How do I set up a new world in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta?

Newcomers to Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta might find themselves lost in this whole new world. Just what the heck are seeds, world types, and game modes, anyway? Here's everything you need to know about setting up a new world in Minecraft: W10EB.

How to create a new world in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta

  1. Launch Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta from your Start menu, desktop, or taskbar.
  2. Click Play.
  3. Click Create New World.

    Click Play. Click Create New World.

  4. Click Advanced.
  5. Click the Name field.

    Click Advanced. Click the Name field.

  6. Type a name for your new world.
  7. Click Done.

    Type a name. Click Done.

  8. Click a World Type.

    • Old: Creates a finite world (256x256 blocks) that works much better on old or low-performance PCs. There is no Nether in this world type.

      Old: Creates a finite world that works much better on old PCs.

    • Infinite: Creates the standard Minecraft world that goes on forever. Everything you love about Minecraft, including the Nether, can be found here.

      Infinite: Creates the standard Minecraft world that goes on forever.

    • Flat: Creates a completely flat world, perfect for creative type games when you just want to build enormous structures without competing with natural landscape.

      Flat: Creates a completely flat world.

  9. Click a Game Mode.

    • Survival: Creates a world where you must gather food and mine for resources. Don't forget to watch your back! The full list of enemies is waiting to ruin your day.

      Survival: Creates a world where you have to gather food and mine resources.

    • Creative: Creates a world where you have all resources at your disposal. Double-jumping enables a flying mode that helps with building enormous structures, and enemies will leave you alone.

      Creative: Creates a world where all resources are at your disposal.

  10. Click the Seed field.
  11. Type a seed or leave it blank to create a random world. Seeds can be found online or you can type a random series of numbers or letters. Try typing your name and seeing what world is created!

    Click the Seed field. Type a seed or leave it blank to use a random seed.

  12. Click Done.
  13. Click Create World!.

    Click Done. Click Create World!

How to convert an Old world to an Infinite world

If you created an Old world in, say, Minecraft: Pocket Edition or on a low-end PC, but then want to convert it to an Infinite world to reap the benefits of a larger play area, follow these steps:

  1. Launch Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta from your Start menu, desktop, or taskbar.
  2. Click Play.

    Launch Minecraft: WIndows 10 Edition Beta. Click Play.

  3. Click the Edit button next to the Old world you want to convert. The button looks like a pencil writing two lines.
  4. Click Make Infinite!

    Click the Edit button. Click Make Infinite!

You will now have a copy of the Old world that has been converted to an Infinite world. The original Old world will also still be there on your list of worlds.

How to delete a world in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta

  1. Launch Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta from your Start menu, desktop, or taskbar.
  2. Click Play.
  3. Click the Edit button next to the world you want to delete. The button looks like a pencil writing two lines.

    Click Play. Click the Edit button.

  4. Click Delete in the upper right corner.
  5. Click Delete to confirm.

    Click Delete. Click Delete.