When you spawn into a Minecraft world, it uses a seed number to generate … well, everything. This seed is the core code that builds the world and decides your spawn point in it. The cool part is that if you find a world you really like, you can copy, save, and share the seed. The result is a growing collection of very useful or interesting seeds that are perfect for players who want something new — but not entirely random — to explore. Down below are some of our favorites!
Note: These seeds are designed to work with the Minecraft Java edition. There’s no guarantee they will work with other versions of the game. However, you can sometimes switch to the Bedrock version using seeds up to 2147483649 and then subtracting or adding 4294967296 to Java seeds higher than 2147483649. Seeds higher than 4294967296 and negative seeds won’t work in Bedrock. We know; it’s weird, which is why it’s best to use the Java version whenever possible for this trick.
This incredibly perfect seed will spawn you on a mushroom island surrounded by continents that include every single biome. If you really like putting some time into the world and exploring all it has to offer or finding the right biome for your current project, this is one of the best possible starting points. It also includes most (but not quite all) structures for added exploration.
Water village and taiga
This handy seed spawns you right by a village that’s partially submerged in water, fun for both exploration and role-playing, depending on what you have in mind (there’s no blacksmith here, but not everything can be perfect). It also sits beside a broad taiga section — a northern forest filled with spruce trees and occasionally also full of wolves. This is a good seed for more casual exploration for players who want to try something unique that doesn’t take a lot of travel or danger to check out.
Survival Island Villages
For players who need a slightly less intimidating start to their Minecraft experience, loading up onto this more manageable island is a great way to do it. You don’t have to worry about an entire world to explore until you’re ready, and the four villages on the island make sure you’re never at a loss for supplies.
Desert Emerald Temple
If you want to get right into the action and get equipped as soon as you can, this seed spawns you near an Emerald Temple, which will be filled with everything you need to build up supplies, from horse armor to diamonds. It’s a great choice if you don’t want to waste too much time before starting an ambitious project.
Desert village on a mushroom island
This lucky seed sports a mushroom and mesa island with a village in the center. When mushroom biomes spawn on islands, they don’t spawn hostile mobs, which makes it a lot safer for exploring and building up resources. If you feel like journeying beyond the island, there’s an ocean monument to find, too!
Beautiful plains valley
Something many Minecraft players look for in a world is a handy, level, and open space to build more dazzling creations. This seed spawns players into a plains valley that looks beautiful and is the ideal starting place for ambitious architects. There’s also a sizable forest nearby for supplies, which makes getting started much easier.
If you love woodland mansions, check out this seed that spawns right near both a village and a mansion ripe for exploration. There’s also a desert village to the east and seas with plenty of shipwrecks, as well as an underwater temple to find. It’s a good pick for those who want to start with plenty to do but also don’t mind putting time into the world later on.
If you can’t decide which of the two most popular games out there to play, why even pick at all? This seed recreates the hit Fortnite map in a new blocky form to explore, with even a few new secrets to find.
If you’re looking for a quest, this seed includes a really fun ravine village that has a small problem: There is a Stronghold and Pillager tower in the center of the village. It’s the perfect setup for jumping into a rewarding raid, with the bonus of high role-play potential.
Survival mode at sea
If you’re seeking a particular challenge, you’ll love this seed. It spawns you trapped in an underwater shipwreck in a warm ocean, so you immediately have to act to survive. Then you have to scavenge for everything from the dirt to build a garden on your new shipwreck home to string for creating a bed. You’ll need some luck, but it will surely be an adventure — and an excellent remedy if you are feeling a little bored with more customary spawns.
If you’re feeling like a little ice, this survival seed may be the perfect choice for your next session. It’s not totally impossible — you spawn on a small island surrounded by lands of ice, with access to enough resources to survive if you’ve got the skills. If you’re ready to make it off the island in time, you’ll find a lot to explore in this arctic world!
Jungle temple adventure
If you’re feeling like a jungle adventure, this seed will put you in a realm beside both a jungle temple and a pillager outpost for immediate action. The mine underneath the temple will provide guaranteed spider spawners, too! It’s a great pick for getting a lot of loot early on, especially if you like a jungle-y challenge. Then you’ll be well-equipped to take on the pillagers or head to the distant mountains for a bit of exploring.
Coast caves and villages
In the 3.18 update, Minecraft got some makeovers for its caves and cliffs, and this seed is the perfect way to explore just that. It plops you down right beside a village that overlooks a narrow sea, with another village on the other side. The area is ripe for exploring and building, especially if you want to go for an ocean-overlook city or similar big plans.
Lush caves were another update Minecraft received in 3.18, and they’re one of our favorites, providing a fun new reason to explore caves and rewarding you with something very different from the same-old mining routine. This seed makes it easy to explore lush caves, filled with Glow Berries and the cute Axolotls.
If you like the idea of a snowy landscape to build out an icy empire, this seed puts you beside a wintery crater in the mountains. This snowy biome is great for finding ice, obviously, but it’s the best fit for those interested in building their own Fortress of Solitude with some excellent views.