Best ways to find nether fortress in Minecraft



Increasing the render distance can help players find the Nether Fortress quicker. At low render distances, players cannot see structures generating in the distance. By setting their render distance to 32, players can see the fortress that is 32 chunks away. Sometimes, the fortress is close to spawning, but players cannot see it because of the lower render distance.

Increase  render distance



Nether Fortresses do not have a spawn limit and can spawn in any biome. Players can try exploring 100-200 blocks in each direction. Usually, the fortress is close to spawning but could be hidden behind netherrack blocks. Do not look for a Nether Fortress near bastion remnants because they do not spawn there.

Explore nearby areas



Nether Fortress bridges can be found poking out over lava ocean. Bridging straight over the lava ocean helps players discover Nether Fortresses. When creating a nether bridge, use cobblestone or a block with higher blast resistance to stay safe from ghasts. Never use netherrack blocks for bridging in nether.

Travel across  lava pools



This method is for players who have already found a Nether Fortress and are looking for more. Players can go seeking a fortress in the direction of its bridge. Nether Fortresses tend to generate in that direction. Keep the render distance high to find it quicker. Press F3 at the end of the bridge while facing the front to check its direction.

Go along the  direction of fortress



Nether Fortresses have a higher chance of generating in the positive quadrant of the Minecraft world. It means players have a better chance of finding nether fortresses by going towards either the positive X-axis (North) or positive Z-axis (East).

Head towards postive x