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The World Map

The Map is used to help navigate the islands of Maxwell's World. Nearly all resources such as Plants, Boulders and Beehives show up as icons on the Map. Different terrain types (often called Biomes) are clearly outlined, along with water. The Map shows Roads and Trails, as well as world objects such as the Wooden Thing or Maxwell's Door and built/crafted objects such as Backpacks and Farms. The map can be zoomed in for better detail, or out to see the entire world. The map is brought to view by pressing TAB. Pressing TAB again closes the map. On PS4, the map can be opened by clicking the touch pad. On Wii U, the map can be dragged on the gamepad.

Exploration[edit | edit source]

When a world is first generated, the Map will be black except for the area immediately surrounding the character. As the world is explored, the map will be filled in. Generally, everything that can be seen on the screen will be added to the map as it comes into view, except for the corners which are slightly out of range. To be sure something is added, try to get at least half a screen away from it.

Map Icon.png Map Legend[edit | edit source]

Plants
Icon Name Location
Minimap Evergreen.png
Evergreen Surface & Cave
Minimap Lumpy Evergreen.png
Lumpy Evergreen Surface
Minimap Spiky Tree.png
Spiky Tree Surface
Minimap Birchnut Tree.png
Deciduous Tree Surface
Minimap Red Mushtree.png
Red Mushtree Cave
Minimap Green Mushtree.png
Green Mushtree Cave
Minimap Blue Mushtree.png
Blue Mushtree Cave
Minimap Cave Banana.png
Cave Banana Tree Ruins
Minimap Lichen.png
Cave Lichen Ruins
Minimap Light Flower.png
Light Flower Cave & Ruins
Minimap Grass Tuft.png
Grass Surface & Cave
Minimap Sapling.png
Sapling Surface & Cave
Minimap Berry Bush.png
Minimap Berry Bush 2.png
Berry Bush Cave & Surface
Minimap Cactus.png
Cactus Surface
Minimap Reeds.png
Reeds Surface & Cave
Minimap Lureplant.png
Lureplant Surface
Minimap Totally Normal Tree.png
Totally Normal Tree Surface
Minimap Bamboo Patch.png
Bamboo Patch Surface
Minimap Viney Bush.png
Viney Bush Surface
Minimap Palm Tree.png
Palm Tree Surface
Minimap Jungle Tree.png
Jungle Tree Surface
Minimap Mangrove Tree.png
Mangrove Tree Surface
Minimap Regular Jungle Tree.png
Regular Jungle Tree Surface
Minimap Seaweed.png
Seaweed Surface
Minimap Coffee Plant.png
Coffee Plant Volcano
Minimap Elephant Cactus.png
Elephant Cactus Volcano
Mineable Objects and other Naturally Spawning Objects
Icon Name Location
Minimap Tall Stalagmite.png
Tall Stalagmite Cave
Minimap Stalagmite.png
Stalagmite Cave
Minimap Boulder.png
Boulder or Gold Vein Boulder Surface
Minimap Flintless Boulder.png
Flintless Boulder Surface, Cave & Ruins
Minimap Gloomer's Statue.png
Glommer's Statue Surface
Minimap Marble Pillar.png
Marble Pillar Surface
Minimap Marble Tree.png
Marble Tree Surface
Minimap Harp Statue.png
Harp Statue Surface
Minimap Maxwell Statue.png
Maxwell Statue Surface
Minimap Ancient Statue.png
Ancient Statue Ruins
Minimap Mini Glacier.png
Mini Glacier Surface
Minimap Basalt.png
Basalt Surface
Minimap Plugged Sinkhole.png
Plugged Sinkhole Surface
Minimap Thulicite Plugged Sinkhole.png
Thulecite Plugged Sinkhole Cave
Minimap Ruins Pond.png
Ruins Pond Ruins
Minimap Surface Pond.png
Surface Pond Surface
Minimap Swamp Pond.png
Swamp Pond Surface
Minimap Broken Clockwork.png
Broken Clockwork Ruins
Minimap Grave.png
Grave Surface
Minimap Big Tentacle.png
Big Tentacle Cave
Minimap Limpet Rock.png
Limpet Rock Surface
Minimap Crate.png
Crate Surface
Minimap Magma Pile.png
Magma Pile Surface
Minimap Coral Reef.png
Coral Reef Surface
Minimap Shoal.png
Shoal Surface
Minimap Brainy Sprout.png
Brainy Sprout Surface
Minimap Krissure.png
Krissure Surface
Minimap Charcoal Boulder.png
