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Striking out to find the best Minecraft seeds to start a brand new build? Jotting down a fresh packing list isn't easy, and messing it up could strand you on your journeys. Fortunately, whether you've packed for a solo survival safari, or gotten with your friends for some collaborative creative crafting, we've stockpiled the goods to turn new worlds into new bragging rights. So when you discover a lush cave of fanciful axolotls, wonder at the peak of a snowy mountaintop, or stare at the vine covered entrance to a jungle temple—you'll be geared up with the best seeds. Thankfully, even if you're struggling to find your explorer credentials, you can still rest easy, because we've been hard at work deep in the seed-mines to unearth the best seeds for you to put down roots on, all without leaving the comfy embrace of your blocky armchair.

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Ever since the 1.18 changes to the landscape, Minecraft has pushed my screenshot photojournalism to new heights. The dizzying array of options is only getting deeper, especially now that we know Minecraft 1.21 is on the horizon with additions like the armadillo and Breeze, brand new varieties of copper and tuff blocks, a crafter redstone block, and more. With any luck, there will be another biome added to our exploration rolodex as well.

This list of the best Minecraft seeds has a collage of the finest things that Minecraft's infinite worlds show off, and for your convenience we've gone ahead and organized them into categories: survival, biome, village, and novelty. Our notes on each seed will put you on track for success, whether you're checking out landscapes to start a mega-build or just want to beat me out for the perfect screenshot. We’ve also got a section at the end for some stellar Minecraft Bedrock seeds too.

How to use Minecraft seeds

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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 1.20 seeds

With the newly named "Trails and Tales" update here, come the latest seeds to share around and check out the pinkest and most peaceful of Minecraft landscapes. You can download Minecraft 1.20 now, and once you have, check out some of the new seeds already floating around.

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Exposed lush cave with mineshaft

  • Seed: 199 | Version: 1.20
  • Coordinates: [-5900, 100, -5100]

Have you ever wanted your stunning lush cave to have a skylight? What about like, nothing but skylights? If so, this seed has your back, with a massive exposed lush cave, with a bonus mineshaft poking out into it. Though it's a bit of a hike out at -5900, 100, -5100 it's well worth the trip, especially since it's right in the middle of a giant dark forest you can plunder for building.

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Gorgeous cherry blossom ringed valley with lake

  • Seed: 1691256543523180978 | Version: 1.20
  • Coordinates: [12037, 109, 1383]

Stunning vistas are just the tip of the cherry-berg with 1.20, and this gorgeous lake valley is the perfect example. Though it's a bit of a walk out at 12037, 109, 1383, it's worth the trip for the perfect hidden village or lakeside resort of your dreams. Don't forget to put in an idyllic post office, so you can send screenshot-postcards to all your friends.

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Deep dark towering badlands

  • Seed: -6182176112093490089 | Version: 1.20

Spawning into this badlands biome isn't like any other, but instead will see you finding all kinds of strange and unique variances. From a cascading stone waterfall on a mountainside to the massive toothy cave entrance that leads right to the deep dark, there's no shortage of powerful sights to see.

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Frozen cherry blossom valley

  • Seed: -5592633653095784779 | Version: 1.20
  • Coordinates: [-812, 156, 1376]

The new cherry blossom forest is begging for the perfect build to complement it, and this is the best one we've seen so far. The perfect canvas to paint a peaceful ranch for the new Minecraft sniffer to root up seeds, or for you to build up your very own supervillain base, this seed is the very best of the new biome and isn't even very far from spawn at -812, 156, 1376.

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Cherry blossom village

  • Seed: 3477968804511828743 | Version: 1.20
  • Coordinates: [-500 164 -430]

Though its a bit of a walk to the coordinates out at -500 164 -430, this picturesque plateau is the perfect way to take in the scent of the new biome. With a handy village butting up against it, you'll be able to make some new friends to trade with as you construct your dream house.

