If you have found a special place in the Minecraft game where you want to come back later on, how would you come back to that exact place? Well, you’ll have to teleport back to this place by utilizing its coordinates. But, do you know how to find coordinates in Minecraft? Well, if you don’t, we’ve got your back.
As the Minecraft game is all about exploring and visiting and revisiting places, knowing your current coordinate and the coordinate of the place you’re currently on is empirical.
That’s why for those people who are new to the Minecraft game, the process of finding coordinates in Minecraft is extremely important.
No matter whether you are an old player or a new one, we’re here to help you find your coordinates in the Minecraft game. Below, we have broken down this topic in a step-by-step manner. Go, take a look.
What Are Coordinates In The Minecraft Game?
Coordinates are the XYZ value in the Minecraft map system, which are the numerical indications of a certain location (or, your current location). And, like the mapping systems from any other game, Minecraft also uses an XYZ axis to indicate the exact location of certain places.
Coordinates are expressed in 3 consecutive numerical values, which can be either positive or negative. And, the numerical values of the axes are always written in chronological order: X, Y, Z.
That means the first number (of the 3) in the coordinate will always indicate the X coordinate. It indicates whether your location is West or East.
And, the second number will denote the Y coordinate. It indicates whether your location is North or South. Lastly, the last number will denote the Z coordinate. It indicates your vertical distance from the sea level (whether you’re above the sea level or below).
Now, coordinates in Minecraft are used in all the versions of the Minecraft games (Java, Bedrock, Xbox, PS3, PS4, other consoles, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10 edition, education edition, etc).
That’s exactly the reason why you need to know your coordinates no matter which version of Minecraft you are playing on.
Furthermore, if you don’t have any clue about your own coordinates in the game, there’s a high chance that you’ll get lost and make no progress in the game.
How To Find Coordinates In Minecraft? (2-Steps)
If you want to find your current coordinates in the Minecraft game, the best way to do this is to apply a special command in the chat window. For your convenience, we have shown you how you can do this in the easy steps below:
- Remember, in order for this command to work, you’ll have to have CHEATS turned ON in your world in the Minecraft game.
Now, what we will be doing here is that we will be giving a command in the chat window to teleport your character to its current location.
And, as your character in the Minecraft world gets teleported to its current condition, the game will show the current coordinate of your character.
Step 1 (Opening The Chat Box)
In order to give the command for teleportation, you’ll have to open the chat window. And, to open the chat window in your Minecraft game, you will have to follow the methods below:
- If you use the Java edition on a PC / MacBook, you can just press the “T” button on the keyboard to open the chat window.
- Also, if you are using the Pocket Edition of the Minecraft game, you can tap on the “CHAT” button that is located on the top portion of the screen.
- In case you are an Xbox player, you can open the CHAT window in your Xbox by pressing the “D-pad Right” button on your Xbox controller.
- Or, if you’re using a PS4, you can use the same “D-pad Right” button on your PS4 controller in order to open the chat box in your Minecraft game.
- Furthermore, for those of you who are Nintendo Switch players, you can press the “RIGHT ARROW” button on the controller.
- Lastly, in case you are playing on the Windows Edition or the Education Edition, you may open the chat window by pressing the “T” button on the keyboard.
Step 2 (Giving The Command)
Now that you have opened the chat window, you can type the following command in your chat window and then hit “ENTER” to get yourself teleported to your current location.
- The Command:
“ /tp ~ ~ ~ ”
Remember, once you hit ENTER after inputting this command, your current coordinates will be shown in the left corner of your screen (in the lower portion).
For example, the coordinate might look something like this: “177.300308993039930, 76.0, 310.0089877897”.
Here, you need to understand that the first number in this sequence is the X coordinate of your location and the second number is the Y coordinate of your location. Lastly, the last number is the Z coordinate of your location.
Now, you might ask, “should I note the number after the decimal point as well?”. Well, our recommendation is that you avoid or neglect the numbers that come after the decimal point.
It’s because these numbers do not massively affect the preciousness of your current location.
How To Find Death Coordinates Minecraft?
In case you die in the Minecraft game, you might have the urge to return to the previous location right away. But, how can you do that if you don’t know the current coordinates where you just died, right?
That’s exactly why we’re going to tell you how to find the coordinates where your character just died.
Remember, there’s more than one way to pinpoint the location where you just died. And, If you want to be certain that you will be able to return to the location of your death, you’ll have to be clever enough to use all these methods.
So, let’s take a look at the methods of how you can easily find death coordinates in the Minecraft game:
Method 1: (Keeping The Debug Menu Opened)
In case you’re playing in the Java Edition of the Minecraft game, you are able to open a full-screen debug menu by pressing the F3 button on the keyboard.
So, if you are clever enough to play Minecraft while keeping the F3 debug menu open, your coordinates will be shown to your screen even after you have died.
