How To Survive In Minecraft Hunger Games

Minecraft, one of the all-time best-selling video game titles in existence, gives its players the ability to search and find resources to build and craft new things with the end goal of beating the game. But creativity isn’t the only thing you’ll see, because as soon as you visit a popular server, you’ll encounter the Minecraft Hunger Games.

The Minecraft Hunger Games is very similar to the “Hunger Games” movie and Battle Royale titles. A specific number of people spawn together in the middle of the map, and as soon as the timer reaches zero, the game begins. Many people make the mistake of rushing to the middle of the spawn where some of the best loot is located but a majority of these players lose their lives immediately. So, if you want to find out how you can be the one to survive and potentially even win, then keep reading!
 

Getting in and Starting the Game

Just as previously mentioned, the very first thing you have to do is to find a server. There are multiple that feature a hunger games mode, but the top three most popular servers are MC-central, Hypixel, and Mineplex. Moving on to the actual game, all the players currently available in the mode’s lobby will be teleported to the arena and get locked to place in pedestals forming a circle around the central spawn. As soon as the game begins the players can move.

We will start with some basic things you need to know so you don’t die immediately, and then we will move on to how you can stay alive for a longer time in the game.

Don’t Go for the Center

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Probably the biggest mistake that new Minecraft Hunger Games players make is to rush for the center. This can result in two things. Firstly, you may get there and open the same chest as the person next to you or you may get killed by a lucky player who got a diamond sword. The bottom line is that if you play without caution, the game will end for you before it even begins.

Know What to Look For

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The safest option would be to turn away from the spawn and run immediately into a less popular spot such as a farm or a graveyard. Not only do these spots have lots of food, but you are very likely to find some good armor and weapons, especially in the latter.

If in any case, you have to fight for a chest. If you end up opening it at the same time as some other player and there is a weapon, then pick that first before any other items. Knowing the basic keyboard shortcuts will be vital in a round of Minecraft Hunger Games. When looting a chest, remember to push Shift while clicking on an item in order to instantly move it to your inventory or back to the chest. When dropping items to free up space, hover over them and push Q to dispense each one by one or Ctrl + Q to get rid of the whole stack.  

How to Stay Alive in Minecraft Hunger Games

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If you want to stay alive, then you have to learn how to get away from enemies who are trying to catch you. So, how will you escape them?

Constantly Sprinting and Jumping

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This is where most of the beginners fail. When running and jumping at the same time your character is going to build momentum meaning that your maximum speed is bigger than it would be if you were only walking or running.

Jumping will chew through your hunger back quickly, though, so try not to use it as much when not needed. When trying to evade enemies and you have to go through a forest area, then sprint and jump whenever passing below trees. This will get you out of the closed area faster while your pursuers stay behind.

Keeping Healthy and Saturated

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You’d think that armor is your best friend when playing but that’s not correct – food is. After all, they are called Minecraft Hunger Games for a reason. When sprinting around the playing field, you’ll eventually run out of saturation, meaning that your stamina will drop, making you unable to run or regenerate lost health points. Always try to have full health and saturation, and if you haven’t found a shield, then equip some food in your empty hand for quick access.

Repel the Enemy and Turn the Tides

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When being followed by an enemy while out of stamina or if you want to increase the space between you, then your best option would be to try to fend him off. This can be done very efficiently if you have an enchanted bow with Punch or any other item such as a stick or a fishing pole with Knockback. Other than that, a cleverly placed water bucket will slow the enemy down while you disappear in the horizon. You can also use eggs and snowballs.

But what do we mean by turning the tides? Being outnumbered or not having any substantial armor doesn’t necessarily mean bad news for you. Fire is your best friend in Hunger Games. Equip a lava bucket, and if you don’t have one, try using some flint and steel to ignite the ground beneath you as you jump over it. Eventually, the enemy will cross over it and start taking some damage, allowing you to either flee or turn around and come face to face with him.

Don’t Go in the Water

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If you don’t want to sink to the bottom, then you should never purposely jump in the water unless you can hop on lily pads or blocks located on the surface. If you are playing in solo games, then the enemy will most likely snipe you with his bow as soon as you go in the water. This used to be extremely easy in the previous versions as you’d be very slow. In 1.13, you can swim fast so go deep and zig zag continuously to avoid getting hit by arrows.

With the exception of open oceans, lakes or any other small area of water is a dead zone, as you can easily get surrounded from the shore by potential enemies, decreasing the success percentage of making it out alive.

Become a Ninja

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Minecraft Hunger Games are hard to win, especially during the last minutes, as your name tag will give away your hiding spot. Always shift when you want to hide or ambush someone, as your name tag’s opacity is lowered, making it harder for you to get spotted.

Additional Tips for Gameplay

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Here are some tips and strategies you can use in any point throughout the game.

Going Offensive

If you get fully equipped relatively early in the game, then the best strategy is to be offensive. Hunt down enemies and corner them to get the advantage. One of the best ways to get kills is to get to high ground, equip a bow, and try to snipe anyone who passes by. Higher ground can double as a hiding spot. Some examples are a high building, a tree’s top, a mountain, or even a sniper’s tower.

Be Conservative

Suppose you have two hunger bars missing and your food options are limited to a steak and an apple. You should try eating the apple first as the extra saturation from the steak would go to waste. On the other hand, if you are playing on a Minecraft Hunger Games server that has updated to the 1.13 version, then this shouldn’t play such a big role, as extra saturation is added on top of the ten basic bars. You should also be conservative in ammunition such as arrows and potions, especially the battle-related ones like Strength, Regeneration, and Poison.

Know When and How to Attack

Chances are that most of the players in a Minecraft Hunger Games round aren’t newcomers and will know how to fight. If you approach them by continually swinging your sword around, you’ll be dead before you even realize it. Here is what you have to remember to win the majority of your fights. When attacking, you should jump in order to increase your chances of getting a critical hit. Also, don’t move in a straight line, but instead zig zag and jump around the enemy while striking him. This makes you harder to hit, improving the chances of winning the fight.

Conclusion – How To Win Minecraft Hunger Games

Reaching the final point of our post, we’d like to provide what we like referring to as the golden rule of Minecraft Hunger Games. When you are in the top five, avoid any encounter you can until you absolutely have to attack. Needless to say how many times we have finished someone, they killed the third remaining player while he had low HP. Remember this, no matter how strong your weapons are or how good your armor is, your brain is the best thing you have. To learn how to use it and you will rise to the top!

Minecraft Blueprints – Top 10 Most Beautiful Picks

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Minecraft, a small game that came up in 2011, has become a cultural sensation with no signs of slowing down. While there are a lot of exploration and survival elements to the game, one of the main aspects that got it popular are the building mechanics.

When a user builds something they want to share, they do so by uploading it to the internet as a blueprint or project for others to use and download at their leisure. Minecraft blueprints can vary from very simple designs to detailed and complex. There are blueprints from complexes to buildings to machines using redstone or similar items. The limit is only the imagination of the user base. If you want to get involved with your own Minecraft creations, we have some excellent suggestions of where you can start.

Product FAQ

1. What are Minecraft Blueprints? 

A blueprint in Minecraft is either one of two things. The first is the basic idea of a blueprint with plans that you can use to build your own structure. The second and most used version is a downloadable map that allows you to instantly use whatever structure the creator made in either your own server or a new one.

2. What Does Minecraft Do?

Minecraft is a sandbox PC (and recently console) game where players are put into a three dimensional world of different blocks. They can build, create, explore, and do whatever they like inside the game. They can play with friends or single-player in a world they or someone else created. There are infinite ways to enjoy Minecraft.

3. How Do Minecraft Blueprints Work? 

The basic blueprint kind is pretty self-explanatory but the downloadable kind is a bit trickier. First, you’ll need to have the game on your PC and then download the build or project you’re interested in. Once you have the file out of the zip folder and put it into the ‘Saves’ file in your Minecraft folder. Start up Minecraft and find the project as a world. You can use other tools to take that building out and copy it into another world or server.

4. Where Can You Buy Them? 

Most Minecraft blueprints and projects are free to use. They can be found almost anywhere but good places to start include planetminecraft.com and minecraft-schematics.com. Minecraft itself can be bought in stores or you can purchase the PC version at minecraft.net.

5. How Can You Build Your Own Blueprint?

Well, the first step is to get into Minecraft and just start building. Once you’re satisfied with your project and decide to share it with others, you can upload the map on to the websites mentioned above or other places. Don’t forget to leave pictures and maybe even a video tour. Allow room for constructive criticism and get better at projects over time.

How We Reviewed

All the Minecraft blueprints on this list are of quality design and have versatile uses. There’s a variety put in place so that you can have a better pick of your options. If there’s not one on here that immediately catches your eye or is the inspiration you’re looking for, keep looking! Your dream Minecraft blueprints are out there somewhere.

Overall Price Range of This Product (and Similar Products)

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Most Minecraft blueprints are free. Every now and then, the creator will ask for money before using the build, but you can almost always find an identical or similar build for free. Donations to the creator, however, can be a good idea.

What We Reviewed

  • Zevandir’s House Plan
  • Small Tradtional Suburban
  • Church of the Dead
  • Wizard Tower
  • Layered House
  • Palazzo House
  • 51 Mott Street (China Town Building 3)
  • JUMP
  • Real Life Hotel
  • Manhattan, New York City

Zevandir’s House Plan

Features

This blueprint is pretty straightforward and allows for customization in both survival and creative servers. Since the blueprint is displayed in layers, this mansion can be started as a small, early build house with whatever materials you have on hand. It’s also great for servers with lots of people as it can be treated like a hotel of sorts. The house is sized twenty by twenty by seventeen.

Pros  

  • This plan can be used as an early build with any material.
  • Great for servers with friends.

Cons

  • The plans don’t come with an image of the finished product.
  • The roof isn’t spider-proof.
  • You have to build it from scratch.

Small Traditional Suburban House

Features

The title pretty much explains this one completely. If you’re looking for a small house that looks like it belongs in the suburbs, this is the build for you. There’s nothing grand or terribly unique about the build aside from the fact it looks like an actual house, which is pretty cool in and of itself. There’s a porch, flower bed, and even a trampoline in the backyard.

