On the surface, this biome is indistinguishable from a plains biome.(Java Edition only)
Underground, dripstone caves generate as a cave biome but with dripstone blocks and pointed dripstone both hanging as stalactites and growing from the ground as stalagmites. They mostly appear like regular caves, except with patches of dripstone blocks and pointed dripstone. Large dripstone clusters structures generate occasionally inside ravines.
|Name||Namespaced ID||Translation key|
|October 3, 2020||The dripstone caves biome is shown at Minecraft Live 2020.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.17||20w49a||Added the dripstone caves.|
|March 22, 2021||Henrik Kniberg shows the natural generation of dripstone caves.|
|1.16.220||beta 184.108.40.206||Added the dripstone caves. They don't naturally generate yet and are only accessible through add-ons.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.16.230||beta 220.127.116.11||Dripstone features now generate throughout caves in the Overworld.|
- The Sơn Đoòng cave in Vietnam was of particular inspiration when coming up with the features of dripstone caves.
A large cavern below y=0 in the Dripstone Caves biome. Multiple dripstone clusters are visible.