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Additional Sonic LIVE Events

We know that some of you couldn't attend yesterday's Sonic LIVE Event, so we'll be running some extra ones to give you all another chance to take part! 

We will be repeating the event, across all regions on Sunday, July 25th at 12PM PDT / 1PM MDT / 2PM CDT / 3PM EDT / 7PM UTC / 8PM BST / 9PM CEST / (Monday, July 26th) 12:30AM IST / 2AM WIB / 4AM JST / 5AM AEST / 7AM NZST

In addition to this, we will be running two region-specific events on our North America and Asia regions:

North America Region: 

Monday, July 26th at 7PM PDT / 8PM MDT / 9PM CDT / 10PM EDT / 2AM UTC / 3AM BST / 4AM CEST

Asia Region:

Monday, July 26th at 8AM UTC / 11AM EEST / 11AM EAT / 1:30PM IST / 3PM WIB / 4PM CST (China) / 5PM JST / 6PM AEST / 8PM NZST

Join the Sonic LIVE Event!

You don't want to miss this. Join for an amazing live event with FREE rewards, including a much-requested cosmetic!

Join The Hive on Saturday, July 24th at 12 PM PDT / 1PM MDT / 2PM CDT / 3PM EDT / 7PM UTC / 8PM BST / 9PM CEST / (Sunday July 25th) 12:30AM IST / 2AM WIB / 4AM JST / 5AM AEST / 7AM NZST

We recommend you join in advance of the start, and stick around in the hub. Doors will CLOSE at event start; you won't be able to (re)join until the event has ended.

Look at The Hive's server message, or join the hub, for an up-to-date countdown to the start.

Hope to see you there!

Get your free Sonic the Hedgehog skin pack!

Available now on The Hive server, claim your free Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Skin Pack! This pack comes with two free skins, usable anywhere within Minecraft.

You can find the displays in The Hive hub, left and right of the game NPC's.

If you can't equip the skins from the Marketplace page, head to Profile -> Edit Character -> Classic Skins -> Owned -> Sonic the Hedgehog Skin Pack

Infinite server loading bug: workaround

Recently, players outside of the United States (or those with a custom language set) have been experiencing intermittent issues with the Featured Server list not loading.

To work around this issue, switch your client language to English - US. You will need to restart your client, and in extreme cases reinstall the game, to clear your cache.

Minecraft is aware of this issue and working on a solution.

Version Support Update

Minecraft 1.17 (Caves and Cliffs: Part 1) releases June 8th. You'll be able to play The Hive on 1.17 on release day.

We are NOT removing support for any 1.16 version at this time. Upcoming minigames will require more recent versions of Minecraft; however, we will not require this for existing games.

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


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.

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