X, Y and Z coordinate on a Minecraft map.

Coordinates numerically represent your location in a Minecraft world The Overworld, as seen in an extreme hills and a forest biome The Overworld is the dimension in which all players begin their Minecraft journey. Contents 1 Creation 1.1 Seeds 2 Environment 2.1 Biomes 2.2 minecraft . They are based on a grid where three lines or axes intersect at the origin point. Players initially spawn within a couple hundred blocks of the origin point.

thereby forming a right-handed coordinate system (thumb≡x, index≡y, middle≡z), making it easy to remember which axis is which.

Displaying coordinates

Screenshot showing the debug information, with coordinates XYZ and Facing.

Pressing F3 (or Fn+F3 on Macs and some laptops) brings up a debug screen with various data⃢₀ₔincluding your current coordinates, at the top left of the screen. On new Macs, be that as it may, the Fn+F3 keystroke does not display coordinates. Use Alt+Fn+F3 instead.

Coordinates first appeared on the debug screen in Alpha 1.2.3.

On Console Edition Console Edition Author(s) Mojang AB 4J Studios Platform(s) Written in C++ Latest version Xbox 360 - TU53 Xbox One - CU43 PS3 - 1.51 PS4 - 1.50 PSVita - 1.51 Wii U - Patch 23 minecraft the coordinates can be found on any map item.


Interpreting coordinates

The origin point marks the zero point for the x and z coordinates. Hence, it may be thought of as the 0,0 coordinate:

  • x-axis = 0
  • z-axis = 0

As you travel south, the z-axis number increases; travel north and it decreases. Similarly, the x-axis number increases as you travel east and decreases as you travel west.

One coordinate number equals one block. And, in terms of real-world measurement Measuring distances in Minecraft can be quite tedious, but with a few simple guidelines you will never make a mistake again! See this page for more conversion details: Tutorials/Units of measure Contents 1 Metric Units , one block equals 1 cubic meter.

As your elevation rises, the y-axis number increases, and as your elevation lowers, that number decreases.

The y coordinate works a bit differently than the x and z coordinates in terms of spawning. Typically, you do not spawn at y-coordinate 0. Instead, y=63 is the overworld The Overworld, as seen in an extreme hills and a forest biome The Overworld is the dimension in which all players begin their Minecraft journey. Contents 1 Creation 1.1 Seeds 2 Environment 2.1 Biomes 2.2 minecraft water sea level, y 31 is the Nether Nether may refer to: The Nether, a hell-like dimension, filled with fire, lava, and dangerous mobs. Advancements#Nether, an advancement by entering the Nether dimension. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If lava sea, and y 11 is the overworld lava flood sea. To clarify: When the display shows your Y=63, then your feet are at Y=63, your legs are approximately 63.5 and your eyes are at 64.62, and you are out of the water; when the display shows your Y=62, then your head is in the Y=63+ block, your feet are in the Y=62 block, your feet may be wet and your head is dry. The top of the water is Y=63 (actually, slightly higher than Y=62.9). For Lava, the top of the overworld lava is 11, and if your Y is 10 then your feet may be burning.

With these numbers in mind, we can see that the player`s debug screen above locates him or her at (ignoring the numbers after the decimal point for simplicity):

  • x: 0 = 0 east/west
  • y: 5 = 5 above the bottom of the game environment
  • z: 0 = 0 south/north

Facing: south

Coordinate usage

Coordinates may be put to a variety of uses.

Once players establish bases, they should note their coordinates before going exploring. If they get lost or respawn See the natural spawning of players and mobs. For mob spawners, see Monster Spawner. For the player, see The Player. This article needs updating. Description: Rabbits now spawn in deserts with new minecraft they can find their way back to their bases by walking to those coordinates. Also you can (on creative) get Command Blocks Command Block Type Block Entity Physics No Transparency No Luminance No Blast resistance 18,000,000 Hardness -1 Tool None Renewable No Stackable Yes (64) Flammable No First appearances See history Drops None Block entity id command_block minecraft and put the coordinates in it. It will then take you to the place that match the coordinates you put in the command block.

Coordinates are often used when sharing level seeds See the level generation seed. For other uses, see Seeds (disambiguation). Minecraft seeds are values made up of character(s) (including negative or positive integers) that are used as the basis for generating to give directions on where to go to find things.