The Outback is a hilly desert-like biome filled with patches of Sandy Grass and Red Sand. Desert Temples may spawn in this biome.
This landscape is a patchwork of Red Sand and yellow-green Sandy Grass blocks, with Grass growing in abundance. Pools of water and lava spawn sporadically.
Grass can be found on the ground, with a scatter of tiny Acacia Trees. There are lots of Small Cacti which can be obscured by surrounding vegetation.
Mobs & NPCsEdit
Few mobs spawn here, however villages will spawn.
Survival is a challenge, because the Acacia trees are only two blocks tall, and animals are scarce. However, there is enough wood to make a sizeable house, and wheat can be grown using grass seeds. Small Cacti provide a minor hazard while exploring.
Most of the surface was covered by hardened sand in version 1.8, and elevation can vary by about a dozen blocks. As of 1.9, the hardened sand was removed. Grass blocks and red sand is the surface of this biome (1.9+).