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  • GPS item spriteold GPS item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
TooltipShows position
Tells the time
RarityRarity level: 3
Rarity level: 4 Old-gen console version
Research1 required

The GPS is an informational accessory that enables an on-screen display of the player's current depth, lateral position, and time.

Depth is displayed as follows:



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
GPSGPSTinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop
total: 2 row(s)

Crafting tree[]

Platinum BarPlatinum Bar × 10ChainChainGold BarGold Bar × 10
Table & ChairTable & Chair
Platinum WatchPlatinum WatchorGold WatchGold Watch
Depth MeterDepth Meter
( Cave Bat Giant Bat Jungle Bat Ice Bat Salamander Giant Shelly Crawdad
Also craftable in Old-gen console version
( Salamander Giant Shelly Crawdad Mother Slime Piranha Snow Flinx Undead Viking Armored Viking
Also dropped by Mimic in Old-gen console version
Tinkerer's Workshop

Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
PDAPDATinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop
total: 1 row(s)


  • Unlike most accessories, informational accessories such as the GPS do not need to be equipped in an accessory slot. The GPS may be carried in the player's inventory without loss of functionality, unless equipped to a social slot. Additionally, the info it provides will be shared with nearby players of the same team in multiplayer. Keep in mind modifiers will no longer apply to the player when not equipped.


  • If you have access to these crafting materials and you are not planning on selling it, make the GPS so that it doesn't take up as much space in your inventory/accessory slots.
  • Selling the GPS is more profitable than selling its separate parts (20 for the Gold Watch or 30 for the Platinum Watch, 25 for the Depth Meter, and 25 for the Compass).
    • However, since it will probably be necessary for the player to craft the watch themselves, they should consider the cost of its components instead. In the worst case, if the world has platinum and the player does not have any spare bars, they will need 40 Platinum Ore to craft the watch, which sell for 180 on their own, making a measly 70 of profit, which can even be negated if the two other accessories have particularly good modifiers.



  • Desktop
    • Sprite updated. Old sprite was GPS (old).png.
    • Rarity decreased from Light Red to Orange.
    • Now used to craft the PDA.
  • Desktop 1.2: Can also now be crafted with a Platinum Watch instead of a Gold Watch.
  • Console 1.0.750.0: (PlayStation 4)
    • Sprite updated to match Desktop
    • Rarity decreased from Light Red to Orange.
    • Now used to craft the PDA.
  • Console 1.02: Can now be crafted with a Platinum Watch instead of a Gold Watch.