World map

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World map is a feature found in most video games. It allows the player to view the map of the entire, explorable game world. Sometimes areas will have to be explored before they show up on the map or are greyed out, meaning they are inaccessible at that time. In most cases, the world map allows players to put markers down in an area of their choosing to mark special locations. In modern times, it is common for video games to allow the player to fast travel to a location they previously visited using the world map, however, this might not always be available.

In MMORPGs, the world map can be divided up into continents which can be further broken down into individual zones.