Tumbleweed Mod

Tumbleweeds can be found in the Desert Biome after installing this mod. They’ll blow with the wind, and can be broken to obtain some drops. Although you should be quick, because they can and will despawn!

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About Tumbleweeds

Tumbleweeds look like Dead Bushes, in a ball shape. The only location to find them is inside Minecraft Deserts. They spawn relatively often, and you can often find multiple of them blowing with the wind alongside eachother.

tumbleweed in a desert
Tumbleweed in a Desert

They have some nice animations too, and will bounce along the Sand. If you don’t break one, or they collide with a block, they’ll have a chance of despawning. What you want to do is punch a Tumbleweed, as they drop items.

Below, you can see a table showing the list of items a Tumbleweed can drop. Weight is the chance for an item to drop, compared to other items. So something with a weight of 3 has triple the chance of dropping, compared to something with a weight of 1, which is rarer.

DROPWEIGHT
Bone3
Dead Bush3
String3
Feather3
Wheat3
Stick3
Sugar Cane3
Melon Seeds2
Pumpkin Seeds2
Gold Nugget2
Name Tag1
Saddle1
Emerald1
Diamond1
Iron Ingot1
Gold Ingot1

Of course, these drops are also configurable. None of these items are overpowered, and some are going to be useful if received as a drop.

Configuration Options

In the mods configuration files, there’s lots of options available, and things to consider. By default, a Tumbleweed has a 50% chance of loading per chunk. However, only 8 will exist at a single time per player.

If a Tumbleweed hits a Crop, then the Crop will be broken. Items can also be dropped from Tumbleweeds if they are broken by world-objects, such as Lava. Some other options allow you to determine which Biomes Tumbleweeds can spawn in, as well as which blocks types.

There’s also the ability to add more loot to the drop tables. These have to be determined by their item name, and weight you want to give them, such as: “3 minecraft:bone”.

Tumbleweed Mod Download

VersionAvailable
1.12.2Forge
1.13.2No Release
1.14.4Forge
1.15.2Forge
1.16.5Forge
1.17.1Forge
1.18.2Forge
1.19Forge

The links above will take you to the CurseForge page for the Tumbleweed Mod. It’s recommended to only download mods from CurseForge, as they are vetted to ensure that they’re safe, and you’re also supporting mod developers.

How to Install

If you haven't already, make sure to install Forge for Minecraft. It's a simple process and takes just a few minutes. Once Forge is installed:
  1. Download the mod for your Minecraft Version. It will be a .JAR file.
  2. Take this file, and place it in the 'mods' folder of your Minecraft directory. If this folder doesn't exist, create it. The easiest way to access your Minecraft directory is opening the game, going to Resource Packs and pressing the 'Open Resource Pack Folder' button.
  3. Once it's inside the mods folder, run Minecraft with the Forge preset selected. The mod will be installed and can be played with in-game.


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