Minecraft Maps | Hold ’em, Drop ’em, Love ’em!

The addition of maps in Minecraft Beta 1.6 is an exciting development. Not only will it potentially make older mini map mods obsolete, but it also represents a new and exciting stage in Minecraft navigation. Let’s face it, playing vanilla survival now and building at a significant distance from your spawn quite often means that death means the loss of your structures until such time as you can stumble back to them by accident.

Great features associated with new maps include the fact that they’re not icons on your screen, they’re items that can be dropped and picked up by other people, also, you can hold a map and walk around without it getting in your way, the map becomes visible when you look down towards your blocky toes, just like it would if you were holding a map in the real world.