Looking for the best Minecraft seeds to start a new game in? Whether it's discovering a humble village, a castaway island, or simply finding that rare biome, this list has all sorts of Minecraft seeds for you to use. Each one has it's own unique features, geography, and challenges to contend with. And with Minecraft 1.18 on the horizon, there should be lots more to get excited about if you're considering a return to Mojang's blocky sandbox.
We've searched the Minecraft community and have compiled a list of some of the best Minecraft seeds below, including our favourites. They've also been split into different sections—village, survival, biome, and novelty seeds—so finding your ideal world should be straightforward enough. We've also included a section at the bottom for Minecraft Bedrock and Pocket Edition seeds.
That said, here are the best Minecraft seeds broken down into sections, as well as a quick explanation for how to use them.
How to use Minecraft seeds
Simply put, Minecraft seeds are a string of numbers that dictate an exact Minecraft world for you to 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. You'll find a field to enter your chosen seed in the "More World Options" menu when creating a new world. Using a seed will get you exactly the same world generation as someone else who's used it.
The only thing you need to keep in mind 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, or being just slightly different.
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 1.18 seeds
Minecraft is completely shaking up its world generation when the second half of the Caves & Cliffs update arrives this year. Caves are getting deeper and mountains are getting taller. Right now, Mojang is testing out some very early versions of update 1.18 in what it's calling "experimental snapshots" before it starts releasing the usual pre-update snapshot builds.
Things are still in such a state of change that Mojang is tweaking how worlds generate just about every week in a new experimental snapshot build. That means we don't have a list of the best 1.18 Minecraft seeds for you yet, but the good news is that just about every 1.18 seed is super interesting. You can load into a random world on creative mode and pretty quickly find a huge ravine to dive into or a super amplified mountain to fly around.
Minecraft survival seeds
Minimalist Survival Island
- Seed: 3366408241916580461 | Version 1.17
This pared-down setting might well inspire some soul-searching. Essential supplies are entirely nonexistent. Where will you find your first block of wood when the horizon is full of ocean in every direction? Be careful which way you choose to swim. There's an ocean monument out there, but will you see it before the Guardians see you? This survival seed was originally logged for version 1.7 but we've included the 1.17 view for you here. Still super minimal as far as Minecraft seeds for survivors go!
Castaway double shipwreck
- Seed: 7777777777988733304 | Version 1.16
This double shipwreck island Minecraft seed is ripe for a castaway survival story. You'll spawn in at the center of this small island, as if you've awoken from wrecking your ship on its shores. You aren't the first though. There's another shipwreck here too. Where might the unlucky survivors who came before you have gone? Through the now ruined nether portal nearby perhaps?
12-Eye End Portal Seed
- Seed: 4776164391216949839 | Version 1.17
Minecraft seeds in which your world's End Portal generates with all 12 Eyes Of Ender already assembled and activated are extremely rare. You won't just stumble upon one by chance, most likely. Here's one you can load up to use for your own survival adventures. When you're ready to hit the fortress, head to coordinates X: 1146, Y: 63, Z: -637. Right beneath you is the room adjacent to a fortress's activated End Portal. Before you rush off to the dragon though, you'll probably want to hit up the nearby desert and jungle villages for supplies.
Mansion In The Heartwood
- Seed: 110918009997 | Version 1.17
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. This mansion is helpfully right at spawn, and it's located inside an eerily heart-shaped forest surrounded by badlands. If the mansion isn't challenge enough, there's a pillager outpost at the other edge of the forest. Good luck!
Minecraft village seeds
- Seed: 2083747154327962073 | Version 1.16.1
If you're looking for a Minecraft shipwreck to explore, it doesn't get easier than this conveniently unwrecked ship that appears to be docked in a village. It's right by spawn too, so you'll be able to immediately load up and start digging through the treasure on this helpfully abandoned and not-so-sunken ship. Hey, it might even make a nice home if you decide to move into town. As a note, the placement of the ship isn't as perfect if you generate this seed in 1.17, but you can certainly create your world in 1.16.1 initially and then play it in 1.17 after!