Pros

  • If you’re working on building a town, this is a great blueprint for you.
  • Simple, practical, and kind of cute.

Cons

  • Very small. Not much room to expand and keep the aesthetic.
  • A cool build for looks but not really one to make a base in.

Church of the Dead

Features 

If you’re looking for something grand and creepy, look no further. The Church of the Dead is not just a single building but a large outdoor complex as well. The church itself, touched with a lot of satanic motifs, reaches a height of ninety-seven blocks. The landscape is 221 by 195, leaving room for large trees, half chopped logs, and a few stray buildings here and there.

Pros

  • Quite large.
  • Detailed with not a spot of empty space.

Cons

  • A little too detailed. The outdoors area is a bit congested.
  • Very spooky and could be out of place in some servers.

Wizard Tower

Features 

Kind of odd to call this one a wizard tower when there’s only part of a normal tower there. Regardless, this is an excellent base blueprint to get your creative juices flowing. This tower soars high into the clouds, allowing users to look down on land below, assuming their view range is set appropriately. This blueprint makes the perfect home for an aspiring wizard.

Pros

  • Very large, tall build.
  • Allows for the user to great creative and make theirs unique.

Cons

  • The tower is incomplete, missing a roof and detailed work.
  • The tower is likely much too large for some people, especially if not in peaceful mode.

Layered House

Features 

The Layered House is pretty quaint. There is an open floor plan for users to set up their own interior design and plenty of room to work with everything. There’s also an attic, front porch, and a fireplace. The design on the home is adorable and looks great from a distance.

Pros

  • Offers plenty of space without lacking aesthetic.
  • Calls for easy materials to find.

Cons

  • Brick around the interior of the fireplace with inflammable materials (e.g. obsidian) so the house doesn’t catch on fire.
  • Doesn’t allow a lot of room for expansion.

Palazzo Home

Features

This is another modern-looking build. The house screams expensive. The centerpiece is the beautiful chandelier in the center made out of glass panes and banners. The entire interior is made of white and off-gray blocks, completing the look with a fireplace, car garage, and swimming pool. If you’re looking for sleek and modern, you’ve found it.

Pros

  • Looks just like a wealthy, modern-style mansion.
  • Plenty of room inside to do whatever you wish.

Cons

  • The build is only eighty-five percent complete.
  • Doesn’t allow a lot of creativity options to add.

51 Mott Street (China Town Building 3)

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Features 

This blueprint was based entirely on a real building in Manhattan, 51 Mott Street. The special thing about this build is that the creator made completely recreated the building in minecraft, down to the air conditioner units in the windows and the gravel on the roof. This building is incredibly detailed. However, it’s still a simple brick tenement and may not fit in with most maps.

Pros

  • If you’re building a city landscape, you can’t pass this build up.
  • Incredible detail on the designer’s part.
  • Lots of room to work.

Cons

  • Has a modern but basic aesthetic not really suitable for most servers.
  • Very little creativity can be applied to this build, if any.

JUMP

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Features

JUMP is yet another real place. Standing for Jack’s Urban Meeting Place in Boise, Idaho, JUMP is a sort of cultural hub. The builders of this blueprint recreated the entire complex to make it look as similar to the real JUMP as possible. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the place, the modern complex acts as a fantastic place of operations or even the start of a roleplay or adventure map.

Pros

  • A large build with lots of modern-style buildings.
  • Looks just like the real place.
  • Allows for you to add on and let your creativity through.

Cons

  • With this being a complex instead of a building, this would take a long time to put together without downloading the map itself.
  • No interiors were done.

Real Life Hotel

Features

While this recreated hotel was inspired by a real building, it can easily duplicate as a mansion with some changes to the interior. Regardless, this is a large building with lots of detail that allows for the user to have tons of room indoors. There are lots of different materials involved, so this isn’t a starter build, but it definitely looks great with all the contrasting colors and textures.

Pros

  • This building can be whatever you want to suit your needs.
  • Has a lot of variety to detail.

Cons

  • Isn’t an early build despite being a single building with a small complex.
  • Only seventy-five percent complete.

Manhattan, New York City

Features 

This one is by far the most ambitious project on this list. A server of builders have decided to recreate Manhattan and, while progress is slow going, it’s looking really great. They have Times Square and the WTC memorial site completed along with several iconic skyscrapers. While this download won’t be available for some time yet, this is one to look forward to and maybe even get involved with.

Pros

  • A scaled-down version of Manhattan that looks exactly like the description.
  • There is no lack of detail to this build.

Cons

  • Very massive and not great for beginners.
  • Only fifteen percent completed with slow progress.

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The Verdict

A lot of the reason this list was created was to provide you with ideas for your creations. Pinning down just one perfect blueprint is a bit impossible, as all builds depend on what you need and your tastes. Zevandir’s House Plan is great as it gives the user a lot of leeway. JUMP is a wonderful complex to get your creative juices flowing. The Church of the Dead is fantastic for more adventurous playthroughs.

Depending on what sort of Minecraft blueprints you’re looking for, the options may be totally different for you. These are some of the best projects to help you get inspired about something to build on your own; but they may not be exactly what you’re looking for. If you know what you need, either building it yourself or getting inspiration from similar sources by doing a quick internet search may be your best bet.

Regardless, Minecraft is what you make it. Choosing which Minecraft blueprints to use doesn’t have to be a commitment, as you can just start over again and again with infinite replay value, especially with almost constant updates the main game and mods. The mods, however, are another beast entirely. For now, get your creativity started and enjoy the builds.

No Sound In Minecraft? Here’s A Quick Fix

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Being an enthusiastic Minecraft player has a lot of great perks. For example, you get to be part of a global community where fans interact with one another. Users can simply play the game or mod it as much as they wish to enhance the experience for themselves and others. However, just like everything else in the world, Minecraft has flaws, particularly when it comes to playing the game. Having no sound in Minecraft can be a miserable experience because not only is it less fun to play, but you could also miss audio cues and other important information.

There is absolutely no reason to worry if you have no sound in Minecraft. We are here to help you fix the problem and get you back to enjoying the game in all of its glory! So whether you are a newcomer who is experiencing the problem or a veteran who encountered the issue out of the blue, we will guide you through the process and make sure the audio problem doesn’t happen again. 

An Introduction to Minecraft

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If you are new to Minecraft, you might wonder what it is and why is it so popular. You are probably aware of Minecraft as a game, but don’t really know what it is.

Minecraft is not your traditional video game in that it has no levels nor any particular objectives. Instead, Minecraft is an open-world sandbox game where players build various items in order to survive from the monsters that come out at night. You can use the entire world at your disposal by harvesting what it has to offer and using what you harvest to build items, including weapons. Minecraft offers many possibilities, and you can build whatever you want. Whether it’s a complicated structure, weapon, or some kind of underground cave, you get to decide; you’re only limited by what you can find.

As you might have guessed, sound can be very important when dealing with the monsters. You have to know if they are close by or somewhere in the distance. With no sound in Minecraft, you are playing a guessing game. In the next section, we will help you troubleshoot Minecraft if you ever experience any issues or difficulties with the game, particularly with regards to sound.

Troubleshooting Audio

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This first part applies to audio in Windows 10, which includes all Windows apps as well as Minecraft. First, try playing audio through another app, such as Media Player. If the sound works, the issue is likely with Minecraft, so you can skip ahead to that section of this article. If the sound does not work, then you know the problem is likely elsewhere in the system. While some of these solutions are specific to Windows 10, others are general enough to be helpful if you’re playing Minecraft on a Mac.

Solution 1: Check if Audio Is Muted

You may have accidentally muted the audio at one point. To easily fix that, select the Windows icon in the lower-right corner of your device. Then, find the volume icon on the task bar and make sure the volume is set higher than zero and isn’t muted.

Solution 2: Check Connection

If you hear any crackling sounds in your headphones or through your speakers, check to ensure all the cables are securely connected. If not, try to reconnect them. If you only hear the distortion while using that accessory, it may be faulty and need to be replaced.

Solution 3: Check and Unplug Audio Accessories

If there’s another audio accessory plugged into your device and you’re not using it, the audio may be diverted to that accessory. Check the accessory to hear if there is any sound. If there is sound, unplug the accessory, and check for sound in your speakers or headphones.

Solution 4: Run the Troubleshooting Wizard

On the task bar, either right click or press and hold the volume icon. Next, select “Troubleshoot sound problems” and follow the instructions given to you. Windows troubleshooter has grown quite helpful in recent years.

Solution 5: Check for Updates

Your device may require an update which you haven’t installed yet. Sometimes, system updates can contain updates for the audio as well. Check your system to see if an update is required. If that’s the case, go ahead an update your system and device.  

Solution 6: Check for Issues and Updates from the Manufacturer

Your Windows 10 device relies on your audio hardware which in turn relies on software called “drivers.” Drivers are updated frequently, so even if your hardware is brand new, it’s a good idea to check for updates. To check, first select the Windows icon in the lower-left corner. Then, in the search bar, type “dxdiag.exe” and then select “dxdiag Run Command” in the list of results, or press Enter.

Next, in the sound tab, find the provider of the audio device and then note the name, model, and version number. Then go online and use the information to find if there are any required updates.

Once again, this section is meant to help you resolve audio problems on your device, not Minecraft. If you have no audio at all, then the problem will affect Minecraft as well. Hopefully, you found a solution. In the next section, we will help you fix any audio problems pertaining exclusively to Minecraft. If you do have audio on your device but no sound in Minecraft, chances are, there is something within Minecraft itself. It’s also noteworthy that some of the solutions might overlap because they are similar in nature.  

No Sound in Minecraft? Here’s a Quick Fix

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What do you do when you have no sound in Minecraft? Luckily, there are multiple easy solutions for fixing the problem, some which are similar to the troubleshooting ones.

