Sonic the Hedgehog - Event is Ending

Thank you all for participating in our Sonic the Hedgehog x Hive collaboration! The event is now ending, and we're down for maintenance.

Any cosmetics you unlocked through either the Ring Shop or participating in games and the live event will remain permanently.

We hope you enjoyed the event!

Asia Region Capacity

We are seeing record-high demand for our Asia region, which is resulting in a suboptimal experience for players in that region. We will be adding significant capacity in the upcoming days to ensure a smooth Sonic experience.

Thank you all for your kind words regarding the update so far!

Sonic the Hedgehog: Maintenance

The Hive will go down for Sonic the Hedgehog maintenance at:

Monday, July 12th 12PM UTC

We expect to go live with the Sonic experience at 2PM UTC, but this time may be adjusted for technical reasons.

Six party games, over 20 FREE themed Ring Shop-cosmetics, one free global skinpack, and a weekend surprise; this is going to be an event to remember.

Block Drop Balance Update

A Block Drop update is now rolling out to all regions, focusing on speeding up the game, reducing camping, and balancing XP.

Gameplay

  • Added a new anti-camping system. Standing on the same block will cause the block to break faster.
  • Increased the rate that the top layer is removed.
  • All but the final layer will now be removed automatically.

Developer note: We understand these changes change the current meta. However, the main feedback we have been receiving is how slow-paced the games can be. Block Drop is meant to be a fast-paced parkour game, so we're hoping this change will make the game more fun.

  • Added new XP reward for every 150 blocks broken/stepped on.
  • Increased XP given when another player dies (survival bonus) from 3 to 5.
  • Increased XP from collecting a powerup from 2 to 10.

Developer note: Gaining XP has been much slower than anticipated. We hope this will balance the game and make it easier to progress through levels.

  • Added a message telling the victim who hit them with a knockback nemo, so they can plan revenge.

Custom Servers

  • Added toggle to enable/disable anti-camping functionality.

As always, we're watching your feedback and may balance the game further.

Small Change Roundup: April Edition

Small change roundup number 4! Loads of bug fixes, big and small, to make your life game better!

Updates since March 10th, 2021

Framework (all games)

Bug Fixes

Changes

  • Removed similar letters from Custom Server invite codes

Murder Mystery

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the 'Boombox' gravestone cosmetics not being granted
  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to get infinite arrows
  • Fix a bug where throwable murderer weapons didn't count towards quests

Hide and Seek

Changes

  • If no hiders have been killed after 90 seconds, we now select a new seeker at random to help (not in Custom Servers)
  • Multiple changes to hiding logic to prevent collisions and out-of-map exploits

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that allowed Seekers to die from drowning in water
  • Fixed a bug when the original seeker leaves the game, a new seeker is always selected, regardless of whether or not there are other seekers already
  • Added full translation to the hider survival message
  • Fixed an exploit that would allow hiders to clip outside the playable area while going solid

DeathRun

Changes

  • For players that have the visibility setting set to invisible, the setting is now temporarily set to visible after finishing the round, so that they can spectate the round

Survival Games

Changes

  • Coral Shrubs can now be broken

Bug Fixes

  • Stopped boomboxes affecting teammates
  • Fixed a bug where Cache Cows took knockback
  • Fixed a bug allowing multiple flares to be thrown

Treasure Wars

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed boombox spamming

Server / Proxy

Certain features may not yet be available on all regions, but will be soon.

Features

  • Added overloads to the global cosmetic (/costume, /title, /avatar) commands. As an example, /costume is used below, but this works for all types
  • Added /costume off to disable the global cosmetic
  • Added /costume search term here to quickly search for a global cosmetic
  • Added a confirmation before friend removal

Changes

  • Various performance improvements

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed drops for Carrots, Potatoes, Wheat, Beetroot, Melon stems, Pumpkin stems
  • Placement of melon seeds and pumpkin seeds now results as seeds and not a stem
  • Fixed water/lava buckets not having sounds when used
  • Fixed water/lava pickup only working on water-logged blocks
  • Fixed an issue where when in creative mode and breaking then placing a block, the block cracking animation would appear on the placed block
  • Carpets can now be placed on any block 
  • Fixed a bug where no search results would appear when searching the exact name of a Hub Title that contains spaces in its name
  • Coloring can no longer be used in party chat


New LTM Game & Egg Hunt

Introducing Block Drop, our newest Limited Time Mode!