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Cherry-topped skull mountain

  • Seed: 2002926443809365718 | Version: 1.20

Are you an anime supervillain? Do you need a lair for your next world? This seed has you covered no matter how kawaii or just plain evil you want to be. Visible from spawn is a massive mountain with empty nose and eye sockets glaring at you. Hidden inside, the entire interior of the mountain is one massive multi-part cavern, hollowed out and ready for whatever nefarious—or innocent—ideas you have. Plus, there's even a cherry blossom forest on top.

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Minecraft survival seeds

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Not-so-deserted Island

  • Seed: 655207162180 | Version: 1.20

Fancy yourself an island start, but want a bit of a leg up? With a small village, two sunken ships, and a desert temple, this spawn island has everything you need to get your very own hermitage up and running—even a single tree to secure your future forestry efforts. With time, you could even turn your starter island into a bustling port city packed with villagers—or just wipe it clean and pave over the former village, if you're in your villain era.

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The Dark Tower

  • Seed: 3477968804511828743 | Version: 1.20

Minecraft is the ultimate sandbox, and you can tell your own stories the way you'd like—which is why I love this seed. Right off the bat, there's a story brewing with this survival start. The evil that lives in the massive dark tower needs to be conquered, will you rise to the occasion (and claim all the goodies for yourself)? One things for sure, if you decide to turn the dark tower into a base of operations, it can support one hell of a basem*nt.

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The Twin Islands

  • Seed: 7850875 | Version: 1.20

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.

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Ancient City at spawn seed

  • Seed: 7980363013909395816 | Version: 1.20
  • Coordinates: [194 -44 -7]

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 next to two open caves close to the surface, with a secret below. 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 194 -44 -7 to get right to the center.

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Survival island

  • Seed: 2622795609673772012| Version 1.20

If you're a lover of remote survival island seeds, this is a great one to plant your flag in. 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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Massive mountain island with exposed caves

  • Seed: 3053016027636447936 | Version 1.20

Towering mountains are the backbone of this supersized island, and multiple biomes—from jungle to badlands and savannah—provide all the variety you could want. But even cooler for the explorer in us all is an exposed cave system, ready for you to zip into on your Elytra from the open air, or even build your lair into it. What more can you ask for?

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Village Mansion Island

  • Seed: 5705783928676095273 | Version 1.20

You don't even have to travel for an island getaway with this seed, as you'll spawn right into one. A lovely spruce forest village is welcoming for your arrival, but just a short distance away looms a woodland mansion, rising up on the other side of the small island. If you're not entertained—and threatened—enough by this survival challenge, then just off the coast you'll also find an ocean monument, ripe for exploration.

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Minecraft village seeds

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Abandoned cave village

  • Seed: -2404910741640601849 | Version: 1.20

Looking for something a bit riskier than the typical village start? A fan of fixer-uppers? This seed is perfect for you—you'll spawn right into some prime real estate, but it's at the bottom of a massive sinkhole cave in the desert. Aside from a bunch of cats, the village is empty and in need of some serious renovation and repopulation, but at least the ores you need will be nearby!

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Ice spike ringed village

  • Seed: 105849523 | Version: 1.20

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.

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Shipwreck Isle

  • Seed: 44954149752793085 | Version 1.20

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.

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Ridge village with a view

  • Seed: 2416761687223174816 | Version 1.20

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 mountainous terrain introduced in 1.18.

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Towering mesa island village

  • Seed: -3137932460246144489 | Version 1.20

From your first steps at spawn you'll have a commanding view of the ocean, and the assistance of friendly villagers on this four-biome island seed. The view from your terracotta peaks is great, but you've also got access to wood from the savannah and plains biomes, and sandstone from the desert. For anything else, there's also ample cave access to mine your way down into the undersea riches.

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Minecraft biome seeds

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Mount matryoshka

  • Seed: 1965351459454265094 | Version: 1.20
  • Coordinates: [500 151 -650]

Valleys make one of the coolest locations for your future builds, letting you nestle a hidden fortress or idyllic cabin away and give it a legendary view. Likewise, a mountain can elevate (literally) your latest piece of blockitecture to new heights (also literally). But what if we combined them into a nesting doll of legendary scenery? We can achieve a new level of villain lair or cozy lodge with this delightful mountain-in-a-valley-ringed-by-other-mountains.

