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World Map

The World Map

The Map is used to help navigate the 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.

ExplorationEdit

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 IconMap LegendEdit

Plants
Icon Name Location
Minimap Evergreen
Evergreen Surface & Cave
Minimap Lumpy Evergreen
Lumpy Evergreen Surface
Minimap Spiky Tree
Spiky Tree Surface
Minimap Birchnut Tree
Deciduous Tree Surface
Minimap Red Mushtree
Red Mushtree Cave
Minimap Green Mushtree
Green Mushtree Cave
Minimap Blue Mushtree
Blue Mushtree Cave
Minimap Cave Banana
Cave Banana Tree Ruins
Minimap Lichen
Cave Lichen Ruins
Minimap Light Flower
Light Flower Cave & Ruins
Minimap Grass Tuft
Grass Surface & Cave
Minimap Sapling
Sapling Surface & Cave
Minimap Berry Bush
Minimap Berry Bush 2
Berry Bush Cave & Surface
Minimap Cactus
Cactus Surface
Minimap Reeds
Reeds Surface & Cave
Minimap Lureplant
Lureplant Surface
Minimap Totally Normal Tree
Totally Normal Tree Surface
Mineable Objects and other Naturally Spawning Objects
Icon Name Location
Minimap Tall Stalagmite
Tall Stalagmite Cave
Minimap Stalagmite
Stalagmite Cave
Minimap Boulder
Boulder or Gold Vein Boulder Surface
Minimap Flintless Boulder
Flintless Boulder Surface, Cave & Ruins
Minimap Gloomer's Statue
Glommer's Statue Surface
Minimap Marble Pillar
Marble Pillar Surface
Minimap Marble Tree
Marble Tree Surface
Minimap Harp Statue
Harp Statue Surface
Minimap Maxwell Statue
Maxwell Statue Surface
Minimap Ancient Statue
Ancient Statue Ruins
Minimap Mini Glacier
Mini Glacier Surface
Minimap Basalt
Basalt Surface
Minimap Plugged Sinkhole
Plugged Sinkhole Surface
Minimap Thulicite Plugged Sinkhole
Thulecite Plugged Sinkhole Cave
Minimap Ruins Pond
Ruins Pond Ruins
Minimap Surface Pond
Surface Pond Surface
Minimap Swamp Pond
Swamp Pond Surface
Minimap Broken Clockwork
Broken Clockwork Ruins
Minimap Grave
Grave Surface
Minimap Big Tentacle
Big Tentacle Cave
Structures
Icon Name Location
Minimap Improve Farm
Improved Farm Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Science Machine
Alchemy Engine Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Ancient Pseudoscience Station
Ancient Pseudoscience Station Ruins
Minimap Bee Box
Bee Box Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Bee Hive
Bee Hive Surface
Minimap Bird Cage
Bird Cage Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Buzzard Landing Ground
Buzzard Landing Ground Surface
Minimap Chest
Chest Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Crock Pot
Crock Pot Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Dangling Deep Dweller's Sticky Webbing
Dangling Depth Dwellers' Sticky Webbing Ruins
Minimap Drying Rack
Drying Rack Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Endothermic Firepit
Endothermic Fire Pit Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Basic Farm
Basic Farm Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Fire Pit
Fire Pit Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Hollow Stomp
Hollow Stump Surface
Minimap Hound Mound
Hound Mound Surface
Minimap Houndius Shootius
Houndius Shootius Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Ice Box
Ice Box Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Ice Flingomatic
Ice Flingomatic Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Killer Bee Hive
Killer Bee Hive Surface
Minimap Lightning Rod
Lightning Rod Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Maxwell's Door
Maxwell's Door Surface
Minimap Maxwell's Light
Maxwell's Light Adventure Mode only
Minimap Meat Effigy
Meat Effigy Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Night Light
Night Light Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Nightmare Light
Nightmare Light Ruins
Minimap Obelisk
Obelisk Surface and Adventure Mode
Minimap Nightmare Lock
Ornate Chest Ruins
Minimap Pig House
Pig House Surface & Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Prestihatitator
Prestihatitator Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Rabbit Hutch
Rabbit Hutch Cave & Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Relic
Relic Ruins
Minimap Touch Stone
Touch Stone Surface
Minimap Rundown House
Rundown House Surface
Minimap Scaled Chest
Scaled Chest Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Science Machine
Science Machine Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Shadow Manipulator
Shadow Manipulator Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Siesta Lean To
Siesta Lean-to Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Sign
Sign Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Slurtle Mound
Slurtle Mound Cave
Minimap Spider Den
Spider Den Surface & Cave
Minimap Spilagmite
Spilagmite Cave
Minimap Spulomonkey Pod
Splumonkey Pod Ruins
Minimap Tall Bird Nest
Tallbird Nest Surface
Minimap Telelocator Focus
Telelocator Focus Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Tent
