Crimson Forest

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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. Patches of netherrack are seen around the forests, although crimson nylium covers most of the ground (they cannot be - directly - smelted into nether bricks, just like their warped variants). Some low cliffs generate, with nether gold ore and quartz usually on the sides of them. They do spawn in bastion remnants, however, which is exclusively common in this biome. Veins of blackstone rarely spawn overground and commonly spawn underground, and veins of magma blocks generate anywhere.

The terrain is mostly composed of crimson nylium, with some netherrack and nether wart blocks generating on the surface as well. The vegetation of the biome includes fungi, crimson roots and 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, providing a healthy food source in the Nether. Warped fungus usually repels them. 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 chanceGroup size
Hostile category
Zombified Piglin1152–4
Passive category
In Bedrock Edition
MobSpawn chanceGroup 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.



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

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


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[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Crimson Forestcrimson_forest 171biome.minecraft.crimson_forest

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID
Crimson Forestcrimson_forest 179


Late 2017The crimson forest is first conceptualized around the time that the Update Aquatic was in development.
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 music to the crimson forest.
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.


Issues relating to "Crimson Forest" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • 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".


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