Smash Heroes

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In Smash Heroes, you become one of many unique heroes and unleash devestating attacks in a Team or Solo battle for ultimate domination.

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Hypixel Pocket Edition

Alpha Testing

Today we are excited to officially announce Hypixel: Pocket Edition, a brand new way to play Hypixel.

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The Return of the Adventure Lobby!

Closed Beta!

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by Amico at 5:33 PM
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Good news Cops and Crims fans - we've got a brand new update featuring a new gamemode, 2 new maps, Quest Master and achievements, plus a bunch more positive additions and changes.

New Gametype - Team Deathmatch
  • 8 players per team
  • Pick any weapon you want
  • Instant respawns
  • Kills give your team points
  • Each weapon gives a different amount of points
  • Difficult challenges to complete during the game
  • First team to 1000 points wins
General Changes

We have taken the community's suggestions on-board, and have made lots of general changes and additions to Cops and Crims which you can read below.
  • Added Firebomb
  • New sniper mechanic - Sneak to scope
  • Added new crates/breakable protection into maps
  • Shooting range is now available for all users
  • In-Game and Lobby scoreboards updated
  • Changed economy in Casual mode
  • Thicker smoke
  • Updated resource pack
  • Fixed known map exploits in current maps
  • Fixed issue with teams not being balanced at the start of the game
  • Fixed issue with knife hitting people faster than it should
  • Fixed stats displays in lobby
  • Fixed certain holograms not appearing in the lobby
  • Fixed many miscellaneous bugs and glitches

New Maps - Overgrown & Carrier

We've added 2 new maps - the over-grown Overgrown and the tightly balanced Carrier (pictured below) - as well as pre-game lobbies unique to each map.

Carrier
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Overgrown

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Map Rotation

We have introduced our new map rotation system into Cops and Crims, and we have kept the midgame joining system. Each gametype has a different sign in the lobby.

Achievements and Quest Master

We've added the Quest Master to Cops & Crims along with a TON of achievements! Each gametype has its own unique achievements, and the Quest Master will be giving out 2 daily and 1 weekly quest per gametype. Complete your quests to earn bonus rewards!


We're excited to continue working on the game for the upcoming 1.9 release. We will be making use of the new features available to us with the update.

What are you waiting for? Check out our latest update now on Hypixel for PC / Mac.

by codename_B at 5:44 PM
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Good news, Smash Heroes fans!
We're here with an injection of content and new things to unlock!

New Heroes
Introducing two new additions to the Smash Heroes roster!​

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Type: Melee | Difficulty: ○○ | Cost: 25,000

Don’t get fooled by this puppy’s cuteness! The last thing Pug wants is a belly rub!

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Shoop
Type: Ranged | Difficulty: ●○ | Cost: 150,000 | Requires Lv150

Shoop is capable of emitting light from his oral cavity through a process of optical amplification based on the stimulated emission of electromagnetic radiation. In other words... HE CAN SHOOT LASERS OUT OF HIS MOUTH!

New Maps
We have added 10 NEW maps to the map pool!
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Master Skins
All 13 Heroes now have a Master Skin to unlock!​
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Hero & General Tweaks Changelog

General Changes

  • Added a green arrow indicator above friendly summoned pets (Spooders, Chickens, etc.) so that it is easier to know which ones are friendly and which ones are enemies.
  • Added a lobby announcement when unlocking a Prestige level on a Hero, allowing players to decide when and where the announcement happens.
  • Removed the lobby announcement for reaching Lv20 on a Hero due to the change above. Master Skin unlock announcements remain unchanged and work similar to the prestige one.
  • You can now preview a Hero's Master Skin from the Prestige menu. Right-clicking the Master Skin icon on the right will cause the hero NPC to wear it for 10 seconds.
  • Added Smash Heroes to the stats viewer (/stats).
NOTE: We are aware of the Leaderboards not updating properly. We are working on a fix.
Hero & Balance Changes

General Cluck
  • Increased the explosion radius of the Bazooka's rockets.

Cake Monster
  • Added a new component to Regurgicake. For each successful cake hit on an enemy, you will take 5% less damage, for a maximum of 30%. Lasts 3 seconds.
  • Fixed a bug where Defecake's explosion radius was smaller than intended.
  • Defecake hits will now also reset Swing Pin's cooldown.

Botmon
  • Added a new component to Botclaw. While travelling down the line, Botmon will now automatically drop a limited number of bombs that deal a minor amount of damage.

