Distance meter seen at the top right corner of the player's screen.

The Distance Meter is the small counter at the top right of the screen that shows how many blocks you are from the Spawn/Beacon tower. There are two numbers on the distance meter. The number on the left shows your current count of how many blocks you are away from the tower, while the number on the right shows the maximum amount of blocks you have ever travelled away from the tower. More experienced players have learned how to use the distance meter more effectively than the compass, though this does not render the compass inferior at all.