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They're there, and they'll spawn in every world (provided you're not playing an older version of Minecraft), but they can be tough to discover at times.

You can take use of a few "quirks" in the creation algorithm to make discovering the nether strongholds a little simpler. Nether Fortresses advice from the Minecraft Wiki:
  • In the nether, Nether Fortresses spawn in "strips" aligned along the Z axis (north/south). (I've tried over 200 seeds so far, and the tendency is consistent across all of them, as validated by AMIDST.)
  • If there are no Nether Fortresses within 100 blocks north/south of your starting location, search diagonally or east/west. If you keep looking north/south, you can end yourself in between strips and never locate one.
  • If you uncover a Nether Fortress, though, it's advisable to search north/south from there to locate others.
A portion of night vision can greatly aid in the detection of subterranean castles.

There are various programs that estimate where structures will be produced and develop a map for you if you are not opposed to utilizing other tools or modifications. Amidst, which produces a map of your individual seed and should work in the nether as well, is the only one I know of off the top of my head (although there are plenty). This will allow you to discover the constructions without having to first explore the region and make those pieces.

Is the Nether World nearly infinite, like the Overworld, or does it have a finite size?

The Nether has the same boundless potential as the overworld! (This implies that there is a theoretical limit of several million blocks beyond which it begins overwriting existing chunks; however, there is no way to reach that limit "accidentally," since you would have to walk in a straight path for several real-life days without stopping.) Read more information here at

Is there only one or numerous fortresses in Netherworld?

There are a lot! While there is a hard limit of three Strongholds each globe, there is no limit to the number of Nether Strongholds; you can keep journeying and new fortresses will appear along the way.

Go to settings, then Video Settings if you're looking for a nether fortress. Simply turn the brightness all the way up, and the render chunks a little. Because of the "Deepness" of the Nether, it can cause a lot of latency for even the fastest systems. It goes a long distance, and it's a lot to render for computers. My machine runs at about twenty, however I'd only recommend about 15 for lesser systems. Potions aren't used since a brewing stand requires flame rods, which are only found in Nether Fortresses.

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