Screenshot of a spooky Minecraft world.

Top 5 Scariest Minecraft Seeds for 1.20

Five most interesting scary world seeds for Minecraft

Some would say that survival mode in Minecraft is a horror in itself. For those brave enough to weather the panic-inducing terror, we picked the top five scariest Minecraft seeds for 1.20.

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Top 5 Scariest Minecraft Seeds for 1.20

Whether you’re afraid of heights, eerie villages, immense danger, or urban legends, we’ve got a little something for everyone. Check out the list below for our pick of the five most interestingly scary Minecraft seeds.

5. Haunted Coast (Seed ID: 95858512095)

Screenshot of the scary Minecraft haunted coast.

The steep high cliffs of this coast will be scary for players who are afraid of heights, and you can look for additional creepiness under the water very close to this haunted coast where there are many shipwrecks and underwater temples ready to be explored.

4. Double Nether Fortress (Seed ID: 206889990)

Screenshot of a scary Minecraft double fortress in the Nether.

One of the scariest things you can do in Minecraft is to explore the Fortresses that appear in the Nether. There are terrifying creatures in this zone, like Blaze mobs, Magma Cubes, Piglin Brutes, Enderman, and Ghasts. For a double dose of creepy dungeon crawling, check out these coordinates (300,300) where you will find two Nether Fortresses combined into one.


Bring your best gear for the Nether. Fully upgraded diamond armor will do you well. You also won’t need to sleep in the Nether, so don’t worry about making beds. Watch out for Ghasts, as they do a lot of damage. They’re the big, creepy grey monsters flying around and shooting firebal You can deflect their fireballs by timing your weapon swings just right as they approach you. Aim for the ground.

3. Deserted Villages (Seed ID: 646887542)

Screenshot of a scary Minecraft deserted village.

Very close to the spawn point you will run into a village, then another, then another… What’s scary about that? Well, the fact that all these villages are completely abandoned. There are no villagers anywhere, what happened to them? Why aren’t they here? The emptiness of these places creates a very uneasy feeling.

This is environmental horror at its finest. Much of Minecraft’s terror relies on unspoken dread: the sound of a creeper about to explode, dark caves, and the ever-present threat of nightfall. The questions raised about empty villages have probably inspired a few copypasta stories of their own.

2. Straight to THE END (Seed ID 154840049486770795)

Screenshot of a scary Minecraft portal to the End Dimension.

This one gets straight to the point – right at the spawn, a ready portal for The End dimension is waiting, you don’t even have to collect Ender Eyes. You can immediately jump into the Ender Dragon’s realm without equipment and any preparation. Almost nothing’s scarier than this impossible-to-survive mission to The End.

1. Herobrine’s World (Seed ID: 478868574082066804)

Screenshot of Herobrine's Minecraft world.

Well, this Seed may not seem scary at all to the uninitiated—it seems normal and ordinary, like a classic Minecraft map from the old days. But there is a story to it, if you are new to Minecraft and don’t know the urban legend of Herobrine, let me give you a quick rundown:

Some players have encountered a mysterious entity, taking the form of a default character model with whited-out eyes, that was able to manipulate the world and generate some oddities on the map. Whenever somebody would try to post about their encounter with this entity to the forums, their post would quickly get deleted, and they would receive a message from a non-existent user named Herobrine. This Herobrine was supposedly the ghost of Minecraft creator Notch’s dead brother.

This seed is precisely the world in which Herobrine supposedly appeared—or at least the map that was used to make all of the hoax videos and screenshots. It’s certainly a very scary location if you’re familiar with the background of this legendary Minecraft creepypasta.

That was our selection of scary Minecraft seeds for unusually creepy experiences in the popular blocky survival game. Which Seed seems the scariest to you? Do you have some favorite maps that we haven’t mentioned? Share them with us.

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