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Best Minecraft 1.16 seeds for speedrunning

Since the introduction of Minecraft 1.16, speedrunning has become a bit easier since you no longer have to kill a bunch of Enderman to get your hands on Ender Pearls. You can now simply trade some gold with a Piglin to quickly get Ender Pearls.

However, there are a few seeds that generate worlds where speedrunning is even more easier than the usual Minecraft 1.16 run. We have compiled a list of such seeds for you to practice your skills and make new records!

Best seeds for speedrunning in Minecraft 1.16

1. Surface Lava and Blaze Spawner

With this Minecraft 1.16 seed, you spawn in a world where you are only a little ways away from a surface lava pool, which will be useful for making a quick Nether Portal. When you cross the Nether Portal after building it next to the lava pool, you’ll end up very close to a Blaze Spawner in a Nether Fortress, with easy access to as many blaze rods as you like.

Seed Code: -4593508206698907404

2. Ruined Nether Portal and Abandoned Village

Finding ruined Nether Portals and villages can be exceptionally useful when you’re trying to speedrun in Minecraft 1.16. You only have to find a couple of obsidian blocks to finish the Nether Portal and reach the other side.

Additionally, this Minecraft 1.16 seed also has an abandoned village nearby, which will help get your hands on a handful of starter resources.

Seed Code: -737846020

3. Mansion, Mesa Biome, and Lava Pool

This Minecraft 1.16 seed is good for not only speedrunning but also a longer survival game. You will spawn very close to the Mesa Biome, which has reasonable spawn rates for gold, useful for trading with Piglins.

Moreover, there will be a Woodland Mansion nearby as well. Lastly, the surface lava pool and the village make it even easier for your speedrun.

Seed Code: -8767654563534078661

Also Read: Complete Guide on Minecraft Enderman

4. Dream Seed

The popular Minecraft YouTuber, Dream, is known for his speedrunning videos and other ingenious content such as the Minecraft Manhunt series.

This particular Minecraft 1.16 seed has been used by Dream in one of his videos and is excellent for speedrunning. You can also easily find a buried treasure map to get your hands on some easily found resources.

Seed Code: -6798331664095837875

5. Epic Seed

Last but not least, this Minecraft 1.16 seed is the perfect combination needed for a great speedrun. You start close to not one but two pyramids, both loaded with some great resources.

You will also find two villages close by for some extra loot. Finally, this seed also has some surface lava, allowing you to quickly build a Nether Portal within the first five minutes of the game.

Minecraft 1.16 has enhanced the speedrunning experience with the introduction of Piglin trading. Here's a list of some of the best seeds that you can use to practice your speedrunning skills.

Nether Fortress Finder

Last Update: Jun 23, 2020 (MC 1.16)

Drop level.dat anywhere.

How To Use


For technical reasons, you need to know the seed of your world to use Nether Fortress Finder, unless, of course, you want to find a seed for a new world. If you’re playing SSP, the app is able to fetch the seed from your savegame. Alternatively, you can use the /seed command ingame. In SMP, you can use the same command if you have sufficient rights. Otherwise, however, you’re dependent on the server owner, who started the world and has access to the savegame and config files.


This app uses some relatively new web technologies. As a result, some features may be disabled for older browsers. I recommend using the latest version of a major browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari.


Seed Selection

The first thing you should do is select a seed and version. You can either type it in manually, or you can load it from your savegame. The latter can be done by clicking on “Load from Save. “ and selecting your level.dat, or by drag&dropping the level.dat file into your browser window. Level.dat is a small file located in the folder of every Minecraft savegame. You can find the savegames in the saves folder of your Minecraft installation. On Windows you can use %appdata%\.minecraft\saves to get to that folder.

Levels allow you to store and reuse seeds on this website, without having to load your savegame every time. When loading a seed from a level, the seed will automatically be stored as a level.

You should also know that a seed is always a number (up to around 20 digits). If you type in anything else (like letters), it will be converted to a number. The app does this the same way Minecraft does, so it’s safe to use letters (and other characters) as well.


Once you entered your seed and version you can start using the map. To scroll, use your arrow keys while your mouse cursor points at the map, or move your mouse while holding down the left mouse button. You can use the slider below the map or your mousewheel for zooming. The lower inputs allow you to go to a specific point (e.g., your base) of the map and set a marker there. You can always remove and add the marker by double clicking on the map. The “Save Map” button allows you to save the currently shown map as png image file.


When using a touch-enabled device, an extra option for enabling/disabling touchscreen control will appear below the map. With that option enabled, you can drag the map with your finger to navigate, you can pinch to zoom in and out, and you can tap and hold to set a marker on the map. By double tapping on the map, you can quickly enable/disable the functionality as well.


Thanks to Earthcomputer for his work on bedrockified, which made it possible to support Bedrock Edition.

Nether Fortress Finder lets you locate nether fortresses in your minecraft world with an interactive map. Only for PC.