The Golden Wayfinder (or the Wayfinder Compass) is a magical Compass received during a Gold Hoarders Wayfinder Voyage in Sea of Thieves. The Golden Wayfinder always points towards Torn Map Parchments hidden on Islands in The Sea of Thieves that make up a Torn Map, which points to the location of a Gold Hoarder Treasure Vault Key, which in turn can open a Gold Hoarder Treasure Vault filled with various Gold Hoarders Treasure.
The Golden Wayfinder is obtained by voting for a Gold Hoarders Wayfinder Voyage at the Ship’s Voyage Table. Once a Wayfinder Voyage is active, every member of the Crew will receive access to the Compass in their Quest Radial Menu. The Compass is available until the duration of the Voyage. When the Voyage is cancelled or completed, the Compass will disappear.
All Player Pirates within a Crew receive a Golden Wayfinder Compass in their Quest Radial Menu when a Wayfinder Voyage is activated. As is a Voyage Item, The Golden Wayfinder does not replace the player’s Compass in the Equipment Radial Menu. The Wayfinder Compass always takes the first spot in the Quest Radial Menu.
The Golden Wayfinder always points towards the general direction of a Torn Map Parchment. The further away the Player is from the location of a parchment, the broader the sway of the Compass needle. When a Player gets closer to the Parchment’s location, the needle’s sway will get narrower and narrower and start to move faster. Once the Player is above the location of the Parchment, the Compass needle will start to spin around in circles. Players will then have to dig above that spot with their Shovel to uncover a Map Parchment. Once a Parchment is dug up, picked up and used, one shard of a Torn Map will be revealed in their Quest Radial Menu and the Compass will start pointing towards the next Parchment piece. When all Parchments are found, the Voyage is considered complete and the Compass will disappear.
Pirate Chat Wheel
Here is the Pirate Chat Wheel for the Golden Wayfinder: