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This minigame is available on multiple Minecraft editions.
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Cake Wars is a minigame that was released to Mineplex on November 9, 2017. In Cake Wars, teams of players have to eat the other teams' cakes and be the last player or team alive.

Goal

The goal is to eat the other teams' cakes and eliminate enemies to win without being eliminated.

Gameplay

16 players split up into 4 teams (or 2 players over 8 teams in duos) or 1 player over 8 teams in Solo and spawn on their own floating island. Each team has a generator which generates Bricks, Emeralds and Nether Stars. These resources are used to buy items at the 3 villager shops. At the start of the game, the generator only produces Bricks, with the teams having to capture and hold different beacons (working similarly to the Control Points in Dominate) to generate Emeralds and Nether Stars. There are 4 Emerald Beacons on the right and left sides of each team's spawn island (or in duos and solo, between Red and Green, Cyan and Orange, Pink and Blue, and Yellow and Purple islands). In the center of the map, there is a larger island with one Nether Star Beacon. After some time, smaller so-called cake islands will start spawning which contain loot. After they have been looted, they slowly disappear. The goal is to eat the enemies' cakes to make them unable to respawn and then eliminate any remaining members. Cakes also rot after 20 minutes to force the game into a final "deathmatch" phase. You win if you are a member of the last team standing.

Shop

There is a villager that trade various helpful items for their respective currencies. Standard items are bought with bricks, strong items are bought with emeralds, and team upgrades are bought with nether stars (except Resources).

Items with bricks

Items Ability Cost
Iron Helmet 5 Bricks
Iron Chestplate 8 Bricks
Iron Leggings 6 Bricks
Iron Boots 5 Bricks
Iron Sword 5 Bricks
Iron Pickaxe 8 Bricks
Iron Axe 3 Bricks
Shears 8 Bricks
Bow 12 Bricks
3 Arrows 9 Bricks
Wool 32 blocks of wool. 4 Bricks
Stained Clay 8 blocks of stained clay. 8 Bricks
Oak Wood Planks 8 oak planks. 8 Bricks
End Stone 8 blocks of end stone. 12 Bricks
Ladder 8 ladders. 5 bricks
Deploy Platform Creates a 3x3 wool platform next to any block that the user clicks.

(single use)

5 Bricks
Emerald 1 Emerald to use in the Emerald Shop 20 Bricks
Resource Generator (level 1) Doubles resources produced by the generator 50 Bricks

Items with emeralds

Item Ability Cost
Diamond Helmet 10 emeralds
Diamond Chestplate 24 emeralds
Diamond Leggings 16 emeralds
Diamond Boots 10 emeralds
Diamond Sword 5 emeralds
Diamond Pickaxe 10 emeralds
Diamond Axe 4 emeralds
Obsidian 10 emeralds
Golden Apple 8 emeralds
Ender Pearl 7 seconds cooldown between pearls. 7 emeralds
Rune of Holding Preserves your inventory when you die. 20 emeralds
Tracking Compass Right-click to locate nearby enemy players. Similarly to Survival Games, multiple compasses can be combined for more uses. Each newly purchased compass has 3 uses.
12 emeralds
TNT Trap Throws a player into the air if they attempt to eat your cake. 8 emeralds
Bear Trap Slows and blinds enemies when they get close to your cake for 4 seconds. 8 emeralds
Slime Trap Prevents block damage from Polly explosions within a 5 block radius around the cake. After the trap has absorbed explosive damage it will be destroyed. 12 emeralds
Polly the Sheep Spawn Polly the Sheep. After 4 seconds she explodes destroying nearby player placed blocks. If she is killed she does not explode. There is a 15 second cooldown on Polly the Sheep. 8 emeralds
Chicken Portal Creates a portal from you to where the egg lands! Your entire team can use the portal. Lasts for 45 seconds or until the chicken is killed. 20

emeralds

Resource Generator (level 2) Triples resources produced by the generator. 30 emeralds
Haste (level 1) All teammates receive a permanent Haste effect 10 emeralds

Items with Nether Stars

Item Ability Cost
Protection Gives the protection enchantment to all teammate's armor. Level I:5 Nether Stars

Level II:10 Nether Stars.

Haste All teammates receive a permanent Haste effect. Level II: 6 Nether Stars

Level III: 12 Nether Stars

Sharpness Gives sharpness enchantments to all teammate's swords. Level I:8 Nether Stars

Level II:12 Nether Stars

Power Gives power enchantments to all teammate's bows. Level I:4 Nether Stars

Level II:8 Nether Stars

Health Station Teammates within 5 blocks of the cake will receive regeneration I Level I:8 Nether Stars

Level II:12 Nether Stars

Increase the range to 8 blocks

Resource Generator (level 3) Quadruples resources produced by the generator 20 Nether Stars

Cake Islands

Cake Islands are structures which periodically appear throughout the map. Each island consists of a chest on the very top which contains various items, ranging from resources to otherwise unobtainable items and enchantments like Knockback and Infinity. After the chest has been looted, the whole island will crumble and disappear.

