Maps in Anno 1800 are randomly generated based on difficulty settings and a special map number called the map's seed. All islands are hand-made, the world generator chooses particular number of islands, decides whether rivers appear and which fertilities and resources are present on islands and then arranges them into the map world based on the map type.

Map Types

There are 6 map types in the game:

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Map Types explained in further detail. Note that the seeds given in this video are NO LONGER valid due to changes in map generation in previous patches.

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Anno1800 - Quick Tip&Trick 7 - Map Types and Best Map Seeds!

Which settings matter?

These settings have an impact on the map the game generates:

  • Presence of pirates and neutral traders
  • Map seed
  • World size - large/medium/small
  • Island size - mainly large/mainly medium/mainly small
  • Island difficulty - normal/hard
  • Fertilities - plenty/medium/sparse
  • Mineral deposits - plenty/medium/sparse
  • Map type - archipelago/atoll/island arc/corners/snowflake

Best maps (Current as of Patch 8.1)

Below you can find best map seeds recommended by other players. Please add your own favourite seeds if they are not here yet. You can use the seed template or do it manually on your own.


Map Seed 220781

Pirates and neutral traders:

  • Anne Harlow
  • Jean La Fortune
  • Isabel Sarmento
  • Eli Bleakworth
  • Madame Kahina

Map seed: 220781
World size: large
Island size: mainly large
Island difficulty: normal
Fertilities: plenty
Mineral deposits: plenty
Map type: archipelago

Description

Picture and description to be updated



Map Seed 9333

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Pirates and neutral traders:

  • Anne Harlow
  • Jean La Fortune
  • Isabel Sarmento
  • Eli Bleakworth
  • Madame Kahina

Map seed: 9333
World size: large
Island size: mainly large
Island difficulty: normal
Fertilities: plenty
Mineral deposits: plenty
Map type: archipelago

Description

Player starts on the east side of the map with grain, potatoes, hops, and fur on the starter island. All traders are close by and pirates are across the map.



Map Seed 5226

Pirates and neutral traders:

  • Anne Harlow
  • Jean La Fortune
  • Isabel Sarmento
  • Eli Bleakworth
  • Madame Kahina

Map seed: 5226
World size: large
Island size: mainly large
Island difficulty: normal
Fertilities: plenty
Mineral deposits: plenty
Map type: atoll

Description

Picture and description to be updated



Map Seed 6614

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Pirates and neutral traders:

  • Anne Harlow
  • Jean La Fortune
  • Isabel Sarmento
  • Eli Bleakworth
  • Madame Kahina

Map seed: 6614
World size: large
Island size: mainly large
Island difficulty: normal
Fertilities: plenty
Mineral deposits: plenty
Map type: atoll

Description

Player starts on east side of the map. Starter island has potatoes, grain, red peppers, and nitre. All neutral traders are close by with pirates in the center.


Map Seed 975

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Pirates and neutral traders:


  • Isabel Sarmento
  • Eli Bleakworth
  • Madame Kahina

Map seed: 975
World size: large
Island size: mainly large
Island difficulty: normal
Fertilities: plenty
Mineral deposits: plenty
Map type: corners

Description

The old well-known 975, still good after the last update. Very few rivers in Old World islands. Good position of large New World islands (close to the North-East side) and good position of Isabel island as well. Suitable for huge population empire.

Tribute to PainsRoyale8061 for researching this among 10k seeds [1]

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