The 10 best singleplayer survival seeds for Minecraft

Minecraft’s survival of the fittest.

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There are plenty of different seeds to start a new Minecraft world out there, catering to all sorts of different playstyles. Playing Minecraft in multiplayer with a group of friends is a cool experience, but sometimes you want to play by yourself and face a solo challenge. You can try spamming different new worlds until you find a suitable one, but with our list of seeds, you can start in a good single-player challenge with ease. We have listed our picks for the ten best single-player survival world seeds for Minecraft. 

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The best single-player survival seeds in Minecraft

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This is a great seed for players who enjoy island hopping in Minecraft. You start on an island, with a view of several other islands nearby. It’s a full archipelago made out of several simple biomes to get you started. This seed is perfect for players who are looking for a challenge but aren’t ready to dip into the most difficult ones on offer.

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This seed provides a nice contrast of resource-rich but difficult biomes for you to explore and survive. With bordering biomes of desert and mangrove swamp, you’ll have plenty there to challenge you, while also having the option to explore the nearby structures and features, which include a village, an outpost, a pyramid, and a few shipwrecks too.

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Do you like surviving on a time limit? This seed is a great way to do it because you start in a bamboo jungle. There is a catch. There’s a lake of lava somewhere in the jungle, and that lake expands and consumes around it. Unless you find a way to stop it, you could end up losing the game and dying in a conflagration. 

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If you still want to play in the bamboo jungle, but without the imminent threat of lava death, then try this seed instead. Head south from the spawning point, and you’ll quickly end up in a vast bamboo jungle. Now all you have to do is survive in this lush biome while keeping an eye out for several jungle temples for you to explore and raid.

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This world seed starts you off on a sandy beach. The beach stretches on and on, as far as you can reasonably go. If you head inland, you will find the usual biomes of plains and forests nearby, but there’s also a lava pool that provides a dangerous obstacle for you to cross. Or you can stick to the beach and make a nice survival getaway point. 

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There is something special about surviving in harsh, unforgiving frozen landscapes. This world seed for Minecraft will put you right in the middle of one such environment, and you’ll have to do your best to survive surrounded by ice and snow. One saving grace is that there is a village relatively nearby, but other than that, you’re very much on your own.

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If you’re looking for a more tangible challenge than just a harsh biome, then this seed is great for you. Especially if you have arachnophobia and want to see how long you can last. You start on a mesa biome with a cave system nearby. Those caves are literally crawling with spiders and spider spawners, so you will have to fight tooth and nail to clear them out if you wish to eke a living on that mesa.

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The spawning point in this seed is a very unforgiving one. You spawn practically surrounded by pillager outposts, so you can expect their attacks from the very start. It is up to you if you want to try and make a break for it and run through them, or fight back and try to build a base to slowly beat them. Whichever option you choose, this is one very challenging seed to try and play alone.

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For a playthrough with plenty of variety, you can give this seed a go. You start in a savanna biome, with a village nearby. If you climb up to check your surroundings, you’ll see that there are all sorts of different biomes around, so you can take your pick and explore from there. This offers a nice balance of choices and the greatest challenge is choosing where to go next.

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The challenge of this start lies in the fact that you spawn on a tiny island made up of only three blocks. That’s right, you’re basically shipwrecked on a rock in the ocean. There is a snowy tundra nearby if you can make it there, but that biome itself offers new challenges, so no matter what, this start will test your Minecraft survival skills.