Charcoal Boulder Volcano
Minimap Obsidian Boulder.png
Obsidian Boulder Volcano
Minimap Steamer Trunk.png
Steamer Trunk Surface
Minimap Gunpowder Barrel.png
Gunpowder Barrel Surface
Mob Spawning Entities and Mob Housing
Icon Name Location
Minimap Bee Hive.png
Bee Hive Surface
Minimap Buzzard Landing Ground.png
Buzzard Landing Ground Surface
Minimap Dangling Deep Dweller's Sticky Webbing.png
Dangling Depth Dwellers' Sticky Webbing Ruins
Minimap Hollow Stomp.png
Hollow Stump Surface
Minimap Hound Mound.png
Hound Mound Surface
Minimap Rundown House.png
Rundown House Surface
Minimap Slurtle Mound.png
Slurtle Mound Cave
Spider Den Map Icon.png
Spider Den Surface & Cave
Minimap Spilagmite.png
Spilagmite Cave
Minimap Spulomonkey Pod.png
Splumonkey Pod Ruins
Minimap Tall Bird Nest.png
Tallbird Nest Surface
Minimap Killer Bee Hive.png
Killer Bee Hive Surface
Minimap Walrus Camp.png
Walrus Camp Surface
Minimap Pengull Nesting Ground.png
Pengull Nesting Ground Surface
Minimap Wobster Den.png
Wobster Den Surface
Minimap Merm Hut.png
Merm Hut Surface
Minimap Sharkitten Den.png
Sharkitten Den Surface
Minimap Stinkray.png
Stink Rays Surface
Minimap Seagull.png
Seagulls Surface
Structures
Icon Name Location
Minimap Improve Farm.png
Improved Farm Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Science Machine.png
Alchemy Engine Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Ancient Pseudoscience Station.png
Ancient Pseudoscience Station Ruins
Minimap Bee Box.png
Bee Box Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Bird Cage.png
Bird Cage Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Chest.png
Chest Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Crock Pot.png
Crock Pot Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Drying Rack.png
Drying Rack Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Endothermic Firepit.png
Endothermic Fire Pit Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Basic Farm.png
Basic Farm Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Fire Pit.png
Fire Pit Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Houndius Shootius.png
Houndius Shootius Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Ice Box.png
Ice Box Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Ice Flingomatic.png
Ice Flingomatic Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Lightning Rod.png
Lightning Rod Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Maxwell's Door.png
Maxwell's Door Surface
Minimap Maxwell's Light.png
Maxwell's Light Adventure Mode only
Minimap Meat Effigy.png
Meat Effigy Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Night Light.png
Night Light Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Nightmare Light.png
Nightmare Light Ruins
Minimap Obelisk.png
Obelisk Surface and Adventure Mode
Minimap Nightmare Lock.png
Ornate Chest Ruins
Minimap Pig House.png
Pig House Surface & Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Prestihatitator.png
Prestihatitator Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Rabbit Hutch.png
Rabbit Hutch Cave & Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Relic.png
Relic Ruins
Minimap Touch Stone.png
Touch Stone Surface (also Caves in Don't Starve Together)
Minimap Scaled Chest.png
Scaled Chest Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Science Machine.png
Science Machine Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Shadow Manipulator.png
Shadow Manipulator Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Siesta Lean To.png
Siesta Lean-to Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Sign.png
Sign Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Telelocator Focus.png
Telelocator Focus Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Tent.png
