A biome is a particular section of the world with a specific climate. There are currently two biomes on starve.io, with a third one (desert) upcoming in future updates. The forest biome is the original biome, located on the left side of the map, while the winter biome was added recently and is located on the right side of the map. Players start out on the forest biome, and move to the winter biome as they progress. Mob spawns and cold are based on biomes.
The forest is the original biome that encompassed all of the map when the game came out. Currently, it covers about 1/3 of the map and is the smaller of the two biomes. The forest is the basis for survival, as it has a much warmer climate with less powerful mobs.
The forest can be disadvantageous for players mainly due to the amount of players there. There is competition for resources and points. Also, the forest does not give the higher tier resources of diamonds, amethysts, dragon hearts, and winter fur.
The winter is a biome that was added in the WINTER IS FINALLY HERE update. It covers about 2/3 of the map and is larger than the forest. The winter is much colder than the forest, and it is almost impossible to stay alive without using Cap and Scarf or fires. The winter is the stage for advanced players to obtain high tier resources, such as amethyst and the dragon heart.
The advantage of the winter is that there are fewer players and bases than the forest, and players can focus on survival. Also, the winter contains all of the newly added resources which increases the player's power.
The winter is extremely cold and has mobs that are challenging to kill without the right technique and equipment. It is also limited in resources and planting is disabled.
The cave is located in the right edge of the winter biome. The cave is guarded by up to 5 dragons. Amethyst and Dragon Heart resources are only obtainable in the cave.
The ocean is an upcoming biome which is announced to be added in the next update. It will be covered with water, and will have the ocean boss. There will also be a beach with the ocean.
- Ocean Boss
The desert is an upcoming biome which will be added in the future. There is currently no official information on how and when it is going to be implemented.