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Best Minecraft Seeds: Where to spawn for the best adventures

By Jordan Oloman 11 September 2020

Give yourself a starting advantage with our guide to the best spawn seeds in Minecraft

The best Minecraft seeds create interesting or challenging placesfor you to play through. While environments are generally random, a seed is the starting number that creates it, and if you know a Minecraft seed you can recreate a world exactly.

Some Minecraft seeds are more craft than random, but all give you something different to try in Minecraft. So knowing a few good ones means you test your abilities or just have a slightly different adventure from time to time. Below we’re going to show you how to use seeds and round up some of the best, so you jump straight into the action and see what’s out there.

Meteor mystery (Java 1.14+)

This first seed will spawn you next to a humble town full of resources and villagers to trade with, as well as a water source and a woodla. Oh wait, what’s that? A giant meteor has left a mysterious crater just outside your small town? You better go investigate. This world provides a brilliant base for some bedrock adventures.

Shipwreck survival (Java 1.14+)

Fancy yourself a brazen castaway? Ship yourself off to the middle of the nowhere with this dangerous seed, where you only have the resources in the wreck to keep you alive. This tiny islet is for brave explorers looking for a new challenge, or creative types who want to build their very own super villain fortress in the middle of the sea (if you can stay alive, that is.)

A song of ice and spire (Bedrock/Pocket Edition)

Think of yourself as a bit of a lone wolf? A Bear Grylls-type who can survive any climate? Or just an ice queen scorned by her siblings? This is the perfect seed for you. You might even see some bunnies on the way to the ice biome. They’re lovely and friendly, but the polar bears sure aren’t, so just be careful!

Bamboo safari (Bedrock, Pocket Edition)

If you love seeking out the wildlife in Minecraft, consider this safari seed that spawns you right next to a lush bamboo forest. Head out into the wild in search of pandas, parrots and more, just be sure not to fall in any of the deep caverns which are shaded by the high trees.

Biome bundle (Java 1.14+)

Get three biomes for the price of one with this handy seed. This spawns you right in the middle of the action between the eroded badlands, the coral reef and a giant swamp. Perfect if you’re looking for particular blocks, but also a far cry from your usual survival spawn. Indulge yourself in the beauty of the more unusual biomes in Minecraft and frame your adventure in a new environment.

Emerald temple (Bedrock, Pocket Edition)

This straightforward seed doesn’t beat around the bush. In fact, it drops you in the middle of a desert, very near to a temple that is bursting with loot. Horse armor, golden apples, diamonds and bones. you know, everything you could ever dream of! Perfect if you need a quick head start to stimulate your architectural desires.

Ravine lodgings (Java 1.13+)

Perhaps this adventurous real estate opportunity is worth a try if you’re looking for a challenging place to live. This seed spawns you near a well-stocked village. Yet, the most exciting part of all this is what is hidden in the ravine right next to the blacksmith. In the depths you’ll see a little library in the chasm with a humble librarian going about his daily dues. Go say hello and then perhaps, one eternal goodbye with your sword if you’d like to live alone in the nightmarish void. To be honest, he’d probably be good company, so you may as well keep him around. Plenty of room for expansion and no admin fees! What more could you ask for?

Maniac mansion (Java 1.14+)

For the fancy-folk and well to do craftsmen of the 3D landscape, this is an esteemed household to host dinner parties and enjoy the scenery. Use it as the perfect post to lord over your subjects in the nearby town, safe from the riff-raff up in your ivory tower, shrouded from view by the forestry. A safe haven for players who don’t want to worry about survival.

Small town fever (Bedrock, Pocket Edition)

This peculiar seed drops you onto a village plot in the middle of the ocean held up by sand. An enclosed cult that knows nothing of the outside world beyond its pure shores. Will you expand and turn the humble hamlet into an empire? Or venture downwards, mining for resources and subsisting as a lost colony? Your call!

Marooned mesa (Java 1.13+)

This clever little seed places you amidst a crop of small badlands islands. It’s the kind of place where you can let your imagination run wild. Perhaps you could connect them all into a mega-complex, or set up operations on each. There’s enough resources here to get started quickly, with lots of room to explore whilst still feeling isolated and unique. Well worth a look if you’re tired of Minecraft’s regular colour palette.

Give yourself a starting advantage with our guide to the best spawn seeds in Minecraft

The best Minecraft seeds for beautiful, amazing worlds

A comprehensive list of Minecraft seeds to generate amazing worlds in-game.

There’s something inherently alluring about rolling the dice on a new Minecraft world and just seeing what you get. Most of the time, that random result is great. It’s exciting to step out into a vast, pure, totally unknown world. Other times you may have a specific type of adventure in mind, or maybe you want to see a world that recreates the Minecraft title screen seed. That’s where Minecraft seeds come in.

Simply put, Minecraft seeds are a string of numbers that determine exactly what kind of Minecraft world you’ll load into. Before creating a new world, you can punch these numbers in to conjure up the particular place you want to explore, and creators share these codes online. We’ve scoured the Minecraft community and gathered a list of our favorites below. Just be sure you’re running the right version of Minecraft the seed is built for, or the world might not load as advertised.

The only thing you need to keep in mind when it comes to using these seeds is to make sure you’re running the correct version of Minecraft. Otherwise, your seed has a chance of not spawning exactly what you want.

Thankfully, it’s pretty painless to run legacy versions of Minecraft. All you need to do is open the launcher, click on “Launch Options” then “Add New.” From here you can name it, and below that is a drop-down box with all the previous editions. Just click on the one you need, head back to the “News” section, and load up the version you need. Now, an in-depth look at the best Minecraft seeds.

