to building.
Savanna is characterized by dry grassy areas and Acacia trees.
This biome can either be very flat of very hilly, depending on the variant that you get.
Villages, dungeons, and strongholds can generate in this biome.
If you spawned from a desert or a badland biome, nearby savannas can serve as wood sources.
Llamas and Horses can spawn in this area, which is very useful for transportation if you have a saddle.
Swampland is a common biome in Minecraft.
One of its unique characteristics is the presence of lily pads and oak trees which is covered in vines.
The swamp biome is covered with bodies of discolored water. Instead of blue, water blocks have greenish blocks.
This is where slimes and Witch Huts are generated, but their spawn rate depends on the moon cycle.
If you’re trying to find clay, swamps are the perfect place because of its shallow water.