How To Make an Empty Map in Minecraft

Britt Britt (157)
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Maps are as valuable as their uses. Whether you want to display your build area or use it as direction, maps are easy to craft, no matter how skilled of a player you are. They’re especially helpful early on in a Minecraft world before you’re able to get a beacon or elytra. This is our guide to creating an empty map in Minecraft!

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sugarcane minecraft

Just as in real life, maps require paper. You can craft paper from three sugar cane pieces.

sugar cane paper

You’ll need nine pieces of sugar cane to make enough paper for a map.

compass minecraft

A compass requires four iron ingots and one redstone dust to craft. Both can be found while mining, but keep in mind you must use an iron pickaxe to mine redstone.

craft compass

Once you’ve gathered the supplies, move on to the next step.

used map minecraft

Follow the below recipe to craft an empty map from a crafting table.

craft map

When you’re ready to fill in the map, go to the area you want and right click with the map in your hand!

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Michael Michael (175)

We understand the world and our position in it through maps. But what happens when maps go terribly wrong...we're talking hilariously wrong?