Then, you can just note down the coordinates and teleport back to that location again at a moment’s notice.
Or, if you are playing the Bedrock edition of the Minecraft game, you can just turn ON the SHOW COORDINATES option from the game options. This way, when you die, you will have enough time to look at the current coordinates of your character (which has just died).
Furthermore, for those of you who are playing the non-vanilla version of the Minecraft game, you can install a utility tool known as Rei’s Minimap. This utility tool has a lot of useful features including the option to automatically show the current location of the character when it has died.
Method 2: (Recognizing The Surroundings)
This method of locating where you have died is less accurate, but it helps a lot. In order to recognize the surrounding of the location where you just died, you would have to follow the below tricks:
- When you are leaving your house, make sure to mark your way with simple objects such as torches or any other unique objects such as Dyed Wools.
- Always make a mental map of your current surroundings and take note of important structures such as temples, villages, or any other large physical monuments. This way, you may be able to pinpoint the location of your death.
Method 3: (Utilizing The F3 Window Even If It’s Not Turned ON)
Although keeping the F3 debugging window will show you the current death location, not everyone will remember to do this at the time of their death. That’s why you can use the following method to easily find your current coordinates even after you are dead:
- Once you have died, do not respawn. Instead, quit and go to the Main Menu
- Now, you have to open up another world and tap on the F3 button to open the large debugging window there.
- Then, you’ll have to quit the new world that you just created as well. After that, you can go back to the primary world where you just died.
- And, once you get back to your primary world, you’ll see that the location of the place where you just died is still showing in the F3 debug window (the Debug window is still open).
Related: How to Find Enderman in Minecraft (The Quick Way).
How To Find Coordinates In Minecraft PE (Pocket Edition)?
If you want to know your current coordinates in the Minecraft Pocket Edition, you’ll have to enable the CHEAT option in the survival world.
Or, in case you are enjoying your game in the creative world, you can skip the option of enabling the cheat (because CHEAT is enabled by default in the creative world).
So, let’s follow the steps below to enable the cheat (and find the current location/coordinate of your character in the Minecraft game):
Go ahead and open up the Worlds Menu. Then, you can touch on the PENCIL icon next to where the name of your current world is shown.
Now, tap on the ACTIVATE CHEATS switch in order to enable CHEAT in your Minecraft Pocket Edition game.
Remember, once you tap on the ACTIVATE CHEATS, IT should turn the switch into a blue/green colored switch.
Also, after enabling the CHEATS, the game will notify you with a pop-up box that achievements for this world have been permanently disabled.
And, you’ll have to be okay with this and tap CONTINUE.
Tap on the CHAT icon in the upper part of your screen and type the following command:
“ /tp ~ ~ ~ ”
After that, you have to hit the ENTER button on your keyboard. Then, you’ll be shown a similar message as this: “you have been teleported to 90.56, 65.00, – 10.16″.
And from this note/message, you will have to interpret your current coordinate.
For instance: the first number 90.56 is the X coordinate in this example, and the second number 65.00 is the Y coordinate in this example.
And, the last number -10.16 is the Z coordinate in this example.
How To Find Coordinates In Minecraft PS4?
Finding coordinates in Minecraft PS4 (or any other console such as Xbox, other PlayStations, Wii U) is relatively easier than on other platforms. It’s because, in consoles, you can easily find your coordinates right on the map.
In order to find your current coordinates in Minecraft PS4, you can follow the steps we have mentioned below:
step 1 (Opening The Map)
The first step is relatively simple and easy; you just have to open up the map from your inventory.
Remember, a map is always provided to a player in all kinds of worlds in the Minecraft game.
step 2 (Interpreting The Coordinates)
When you open the map, you’ll see that 3 numbers are noted on the map with two commas in between them.
And, at this point, you have to understand that this is the coordination of your current location.
For instance, the map may show the coordinates in the following way: ” X:127, Y:78, Z:320 “.
Now, as you can see from the example, the X, Y, and Z coordinates have been noted clearly on the map.
So, now, you shouldn’t have any problem finding your coordinates in the Minecraft PS4.
How To Find Coordinates In Minecraft Mac?
If you want to know the current location or coordinates of your character in the Minecraft Mac version, you’ll have to have Full Screen Debug enabled. In order to do that, you can follow the steps below:
step 1 (Disabling The Reduced Debug Info)
When you are playing Minecraft on your Mac PC, you have to open the OPTIONS menu and then navigate to CHAT SETTINGS. There, you’ll have to disable the REDUCED DEBUG INFO option.
Once you have disabled the REDUCED DEBUG INFO option, you’ll see that it’s been turned OFF.
Now that you have turned OFF the REDUCED DEBUG INFO option, you are able to see the debug screen in full view. As a result, you’ll be able to see your current locations on the debug screen.
