Last modified on Oct 24, 2019 in gametypes
Number of plugins: approximately 27 Plugins
This minigame is fit for small to large server population.
Those looking to partake in blitz battles for the prestige and satisfaction of being the best can try their skills at Skywars. Skywars is a multiplayer PvP game-type where each player starts off on a separate island and tries to battle each other like in PvP. The main goal is to be the last person or team alive to win. You will typically start off on your own island with some simple resources and a chest of loot. With this you’ll either make you way to other islands to acquire more loot or seek out to eliminate other players as you make your way towards the center island. Often there is a middle, larger island that contains chests with better loot and where you’ll ultimately show down with the remaining players for victory. At Apex Minecraft Hosting, you can spool your very own fully loaded Skywars server in a matter of minutes. Jump right in with pre-packaged plugins and little configuration on your part and enjoy a new challenge with friends.
Players joining your server will first start off in beautifully crafted spawn with a couple holograms outlining how to proceed. A few blocks out of the initial spawn point is an end portal which will automatically teleport players to a new or in-queue Skywars game. Once in, your pretty much set. Just have enough players and the game will automatically start. To force a game without a full lobby, simply enter in the following command: “/swr start”.
Core functionality of the game-type has already been configured for you. However, you will most likely want to make your own unique changes to settings like the items spawned in the chests or what maps are being used in the rotation. The primary plugin utilized to manage the core functions of this game- type is Sky Wars Reloaded. For more information on how to set or tweak the pre-configured settings, please review the plugins documentation.
Being a mini-game, Sky Wars play-style is relatively simplistic in nature. When you join into the server, you’ll be forced into the server’s spawn. To start a game or join and existing game of Sky Wars you can either jump into the nearby End Portal or utilize the compass in your inventory to join an existing game. Once in game, you can either wait until the enough players have joined or force start the game with the respective command.
Once in-game, start by gathering the loot in the nearby chests and attempt to make your way to other islands for more gear or the middle island for better loot. Along the way, watch out for other players as they will actively be trying to either knock you off into the void. Once you’ve kitted up, you can either make you way towards the middle island for better loot or to faceoff with your opponents.
This game type is prepackaged with 27 plugins, so we won’t be going over each one. But to
name a few you have:
These are just a few highlights the various plugins installed on your server. For additional details on those mentioned and all others, please review each plugins wiki page for more information.
Though your server will essentially function off-the-bat, you will need to eventually tweak the plugins managing it to your unique preferences. As such, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with each plugin on your server by accessing the /plugins folder. For more information of configuring your server files, please review our guide on configuring your server files.