Create New World

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The "Create New World" screen is a game menu that allows the player to create a new world.

Java Edition[edit]

The Create New World screen with default settings.

The main page of the Create New World screen in Java Edition allows the player to choose a world name and change various settings before creating the world.

Options[edit]

World Name
Allows the name of the world to be set to a custom string. This name correlates to the folder in .minecraft/saves where the world save can be found.
Game Mode
Allows the default game mode of the world to be changed. Clicking the button cycles through to the next game mode. The available game modes are Survival (default), Creative, and Hardcore.
Difficulty
Allows the default difficulty setting to be changed. Clicking the button cycles through to the next difficulty. There are four options available; in order, these are Normal (default), Hard, Peaceful, and Easy.
Allow Cheats
Controls whether or not commands are able to be used. Clicking the button toggles the option on and off (default).
Data Packs
Opens a menu that controls which data packs the world should start off with.
Game Rules
Opens a menu that controls which game rules should be enabled by default. Can be set even when cheats are disabled.
More World Options...
Opens a second page of world creation options, listed below.
The More World Options screen, page two of the world creation screen.
Seed
Allows the world seed to be changed. Any string of characters can be placed here.
Generate Structures
Controls whether or not structures should generate in the world. Clicking the button toggles the option on (default) and off.
World Type
  • Controls the world type. Clicking the button cycles through the available world types, which are Default, Superflat, Large Biomes, AMPLIFIED, Single Biome, Caves, Floating Islands, and, when ⇧ Shift is held down, Debug Mode. When Superflat, Single Biome, Caves, or Floating Islands is selected, a "Customize" button appears, which allows settings unique to that world type to be modified. With a world type of Superflat, the Customize button options the "Superflat Customization" menu is shown; with the others, the "Buffet world customization" menu is shown, allowing a biome to be selected for the buffet world.
Bonus Chest
Controls whether a bonus chest full of beginner loot should generate near the player when they first spawn in to the world. Clicking the button toggles the option on and off (default).
Import Settings
Opens a file selection menu where the player can import custom world settings to apply to the new world.

Bedrock Edition[edit]

The Create New World screen in Bedrock Edition allows for various settings to be changed and add-ons to be enabled. The menu is split into two sections, Edit Settings and Add-Ons, which are each split into two subsections.

Edit Settings[edit]

Game Settings[edit]

The Game Settings menu.
World Name
Allows the name of the world to be set to a custom string.
Default Game Mode
Allows the default game mode of the world to be changed. Clicking the button opens a dropdown allowing the player to select between Survival (default) and Creative.
Difficulty
Allows the default difficulty setting to be changed. Clicking the button opens a dropdown allowing the player to select between Peaceful, Easy, Normal (default), and Hard.
World Preferences
Contains two toggles: Starting Map (disabled by default) and Bonus Chest (also disabled).
Player permission when joining from invite
Opens an annotated dropdown where the player can select the default player permission level of any players who join that world. Options are Visitor (players cannot interact with the world), Member (default; players can interact with the world), and Operator (players can use commands).
World Type
Allows the world type to be selected. Clicking the button opens a dropdown allowing the player to select between Flat, Infinite (default), and Old.
Seed
Allows the world seed to be changed. Any string of characters can be placed here.
Simulation Distance
A slider that allows the simulation distance[more information needed] to be changed. Defaults to 10 chunks.
World Options
Various world options such as game rules that can be toggled, including Friendly Fire, Mob Loot, and Tile Drops.
Respawn Radius
An integer representing the spread distance around the world spawn where players will spawn.
Experiments
Lists tentative features that can be toggled.
Cheats
A list of further game rules that are considered cheats.
Random Tick Speed
An integer input that controls the rate at which random events occur in the world. Defaults to 1. Contains a reset button next to the box.

Multiplayer Settings[edit]

Multiplayer Game
A toggle that controls whether multiplayer is enabled in this world.
Microsoft Account Settings
Shown when signed in with a Microsoft account.[more information needed]
Visible to LAN Players
A toggle controlling whether the server is visible to others on the same network.

Add-Ons[edit]

Resource Packs[edit]

Require players to accept resource packs to join
A checkbox that controls whether the resource packs are optional (default) or forced.
Active
A dropdown widget that lists active resource packs.
My Packs
A dropdown widget that lists available resource packs gotten from the Marketplace, along with a link there.
Get More Packs
A dropdown widget containing previews of resource packs from the Marketplace, with a link to browse more.

Behavior Packs[edit]

Active
A dropdown widget that lists active behavior packs.
My Packs
A dropdown widget that lists available behavior packs gotten from the Marketplace, along with a link there.

Legacy Console Edition[edit]

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Java Edition Indev
?Added the Create New World screen.
0.3120100106Added world types to the world creation screen.
Added level types to the world creation screen – island, floating, flat, or original – which can now be set when generating a world.
Added level shapes to the world creation screen: square, long, or deep.
Added level sizes to the world creation screen: small, normal, or huge.
20100107Added level themes to the world creation screen: normal or hell.
Java Edition Infdev
Minecraft Infdev20100227-1World types no longer function.
20100327Removed map types, shapes and themes.
Removed world types.
Java Edition Beta
1.3Added the seed option to the world creation screen.
1.8Pre-releaseAdded Creative mode.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2Added Hardcore mode.
1.112w01aRe-added world types to the world creation screen.
Added the Superflat world type.
1.3.112w16aAdded the Bonus Chest option to the world creation menu.
Added the Allow Cheats option to the world creation menu.
12w17aThe Bonus Chest and Enable Cheats options are now disabled when Hardcore mode is selected.
12w19aAdded the Large Biomes world type.
1.4.212w37aAdded the Superflat customization button.
1.7.213w36aAdded the AMPLIFIED world type.
1.814w17aAdded the Customized world type.
14w26aAdded the Debug Mode world type.
14w27aWorld creation options are now disabled when "Debug Mode" is selected as the world type.
1.1318w06aThe Customized world type has now been removed.
18w16aAdded the Buffet world type.
1.1419w12aWorlds with names already being used will now prepend a number in parentheses to the folder name instead of adding hyphens.
1.1620w17aAdded the Game Rules button.
Added the Difficulty button.
20w21aAdded the Import Settings button.
Split the Buffet world type option into Single Biome, Caves, and Floating Islands.
Pre-release 1Added the Data Packs button.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1720w45aChanged the order of the Game Mode button from Survival→Hardcore→Creative to Survival→Creative→Hardcore.
21w03a[verify] Reverted the game mode order change.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.1.0Added the Create New World screen. It only had settings to change the world name and the seed at the time.
v0.2.0Added game modes to the world creation screen.
Added Survival mode.
v0.9.0Added world types to the world creation screen.
Added the Flat world type.
Added the Infinite world type.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Added the Bonus Chest option, which can be toggled in World Options.
Legacy Console Edition
TU5CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Added "Superflat" world type.
TU14 1.04 Added the bonus chest option to the options menu.
TU25CU14 1.17 Added ability to customize a Superflat world.
CU36 1.38 Added the "Amplified World" option.