Change the Level Type of Your Java Edition Minecraft Server

Level Type refers to the type of map or world that your server generates.

By default, there are four level types that you can choose from:

For 1.19+ use NORMAL
This is the default, standard world type. It includes hills, valleys, water and more.
FLAT This is a flat world with no features such as hills, valleys or bodies of water. You can still use generator settings to modify how a flat world is generated.
For 1.19+ use LARGE_BIOMES
This world type is essentially the same as "DEFAULT/NORMAL" type, except that biomes are larger.
AMPLIFIED This world type is essentially the same as "DEFAULT/NORMAL" type, except that mountains are much higher, ravines are much deeper, and floating islands can spawn high in the sky.
IMPORTANT: Changes to your level type will only work for the newly generated world. Do not change your server's level type when you already have a generated world as this can cause issues to your world's terrain generation.

Along with this, if you're using 1.19 or above, the level types DEFAULT and LARGEBIOMES are no longer recognized as level types, you must use NORMAL and LARGE_BIOMES.

Once you know which level type you would like to use for your server, follow these simple steps to set it up:

  1. Stop your server. This is an important step that must be completed before making any changes to your server.
  2. In your Multicraft Control Panel, navigate to Files > Config Files.

    Level Type - Navigate to Config Files

  3. On the Config Files page, select Server Settings.

    Level Type - Server Settings

  4. Locate the option called level-type and enter the level type you want: DEFAULT, FLAT, LARGEBIOMES, or AMPLIFIEDIf the level-type option is missing see below for details on how to add this option manually.

    Level Type - enter level type

  5. After you have set your preferred level type, save the settings by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking on the blue Save button.
  6. Start your Minecraft server to allow for your world to generate with the level type you've selected. If you have an existing world, you will need to reset or delete your world before starting your server.

That's it! You have successfully changed your server's level type.

Missing Level Type?

If the level-type option is missing from your Server Settings you can add it manually by following the steps below:

  1. Stop your server. This is an important step that must be completed before making any changes to your server.
  2. On your Multicraft Panel (, navigate to Files >  FTP File Access and log into the built-in file manager. 
  3. Locate the file and click on the "Edit" option on its right.
  4. Scroll to the bottom and add level-type=
  5. Click on the Save button to save the changes.

Now that you have added the level-type option you can follow this article from the start to change your level type.

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Mitchell Smith

Managing Director @ Shockbyte

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