Biome backgrounds

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Biome backgrounds are images that appear behind objects and blocks in each biome. Each biome has its own set of backgrounds that usually show a landscape of the biome. In a world, each biome is randomly assigned a background from its own set, and can be changed by using a World GlobeDesktop and Mobile versions. Backgrounds can also be overridden using Monoliths. Backgrounds do not affect a biome in any way, except in The Hallow, where the current background affects the style of hallowed trees. Turning off backgrounds in Settings hides them, though ambient entities will still appear.

Surface backgrounds[edit | edit source]

Forest[edit | edit source]

Desert[edit | edit source]

Infected Desert[edit | edit source]

Snow biome[edit | edit source]

Jungle[edit | edit source]

Some Jungle backgrounds are combined with the current forest background.

The Corruption[edit | edit source]

The Crimson[edit | edit source]

The Hallow[edit | edit source]

Every Hallow background has a rainbow in it.

Ocean[edit | edit source]

Glowing Mushroom biome[edit | edit source]

Glowing Mushroom backgrounds are combined with the current forest background.

Underground backgrounds[edit | edit source]

These backgrounds consist of only one layer, unlike surface backgrounds, and cannot be changed with World Globes.

Underground[edit | edit source]

Cavern[edit | edit source]

Pre-underworld[edit | edit source]

Glowing Mushroom biome[edit | edit source]

Ice biome (Underground)[edit | edit source]

Ice biome (Cavern)[edit | edit source]

Desktop and Mobile versions Underground Ocean[edit | edit source]

Underground Jungle (Underground layer)[edit | edit source]

Underground Jungle (Cavern)[edit | edit source]

Underground Corruption[edit | edit source]

Underground Crimson[edit | edit source]

Underground Hallow[edit | edit source]

Underworld backgrounds[edit | edit source]

Unlike the underground backgrounds, these have multiple layers like surface backgrounds do.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The 3rd Hallow surface background features a large animated lake on its 3rd layer which cannot be easily seen in-game.
  • The backgrounds of the Underground Corruption, Crimson, or Hallow biomes revert to the default caverns background just before the underworld, and they don't appear until the underground layer isn't visible anymore on the screen.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop
    • Added 27 new surface backgrounds and updated the graphics of many existing ones.
      • Added 2 new Forest backgrounds.
      • Added 3 new Desert backgrounds.
      • Added 3 new Snow backgrounds.
      • Added 4 new Jungle backgrounds.
      • Added 3 new Corruption backgrounds.
      • Added 3 new Crimson backgrounds.
      • Added 3 new Hallow backgrounds.
      • Added 3 new Ocean backgrounds.
      • Added 3 new Glowing Mushroom backgrounds.
    • Added new normal, corrupt, crimson and hallowed underground layer backgrounds for the Ocean.
    • Added 2 new Underworld backgrounds.
  • Desktop Underworld background now displays with multiple layers, similar to surface backgrounds.
  • Desktop 1.1:
    • Added unique surface backgrounds for the Forest, Desert, Jungle, Ocean, Corruption and Hallow.
      • Prior to the update, only the basic blue background could be seen in every biome.