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Start The Bridge Server in Minecraft

Last modified on Sep 2, 2022 in gametypes

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As you play vanilla Minecraft, learning to maneuver and fight in tight spaces is a skill that any survival player will need to learn. Over time, players desired a way to further hone these skills and participate in a player vs player battle. Introducing The Bridge, a PvP gametype that has two teams fight across a bridge that is only one block wide. In order to win, a team must earn as many kills as possible, as well as jumping into the goal in the opposing base. With this gametype, all of the plugins, arenas, and other necessary tools will be configured by default, allowing server owners and players to jump right into the action. With Apex Hosting, installing a premade gametype is as easy as performing a few simple clicks, so we have created this tutorial to guide you through the setup process.


  1. Navigate to the Apex Server Panel, then stop the server.
    The Bridge Stop
  2. (Optional) Backup any optional files using the FTP File Access.
  3. Once back on the main panel, press “Reset Server Files” in the left menu.
  4. In the pop-up, check the box for “All Server Files”.
  5. On the next screen, enter “reset”, then press “Reset Server”.
    The Bridge Reset


The Bridge Installation

  1. Return to the Apex Panel page and ensure the server is still offline.
  2. Scroll down to the “Game File” section, then open the dropdown menu.
    The Bridge Dropdown
  3. Here, search for and select “The Bridge” server version.
  4. In the pop-up, choose to change the version.
  5. Afterwards, choose to use the included world.
    The Bridge Included World
  6. Finally, restart the server to load the server version.


Getting Started

The Bridge Getting Started

Upon first joining the server, you will spawn into the gametype lobby. This beautiful area is designed to be a giant flower-covered field with many vibrant colors. In the middle of the lobby you will find the main features of the server.

Navigating the Lobby

The Bridge Intro 1
The Bridge Intro 2

Here, you will find a variety of different tools and shops to gain cosmetics for the server. Use in-game currency earned through the gametype to purchase a variety of keys. These keys can be used to unlock crates in order to earn a random cosmetic item. These vary from particle effects, specific name tags, and more. Alternatively, the statistics scoreboard can be found nearby to see your progress.

Joining an Arena

The Bridge Arenas

Once you are ready to join a PvP match, navigate to the various NPCs standing on the colored blocks. Right-clicking any NPC will send you to the matching arena, whether the theme is pirates, a festival, and more. Listed above each NPC will also display the maximum player count, allowing for 8v8, 4v4, and 2v2 modes.

Match Countdown

The Bridge Waiting

When an arena is joined, you will be sent to the waiting area. This small island will allow players to climb around and check the arena in the distance. Once at least half of the maximum players have joined, a 60-second countdown will begin before the match starts.

Player Vs Player

The Bridge PVP

When the match begins, all players will be separated into the red and blue team, each starting on their respective bases. The players must fight across the small bridge in order to earn the most kills and enter the portal in the opposing base to score a point. After 5 points are earned or the time expires, the winner will be announced.

Notable Player Commands

/tb stats - Displays your current stats
/tb join [arena] - Join a specific area.
/tb leave - Quits the current arena.
/tb selectkit - Choose any unlocked kits to use in-game.
/tb randomjoin - Join a random arena.


Notable Admin Commands

/tba forcestart - Forcibly begin a lobby without the player requirement.
/tba reload - Reload the plugin and its configurations.
/tba stop - Stop the arena you are currently in.
/tba setlevel [amount] [player] - Set a player’s level for the plugin.
/tba tp [arena] [lobby/start/end] - Teleport to an area within a specific arena.



With that, you should now know how to install and get started with The Bridge server gametype. Players will face constant action while defending their base due to the small bridge connecting each area. In order to scale the action up or down, an arena with a different player count can be selected in order to alter the amount of players fighting at once. As you continue to play, you will earn various amounts of in-game currency which are used to purchase crate keys and unlock a variety of cosmetics to stand out amongst other players. Whether you fight to earn all of the cosmetics or to have the best stats, The Bridge gametype awaits any who challenge it.

Helpful Links

All Apex Minigame Versions
Gametype Tutorial Page

How To Make a The Bridge Server With Apex Hosting

  1. Select your server package from our pricing page
  2. On the ‘Configure Your Server’ page, complete the required fields
  3. Under ‘Server Version’, select your version from the dropdown list
  4. Complete the order and your The Bridge server will be created instantly