Minecraft seeds are codes that the game uses to generate worlds for you – worlds full of interesting landscapes and key landmarks ripe for exploration. They cover everything from jaw-dropping vistas and landscapes to thrilling dungeons filled to bursting with loot.
Your job is simple: pick the one you want to play around in, whether that’s a great spawn location or an idyllic landscape. All you have to do to get a seed up and running is grab the digits and place them into the seed field when you’re next creating a Minecraft world. The game will do all the heavy lifting, leaving you to explore and create to your heart’s content.
Regardless of whether you’re a professional miner or someone about to load up their first world, there’s something you can’t control in Minecraft: the terrain itself. While your mind may be brimming with possibilities, all too frequently you’ll spawn in a bland, uninspiring world full of flat grassland and the odd chicken. Hardly the canvas for your masterpiece.
Hence this article, a complete collection of the best Minecraft seeds, from the inspiring to the functional and everything in between.
Before we start, it’s important to note that the results of seed are entirely dependent on what version of Minecraft you are running. A brilliant seed in version 1.6 could be something upsettingly bland in version 1.7. To help you out, we’ve put the latest version each seed works within brackets after the seed code. Set your Minecraft launcher to this version for the correct results.
Here are the best Minecraft seeds:
1. WOODLAND MANSION
Woodland Mansions are notoriously difficult to track down in Minecraft, so this seed does all the hard work by spawning you in only a hundred blocks away from one. Neat. Build your Minecraft house, accrue plenty of resources, and prepare to raid the mansion in a jiffy.
2. FROZEN ISLANDS
Adorable Minecraft mobs like polar bears, imposing glacial spires, and the odd igloo makes this the perfect winter wonderland spawning location. The icy landscape you spawn stretches out pretty far, but there’s a landmass nearby so you can harvest essential resources before heading back out onto the ice sheets. Perhaps the best bit is you’ll spawn directly onto a survival island surrounded by ice, so you can mine straight down to get important minerals and resources, too.
3. TRIPLE ISLAND OCEAN MONUMENT
If you’re a fan of Castaway roleplay, then this is one of the coolest Minecraft seeds we’ve come across. You’ll start on a cluster of three small islands with all the resources you could need to survive, then once you’re thriving there are several Ocean Monument to battle through loot – one of them even has a Shipwreck spawning inside it.
4. SPRUCE VILLAGE AND CORAL REEF
Spawning directly into a village makes for a very gentle start to life in Minecraft, but what’s even better is if that village is just a short stroll from a gorgeous coral reef and some stunning mountains. This seed promises resources for days, plenty of fish for food, and a safe place to spend the night.
5. SHIPWRECKS AND VILLAGES
This one is all about shipwrecks. You spawn into a quaint village where you’ll notice a villager has turned the shattered remnants of a hull into a cozy abode. Venture out further into the world, and bigger shipwrecks await you on the seabed. If that doesn’t float your boat, then there’s also an ocean ruin for you to explore. We ship it.
6. ANOTHER WOODLAND MANSION SPAWN
Woodland Mansions are one of Minecraft’s most exciting generated structures, but they’re not exactly easy to track down. This seed works with the 1.11 Exploration Update and spawns you close to one of these behemoth structures. Be warned, though: they house some formidable mobs.
7. MOUNTAIN CLIFF
If bizarre, inexplicable geological formations are your jam, look no further than this 1.9 Minecraft seed. While this seed won’t produce masses of hidden treasures, it will create a column of rising stone pillars complete with cascading waterfalls and a herd of sheep at its peak. Creative mode is advised.
8. LEG BREAK ISLAND
Affectionately titled ‘leg-break island,’ this seed will produce a single slab of mountain jutting impressively out of the sea. It’s up to you what to do with this geological wonder, but trying to get to the top of it is probably a good start.
9. IGLOO AND WINTER FOREST
This seed will drop you in the middle of a wintry forest where you can find two cozy igloos, one of which harbors a secret basement. You’ll find the secret basement under a rug – enter with caution, however, as inside there’s a small workshop with a zombie villager lying in wait. Get rid of the undead resident, and you’ll find a compact, underground base with a brewery and plenty of storage – ideal for starting in a snowy biome.
10. TWO SMALL ISLANDS
This seed sells itself on an interesting premise: two small islands, one with a wolf on it and the other with a sheep. From that point on it’s up to you how this survival story unfolds – do you harvest your only mammalian friends for resources and meat or do you do everything possible to ensure that your unconventional companions are safe?
11. LIBRARIAN SPAWN
Mysterious, simple, and unique, this seed will drop you into a world featuring a simple cottage with a lone resident, The Librarian. Whatever resulted in this guy’s living situation is anyone’s guess, but building his humble hut into an enormous fortress is endlessly satisfying. The Librarian’s house is surrounded by horses and greenery, too, so there’s more to this niche seed than meets the eye.