We're very excited to finally be releasing our own version of the extremely popular SkyWars game mode! In this free-for-all game, players must fight to become the last man standing.
This game has been the most requested on the forums, and something we've been wanting to make for ages. Finally, thanks to our new Junior Developers, we've finally been able to make it! Special thanks to SparkWings for all his hard work on this game! Be sure to tell him how awesome a job he's done on the game if you see him around!
We wanted to mix things up a bit from the standard SkyWars you see everywhere else, so we've added some awesome new features;
Tiered Chest Loot
There are three different tiers of chest loot on the map. The chests on your start island are Tier 1, and will contain the most basic items (never swords or bows). Tier 2 chests are randomly scattered amongst the other islands, and could contain some really nice gear! Tier 3 chests have the best loot, and can only be found in the very middle of the map!
In the middle of each map is a TNT Generator. This TNT is very, very valuable, as you can throw it over very long ranges to bombard other players islands! We've had so much fun with this in testing, and hope you guys enjoy it as much as we do!
The middle of each map contains the best loot as well as TNT. But it's also heavily guarded! The Zombie Guardians will put up a good fight, making sure you actually earn all those goodies!
One problem we saw in many other SkyWars games was that the games sometimes went on for a really long time. Players would camp on islands and it could be extremely difficult to get to them without being knocked into the void by arrows.
To avoid this problem, after 3.5 minutes, the entire map will start crumbling. This will start at the outer edges, and work inwards - forcing players towards the center of the map to fight!
Play Your Way
Something else that bothered us about other SkyWars games is that there was a very clear 'best way to play'. On some servers this was camping on your island and getting good gear, and on other servers it was rushing to the middle and getting the epic loot.
We've worked hard to allow players to play in the way that they prefer best. If you want to rush towards the middle and try to get some good loot, you can! But if you prefer to stay back at your island and try to gear up safely, you can do that too! We have ensured that every island contains enough materials to craft a Diamond Sword, Bow, Arrows and some armor! Both play styles can lead you to victory!
We hope you enjoy the game!