Loot

Resources: Bricks, Emeralds, Nether Stars

Weapons, Tools & Armor: Diamond Armor, Diamond Swords (possibly enchanted), Bows (possibly enchanted), Arrows, the Golden Pickaxe, Polly the Sheep

Others: Blocks

Kits

Builder

NPC Abilities Items Armour Requirements Special features
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Receive 1 wool blocks every 4 seconds. Maximum of 32.
Recieve 1 deploy platform every 10 seconds. Maximum of 5.
None Full set of leather the color of your team Free kit Regular statistics
Kit Description: The default kit. Receives 1 Knitted Wool every 4 seconds, maximum of 32. Receives 1 Knitted Platform every 10 seconds, maximum of 5.

Warrior

NPC Abilities Items Armour Requirements Special features
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Killing a player will give you +3 hearts. None Full set of leather the color of your team 2000 Gems Regular statistics
Kit Description: Killing a player will give you +3 hearts.

Archer

NPC Abilities Items Armour Requirements Special features
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Receive 1 arrow every 6 seconds. Maximum of 3. Killing a player grants 1 arrow and fully charged shots destroy wool blocks. None Full leather set of the colour of your team 3000 Gems Regular statistics
Kit Description: Receives an arrow every 6 seconds with a maximum of 3. Fully charged arrows break blocks.

Frosting

NPC Abilities Items Armour Requirements Special features
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Receive 1 snowball every 6 seconds with a maximum of 3. None Full set of leather the color of your team Achievement kit Regular statistics
Kit Description: Receives 1 snowball every 6 seconds, maximum of 3.


Gem Reward

To be added...

Achievement

Achievement Name Objective
Cake Dinners Win 100 games of Cake Wars
Cake Slayer Kill 1000 players in Cake Wars
Big Appetite Take 500 bites of cake in Cake Wars.
Greedy Eat a whole cake.
This game has cakes? Survive 10 minutes without a cake.
Cold Baked Killer Get 10 first bloods
Starving Eat a cake within the first minute of the game.
You call that a challenge Win a game without dying.
Team Player Purchase all Team Upgrades within one game.
Love not War Win a game without killing a player.
Last Crumb Win a game with only one bite of your cake left.
Gotta go fast Win a game within 10 minutes
Last Laugh Get the final bite on every cake within a game.
I <3 Capture Points Own all beacons for your team in one game
You, You, and You Die!  Get 5 kills with no more than 5 seconds between each kill.
Stop Punching Me  Get 5 kills with your fist

Maps

Maps in rotation

  • A Piece Of Cake!
  • Airfield
  • Amazon Prime
  • Azienda
  • Azure Breeze
  • Badger in a suit
  • Bird Sanctuary
  • Boardwalk
  • Buwuilder's Garden
  • Cabin Point
  • Campgrounds
  • Chanterelle
  • Cherry Falls
  • Chopping Board
  • Citadel
  • City Lights
  • Construction Site
  • Dino Isle
  • Doggy Business
  • Dry Howl
  • Elven Village
  • Frosted Cakes
  • London
  • Marley's Mushroom
  • Marzipan
  • Milo Realm
  • No Body, No Crime
  • Oasis
  • Plenty O' Fish
  • Primitus
  • SSSnake
  • Sakura Gardens
  • Sly
  • Summer Belongs to You
  • Swan Lake
  • Tori
  • Tribute
  • Tropical
  • Vulture's Peak
  • Woodland Grove

Unavailable/Removed

  • Aqueduct
  • Autumn Utopia
  • Bucolic
  • Dry Howl
  • Fractured
  • Incendium
  • Mocha
  • Pinecone
  • Santuary
  • Steam
  • Up
  • Wish
  • Ascent

Gallery

To be added...

History

Main Article: History

9th of November, 2017: Released Cake Wars.

8th of March, 2018: Cake Wars Update

5th of July, 2018: Cake Wars Update

17th of November, 2018: Cake Wars Update

13th of April, 2020: Cake Wars Update

14th of October, 2021: Solo Cake Wars Update

Official Cake Wars page on the Mineplex website located here

Trivia

  • Mineplex's CakeWars is a take on the gamemode Bedwars, which was popularised on other servers prior to its addition to Mineplex.
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