Wilson Portrait
Someone wrote me a note!


Willow Portrait
Bottled paper!


Wolfgang Portrait
Wolfgang can't fit meaty hands inside.


Wendy Portrait
The last, desperate act of a doomed soul. In a bottle.


WX-78 Portrait


Wickerbottom Portrait
I am intrigued!


Woodie Portrait
Is someone trying to talk to me?


Waxwell Portrait
What is this primitive communication?


Wigfrid Portrait
A message fröm Valhalla?


Webber Portrait
Maybe there's a comic book in here!


Walani Portrait
There must be a better way to send a message...


Warly Portrait
I wonder if it is a secret menu?


Woodlegs Portrait
Oh ho! Be it a map?


A Message in a Bottle is an item exclusive to the Shipwrecked DLC.

It can be found lying on beaches or floating in the ocean and appears as a regular bottle with a piece of paper inside. Once the message has been read it will become an Empty Bottle.

Upon reading the message, the player's map will open and a red X will be placed randomly on it, possibly in an area the player has already explored. If the player travels to the location, they will find two bones laid out in the formation of an X in a pile of dirt which can be dug up with a Shovel to uncover a Chest and two Bone Shards. Snakes will also appear occasionally when the chest is dug up. The chest usually contains valuables such as Dubloons and Gems.

Each Message in a Bottle corresponds to a single treasure location determined during world generation, making them a finite resource.

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • If the player tries to spawn the Message in a Bottle using the console and reads it, the character will say "This message is faded, I can't read it".
  • If the player carries a Message in a Bottle and uses the Teleportato to teleport to a new world, once reading the bottle they'll say "This doesn't look like a map of this place".

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Naturally spawning world objects
Plants Berry BushCarrotCave Banana TreeCave LichenEvergreenFlower (Evil FlowerFern) • GrassLight FlowerLureplantMandrakeMushroomsMushtreePlantReedsSaplingSpiky BushTotally Normal Tree
(Birchnut TreeCactusTumbleweed Reign of Giants icon) (Juicy Berry BushSporecapSucculentTwiggy Tree Don't Starve Together icon) (Ash TreeBamboo PatchBrainy SproutCoffee PlantElephant CactusJungle TreeMangrove TreePalm TreeRegular Jungle TreeSeaweed PlantSweet PotatoViney Bush Shipwrecked icon)
Mobs and Mob Housing BeehiveHound MoundPondPig HousePig KingPig TorchRabbit HutchRundown HouseSlurtle MoundSpider DenSpilagmiteSplumonkey PodTallbird NestWalrus CampWorm Hole
(BurrowHollow Stump Reign of Giants icon) (AntlionBat CaveGigantic BeehiveMagma Don't Starve Together icon) (Ballphin PalaceCrabbit DenDragoon DenDragoon EggFishermerm's HutMerm HutPrime Ape HutSharkitten DenShoalTidal PoolWildbore HouseWobster DenYaarctopus Shipwrecked icon)
Inanimate Ancient Pseudoscience StationAncient StatueBasaltBonesBoulderFlotsamGramaphoneGraveHarp StatueHeadstoneMarble PillarMarble TreeMaxwell's DoorMaxwell StatueMaxwell's LightMerm HeadNightmare LightNightmare LockNightmare ThroneObeliskOrnate ChestPig HeadPillarsRelicSinkholeSkeletonStalagmiteSunken BoatSuspicious Dirt PileTouch StoneThulecite Wall
(Glommer's StatueMini Glacier Reign of Giants icon) (Ancient ChestAncient GatewayAncient MuralAncient ObeliskCave HoleFlorid PosternLakeLoot StashMarble SculpturesMeteor BoulderMoon StonePetrified TreeRock DenStagehandSuspicious MarbleSuspicious Moonrock Don't Starve Together icon) (Charcoal BoulderCoral ReefCrateDebrisElectric IsoscelesGunpowder BarrelKrissureLava PoolLimestone WallLimpet RockMagma PileMussel BedObsidian BoulderObsidian WorkbenchPoisonous HoleRawlingSteamer TrunkSandy PileSeaworthySlot MachineSuspicious BubblesTar SlickVolcanoVolcano Altar of SnackrificeWatery GraveWildbore HeadWoodlegs' CageWreckX Marks the Spot Shipwrecked icon)
Things Box ThingCrank ThingEye BoneMetal Potato ThingRing ThingWooden Thing
(Star-Sky Don't Starve Together icon) (FishboneGrassy ThingRing ThingScrew ThingWooden Platform ThingWooden Potato Thing Shipwrecked icon)