Note: This guide focuses on the Bedrock version of Minecraft, available on Windows 10, Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and mobile.
When Minecraft was new, there were just a few biomes to explore, and they were all pretty common. A decade later, there’s a lot more in the game, with some truly rare areas in the mix. This list of biomes reflects Minecraft as of version 1.17. The currently-upcoming 1.18 update will add new sub-biomes like lush caves, cheese caves, spaghetti caves, and more. Here are all the major Overworld biomes and what makes them stand out from each other, as well as some of the variant biomes that crop up between biome borders.
Here’s a rundown of the biomes you can find in the game, as well as their variants, and the notable resources you might uncover within them.