This month Mojang shared some news about the upcoming Minecraft 1.17 update.
The developer said that the new version will be released in two parts: one during the summer of 2021, and the other one during the winter time. This means that we still have at least another month or two to explore the Nether Update to its fullest.
As usual, we bring you only the best finds in our monthly selection of top Minecraft seeds, including a stronghold with an almost finished end portal, survival islands with villages, various biome combinations, and so much more.
Spawn on a tiny survival island with ruined portal right next to another island with village at coordinates 50, 50.
The area beyond the two islands accommodates two ocean monuments at coordinates 300, 250 and -250, 150.
The ocean north of the islands is all covered in icebergs and lots of empty smaller islands.
You will spawn on an oasis in the middle of the desert that consists of two biomes: savanna and plains.
The savanna area contains two acacia villages and a desert temple at coordinates 100, 100.
The villages aren't too big, but there's enough resources to start a solid survival game here.
The desert village at spawn generates on a narrow patch right between mesa and mushroom island biomes.
The area to the west contains one of the rarest modified biomes: Badlands Plateau M.
This biome is actually the second rarest biome in Minecraft after Modified Jungle Edge, which covers only 1/57th part of the entire badlands biome.
North of spawn you'll notice a lonesome island village in the ocean.
Then, travel to the south, and at coordinates 250, 50 you'll see an acacia village on the mainland with ruined portal.
The portal barely stands on the edge of a ravine, but when finished, it'll take you right into the heart of the massive nether fortress.
Right after you spawn, go to coordinates 600, 200 for an acacia village and desert temple standing together near a river.
Then head westwards to coordinates -25, 80 and start digging. At the Y coordinate of 25 you will find a double dungeon with two mob spawners and four treasure chests.
This double dungeon also connects with an abandoned mineshaft.
Double village on ice spikes at spawn!
The ice covered area is relatively large and stretches all the way down to another snow village at coordinates -400, 300.
Also, at coordinates 400, 1050 and 550, 1100 you will find two igloos standing very close to each other. Both of them have basements.
In order to complete the survival game of Minecraft you need to beat Ender Dragon. That is possible only if you manage to craft at least five ender eyes to be able to open the end portal.
Fortunately, this seed offers you a unique opportunity of a naturally generated end portal with seven active eyes already set. Just go to coordinates -1050, -800 and you should finish your game in no time.
Here is another double village seed at spawn, but this time it'll take to the shattered savanna biome.
The rest of the area in close proximity is covered in desert sand, but there is an opportunity to get some good loot from a temple standing at coordinates 350, 150.
Spawn on a crossroad of four different biomes: mesa, desert, savanna, and extreme hills.
There is also a desert village that has generated right in the middle of it at coordinates -250, -250.
The two main sources of loot here are two desert temples that can be raided at coordinates 150, -250 and -400, -700.
You will spawn between a taiga village at coordinates -200, 250 and a ruined portal at coordinates 50, 50.
The portal will take you straight to the walls of one of two bastion remnant hoglin stables. The second one can be seen close by at nether coordinates 50, -100.
Lastly, there is also a nether fortress at nether coordinates -100, -150.
You can consider yourself lucky, if you manage to find a jungle temple close to spawn. But, when you can find both the temple and the village, then it's like winning jackpot.
You can find these structures standing together not far from spawn at coordinates 100, 200.
Island village with two blacksmiths at spawn!
Here is another extremely lucky find that also has a ruined portal at your service.
You can quickly rebuild the portal with the help of the villagers, and then find the nether fortress at nether coordinates 200, -100 for some blaze spawners and loot chests.
Make your way through several biomes to the north until you reach coordinates -700, -800.
There you will see a woodland mansion standing next to an acacia village on a shattered savanna plateau with gorgeous waterfalls.
On your way there make sure to explore two desert temples at coordinates 150, -850 and -150, -950.
Spawn on a huge island with a diversity of biomes that consists of mushroom island, plains, forest and savanna.
There is also an acacia village on the island that can be of great help to your survival game.
At coordinates -700, 200 you will also find an ocean monument full of gold.
You will spawn very close to the taiga village at coordinates -150, -350. Then, travel to the south to coordinates 250, 150 for a ruined portal that will take you directly above the nether fortress.
After that leave the nether and travel to coordinates -450, 100 and -700, 50 for two villages standing really close to each other.
Finally, at coordinates -650, 400 you will find a jungle temple with diamonds inside.
You will spawn next to a village with blacksmith and ruined portal that has a very lucky positioning. It will take you to the walls of one of the three nether fortresses that converge in the following nether coordinates:
All these structures have a huge loot potential, so explore them thoroughly.
Having a stronghold with an easy access from the surface is a big win.
You can find such a stronghold in this Minecraft seed at coordinates -1200, -750. It can be seen right under a small survival island that is located just a hundred blocks away from the mainland.
The stronghold also has a naturally generated entrance that protects it from flooding.
Spawn in an area that hosts five villages!
Here are their exact coordinates:
Four out of five are plains villages, but the last one is a taiga village. All of them are relatively small, but together they make up one huge settlement.
If you're looking for a harder level of difficulty in your survival games, then this Minecraft seed can be of good use.
You will spawn next to an acacia village and ruined portal that are situated right between the two pillager outposts.
You should be able to find a good sword and armor in the available chests and get hold of all those pesky pillagers.
A woodland mansion in this seed is so well hidden in the forest that you may not even notice its presence behind the tall trees.
But you definitely need to check it out, as it stands right next to a village with blacksmith at coordinates -700, -800.
That's it for this month's best Minecraft seeds for 1.16.5. Check out more Minecraft articles right here, including a huge catalog of awesome seeds for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch!