Its function is to tell the orientation of the player when player is not using minimap. When examined, the player will state what direction they're facing (the camera is rotated with the E and Q buttons). The player will start out oriented Northeast.
Don't Starve Together Edit
In Don't Starve Together, the Compass is equipped in the hand slot and loses durability over time. It is crafted using Flint instead of Papyrus. Additionally, a small compass icon opens up above the hand slot showing the player the direction they are facing. However, during full moons or while the player character is insane, the handle will spin instead of showing a consistent direction.
In the A New Reign DLC, equipping a Compass will also reveal the location of other players that have a Compass equipped. This can be very helpful, especially when playing in Wilderness Mode. The compass is also used to craft the Ocuvigil.
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- The Compass was introduced in the It's not a rock! update.
- The Golden Compass may be a reference to the American edition of the first book of the famous His Dark Materials trilogy, by Philip Pullman, later made into a movie.