How To Find and Use Treasure Maps In Minecraft!

Check Out How You Can Find The Treasure Maps In Minecraft and Put Them To Good Use!

Treasure Maps In Minecraft
Treasure Maps In Minecraft

Treasure Maps in Minecraft are the game’s most profound source of Treasures. You guys can find tons of different Treasures by using Treasure Maps.

The Map can really come in handy, and you guys can still fetch the Treasue even if you’re a beginner in Minecraft but make sure to have all the essential tools required for survival as finding the treasure can be quite a hassle and you might face a few hostile mobs as well.

The first step to finding Treasure in Minecraft is to find a treasure map, as it is the only source to reach your destination. Today, we will briefly explain how to find and use Treasure Maps in the game. So now let us begin.

Where Can You Find The Treasure Maps?

Finding a Treasure map isn’t easy, especially if you’re a newbie, but do not worry; we’ll list down all the places where you can find The Treasure Maps so it will be much easier.



Shipwrecks are wrecked ships that randomly spawn in underwater biomes. Players will be able to find a few chests inside the shipwrecks. Only one or two of them will have a Treasure map.

So don’t be afraid to swim deep into the ocean, find a shipwreck, and look for chests with a Treasure Map inside. You won’t only find Treasure maps inside the chests as there will be different types of items like emeralds, gold, etc.

But hey! Finding a shipwreck with chests can take a hell of a long time so go underwater and look for a dolphin and feed it a fish. The dolphin will become happy and take you to the nearest Chest, and most of the time it will take you to a shipwreck. This can save you a lot of time by just feeding fish to a dolphin and following it.

Do check out Surviving and Thriving: A Minecraft beginners guide.

Underwater Ruins

Underwater Ruins
Underwater Ruins

Underwater Ruins generates deep under the water, and they often look like wrecked structures such as huts or largely abandoned villages. Players can find chests here and one of them will definitely have a Treasure map.

Once you have the Treasure maps collected from the Chests underwater, it’s time to put them to good use.

Analyzing and Using The Treasure Maps In Minecraft!

Your Adventure will finally start once you have collected the Treasure map however, there are two items that I would recommend you have before setting out on a hunt for the Treasure. The list for all the items is down below.

  • Boat (To craft, place three same types of wood planks along the bottom row, then two more in the left and right spaces of the middle)
  • Shovel – The Treasure chests will be covered with sand and dust so Shovel will be the best tool to eliminate that.

Usually, the Treasure chests spawn underwater but there is a slight possibility of the Treasure Chests spawning on the ground. Keep in mind that they generally spawn on Beaches, Snowy Beaches, Stone Shores, Mushroom Shores, and Oceans.

Analyzing the Map

Now pull out your Treasure map and you’ll be able to see the Treasure marked on the map. We will provide you with an image that will help you understand the Map in a better manner.

Treasure Map
Treasure Map

You see the White dot on the above image, Yes that showcases your character and it will move as you move your character in the game.

The Red Cross on the map is where the Treasure is and all the Treasure maps in Minecraft always have North on top so you can estimate in which direction you would have to move your character to reach the Treasure.

Start Heading Towards The Treasure

Start Heading Towards The Treasure
Start Heading Towards The Hidden Treasure Chest

Now start heading toward the Treasure on the map using your boat. It might take a bit of time for you to reach your destination considering how far your character is. Once you have reached your destination, it is about positioning your character at the right place.

You would need to place your character on the map beneath the Red Cross (Treasure). Do not worry; we’ll provide an image to help you understand better.

Position Your Character at the Right Place On The Treasure Map!

Position Your Character Beneath The Red Cross
Position Your Character Beneath The Red Cross

Once you have reached your destination place your character beneath the Red Cross on the Treasure Map. Now start breaking the Sand blocks in that area, There is a slight possibility that the Treasure Chest could be underneath Dirt Blocks as well but that’s not quite common.

Once you start breaking the sand blocks, you’ll find the Treasure Chest in one of them.

Collect all The Items Inside The Chest!

Treasure Chest
Buried Treasure Chest

Once you have your Treasure Chest, you’ll find tons of goodies inside it such as Emerald, TNT, Iron Ingot, and Heart of The Sea so make sure to collect them all.

Whether you’re playing the Minecraft Java Edition or the Bedrock edition, you’ll find the Heart of The Sea inside a Treasure Chest every single time.

The Minecraft Bedrock Edition players can sometimes get other items as well such as chainmail sets, water-breathing potions, regeneration potions, etc.

Make Sure To Break The Chest!

Break The Chest
Break The Chest

This is a vital step in this whole Treasure Hunt so make sure to Break the chest and you can use an iron axe to help you break it.

Now you might wonder what’s the point of breaking the chest? Well, this is indeed a crucial step as the future Treasure maps are not going to look for that specific chest that you’ll break. Of course, if you’re playing in survival mode, that chest will get In your inventory once you break it.

Now you guys can find other Treasure Maps that’ll lead to some great Treasure Chests around the World of Minecraft.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Can I Find The Treasure Maps In Minecraft?

Treasure Maps In Minecraft are found mostly in Shipwrecks and Underwater Ruins which randomly spawn in deep waters.

Can I Find Treasure Maps In Bedrock Edition?

Yes, Treasure Maps can be found in Both Bedrock and Java Edition.

Does Buried Treasure always Spawn on Sand?

No, The Buried Treasure doesn’t always Spawn On Sand as it could also spawn on dirt Blocks, so make sure to check them.


This was our Complete guide on how you guys can find and use Treasure Maps in Minecraft that will lead you to Staggering Treasures. If you have any queries regarding the above information, let us know in the comments box below.

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