Solution 1: Check if Minecraft Is Muted by Accident

As with Windows, Minecraft has its own mute button. Right click on the volume icon (lower-right corner of taskbar) and select “Open Volume Mixer.” From there, check if Minecraft’s audio is at zero or is muted. If so, adjust the volume to hear sound. If you still don’t hear any audio, go to the audio settings in Minecraft (options > settings), click “Music & Sound” and/or “Audio” and check if the audio settings are at 100%. Finally, click “Done” and relaunch Minecraft.  

Solution 2: Update the Audio Driver

Another solution is to update your audio driver. For that, there are two methods: manual and automatic.

Manual

Go to the manufacturer website of your sound card, find the latest version of the driver, and install it in your computer. Please refer to solution six in the above section for the exact steps.

Automatic

If you do not have the time nor the skills to update your driver manually, you can use the automatic method instead. Go to the Driver Easy website, download and install the program. Run the program and choose “Scan Now.” Then, if the program detects a problem with your audio driver, select “Update,” and let Driver Easy do the rest.

Solution 3: Try the F3 + S or F3 + T Key Combination

Press F3 and S at the same time to force reload the game. If that fails, try F3 and T. Reportedly, many players who had no sound in Minecraft stated that this solution worked for them.

Solution 4: Change the “Mipmap Levels”

If your version of Minecraft is the JAVA Edition, try changing the “Mipmap Levels” option in the video settings. To do that, first open options within Minecraft and go to video settings. Once in video settings, move the slider to change mipmap levels. Afterwards, select “Done” to save changes. Finally, relaunch Minecraft.

Solution 5: Reinstall Minecraft

Another solution you can try is to reinstall Minecraft. Find Minecraft on your computer and uninstall it; this will be under settings > apps. Scroll until you find Minecraft and uninstall it. Then, go back to the Microsoft store (or wherever you downloaded the game from) and reinstall the game.

Solution 6: Modify the Sound Settings

Right-click the volume icon, select “Sounds,” then select “Playback.” Next, select your default playback device and then click “Configure.” For the audio channels, choose stereo. After selecting stereo, check the box next to “Front Left and Right.” Finally, select “Finish.”

We hope that one of these solutions has worked out for you and you have managed to restore audio in your version of Minecraft.
 

Conclusion

Having no sound in Minecraft can be a terrible experience, especially if you play the game on a daily basis. From 12 different solutions to choose from, each ranging from Minecraft itself to the PC device, you will hopefully find one that does the trick. Some of them are simple while others are slightly more complicated. However, by following the steps we have given you, you should have no problems!

If any of the solutions have worked out for you, be sure to reference this article to a friend or anyone else that you know who might experience an audio problem with Minecraft.

How To Make A Cobblestone Generator In Minecraft

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If you’ve been playing Minecraft for more than a few minutes, then you already realize the importance of cobblestone. It’s an extremely useful material for a variety of applications, which is why you may want to learn how to make a cobblestone generator. Having one of these can simplify your construction projects and save you time. It also allows you to leave the terrain in your environment untouched and pristine.

What Is Cobblestone in Minecraft?

Cobblestone is one of the most important types of blocks that you can mine in Minecraft. It’s essential for creating many of the basic stone tools and it’s a foundational element in building design, especially when you’re starting out.

You can find cobblestone in many places. It’s present underneath the first few layers of dirt in most biomes, so often all you have to do is dig down far enough and you’ll stumble upon it. Many times, it will simply be in exposed rock on the side of a cliff. This is one of the easier ways to get some. It’s also common in the dark caverns deep in the earth. Watch out for monsters while you’re down there, though!

Cobblestone is automatically generated in the landscape, but it can also be generated by contact between lava and water. You may have noticed this if you’ve ever lurked inside a cave and gone deep enough to see the lava flows. Sometimes you’ll see a spread of cobblestone along the ground surrounding a lava waterfall near a water source.

What Is a Cobblestone Generator?

A cobblestone generator is a simple “machine” that you can build for yourself that will make unlimited cobblestone. This way, you don’t have to hunt for your cobblestone or dig deep in the ground for it.

Sometimes it’s easy to find cobblestone in the environment, like on the side of a cliff. If you build a huge structure, though, you may eventually run out in the more obvious places and you’ll have to start digging. In some biomes—like the desert biome, for instance—it can actually be a bit hard to find exposed cobblestone at all.

You may also find that you don’t want to dig up the terrain around you for aesthetic reasons. Maybe you have a really beautiful yard and you don’t want to mess things up by mining for cobblestone.

This is where the cobblestone generator comes in. It takes advantage of the fact that lava and water mix to make cobblestone, and it results in a simple, automated method for generating cobblestone blocks.

When it comes to how to make a cobblestone generator, it’s just a matter of gathering materials that any beginner could get their hands on. These generators can be simple or have a complex design—but we’ll focus on making one that will only require you to dig a few holes.

Materials to Make a Cobblestone Generator in Minecraft

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You don’t need much to make a cobblestone generator. It only requires four—maybe five—materials:

  • 2 buckets
  • 1 shovel (optional)
  • Water
  • Lava

How to Make the Buckets

The first thing you’re going to need are some buckets to hold the liquids—in this case, water and lava. There’s no difference between a water bucket and a lava bucket, but you’ll want to make two buckets so that you can carry both at the same time. To make a bucket, you’ll need three iron ingots. You get these by mining iron ore and smelting it into iron ingots.

If you have no iron at all, you may be able to find some iron ore exposed on the side of a cliff, but you’ll usually have to dig for it. Iron ore blocks look a bit like cobblestone blocks, but with rusty red particles in them. Once you smelt enough iron ore in a furnace and get three ingots, you will add them to your crafting table. Place one ingot in the middle square of the bottom row, one on the first square of the middle row, and one in the last square of the middle row. This will make a bucket for you. Do this twice to get two buckets and put them in your inventory. You’ll have to go looking for the lava and water after that.

How to Make the Shovel

The shovel is easy enough to make. If you want a stone shovel, you’ll just need two sticks and a piece of cobblestone. They go in the middle column of the crafting grid—the cobblestone goes on top and the two sticks go in the squares below.

What if you don’t have any cobblestone, though? After all, you don’t know how to make a cobblestone generator yet, right? No problem, you can just make a wooden shovel. Replace the cobblestone block in the crafting recipe with any type of wood planks.

If you want a fancier shovel, you can make them out of iron, gold, or even diamond as well. You can also just dig with your hands, which is what we recommend since you’re not going to need to dig much to make the generator.

Where to Get the Water

There should be a body of water nearby, but if you can’t find one, you could also try digging until you find some source of groundwater. By far the easiest way is to just keep walking until you find a lake or pond, though. If you’re in a desert biome, you may have to go to a wetter one.

Once you find the water, just dip your bucket in and put the full bucket in your inventory.

Where to Get the Lava

Lava is a bit harder to find than water, usually. Sometimes it is exposed and flowing at the surface. In that case, it’s easy to just take your second bucket and scoop some up. Often, though, you will have to dig and walk around in some caves until you find some lava. If you happen to see the mouth of an underground cave at night and there is light coming from inside of it, this is also a good sign that there is lava down there.

Just as with the water, dip your bucket in the lava and put it in your inventory. Be careful, though, since lava can be dangerous. Never touch it directly or you could catch on fire.

How to Make a Cobblestone Generator in Minecraft

Finally, let’s discuss how to make a cobblestone generator once you have all of your materials.

How to Make a Cobblestone Generator: The Simple Way

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The simplest way to make a cobblestone generator is like this:

  1. Dig a trench in the dirt that is six blocks long, one block wide, and one block deep.
  2. In one of the middle blocks of the trench itself, dig another one-block hole so that it’s deeper in that one spot. This is where the fluids will meet and your cobblestone will be born.
  3. Pour your water on one side.
  4. Pour your lava on the opposite side.
  5. If you’ve done everything right, a cobblestone should appear in the center block between the two liquids. Mine the cobblestone and you will notice that another cobblestone appears to take its place! This is how to make a cobblestone generator that endlessly produces more cobblestone. Just keep mining and you’ll have all the cobblestone that you want without having to damage any of the landscape.
  6. There are a few things that you should keep in mind, though: when pouring the water, be careful not to allow it to touch the source of the lava. If it does, this will turn it into obsidian instead of cobblestone and your lava will disappear as well. Obsidian is a really strong block, but it’s kind of a pain to work with because it can only be mined with a diamond pickaxe.
  7. Another thing to watch out for is the cobblestone block falling into the lava itself when you mine it, which can cause you to lose the cobblestone. There are a few ways around this, but the easiest way is to build a cover around the lava so that the cobblestone can’t drop into it. This will also keep you from falling into the lava yourself!

How to Make a Cobblestone Generator: The Fancy Way

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There are variations on this simple idea that automate the cobblestone generator. For example, you can add a piston to the system that pushes the cobblestone out of the way periodically, so that the generator can make more cobblestone without your having to mine it right away.

This is more advanced stuff, though. You’ll have to learn how to create a piston, a clock circuit, and other elements that would allow you to automate the process. For now, start with the simple version and then add components as you improve and refine the design.

Conclusion

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If you’re sick of having to go searching around the landscape to find cobblestone to mine, then making a cobblestone generator might be exactly what you need. It’s particularly convenient when you’ve found an area that you really like and you don’t want to mess up the terrain. It makes it easier to settle down in a single area without having to make long trips underground, too.

These generators are very easy to make even if you only have simple tools. With a couple of buckets and some lava and water, you can make endless cobblestone to suit all of your needs in Minecraft.

Top 10 Minecraft Skyblock Servers

Minecraft has become a sort of cult-classic game that almost everyone has had a chance to play. There’s not much to it. The main aspects are to mine and craft which includes exploration, building, and creating. You can even do so with friends on private or public servers. However, even with the constant updates, things can sometimes get a little boring. Public servers are here to spice up your adventures which is where Minecraft Skyblock servers enter the game.

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Minecraft Skyblock servers offer a whole new and exciting game mode to a game you already know and love. By giving the player a very limited amount of materials and space to work with, you’re getting a whole new challenge from any previous Minecraft experience. Adding adventure, tasks, and player-versus-player aspects make the game mode even more exciting and new.

