Don’t Starve Together – How to Find Lunar Island

How to Find Lunar Island in Don’t Starve Together

Lunar Island, a stunning location with peculiar plants and creatures, plays a crucial role in advancing further into the game. However, for newcomers, discovering it can prove to be a challenging task. In this comprehensive guide, we will show you effective ways to find Lunar Island in Don’t Starve Together.

Lunar Island Location in the Game

Lunar Island is situated in the ocean biome, far away from the main spawn island. It stands out with its distinct desaturated dark green color, making it easily recognizable compared to other biomes. In the past, finding Lunar Island was relatively simple due to a glitch in the world generation. The presence of an unnatural straight cut in a land biome indicated the direction of the Lunar Island.

Reference: Old Method to Find Lunar Island – u/dsawchuk

However, recent updates have made it more challenging, as these artificial cuts no longer exist or are exceptionally rare. Despite this, there are still two ways to locate Lunar Island, as mentioned in a post on Don’t Starve Together’s official forum.

  1. Pay Attention to the Main Island Shape

The world in Don’t Starve Together is known for its square shape, and generally, all elements of the game spawn around the center, forming a circle. By observing the shape of the main island, you will notice any imbalances or cut-off parts that create a black space inaccessible except by boat. Although it may require some time to fully explore or inspect the island’s borders, it is a more effective approach than aimlessly venturing into the dangerous ocean.

To better understand this technique, let’s examine some examples:

Example 1:

In this example, we have explored the entire map, revealing two potential spawn locations for the Lunar Island—one in the top left corner and the other on the right. However, upon closer inspection, it is evident that the space on the right corner is more suitable for the Lunar Island to spawn.

Example 2:

This example poses a greater challenge as the main island is positioned at the center of the map, offering three possible Lunar Island spawn locations:

  • Top left (11 o’clock)
  • Bottom left (8 o’clock)
  • Right corner (3 o’clock)

Example 3:

Similar to the second example, the Lunar Island can potentially spawn in three locations:

  • Top left (11 o’clock)
  • Left corner (9 o’clock)
  • Right corner (4-6 o’clock)

It is not necessary to explore all potential spawn locations in examples 2 and 3. There is a simple trick to narrow down the possibilities in these cases, as described below.

  1. Stick to the Shallow Water

While paying attention to the main island’s shape helps, it is not sufficient to find Lunar Island in Don’t Starve Together. Therefore, it is crucial to stick to the shallow water to save time. Shallow water can be identified by its light cyan (or green) color on the map, representing the warm ocean biome. Whenever you come across deep water areas with a dark blue color on the map during your ocean travels, change direction immediately.

Additionally, Lunar Island spawns relatively close to the mainland. So, if you have been traveling for a while and the deep ocean continues to dominate the surroundings, it is a sign to turn back. In the aforementioned example 2, both the top left and right corners consist mostly of deep ocean biomes. Although there are small warm ocean areas, they are not significant enough to justify continued exploration in those directions. The same principle applies to example 3, where the top left, left, and right corners are predominantly deep ocean areas, leaving only the bottom area suitable for Lunar Island.

By following these strategies, you will successfully locate Lunar Island in Don’t Starve Together. If you have any suggestions or tips regarding this guide, please feel free to share them in the comments section below.