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Towering snowcapped mountain island

  • Seed: -3149142039438819319 | Version: 1.20
  • Coordinates: [-244 72 15]

Rising way into the sky above the ocean near spawn, this mountainous island is ready for you to plant your very own flag in it. With multiple biomes on its slopes, you have a variety of trees available to build with and plenty of snow up top. In fact, if you can make it to the top, the view is excellent from the staggering 255-height peak. Just be careful not to slip while you're planning your ski lodge's placement.

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Exposed lush cave inside frozen mountain

  • Seed: 6967698017210692139 | Version: 1.20

Interesting enough in its own right, this rocky island in a frozen sea has a green secret: a massive exposed lush cave network. Whether you want to turn the inside into your very own garden, or just pop a few picturesque houses in and glass the walls, this is a truly unique corner of the Minecraft world to play in.

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Massive forested mountain lake

  • Seed: 121825627925 | Version: 1.20

Never has a single location been in more dire need of a dark floating castle. Where once a quirk of world generation had placed a sinkhole, there's now just a lushtaiga and dark forest ringing a vast lake with an obsidian bottom. If you like worlds that look straight out of a nature documentary, this is just for you.

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Mangrove swamp village

  • Seed: 15481123724087486 | Version: 1.20

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.

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Sheltered Badlands Lake

  • Seed: 3657198013487 | Version 1.20
  • Coordinates: [19450 74 -373]

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 19450 74 -373 instead of walking from spawn.

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Reverse desert oasis

  • Seed: -640074097040031353 | Version 1.20

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.

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Bisected badlands island

  • Seed: 624411614 | Version 1.20

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.

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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.

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Minecraft Bedrock 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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Village sheltered in a cherry blossom valley

  • Seed: -4197599622191908127 | Version 1.20

Do you want a strong foundation for your future empire, why not start with some style? With this seed, you'll be standing on the rim of an expansive village in a valley ringed by cherry blossom trees, and even better—it's a village with a whopping five blacksmiths to rob (and trade with). Just be ready to defend it, since just over the ridge is also a pillager outpost.

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Tall hollow island with exposed lush cave

  • Seed: -950547527103331411 | Version 1.20

Building a gorgeous garden paradise has never been easier, or more remote. With this world, Bedrock players can build on, around, and inside this pre-hollowed island, which is already stocked to the brim with a lush landscape. You'll be set up for a view of the surrounding ocean with any constructions up top, and the opportunity for any number of ethereal builds on the interior cave, as long as you don't mind diving into the sea and sailing to meet your neighbors.

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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.

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Glacial island village

  • Seed: 6168669096356993368 | Version 1.19

You'll spawn right into the ideal spot, then get to enjoy the best of what this tall lonely island has to offer. With a gorgeous glacial look, spruce wood to start you off, and a village to trade with, your survival start will be a breeze. Once you're geared up, deep down below the island you'll find an unlikely cross section of goodies, with an ancient city, a stronghold, a mineshaft, and even a ruined portal—all just waiting for you to plunder.

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Snowy mega-mountain village

  • Seed: 1300509592 | Version 1.19
  • Coordinates: [-363, 169, 1144]

While you will have to travel a bit, it's well worth it for this Bedrock seed. When you arrive, you'll find an incredible snowy mountain to scale, with a village spread all over its many crags. Whether you want to build a snowy castle to rival the best the real life Alps have to offer or just chill with your new villager pals and enjoy the view through the hole in the mountain, this seed is a winner.

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Pillagers and villagers on the crater lake

  • Seed: -562349952852442627 | Version 1.20
  • Coordinates: [230 100 230]

While this bedrock seed is gorgeous—with a crater lake ringed by mountains—the pillager outpost staring down a village is the main attraction. Hidden beneath both of them is an ocean monument under the waters of the lake, ready for a prepared adventurer to loot. It's the perfect location for any number of builds, from an underwater base to a kingdom ringing the waters of the lake.

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