In order to enjoy the full-depth that a Minecraft Skyblock server brings, it’s recommended that you experience it with friends. After all, that tiny island might get a little lonely otherwise. That’s where these servers come in. You get to experience Skyblocks with friends no matter where they are or even new friends you met on the server.

Regardless of how you enjoy playing them, this list is here to give you some of the best Minecraft Skyblock servers available to the public right now. Have fun and enjoy the new aspects this game mode brings to the table.

Product FAQ

1. What Is Minecraft? 

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Minecraft is a 2011 sandbox video game primarily for the PC that allows players to build and explore. With constant updates and lots of multi-player options, the game continues to find ways to stay relevant, unique, and fun. By going online and allowing users to create game modes for themselves, like the Minecraft Skyblock servers, players stay engaged for years on end.

2. What Do Minecraft Skyblock Servers Do? 

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A Minecraft server is a place where people can play online with multiple players. Skyblocks are a type of user-built environment where the player is given a very small piece of land comprised of a few blocks to work with. From there, different servers include a variety of rules and features but the main rule is to survive. With limited materials and a small space, this is more difficult and a lot more fun than you may think.

3. How Do Minecraft Skyblock Servers Work? 

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Most of Minecraft Skyblock servers allow the user to create and build around the Skyblock with the challenge of survival. These have evolved into player-versus-player modes where different teams are given their own Skyblocks. Now there are infinite ways to play Skyblocks with different roleplay themes.

4. Where Can You Buy Minecraft? 

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Minecraft can be purchased at minecraft.net but the servers are a little different. You’ll have to find open ones online, like in this article, to get involved. Joining a server is often free but many of them have pay-to-win options that include different bundles players can buy depending on the game or server.

5. Where Can You Find More Minecraft Servers?

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There are many places online where you can find a Minecraft server to suit your wants and needs. However, minecraftservers.org is a great place to start your search as the site provides information about almost every public server in the game.

How We Reviewed

All of these Minecraft Skyblock servers have a great reputation in the Minecraft community. Many of them are very popular while some have a smaller player base. More importantly, not all of them offer just Skyblocks to play in. We’re all about giving you a variety to choose from, so enjoy what you can find on this list.

Overall Price Range of This Product (and Similar Products)

Joining any of these Minecraft Skyblock servers are free. However, the extra add-ons can sometimes cost. Prices can range from $15 to $300 depending on the server you’re in and what you plan to buy. Just remember that everything you buy isn’t permanent and is generally acting as donations to the server you’re a part of. These bundles are ways to show appreciation and get ahead of the competition at the same time.

What We Reviewed

  • Hypixel
  • Kannukas
  • ExtremeCraft
  • SkyLords
  • MC-Ages
  • GrandTheftMC
  • MysticCraft
  • Mafia Craft
  • Prime Network
  • Mineplex

Hypixel

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Hypixel is a community-run server with tons of different game modes. Being one of the most popular and well-known servers in the Minecraft community, there are also tons of people always available. Included in their games list is Skywars, which is one of the Minecraft Skyblock servers. This mode creates a player-versus-player experience where everyone is assigned to a team with their own Skyblock. The aim is to be the last players standing by using weapons or intuition to knock other players off.

Pros

  • This Skyblock server inspires a competitive environment without getting dull.
  • The Skyblock games don’t last long enough for you to get frustrated or bored.

Cons

  • There aren’t a lot of options to be creative in this game mode.
  • The player-versus-player mode may not be for everyone.

Where to Find

Hypixel.net or join the mc.hypixel.net server in Minecraft multi-player.

Kannukas

Kannukas is a server set out of Estonia. Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of information about this server anymore and there are rumors that it is offline. However, Kannukas is an older server that once offered Skyblocks for players to enjoy even if they were the original kind.

Pros

  • The original Skyblocks are a lot of fun and never really get old.
  • Kannukas is an old server in good standing.

Cons

  • May be offline now.
  • The Skyblocks aren’t very unique.

Where to Find

Kannukas.com or join mc.kannukas.com in Minecraft.

ExtremeCraft

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ExtremeCraft, much like Hypixel, offers a variety of game modes for people to enjoy. The difference is that they have more than one Skyblock inspired mode. They offer the original Skyblock mode as well as Skywars like the Hypixel server and Skygrid. The Skygrid is made out of many different blocks to create a grid-like pattern that you have to survive on. The blocks include chests and mob spawners.

Pros

  • Offers different Skyblock modes for you to enjoy.
  • There’s also a game mode called Acid Island that’s similar.

Cons

  • More player-versus-player modes that may not be for everyone.
  • The Skyblock you create must remain on that server with other people.

Where to Find

SkyLords

SkyLords is a server strictly for Skyblocks and everyone who enjoys them. There’s a pretty large community to get involved with if you consider joining a server by yourself. However, this server is pay to win, so to speak. They have an online store that offers bundles to help your Skyblock and overall game in the server. If you don’t want to put out any money, you may find the server a little lacking.

Pros

  • The server is strictly for Skyblocks.
  • There’s a pretty large community.

Cons

  • Doesn’t offer a lot of variety.
  • The payable options are a bit unfair to users not willing to pay money.

Where to Find

MC-Ages

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MC-Ages is an older server that has a strong and loyal community. While they have a few different modes, they also offer a Skyblock mode. There are commands that the moderators installed to change or teleport to your Skyblock and work from there. The server also has guilds and events to enjoy.

Pros

  • The guilds and events ensure that you won’t get left out of the fun.
  • The commands for the Skyblock mode makes things much easier.

Cons

  • Hard to get into for beginners.
  • Also has payment options.

Where to Find

GrandTheftMC

GrandTheftMC is a Minecraft inspired by the game Grand Theft Auto V. They have a few game modes to celebrate Grand Theft Auto, including Vice. The Vice mode is a new take on Skyblocks, connecting everything with the theme of Grand Theft Auto running throughout.

Pros

  • Interesting new take on Skyblocks to try out.
  • Big player community.

Cons

  • If you’re not a Grand Theft Auto fan, this might not be for you.
  • There are a few problems with lagging in the server.

Where to Find

Grandtheftmc.net or join the server mc-gtm.net on Minecraft.

MysticCraft

MysticCraft is a bit of a smaller server but is just as fun as those massively popular ones. They have two primary game modes both center on player-versus-player called Hurus and Ultra. Ultra is a sort of new take on Skyblock as the player is given a very large piece of land to work with. This changes the game and makes it a little easier while also prolonging the game.

Pros

  • Another new take on typical Skyblocks.
  • The server offers something refreshingly different to the Minecraft community.

Cons

  • More payable options.
  • There aren’t as many players.

Where to Find

Mysticcraft.com.br or join the server jogar.mysticcraft.com.br in Minecraft.

Mafia Craft

As another roleplaying map, Mafia Craft is based on an earlier sandbox game called Mafia. The environment is very player-versus-player with some acting as criminals and others as cops. There are ways to build guns, grow drugs, and become a kingpin on the black market. Regardless, there aren’t a lot of Skyblock options in this game, but the available game can be fun.

Pros

  • A different sort of roleplaying adventure.
  • The modpack adds new recipes to play around with.

Cons

  • Not really a Skyblock style map.
  • Not appropriate for all ages.

Where to Find

Mafia-craft.com or join the server mc.mafia-craft.com in Minecraft.

Prime Network

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Prime Network or PrimeMC is a huge server with a lot of players and different game modes. Included among prison, factions, and kit there is the infamous Skyblock mode. Sadly, this one isn’t a very unique Skyblock except for the roleplaying elements and player-versus-player attitude. If you’re interested in classic Skyblock with an interesting group of people, this is the one to try.

Pros

  • Sometimes the most classic option is the best one.
  • The roleplay elements add just enough of a twist to be engaging.

Cons

  • Not terribly unique and memorable compared to others.
  • The player-versus-player aspects may not be for everyone.

Where to Find

Mineplex

Mineplex is so massive and popular that it’s even an official partner with Minecraft. This server has four categories (Classics, Arcade, Survival, and Champions) each with their own game modes. A few of the different game modes offer a Skyblock style map to work with as players try to survive, fight, or play out Super Smash Bros from their tiny island. Mineplex is huge and works as a good start for beginners.

Pros

  • Thousands of players online at any given moment.
  • So many game modes to choose from and enjoy.

Cons

  • There is a such thing as a crowd in Minecraft and this might be it.
  • Server may lag with so many people involved.

Where to Find

The Verdict

While Hypixel is a classic server that everyone should experience at least once, ExtremeCraft is a great place if you’re looking for Skyblocks and lots of fun. It has a vast community and lots of different Skyblock modes unique to the server that allow users to enjoy new aspects of the mode they may not have thought of before, particularly the Skygrid.

When it comes to Minecraft Skyblock servers, you’re going to find a lot of the same. The trick is to discover an engaging community you click with and game modes you enjoy. Even if you get tired of Skyblocks, Hypixel, ExtremeCraft, and other servers offer different modes to keep you coming back for more again and again.

Minecraft itself might be an old game, but the online communities and the new updates keep players interested. Not to mention the sandbox aspect that allows players to do whatever they want with whoever they want. The special thing about Minecraft is giving players the tools to create and leaving them to it without any set rules to stop them. This is how Skyblocks came to be and how other modes just as popular have been created or are coming up as we speak. The point is, if you’ve already signed off on Minecraft, give it another chance. You may be surprised.

How to Breed Villagers in Minecraft – A Simple Guide

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Do you love Minecraft? Are you looking for a way to advance your game, trade more, and have easy, consistent, access to iron ingots? Learning how to breed villagers in Minecraft is a beneficial tool that not only advances your gameplay but also works to unlock new items for you and your village.

If you are interested in learning how to breed villagers keep reading! Below we have compiled a step-by-step guide on how to successfully produce Minecraft villagers for a number of uses. We will also answer some of your burning questions regarding the game and its mechanics.