Karakot
  • Reduced the duration of True Power to 12 seconds.

Tinman
  • Slightly increased Rocket Punch's damage.
  • Slightly increased Rocket Punch's travelling speed.

Spooderman
  • Changed Spooderman back to being classified as a HYBRID to better match his new playstyle due to the previous patch's changes to Web Shot. This allows successful Web Shot hits to once again reduce the cooldown of Spooder Buddies.

Void Crawler
  • Further reduced the damage Shadow Fury deals when hitting the same target more than once.

Marauder
  • Increased the duration of Unleashed Energy to 15 seconds.

Who are you looking forward to playing most? Pug or Shoop? Let us know in a reply!

by DeprecatedNether at 11:08 AM
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In December, we introduced our Holiday-exclusive Arcade Game - Santa Says. We are now happy to announce that it has found its permanent place as Hypixel Says in the Arcade lobby.

Hypixel Says is very much similar to the “Simon Says” game, which our Pocket Edition players are already familiar with, and also to the Holiday exclusive “Santa Says” game from the Arcade lobby which it replaced.

The goal of the game is to do what Hypixel instructs you to do. But make sure not to take too long to do that - not only do you only have a short amount of time for each task, you also get bonus points for being first in some instructions!

With Hypixel Says, the instructions have been completely redone - this new game features over fifty unique instructions, such as:
  • Ride a pig off a cliff
  • Throw a diamond at a player
  • Get yourself back to full health
  • Look at a player’s head
  • Climb to the middle (parkour)
  • Spin around in a full circle
  • Cure the Zombie Villager
  • Bounce as high as you can
  • Punch the most tall grass
  • Grow a tree
  • Don't get killed by the TNT
  • Remove the Poison effect
  • Build an Iron Golem
  • Shoot yourself with an arrow
and many, many more fun instructions. Some of them are similar to the holiday ones, but have been revisited to be suitable for any time of the year.

Do you have what it takes to complete all 15 instructions before other players to get the highest score? Find out by hopping on to the Arcade lobby and joining Hypixel Says.
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by Cryptkeeper at 5:16 PM
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The Third Banwave has been Executed
1,198 rulebreakers have received bans with immediate effects.

The Next Banwave will take place in ~24 hours.
We will no longer make front page posts regarding banwaves. However they will still occur ingame.​

Please act now and remove any blacklisted mods.
"Anything which alters how your client sends data to the server is a blacklisted modification."

For a list of modifications we believe are safe to use, consult this thread. Any other modifications are used at your own risk. We will add to the thread over time.

Like the previous banwave, this is only aimed at extreme cases. Many more cases of rule breaking have been identified, but we are being lenient to allow users time to modify their mods. After this banwave, Watchdog will widen it's searches; however the banwaves still remain constant.

Please see our previous frontpage posts about Watchdog for more information. This is the final announcement regarding banwaves, they will now happen entirely ingame.

One important thing to add today, if you EVER had a hack client on. Even on other servers or your own single player world - we recommend a complete reinstall of your .minecraft folder. Some hack clients leave altered code in the minecraft folder even after you remove them.

#OffTheLeash

by NoxyD at 2:48 AM
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The Second Banwave has been Executed
901 rulebreakers have received bans with immediate effects.

The Next Banwave will take place in ~24 hours.
Banwaves will be manually triggered until we enable "Auto Pilot" mode. We aim to trigger these every 24 hours.​

Please act now and remove any blacklisted mods.
"Anything which alters how your client sends data to the server is a blacklisted modification."

For a list of modifications we believe are safe to use, consult this thread. Any other modifications are used at your own risk. We will add to the thread over time.

Like the previous banwave, this is only aimed at extreme cases. Many more cases of rule breaking have been identified, but we are being lenient to allow users time to modify their mods.

Please see our previous frontpage posts about Watchdog for more information. We are likely only going to frontpage this one more time before we commence doing banwaves without announcements.

One important thing to add today, if you EVER had a hack client on. Even on other servers or your own single player world - we recommend a complete reinstall of your .minecraft folder. Some hack clients leave altered code in the minecraft folder even after you remove them.

#WhoLetTheDogsOut

by Cryptkeeper at 4:37 AM
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Watchdog Cheat Detection is now Active
It is now analyzing users of blacklisted mods / hack clients.
Users confirmed to be breaking the rules are being queued for banwaves.

