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This article is about the removed biome. For the current biome, see Snowy Tundra.
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Tundra
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Type

Cold

Rarity

Rare

Temperature

<50%

Blocks

Grass Block
Snow
Ice

Tundras were a cold biome, which existed in the game prior to the Adventure Update. They were the precursor of the current snowy tundras, but with less trees and few mobs.

Description[]

Snowy, barren terrain with few trees. Ice can be found over water. Snow is common weather in tundras. Tundras generated when the temperature is below 50% and the rainfall is less than 20% and could often be found near taiga. They usually consisted of low plains and gentle hills but in some cases, it could be mountainous. Survival in this biome could be difficult, especially if the tundra is large as trees were rare and snow decreased the area passive mobs could spawn.

History[]

Java Edition Alpha
v1.2.0previewAdded tundras.
Java Edition Beta
1.8Pre-releaseRemoved tundras.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseReadded tundras as Ice Plains.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.1.0Added tundras.
v0.9.0build 1Removed tundras.
Added Ice Plains and its variants.