Part of the appeal of resource-gathering base-building games like Valheim is that every player world is randomized, allowing for a much more unique, tailored experience. Of course, with randomness you inherently get chaos and uncertainty, and while those have their own appeals, some folks aren’t down with living in chaos. If that describes you, then good news: you can mold the makeup of your world to your liking with a bit of know-how. Here are some of the best world seeds for Valheim.

Both in Valheim and pretty much any open-world game with randomized layouts, your world’s makeup is determined by a numerical code known as a “seed.” Whenever you start a new game and generate a new world, a seed code is created to denote your world’s layout and general quirks. A smarter person than me could probably determine how each character in these codes denotes particular world characteristics, but that’s a discussion for another time. For the moment, you can copy codes from somewhere else to generate a world with a very specific layout, which can afford you some little conveniences. 

Best Valheim World Seeds

When starting a new game in Valheim, you should see a little “Seed” text box. If you copy a code into that box and start the game, you’ll get its associated layout. Here are a few seeds you can use for some early game advantages.

Best Iron Seed

  • Seed: t9n3WG6dFk

Here’s a great seed for collecting iron in the Swamp biome. There are lots of Sunken Crypts, along with several nodes you can locate using Wishbone. Refer to the images below for the route and iron locations. The approximate player position for the Iron is (2235, 5029, -361).

Safe Meadows Biome

  • Seed: CdjvRssbHZ

This seed starts you out on an isolated island in a Meadows biome. It’s big enough to build pretty much anything you want, while safely contained from nearby nasties.

Large Meadows and Swamp Biome

  • Seed: nkkFzfrNPu

This seed cuts down the size of the Black Forest in favor of massive Meadows and Swamp biomes. The latter is especially helpful, as its increased size will give you more spots to hunt for scrap iron.

Merchant Seed

  • Seed: 42069lolxd

This seed gives you easy access to Haldor the vendor. Just a hop, skip, and a jump along the southern coast from your starting point, and he’ll be there to buy and sell whatever you could want. It’s always nice to live close to a convenience store.

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Mountain Biome

  • Seed: nDB9WybzUw

This seed features two massive Mountain biomes in the dead center of the map. If you’re playing with friends and are looking to do a little PvP, this map can allow for some truly titanic battle settings.

Agriculture Seed

  • Seed: wVJCZahxX8

This seed places you in a Meadow near a big lake with a herd of boars hanging out nearby. If agriculture’s your interest, this setting will provide lots of opportunities for safe farming and fishing.

How to Reveal the World Map in Valheim

For those of you who want to forego the exploration part of the game, and just want to see what your world has to offer, you can reveal your entire world map with a console command. To reveal the world map in Valheim, type the following commands in console (F5).

  • Type “imacheater”
  • Type “exploremap”

After typing the two commands in your console, you can open up your map and see everything without the fog of war. In my opinion, exploring is part of the fun, but some of you may find this useful.