Tent Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Thermal Measurer.png
Thermal Measurer Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Rainometer.png
Rainometer Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Wooden Thing.png
Wooden Thing Surface & Adventure Mode
Minimap Wildbore House.png
Wildbore House Placeable on all Maps
Prime Ape Hut Map Icon.png
Prime Ape Hut Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Dragoon Den.png
Dragoon Den Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Piratihatitator.png
Piratihatitator Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Chiminea.png
Chiminea Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Palm Leaf Hut.png
Palm Leaf Hut Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Ice Maker 3000.png
Ice Maker 3000 Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Doydoy Nest.png
Doydoy Nest Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Mussel Stick.png
Mussel Stick Surface
Minimap Buoy.png
Buoy Surface
Minimap Slot Machine.png
Slot Machine Surface
Minimap Obsidian Workbench.png
Obsidian Workbench Volcano
Minimap Volcano Altar of Snackrifice.png
Volcano Altar of Snackrifice Volcano
Turfs and Floorings
Icon Name Location
Blue Fungal Turf Icon.png
Blue Fungal Turf Cave
Red Fungal Turf Icon.png
Red Fungal Turf Cave
Green Fungal Turf Icon.png
Green Fungal Turf Cave
Cave Rock Turf Icon.png
Cave Rock Turf Cave & Ruins
Guano Turf Icon.png
Guano Turf Cave
Mud Turf Icon.png
Mud Turf Cave & Ruins
Slimey Turf Icon.png
Slimey Turf Cave
Deciduous Turf Icon.png
Deciduous Turf Surface
Forest Turf Icon.png
Forest Turf Surface & Cave
Grass Turf Icon.png
Grass Turf Surface & Cave
Marsh Turf Icon.png
Marsh Turf Surface & Cave
Rocky Turf Icon.png
Rocky Turf Surface & Cave
Sandy Turf Icon.png
Sandy Turf Surface
Savanna Turf Icon.png
Savanna Turf Surface
Turfless Ground Icon.png
Turfless Ground Surface, Cave, & Ruins
Dark Runic Turf Icon.png
Dark Runic Turf Ruins
Purple Runic Turf Icon.png
Purple Runic Turf Ruins
White Runic Turf Icon.png
White Runic Turf Ruins
Abbys-Ocean Icon.png
Abyss or Ocean Cave & Ruins or Surface respectively
Cobblestones Icon.png
Cobblestone Surface
Checkered Flooring Icon.png
Checkerboard Flooring Surface
Wooden Flooring Icon.png
Wooden Flooring Surface
Carpeted Flooring Icon.png
Carpeted Flooring Surface
Characters and other Mobs
Icon Name Description
Wilson Map Icon.png
Wilson Only visible on the map when playing as Wilson or Playing DST with other Players
Willow Map Icon.png
Willow Only visible on the map when playing as Willow or Playing DST with other Players
Wolfgang Map Icon.png
Wolfgang Only visible on the map when playing as Wolfgang or Playing DST with other Players
Wendy Map Icon.png
Wendy Only visible on the map when playing as Wendy or Playing DST with other Players
WX-78 Map Icon.png
WX-78 Only visible on the map when playing as WX-78 or Playing DST with other Players
Wickerbottom Map Icon.png
Wickerbottom Only visible on the map when playing as Wickerbottom or Playing DST with other Players
Woodie Map Icon.png
Woodie Only visible on the map when playing as Woodie or Playing DST with other Players
Wes Map Icon.png
Wes Only visible on the map when playing as Wes or Playing DST with other Players.
Maxwell Map Icon.png
Maxwell Only visible on the map when playing as Maxwell or Playing DST with other Players
Minimap Wigfrid.png
Wigfrid Only visible on the map when playing as Wigfrid or Playing DST with other Players
Webber Map Icon.png
Webber Only visible on the map when playing as Webber or Playing DST with other Players
Minimap Chester.png
Chester Can be found on the Surface
Minimap Snow Chester.png
Snow Chester Only visible on the map when Chester has been upgraded to Snow Chester during a Full Moon
Minimap Shadow Chester.png
Shadow Chester