Quick Navigation
What Is the Purpose of Breeding Villagers in Minecraft?
Is There a Need to Breed Villagers in Minecraft?
How to Breed Villagers in Minecraft
Step One: Create a Tall Square
Step Two: Place Doors
Step Three: Lure Villagers
Tip: Genders
Step Four: Feed
Step Four: Feed
Step Five: Wait
The Importance of Doors
The Importance of Height
Creating a Villager Farm
Farmer
Breeder
Detector
Can You Create Too Many Villagers?
Conclusion

What Is the Purpose of Breeding Villagers in Minecraft?

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Learning how to breed villagers in Minecraft can be beneficial for a number of reasons. One of the most useful reasons to breed villagers in Minecraft is for the purpose of creating an iron golem farm. Iron golem farms are used to gain continuous iron ingots and poppies.

If your goal is to create an iron golem farm, you will have to consider learning how to breed villagers. The reason breeding villagers is necessary for iron golem farms is because, for each golem, ten villagers are needed. That means, if you want to have ten golems in your village, you will need at least 100 extra villagers. Villagers are not easy to come by, so many players resort to breeding villagers in bulk.

Is There a Need to Breed Villagers in Minecraft?

One of the most significant needs for villager breeding in Minecraft is for trading halls. A villager trading hall is a literal hall in which villagers line up to trade with you. The best part about villager trading halls is that you can discard the villagers who are in the hall trying to trade unwanted items.

Learning how to breed villagers in Minecraft is the best way to make a successful villager trading hall. Villager trading halls open your game up to new items you wouldn’t typically have access to. We also know how hard it is to kidnap other villagers and bring them to your villager trading hall; so breeding is going to be your best method here.

How to Breed Villagers in Minecraft

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Are you ready to starting learning how to breed villagers in Minecraft? Below is a step-by-step guide on one of the easiest ways to encourage your villagers to produce. Keep reading to learn more:

Step One: Create a Tall Square

To start learning how to breed villagers in Minecraft you will need to create a hollowed-out square. We suggest making a 12 x 12 square of blocks. For this step, it does not matter which type of blocks you use.

You will want to ensure that you make your 12 x 12 square of blocks at least two blocks tall. Making your square two blocks tall keeps the box secure. You will want this box to be protected because you will be putting villagers inside of it, and you do not want them hopping out.

Step Two: Place Doors

The second step to successfully breeding villagers is to place your doors on your square of blocks. Place a door around each side and edge of your square. Make sure you have the doors facing the right way otherwise you won’t be able to get your villagers inside.

Step Three: Lure Villagers

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The third step to successfully knowing how to breed villagers in Minecraft is to lure villagers into your newly constructed square of blocks. If the villagers don’t make their way over to your structure, naturally you can attract them in a few ways. We recommend luring villagers using a minecart to push them into your structure using a lead. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different lead methods or lures.

Tip: Genders

Not sure how to tell apart men from women villagers? That is because villagers have no gender. You do not need to make sure there are any number of men or women because if both parties are willing, a child will be created.

Step Four: Feed

Once you have lured villagers into your enclosure, you can begin to work on their willingness to breed. A villagers willingness to breed can be based on a number of factors. First and foremost, one of the easiest tricks to increase breeding willingness is to provide food.

Food is an essential step to learning how to breed villagers. To feed villagers, throw food at their feet in order for them to obtain it into their inventory. If the villager has too much food, it will throw the food to other villagers for them to receive. The amount of food to provide a villager before they are willing to breed varies depending on the type of food. We recommend trying the following amounts and types:

  • Bread: 3
  • Carrots: 12
  • Potatoes: 12
  • Beetroot: 12

Step Four: Feed

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Are you feeding your villagers and taking all of the necessary enclosure precautions and still not seeing an increase in willingness? Try trading with your villagers to grow your relationship. Trading with villagers can often heighten their desire to breed.

Step Five: Wait

After you have ensured that your villagers are willing to breed (If you are not sure if your villagers are willing to breed, check for hearts floating around their person), you can go about your business. All you have to do now is to wait. Luckily, in the world of Minecraft, waiting for villagers to breed and produce a child only takes around 20 minutes.

The Importance of Doors 

Doors have a very important use in Minecraft and breeding. In your village, a detector is counting your villagers and doors almost every minute. In order for a door to be counted as a door in your specific village, it needs to have an inside and an outside. This is why door placement is so important; you want to ensure that your door can actually function in order to be counted. If the door opens from the inside but not the outside, this is not a proper door.

The Importance of Height 

How tall you make your breeding enclosure is very important. If you have followed the instructions above and are still not seeing an increase in willingness, your structure may be too high. As we learned above, your structure should stick to around two blocks tall. Three blocks or more will cause any doors attached to the blocks to not register properly. Doors that are not registered will stop your villagers from breeding.

Creating a Villager Farm

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Do you love the idea of endless iron ingots? Who doesn’t? If you want even more iron or even more trading opportunities, you will need to be creating new villagers on a consistent basis. One of the best ways to breed villagers consistently in Minecraft is to create a villager farm. To set up a villager farm, make sure that no other villages are in the surrounding 80 block radius.

Farmer

You will need three different types of villagers to get the process started. First and foremost you will need a farmer to tend to the crops that are used to feed the villagers inside your farm. The farmer itself will not deliver the crops to your farm.

Breeder

The second villager you will need to create a villager farm is a breeder. The designated breeder will take the food the farmer makes and provide it to the villagers. The breeder is also the one who will be performing the breeding work and producing children.

Detector

The detector is an essential part of the village breeding farm process because they register doors to the village. Villagers will only be willing to breed if the population is lower than 35% of the number of doors in the village. Ensuring you have a detector will ensure that breeding can occur inside your villager farm.

Can You Create Too Many Villagers? 

Believe it or not, if you have set up a villager farm or a designated breeding station, you will acquire new villagers every twenty minutes or so, if done correctly. If you lose track of time or forget about your continuous breeding, chances are you may have more villagers than you know what to do with. This is why it is imperative to have a way to halt breeding at any given time.

If you do not find a way to stop your villagers from breeding, they can cause some serious game lag. That’s right, the villagers will continue to breed, much like rabbits, until you forcibly stop them. If you already have too many, try creating a new village to add the extras to or set up an iron golem farm!

Conclusion

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You have finally done it; you have learned how to breed villagers in Minecraft. No matter your reason for creating more villagers, you now have an effective and quick way to do so. Just make sure that you remember to provide food and check back often. You don’t want to accidentally lock doors and forget about all of the new villagers that were just created.

As always remember to have fun. After all, Minecraft is just a game. Best of luck breeding villagers and gaining new trades!

Top 10 Minecraft Faction Servers

Minecraft Faction Servers

Minecraft is one of the most popular games in the world, having the distinction of the most concurrent players at any one time for a single game. This block-built world has expanded beyond the initial survival adventure and spawned different ways to play, some expanding into worlds with friends. Minecraft faction servers are one of the top-rated versions of the game, pitting large teams of players against one and other for dominance over the vast lands of Minecraft.

This list will introduce you to the top ten Minecraft faction servers currently accepting new members. If you are looking for a new challenge in Minecraft with a team play element, then this list of Faction based servers will be an excellent place to start.


Product FAQ

Before we discuss the various Minecraft faction servers you can join, we want to cover the basics you need to know to make an informed decision about which faction to join.

1. What Are Minecraft Faction Servers?

Minecraft offers a bunch of different game styles to choose from, each one offering a different game-play experience. One of the most popular styles of Minecraft is called Factions. A Minecraft faction server is a dedicated world where hundreds of players can join up in the same game and play at the same time.

2. How Do You Play Minecraft Factions?

These Minecraft servers allow you to join up with a group of fellow players with the united goal of building a fortress to protect your valuables from the other factions in the world, which is self-contained on that server. The specific rules for each of the servers may differ, but the primary goal is always the same: be the best and strongest faction, and thus dominate your world.

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3. Who Can Play on Minecraft Faction Servers?

Anyone with a good internet connection and a basic understanding of the mechanics of the game can join up on any of these servers. There are wonderful starting options in each world that allow you to step into the faction experience and build your character one fight at a time. There are no restrictions on who can join as long as you obey the server specific rules and obey the commands of the appointed admins.

4. How Is Each Server Different?

Each of these Minecraft faction servers offers a different team play experience. Each one has a custom built play area where the world can offer vastly different options for defense and attack of the rival factions. Be careful when making your decision for which servers to join as each one posts different rules of what is allowed in battle and how you can fairly attack the other factions. It’s always a good note to make sure the individual faction will respond well to your specific play style.

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5. Can You Join More Than One Server?

One of the awesome parts about these multi-network factions games is you can join as many as you want. There’s really no way for these servers to demand you restrict yourself to just one game mode, so try multiple servers or even maintain simultaneous characters in different Minecraft faction servers without repercussions.


How We Reviewed

We reviewed some of the most popular Minecraft faction servers on the multi-player platform. We looked at reliability, user scores, the suite of options, and the overall playability for each server. After that, we compiled a list of the best and broke down the best and worst features of each one.


Overall Price Range of This Product (and Similar Products)

Each of these servers is free to join—even the ones that have a pre-approval or application process for full membership. Though they cost nothing for an initial play, all the Minecraft faction servers we reviewed have perks and special items available for anyone that’s kind enough to donate to their server community. This isn’t a nefarious way for them to rake in the bucks on the most played game in the world because running an efficient and reliable server for thousands of players requires money and expert time.

Because of these necessary running costs, these server administrators offer fun and powerful perks for people that spend real money to help them maintain the community at the highest standards. Most donation packages range from $5 up to $250, with a wide variety of options and special packages.


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What We Reviewed

Strongcraft.org
Snapcraft.net
Hypixel.net
Manacube.net
Primemc.org
Conspiracycraft.net
Mccentral.org
Mineverse.com
Purpleprison.net
Momentonetwork.net

Strongcraft.org

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Strongcraft is working hard to grow the number of daily users, so they are offering a lot of incentives for any new payer to join their faction ranks and vote for them every chance they get. The team here earns the daily votes with a clean and streamlined faction experience. This is a great community of servers to get into and make some new friends, and maybe a few enemies.

Pros  

Clean and streamlined design of the faction maps

● Strong vote incentives
● Clean and streamlined design of the faction maps

Cons  

● Few perk options

Price

Strongcraft has a system like most where you can exchange money for in-game currency. The prices range from $5 to $100 in most cases.


