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Shrublands were a biome that were introduced in the Halloween Update, which existed in the game prior to the Adventure Update. They were usually quite flat due to height variation decreasing at lower rainfalls. In the Beta 1.8 Adventure Update, they were removed from the game.


A biome with few trees and no tall grass. It is identical to the savanna biome. Along with swampland, it was one of the smallest biomes in the game, rarely ever being larger than a few chunks, and only spawns if the temperature is between 50% and 97%, and the rainfall value is below 35% and therefore too little to generate a forest.


Java Edition Alpha
v1.2.0previewAdded shrublands.
Java Edition Beta
1.8Pre-releaseRemoved shrublands.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 1Added shrublands.
TU5Removed shrublands.