The first banwave has been executed
852 rulebreakers have received bans with immediate effect. It only took watchdog a few hours to catch these users.

The Next Banwave will take place in ~24 hours.
Banwaves will be manually triggered until we enable "Auto Pilot" mode. We aim to trigger these every 24 hours.

For this banwave, we only targeted the most extreme users of blacklisted modifications / hack clients. Watchdog has infact detected many more than 852 users - however we are still giving them time to adjust their clients, just in case they are unaware they are breaking rules.

As the community is becoming more and more aware of Watchdog Cheat detection, we will widen the banwaves to target more cheaters.

Watchdog is now actively feeding us names of people in breach of the rules, and preparing the next banwave. The next banwave will be in approximately 24 hours.

For the intial few banwaves of Watchdog, we target the most extreme rulebreakers

Please act now and remove any blacklisted mods.
"Anything which alters how your client sends data to the server is a blacklisted modification."

For a list of modifications we believe are safe to use, consult this thread. Any other modifications are used at your own risk. We will add to the thread over time.

An important note for users who have modified their registry settings with a tool like regedit or similar.
Watchdog has now been configured to identify users who modified registry and this alone should no longer result in you being banned.
However, users who have used regedit AND use blacklisted mods are actually showing up even easier. Our recommendation remains to undo these settings. Proceed at your own risk, even though you should be safe now. We provide no promises.

It has begun.

by NoxyD at 9:17 PM
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Exciting news everyone! The Watchdog Cheat Detection system is now ready, and we need to give you all some information before we flip the switch. Please read the following thread if you are using mods, it's very important.

This post is to give you a few days to read this notice and make any changes before we turn on the banning functionality of Watchdog.

You have that period of time to remove any blacklisted modifications from your clients.

What is a blacklisted modification?
"Anything which alters how your client sends data to the server is a blacklisted modification."

How do I know if my mods are okay?
At the moment, you don't - but our intrepid mods are working on creating a "whitelist" of modifications - Click here to view the whitelisting thread.

Such a list is not to be treated as the be-all-end-all however. Watchdog has the final say in matters of cheating. No one else.

If you are unsure of your modifications being okay - we suggest you remove them.

Things which alter how you sprint, jump, etc are all being detected as cheats by Watchdog, because they are altering how you send data to the server. This is the definition of blacklisted mods.

So bear in mind, even if you think a mod is okay - it may not be. The safe thing is to remove any mods and use a vanilla client. Any mods are at your own risk.

What are banwaves?
When Watchdog detects a user cheating, it adds them to a queue known as a Banwave. Banwaves happen manually by us - and we ban multiple users at a time. The reason why we do this - is so that the hackers will find it harder to know which particular hack they were caught for.

When will the first banwave be?
The first banwave will occur within hours of the new cheat detection system going live. Players are going to be given stats on how many hackers Watchdog catches every day.

Will I get banned permanently if I'm caught?
When Watchdog first launches, we are going to be "gentle". After that, Watchdog will start handing out timed and permanent bans for offenses.

We will give more information on ban durations on the post stating Watchdog live. (Which will happen in the next few days)

Will stats wipes / leaderboard wipes happen?
Yes, stats wipes are part of Watchdog, we will reveal more information in the post that will go up when Watchdog goes live.

Why not go active with the system immediately, why the need for a warning?
During the testing phase of Watchdog, we manually inspected over 2,000 names that watchdog provided us with. We found something quite interesting.

Watchdog was detecting some mods as "cheats" - we were surprised by this - if you remember the LabyMod incident - it was one such mod. Upon looking into it more deeply, we discovered that many mods that players think are "clean" are actually not.

Basically this means quite a number of our players are "cheating" even though they don't think they are. We wanted to give this warning period to give them time to remove the mods which are flagging them on our new cheat detection system, as they have no idea they are actually breaking the rules.

Does watchdog differentiate between Donors and non donors?
No, justice is blind. It does not care if you are a donor or non-donor.

How does watchdog "learn" how to spot hackers?
It uses a form of machine learning. We trained it for many months on how to successfully spot hackers, and now it can do it automatically. We can't reveal the exact details of how this works, but it's super cool.

How does Watchdog differ from systems like NoCheatPlus
NoCheatPlus attempts to actively prevent cheating from taking place. Watchdog gathers data, and then makes a decision based on that data if the person is cheating or not.

It then uses this information to "learn" how to more effectively catch cheaters. Much like an AI.

When it catches a person, it will then place that person into a banwave queue. So it could take some time for you to be actually banned.

