How To Make A Map In Minecraft

Maps are crucial if you have long-term plans to play in any Minecraft world. As the name suggests, maps allow you to chart specific areas in the world so that you always know how to get to certain locations. Luckily, making them is fairly straightforward, but they won’t operate as intended if you make them wrong. Don’t worry; this guide details everything you need about crafting and using a map.

How to craft a map

To craft a map, you need the following items first: one compass and eight papers. As soon as you get your hands on those items, go to a Crafting Table, and you should see an option that’ll allow you to make one. But if it doesn’t appear, you’ll want to place all the items, as shown in the picture below.

Here’s how you make a map in Minecraft

It’s also worth mentioning there’s another way of crafting a map. To do this, all you’ll need is nine papers. Once you have all nine, place them on a craft table and make the map as usual. What’s unique about this map is that it won’t have a player tracker. This type of map is known as an Empty Map. Instead, it’ll just be a map of the general area, as shown in the picture below.

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