Block Drop

Check out our brand new limited-time game, Block Drop! Battle with up to eleven other players to be the last player standing as the map begins to crumble below your feet! Be sure to look out for powerups to give yourself an edge over the competition.

This game was the result of a developer hackathon! Every few months, we let our development teams work on fun projects to expand their skills. These projects help shape the way for future games and features. We had so much fun with this game we felt we needed to share it with you all!

Block Drop won't be sticking around forever, so be sure to level up and grab these exclusive cosmetics while you can:

Death Messages

  • Fell to their demise (Level 5)
  • Parachute (Level 10)
  • Goodbye Cruel World (Level 15)
  • Yeeted Off (Level 20)

Powerup Skins

  • Potion (Level 2)
  • Flower (Level 9)
  • Chest (Level 16)
  • Lightning (Level 22)

Trails

  • Blue Sparkles (Level 3)
  • Gold Sparkles (Level 7)
  • Lime Sparkles (Level 12)
  • Magenta Sparkles (Level 17)
  • Red Sparkles (Level 23)

Vault Effects

  • Gray Swirls (Level 4)
  • Blue Swirls (Level 6)
  • Green Swirls (Level 8)
  • Red Swirls (Level 13)
  • Yellow Swirls (Level 18)
  • Rainbow Swirls (Level 19)
  • Flames (Level 21)
  • Hearts (Level 24)

Hub Titles

  • YA YEET (Level 6)
  • AHHH (Level 11)
  • AHHHHHH (Level 17)
  • AHHHHHHHHH (Level 24)

Avatars

  • Slippery (Level 4)
  • Burger Run (Level 14)
  • KNOCKBACK POG (Level 20)

Costume

  • Runner (Level 25)

Egg Hunt

We've hidden eggs around the hub you to find! There are 24 to find, making this our biggest hub hunt yet.

Find all the eggs and you'll be rewarded with an exclusive costume!

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!

Small Change Roundup: January 8th - March 10th

This is our third small change roundup, where we feature changes not covered in individual update posts. Our main focus recently has been large game updates, replays, and new games, but there are still a bunch of new fixes, changes and features!

Updates since January 8th, 2021

Framework (all games)

Bug Fixes

  • Game unlocks are now always correctly ordered by level

Changes

  • Added a reset button to the top of cosmetic categories
  • Prevented players from joining if they don't have the right resource pack(s) enabled

Murder Mystery

Features

  • Added a toggle AFK kicking setting for custom servers

Treasure Wars

Changes

  • Players can no longer build near shops
  • Players can no longer stand inside shop NPC's
  • Ender Pearls will no longer kill players on teleport, instead, will leave players on at least half a heart (SkyWars-parity)

Bug Fixes

  • Respawning players can no longer break blocks
  • Fixed Custom Server summoners having the wrong default setting
  • Fixed upgrade button message for certain non-English languages
  • Boom boxes are now properly removed at the end of a game

SkyWars

These changes were previously mentioned in various update posts. There are no new changes since those posts.

Features

  • Added Sword of Embers, replacing Fire Sword
  • Added Crumbling Cobblestone

Changes

  • Knockback Nemo now applies vertical knockback, rather than just horizontal

Survival Games

Please see:

SG Update Changelog #1

SG Update Changelog #2

DeathRun

Bug Fixes

  • Trap glass is no longer consistently red when using the 0 trap cooldown option in Custom Servers

Changes

  • The Strafe Cooldown option now uses seconds, rather than game ticks, so it's more clear to players

Server / Proxy

Features

  • Improved locker search - colors are now ignored, making it easier to find multi-colored hub titles
  • Added /rules to view (a summary of) the rules
  • Aligned all Hive Team (paid staff & employees) ranks to show HIVE rather than specific tags.
  • We figured out what H stands for, and as such, helpers now have the HELPER tag
  • Added Micro Surveys to poll players

Changes

  • Multiple Custom Server invites from the same user now appear as one
  • Improved punishment messaging

Bug Fixes

  • Eating food once again shows the right particles across all supported versions of Minecraft
  • Various changes to prevent 'Steve Glitch'
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