How to see coordinates in Minecraft to know where I am?

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For some players it is important to see the coordinates to know exactly where you are, which can sometimes be very useful.

There are many reasons why you may want to pinpoint your location , more so if you couldn't find a bed to sleep in and if you died, you would randomly spawn in a nearby area and want your stuff back.

How to see coordinates in Minecraft to know where I am



      Activate coordinates in the game

      There are several ways to view coordinates in Minecraft, but for PC versions, the game has a command to enable this feature.

      This shortcut allows you to see different aspects that work in the background, such as the fps and other measurements of the program, which also shows the coordinates of your position.

      Hence, such information screen is known as " mode debugging " and you can view it by pressing the key "F3" o "Fn + F3 " if you have a laptop. None of these shortcuts may have any effect, if so you need to press the key combination " Alt+Fn+F3 " instead of the shortcut above.

      This way you can see what it looks like on both top sides of the screen, an ever-changing series of numbers and letters (as opposed to coordinates, if you don't move).

      You'll notice that, on the top left, just below the called section “MultiplayerChunckCache” there will be a space, and then there will be the letters “XYZ”.

      These letters refer to coordinates you're used to, that you probably already know, and each one represents a different dimension.



      While they tend to be less clearly presented, you can still use them as a guide to locating yourself on the map, or to identify a previous point you've been to and will definitely want to return to.

      I want to see the coordinates in Minecraft from the console version

      However, this debug mode is not available in all versions, so if they have it installed on a PS, for example, you have to use a map to find the coordinates of your location.

      First the card

      So, to see the coordinates in Minecraft from the map , you must first create it and, like everything in this game, you must collect the materials necessary to achieve it. In case you don't know, the crafting of this particular tool is quite complicated and not because of the task itself, but because of the ingredients you have to use to make it.

      You also have the option to download and install them in the game, you can do it in any version of Minecraft.

      The first and easiest thing to get hold of is paper, which you don't get naturally, so you have to get it from the workbench or in your inventory once you have a sugar cane, which are very common around the map.

      Although if you can't find one, you can search for biomes that have rivers or lakes , these usually grow on the banks and you don't need tools to harvest them.



      Compass and more complicated materials

      Now, the second item you need is the compass, and this requires some tricky materials, like redstone, which you get at a certain depth in the world.

      This comes in the form of a cube , like all elements in the game, and you have to refine it to get the powder, which you will use as an ingredient for your tool.


      Once you've managed to obtain it, all you need now is some iron, from which you will make some ingots, the final material to create your compass. These are also obtained at a certain depth, and in collecting them you have to take them to a furnace and then melt them down and get the desired material.

      Create the compass, then the map

      Only the last step remains, the creation phase of the objects, the first, which is the compass, is formed by the union of four iron ingots and a redstone powder, all in the shape of a cross.


      When it's done, you need to place it on the artboard in the center square, e fill the rest with paper to create the map , which, when opened, will allow you to see the coordinates in Minecraft , right at the top, in the form of X, Y and Z.

      In the Minecraft world, you can also place and use markers to avoid getting lost.

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