Where to Play

You can find the entire list of Strongcraft servers at this link: play.strongcraft.org

Snapcraft.net

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The team at Snapcraft work every day to make sure the game experience on their servers gets better and better. This is one of the most updated server networks on this list, with almost daily additions and style updates to the Minecraft factions servers. These are some fastest growing, dedicated groups of players and admins around. These admins and designers just want to deliver a superior faction experience.

Pros  

● Diverse modes of play
● Daily competitions and reward opportunities

Cons  

● Still developing back-end team

Price

The Snapcraft network offers perk packages that start around $20 and go up to $170, with a wide variety of extended packages you can buy for the game.

Where to Play

The Snapcraft server list can be found at the following link: play.snapcraft.net

Hypixel.net

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Hypixel is an old network of game servers for Minecraft, an empire that’s been built on a strict line of quality and dedication. The design and admin teams for this server family have put together the largest group of playable worlds in the Minecraft universe. This is one of the top performing Minecraft faction servers on this list.

Pros  

● A high number of daily repeat users
● A huge network of players

Cons  

● Challenging field of players

Price

The Hypixel network of Minecraft faction servers are all connected through a central purchase house, so you can trade using items purchased with real-world money. Sellers set the prices, which vary widely.

Where to Play

The Hypixel network of servers can be accessed at the following link: https://hypixel.net/

Manacube.net

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Manacube is a stylized collection of servers that have a well thought out rule set and good looking designs. This is still a growing community, so there is room for the Minecraft faction servers to expand into new territories and find new leaders in the team ranks.

Pros  

● Fun game designs
● Great admin and staff

Cons  

● Still a growing community

Price

Manacube has an internal purchase system for trading real money for the in-game currency. The prices start around $5 and go up to $100 for expanded game packages.


Where to Play

You can find the Manacube server list at this link: play.manacube.net

PrimeMC.org

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The Prime network for Minecraft is a great collection of playable game modes with articulate design and well thought out rule sets. This is still a growing network, so the people at Prime are working hard every day with new build and faction upgrades to drive a more consistent play base of users.

Pros  

● Great daily promotions
● Generous donation packages        

Cons  

● Low daily player count

Price

Prime MC has an excellent barter system in place, making the real world money you spend stretch a lot further than you would see on other Minecraft faction servers. The prices start as low as $2 and go up to around $60 for the more advanced add-ons.

Where to Play

You can register to gain access to Prime MC at the following link: https://primemc.org

Conspiracycraft.net

Conspiracycraft is one of the newer entries on this list, but that doesn’t take away from the gorgeous collection of worlds and game styles they have built. An expert team of designers has built some detailed and immersive worlds for you to survive and fight in. The Minecraft factions servers listed in this network are fun, reliable, and easy to learn.

Pros  

● Beautiful and unique map designs
● Immersive game play

Cons  

● Limited mod capabilities

Price

This network has a few purchase options if you want to rank up faster. The rank awards start at around $5 and go up from there, sometimes having packages around the $150 mark.

Where to Play

You can gain access to the Conspiracy Craft network of servers at this link: play.conspiracycraft.net

Mccentral.org

MC Central is one of the best-reviewed collections of multi-player worlds we played. This network is a fine collection of the favorite game styles in Minecraft, and factions modes are right at the top. These are challenges for even the most seasoned warrior, so bring your diamond sword and enchanted helmet to your faction and fight for prizes and glory.

Pros  

● Amazing game design
● Lots of game styles to choose

Cons  

● Expensive high-end rewards

Price

MC Central is one of the Minecraft faction servers that have a global trading system, allowing the real-world currency to exchange hands through their auction network. Prices for add-on items start around $10.

Where to Play

You can find the MC Central server access at the following link: https://www.mccentral.org/

Mineverse.com

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The people at Mineverse have dedicated themselves to building the best PvP maps available on the Minecraft network of multi-player servers. This dedication to fine detail sometimes leads to extended wait times for new content and updates to game-play, but that’s often worth it for the quality of design and implementation of this family of Minecraft faction servers.

Pros  

● Dedicated new build team    
● Inexpensive donation packages

Cons  

● Long waits between updates

Price

Mineverse has a more limited purchase system, offering donation options that start around $5.

Where to Play

You can access the Mineverse server list through the following link: mineverse.com

Purpleprison.co

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Purple Prison is a massive community of players dedicated to maximizing the excitement of Minecraft. What started as an exclusive prison network has blossomed into a multi-play style series of individual servers. With generous donation packages and reliable connections, this is a strong contender for the best Minecraft faction server.

Pros  

● Challenging faction play
● A friendly community of gamers

Cons  

● Difficult play settings

Price

The Purple Prison network has an expanded auction system, especially when you compare it to the other Minecraft faction servers. The prices start around $5 for a basic contribution and top at around $100. There is no max spending cap for individual players.


Where to Play

You can access the Purple Prison server at this link: purpleprison.co

Momentonetwork.net

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The Moment Network is a collection of game style servers that have been up and running reliably since 2014. The dedicated community of managers and administrators are well-reviewed and loved by the community of long-time players. The Minecraft faction servers on the Momento Network are fun and massive, giving way to large groups of crusaders fighting for territory.

Pros  

● Reliable network of players
● Dedicated and communicative admins

Cons  

● Expensive perk packages in the beginning

Price

This is one of the more expensive Minecraft faction servers, making the ranking system more “pay-to-play” than some other entries on this list. The prices start out around $10 for basic rewards and go up from there, with no max-spending limit for players.

Where to Play

You can connect to the Moment Network at this link: momentonetwork.net


The Verdict

This was a full list of Minecraft faction servers, with each network offering their unique brand of massive multi-player play. All the server families offer an excellent play experience and a chance to meet and bond with other lovers of this game. We are compelled to pick a favorite from the ten: MC Central. This massive network of well-worn, reliable, detail oriented servers is the best experience when you’re looking for massive faction battles.

We believe the best experience of faction play, especially for a beginning player, can be found on the MC Central network. It was reliable, creative, and has a beloved team of admins. We single out MC Central as the best of the top Minecraft faction servers.

How to Build a Minecraft Tower: A Complete Guide

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Building things in Minecraft is something that every player does in some way or another. Whether you are building a temporary shelter to weather the night, a mob grinder to harvest resources, a farm for food or a vast stone fortress, re-shaping Minecraft’s game world should be a familiar concept. In this article, we will go over the steps to build a basic Minecraft tower, as well as some other helpful tips and tricks that can be useful in your future Minecraft projects.

Introduction to Minecraft

If you are reading this article, then the odds are good that you’re already plenty familiar with Minecraft already and don’t need a fancy introduction to it. As video games go, Minecraft is one of the most popular games, not just in the last few years but of all time. And the game is getting better and better as time goes on.

In July of 2018, the 1.13 version of the game was released. Dubbed ‘The Update Aquatic,’ this latest update overhauled several aspects of Minecraft, most notably the game’s oceans. In addition to the seas, there were many technical improvements and bug fixes as well, showing that despite being in development for almost 10 years, the game is still being maintained by dedicated developers.

Much of the game’s popularity can perhaps be attributed to its free-form and open-ended gameplay. Beyond a basic goal of reaching the End and defeating the Ender Dragon, Minecraft as a whole leaves gameplay objectives solely in the hands of the player.

Benefits of Building a Tower

Back on topic, building a Minecraft tower (or any defensive structure for that matter) has several benefits, both tactically and appearance-wise. Keeping a degree of separation from your player avatar and the ground is a good idea, especially in Survival Mode.

Most of the game’s numerous hostile Mobs spawn on the ground, in poorly lit or unlit areas of the world. Therefore, having a measure of security in the form of distance and strong walls is a good thing. And this is best represented in the form of a tower made of stone bricks.

A Minecraft tower also looks good when designed properly. Through careful use of cosmetic blocks and greebles (the technical term for fine details that make something more visually interesting), you can transform an otherwise plain-looking tower into something visually striking and impressive.

How to Build a Minecraft Tower

What Tools You Will Need

Before we go out and get started, there are different items you are going to want in your inventory, especially if you are playing on Survival Mode:

  1. Weapons. Minecraft’s world is treacherous, so having a weapon to fend off those dangers should be common sense at this point. Bring an enchanted sword of you can.
  2. Armor. For the same reason as above, having a good set of armor protecting you can be the difference between life and death. We recommend iron armor or stronger.
  3. Tools. Pickaxes, lumber axes and shovels will all probably be necessary to some degree. Bring spares just in case your tools break.
  4. Food. It wouldn’t do you any good to starve to death while laying the groundwork of your next construction project, so bring along a stack of food. We recommend pork chops.
  5. Potions. If you can spare them, having a few Potions of Healing in your quick bar can be useful in many situations, especially combat.
  6. Torches. As mentioned above, Minecraft’s hostile Mobs spawn in poorly lit areas. So be sure to light your build area with plenty of torches.

What Blocks You Will Need

Understandably, your building materials are going to be the essential part of building a Minecraft tower. While these are recommended, they are just a guideline. This being Minecraft, feel free to substitute blocks for another kind if you desire it. One tip we can offer you regarding this is replacing sandstone for the stone bricks if you are building in the desert.

  1. 5-6 Stacks of Stone Bricks. In this build, Stone bricks will form the majority of the tower, mainly the walls.
  2. 1 Stack of Stone Brick Stairs. Stairs can serve not only as stairs, but they can double as decorations in the forms of crenellations and arrow slits.
  3. 1 Stack of Cobblestone Blocks. Cobblestone blocks will serve as the base and first floor of the tower.
  4. 1-2 Stacks of Oak Wood Slabs. Oakwood slabs will serve as the floor of any levels between the ground floor and roof, as well as the roof itself.
  5. Other Blocks. A door, ladders, torches, a trapdoor, and a few other blocks are either necessary or optional. Refer to the instructions below.

With the above said, we can move on.

