There are lots of Minecraft serves that make the world go round, or at least the worlds of Minecraft. This sandbox video game is a great creative outlet for multiplayer who can build to their heart’s content, even without a single line of code. And therefore, if you have ever played this game, then you know how big Minecraft is.
Today, we enter into the world of Minecraft and provide you with ten of the best and most popular servers currently running for Minecraft multiplayer. This article provides you with up-to-date servers as of Minecraft Java Edition version 1.16.5. Just sit back, relax and enjoy!
The Hypixel server is the most significant Minecraft server out there. With an average online player count of 150,000, this server has set the standard in many ways.
Besides being the only server out there that regularly has six digits of players online, there’s a dazzling variety here, making the Hypixel Minecraft server a great place to laugh with your blocky pals.
You can play many different significant games such as BedWars, SkyWars, VampireZ, and Paintball Warfare. However, the server also includes an arcade full of smaller minigames such as Cops and Crimes, Duels, and a Murder Mystery.
Pixelmon, the Pokémon-inspired Minecraft mod, is the true hub for complex gaming. However, they also have subsects of the server. The server’s subsects are inspired by several different Pokémon games, from Pokémon Red through Pokémon Platinum.
Therefore, you must have the Pixelmon mod for Minecraft to play Pixelmon.
You will find many other game modes such as the standard Skyblock, Survival, Creative, Prison, and Factions, which do not require players to install any mods on the server.
Do you intend to find yourself in the middle of survival from the zombie apocalypse game in 2021? Then Havoc MC is the server to go to. Before several server updates, the server was initially known as ‘The Mining Dead,’
Remember, the AMC television show, The Walking Dead is the main draw to this server.
Havoc Mc has a PvE. However, you can also choose to team up with friends or fight other players in PvP.
The server was renamed from the Mining Dead because of several other games added to it. Currently, there is Towny and Warzone, but two more games are coming soon.
The Mine Wars (a Star War-inspired game) and the Craft Theft Auto are currently in exclusive beta to premium members.
Although most players might argue that Datblock doesn’t deserve a spot on the best Minecraft servers in the 2021 list, this server is another pretty one that gets pretty cool online players each day. The server is one of the best, especially if you are looking for a place to play Factions.
The server also has essential draws like Creative and Survival and its own unique PvP game called Datearth.
However, the game modes are pretty standard, and there aren’t so many players that sometimes it becomes impossible to get started.
On the other hand, there are enough players that you still need to be cautious and careful about where and when you claim and build.
Who among gamers has never wanted Minecraft to be transformed entirely into a fantasy Massive Multiplayer Online Role-playing game (MMORPG)? The Wynncraft server has you covered.
Unlike most Minecraft servers, the Wynncraft server is structured in a giant adventure map style and will not have much building. But remember, you can choose your class and craft your gear and weapon.
With several options such as grinding, dungeons, resource gathering, stories, NPCs, and quests, you can up with friends in guilds and fight bosses and explore a grand universe of fantastical towns, cities, and more.
MineVile server might not be as big as some of the other servers. Still, from its beautiful custom texture pack to the unique game modes it features, MineVille is unlike any other Minecraft server out there.
You can play alone or with friends in one of two unique versions of Skyblock. You can choose to play one with a water theme or one with a fire theme.
MineVille has an active survival server called Kingdom Survival. Additionally, it also has a Prison game called Asgard Prison and a newly integrated Anarchy. Also, the server will soon be introducing Empire Survival, another variant.
Another exciting feature of this server, the impressive Among Us clone called an imposter. With the imposter, you will feel like you are playing a first-person among us game.
What’s more, is that there are 6 portals marked ‘coming soon’ in 2021. I can’t wait!
The Fallen Kingdom is a Minecraft server that allows players to create defenses for a castle or train troops to storm an enemy’s defenses. But remember, you have to choose whether you are a King or a Queen.
However, the server might make it a bit unwelcome to non-binary players. Also, most players might feel awkward, especially those who may share an account with a person or people of different genders.
The Fallen Kingdom was created by popular YouTuber Jordan Maron (CaptainSparklez) and inspired by the Fallen Kingdom universe. With this server, you will choose your kingdom’s colors and build different raid paths. However, players are hopeful that a third ‘Royal’ option will be added in the future.
If you think Hypixel is too much for you, the Cubecraft server is a fantastic alternative. The server has a texture pack design with slick designs for the lobby, and you can select all the game modes from a section that is reminiscent of a retro game arcade.
Games such as the Lucky Islands and CTF are among the server’s features. The server also features its original take on the Among Us/hidden role style game called Among Slimes.
With an average online player count of 5,000, this server is usually in the world’s top five most active servers.
I used to think that ManaCube is just another relatively active minigame server, but its most significant pull by far is its Parkour. On average, the Parkour section alone has around 750 players in it, as active as some other servers are as a whole.
An impressive factor with this server is that it has over 1000 Parkour courses total. The course varies from easy maps up to near impossible ones. Additionally, the server has only 42 VIP maps including, the famous Dropper.
The only downside of ManaCube, as opposed to the other servers, is that it can be a glitch at times, more so than the rest of the servers on this list.
The HiveMC server is for you, especially if you are looking for a solid, extremely active minigame server. The server has remained a low-key staple of online Minecraft play since 2013.
Since its inception, HiveMC has remained up-to-date and active all of this time, and they are constantly updating features and adding new games such as BedWars, Block Party, and Hide and Seek.
Another great feature of this server is that it has the Bukkit plugin featuring the Meowball. Meaning if you shoot out snowballs that explode into flames, the hearts will have the ‘meow’ sound effect on impact known as Meowballs.