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Not to be confused with Warped Forest.
For the secret level in Minecraft Dungeons, see MCD:Crimson Forest.
Crimson Forest
Crimson Forest.png







Bastion remnants
Glowstone blob
Huge crimson fungus
Lava seas
Ruined portals
Nether fortresses


Crimson Nylium
Crimson Stem
Nether Wart Block
Crimson Roots
Crimson Fungus
Warped Fungus
Weeping Vines

Fog color


Grass color


Foliage color


Water color

[JE only]

[BE only]

The crimson forest is a forested biome in the Nether.


The crimson forest is dense and has a crimson color scheme. The forest's fog is dark red and blazing particles are seen floating. The forest floor is mostly covered with crimson nylium, with some netherrack and nether wart blocks generating on the surface as well. The vegetation of the biome includes fungi, crimson roots, huge crimson fungi and weeping vines. These vines hang from the large fungi and nether wart blocks from the ceiling.

Herds of hoglins commonly spawn throughout the forest. Piglins are also found here along with their occasional undead counterparts. Fortresses and bastions are structures that can generate in the forests.

In Java Edition
MobSpawn weightGroup size
Hostile category
Zombified Piglin115.252–4
Zombified Chicken Jockey0.2515.251
Passive category
In Bedrock Edition
MobSpawn weightGroup size
Hostile category
Zombified Piglin162–4
Passive category
Hoglin[note 1]20404
  1. In Bedrock Edition, hoglins count toward the animal cap instead of the monster cap.



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These music tracks play while the player is in the Crimson Forest.

in Minecraft
Gameplay Soundtrack Title Soundtrack Track preview Weight
nether1.ogg The Nether "Concrete Halls" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 7 1
nether2.ogg The Nether "Dead Voxel" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 3 1
nether3.ogg The Nether "Warmth" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 11 1
nether4.ogg The Nether "Ballad of the Cats" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 15 1
chrysopoeia.ogg Crimson Forest "Chrysopoeia" Minecraft: Nether Update (Original Game Soundtrack) No. 1 7


Nether ambience plays while the player is in the Nether.

Name Sound Group
Crimson Forest Ambience Loop
Crimson Forest Addition 1 Loop Additions
Crimson Forest Addition 2
Crimson Forest Addition 3
Crimson Forest Particles 1
Crimson Forest Particles 2
Crimson Forest Particles 3
Crimson Forest Shine 1
Crimson Forest Shine 2
Crimson Forest Shine 3
Crimson Forest Shroom 1
Crimson Forest Shroom 2
Crimson Forest Shroom 3
Crimson Forest Twang 1
Crimson Forest Voom 1
Crimson Forest Voom 2
Crimson Forest Mood 1 Mood
Crimson Forest Mood 2
Crimson Forest Mood 3
Crimson Forest Mood 4

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID Translation key
Crimson Forestcrimson_forest171biome.minecraft.crimson_forest

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID
Crimson Forestcrimson_forest179


Late 2017The crimson forest is first conceptualized around the time that the Update Aquatic was in development.
September 28, 2019The crimson forest (then named as "netherwart forest") is announced at MINECON Live 2019.
Java Edition
1.1620w06aAdded the crimson forest.
Added hoglins, which can spawn in crimson forests.
20w07aAdded piglins, which can spawn in crimson forests.
20w10aAdded ambience to the crimson forest.
20w15aAdded the music track "Chrysopoeia", which plays in the crimson forest biome.
20w19aPatches of blackstone and gravel now generate in crimson forests at level of the lava ocean.
Bedrock Edition
1.16.0beta the crimson forest.
beta mood sounds to the crimson forest.
Added music to the crimson forest.


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  • When the crimson forest was announced at MINECON Live 2019, which happened before the first Nether Update snapshot was released, it was known as "Nether wart forest". In the announcement, however, it was called "Nether wart forest red".
  • Most of the ambience in the crimson forest was made with balloons, which Samuel Åberg says creates a disturbing feeling of something stretching and forcing itself to bend.[1]
  • This biome might be a reference to a biome in the game Terraria, in which there is also a red biome called the Crimson. There is also a similar ocurrance with the blue Hallow biome and the Warped Forest.
  • The music track titled "Chrysopoeia" is a reference to the real life term Chrysopoeia, a term in alchemy referring to the artificial production of gold. This further ties the Nether to both brewing and gold.


See also[]


  1. "Dev Diaries #2: Nether Sound" – July 24, 2020 on YouTube