11 Hidden Details About The Snow Biomes In Minecraft


The Snowy Tundra is one of the more interesting biomes in Minecraft. Here are a few things you may not have known about it.

Snowy biomes aren’t found very commonly among Minecraft’s many biomes. These are harsh, merciless environments where supplies are few and everyone is out for himself.

However, it is true that these cold wastelands contain some of the game’s most interesting aspects. We’ll give you a sample of them in this article. Because there are various snowy biomes, we’ll indicate which ones apply to each entry.

Find Lots Of Rabbits

Which EditionWhere Rabbits Spawn
All EditionsSnowy PlainsSnowy TaigaGroveSnowy Slopes
Bedrock EditionFrozen OceanFrozen RiverSnowy Beach

Rabbits are a rather rare type of mob. They’re definitely difficult to catch, and they’re hardly the best source of food — unless they’re converted into a hearty rabbit stew, of course. Rabbits are most abundant in the desert biome, as well as various woodland biome types and somewhat flat snow biomes.

White rabbits are prevalent in frozen tundras and are sometimes the primary source of food because other passive creatures do not spawn there. This is the environment to visit if you want to raise rabbits.

See Polar Bears

Which EditionWhere Polar Bears Spawn
All EditionsSnowy PlainsIce SpikesFrozen OceanDeep Frozen OceanFrozen RiverSnowy Slopes
Bedrock EditionFrozen Peaks

Polar bears are another type of passive creature that is extremely tough to find if you don’t happen to spawn in the correct environment. Polar bears typically spawn on icebergs and icy waters, however they can emerge anywhere in most snowy biomes.

Polar bears serve no use in Drift Boss game and are primarily present for aesthetic purposes. They can’t be reproduced, and killing them only occasionally results in some raw fish for the player. It’s preferable to admire these creatures from a distance.

Discover Ice And Snow Villages

Which EditionWhere Villages Spawn
All EditionsSnowy Plains
Bedrock EditionSnowy Taiga

Despite the scarcity of villages in a snowy landscape, you may come upon one. Because there are only two types of snow biomes in which they can be formed, you should consider yourself lucky if you come across one.

Given the scarcity of resources in the icy tundra, discovering a hamlet like this is like hitting the jackpot. There’s food, housing, and a farm that’s already set up for the specific biome. You can also barter for better food with villagers.

Find Infested Blocks

Which EditionWhere Blobs Spawn
All EditionsGroveSnowy SlopesJagged PeaksFrozen Peaks

Infested Blocks are remarkable in that, despite their appearance, they spawn a large number of silverfish when broken. Silverfish are hostile mobs that slide around the ground; they have very little HP on their own, but as a group, they can be lethal.

Infested stone bricks, mossy stone bricks, and chiselled stone bricks can be found wherever an igloo spawns since they have a chance to replace normal stone bricks in the igloo’s basement. Otherwise, infested blocks form “blobs” (groups) in the aforementioned biomes.

Customize Snowfall

Which EditionWhere This Applies
All EditionsAll Snowy Biomes

This one is more of a ‘things you can do IN snowy biomes’ than a ‘things you can do IN snowy biomes’, but it’s still worth mentioning. Snow accumulates in snowy biomes anytime it snows, as you may have noticed. There are some heights where this can happen by default, although this number can be changed. The “snowAccumulationHeight” game rule defines how tall falling snow will grow.

Setting it to zero will result in no snow accumulation, while setting it to eight will result in a full block of height. This change can truly bring a sense of immersion to snowy biomes by making them more difficult to travel and stay in the long run.

Mine Blue Ice

Which EditionWhere Blue Ice Spawns
All EditionsFrozen OceanDeep Frozen OceanSnowy Plains

Blue ice is the most slippery block in Minecraft, outperforming both ordinary and packed ice. Finding blue ice is a top goal for players looking to develop any ice pathways that can be used with boats.

Keep in mind that Blue Ice requires the use of a Silk Touch pickaxe to drop properly. This material is mostly found in the Frozen Oceans, although Snowy Plains makes the list because Blue Ice can spawn in select villager homes there.

Still Farm Crops

Which EditionWhere You Can Farm
All EditionsSnowy PlainsIce SpikesSnowy TaigaSnowy BeachGroveSnowy SlopesJagged PeaksFrozen PeaksFrozen RiverFrozen OceanDeep Frozen Ocean

One of the most difficult aspects of living in a frozen tundra habitat is simply surviving. There are few trees around, almost no passive mobs that can be turned into food, and the grass is, at best, scant. Furthermore, establishing a farm in a biome where water freezes is a significant task.

While crops can still grow without water using the dry farming mechanism, it is preferable to set a slab or a lily pad on top of a water block to keep it from freezing. Despite the snow and cold, farming should be a piece of cake with the right illumination.

Explore Igloos

Which EditionWhere Igloos Spawn
All EditionsSnowy PlainsSnowy TaigaSnowy Slopes

Igloos are a sort of mini-dungeon that may be found in the most popular snowy biomes. They’re excellent first-time and temporary shelters with a bed, a crafting table, and a furnace. The redstone candle is there to keep the ice on the igloo from melting, which accounts for the poor light.

If you’re lucky, a surprise awaits you beneath an igloo’s carpeted floor. A trap door with a ladder underneath, found in 50% of all igloos, should lead you to the basement, where you’ll find a chest, a brewing stand, a villager, and a zombie villager.You can cure the zombie villager and obtain one of the key in-game accomplishments by using the potion in the brewing stand and the golden apple.

Mine Emeralds

Which EditionWhere Emerald Ore Spawns
All EditionsGroveSnowy SlopesJagged PeaksFrozen Peaks

Emerald ore is an extremely scarce mineral, even rarer than diamonds. It only spawns in a few biomes, and two of them happen to be snowy biomes!

There are four snow biomes where you might get lucky and find a few emeralds (but make sure you have an iron pickaxe or better).You’ll primarily use them to barter with villages and travelling traders.

Encounter Pillager Outposts, Even When Villages Don’t Spawn

Which EditionWhere Pillager Outposts Spawn
All EditionsWhere Villages Can SpawnSnowy Plains
Where Villages Can’t SpawnGroveSnowy SlopesJagged PeaksFrozen Peaks
Bedrock EditionSnowy Taiga

If you’ve played Minecraft for a while, you’re probably aware of a basic rule of thumb: if a town can spawn in the biome, so can a pillager outpost. This is correct, although there are certain exceptions.

Even if villages cannot spawn in certain locations, pillager outposts can. The majority of these outliers are snow biomes! So, if you do venture out into the cold, make sure you are adequately prepared.

Encounter Strays

Which EditionWhere Villages Spawn
All EditionsSnowy PlainsIce SpikesFrozen River
Bedrock EditionFrozen OceanDeep Frozen Ocean

Snowy biomes have their own adversaries, which are comparable to Husk zombies seen in deserts. Strays are skeleton varieties with slightly distorted skeletal sounds and ripped clothing on their bones. They fight with a bow and arrow, just like skeletons, except their arrows inflict the Slowness status effect for 30 seconds.

Strays have a chance to drop one of their special Slowness arrows when killed, which you may then use as ammunition with your bow or crossbow. When creating traps, special arrows can even be placed within dispensers.