How to craft and use a map in Minecraft

Minecraft’s adventures are endless, and so is its world. As such, exploring and navigating the game’s many biomes can be a bit overwhelming for some players. If you’re looking for a way to find your way, you’ve come to the right place. Here we show you how create a map step by step and how you can use them for orientation.

How to create a map in Minecraft

To make a card, you’ll need eight units of paper (you know, if you line up three candy canes horizontally). Once you’ve made a map, you’ll also need to make a compass. The required ingredients are four iron ingots and one unit of redstone. In the linked articles, we explain how to get each of these ingredients. Once you have them, go to a workbench and place them as follows.

Making a compass in MinecraftMaking a compass in Minecraft

When you’ve done that, you’ll get that compass and the paperso you can use the table again to create the map following the recipe that we show in the image below.

Recipe for crafting a map in MinecraftRecipe for crafting a map in Minecraft

How to use the map in Minecraft

Once you’ve created the map and it’s in your inventory, a button that says “Complete Blank Map” will appear at the bottom of the screen. When you press it, the map is automatically generated with what is around.

Fill in the map in MinecraftFill in the map in Minecraft

This way we have a complete map of what is around us. We will see how there, if we have them equipped, we can look down at any time while walking.

Look something up on the map in MinecraftLook something up on the map in Minecraft

How to expand the map in Minecraft

If the starting area marked on the map is too small for you, you can always expand its area. All you need is more paper and the current map. On the workbench put them in the middle and all the paper around them and you’ll get an enlarged map.

Zoom in the map in MinecraftZoom in the map in Minecraft

It is used in the same way as the previous one, only this time we have to run to the neutral colored edge to explore this area and complete the map.

Explore the world to fill in the enlarged mapExplore the world to fill in the enlarged map

This magnifying process can be done up to four times, so the level of the map increases and you also know a larger area when you look something up in it.

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