Only visible on the map when Chester has been upgraded to Shadow Chester during a Full Moon

Minimap Gloomer.png
Glommer Can be found around Glommer Statues
Walani Map Icon.png
Walani Only visible on the map when playing as Walani
Warly Map Icon.png
Warly Only visible on the map when playing as Warly
Wilbur Map Icon.png
Wilbur Only visible on the map when playing as Wilbur
Woodlegs Map Icon.png
Woodlegs Only visible on the map when playing as Woodlegs
Minimap Packim Baggims.png
Packim Baggims Can be found on the Surface
Minimap Fat Packim Baggims.png
Fat Packim Baggims Only visible on the map when Packim Baggims is upgraded to Fat Packim Baggims.
Minimap Fire Packim Baggims.png
Fire Packim Baggims Only visible on the map when Packim Baggims is upgraded to Fire Packim Baggims.
Items and Character Specific
Icon Name Description
Minimap Bee Mine.png
Bee Mine Only visible when dropped
Minimap Bird Trap.png
Bird Trap Only visible when dropped
Minimap Tooth Trap.png
Tooth Trap Only visible when dropped
Minimap Trap.png
Trap Only visible when dropped
Minimap Divining Rod.png
Divining Rod Only visible when dropped
Minimap Backpack.png
Backpack Only visible when dropped
Minimap Piggyback.png
Piggyback Only visible when dropped
Minimap Krampus Sack.png
Krampus' Sack Only visible when dropped
Minimap Pile o' Ballons.png
Pile o' Balloons Only visible on the Map when dropped. Only available when playing as Wes
Minimap Willow's Lighter.png
Willow's Lighter Only visible on the Map when dropped. Only available when playing as Willow
Minimap Lucy.png
Lucy the Axe Only visible on the Map when dropped. Only available when playing as Woodie
Minimap Abi's Flower.png
Abigail's Flower Only visible on the Map when dropped. Only available when playing as Wendy
Minimap Thatch Pack.png
Thatch Pack Only visible when dropped
Minimap Booty Bag.png
Booty Bag Only visible when dropped
Minimap Chef Pouch.png
Chef Pouch Only visible when dropped
Minimap Portable Crock Pot.png
Portable Crock Pot Only visible when dropped
Minimap Surfboard.png
Surfboard When placed in water
Minimap Log Raft.png
Log Raft When placed in water, can be found in the Ocean
Minimap Raft.png
Raft When placed in water, can be found in the Ocean
Minimap Row Boat.png
Row Boat When placed in water, can be found in the Ocean
Minimap Cargo Boat.png
Cargo Boat When placed in water, can be found in the Ocean
Minimap Armoured Boat.png
Armoured Boat When placed in water, can be found in the Ocean
Others
Icon Name Location
Road Icon.png
Road Surface
Trail Icon.png
Trail Surface
Minimap Wormhole.png
Worm Hole Surface
Minimap Wormhole Sick.png
Sick Worm Hole Surface
Minimap Sinkhole Exit.png
Cave Exit

Cave & Ruins

Minimap Sinkhole Entrance.png
Cave Entrance

Surface & cave

Only Visible after the Plugged Sinkhole has been removed.

Minimap Electric Isosceles.png
Electric Isosceles Surface
Minimap Volcano Entrance.png
Volcano Exit Volcano
Minimap Message in a Bottle.png
Message in a Bottle Surface
Minimap X Marks the Spot.png
X Marks the Spot Surface
Minimap Seaworthy.png
Seaworthy Surface
Minimap Whale Carcass.png
Whale Carcass Surface
Minimap Volcano.png
Volcano Surface

Placeholder.png Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The new map generation method (with rough landmasses rather than circles) was introduced in the Long Live the Queen update, and the old map generation algorithm was deprecated in Progress!.
  • Opening the map pauses the game.

Blueprint.png Gallery[edit | edit source]