How to Make a Compass in Minecraft? 3 Easy Steps

How to Make a Compass in Minecraft? 3 Easy Steps

Minecraft is an open virtual gaming world that enchants players with various opportunities to create and enchant games. However, it is easy to get lost amid the charm. You can avoid this by making a compass that points you to the world spawn point. That being said, how do you make a compass in Minecraft?

First, craft a table that follows the 3×3 crafting grid. Then, place redstone dust amid the four iron ingots on the table, ensuring the ingots cover all corners of the redstone. You can move the compass to your inventory once you are done.

With your compass, you can explore as much as you want without getting lost. You can use the compass to make a path from your bed to the world spawn, by marking your path as you go. However, a compass will always point to the world spawn, irrespective of the location of your beds.

You can even use your compass to craft a map, which provides a virtual representation of your environment. Today, I will explore how you can make a compass using different versions such as Xbox Editions, Java Edition, Pocket Edition, Windows 10, PS Editions, etc.

How to craft a compass in Java Edition (PC/Mac)

How to Make a Compass in Minecraft? 3 Easy Steps

Crafting a compass in Java Edition on your PC or Mac is relatively easy. What you need are four iron ingots and redstone dust, which you will place on a crafting table. Ensure your crafting table follows the 3×3 crafting grid. It might be slow, but it works.

After, load a new creative world on your crafting table. Ensure you place one iron ingot in the middle box in the first row and two iron ingots each in the first box and third box of the second row respectively, and one red stone dust in the second box. To make your compass complete, don’t forget to place one iron ingot in the middle box of the third row. 

Once this pattern is complete in the crafting area, you will find your compass in the box on the right side. After, you need to move your compass to your inventory.

How to craft a compass in Windows 10

The first thing you have to do is make a crafting table from any type of wood. There are six main types of wood in Minecraft: spruce, dark oak, acacia, jungle, oak, and birch. These woods produce differently colored wooden planks. 

For instance, if you want to make a birch table, place four birch logs in the 3×3 crafting grid. Then, make your redstone dust. Simply hit the redstone ore with something substantial, like a metal pickaxe. 

Make your four iron ingots by smelting iron ores in a furnace. Take note that you have to build your furnace yourself. At this moment, your crafting table should be on the ground.

You should open the 3×3 grid on your crafting table and place the redstone dust in the middle. Fill the adjacent boxes surrounding the redstone dust with your four iron ingots. Don’t forget to add your compass to your inventory once you’ve got it. 

How to craft a compass in Pocket Edition (PE)

The Minecraft Pocket Edition(PE) provides you unlimited resources that allow you to explore and build different things, from the simplest to the grandest. You will be using raw resources to craft a compass.

Open your inventory and get all the materials you need from there. The first thing you need to do is make a crafting table so that you’ll be able to craft bigger objects. Use the wood materials in the inventory to make a crafting table.

After this, get the materials you need to make the iron ingots and redstone dust. Melt the iron ore in a furnace to get your iron ingots and use an iron pickaxe to strike the redstone ore to get the dust. Place your iron ingots and redstone dust in the boxes on the crafting table to get your compass.

Working in Minecraft Pocket Edition can be stressful, but if you are creative enough, you can make wonders.

How to craft a compass in Nintendo

How to Make a Compass in Minecraft? 3 Easy Steps

Crafting a compass in Nintendo is quite simple. Just like Minecraft Pocket Edition, you have to get the raw materials and craft them into what you need.

It is not difficult to find the materials. You can find redstone block under the surface; it is usually indicated by red spots. Use your iron pickaxe to mine the block till you get some dust, and a log to melt the iron ore to get your ingots.

Ensure you follow the recommended layout when placing your ingots and redstone dust, or else, you will not be able to craft a compass. I will recommend that you use the 9×9 squares.

How to craft a compass in Education Edition

The Minecraft Education Edition is primarily for children and learners. As such, not all lower-end devices work in the Education Edition.

As with other editions, you have to source the materials you need. Use the iron ore and redstone block to make your iron ingots and redstone dust respectively.

Place the items you have gotten in the 3×3 grid of your crafting table. Voila, your compass is ready.

What a compass does in Minecraft

A compass helps you to find your way to the world spawn if you ever get lost while wandering. Most times, Minecraft players get lost in the charm of the virtual world and find it difficult to find their ways back.

How to use a compass in Minecraft

It is not difficult to use a compass in Minecraft. All you have to do is simply add your compass to the inventory after crafting it. Turn the compass arrow point to the location of the world spawn, so that it will start walking in that direction.

Crafting a compass is not the only way to make a compass in Minecraft. You can find a compass in shipwrecks or villages. However, your best bet is to craft a compass yourself.

  • Hrvoje Milakovic is co-owner of Fiction Horizon and a big cinephile. Apart from that, he likes to read comics, play games and collect action figures. He has been featured on LifeWire, Yahoo and IMDb, to name a few.