The map helps the player to travel to far away locations. In the beginning of the game, only the homecamp and the fanciful forest are inscribed on the map.

Scouting unknown areas leads to discovery of mysterious places and different biomes. Once an area is discovered, a unique icon appears on the map, marking the location.

There are more areas to discover than free places on the map. Therefore it is useful to forget the location of an area at times. Areas which were once forgotten can be re-explored. The knowledge of a location can be memorized on a sheet of paper and relearnd at a later point.

In story mode, a location in the map will sometimes produce sparkling. This means if you visit said location, you will have an special encounter, possibly advancing the storyline.