How to find a village in Minecraft

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Find a village via the command console

If you want find a village in Minecraft, the first piece of advice I can give you is to use the command console: through this panel, in fact, you can type commands in the form of strings, which will allow you to perform operations in the world of Minecraft, including, in fact, those to find and reach the nearest village.

The first thing you need to do, after starting Minecraft, is to activate the command console before creating a new world or to act from the pause menu, in the current game. The procedure is different in the versions Java Edition e Bedrock Edition of the game.



For the version Java Edition, on the main Minecraft screen, click on the items Single Player> Create a New World. Then press the button Other world options and click on the entry commands, to view the wording Yes. Then, all you have to do is confirm the procedure by pressing the keys Done e Create a new world.

If you use the Bedrock EditionInstead, on the main Minecraft screen, click on the items Play> Create New> Create New World and, in the card Game, move from OFF a ON the lever located next to the wording Activate the cheatsIn section Cheats.

Using the procedures above, you will create a new game world with the command console active. If, on the other hand, you have already created your world and want to enable this panel, all you have to do is follow the steps indicated below.



In Minecraft Java Edition, press the button Esc on the keyboard and select items Open in LAN> Commands, in order to display the wording Yes. At this point, confirm the operation by pressing the key Start the world on LAN. In the version Bedrock Edition, pause the game and select the item Settings. In the tab Game, move from from OFF a ON La Levetta to Fianco della Dicitura Activate the cheats.

Now that you have enabled the command console, during the game session in the world of Minecraft, open the chat, using the key T, and type the command string /locate Village. I warn you that in Minecraft Java Edition the commands are case-sensitive, therefore, you will have to type them as I indicate them, respecting lowercase and uppercase. After typing this command, press the key Submit to view the coordinates of the nearest village on the chat.

If you want to reach the village found, all you have to do is type the command / teleport [player nickname] XYZ. You must, therefore, replace yours nickname in place of [player nickname] and indicate the coordinates, which were given to you by the previous command, in place of XYZ. If you want to know more about how to teleport to Minecraft, I suggest you read my guide dedicated to the subject.


Finding a village via seed

The solution that I indicated to you in the previous chapter is certainly the fastest but, in case you want to proceed with another method, you can then take advantage of the seed (Seed) of the world of Minecraft. Don't know what seed is? It is an integer that can be positive and negative and represents the initial value through which a new world is generated within the game.


In the Bedrock Edition there are over 4 billion (232) of possible generable worlds; in the Java Edition, on the other hand, there are 4 billion times more (264). Starting from this assumption, what you have to do is know this value, to derive the position of all the villages in the world of Minecraft.

To know the seed in the version Java Edition of Minecraft, all you have to do is use the command /seed in the chat, followed by pressing the key Submit on the keyboard. I remind you that you must first enable the command console, for the command to be recognized (a topic I already told you about in this chapter).

In Minecraft Bedrock EditionInstead, you don't have to type any command string, as you can view the seed in the appropriate settings panel. All you have to do is pause the game and select the voice Settings: in the tab Game, you will find the value you are looking for in correspondence with the item Seed.


Now that you have the Minecraft seed, you have to use one of the many online tools that allow you to analyze this value, to obtain the coordinates relating to specific topics. One of the most used is Chunkbase, which allows you to view the map relating to the seed inserted and to show the position of dungeons, fortresses, mansions or villages, just to give you some examples.

What you need to do is reach the main page of the site and select the item Town, among those indicated on the page, in the section Chunk Finders. At this point, in the field Seed, type the seed you obtained through the procedures I explained to you in the previous paragraphs and press the key Find villages: by doing so, you will be shown a grid representing the entire world of Minecraft, with some markers marking the position of the villages.


By placing the mouse on one of these markers, you will be shown the coordinates in the lower left corner, below the grid itself. Now all you have to do is reach the indicated place, using the coordinates that have been provided to you, perhaps helping you with the command / teleport, as I explained to you in the previous chapter (and in this other guide of mine dedicated to the subject).

Finding a village by exploration

If you don't want to use any "trick" to find a village in Minecraft, you can proceed through theexploration of the game world, until you come across one of them. Obviously, this procedure is very slow and you can risk running around for hours before reaching an appreciable result… if you are lucky, due to the fact that the game world is immense.

If you want to try your hand at this venture on your own, without using the tools I told you about in the previous chapters of the guide, then let me give you some tips to help you achieve your goal.

First of all you need to know that, although the villages are generated completely randomly (based on the seed), they are found only in some specific biomes. You can, in fact, find the villages in the lowlands, in savana, in taiga, in tundra or in desert. If you find yourself in other biomes than those indicated, such as the jungle, you definitely won't come across any village.

You can easily recognize a village by the presence of some houses and NPCs (non-player characters) that are around. I warn you that, although with a very low percentage (about 2%), a village can only be occupied by zombies who will attack you on sight. Before entering a village, make sure the NPCs you see are not enemies.

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