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 Note that the seeds given in this video are NO LONGER valid due to changes in map generation in previous patches.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. (Note: Map Seed for campaign, not sandbox, 1800 is very good for the campaign)


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 660231495

Pirates and neutral traders:

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

Map seed: 660231495
World size: large
Island size: mainly large
Island difficulty: normal
Fertilities: plenty
Mineral deposits: plenty
Map type: Corners

Description

https://imgur.com/a/cFmjnbY screenshot of setting

https://imgur.com/a/ubwXV3k Region maps screenshot old world, cape, new world

Thank to olaf-11 post https://forums.ubisoft.com/showthread.php/2182804-Post-your-best-map-seeds/page2


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]



Map Seed 1800

Pirates and neutral traders:

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

Map seed: 1800
World size: large
Island size: mainly large
Island difficulty: normal
Fertilities: plenty
Mineral deposits: plenty
Map type: Campaign

Description

This map seed 1800 is best for campaign, not for sandbox because it's was bad for sandbox, but however after many time trying to see good map seed for campaign, I found 1800 is best one for campaign mode for those who want full and everything of storyline, bonus Ditchwater along count of Justice gave 100 (was 150 but got nerfed) attractiveness and Bright sands' Church (special church, not normal buildable church) that gave 400 (was 450 but got nerfed) attractiveness, and resource are very balanced in map seed 1800. I would like to do different but unfortunately, I don't see any good map see for campaign, 1400, 1404, so go on, is very bad map seed for campaign. So far I only find map seed "1800" are worthy, only one, if anyone find good map seed, very balance resource close together island away from a.i, please let upgrade wiki if you discover good or best one, it's very hard to do this searching for campaign, try to get story done in few quest till able to see world map with resource after clear last wood ruin town in Ditchwater. Thank you. Noticed This map do had Anno Union Island, if had Dr. Hugo Mercier in game, I think, it's always seem work.



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