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Australia Testing Region: Update

We have finished the infrastructure testing as mentioned in our initial announcement. As such, we will be retiring the Australia testing region this coming Monday, March 29th, near the end of the (Oceanic) day.

We appreciate the interest in the Australia region. However, we currently have no plans to permanently establish an Australia region. If this changes, we will post a future update.

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.

A Steve-Glitch Update

We have identified the root cause for the "Steve Glitch", which causes all entities to appear as Steve models.

We are rolling out fixes for this today.

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.

Capacity Update - North America Region

As we work with our provider to immensely scale up our North America region, we will redirect part of our traffic to Europe overnight.

You can always use the Region NPC in the hub to switch to a specific region.

We expect to have this fully resolved before the weekend.

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