The best Minecraft seeds in 2022

Minecraft - A narrow but very tall pillar-like island with a village climbing its sides.
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Finding the best Minecraft seeds is always my go-to when looking to start a new world. Whether you're gearing up for a new survival safari, or trying to get the creative crafting juices flowing, you always need the right canvas to work with. So if you need a lush jungle hiding ruined temples, a solitary island village dotting the endless ocean, or just want an ancient city convenient to spawn, we’ve got you covered with all of it and more. 

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Minecraft's lovingly generated landscapes have always been picturesque, but since the 1.18 update the geography has stepped way up to breathtaking. My play time is now spent searching out rare and interesting biomes to take pictures of, like a Minecraft photojournalist with a bottomless expense account. Plus, with the Minecraft 1.20 update approaching from the horizon, I can even take off on my brand new Minecraft camel to see the sights in comfort.

This Minecraft seeds list gathers the very best of what all of Minecraft's worlds have to offer, and we've divvied it up into categories: survival, biome, village, and novelty. This rundown should help you pick a seed for your next world, whether you're scouting locations for a fine new build or just want to relax with a view. We’ve also got a section at the end for some stellar Minecraft Bedrock seeds too.

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 survival seeds

Minecraft seeds - twin islands in a coral sea

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The Twin Islands

  • Seed: 7850875 | Version: 1.19

A pair of gigantic vertical islands dominate the spawn area of this seed, one a small badlands topped with trees, and the other a larger jungle island. The jungle island comes packed with everything: a ruined nether portal, a lagoon, a jungle temple, and a massive lush cave opening. They're even surrounded by a sea filled with coral reefs. Best of all, it even works on Bedrock and Java edition, so you can check out this goldmine of views any way you'd like.

Source: /r/minecraftseeds

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Ancient City at spawn seed

  • Seed: 7980363013909395816 | Version: 1.19

If you want to explore one of the new ancient cities down in the deep dark ASAP, this seed will get you there. You'll spawn in an open cave close to the surface near a village. Way beneath your feet will be an ancient city waiting to be found. If you don't want to do the digging yourself, teleport to the coordinates 0 -44 13 to get right to the center.

Source: Akirby80

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Survival island

  • Seed: 2622795609673772012 | Version 1.19

If you're a lover of remote survival island seeds, this is a great one to try for 1.18. You're truly alone out here at the center of this frozen ocean with only icebergs to see for hundreds of blocks around you. A small taiga forest is yours to survive in.

Source: PC Gamer

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Secluded jungle coves

  • Seed: 2825049098349321056 | Version 1.19

This jungle cove seed really demonstrates the beauty in 1.18's new world generation. A mountainous jungle surrounds this warm ocean with rocky cliff faces. There are large caverns to explore down beneath those stone cliffs, a ruined nether portal on the stony shores, and an expanse of bamboo forest to explore too.

Source: PC Gamer

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Village With Dark Secrets 

  •  Seed: 5705783928676095273 | Version 1.19  

Much like the proverbial house on haunted hill, this village has itself a spooky Woodland Mansion sitting right next to it, ripe for conquest. Why the villagers decided to stay next to a source of one of their greatest foes is a mystery, but it does make it nice and convenient for you to pillage—or just take over, since decorating a Woodland Mansion is a lot faster than building your own from scratch. Plus, when you’re ready there’s even an Ancient City practically right under your feet at X: 152 Y: -51 Z: 72. Talk about cursed real estate.

Source: /r/minecraftseeds 

Minecraft village seeds

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Ice spike ringed village

  • Seed: 105849523 | Version: 1.19

For a frosty start, this tundra village is almost entirely surrounded by ice spikes. It's a beautiful spot to build in or just move in to join the locals. Outside the ice spike ring is a nearby Pillager outpost, which as of version 1.19 has two captive Allays for you to rescue and befriend.

Source: PC Gamer

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Shipwreck Isle 

  •  Seed: 44954149752793085 | Version 1.19 

Being adrift in the endless Minecraft oceans can be lonely, so with this seed you can fancy yourself a villager ready to set out and explore. Consequently, you can build your own little island addition to live in—the villagers won’t mind—or just replace one of the villagers' houses with your own, in which case they probably will. You’ll also find yourself a sunken ship sitting just off the coast ready to be plundered to give you an initial boost of rare and helpful items. 

