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How To Find Buried Treasure In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to find buried treasure in Minecraft!

Minecraft buried treasure can be hard to find, but we'll show you how, plus give you a few tips and tricks to help you find it as easy as possible.

Finding Buried Treasure Video Tutorial

In this video, we show you exactly how to find treasure in Minecraft from start to finish (and we actually find it unlike some other tutorials). Plus, we give you a few tips to help you find it along the way.

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Steps To Find Buried Treasure

1. Locate A Shipwreck Or Ocean Ruins

We will start by finding a shipwreck or ocean ruins. Shipwrecks can be found in the Ocean, Beach and River biomes. And ruins can be found in the ocean.

*Tip: Use night vision potion to easily spot a sunken ship or ruins.

Locate Ocean Ruins

2. Find The Chest

Sunken ships can have up to 3 different chests on it - a map chest, a treasure chest, and/or a supply chest. We want to find the map chest.

Keep in mind, not every shipwreck will have a map chest, so you may have to locate another sunken ship if you can't find one.

Once you do find one, open the chest and move the map to your inventory.

Find The Chest

3. Use The Treasure Map

With the map open, you'll notice a white locator marker (that's you!) and a red X. You want to move your white marker over to the red X, which is where the treasure is buried.

Use The Treasure Map

4. Align Your Marker Over The Red X

Now, we just need to position the white marker over the top of the red X. You'll want the marker to be as centered over the red X as possible.

Align Your Marker Over The Red X

5. Dig Until You Find The Treasure Chest

Once the marker is centered over the red X, it's time to start digging! Dig straight down until you find the treasure chest. Keep in mind, you may have to dig around for quite a while before you find the chest.

Eventually, with some luck, you'll find the buried treasure chest! Now, just open it and move your treasure to your inventory.

How to find buried treasure in Minecraft

Finding treasure can be extremely hard, so here are a few tips to help make the process easier:

  • Use night vision potion to quickly find a shipwreck or ruins in the water.
  • With the buried treasure map in hand, move your cursor towards the red X on the map and make sure it's as centered as possible.
  • Once centered, start to dig down. In our experience, the treasure chest is always under a sand block (there may be exceptions).
  • Some worlds just don't seem to have buried treasure chests. Even if you find a map saying there is one. So, if you cant find treasure in your current world, try creating a new world and look there.

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