Unsure of the best Minecraft seeds in which to create your new world? These numbers can be inputted into the game to create a pre-set environment to explore. This could be a lush jungle concealing temple ruins, an isolated island village, or just a rare biome that you want to try out. Each Minecraft seed has its own unique features and challenges to contend with, but still offers that same sense of exploration you get from a regular Minecraft world.
Now that Minecraft 1.18 has launched, there's a lot to look forward to for those returning to the blocky builder. More biomes and materials means more tools for content creators work with in terms of creating seeds, so expect even more exciting environments to try out.
This Minecraft seeds list combines the best of these worlds, split into sections: survival, biome, village, and novelty. This should help you easily locate your ideal environment. We’ve also got a section at the end for Minecraft Bedrock and Pocket Edition seeds.
We've now updated this page with some of our favorite Minecraft 1.18 seeds that we've spotted since launch. Take a look at this first section to see some of the most beautiful terrain we've spotted in 1.18.
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 has completely shaken up its world generation in version 1.18. The update is still new, but we're already on the lookout for some of the coolest Minecraft seeds you can explore in the newest version. Here are our favorites so far—many found in our own travels and some found and shared by other players.
Secluded jungle coves
- Seed: 2825049098349321056 | Version 1.18
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.
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Expansive badlands biome
- Seed: -8226612225474760216 | Version 1.18
This is another gorgeous seed that flexes the new world gen capabilities iof Minecraft 1.18 seeds. This very large Bandlands biome covers everything from huge clay mountains to narrow clay spikes to small crater lakes in beetween. You can find a desert village off along the western shore beside a ruined Nether portal.
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Mountain valley villages
- Seed: 460628901 | Version 1.18
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.
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.
- Seed: 2622795609673772012 | Version 1.18
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.
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- Seed: 8156889042544246423 | Version 1.18
Need a mansion near spawn to test your combat abilities? This one is surrounded by swamps, making it extra creepy. Just head through the vine-covered trees southeast of your spawn point to find it. Do consider gearing up first though! There are two villages, one in the nearby plains and one in the taiga, before you dive into the darkness.
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Two villages at spawn
- Seed: 5725851600822493716 | Version 1.18
If you love villages, this is a perfect 1.18 starting seed. Two Plains villages have spawned very close to one another near your world spawn point. Maybe you want to set up your own home base between the two or get into creative mode to design a road connecting the two. Either way, it's a lovely day in this Minecraft neighborhood.
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Island tower village
- Seed: -6537256334104833826 | Version 1.18
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.
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
- 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
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.
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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.