will they come back or are they gone forever?
Get your gaming on with the GameBoyBlock!
personally, I used to find the map coords irritating, as they covered part of the map. I gather you can type a command in to give you your coords but not sure how to do it yet. Still, as long as you have a compass its hard to get lost
Apparently they are trying to find a way to bring map coordinates back that doesn't involve using the map. But that might not happen until after the official release of bedrock
Put a toggle in settings: Show coordinates on map. Boom, done. I dread trying to lay out a precise base or farm by placing down wool blocks or whatever to count out distance. Ugh.