Tent Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Thermal Measurer
Thermal Measurer Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Walrus Camp
Walrus Camp Surface
Minimap Rainometer
Rainometer Placeable on all Maps
Minimap Wooden Thing
Wooden Thing Surface & Adventure Mode
Minimap Pengull Nesting Ground
Pengull Nesting Ground Surface
Turfs and Floorings
Icon Name Location
Blue Fungal Turf Icon
Blue Fungal Turf Cave
Red Fungal Turf Icon
Red Fungal Turf Cave
Green Fungal Turf Icon
Green Fungal Turf Cave
Cave Rock Turf Icon
Cave Rock Turf Cave & Ruins
Guano Turf Icon
Guano Turf Cave
Mud Turf Icon
Mud Turf Cave & Ruins
Slimey Turf Icon
Slimey Turf Cave
Deciduous Turf Icon
Deciduous Turf Surface
Forest Turf Icon
Forest Turf Surface & Cave
Grass Turf Icon
Grass Turf Surface & Cave
Marsh Turf Icon
Marsh Turf Surface & Cave
Rocky Turf Icon
Rocky Turf Surface & Cave
Sandy Turf Icon
Sandy Turf Surface
Savanna Turf Icon
Savanna Turf Surface
Turfless Ground Icon
Turfless Ground Surface, Cave, & Ruins
Dark Runic Turf Icon
Dark Runic Turf Ruins
Purple Runic Turf Icon
Purple Runic Turf Ruins
White Runic Turf Icon
White Runic Turf Ruins
Abbys-Ocean Icon
Abyss or Ocean Cave & Ruins 0r Surface respectively
Cobblestones Icon
Cobblestone Surface
Checkered Flooring Icon
Checkerboard Flooring Surface
Wooden Flooring Icon
Wooden Flooring Surface
Carpeted Flooring Icon
Carpeted Flooring Surface
Characters and other Mobs
Icon Name Description
Minimap Wilson
Wilson Only visible on the map when playing as Wilson or Playing DST with other Players
Minimap Willow
Willow Only visible on the map when playing as Willow or Playing DST with other Players
Minimap Wolfgang
Wolfgang Only visible on the map when playing as Wolfgang or Playing DST with other Players
Minimap Wendy
Wendy Only visible on the map when playing as Wendy or Playing DST with other Players
Minimap WX-78
WX-78 Only visible on the map when playing as WX-78 or Playing DST with other Players
Minimap Wickerbottom
Wickerbottom Only visible on the map when playing as Wickerbottom or Playing DST with other Players
Minimap Woodie
Woodie Only visible on the map when playing as Woodie or Playing DST with other Players
Minimap Wes
Wes Only visible on the map when playing as Wes or Playing DST with other Players.
Minimap Maxwell
Maxwell Only visible on the map when playing as Maxwell or Playing DST with other Players
Minimap Wigfrid
Wigfrid Only visible on the map when playing as Wigfrid or Playing DST with other Players
Minimap Webber
Webber Only visible on the map when playing as Webber or Playing DST with other Players
Minimap Chester
Chester Can be found on the Surface
Minimap Snow Chester
Snow Chester Only visible on the map when Chester will be upgraded to Snow Chester during Full Moon
Minimap Shadow Chester
Shadow Chester Only visible on the map when Chester will be upgraded to Shadow Chester during Full Moon
Minimap Gloomer
Glommer Can be found around Glommer Statues
Items and Character Specific
Icon Name Description
Minimap Bee Mine
Bee Mine Only visible when dropped
Minimap Bird Trap
Bird Trap Only visible when dropped
Minimap Tooth Trap
Tooth Trap Only visible when dropped
Minimap Trap
Trap Only visible when dropped
Minimap Divining Rod
Divining Rod Only visible when dropped
Minimap Backpack
Backpack Only visible when dropped
Minimap Piggyback
Piggyback Only visible when dropped
Minimap Krampus Sack
Krampus' Sack Only visible when dropped
Minimap Pile o' Ballons
Pile o' Balloons Only visible on the Map when dropped. Only available when playing as Wes
Minimap Willow's Lighter
Willow's Lighter Only visible on the Map when dropped. Only available when playing as Willow
Minimap Lucy
Lucy the Axe Only visible on the Map when dropped. Only available when playing as Woodie
Minimap Abi's Flower
Abigail's Flower Only visible on the Map when dropped. Only available when playing as Wendy
Others
Icon Name Location
Road Icon
Road Surface
Trail Icon
Trail Surface
Minimap Sinkhole Exit
Cave Exit

Cave & Ruins

Minimap Sinkhole Entrance
Cave Entrance

Surface & cave

Only Visible after the Plugged Sinkhole has been removed.

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • 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 GalleryEdit

Gameplay Mechanics
Activities CookingCraftingFarmingFishingSleeping
Environment Day-Night CycleMoon CycleNightmare CycleEarthquakeLightningRain
Seasons SummerWinter • (AutumnSpring Reign of Giants icon)
Mechanics BeardBiomeCharactersCharlieControlsDeathDurabilityExperienceFireFood SpoilageFreezingHealthHungerLightMapNaughtinessNon-renewable resourcesSanitySavingStructures (WetnessOverheating Reign of Giants icon)
Mode Adventure ModeSandbox ModeCavesRuinsDon't Starve Together
Others Pig VillageRoad (Trail) • GraveyardOceanAbyssBridgeSet PieceThingsMorgue

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