We just released an update to SkyWars to introduce tons of new cosmetics available to unlock in new SkyWars Loot Chests, as well as a new Laboratory mode: Lucky Blocks.
We listened to your feedback, and one of the main things you said is you wanted a way to get cosmetics outside of placing high in Ranked SkyWars. This makes sense - not everyone wants to play Ranked, but many were playing it just to try to get the cool cosmetics. Now you can unlock new cosmetics by playing regular modes too. Continue reading to find out more.
In December we announced there would be a new map for Murder Mystery, and that map is finally here. We've bundled the new map Mountain with lots of other stuff including a new game mode - Showdown - and lots of improvements and tweaks across the board.
We really hope you enjoy this update. Continue reading to find out more.
We are very excited to let you know that v0.1 of our latest game, Battle Royale, is now available live to test for all players in the PTL.
The game has already been in limited testing for many days now and your early feedback has been amazing. We've loved watching all the streams and videos some of you have made, and look forward to seeing even more now the game is available to test all the time. Continue reading to find out more.
Please note that Battle Royale is in alpha testing, and we are constantly updating / improving it based on your feedback. This includes the map.
My name is Maxime, aka PunKeel. I joined the Hypixel Server just over 3 months ago as a developer. During those 3 months, I have been working on tools for our Moderation team, Watchdog / cheat detection and other network infrastructure related tasks. My goal here is simple: to make sure your perception of the server is as good as it can be, including reducing the amount of cheaters on the server and improving stability.
This week, I focused on an issue you might be well aware of: hit registration e.g whether or not a hit from one player to another player registers. Thanks to your feedback we found issues within the code and resolved them very quickly. In this post I break down the causes of those issues and our working solutions - continue reading to find out more.
First of all, from the whole Hypixel team we wish everyone a very happy new year. We are super excited about 2018, and wanted to take some time to give a quick roundup of 2017 - and also show you how you can generate your own unique Year on Hypixel in-game to share on social media or with friends (like above).
A lot happened in 2017 - we hit so many milestones in no small part thanks to your help. There's way too much stuff to list in full, but in 2017 we:
Released the Prototype Lobby, a whole new way to develop games with more of your input - and 8 PTL games
Created Bed Wars and Murder Mystery, and took them all the way to v1.0 release - now our #1 and #3 most popular games of the year
Developed and launched Hypixel China, the 2nd largest Minecraft Server in the world
Added 51 new maps, including 19 community maps, and 2 new languages
Broke 4 Guiness World Records including most players on an independent server for any video game
Helped run the MINECON Earth Tournament and Viewing Party in London
Released 100s of patches across games and smashed 10s of 1000s of bugs and issues
Grew faster than the sale of Minecraft Java Edition for most of the year
Hit our highest Monthly Active Players ever, and our highest CCU Playercount ever
Hit 1 Million Likes on Facebook
But the best (and most fun) way to quantify everything is with numbers. We created an infographic detailing the big numbers of 2017, included at the bottom of this post - or click here to view it now or continue reading to find out how to generate your own personal stats from 2017 on Hypixel!