The ancient map room is a holographic observatory of the universe scouted by the mysterious Ancients, located deep within a tomb in the Sea of Rust. The Ancients used it to store information and coordinates of all the locations they visited in their time. Even long after the Ancients ceased to be, any Transformer can still use it for whatever they please, though the room's data and projections have not been updated since the disappearance of the Ancients. It remains perfectly intact, even after the disaster that transformed the surrounding region into the Sea of Rust.
Shockwave happened upon the room while searching for a way to reboot Cybertron in the Sea of Rust, and discovered prehistoric Earth with it. The discovery would eventually lead to further research, which soon formed the Dinobots.
Cliffjumper would stumble upon the room during the search for Grimlock, awed by the room's beauty. He had a look at the hologram of Earth, and voiced his amazement to Jazz, but his partner was more focused on the task at hand.
It is unknown what became of the room following the shutdown of Cybertron and the departure of the majority of the Autobots and Decepticons.
- The outdated projection of Earth shows it during the era of Pangea, indicating the Ancients were still around at least 200 million years ago.
- The piece of music that plays while the player is in the map room is also the one played during Metroplex's death.