If you’ve ever played Minecraft Java Edition you’ll be familiar with its title screen – and the blurred, slowly rotating world in the background.
This has been around for nearly a decade, first appearing in 2011 and running from beta 1.8 to version 1.13 – but no-one knew the seed for it. That is to say, no-one knew the string of characters used to generate this title screen world in the game itself. For years players have wondered, what seed do I need to put in to find that exact place so many people have seen before, but no-one has presumably ever visited?
On 18th July 2020, a group of players found the seed for Minecraft’s opening panorama. It turns out there are two seeds for the world. Here are the details: