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Compasses are an item used to point to the world spawn.
Compasses can be found in chests in stronghold libraries.
The compass needle points towards the world spawn point. The compass will point to spawn when viewed in any way, including as a dropped item, in a player's hand, in an inventory or the crafting table, or in an item frame. The direction the needle points is relative to the player who is viewing it.
When you first create a map, it is blank. Hold the empty map and press use item to transform the empty map into a map item which gradually begins filling with information.
|1.3.1||12w21a||The Compass can now be purchased from villagers.|
|1.4.2||12w34a||Since mapping system is changed, a compass is used to craft an empty map.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.8.0||build 2||Added compasses.|
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- A compass can be viewed under the item statistics page, as long as one has made a compass at some point in the past.
- A compass points to the northwest corner of a block, not the middle. This is because the spawn area is centered around this point, not a block.
/setworldspawnto change the world spawn will change where the compass points to.