Minecraft villages are incredibly useful for many reasons. Whether you’re looking to trade with villagers, harvest some crops or defend against a pillager raid, there’s plenty of excitement found in villages. While villages inhabit numerous biomes, finding one may not be easy, especially in a Survival world. This guide will teach you how to find a village in Minecraft Java and Bedrock Editions.
How to Find a Village in Minecraft Java and Bedrock
There are two main ways to find villages in Minecraft:
- Using the command /locate village to get coordinates to the closest village.
- Manually searching for naturally-generated structures, villagers, iron golems or paths.
If you have chat commands enabled in your world, you can use /locate village to make it much easier to find a village. This commands provides you with coordinates to the closest village and how many blocks away it is. From here, you can use the coordinates to search for the village. However, if you’re looking for a specific biome, this command isn’t guaranteed to lead you to it. Instead, it’ll lead you to any village close to you.
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Alternatively, if you’re looking for some adventure or disabled chat commands, you can manually explore your Minecraft world for a village. While this is much slower, this is one only other method of finding a village in regular Minecraft. Thankfully, there are multiple unique features to a village to look out for. For example, villages are the only area type that spawns multiple buildings in a small area. While most buildings will appear as small houses, you may also find stone towers, farm patches and market stalls. You may also find wandering villagers, zombie villagers or iron golems as you get closer to a village. You’ll also start to find pathways and decorative lamp posts near villages. Depending on the biome, these paths are made of either dirt or sandstone in desert villages.
Additionally, you can find villages in multiple biomes. Minecraft Villages have a chance of spawning in the following biomes:
- Snowy Plains
- Snowy Taiga (Only in Bedrock Edition)
- Sunflower Plains (Only in Bedrock Edition)
Since villages generate randomly, you’ll most likely have to explore your world extensively before you find your first village. However, if you’re playing on a Superflat world in Minecraft Java Edition, you’ll find villages frequently. Unfortunately, villages do not spawn in Flat worlds in Minecraft Bedrock Edition.