How to Find Your Coordinates in Minecraft


Minecraft tracks your location in the world using a coordinate system. These coordinates are hidden in the debug screen in the computer versions of Minecraft. If you're playing on a console, you'll find the coordinates when you open your Map. If you're playing Minecraft PE, you'll need to use a third-party app to find your coordinates, as Minecraft PE does not have the Map item and there is no debug screen.

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PC/Mac

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By default in newer versions, the debug information has been reduced. you can enable the full debug screen from the Options menu. Open the Options menu and select "Chat Settings." Disable "Reduced Debug Info."[1]

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This will display a readout of debug information for Minecraft. The key is typically F3, but this may vary depending on your computer:[2] For desktop PCs, pressing F3 will open the debug screen. For many laptops and Mac computers, you'll need to press Fn+F3. On newer Mac computers, you'll need to press Alt+Fn+F3.

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You'll see a lot of information on the debug readout. Simple coordinates are labeled "Block," while the detailed coordinates are labeled "XYZ." You'll also see a "Facing" entry which will tell you which direction you are currently facing.

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Your location is determined based on the starting block for your Minecraft world. The "Block" entry displays the three coordinate numbers (XYZ) without labels. "X" is your location to the east or west of your starting block (longitude). "Y" is your location above or below the starting block (elevation). "Z" is your location to the north or south of your starting block (latitude).

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This will help you grasp how the coordinate system works. If the "X" value is negative, you're to the west of the starting block. If the "Z" value is negative, you're north of your starting block. While you typically start at X,Z:0,0 (unless that block is in the water), your starting location's Y value will typically be around 63, since this is the sea level.

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Console

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In the console versions of Minecraft (Xbox, PlayStation, Wii U), you can find your coordinates on your map. All players start with a map when a new world is created. Open your map in your inventory.

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Your current coordinates will appear at the top of the map while you have it open. There are three coordinates: X, Y, and Z.

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The coordinates are based on the block you first spawned on. "X" is your longitude; your location east or west of the starting block. Z is your location north or south of the starting block. This is your latitude. Y is your current elevation above bedrock. Your starting block will usually be X,Z:0,0. If 0,0 would be underwater, your starting block will be nearby. Your starting Y coordinate will vary depending on the height you spawn at. Sea level is Y:63.

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You can see the coordinates change in real time as you move through the world. If the "X" value is positive, you are east of the starting block. If the "Z" value is positive, you're south of your starting block.

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Minecraft PE

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As of MCPE Update 1.12, you don't need a third-party application to find your coordinates.

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The three coordinates are (in this order) X, Y, and Z. "X" is your longitude. If X is positive, you're to the east of your starting block. If X is negative, you're to the west. "Y" is your elevation. 63 is sea level, and 0 is bedrock. "Z" is your latitude. If Z is positive, you're south of the starting block. If Z is negative, you're north of the starting block.