The Minecraft 1.18 update is still making news because of its game-changing world generation. But that’s not enough to keep players from getting excited about Minecraft 1.19: The Wild Update. Stakes are really high for this update after the success of 1.18, and from the looks of it, we won’t be disappointed. From new mobs to cool features, there’s a lot to look forward to with the upcoming version of Minecraft. But for now, let’s focus on the upcoming new biomes in Minecraft 1.19 update. Our list has some confirmed as well some speculated biomes you can expect to find in Minecraft Bedrock and Java Editions. But if you still haven’t gotten around to trying the last update, use our best Minecraft 1.18 seeds list to make the most out of it. With that said, let’s dive right in and explore all the new biomes Minecraft 1.19 The Wild Update will have to offer.
New Biomes in Minecraft 1.19 Update (2022)
Our list of biomes isn’t ranked in any way. So, you can explore the different biomes as per your interest using the table below.
Deep Dark Caves
As the name suggests, this biome was originally planned for the 1.18 Caves & Cliffs Part 2 update. But due to developmental delays, we will finally see this new biome in Minecraft 1.19 update. Deep dark caves are the most dangerous type of caves in the game. They spawn only below the Y=-1 level of height.
Unlike other cave biomes, including the recently added lush caves and dripstone caves seeds, deep dark caves won’t have any reliable light sources like lava. Though, you might find glowing lichen at certain locations within the cave. As for the mobs, you don’t have to worry about bumping into a creeper in the dark. The regular hostile mobs almost never spawn within the deep dark. However, there’s something more sinister (more on this below) that you should worry about in this darkness.
Within the deep dark caves, at times, you can encounter a structure called ancient cities. The easiest way to notice this structure is through iconic deep slate bricks and sculk blocks. Following the skulk blocks, at times, can lead you to a castle-like structure that is home to the Warden.
Warden is a highly threatening boss mob in Minecraft 1.19. It is also the first blind mob in the game. The Warden’s presence alone makes the deep dark caves one of the best new biomes in Minecraft 1.19 update. But defeating the Warden is no child’s play. It is immune to damage from fire, lava, and even drowning. Moreover, even fall damage and blast damage don’t affect it much.
In its territory, you get affected by a darkness effect, which reduces the in-game brightness for the player. Then, Warden attacks the player based on the sound and vibrations they make. It can kill you with just two hits, even if you have full netherite armor. So, unlike any other mob fight, you have to rely on stealth and game sense more than your combat skills. Lucky for you, we already have a guide in place to defeat the Warden in Minecraft.
New Swamp Biome
On the not so sinister side of things are the swamps in our list of new biomes in Minecraft. Yeah, we already have swamps in the game, but if we are being honest, no one likes them. Keeping that in mind, the developers at Minecraft are now giving us a new variant of the swamp biome.
But before we move on to that, the original swamps are also getting a new mob called Frogs in Minecraft. They also have eggs, tadpoles, and color variants that create a whole experience around them. You can even use frogs to make a new block called “Froglight” in the game. Additionally, swamps also spawn fireflies at nighttime, making them more welcoming than ever before.
As a variant of the swamp biome, the upcoming Minecraft 1.19 update is gifting us a mangrove swamp biome. It looks like a combination of jungle and swamp biomes. You can find mangrove trees, mud blocks, warm frogs, and fireflies in this biome. But among this bunch, the most interesting part of this biome is its trees.
Unlike existing trees in the game, the mangrove trees rely on a propagule to grow. And they are the first variety of trees that can grow underwater and also has roots. Moreover, you can see this tree adjust and wrap itself around the surroundings wherever it spawns or grows. If that sounds interesting, you can use our guide to know everything you need to know about the mangrove swamp biome.
Speculated New Biomes in Minecraft 1.19
Beyond the already confirmed biomes, there are a few rumors and speculations around other biomes too. Here’s a list of our guesses at the upcoming biomes and biome-based changes in the next update.
- Birch forests can get a few additional features, and a structural revamp to make them more interesting. We are expecting hollow wood, taller trees, and new plants.
- Jungle and swamp villages might also find a way into the game in the Minecraft 1.19 update. We already have models for villagers from both of these biomes in the game. And with the confirmation of mud huts and mangrove wood, we might see swamp villages, followed by jungle villages in the new update.
Get Ready to Explore New Biomes in Minecraft 1.19
Between Minecraft 1.18.2’s beautiful mountains seeds and Minecraft 1.19’s revamped wildlife, I am definitely a bigger fan of the latter. And since the update is in the early testing stage, we are just scratching the surface. Who knows what else we might discover as the release date inches closer. Meanwhile, we also have a guide to existing Minecraft biomes if you haven’t explored all of them yet. They look even better than usual if you turn on the best Minecraft 1.18.2 shaders in the latest update. Though, you might have to install Optifine in Minecraft 1.18 to get started. Coming back to the Minecraft 1.19 update, there’s a lot to unpack here. So, don’t forget to tell us what more you expect from the new Wild update in the comments below. Who knows, your guessed feature might end up in the update, arriving later this year.