Watchdog "analyses" 100's of users randomly at the same time, it can analyse you multiple times. Think of it like a sniffer dog at an airport. It's very effective at catching who it sniffs, but not everyone at once.

Except the sniffer dog is invisible and you have no idea if it's analysing you or not.

If you are familiar with the VAC service that Steam uses, it's quite similar in this regard.

Will NoCheatPlus stay on the server?
Yes, it will. We've made multiple modifications to it to improve how it should work. NoCheatPlus should still handle many of the super obvious cheaters. Watchdog is designed to not only catch the obvious hackers, but also the ones that are trying to be sneaky and "hide".

Does Watchdog access any of my computers files?
No, Watchdog is entirely server side.
I've used a program (such as "regedit") to change how my TCP settings work - will that be detected?
Yes, that will certainly be detected. The process for undoing this is quite complex. We suggest you remove that immediately.

Can we still report hackers to mods / helpers?
Yes of course, that process will remain as is. Moderators can ban hackers before Watchdog ban waves occur, so if you see someone cheating - please report it in the same way. The unique skill of Watchdog is to watch many many many players at the same time, and catch things like togglers much more easily than humans can.

In the next few days, we will make another post when the system go live, explaining all these details again plus more.

That's everything folks, thanks for your cooperation - We are looking very much forward to letting this dog off its leash :D

by Thorlon at 9:00 PM
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Hypixel Pocket Edition Update!
We have lots of awesome new content and features for you!
IP: pe.hypixel.net​

0.13.1 Update
Mojang recently released an update to Pocket Edition with the addition of 3D skins. The Hypixel PE developers quickly went into action and updated our network to 0.13.1 with support for 3D skins! This update fixed the "Invalid skins" issue many of you were experiencing.

Leaderboards
Each game on PE now has it's own leaderboard. You can see the top players on the network!
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Crafting:
What you've all been waiting for! We have implemented crafting! Woo!
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Sneaking and Sprinting:
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Bug Fixes:

  • Over the last few weeks we have been tweaking HyCheat, the PE servers anti-cheat system, to detect hackers on the network more efficiently. This is something we are always working on.
  • Build battle spawn under map issue has been fixed.
  • Lots of bugs have been fixed throughout our minigames.
If you find any issues let us know by posting in our bug report forum section.

The Hypixel Build Team have been very busy working on new maps for you guys to enjoy. 14 new maps to be precise!

3 Brawl Maps
Ikron
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Taras
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Volvite
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3 Survival Games Maps
Frostbite
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Invasion
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Station
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8 Skywars Maps
Castle
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Clockwork
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Deforestation
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Shipwreck
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Space
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Trinity Keep
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Coral
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Alien
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We are always looking at the forums for your suggestion for Pocket Edition. Head on over to our PE suggestions section or tweet @HypixelPocket with your ideas!

See you on pe.hypixel.net!

by mooTV at 11:36 AM
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New Year, New Games.

Introducing
Smash Heroes!


To watch the full extended trailer check out the awesome @NinjaCharlieT on YouTube!
Smash Heroes is a brand new minigame available to play now on the Hypixel PC server. In Smash Heroes, you become one of many unique heroes and unleash devestating attacks in a Team or Solo battle for ultimate domination. Can you SMASH your rivals out of the arena before they smash you?

Features include:
  • 11 colourful characters available to unlock, each with their own unique blend of havoc-wreaking abilities
  • Charge up your Ultimate Skill, or unleash it instantly by grabbing the Smash Crystal
  • Battle across 8 maps designed by our build team: experience the overgrown ruins of Grove, the childhood playroom of Toybox, the ancient wonders of Luxor and more!
  • Play SOLO against 3 adversaries, or partner up in our chaotic TEAMS mode.
  • Gain Experience as you play to improve your favorite heroes and increase your Smash Level.
Hero Gallery
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At the beginning of your Smash Heroes adventure you have 4 of the 11 total heroes unlocked. Here are the four starting heroes:

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THE BULK
Type: Melee | Difficulty: ●○○○

Don't make him feel anger... you wouldn't like him when he feels anger. Bulk is the first of our melee classes but don't underestimate him, or you may find yourself on the receiving end of a thrown car!​

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GENERAL CLUCK
Type: Ranged | Difficulty: ●○○○

More Bang For Your BWAK! Our feathered General is armed to the beak, and often flaps in the face of danger - Flap being his passive ability which helps him better dodge enemy fire.​


