Tips to find villages in Minecraft 1.19

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The village is one of the best built structures in Minecraft. It is filled with villagers and resources, opening up a lot of options for the player. Gamers can gather all villagers to create a trade and exchange farm or let them work in the fields, to provide an abundant food source. Chests in the villagers’ houses are also filled with valuable loot.

Village is an important structure in Minecraft
Village is an important structure in Minecraft

However, the reality of finding a village is not that simple. In this article, let’s discover useful tips and tricks that will make finding villages in Minecraft 1.19 easier.

Tips to find villages in Minecraft 1.19

Find the right biome

Villages occur naturally in plains, savannas, taiga, snowy tundra, and desert biomes. Furthermore, in Bedrock Edition, they are also found in snowy taiga, sunflower plains, and snowy taiga biomes.

It is best for the player to learn how to identify the correct biomes from a distance for a higher chance of exploring a village.

Since biomes of similar temperature are often placed side by side, players should use mechanics to locate their required biome. For example, if snow is discovered, gamers should wander around looking for snowy taiga or tundra, which can lead to villages.

Using the location command

Gamers who have cheats enabled in their world can find biomes using the locator command. This method can also be applied to many biomes and structures in Minecraft.

Just open the in-game console using / and enter the command /locate structure_name. This command can also find different types of villages. Import /locate village will show every village type in the game (denoted by their biome type).

By choosing between options, the player will get the coordinates of the nearest village, which can be compared with his current coordinates to find his way. However, gamers can simply click on the coordinates themselves to teleport to that location.

Search near water source

Water is an important resource in Minecraft. While the player character and NPCs do not need to drink water to live, but it has many utilities such as fish, using buckets to store water, …

Villages have a higher chance to spawn near a water source. This allows the villagers to grow various plants that require water such as sugar cane and melons. Therefore, the player just needs to walk along the nearest riverbank and sooner or later will find a village.

Avoid mountains and jungle

Villages are large structures and need a lot of space to develop. Therefore, it usually does not appear in biomes such as mountains and forests.

These areas are also dark and have the potential to spawn monsters that villagers can’t deal with. If you see these types of biomes while trying to find a village, skip them to save time.

Increase Render Distance

Players can try the classic way to locate anything in Minecraft, which is to get to a really high position to look around. If there are no mountains or hills, the player can build a simple tower and climb to the top to observe.

However, for this to work, the player also needs to increase the render distance in the options. With this, remote locations will be revealed, allowing the player to easily explore a village. Once the village has been found, disable the feature afterwards, as high Render Distance will degrade device performance.

Use Chunkbase village finder

Chunkbase Village Finder is a 3rd party tool that allows the player to locate all the villages in his Minecraft world.

Seed selection

The first thing you should do is choose a seed and version of Minecraft. Players can enter it manually or load it from their saved game. To load a saved game, click Load from Save… and choose level.data or drag and drop files level.data into the browser window.

Level.dat is a small file located in the folder of every Minecraft save game, which can be found in the save folder of a Minecraft installation. On Windows, the path . can be used %appdata%\.minecraft\saves to access that directory.

Chunkbase Village Finder village finder interface
Chunkbase Village Finder village finder interface

The levels allow the seed to be stored and reused on this site without having to download the save game each time. When loading a seed from a level, it is automatically stored as a level.

Note that the seed will always be a sequence of numbers (up to about 20 digits), so if the player enters anything else (such as a letter), it will be converted to a number. Chunkbase does this the same way Minecraft does, so it’s safe to use letters (and other characters) as well.

Locate

Once you have entered the seed and the version of Minecraft you are playing, you can start using the map. To scroll, use the arrow keys while pointing at the map, or move the mouse while holding the left mouse button.

People can use the slider below the map or the mouse wheel to zoom in/out. The lower input allows to go to a specific point (e.g. one’s own base) on the map and place a marker there.

Gamers can always remove and add markers by double clicking on the map. Knot Save Map allows to save the currently displayed map as a png image file.

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