Create new world in Minecraft

You don't like the current building style or the generated world and a new world should be created to try your luck in a new place.

Written on August 29, 2021

Singleplayer

In the singleplayer you can easily create a new world.

  1. In the menu under Singleplayer you can find the button Create New World
  2. There you can make different settings
    1. For example: game mode, difficulty, game rules and many others
  3. With the button Create New World the world will be generated with the made settings

Multiplayer

In multiplayer mode, that is on your Minecraft server, this is not done as quickly as in singleplayer.

To create a new world on your Minecraft server you have two options:

Option 1

Generate a new world by deleting the current world and encouraging the server to create a new one.

  1. Stop your Minecraft server
  2. Connect to your Minecraft server via FTP
  3. In the root directory you should directly find the world folder
    1. If you don't find it: In the server.properties file, check the level-name option. This name corresponds to the folder name of your world.
      Minecraft Multiplayer create world via FTP
  4. Delete the world folder
    1. Caution: This will delete your world irrevocably. Unless you made a backup before, you will not be able to restore it!
  5. Start your Minecraft server, after that a new world will be generated automatically
    1. You can watch and verify the world generation via the console or the logs

Option 2

Generate a new world by renaming the world name (level-name), thus creating an additional world.

  1. Stop your Minecraft server
  2. Connect via FTP to your Minecraft server
  3. In the root directory you will find the server.properties file, open it with an editor
    Minecraft Mutiplayer create world via FTP with server.properties
  4. Search for the option level-name and change its value to any value you want
    1. The default value of this option is `world
    2. Try to use only letters without special characters in the name (a-z/A-Z)
  5. Start your Minecraft server, after that a new world will be generated automatically
    1. Via the console or the logs you can watch and verify the world generation
  6. As a new world is generated, the previous one will still exist and can be easily reactivated by renaming the level-name
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Overview

Developer

Mojang

Studio

Mojang

Release

May 17, 2009

Genres

Adventure, Open-World, Survival, Sandbox

Platforms

Linux, Windows, Mac OS X