Minecraft survival seeds

Castaway

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Shipwreck seeds are popular because they give you that wonderful little head start that we all crave. This one is particularly potent thanks to the collection of different enchanted items, some TNT, and even a diamond, among other things. Not only that, but these can all be found close to your spawn point. If you want a strong start, this is a great choice.

Exposed Stronghold

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Don’t be fooled by your spawn point—that’s not the ravine you’re looking for. Want a glimpse of a true underground wonder? Head towards coordinates 236 68 -704. Peeking into the chasm, you’ll spot an oaken, open-plan (alright, it’s just missing a few walls. Let us play estate agent) library intersecting a stronghold. Ladders and bookshelves line the walls: you might need a few tomes to enchant your gear, seeing as though the end portal is nearby.

Minimalist Survival Island

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As Gandhi once remarked, “To achieve true enlightenment, one must isolate themselves upon an unforgiving Minecraft survival island seed.” This pared-down setting might well inspire some soul-searching. Essential supplies are practically non-existent here, the nearby squid your only friends—not counting Mr. Grass, Mr. Sand and Señor Gravel. After some time you too may find yourself anthropomorphising inanimate blocks.

Best survival seed ever; 10/10, would go mad there again.

Temple of Doom

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What if we put a temple right inside a jungle, and then plonked that near a pillager outpost? Sounds good, right? Well, that’s exactly what this seed does. It’s a great choice for players looking for a nice challenge that stays within sight, but it’s also just a lot of fun starting so close to a temple.

Double shipwreck at spawn

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What’s better than coming across a desolate shipwreck? Finding two within spitting distance of each other, of course. If you fancy a wee break from searching the world in search of booty, this seed spawns you on a small island. Look to the left and you’ll find a floating ruined ship, and to the right, another one. What more could you ask for? No, not a third ruined ship; that would be too far.

Turtle power

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Teenage, standard, boring turtles. Teenage, standard, boring turtles. Teenage, standard, boring turtles. Turtles in a regular shell. Turtle power! Although raising your own turtle colony would be fun, there’s more than that to this seed.

As you’ve probably already spotted, just right of the spawn is a slightly buried ocean ruin. After you’ve looted up that one, head into the water for yet another ocean ruin to explore.

Commandeer Your Own Mansion

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Nothing beats charging headfirst into a mansion with the intention of besting every Illager (not to be confused with Villager) that moves. But finding a mansion in survival is no easy feat. It’ll take hours of scouring every forest hoping that one day you’ll come face-to-face with that foreboding wooden structure. So instead of wasting countless hours, how about you just type this seed in and spawn directly in front of the mansion?

Minecraft village seeds

The Township

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On the subject of Shipwrecks, we have no idea how this ended up here, but there seems to be a ship parked in the middle of this village. We feel as though having a gigantic ship in the centre of town might be a cause for alarm, but nobody else seems all that bothered by it. Well, there’s also another ship underwater nearby and even an ocean ruin to explore. You had better start learning to hold your breath.

Village Surrounded by Snow

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Best return to civilisation, eh? There’s no NPC village more scenic than this one, a diminutive hamlet nestled in a thawed patch of Cold Taiga biome. You’ve a friendly neighbourhood blacksmith, a quaint little farm for food, and there are even diamonds to, erm, borrow, if you poke about. If you’re after something to build a thriving metropolis off of, and are a sucker for a snowy backyard, this is the seed for you.

Overpowered Loot and Water Village

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An ample village can make or break a run. This village in particular isn’t your usual wheat and wooden swords affair. Oh no. This village has a blacksmith forge which contains seven blocks of obsidian, nine steel ingots, two gold ingots, a steel helm and chestplate, a steel pickaxe, and a super-useful three diamonds. And better yet, it’s technically not classed as cheating. What’s not to love?

Monstrously Massive Seaside Village

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Fancy moving to a seaside town with a gorgeous view? Then look no further! Villages often spawn in small groups. You may have seen images online of hundreds of villager houses smushed together. They’re fake, and in most cases, from a mod. In actual fact, getting multiple villages to spawn next to each other is really quite rare. That is, with the exception of this seed where an absolutely gigantic village has spawned just off the coast.

Spoopy Zombie Village

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Finding Survival too easy? Turn Minecraft into The Walking Dead and that’ll surely solve it. This seed puts the zombies front and centre. For some strange, unexplained reason, all that remains of this forgotten settlement are zombie villagers. Maybe the regular zombies didn’t like their prices, formed a union and rebelled? Who knows… Either way, it’s your job to sort this mess out. Just make sure you set the time to night (“/time set night”) before they all burn to smithereens in the sunlight.

Minecraft world seeds

What Lies Beneath

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This seed places you within spitting distance of a blacksmith village, but one that is more than it seems. Just underneath the village is a great ravine and a complex system of mines. It’s all very dramatic and feels like you’ve discovered some hidden mythical cave complex, especially if you accidentally fall into the lava below.

Iceland

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Okay. So. Iceberg biomes are cool. Not only do they carry this weird foreboding feeling, but they’re great to build a home in. Who doesn’t want to live in an ice castle? What makes this seed so special is, like many seeds, you spawn on an island. Only with this seed, turn in any direction and all you see is ice spikes. You better think fast, because surviving this seed isn’t going to be easy.

Dive into the reefs

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It’s been said a million times already but it bears repeating: Minecraft can be beautiful, and since the introduction of coral, it’s never looked better. What this seed is all about is seeing the beauty that lurks beneath.

From the spawn, kick off your shoes and take a plunge. Just be sure to have your screencap key at the ready because this one’s quite the sightseeing diving adventure.

Here’s our definitive list of the best Minecraft seeds, from cool to village and survival seeds.