Treasure Map is a special item that can be activated to lead the player to a buried treasure.
A newly crafted Treasure Map looks like a rolled-up scroll. Placing it in an active hotbar slot and pressing E will turn it into an open map.
An open-but-unused map looks like a typical colored treasure map with a compass. Holding it in the hotbar and pressing E will activate the map, alerting the player that treasure can be found somewhere.
An activated/used map is sepia-colored. Holding it in the hotbar and pressing E will cause a glowing line to stretch out from the player in the direction or the treasure. The line can be activated as many times as needed until the treasure is found.
Finding TreasureEditMoving around and periodically activating the map will eventually lead the player to a gold "X" on the ground with fireflies above it.
Once a treasure is found, the particular map leading to it is no longer usable, and can be gotten rid of, sold, or crafted into Paper using the Cartography Table. Trying to activate it again will show the text "All the known treasures have already been found."
- Currently there is no visual difference between an "active" map (treasure spawned, but has not been dug up yet) and a "completed" map (treasure was dug up). Both remain sepia-colored. So it is recommended to not craft too many at once, and sell or recycle a map as soon as treasure is found with it.
The most common treasure by far is a Golden Coin:
Below are other possible items that can be dug up. Some are much rarer than others:
- ↑ A map only needs to be activated the first time (so it turns sepia) to spawn the "X" somewhere in the world, so it's possible to find it by accident. The gold tracking trail is not required, but it's more fun that way. :)
- ↑ The Shovel cannot be used to dig up treasure if the player is on a mount. The dig text prompt will show, but the digging animation will only start once the animal is dismounted.
- ↑ If the player starts digging while on a mount then moves to another location before dismounting, once on the ground their character will dig up the treasure wherever they happen to be standing.