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How to Create a Flat World in Minecraft Bedrock and Java Editions

When a Minecraft player generates a new world, they are given many options to customize it. One of these customization options is to select the type of world.

One type of world in the game is known as a “flat” or “super flat” world. Flat worlds are quite different from standard worlds. They are incredibly thin from the surface to the bedrock layer.

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Additionally, many structures are unable to generate in flat worlds, and survival is considered much more difficult due to the lack of basic resources. However, flat worlds can still be incredibly fun to play, and they provide maximum space for building.

Some structures, like villages, can still spawn in flat worlds (Image via Mojang)
Some structures, like villages, can still spawn in flat worlds (Image via Mojang)

The good news for Minecraft players hoping to set up a flat world is that the process is incredibly simple. However, it’s also worth noting that Java Edition players will have additional customization options for their flat world that Bedrock players will not have access to (by default).

Either way, even without customization, Bedrock Edition’s flat worlds can be a lot of fun to build and a challenge for survival-minded players.


Steps to Create a Superflat World in Minecraft Java Edition

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  1. Start Minecraft and select “Singleplayer” from the main menu.
  2. On the world selection screen, tap the “Create New World” button.
  3. On the world creation screen, select the “More world options” button.
  4. Press the “World Type” button until it says “Superflat”. This should usually only take one button press.
  5. If you want to further customize the super flat world, press the “Customize” button and select the layers you want your world to include. Tap “Done”.
  6. Enter the name of your world and configure the rest of its settings, including the structures generated and the presence of a bonus chest. Then press “Create New World” to generate the new superflat world. Once complete, you should automatically be placed in the new world.

Steps to create a flat world in Minecraft Bedrock Edition

  1. Start Minecraft and select “Play” from the main menu.
  2. In the world selection, press the “Create new” button.
  3. Once you’ve reached the create new world screen, navigate to the menu on the right under “Game Settings”.
  4. Scroll down until you find a setting that says “World Type”, tap that button and change the type from infinite to flat.
  5. Fill in the rest of your settings for the world and choose the settings you want. Once everything is done, press the “Create” button in the leftmost menu under the image of a Minecraft world. After generation, you will be dropped into the flat world and can play immediately.
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While flat worlds may not suit all players’ tastes, they’re definitely worth a try, at the very least. This is especially true for players who enjoy the creative mode, as the world type essentially gives them unlimited building space with no clearing required.

Survival mode players who have become accustomed to the standard world generation may also want to give it a shot. Diminished resources and limited structures can make sustaining life much more difficult than it normally would be.


For detailed guides, walkthroughs, tips and more, check out Minecraft Wiki

Edited by Rachel Syiemlieh

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