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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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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