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Every Minecraft player knows the significance of a village in their world. Finding a village early on massively boosts survivability and helps in settings up the path to endgame build very early on. 

A village is a group of randomly-generated buildings in the Overworld, where Villagers, Cats, and Iron Golems naturally spawn. Wandering Trader also spawns in the village center. While villages offer a massive opportunity to players, it is also very tricky to find a village in your world seed. 

There are a variety of ways to find a village in your world seed. Today we are going to explore some reliable methods that can help you find a village early on in your playthrough without much effort. 

Before we start do note that villages generate naturally in plains, savanna, taiga, and desert biomes. Villages can also generate naturally in ice plains and cold taiga biomes in Bedrock Edition. A village’s layout and style of structures are determined by the biome at the northwest corner of the village well (defaulting to “plains” if it is not one of the other biomes).

1. Find a Village via Custom Seeds

Whenever you start a new game, Minecraft will generate a new world as per your game version and settings. The new world generated will be assigned a unique and random integer called a seed. The seed code can be shared and used endless times to recreate the same world endlessly.

Now back to the topic at hand, you can use a custom seed to start a game in a world where a village has been found. There are many online sources and community forums where you can find a “World Seed” that will suit your style in no time.

  1. Search for a world that suits you online or ask in forums for a well-documented world.
  2. Copy the seed code (generally upto 20 digits).
  3. Now, open your game and click on the “Create New World” button.
  4. Here select the “More World Options” button at the bottom right corner.
  5. Enter or paste the seed code you found (see Step-1) in the textbox at the top of your screen. 
  6. Click on “Create New World” and done!

The only thing while using this method to keep in mind is to make sure you’re running the same version of Minecraft as the seed you found. Otherwise, your seed has a chance of not spawning exactly what you want or being just slightly different. Also, some features are not 100% accurate, i.e., locations can be wrong or missing. These include:

  • Dungeons
  • End Cities on Bedrock Edition
  • World Spawn Positions
  • Amethyst Geodes (near caves, mineshafts, etc.)

2. Analysing Seed World online 

In case you have already started your game in a world of your choice or maybe you are playing online then you can simply use an online analysis tool to view the full map. 

There are many tools available online that can be used to view the map of the world. We will be talking about the “Chunkbase Seed Map” app. The chunkbase seed map app allows you to view the various features of any seed world. The app will mark caves, biomes, villages, mansions, treasures, mineshafts, ruined portals, and much more.

To use the app follow these steps:

  1. Get the seed code of the world you want to play in by typing the /seed command in the game chat. (if it’s an online world then you may need admin privileges to view the seed code)
  2. Now, go to the online Chunckbase Seed Map app here
  3. Type/paste the seed code in the seed text box.
  4. Select the game version and set dimensions to “Overworld”.
  5. Now scroll below to view the map of the world.
  6. Just above the map, you find various filter options to turn on/off various map features and indicators. 
  7. Select the “Village” option and any other option you want to view.
  8. Now, all the villages in the seed world will be marked.
  9. Click on the village nearest to the spawn point to see the position of the village.
  10. Go back to your game and navigate to the position you found online.

3. Find via the in-game command

Before we begin, the command to find the nearest village is marked as a cheat in the game. So you need to turn on cheats in your Minecraft world. (Again for players in an online world you need admin privileges to use cheats).

  1. Go to the lan settings in Minecraft Java or world settings in Bedrock edition.
  2. Now under the cheats option turn on the “Activate Cheats” option.
  3. Now, open the chat option in your Minecraft world and type “/locate village” and press Enter.
  4. The position of the nearest village to your current location will be displayed in chat. 
  5. Now, you can either walk to those coordinates, or you can use the “/tp X Y Z” command to teleport to that location. Make sure to keep the value of “Y” above 100.

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