Step 1: A Flat Place to Start

Before you start your Minecraft tower, you are going to want to find a flat and level place to build on. Preferably, high on a hill or a mountain. The reasoning here is that when your tower is itself high up, it will be harder to reach by both hostile mobs and players alike.

Having a height advantage against attackers is also advantageous, allowing you to fire arrows or throw potions down at them with ease. Water and lava buckets can also be used offensively from the top of the tower, adding yet another obstacle any would be attackers would have to contend with.

If the place you want to build isn’t flat and level to your liking, you can, of course, level it flat using your shovel and pickaxe, or by adding dirt and cobblestone to create a large and flat area. A roughly 9-by-9 block area should be adequate for this tower.

Step 2: Lay the Foundation

Once you have cleared or leveled out the appropriate area for your Minecraft tower, the next step is to lay the foundation. As outlined above, we are going for a foundation of cobblestone blocks, seven blocks in diameter.

If you are unsure at this part, the following website has a useful tool for checking circle size and shape in Minecraft: (https://www.plotz.co.uk/plotz-model.php?model=Ellipse). Otherwise, you’ll know you’ve got the right shape when the outermost sides are three blocks long, and the total number of placed blocks is 37.

Step 3: The Door and Walls

Next, begin placing stone bricks around the edge of the foundation, leaving a space for a door in the middle of one side of the ring. There are several doors to choose from here. We recommend using the spruce version of the wooden door as it helps to provide a nice medieval aesthetic to a given build. Once the first two ‘rings’ of stone brick blocks are placed, continue adding rings of stone bricks upward. At four blocks high you should have used about 62 blocks, discounting the two blocks unused in place of the door. This means that every four additional blocks of height in our tower will require at the most 64 blocks or one full stack of stone bricks. 

The tower we will be building here will be 12 blocks in height, meaning about three stacks of blocks total. However, feel free to add or remove layers if you feel the need to.

Step 4: Stairs or Ladders?

Now that we’ve completed the lower and central portions of the Minecraft tower, we can work on the upper portion. First, however, we should add a way to reach the top from the ground more easily. You have a couple of options here: You can use a simple wooden ladder that reaches from the ground floor to the top, or you can place a staircase going up and down.

Both of these approaches have their own advantages and disadvantages, but for simplicity’s sake, we recommend using ladders. Placing the ladder is straightforward: simply attach it to any of the interior walls of the tower, reaching up to the top. Add or remove as many ladder blocks as you need to, depending on the height of the tower.

Step 5: Topping it Off

Once you are satisfied regarding the height of the tower, we can now go about topping the Minecraft tower off. First, start by using stone brick blocks to make a 9-block diameter circle around the top of the middle section of the tower. Again, you can refer to the website linked above here. The 9×9 ring should be about 20 blocks in total. Fill the ring in with either up-facing wood slabs (wood slabs placed in the ‘upper’ portion of a block space) or more stone brick blocks, leaving space for either the ladder or the staircase as mentioned previously.

Once you’ve laid down the floor/roof of your tower, you can start to work on the crenelations. I.e., the decorative notches that form the tops of castle walls or battlements. These are easy and simple to do in Minecraft. 

First, add a second 9×9 ring of blocks, forming a low wall around the top. Next, add alternating blocks around the rim of the top of the tower. There are a couple of different layouts, so feel free to experiment here to see what’s more comfortable with you. We recommend placing blocks on the corners of the outermost sides.

Step 6: Finishing Touches

Congratulations! Your tower is complete. Now all you need to do is add the finishing touches. You can add furniture in the form of a bed, chests, furnaces and crafting tables. Add lighting by placing torches on the inner walls. You can even go the extra step and add additional floors inside the tower, dramatically increasing the available space to build on. You can hang custom banners on the sides of the tower’s crown, as a way of giving your personal touch to the building. Finally, if you want to add some variety and uniqueness to the outside, consider using vines or mossy stone brick blocks to give your tower an air of age and weathering. You can also add arrow slits in the walls of the tower by combining stone brick stairs with their upside-down variants.

Conclusion

There are many things to build in Minecraft. Whether it’s a house, a castle or something else, a degree of skill and some effort can make anything look good. With that said, we hope this guide for building a Minecraft tower is of help to you.

How To Build A Minecraft Barn: The Tips and Tricks

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Minecraft is so exciting when you gather resources to build something epic. However, building can also be a little frustrating, especially when you need the structure you are building to survive, but a Minecraft barn is just for storing cattle and various farming tools and items. So, for the sake of survival, the barn is not really something to stress over. In this tutorial, we will just focus on making a basic Minecraft barn. If you are new to Minecraft or just refreshing your memory, making a barn for your cattle and various animals is fairly simple. However, before we jump into the steps, let us briefly overview some basic information about a Minecraft barn and why it is significant in the game.

Why You Need a Minecraft Barn

Minecraft offers worlds upon worlds of pure adventure, along with complete control over the things within each created world. However, survival in the game is entirely dependent on resources found within the world. With these resources, the player will be able to craft and build a shelter, as well as other various buildings. Players can also add crops and collect harvest by planting seeds. Ideally, the barn would be in proximity of where crops are planted and harvested.

The Importance of a Minecraft Barn

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A Minecraft barn is a self-made structure where you can keep various animals that produce some kind of resource. This structure protects cattle from zombies, skeletons and spiders, as well as the occasional witch or enderman. It also keeps the animals from spawning and despawning and keeps them in the chosen pens. Barns keep the player stocked with resources like beef, milk, pork, eggs and wool. What is great about having resources nearby is that the less distance you travel, the slower your stamina depletes. There would also be less enemies to fight if you have to travel at night. All the way around, the barn is a necessary structure for survival in the game.

How to Build a Minecraft Barn

Brief Overview

Before the building starts, all the necessary resources must be gathered and crafted into building materials for the planned structure. If you want to build freely with all the items in Minecraft already in your inventory, just change the gamemode from “survival” to “creator” and build away! However, we are sticking to the former for this build to keep things casual and fair.

Prep Materials

Venture out into the wilderness to gather materials of your choice, and put them in a large chest near the area you will build on. You will need some space in your inventory for later. Be sure that you have enough of the right resources. To prepare for building a Minecraft barn, gather as many as desired of the following materials below:

  • Logs to craft into wooden planks                
  • Fencing Torches
  • Wooden doors
  • Signs
  • Pickaxes
  • Axes
  • Shovels
  • Hay
  • Glass/windows

Digging the Floor

Dig one block down and remove blocks in the shape of a large rectangle or square. Fill in the hole with blocks of your choice for the floor. Make this barn as big as you would like in length, width or height. However, do try to keep the base and walls of the barn at an even number of blocks. An odd number of blocks will make your building a bit funky, but if you do not mind it, go for it. It will still be a barn and hardly noticeable once the barn is finished.

Putting Up Some Walls

Now that you have the layout of the floor of the barn, it is time to build walls. Make the walls as tall as you would like the barn to be by adding layers of blocks around the floor. Build the outside walls up at least to where you would like to place the second floor. However, do not add the floor, yet. It will be easier to build the stables inside. Stables will keep the cattle from leaving your farm and protect against the beasts of the night.

Inside the Barn

Make a doorway in the wall by removing two blocks in any wall. This will give you the ability to enter the structure and start on stables for the animals. Each pen should be at least two blocks wide and three blocks long. If the barn is large enough, feel free to make the stables bigger. Make sure that you have a hallway through the middle of the barn for easy access to the stables. If it helps to see exactly how much space is desired for, as well as in between the stables for the animals, set up a stall outside of the structure and place any large animal within it using a lead. Find the perfect stable layout for the barn and the animals.

Time for the Stables

Building stables will be the most intensive part of the barn. Section off each stable by adding wooden fencing between and around each stall and insert a wooden gate in the front. Place hay in the stalls for food, use it to make the floor and in or around each stall, if desired. The layout of the stables is up to the player and can be done in a number of ways. Besides, it is not a complete barn if does not hold a ridiculous amount of hay, which is not only for eating, but for covering the barn floor, and feeding cows and other animals.

Upward onto the Attic

After the stables are done, you can now apply a layer of wooden planks over the top of your fist floor. The attic can be accessible by adding a ladder and making a hole in the floor. It is a normal trait for a basic barn of this style, and it could be used for storage or serve as a second floor of stables. Put a bed up there if you would like to stay close to something you may be working on or establish a spawning point.

Put a Roof over Their Heads

The roof is a little tricky. To achieve an A-frame style roof, place an extra layer of blocks on the surrounding walls. Then, place another layer on the outside of that addition and on top of the blocks for the walls. Delete the first layer you added, as this will provide a somewhat stair-like result. Repeat until the blocks meet in the middle of the roof. Fill in various open spaces in the front and back of the barn with blocks, stairs or slabs. This gives the roof a more realistic trim and shingles. Another option is creating a roof all your own. A flatter roof can be achieved in the same fashion, as you can simply add a smaller amount of layers.  The roof could also feature small side windows or patios, so get as fancy as your heart desires.

Rein in the Cattle

Add additional blocks to finish the details of the barn like the doors and windows, chests for storage, and torches for light inside and out to keep the monsters away at night. Add anything that achieves the desired look of your barn. The last thing to do is to move your cattle inside and let them provide you with sustenance. Cows, sheep, chicken, eggs, pigs, fish and rabbits are all sources of energy that you can cook to perfection in the brick oven. Catch fish nearby, or make a source of water and craft a fishing pole to catch a variety of fish from source water.  

Conclusion

Once you have finished the barn and brought in all the animals, you can get back to fighting for your survival. Hopefully, this tutorial was helpful for new players, parents, and even all the devout Minecraft players. While building can get confusing at times, the more you build, the more you learn. Dozens of reliable Minecraft video tutorials are available via YouTube for just about everything you can think of and every problem that you could run into.

However, not only is it just really cool to build a barn, but it is very important for the players’ chances of survival. The barn is meant to provide resources like milk, eggs and various meats. Having the barn makes finding food much less stressful, and a lot less time and stamina can be spent on wandering to find animals to kill for meat, eggs and milk. Tame wolves and horses to venture onward and upward, and you can have them carry items and wear armor. The wolves, when tamed, will attack hostile mobs to protect the player. However, they can only sustain so much damage before they inevitably die and you are out a furry friend.