Four villages at spawn
- Seed: -4379469131957062683 | Version 1.17
These four villages may or may not all live in harmony, but you can find out yourself right after you begin a world with this Minecraft seed. You'll spawn in on a cliff just to the west of the Taiga village. Three other village types: the Tundra, Savannah, and Desert are all nearby as well. You can almost spot them all if you squint in the screenshot above. Flip to the second image to spot them by their torches burning at sunset.
Double Village Islands
- Seed: 5329177101860618450 | Version 1.16
Island villages are always a neat find, but how about two islands, each with their own village? Better yet, they're connected across the water. Even better, one of them is a zombie village. This seed sure seems ripe for a story.
Minecraft biome seeds
Cave Spider Mesa
- Seed: 8427444967367737379 | Version 1.17.1
The Mesa is a great biome, filled with rocky plateaus, scenic views, and cacti. But do you know what would make it better? Cave Spiders. You'll be sharing this idyllic desert biome with a horde of these six-leg critters, so maybe it's a good idea to give them some space where possible.
- Seed: -452616212506859587| Version 1.17
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 two tiny islands. Only with this seed, turn in any direction and all you see is ice spikes. You'd better think fast, because surviving this seed isn’t going to be easy. Try to make friends with the polar bears on the floe next door, perhaps.
Source: Minecraft Village Seeds
Huge Bamboo jungle
- Seed: 1405601600464054847 | Version 1.17
Looking for a forest to get lost in? This massive Bamboo jungle biome provides plenty to explore. If you delve deep enough you might even find one of the area's many hidden temples nestled amongst the trees.
Giant mushroom donut
- Seed: -6316420307748711466 | Version 1.17
If you want to chow down on one of Minecraft's rarest biomes, this enormous donut-shaped Mushroom island is the treat you're looking for. You'll spawn right on this massive island full of Mooshroom cows and towering fungi. If you head towards its center, you'll even find some underwater ruins beneath the surface.
Minecraft novelty seeds
The Minecraft title screen
- Seed: 2151901553968352745 | Beta 1.7.3
After years of trying to find it, a group of determined Redditors finally found the Minecraft seed that will take you to the title screen's location. It's a historic moment in Minecraft's history and if you've always wanted to actually explore the blurry landscape behind the game's iconic text, now you can.
Minecraft Bedrock seeds and Pocket Edition seeds
Now that Mojang have unified all the non-Java versions together as the Bedrock version, these Minecraft seeds will all work on your Pocket Edition Minecraft, Windows 10 version, and console versions as well.
Stronghold spawn seed
- Seed: -160471485 | Version 1.17
If you want to make a mad dash for the end, this is a great seed to do it on. You'll spawn right beside a zombie village, beneath which is an end portal at coordinates (899, 47, 38). Before you head down there, you might want to go gear up by visiting the nearby savannah village just across the small bay from where you spawn.
Biome Melting Pot
- Seed: 2111844826 | Version 1.17
This Bedrock edition seed doesn't dump you right where you want to be, but trust us it's totally worth teleporting to. After you spawn, use the /tp command to send yourself to the coordinates (-185, 64, 117). You'll find yourself right at the edge of a mushroom biome looking across a very small ocean at a badlands biome, a jungle, some mountains, a tundra, and even some ice spikes. It's quite a lot of rare, desirable biomes all tucked into one area—perfect for anyone looking to sample just a little bit of almost everything Minecraft has to offer. If you head into the ice spikes, you'll find a tundra village not too far away too.
Arctic Survival Island
- Seed: 1669737730 | Version 1.17
If you really liked the look of that isolated arctic survival island seed for Java, here's one for Bedrock edition too! You'll spawn on this medium-sized island surrounded entirely by a frozen ocean and icebergs. There's more than enough trees and space on this one island to keep you busy, especially with several underwater shipwrecks and ocean ruins nearby. Once you've conquered all that, there are a few dark forests to find on further shores. You're rather far from civilization though, so don't expect to find a village unless you take a very, very long boat ride.