10 Best World Generation Mods for Minecraft (Forge)

Forge mods that improve the base game’s biomes or adds in new ones!
Britt Britt (153)

The variety of mods available for Minecraft is just as vast as the worlds within the game itself. Most likely, any mod you could want or dream of has already been developed. As an avid Minecraft player, I’ve recently become obsessed with Forge Minecraft mods and expanding the world of Minecraft, literally.

This guide will go through mods available for Minecraft Forge that either improve the base game’s biomes or adds in new ones! If you’ve ever wanted to roam and explore new environments or dive deep into a cave, below you’ll find a mod for either. So whether you’re hosting a survival multiplayer server or you’re playing alone, you’ll find a mod that opens up your world even more!

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natures compass forge mod minecraft

By Chaosyr

Game Versions: 1.12, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17

A perfect welcome gift for players! Nature’s Compass is an item that allows players to search for a biome’s location in the world. It will automatically list biomes added from other mods, so all you need to worry about is the travel time!

twilight forest forge mod minecraft

By Benimatic

Game Versions: 1.12, 1.16

While Twilight Forest is a large mod, it is certainly worth it. This mod adds a dimension that’s focused on exploration and adventures. It’s not for casual players as it will require a lot of work to even survive, but Twilight Forest is filled with new creatures and loot to discover. It also has integration with other mods, like Tinkers’ Construct and Chisel, to provide more content.

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Better Mineshafts

Game Versions: 1.12, 1.15, 1.16

If you’re bored with Minecraft’s standard mineshafts, then download this mod to your world. It expands mineshafts with tunnels, loot, abandoned workstations, and more! There are nine biome variants, including a rare mushroom mineshaft.

Better Caves

Game Versions: 1.12, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16

Much like the above mod, Better Caves overhauls Minecraft's cave systems. It adds in lava caverns, underground lakes and rivers, flooded caverns and more! It’s perfect for those wanting more exploration in caves!

valhelsia structures forge mod minecraft

By ValhelsiaTeam

Game Versions: 1.14, 1.15, 1.16

If you’ve ever felt like the Minecraft world felt a little empty, then add Valhelsia Structures to your modpack. It generates new structures throughout the world, like abandoned houses, dungeons, and witch huts. There are also some new decorative blocks added for builders.

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Game Versions: 1.12, 1.15, 1.16

This is my new favorite biome mod to add to a survival world because it adds over 80 biomes that each are unique. They’re not just in the Overworld either! This mod adds new biomes to discover in both the Nether and End! It comes with over 40 trees, 28 wood types, and 200 new blocks and items. It’s a great mod if you’re tired of seeing the same places over and over again.

repurposed structures forge mod minecraft

By telepathicgrunt

Game Versions: 1.15, 1.16

This mod takes vanilla Minecraft structures and makes them better! By adding biome variants or just new versions of structures, each building feels like it belongs in the world instead of standing out. It’s perfect for any servers that wants the players to explore.

betterend biomes forge mod minecraft

By Beethoven92

Game Version: 1.16

The BetterEnd mod fills up the void that is the End dimension. It adds a bunch of new blocks, items, and game mechanics. Biomes include crystal mountains, chorus forest, sulphur springs, and more! It’s also compatible with a handful of other mods, even ones that add other End biomes!

biomes o plenty lavender fields forge mod minecraft

By Forstride

Game Versions: 1.12, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16

Another well-known mod is Biomes O’ Plenty which adds a multitude of new biomes to your Minecraft world. Each biome comes with unique plants, trees, and building blocks, and it integrates with other mods on this list as well!

gaia dimension forge mod minecraft

By Squiggly_Androsa

Game Versions: 1.12, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16

One of the best dimension mods out there, Gaia is a realm filled with crystals and magic. There are a handful of unique biomes, cave dungeons, towers, and special mobs to interact with. It’s a great addition for servers with many people who like to mine and explore!

stoneholm underground villages forge mod minecraft

By TheGrimsey

Game Version: 1.16

With this mod, you’ll discover underground settlements of villagers that are filled with loot and resources to gain. Each village has multiple rooms and floors, with abandoned sections for players to explore.

Find your way back to death!
Britt Britt (153)
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With the Wild Update, game version 1.19, new items and blocks were added to Minecraft and the recovery compass was one of them! What does it do? Read here to find out.