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CAKE MONSTER
Type: Melee | Difficulty: ●○○○

CAAAAAKKKEEEEE!!! This pastry-scoffing monster may have a sweet tooth, but his heavy rolling pin leaves a bitter taste. Watch out for the damaging cakes he drops when jumping!​


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THE BOTMON
Type: Ranged | Difficulty: ●●●○

Crime has no sanctuary when the Botmon is on watch. Swift justice comes to those who break the laws of his city - often in the form of being run over by his dangerous flying Botmobile.​

All 11 unlockable heroes on our roster have a wide variety of special abilities and playstyles. Here are a few of our favorites:

Spooderman: Spooder Buddies
Arachnophobes beware - When Spooderman finds himself in a tough situation he can activate the Smash Crystal to release his horde of Spooder Buddies!

The Bulk: Bulk Throw
In a fit of rage, Bulk can use his immense strength to hurl cars across the battlefield! Just don't ask where he gets them from...

Karakot: True Power
Ever Witnessed True Power? When hero Karakot activates the Smash Crystal, he powers up giving reduced cooldown times and increased damage!

General Cluck: Chicken Army
Every good General needs an Army. When his Ultimate Attack is charged, Cluck can call for support from his squadron of dangerous bazooka-wielding chicken buddies.

Botmon - Botmobile
What's a hero without a great set of wheels? When Botmon's Ultimate is fully-charged he can call in the Botmobile, flying and crashing into any villains that get in his way.

...and that's just a taste of our heroes' special abilities. Discover your favorites by unlocking and leveling up new heroes!

Experience and Progression
Character development is important in our games. In Smash Heroes we are introducing a new Levelling and Prestige system.

As you play with your favorite heroes you will earn them Experience. Each hero starts at Level 0, and can reach Level 20.

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Available in the Smash Lobby shop in-game, Experience Boosters (pictured) help increase your EXP gain for up to 100 games!
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When one of your characters reaches Level 20, you can opt to raise that character's Prestige Level. This will reset your Level to 0 and give the character permanent stat increases, but will not affect your Smash Level. Prestiging is a great way to continue earning experience after hitting Level 20.

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When one of your characters reaches Prestige Level 5, you will unlock that character's unique Master Skin, letting you show off your Smash prestige to the rest of the world!

Tips and Tricks
Want to be the very best? Here are some tips and tricks from our dev team:
  • Know Your Hero - We're all excited to get in and start smashing, but getting to know your hero is important. In the Smash Lobby, right-click your hero and read all about what they can do - including their attacks and difficulty level. If you're struggling with a particular hero, try selecting an easier one to practice.
  • Know Your Enemy - Learn how other characters play and you'll know how to avoid their attacks. When any Smash Crystal ability is about to be used you'll hear the character announce it, giving you time to prepare.
  • Know Yourself - We have provided 4 starting heroes for you to choose from, selected for their ease of use and varied playstyles. With 2 Melee and 2 Ranged starting heroes, we recommend trying all of them out to see which style you prefer.

Special Thanks

We've had the great pleasure of working with some fantastic external people on this project and we think it's only appropriate we give them a shout out.

For helping to provide voices and the referee character concept we'd like to thank Dan from Element Animation. You can watch Element's hilarious animations on their YouTube channel.

For helping with voice acting we'd like to thank Lewis from The Noxcrew. Follow him on Twitter here.

For producing our animated trailer we'd like to thank animator NinjaCharlieT. You can find him on Twitter, and watch an extended cut of the trailer plus other awesome animations on his YouTube channel.

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Still reading? Well, what are you waiting for??​

It's time to get SMASHING!!!


by NoxyD at 3:30 AM
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New PC Player Record
45,869 Players

Total Hypixel PC Players to Date
8,000,000

Combined with the PE network, we had 62,000 combined on Hypixel. That's enough to be a top 10 game on Steam, crazy! We've also just passed the 8 million players to date mark!

We want to thank everyone and let you know that we don't take your support for granted. This is all made possible by you guys after all.

Some groups become less focused and delivering less content when they are doing well. We can promise you the opposite. 2016 is gonna be as big a year as 2015 and while we know not everything is perfect. That doesn't stop us aspiring to be :)

We wanted to share with you the good news! As for Smash Heroes, we hoped to have it release yesterday but a last minute party bug on top of fears of having too many players on the network prevented the release.

Should be out early this week!