Version Support Update: Update

We will soon be reverting the change that removed 1.16.40 support from The Hive.

To bring you the best possible experience, we use modern features that require recent client versions. Only supporting the most recent client allows us to keep our server light and easily maintainable, which results in a better experience (less lag, so to say).

However, it is clear that updates 1.16.100 and 1.16.200 have multiple issues that prevent a portion of our players from enjoying Minecraft. We suggest that players affected by issues in these versions communicate these issues to Mojang, who are able to resolve them. Good ways of doing this is reporting and upvoting bugs on MoJira and leaving feedback on the Minecraft feedback website. The Hive always advocates for the best experience for our players, but it's important you make your voice heard to Mojang directly.

We must note that this is a temporary extension to the 1.16.40 support. Future Minecraft versions will introduce complex changes that will render 1.16.40 support unmaintainable.

The Survival Games update uses features only available in 1.16.100 and up and will not be playable by those on 1.16.40.

In-Game Surveys

We use a lot of different ways and channels to collect feedback: this website, Discord, the forums, YouTube and others. We're now introducing a new way to poll our players directly: in-game surveys.

Surveys are delivered to players using MailBot and triggered by a combination of chance and defined criteria. For example, our first SkyWars Update Survey polls 1-in-5 players that are level 10 or above.

Below is our first survey that we're running right now (again, not all players will receive this one!). You will see these from time to time as we gather more feedback on game updates, maps, future updates, and anything else!


Lunar New Year

It's time to celebrate Lunar New Year!

New Hub

To ring in the Year of the Ox, we've decorated the hub! We've also made some changes to the parkour.

Banner Hunt

We've hidden 12 banners around the hub, each one of them features an animal from the Chinese zodiac: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.

If you manage to find them all, there might be a special costume in it for you!

Happy Lunar New Year!

North America region stutters

We are continuing to look into issue with stutters, mainly on the North America region. These usually occur during busier times on the region.

To be clear, these stutters do not mean The Hive is running at capacity, but are caused by a software bug.

We hope to resolve this soon. If you are encountering this issue, you can try re-connecting as this may help improve your experience.

Hive: Bedrock Edition

Any rumours about The Hive: Bedrock edition closing are completely false. Hive Games is a perfectly healthy company and our Bedrock server is thriving. We have NO plans, in any way, to close The Hive: Bedrock Edition.

New Years Event - Regions and Times

Join our New Years Celebration Events today!

At key times, the events will run in their respective regions. Check out the exact timings below.

We suggest you join 5+ minutes before to make sure you're ready in a hub. A countdown will appear in hubs 30 minutes before the event start. 

CLICK FOR THE CURRENT TIME IN UTC


Asia Region

Show One: 

Much of Australia

UTC: December 31st 14:00:00

Show Two:

Queensland/Australia

UTC: December 31st 15:00:00

Show Three:

Japan, South Korea

UTC: December 31st 16:00:00

Europe Region

Show One:

Eastern Europe

UTC: December 31st 22:00:00

Show Two:

West- and Central Europe, parts of Africa

UTC: December 31st 23:00:00

Show Three:

United Kingdom / Ireland / Portugal
UTC: January 1st 00:00:00

North America Region

Show One:

USA Eastern timezone

UTC: January 1st 5:00:00

Show Two:

USA Central timezone

UTC: January 1st 6:00:00

Show Three:

USA Mountain timezone

UTC: January 1st 7:00:00

Show Four:

USA Pacific timezone

UTC: January 1st 8:00:00

Winter Update! New hub, hub quest, and many new maps!

It's winter time in The Hive!

New hub

This years winter hub is our most expansive change yet - make sure you explore it! One good way of doing this is participating in our...

Santa Hub Quest

Santa needs your help! Rather than our usual hub hunt, we've taken it to the next level with a fully featured in-hub quest. Finish all 6 objectives and get amazing rewards!

Head to the workshop below the spawn area in the Hub to get started.

Winter Maps

With 36 returning and new Winter maps, this our largest selection of seasonal content ever. On top of this, lobby and other additional maps have also been wintered up.


Enjoy!

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