we're here today to talk about some of the more hidden work that has been going on for around two months. We work a lot on stuff that doesn't get a news post, because the technical details are hard to grasp for most of our users. We hope this blog post gives you a better understanding of the work that usually goes unnoticed, that there is more work being done than just game updates. We will go into detail about the process of replacing something called the PrivateAPI and how you - the users - profit from this change!
The year is coming to an end, and from the whole Hypixel team we'd like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! 2019 was an amazing year for us, breaking multiple records and achieving some of our longest goals. But of course, we won't stop there! We're looking forward to 2020 and what more we have planned. Today we wanted to take a look back at 2019 with a round-up and similar to last year, we're allowing you to generate your own unique "Year on Hypixel" to share with friends and on social media.
It's the holidays in SkyBlock, the Winter Event is here, along with a few other changes!
As a quick note, SkyBlock is still in maintenance, read more about that here.
▶ Winter Island
The 3rd permanent Event of SkyBlock is out, in the form of an island.
Like always, we won't spoil much about the island, but here is all the necessary information:
The Winter Island is opened during the entire Late Winter month, every SkyBlock year (roughly 11 hours straight every 5 days and 4 hours).
You can access the island from the SkyBlock Menu, or your own Jerry, or from the Jerry located at the Event Stand in the Village during the entire month.
While the island is pretty calm, for one-hour things get pretty chaotic, as the workshops are under attack, defend them at all costs! For that you will need to talk to Frosty at the entrance of the island, he will reward you his Snow Cannon, very useful!
The Event, and the rest of the island, mostly reward Gifts.
There are 3 types of gifts, all with similar rewards, but Green has slightly better rewards than White, and Red Gifts are the best ones.
To open a Gift: You can go to any player, except your co-op members, and right-click them with a gift in hand, you'll both get the rewards!
We're pleased to announce the release of another limited-time seasonal game to help bring you into the holiday spirit.
▶ What is Santa Simulator?
Santa Simulator is a new Arcade game where you have 3 minutes in which to deliver the most presents possible to a small town.
After years of having all their gifts stolen, the village residents now stay awake at night to protect their presents. Unfortunately, this now makes it much harder for Santa to deliver gifts to them - and to make it worse, his sleigh has broken down!
You have been called on to help Santa deliver gifts, but you must do so before the sun rises! Compete against other players to see who can help Santa the most - and avoid being caught by the residents!
▶ How to play Santa Simulator?
You can find the Santa Simulator NPC in the Arcade Lobby.
▶ What about Achievements?
There is a new tiered achievement for delivering presents, as well as a one-time achievement for winning the game without being spotted at all by villagers!
Collect three gifts at the sleigh in the middle of the map, and then sneak into a house and find the stockings without being spotted by the residents. Click a stocking to deliver a gift. Each player can only deliver once to each stocking!
Stockings you've yet to deliver a gift into will be marked with green particles.
We hope you enjoy the new content! As always, report all bugs here so we can fix them as soon as possible!