If you are a beginner in the Minecraft world, then no surprise it must have been difficult for you to find your way. Though the professional players never feel the need for a compass as the paths are already at their fingertips. However, for the newcomers, finding and searching for the right path becomes quite difficult. Therefore it is suggested for them to use a compass at the start.
But you’re not gonna get a compass that easily. As a matter of fact, you’re gonna have to do some hard work for it. If you want a compass, then you’ll have to make it from the scratch, there is no shortcut.
But worry not, you’re not alone in this. If you’re worried about making the compass and don’t know how to do it the right way, then keep reading this article as we have discussed the step-by-step procedure to make a compass in Minecraft like a pro. So let’s begin.
Making a Compass in Minecraft
To make the compass in Minecraft, you will first have to gather the materials you’re gonna required and then start the process.
For compass making in Minecraft, the following essential materials are required:
- A Crafting Table (if you don’t have one, then consider making it first, before anything else)
- 4 Iron ores
- A Furnace (which you will use for making iron ingots with ores)
- Redstone Dust (you can make it by mining the Redstone ore and then striking it with an iron pickaxe).
Once you have all the above-mentioned materials by your side, now you can start making the compass. Follow these steps to do so:
Step 1: First of all, you’re gonna have to make iron ingots. For this purpose, open your furnace (or build one if you don’t have it).
Step 2: Now place the 4 iron ores in the furnace and smelt them. This will have you iron ingots.
Step 3: In the next step, go to the crafting menu, open the crafting table and select the 3×3 crafting grid.
Step 4: Place the Redstone dust in the center-box grid.
Step 5: Now place the iron ingots in the remaining boxes of the grid i.e. left, right, top and bottom. This will make the compass.
How to Activate the Compass
Once the compass has been made, you’ll now have to add it to your inventory like the other items in order to activate it, otherwise, you won’t be able to use it. Once you add the compass to your inventory, it will start showing on your screen and will guide you the way.
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The Bottom Line
So, now you have successfully built a compass in Minecraft. It wasn’t that hard, was it?
Of course, for the pro players, it isn’t a big deal to build a compass, yet the newcomers are still gonna have a bit of trouble doing so, but worry not. You’ll get used to it.
However, if the compass isn’t still enough to help you guide the way and you need something else to remember and track the paths, then you can also consider another option which is a ‘map’.
Though it’s also gonna require you to make it from the scratch, the functionality of a map is worth more than that of a compass. So once you have made your compass, you can use it further to make a map.