When building and exploring in the endless possibilities of Minecraft worlds, it can be very inspiring and helpful to see what others have created. This provides a sense of motivation to create and share your creations. It also helps to practice some building before starting on a large project. Get to know the materials and all of their possibilities for crafting, cooking and mining. Journey deep into the darkness of caves to mine gemstones. Building a Minecraft barn will become second nature, and soon, all of your builds will be epic!

Top 10 Best Minecraft Horror Maps

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Minecraft is one of the most versatile games ever created. The simple block-built world makes creative control easy, giving designers and game architects the perfect sandbox to play in. Because of this open world and free control, we can find thousands of free maps ready for download for the Java version of Minecraft. There are maps for every genre, so there is always something for everyone, even fans of scary movies. Today we want to discuss some of the best Minecraft horror maps available for the game and hopefully show you how much fun it can be to be scared in this boxy world.

Product FAQ

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Before we get into the top ten horror maps available for download, we want to talk about some of the most common questions people have about these types of user-generated maps. Minecraft is a simple game at face value, but when you get into multi-player settings like this, you can find new and more difficult challenges to face.

1. What Are Minecraft Maps?

One reason Minecraft has remained so popular is the creative aspect of the game. This is because the developers included a creative mode which enables limitless building without having to worry about constraints like mining, farming, or gravity. These open and free games allow creative designers to create new worlds from scratch. Each of these different custom designed worlds can be converted into maps, a format that enables sharing between users.

There are endless types of maps, with different users bringing their own creative flair to the worlds. The Minecraft horror maps are just one of the different genres of worlds you can encounter in this diverse realm. People are always adding new designs to the mix, so the diversity of map types continues to grow every day.

2. How Do Minecraft Maps Work?

Each map is a file, or a series of files, that you can download and run through your Java version of Minecraft. Each file contains everything needed to generate the custom map as designed by the game programmers. The basic vanilla version of Minecraft contains all the basic building blocks needed for these custom maps, so there is rarely a need for more than the basic map download.

Some level and map designers take it a step further and add in their own textures and sounds, referred to as “resource packs” in Minecraft terms. These can be downloaded with the maps and included in the basic install. When everything is properly loaded into the Java version of the game, you can run the custom maps whenever you want. Most of these maps even work offline, so you can take them with you to adventure off of WiFi.

3. What Are Minecraft Horror Maps?

There are so many genres of maps it’s hard to keep up. There are custom made adventure maps for fantasy worlds, there are modern-style survival maps, and there are even futuristic space themed maps. There truly is a map type for every type of Minecraft player. The Minecraft horror maps are, as you might guess, designed for fans of being scared. These maps cover the gambit of horror, from zombies all the way to evil ghosts, offering every fear seeker something to scream about.

4. Where Can I Get Minecraft Horror Maps?

There are dozens of different repositories of custom made maps, so finding the maps can be easy. If you’re looking for something of quality, you might need to dig a little deeper and look into more review based sites for your leads. Since it’s free to download and play any of these maps, it is also free to peruse any of these online map archives. Each of the ten maps below includes a link to one of the source sites you can visit to download the files needed to play that custom scenario.

5. Are There Other Types of Maps?

There are hundreds of different game types and map styles for Minecraft. Since there are no preset limits on world generation or block combinations, designers have taken the core game to new heights. You can find maps for every genre you can think of, be it a game, movie, or sometimes even music. It’s surprising how much versatility can come from a game made of plain old textured blocks.

How We Reviewed

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We played each of these maps and looked for the playability, design, rule functionality, and difficulty. Each map had different strengths and weaknesses, which we have taken care to call out with detail. These ten maps were the most popular and best reviewed Minecraft horror maps available on the most popular user networks, and we think they are all worth a play or two.

Overall Price Range of This Product (and Similar Products)

Most user-created content for this game is free, and these Minecraft horror maps are no exception. The developer is adamant about keeping this community free and open for all the public, so we don’t expect there to be maps-for-money anywhere in the near future. That being said, many of these maps have been designed by experienced and educated build teams.

Some of these maps even contain advanced plug-ins and mods that could only be built by educated programmers. All of that means quality maps take a lot of time, skill, and sometimes out-of-pocket money. Because of this, these developers offer donation options to players that wish to support their time and effort.

If you enjoy any of these free Minecraft horror maps, especially with other friends, we urge you to donate to these build teams. Every couple of dollars encourages these programmers to develop more great content for the most popular game in the world.

What We Reviewed

  • Late
  • The Orphanage
  • No Words
  • Asleep
  • Zombie Apocalypse
  • Deep Space Turtle Chase
  • Five Nights At Freddy’s
  • Slender Escape
  • A Long Walk
  • Deadly Orbit

Late

Features

You have awoken at your desk. You fell asleep at work, again, and this time there’s no making up for it. A corpse is next to you and a screeching monster is running afoul in your great city. You must fight to solve the mystery and relearn your lost memories. With an original voice cast and a narrative story, this immersive level is one of the most detailed Minecraft horror maps on the internet.

Pros

  • Resource packs are included in the map
  • Great cast of voice actors

Cons

  • Only one hour of immersive play

Where to Download

You can find all the Late Minecraft horror maps at this link:


The Orphanage

Features

Out of gas and in the middle of nowhere, you must find your way back home before dark. Welcome to the world of the Orphanage, where this dark and foreboding manor holds terrible secrets. You must follow the story and see where the clues lead you, hoping that every step takes you closer to home and further from the terror inside this place, a home for wayward children.

Pros  

  • Great texture pack
  • Fun and engaging storyline

Cons

  • Buggy after effects

Where to Download

You can download and play this map at the following link:


No Words

Features

This is one of the more simple Minecraft horror maps, bringing a streamlined single-player story to the world of blocks. A finely designed level brings jump scares galore, so be sure to turn out the lights and turn up the volume on your headphones. Everything is included in one Zip file, so there is no need to install added plug-ins or resource packs for the No Words map.

Pros  

  • All-inclusive download
  • Full of good jump scares

Cons

  • Short and simple game story

Where to Download

No Words can be downloaded at the following link: †††


Asleep

Features

What happens when it gets dark, we lie in bed, and allow ourselves to drift off into sleep? Discover and explore your wildest dreams in this creative series of Minecraft horror maps, simply called Asleep. These maps take you through a dream world where your worst nightmares have come to take you away. Fight your way across this hellish and infinite landscape and reclaim your sanity along with your wildest dreams.

Pros  

  • Immersive storyline
  • Gorgeous design and build

Cons

  • Need a powerful computer to run the map

Where to Download

You can download this and other Minecraft horror maps at:


Zombie Apocalypse

Features

This is the end of days as you have always wanted it to be: bloody, explosive, and with a friend to watch your back. This is one of the few Minecraft horror maps designed for a minimum of two players, so finding a scary jump is harder than if you were alone. Adventure through this crumbling world and try to survive against the wandering hordes of the undead. This is a great map that includes new textures and animations that add in a real explosive element to the game.

Pros  

  • Fun two-player game
  • Lots of new features

Cons

  • Heavy load for RAM

Where to Download

You can download and play the Zombie Apocalypse map at: https://hypixel.net/threads/zombie-apocalypse-minecraft-adventure-map.662/†


Deep Space Turtle Chase

Features

The name cannot prepare you for what is inside the world of Deep Space Turtle Chase. This is a standout entry on this list because it is not your traditional type of “scary” map. The space-based world relies on creating constant tension and rising stakes to make game-play fun, engaging, and at times, frightening. This space trek to find the missing turtles while evading the pursuing hunters is a great addition to the fear-generating-game library.

Pros  

  • Engaging characters and story
  • Cool style and design

Cons

  • Hard to follow

Where to Download

This map can be downloaded at:


Five Nights At Freddy’s

Features

This faithful recreation of the popular horror game comes to us with stunning detail. You wouldn’t think a game with blocks could create the same brooding rooms seen in the original Five Nights at Freddy’s, but the level designers here have done it. Wander the dark halls of this dilapidated children’s restaurant and pray that the evil animatronic creatures don’t end you before sunrise.

Pros  

  • A faithful remake of the original
  • Very scary most of the time

Cons

  • Not for all ages

Where to Download

You can find and download this map at the following link:


Slender Escape

Features

This is a small but elegant map, giving the beginning horror player a chance to dip their toe into the scary waters. This mob-riddled map will only allow escape once you have braved the wilderness and discovered the six missing rune pages. Fight through the jungles and make your way to the safe zones, being careful not to draw the attention of the vengeful spirits that wander the land.

Pros  

  • Quick and easy game-play
  • Good level design

Cons

  • Bland texture design

Where to Download

This map is valuable at the following link: †


A Long Walk

Features

This is not the longest walk you will ever take, but it might be the scariest. You awaken in a dark room with nothing but your wits—can you escape this haunted space before you lose everything, including your own soul? This is a map designed for quick play, somewhere between two and five minutes, so the scares are packed in pretty tightly.

Pros  

  • Dark and brooding themes
  • Good jump scares

Cons

  • Way too short

Where to Download

You can download a copy of this map at:


Deadly Orbit

Features

Your space station is damaged, possibly because of some escaped monster, and you must now fight to survive. As the sole survivor of a disaster on a space station orbiting Earth, it is your responsibility to secure the craft, stop the monster, and save yourself from the cold depths of space. This is a vast and detailed map with great textures and added resources for more ambiance and mood lighting.

Pros  

  • Super detailed level design
  • Great floating mechanics

Cons

  • Difficult game-play

Where to Download

You can find more information about this map and download it at:

The Verdict

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These were all terrific Minecraft horror maps, so choosing a favorite is difficult for us. We would love to call out Zombie Apocalypse and The Orphanage as both were above and beyond what we expect from user-generated maps. Zombie Apocalypse was engaging, exciting, and just the right level of difficulty to keep it entertaining. The Orphanage was scary, above all else, giving us the best frights out of all the maps in this article. For these reasons we highly recommend downloading these maps and giving them a scream or two.