How to find my house in Minecraft What to do if you get lost in Minecraft?

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The world of Minecraft is huge. It is impossible for one person to fully explore the biomes that exist in Minecraft. So it stands to reason for someone to get lost, especially in their early days. If this is your case, today we explain to you how to find your home in minecraft and what to do if you get lost.

How to find my house in Minecraft? What to do if you get lost in Minecraft?


      navigation principles

      Because the world of Minecraft is so vast and diverse, the only way to find your home is have a strong sense of direction . If you don't have it, here are some game basics to help you get your bearings.


      spawn point

      When you first enter a world, the game places you somewhere on the map. This point is the origin of the map and is where it spawns when you die if you don't have a bed. When you first sleep in a bed, every time you die you will spawn near it, but your spawn point is always the same: where you first spawned.

      Most players create the first shelter near the spawn point, then build a wooden house near the first shelter. So if you find your spawn point, you will be very close to home. This is especially useful if you are very far away.

      While your house feature cannot be found, your spawn point can easily be found. You just need to make a compass; as the compass needle always points to the spawn point.



      Compasses now require a rare mineral called Redstone, so if you're just starting out, it can be a little difficult to get a compass to orient yourself. In these cases, you can use your own coordinates. If you don't know what they are, read on.

      coordinates

      The coordinates they are a very important concept in the game. At all times, your character has a set of coordinates indicating where he is, in the PC and Mac version you can see this by pressing "F3". This button opens the debug menu where you will see "XYZ". We're going to talk about how to read those numbers.

      In the Windows 10 version you have to activate an option in the world menu to see the coordinates. On consoles or other platforms it is best to look for a tutorial.

      In the previous section we talked about the spawn point. This concept is important to the concept of coordinates, since the coordinates 0,0, or the origin of the coordinates, will be at or near the spawn point.

      The X coordinate indicate your distance east from the origin, the Z coordinate indicates your distance to the south from the origin. Numbers are measured in blocks. For example, if I'm at the 0,0 point and I move 10 blocks south and 20 blocks east, my coordinates would be X:20Z:10.

      The coordinate and indicates your altitude, but it is not important when navigating. The X and Z coordinates they can have negative values when you are north or west of the origin.


      If you know your coordinates, you automatically know how far you are from the origin and also in which direction. Plus, it's useful write down the exact coordinates of your home or shelter so you can easily return to them.



      natural guides

      The sun and moon rise in the east and set in the west; and the clouds always float in the west. You can use that data to know which direction you're heading.

      The bread crumbles

      You may want to build your home away from your spawn point. To avoid getting lost, it comes in handy create a trail of some unnatural object to mark the way home.

      objects in the distance

      To avoid getting lost, we recommend placing large markers such as huge earthen towers covered with torches or bonfires covering a perimeter, as the smoke floats and can be seen from afar.


      There are many other concepts useful for navigation that we can't cover, such as maps, so we encourage you to venture out. And don't worry if you can't find your home, if you're in the early days, it might be best to make another one. Don't let anything stop you!

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