How to find villages in Minecraft: 4 ways with and without cheats
24 Jun, 2022
In Minecraft, it is very important to find villages if you want to survive for hours and days. There are games where we have no luck and explore for a long time without much success. Nobody wants that! For that reason, we know very well that you need extra help to get to a good shelter.
In this guide, you will discover 4 ways to find villages in Minecraft, either with cheats or without. In some cases, you will need an external resource, but you do not need to remove the game at any time. Learn now how to find villages in Minecraft!
Before you get ready to search and find villages in Minecraft, you should consider a number of details. First of all, unless you are going to play with a Seed already created, you need to enable the appropriate options when creating a new world in Survival Mode.
The first option to activate yes or yes is the Generate structures option. Without this enabled, villages won't exist, so of course, you won't find any! The other option to consider is the Allow Cheats option. Although it is not necessary to use cheats to find villages, they will help you take advantage of all the methodologies that we will show you in this article.
As for World Type, setting it to "Default" already works fine, but feel free to choose whatever you want. Whatever you put, what you should know is that the usual biomes to find a village are the plains, taigas, deserts, and savannahs. In general, you will find more villages on plains than in any other type of biome.
Therefore, with the "Flat" option in the World Type, you will have more chances to find villages, at the cost of more variety in the world. Having said these first indications, keep reading and discover methods to find villages!
1st way: go to the Chunkbase page
On the Chunkbase page, you will find a powerful tool to find villages, although not entirely accurate. If you have already created a world or downloaded a ready-made one, it is best to use the Seed number. For the Java version of PC, you can use the /seed command in the chat console to find out the number of the world you are playing. Write it down!
If you can't use this command, after creating the world go back to the main menu. Select your game, click "Redo", click on "More world options" and you will see the number of the Seed of your game.
When you know that number, put it in the "Seed" slot on the Chunkbase website. Make sure to put the version of the game corresponding to yours. You'll see the option below the coordinate map, to the right. Then click on the blue button "Find Villages!" and a series of dots will appear. These points are the villages in an approximate position.
If you want to know the coordinates of one of these points, place the mouse over them. Look for the XZ numbers displayed on the bottom left side of the map and take note of them, or keep the web open while playing. With this method, you can already have an idea of where there are villages, but if you want to go directly to one, keep reading!
2nd way: uses teleportation tricks and village location
If you already know the complete or partial coordinates of some villages, there is a trick that comes in handy. This is the /teleport or /tp command. This command is divided into different sections: /tp [Your name] XY Z. That is, you will have to write the name first, always respecting upper and lower case letters. Then, you must write each number of the coordinates in order. If it contains a negative number, don't forget about the " - " symbol!
In case you're in the game and don't want to use the Chunkbase webpage, you can opt for the /locate command. For PC and in Spanish, the trick is /locate Aldea, respecting the capital letter. On mobile or English versions, the trick is /locate village .
What this command does is locate the closest village to your position. However, it is usual that you only receive the values for the XZ coordinates, without the Y position. This also happens with Chunkbase. When you want to teleport, you'll need to try your luck with different Y values. If you get buried, dig fast! And try not to put a very high number, or you will risk dying from the fall.
3rd way: use a known Seed
In case you don't want to create a new world, you can choose to use a Seed that you know well. There are several on the Internet and, in many cases, they are full of villages. In fact, there are those that start directly in a village. If you choose this method, when you create a world, make sure to correctly place the number of the corresponding Seed.
Take a look at our article on Minecraft Seeds. There are villages, temples, caves and floating islands!
4th way: explore for yourself!
We end up with the most laborious method of all: exploring yourself from side to side. It's a lot of effort, isn't it? We recommend that you get a mount as soon as possible so that the exploration is faster. Remember to look more in the biomes of plains, savannahs, deserts, and taigas, as this is where you will find villages.
But we also want to give you another tip to help you find villages in exploration. Open the chat console and type /gamemode creative to activate Creative mode. In this mode, press the jump button twice. This will allow you to float and see the world around you better. After all, it is easier to find villages looking from the heights.
Another way to write this cheat is to swap "creative" for "c" or "1". If you want to return to Survival mode, type /gamemode survival . You can change "survival" to "s" or "0".