Australia Testing Region

Players in the Asia-Pacific region (East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania) may see some of their traffic redirected to Australia this coming week.

We do NOT have any plans to permanently establish an Australia region.

We are using this testing region to test and improve automated scaling and stability systems.

Hide and Seek Content Update

We've added 30 new levels to Hide and Seek, bringing the total level count to 50. Additionally, there are some minor game changes.

Maps

  • Added new map: Hacienda
  • Updated CS Office to improve visuals

Cosmetics

Block Eyes

  • Anime Eyes (Level 21)
  • Cow Face (Level 26)
  • Visor (Level 31)
  • Mailbot Face (Level 36)
  • Dragon Eyes (Level 40)
  • Deal With It Glasses (Level 44)
  • Pinocchio Face (Level 48)

Block Hats

  • Flag (Level 23)
  • Mailbot Hat (Level 28)
  • Dragon Hat (Level 30)
  • Taxi Sign (Level 34)
  • Pizza (Level 38)
  • Laser (Level 43)
  • Cat Heaphones (Level 47)

Block Legs

  • Cat Paws (Level 22)
  • Dragon Legs (Level 27)
  • Mailbot Wheel (Level 33)
  • Sneakers (Level 37)
  • UFO (Level 42)
  • Mermaid Tail (Level 49)

Hub Titles

  • Peekaboo! (Level 24)
  • The Chase IS ON (Level 29)
  • Waldo (Level 35)
  • Leaf me alone. (Level 41)
  • Sneaky Beaky (Level 46)

Avatars

  • Hiding Doggo (Level 25)
  • Cat Detective (Level 32)
  • Peekaboo (Level 39)
  • Found You! (Level 45)

Costumes

  • Ultimate Hider (Level 50)

Game Changes

  • Added Barrel as a hideable block option
  • Changed the hub NPC to the costume unlocked at Level 50

We hope you enjoy this mini content update! Let us know your favorite unlocks!

Treasure Wars Content Update

We've added 25 new levels to Treasure Wars, bringing the total level count to 100. Additionally, there's a brand new MEGA map: Plaza.

Treasures

  • Pickaxe (Level 76)
  • Championship Belt (Level 79)
  • Burger (Level 82)
  • Earth (Level 85)
  • Pizza Stack (Level 88)
  • Emerald (Level 91)
  • Piñata (Level 94)
  • Saturn (Level 96)
  • Beehive (Level 98)
  • King Villager (Level 100)

Bridge Builders

  • Pigeon (Level 77)
  • Strider (Level 81)
  • Biplane (Level 86)
  • Zoglin (Level 90)
  • Rocket (Level 95)
  • Mailbot Delivery Drone (Level 99)

Particles

  • Spicy Sparkles (Level 80)
  • Ice Blast (Level 89)
  • Yin Yang (Level 97)

Hub Titles

  • Ahoy me hearties! (Level 78)
  • Treasure Trasher (Level 84)
  • Poseidon (Level 92)

Avatars

  • Pirate Bunny (Level 83)
  • Pirate Pug (Level 87)
  • Meowtiny (Level 93)

We hope you enjoy this mini content update! Hide and Seek will be the next game to get more levels and unlocks.

Survival Games Update

Survival Games is officially out of beta!

Over the last week, we have been previewing our new Survival Games update and tweaking the game based on community feedback.

We are now happy that the update is balanced, and have rolled out the changes to the Survival Games modes.

We have also released the first of two new maps, Mobius! We will be releasing the second new map next week.

Thank you to everybody who has given us feedback regarding the update. As always, we are still open to suggestions and will continue to tweak the game based on feedback. If you have any suggestions, please be sure to post them on our forums.

You can view the full changelog here, and the balancing changes we have already made here.


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.

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.

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