Winter is a biome that was added in the "WINTER IS FINALLY HERE" update. It covers 1/5 of the map and is above the forest. The winter has 2 tree borders, one facing the eastern ocean with a small break for you to get to Lava faster; and one border covers the western border. The winter is the coldest biome in starve.io. It is almost impossible to stay alive without using any warming items such as Chapkas or Fires. The winter is the higher stage for advanced players to obtain high tier resources, such as Diamond, Amethyst, Dragon Heart and Mammoth Fur.
Fun Fact: the nametag turns dark blue when a player goes into the winter.
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 more powerful resources which increase the player's power. You can get resources more easily there due to how large the biome is, and because of the lack of players. You will also be able to obtain resources where you cannot find anywhere else, such as diamond, amethyst, winter fur, and dragon hearts. (Amethyst and diamonds can be found in the Arctic biome's cave, dragon hearts can be obtained by killing the dragons that live in the cave, and diamonds can also be found). If you wear a mammoth fur coat, you lose about 9% of you're temperature as a human.
The winter is extremely cold and has mobs that are challenging to kill without the right technique and equipment. Also there is no naturally spawning plants so a player would have to bring one over along with a plant plot in order to be able to plant anything. Since it is very cold it is very hard to survive without a coat and you will have to put down many campfires to keep warm and survive, as well as have a large amount of food in your inventory.
The player movement speed is reduced by 20% here, due to the snow and so it would be hard to kill animals in the winter biome.
The cave is located in the top left edge of the winter biome. The cave is guarded by over 5 dragons. Amethyst and Dragon Heart resources can be obtained in the cave.The player would have to avoid being killed by the dragons in the cave. Most players block off the dragons by using walls and hit the dragons through the wall by using a spear. When they don't intend to kill any dragons, they use an explorer's hat to get to the amethyst (dragons can still attack if you hit them though).
Even with a coat, the heat loss is about as much as wearing nothing during the night in the forest. Also, the polar bear and the arctic fox have a lot of HP and are very dangerous, as the biome is in general. Make lots of campfires, full gold tools, and try not to die!
In the winter there are supplies of every deposit that currently exists, except for Reidite. It should be noted that most trees inside of the Winter Biome will only give about 25-40 wood each, so it is a good idea to get as much wood as you can beforehand to make fires instead of relying on trees inside of the winter.
If there is no inventory space prior to entering the winter to hold extra gold for making diamond tools, there are large amounts available inside of the center of the biome to mine.
The only way to obtain food inside of the winter is by killing arctic foxes and polar bears for meat, but this is not recommended for inexperienced players who don't know how to kill them. A good idea to make sure that you have enough food for an expedition is to set up a farm in the forest for berries, and obtain at least 200-300 of them.
Also, bring lots of campfires to battle the cold.
|Biomes||Forest · Winter · Ocean · Lava Biome · Desert|
|Features||Cave · Lake · Island · Treasure Chest|