Minecraft’s world generation is a fairly random affair. In the background, the almost limitless game world is created based on intricate algorithms. But, a fact that few people know, the basic code the world is based on, what is called the seed, is just a few characters long. By default, the game grabs the current system time as the basic input for the starting values of a world and runs with that. However those seeds can be influenced, they can be copied and pasted into Minecraft's underlying code (joking, we all know Minecraft runs on fairy dust), and thus renders the players able to go and recreate worlds.
On the myriad of Minecraft forums and wikis and websites out on the web, the community has started collecting the best and most interesting seeds. Here we present a selection of outstanding seeds you can use to create the most stunning Minecraft worlds.
It is just a small collection you can use to create some interesting “naturally occurring” Minecraft worlds in Minecraft 360. Remember, Minecraft has about 380 trillion unique and different worlds. This is really just a small selection.
For all the newly added seeds on this list, we recommend starting the world size in Classic.
This seed has been around since TU19, but like many other seeds on this list, it works on the latest version of the game. There are villages, temples, witch huts, dungeons, and a ton of diamonds on this one (source: MinecraftForums) .
Villages (* indicates blacksmith chest)
X:-2528, Z:1570* (This village is comically small)
X-382 Y:57 Z:1167 (x1 Iron Horse Armor, x2 Saddles)
X:-235, Y:41, Z:148 (x2 Saddles, x1 Name Tag)
X:-355, Y:13, Z:125 (x1 Saddle)
X:-338, Y:57, Z:100 (x1 Saddle)
X:2438 Y:57 Z:-1506 (x2 music discs)
X:-408 Y:56 Z:953 (x1 Iron Horse Armor)
X:16 Y:58: Z:282 (x2 Name Tags, x2 Saddles)
X;-248, Y:24, Z:328 (x1 Gold horse armor, x1 Iron horse armor, x1 Name tag)
X:573 Y:43 Z:-614
X;-387 Y:12 Z:88 (6)
X:-471 Y:13 Z:84 (4)
X:-606 Y:10 Z:86 (6)
X:-666 Y:12 Z:71 (4)
X: 221 Y:17 Z:272 (2)
X:-288 Y:12 Z:122 (4)
X:-232 Y:11 Z:317 (5)
X:-170 Y:14 Z:188 (4)
X:-369 Y:7 Z:139 (5)
X:-405 Y:7 Z:133 (6)
X:-319 Y:5 Z:117 (6)
X:-355 Y:7 Z:126 (6)
X:-333 Y:6 Z:125 (8)
X:-343 Y:8 Z:127 (3)
X:-68 Y:13 Z:224 (5)
X:261 Y:12 Z:-1045 (5)
X:239 Y:12 Z:-1089 (3)
X:221 Y:12 Z:-1093 (5)
X:212 Y:13 Z:-1122 (5)
X:580 Y:12 Z:-603 (5)
X:212 Y:13 Z:-1122 (5)
X:1540 Y:13 Z:863 (5)
X:1558 Y:13 Z:-881 (2)
This seed is loaded with a ton of diamonds and NPC villages so you'll always have something to do.
Diamond Spot # 1: X: -96 Y: 12 Z: 178
Diamond Spot # 2: X: -77 Y: 13 Z: 209
Diamond Spot # 3: X: -139 Y: 14 Z: 48
Diamond Spot # 4: X: -198 Y: 15 Z: 46
Diamond Spot # 5: X: -198 Y: 14 Z: -142
Diamond Spot # 6: X: -126 Y: 14 Z: -250
Diamond Spot # 7: X: -116 Y: 14 Z: -76
Diamond Spot # 8: X: -62 Y: 14 Z: -94
NPC Village #1 X: 296 Y: 72 Z: 309
NPC Village #2 X: -276 Y: 73 Z: -173
NPC Village #3 X: 121 Y: 71 Z: 73
NPC Village #4 X: 346 Y: 70 Z: 102
End Portal: X: 102 Y: 26 Z: 42
Library: X: 158 Y: 37 Z: 13
Library: X: 142 Y: 35 Z:-9
Mineshaft: X: -291 Y: 39 Z: 307
Sand Temple: X:-403 Y: 69 Z: 11
Mob Spawner: X: -203 Y: 14 Z: -97
This particular seed is absolutely empty of trees, with very little landmass in the form of islands. An interesting map if you're playing in Survival mode.
This seed spawns the player in a location with 4 villages, a desert and jungle temple, a witch hut, a stronghold library, and endroom. There are tons of diamonds within this seed at the following coordinates:
381, 12, 339 (4)
381, 13, 347 (6)
163, 4, 62 (4)
163, 12, 218 (8)
149, 13, 109 (4)
144, 14, 162 (4)
159, 9, 96 (5)
159, 8, 178 (4)
159, 8, 194 (5)
141, 8, 102 (4)
142, 10, 122 (8)
160, 4, 75 (2)
-154, 12, 130 (6)
-45, 15, 26 (4)
-110, 13, 114, (4)
-124, 12, 74 (6)
-125, 12, 45 (6)
-132, 14, 111 (10)
111, 4, 163 (4)
6, 7, 223 (6)
This particular seed contains 7 NPC villages and two desert temples, and a whole lot more content.
