The Best Minecraft servers

Let's face it, the best Minecraft servers are those you and your friends have created, worked on for years and built Spongebob fanart in. Your blocks tell the stories about a thousand projects.

After a while, however, even the most impressive collective achievements can become a bit stale. For a time at least. There are always servers available for you like the ones below.

These are more like clubs than single shared universes and offer a range of modes and challenges, both for solo play and group play. We are going to show you if battle royale games have always seemed lacking in blockiness.

You should keep in mind that not all servers can run both Java and Bedrock editions of the game. It takes a lot of code and content to mold the game in different directions. For some servers, it is just not possible (or worth the time of the creators) to translate all of it to Bedrock Edition.

Extreme Craft

IP: play.extremecraft.net

We are starting with exactly the type of server that we mentioned, a 'everything' server with large player counts and multiple modes such as survival, eggwars rpg, and battle royale.

This can be a new experience for those who have only played on their survival servers. It has been replaced by a rich and sometimes frenetic multiplayer experience.

Hypixel

IP: mc.hypixel.net

Of course Hypixel. Since forever, it's been the most beloved destination for Minecraft minigame lovers. While it doesn't offer the same long-term proposition as others or the depth of custom material to create one coherent world, it does provide instant gratification in many flavours. It's like a cuboid candy store.

Skyblock is a cherished favorite. You can also enjoy cart racing minigames. But in reality, you could spend an entire evening sampling each minigame and still feel deeply satisfied on a spiritual level. You can enjoy the game without any of the complexities that many servers require.

Minecraft Middle Earth

IP: build.mcmiddleerth.com

This one is easy to explain. You get to be in Middle-Earth but in Minecraft. You will find stunning movie-faithful architecture everywhere you turn.

Enjoy quality time with film royalty in Hobbit holes, then chill with a grey wizard and then follow the route marked out by the fellowship along the map. There are even guided tours.

Origin Realms

IP: play.originrealms.com

This is the most ambitious and complete fantasy proposal on this list. Origin Realms is brimming over custom content and looks stunning onscreen. It swaps the typical bland expanses for lush, fantasy glades and dense woodland.

Origin Realms has not made major visual changes to the game, but it is an expansion of the traditional survival experience. This server is a great starter server for those who are more comfortable playing on their friends' servers.

Mining is Dead

IP: miningdead.com

Mining Dead takes survival to a new and more difficult level. Although Mining Dead is an old concept, it has long been adapted from The Walking Dead TV series. The addition of a thirst system and a revamped hunger system gives you plenty to think about when you aren't fighting off a cannibal dead body with a basic axe.

Minewind

IP: play.minewind.com

Minewind has one rule that is only: No cheating. It's a free-for-all in PvP combat and destruction, as well as looting. If you've never played custom large groups, it's not the best place to start. All your blocks and all of your memories will be lost.

Sometimes you just want to let loose. If you can survive more than 40 seconds, there's plenty of MMO content to keep you coming back. It will be you, the one everyone is running from in fear. Sweet revenge.

Westeroscraft

IP: Westeroscraft.com

Westeroscraft may be the new obsession for you if you are a fan of fantasy landscapes but hate Hobbits or you have spent so much time in Minecraft Middle Earth that your memory is shaky.

It's a difficult and nearly impossible project to imagine that maps all the key locations in Game of Thrones. It's also a chance for you to see a map that has been around as long as Minecraft videos. "Look at this cool spot - how did they make it?" Every Minecraft video since 2012.

Wynncraft

IP: play.wynncraft.com

Minecraft is now a 10 year old game engine. Wynncraft is a testament to this platform's versatility. Although technically it is a server, it is a fully-fledged MMO.

Join guilds, fight raids, and take on boss fights at end of massive questlines that have a lot of lore. There are 262 of them. The most popular MMO in Minecraft is Runescape. It enjoys similar longevity.

PirateMC

IP: mc.piratemc.com

You've probably ever attempted to create a vehicle in vanilla Minecraft. To get a Quasimodo-looking lump of slime to move along the floor, it takes a whole lot of honey, dropspers, levers and droppers. Log on to PirateMC to control a pirate vessel.

It is amazing that this game makes naval warfare possible, and it also makes it fun! Also, shout out to the intricately crafted skull islands that can be found in the blue yonder.

Grand Theft Minecart

IP: mc-gtm.net

GTA Online is something we all know well. However, seeing the minutiae in a more friendly and approachable format makes it feel like the whole idea of driving around in cars and being an aspiring crim feels renewed.

You can commit crimes, create a home full of luxury, and then just relax in your private jet. It sounds great to us.