Step 2 (Initiating The Full-Screen Debug Window)
At this point, in order to see the current coordinates of your character in the Minecraft game, you’ll have to press the Alt, Fn, and F3 buttons all at once.
As a result, you’ll see that a menu has opened with a bunch of texts in it. And, in that menu, you’ll find a line of text which will something look like this:
” XYZ: …… /……./…….. ”
This is the coordinate of your character in the Minecraft game.
How To Find Coordinates In Minecraft Windows 10?
As we have already mentioned above, finding coordinates in the PC (Java Version) is actually very easy. In order to do that, you’ll have to have CHEATS turned ON in your Minecraft game.
Now, if you don’t know how to turn on the cheats, here’s how to do that:
- While opening a new world in the Minecraft for Windows 10 edition, you’ll have to turn ON the CHEAT button.
After that, the cheat button will turn blue.
Now that you have your cheats ON, you can easily open up the chat box window by tapping on the “T” button on the keyboard. After that, you should put the below command in the chatbox and hit ENTER to know your current location:
” /tp ~ ~ ~ ”
Remember, the above command will actually teleport your character to its current location. As a result, a note will be shown to you indicating that you have been teleported to your current location.
And, in the note, you should be able to see the XYZ coordinate of your current location as well.
How To Find Coordinates In Minecraft Xbox One?
Finding the coordinates of your character in the Minecraft Xbox is the same as finding coordinates in Minecraft PS4 (which we have mentioned above).
More specifically, if you want to know the coordinates of your character in the Minecraft Xbox version, you’ll just have to open up the map that you have been given.
On the map, you should be able to see the current coordinate of your character right away.
Remember, finding coordinates in consoles is the easiest among all other Minecraft versions. That’s why it’s easier to play Minecraft on consoles such as PS3, PS4, Xbox, etc.
How To Find Coordinates In Minecraft Bedrock?
In the bedrock edition of the Minecraft game, you don’t have to go through much trouble if you want to see your current coordinates. Rather, all you have to do is open up the WORLD OPTIONS menu and turn ON the SHOW COORDINATES option.
Once you turn ON the SHOW COORDINATES option, you’ll be able to see the coordinates of your current location as you play the game.
More specifically, the coordinates will always be shown on the upper left corner of your screen as you explore the world of Minecraft bedrock.
As you can see in the above discussion, finding coordinates in the Minecraft game is not a tedious job at all. Rather, it’s a necessary skill that one should learn if he/she wants to enjoy a successful game in the Minecraft world.
So, go ahead and utilize the methods we have mentioned to find out your current coordinates right now.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I use my current coordinates in Minecraft?
If you know your current coordinates, you can note the coordinate down so you can come back to this place later on. This way, it becomes easier for you to pinpoint any particular location that you might want to revisit again and again.
Also, if you know your current location, you can easily respawn or teleport back to that location after you just died. That way, your game will not be interrupted even if you die while playing Minecraft.
Can I know the coordinates of other players in Minecraft?
No, there’s no option for you to see the coordinates of other players in Minecraft. However, if you are nearby any other player in Minecraft, you can note down your own coordinate and find that player again by teleporting back to your coordinate.
But, remember, if the other player moves away from that current location, there’s no chance that you’ll find that player even by coming back to the previous coordinates.
Can I play Minecraft without examining My coordinates?
Yes, you can definitely play Minecraft without examining your own coordinates. However, that way, you won’t have any track of the location that you just explored.
Or, if you don’t know the coordinates, you won’t be able to find a particular place that you visited in the past.
That means, if you want to note down a particular place, or if you want to go to a particular place, you must know the coordinates of the place. Otherwise, it would be too difficult for you to find that place in the Minecraft game.
What do the coordinates mean in the Minecraft game?
In the Minecraft game, the coordinates are written in numerical values in the form of triplets. For example, the coordinate of a place might be noted as ” 129 / 84 / -54 “.
Now, the first number in this sequence is known as the X coordinate. It denotes if you are West or East on the Minecraft map. Also, the middle number denotes the Y coordinate in the Minecraft game. It shows if you are North or South on the Minecraft map.
Furthermore, the last number shows the vertical location of your character in Minecraft (relative to the sea level).
Lastly, all these three numbers can be positive or negative as well. Positive means East in the X coordinate, North in the Y coordinate, and vertically upward in the Z coordinate.
And, a negative number means West in the X coordinate, South in the Y coordinate, and vertically downwards then sea level in the Z coordinate.
Can I see my coordinates from my map in the Java version?
No, you won’t be able to see your coordinates from the map in the Java version of Minecraft. If you want to see coordinates in the Java version, you’ll have to enable the full screen to debug menu by pressing the F3 button on your PC (or, Alt+Fn+F3 button on your Mac).