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!

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!

In-Game (Monthly) Leaderboards - Update 2

More leaderboard goodness!

  • You can now view detailed (monthly & all-time) statistics for a player. Pick a game, select Friend or Search Username, and their statistics will be shown. If the player has 10 or more victories in the current month, their leaderboard placing will be shown.
  • Loading times have been improved for those with many friends. However, we may show less placings on your Friend Leaderboard in certain scenarios. You can always load a friends placing (if they have above 10 victories) by viewing their statistics directly using Select Friend (see above).
  • "Go Back" buttons have been added to most menus so you can easily browse the leaderboards without having to re-run the command.
  • Resolved most issues causing certain leaderboards placings to load in as 'unset' with a default avatar.
  • Resolved timestamps showing up in the 'raw' format - they are now formatted relatively, for example, "Last Played: 2 hours ago".

You can open the in-game leaderboards with the following command:

/leaderboard

More updates, including visual improvements to this system, coming soonTM.

Some of the above changes are thanks to the feedback left on Update 1! If you have any suggestions, leave them as a comment on this post. Here's some answers to common questions:

  • Q: Will there be an item/NPC so I can open the leaderboards quicker?
    A: Yes, in the future.
  • Q: Will previous monthly leaderboards become available?
    A: We are looking into realistic ways to make this possible. We plan to, at the very least, make the top 1000 of each previous month available in a future update.
  • Q: What do you call a wasp?
    A: A wanna-bee!



In-Game (Monthly) Leaderboards - Update 1

Additional functionality is now available with the in-game (monthly) leaderboards:

  • You can now view the all-time leaderboards
  • You can now view a subset of the monthly leaderboards, showing you and your friends. Both their standing in 'your' leaderboard, as well as their actual monthly standing, will be shown.
  • You can now click through on a leaderboard entry to view all their stats, such as kills, deaths and more.

You can access these leaderboards with

/leaderboard

(why does a pizza have a corn as their avatar? Please tells us!)

In-Game Monthly Leaderboards

This is a tech-demo and may be unavailable at times.

You can now view the monthly leaderboards in-game! Simply load into the Hive and run the following command:

/leaderboard

You can retrieve your own standings, as well as viewing the current top 100 for supported games. Keep in mind that leaderboards reset monthly!

We're aware that, at times, player names load in as 'unset'. This is an issue we will fix before this feature will become more prominently available. For now, simply request the same leaderboard again, and it will load fine.

SkyWars Changelog 19/05

We've just started rolling out a new version of SkyWars, focusing on fixing some minor gameplay issues and bugs. You'll see this version appear on games over the next few hours.

Gameplay

  • Ender Pearls will no longer cause death, but instead, leave you with half a heart of health
  • Added play area enforcement, with minimum play height activating 3 minutes into livegame
  • Decreased rate of "unlucky TNT" when mining lucky (gold) ores

Bugs

  • Fixed "Ores Mined" lobby stat hologram
  • Fixed an issue when breaking blocks outside of your island border would result in item drops even though the block remained
  • Fixed an issue where right-click (interacting) to equip armor could cause enchantments to be lost
  • Fixed "0 hearts left" when being killed by a player with a half a heart
  • Fixed an issue where ghost boom boxes could be seen in the void
  • Fixed fire turning invisible when destroying a block beneath it

There are some other issues we're currently researching and hope to have updates soon! As always thank you to anyone who reported bugs on our forums.

Just Build: more voting options & in-game reporting

This update is currently only available on our EUROPE and North America regions.

We've added two much requested features to Just Build!

NEW VOTE OPTIONS: Two new vote options are now available: "Okay" and "Great"

IN-GAME REPORTING: Whether inappropriate or off-topic, you can now report builds that don't follow the rules or theme.

We will closely monitor the reporting feature to make sure it achieves it goals without any side effects.

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