Seed safety

Jake’s mom wrote:

Do seeds that I get online have viruses?  My son is begging me to get him "seeds" even though I'm not entirely sure what they are.  But I don't want to get a "bad" seed and corrupt his game.

Answer:

Hi Jake's mom

A seed is just the unique identifier that each new world has in Minecraft. When you create a new world, you can start from scratch to make a random new one or you can enter one of these identifiers and it will make that particular world. So when players find something cool in a world they're playing on they'll share the seed so that other players can recreate that exact same world on their own computer or XBox.

It's just a number that gets typed in when a new game is started, they're not something that you download so there's no chance of the game being corrupted. There are a lot of places around the web where people share interesting seeds they've found, you'll find plenty if you google 'Minecraft XBox 360 seeds'.

Hope that made sense to you!
~Bec

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