Source: /r/minecraftseeds

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Ridge village with a lonely church

  • Seed: 2416761687223174816 | Version 1.19

Spawning right next to a massive ridgeline, you can explore up and down both sides to see that the village covers both sides, including a lonely church on the far side, all the way down at sea level. The ridge itself is dotted with a dozen exposed cave entrances, and really flexes the new mountainous terrain of 1.18.

Source: /r/minecraftseeds

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Island tower village

  • Seed: -6537256334104833826 | Version 1.19

Minecraft Villages are having a bit of a crisis in 1.18, and this is a great example. Out in the ocean west of your spawn point is this totally wild tower island with a village wrapped around it. There are houses on every side of the island base, along its center, and at the top. It's a great candidate for sculpting into a very cool build.

Source: /r/minecraftseeds

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Mountain valley villages

  • Seed: 460628901 | Version 1.19

This seed really shows off the huge new mountains that are possible in version 1.18. You'll spawn in the valley at the center of these snowy peaks right beside one of the two villages at the center. Will you ever bother to leave a valley as pretty as this, or will you turn it into your own sprawling central village? If you use this seed in Bedrock version, you'll get the same lovely view but without the villages, so it's a little DIY in that case.

Source: /r/Minecraftseeds

The image at the top of this page is another mountain valley, though much smaller and without the villages. We found that one with the Java 1.18 seed: -1518287222354709517.

Minecraft biome seeds

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Mangrove swamp village

  • Seed: 15481123724087486 | Version: 1.19

No need to explore for hours to find one of the mangrove swamps that joined in the Wild Update. This seed spawns you in a village that's surrounded by one in a small plains clearing. The screenshot above is actually from a village about 100 blocks east of spawn that has mangrove trees encroaching on its watery dock paths. Both are great places to settle down while you hunt for some new pet frogs.

Source: /r/minecraftseeds

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Sheltered Badlands Lake 

  •  Seed: 3657198013487 | Version 1.19  

Looking all like it was lifted straight out of World of Warcraft’s Redridge Mountains, this forested badlands biome encircles a regular badlands with a massive lake in the center. Whether you want to fill it with Murloc statues or not, this is a picturesque location to build a township, fortress, or mining camp in, and you’ll also be right next to rainforests, deserts, and other handy biomes to scoop up any particular resources you need to match your piles of terracotta and abandoned mineshaft goodies. Just make sure to teleport yourself to X: 19450 Y: 74 Z: -373 instead of walking from spawn.

Source: /r/minecraftseeds 

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Reverse desert oasis

  • Seed: -640074097040031353 | Version 1.19

Flipping the typical on its head, this seed spawns you into a thick ring of jungle surrounding a donut of desert and river. It's such an unusual and unique mashup of biomes that would make a perfect base, or evil villains lair. As a bonus, there's even a rare jungle temple on the edge of the ring.

Source: /r/Minecraftseeds

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Bisected badlands island

  • Seed: 624411614 | Version 1.19

A truly stunning island, this is an amazing start to a survival journey with its massive caves, abandoned mineshaft network, warm oceans, and the rare terracottas available at surface level. Even a dirt shack will look like a palace on these cliffs, but you'll have to travel to find yourself trees.

Source: Minecraft & Chill

Minecraft novelty seeds

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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.

Source: Minecraft@Home (opens in new tab)

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.

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Snowy Woodland Mansion and Village 

  •  Seed: -6709148406763899126 | Version 1.19 

In case you were feeling left out of the Java fun, this spawn area contains some of the coolest and most unique clashes of biomes. With snowy taiga surrounding a dark forest, the villagers have also been forced to shack up with a small Woodland Mansion, which makes me want to ask them: "hey, is everything alright at home?" since the entire area gives off strong Dracula’s castle with terrified villagers below vibes. But if you’re still on the fence, there’s even a big cave system accessible nearby, giving you a big head start on

Exploring and bringing home as many chests of ore as you can manage to cram in your inventory.

Source: /r/minecraftseeds 

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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. 

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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.

Source: /r/Minecraftseeds (opens in new tab)

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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.

Source: /r/Minecraftseeds (opens in new tab)

Lauren Morton
Associate Editor

Lauren started writing for PC Gamer as a freelancer in 2017 while chasing the Dark Souls fashion police and accepted her role as Associate Editor and Chief Minecraft Liker in 2021. She originally started her career in game development and is still fascinated by how games tick in the modding and speedrunning scenes. She likes long books, longer RPGs, multiplayer cryptids, and can't stop playing co-op crafting games.