This particular seed starts players off with a lot of diamonds, located in a jungle biome.
8 diamonds X:-130 Y:11 Z:329
8 diamonds X:-131 Y: 8 Z:305
5 diamonds X:-149 Y: 7 Z:368
6 diamonds X-152 Y:10 Z:395
This seed contains three temples and a desert village alongside a whole bunch of diamonds. Here are the coordinates you'll need to get to their locations:
Jungle Temple: X: -137 Y: 79 Z: -202
Desert Temple: X: 298 Y: 75 Z: -262
This seed contains 4 golden apples, a triple spawner (11 total mob spawners), 2 saddles, and diamonds near the spawn.
-151; 68; 86
9; 67; 96
1; 60; 48 Spider
211; 61; -126 Skeleton
3; 23; -367 Zombie
0; 17; -367 Zombie
-6; 18; -371 Spider
381; 41; 379 Zombie
400; 41; 367 Zombie:
-177; 49; 207 spider
-33; 29; -106
Stronghold: 15; 34; 38
65; 58; 59: 1 diamond, 1 golden horse armor
30; 51; 87: 2 iron ingots, 1 saddle, 1 golden sword
85; 51; 89: 3 golden ingots, 1 saddle, 1 golden horse armor
Desert Temple in a Jungle. Also 6 villages and a massive ravine with tonnes of gear in it.
A custom minecraft seed.
This is an amazingly fun seed: 2 Jungle Temples, 1 Desert Temple, 2 Large Villages (one desert and one plains) and 4 smaller villages.
Seed: 540 930 465 830 201 968
This is an amazing superflat seed: 15 Obsidian (Nether AND enchanting access), 8 Diamond (Enchantment table access, but you must break or trade for a bookshelf first), 4 Iron (Bucket for Lava/Water -> Cobblestone Generator access), 5 Oak Saplings (The key to sustainability), 3 Gold Ingots (no real use yet, but gold is sustainable through Zombie Pigmen on this seed), Iron Chestplate and assorted food
Water world seed with Mushroom Biome islands.
Jungle and Desert Temple Minecraft seed
2 Desert Temples
This seed is a great survival island.
This seed has a mountain that looks like a chuck error.
This seed spawns you on a mushy island with one seed.
This seed has hollow mountains and a blacksmith with 3 diamonds.
This seed has fantastically large mountain formations and every kind of biome.
Seed: Ezio Auditore
Unique mountain formations and again, every biome diamonds.
Seed: Donkey Kong
Extensive cave system, nice jungle biome and very tall mountains.
Seed: guess wot? poop
For players who really like a challenge, this seed will provide you with 7 mushroom islands.
Here's a seed with a large swamp biome. Perfect if you're looking to make an everglades type game.
This map has the smallest winter biome we've seen and is full of awesome scenery.
This seed is home to what its creator refers to as "The Blue Cave," a massive ravine complex that stretches for miles and is full of waterfalls. The floors are made of lava and obsidian.
Here's a seed that's described as one of the hardest survival maps ever discovered. It has all the right ingredients for terror.
Seed: The Gods Must Be Crazy
This particular seed creates an archipelago of islands, and is perfect for anyone interested in island-hopping or for starting up a would-be game of Far Cry.
The -is included. A bunch of villages, home to two blacksmiths, easy access to dungeons and easily mined rare materials.
The -is included. Blacksmith shop directly behind the spawn point with some neat materials and a ton of villages all around.
Yes, a random word with a number. Dig down directly at the spawn point to find a stronghold.
A huge desert with three villages in close distance to one another and a giant ravine nearby.
Mid sized survival island with a sizeable underworld and the possibility to escape to different biomes on neighboring islands.
Giant cave system with an underground stronghold.
Seed: RANDURM SHLEED
In allcaps. Try for a world with no trees. Almost. Extra credits for anyone able to survive here for long.
Find some whacky, ying yang shaped islands here to build your fortress of solitude.
A world that features a ton of surface dungeons in a big desert.
Spawnpoint within a village within quite interesting surroundings, a mushroom biome just right next door.
How about some quite massive mountains and giant, expansive plains and deserts? End portals right next door? Try this one.
You fancy naval adventures? Try this one for a flooded world that has but a few, small, hard to find islands.
You like spelunking? Try out these massive caves and ravines. Bonus points for extra curvy rivers.
For a seed that is just nice and breezy and offers plenty of pretty examples of all the great things Minecraft can do, try this one.
Seed: The Miner
Try this if you want to build a sled and speed across the taiga, cause this giant winter biome will see you travel overland for days.
Nine villages in close proximity. You will never be lonely again.