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This minigame is available on multiple Minecraft editions.
Please refer to Skywars (Bedrock minigame) for the bedrock version.


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Free for all [sic] battle in the sky!

SkyWars, also known as Skywars, is a Survival minigame on Mineplex that was released on June 26th, 2015. Like Master Builders, SkyWars was never released as a Beta minigame. In SkyWars, players must fight to be the last one alive in a free-for-all match that involves gearing up on their home island, then branching out to other areas and islands to kill other players and receive better loot. All the while, they must be wary about the fact that the islands "corrupts" over time, pushing players closer to the center and killing campers. There is also a game called SkyWars teams, which consist of two players per team.

Summary

There is only one team: The yellow Players team. When the game starts, each player spawns on an exclusive island by themselves. Each island has two chests, with loot like armour, various blocks, and weapons or tools. There will also be at least one crafting table, a small mine, and one or more chickens.

At this point, players will be confronted with three courses of action: Build their way to the central island, build a base and camp at their own island, or build their way to other players' islands and kill their way to victory. All islands are scattered with three tiers of chests, which contain different quality of loot depending on the tier.

Tier number Location Loot
1
Home island
  • Basic loot
2
Surrounding islands
  • Armor
  • Arrow (grid).png Arrows
  • Bow (grid).png Bow
  • Ender Pearl (grid).png Ender pearl
  • Food
  • Tools
  • Weapons
  • Inferno Staff
3
Central island
  • Advanced loot
  • TNT (grid).png TNT Cannon

Finally, in the central island are four large chests containing the best loot. There is also a TNT generator, which creates Throwing TNT. If a player dies, his/her full inventory will be dropped, and the dead player will not re-spawn. After 1.3 minutes of gameplay, the map will start to corrupt, first at the edges then working inwards to shorten the game duration.

Features

Tiered Chest Loot

There are three different tiers of chest loot on the map. The chests on the player's 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, which contain more valuable gear and sometimes Ender Pearls. Tier 3 chests have the best loot, and can only be found in the center of the map.

TNT Generator

A TNT Generator

In the very middle of the central island of each map is a TNT Generator. If it's charged, it has a Throwing TNT item floating above a Gold Block. Once the item is picked up, the Gold block will turn into Iron, and the item will disappear. After 20 seconds, it recharges in a shower of yellow particles. Throwing TNT is extremely valuable, as players can lob it over very long ranges to bombard other players islands. TNT cannot be stacked without one empty slot in one's inventory.

Map Corruption

Map corruption

After 1.3 minutes the entire map will start corrupting. This will start at the outer edges, and work inwards - forcing players towards the center of the map to fight.

Loot Items

Ice Bridge - Click to create an ice bridge in front of you. (Enchanted Ice)

Zombie Guardian Egg - Click to spawn a Zombie Guardian which will fight for you. (Zombie Egg)

Safe Teleport - Click to teleport where you were last touching the ground. (Nether Star)

Inferno Staff - Click to send out a pulse of fire setting alight nearby to players. (Blaze Rod)

Throwable Dirt - Click to throw a dirt block. Anyone hit by it will be knocked back. (Enchanted Dirt)

Pumpkin Pie - Click to gain Speed I for 3 seconds. (Enchanted Pumpkin Pie)

Magnet - Click in the direction of a nearby player to pull them towards you. The more metal armor they are wearing the greater the force they will be pulled with. (Iron Horse Armor)


Maps


Kits

Kit Inventory Special abilities
Sky Warrior
  • Stone Pickaxe (Efficiency 1)
  • None
Sky Legend
  • Golden Pickaxe (Efficiency 1)
  • A special effect when the game starts

Strategies

Mineplex Skywars is different from other interpretations of this popular game. As such, new strategies are effective exclusively in this version.

Explore

This strategy has the player rapidly collecting their loot from their chests and making a bridge to the semi-center islands, then the main island in the middle. It is essential that you make it to the center before anyone else can via ender pearls. Once you've gotten at least 1 ender pearl at semi mid, get to mid as fast as possible because if you're last to get there, the loot you get isn't as good. Use the the special items to your advantage as a lot of them benefit you in fight.

Fighting players

While fighting other players, it is recommended you get as much good gear as possible (full diamond if you're able) and at least an enchanted sword so you're able to deal more damage to the opponent. Using items such as Inferno staff, mushroom stews, pumpkin pie, and ender pearls will also give you an advantage in the fight. Since you don't take damage pearling it's ideal to be agro with your ender pearl mid fight.

Passive

This strategy has the player getting as much ore and gear as they can from their island, taking their time until the map corruption begins or you are ready to go to the center. It's essential that you dig around your island, constantly checking for ores. Make sure you keep an eye on the top of your island, and don't let anyone sneak up on you. After you're ready, make your way, slowly if desired, to the center or other islands. Your powerful gear will prepare you for whatever you encounter.

Achievements

Achievement Requirement Reward
Master Bomber Get 3 kills with Super Throwing TNT in a single round. 500 Gems
TNT Hoarder Acquire 100 Super Throwing TNTs in total. 250 Gems
Left For Dead Kill 50 zombies. 750 Gems
Survivalist Win a round without opening a chest. 1000 Gems
Bare Minimum Win a round without equipping armor. 1000 Gems
Who needs a sword? Get 10 total kills with your fist 2500 Gems
SkyWars Master Achievement Unlock all SkyWars achievements. Sky Legend

Tiered Achievements

Task: Win Games of SkyWars
Tier I II III IV V
Requirement 10 40 50 150 500
Reward 1000 XP 5000 XP 10000 XP 25000 XP 50000 XP
Task:Stone Cold Killer
Tier I II III IV V
Requirement 50 100 125 250 500
Reward 1000 XP 5000 XP 10000 XP 25000 XP 50000 XP


Gem rewards

The list below shows the maximum sum of Gems a player may earn at any given time without any boosters of any sort. Gem earnings are rounded down and sorted alphabetically, excluding variables.

Gems Reason
Unknown First/second/third place
Unknown x Kill assists
12x x Kills
10 Participation

History

Main article: History

June 26th, 2015 - SkyWars

  • SkyWars released.

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