Update on Custom Servers
Some of you may have noticed we've been testing Custom Servers! In this update, we'll elaborate a bit more on them.
We're currently ironing out the bugs we're finding during the custom server testing. Currently, Hive Staff and Hive Partners can create custom servers, and invite any players to them. If you want to join in, there's an #bedrock-custom-servers channel on Discord.
We'd like to get these features in the hands of players as soon as we can. Once we're confident we've fixed important outstanding issues, we're expanding Custom Server access to our Plus members.
The following limits will apply during the custom servers beta period:
No creations (can join other players servers)
No more creations are allowed after BOTH these limits are met:
- 2 rounds played
- 30 minutes of gameplay (this excludes any lobby, warmup, endgame)
Every day at midnight UTC, the limits reset.
Please note these limits are counted against the host. Participating in someone else's Custom Server does not impact your limits.
Partners and Staff
These limits exist to protect the stability of our networks. When you're in a custom server, you're taking up above-average resources compared to regular gameplay. We hope to loosen these limits over time. However, we currently have no plans to allow Regular members to create Custom Servers.
We'll post an update once we're entering this next stage of Custom Servers. Until then, keep an eye out for those hosted by staff and partners!