New on Java Realms: Rafting and Crafting
15 new maps arrive on Java Realms!
I don’t know about you all, but I have definitely been playing more Minecraft than usual lately. While I “completed” most of the base game years ago, custom content keeps me coming back, and if you’re a custom content connoisseur like me, then you’ve come to the right place.
In this regular column, we go over the newest additions to the Java Realms content library, and today we have a whopping 15 new maps to try out. As they say, there’s something for everyone! And if you don’t find something for you, we’ll refund the cost of this article for you. That’ll be five diamonds, please!
by Acented, Aeltumn, Grafisch
Crossfire (the Minecraft map, not the board game whose 90’s commercial theme song somehow triggers in my head every time I see the word “Crossfire”) is a simple, but fast-paced PvP map. The arenas are small and intense, and each player’s crossbow can fire off a powerful shot capable of defeating enemies in a single hit. Watch the skies for periodic helicopter spawns; if you shoot one, you might find yourself with some powerful new loot.
Drycut Lanes is a race for the wool (the Minecraft genre, not the popular game played in the fields of New Zealand) map in which teams race down their respective lanes, hunting for wool, then making it to the finish. As they hunt, players will need to adventure through underground secrets and survive through various themed areas, such as The Nether, and… The End. Grab a friend – or an enemy – and have a blast as you compete to be the speediest and wooliest Minecrafter there is.
by Vertex Creations & AliceHowlter
Isolated Isle (the Realms map releasing today, not what I call my socially-distanced home workspace) is all about collecting raft-making materials in order to escape a tropical isle. You might think that this is the kind of environment that you’d want to be stuck in, but stay there will be complicated by hordes of nocturnal baddies intent on destroying you and your raft. Clever tweaks to crafting, enchanting, and more will breathe some new life into the classic survival formula. So go bang some coconuts together, eat a parrot, and do your best to quickly escape the island!
ALSO RELEASING TODAY
Shulker Rush II
by MineMakers Team
Floor is a Trap
by edelewill, Feran, 62h
Puzzle with Squares
by warco311, MaxLoewe, christina_12
by NiekarioLinked, CmdVoid, Zoltarcity
by Arrgs, DTPlayers, Captain_Deadpool
Meteor Miners 2
by likeabauws, 123maarten123, YZEROgame
Chronicles of the Shop
To learn about loading this and other content into Java Realms for your PC, visit our help site. If you haven't yet tried Realms for yourself, you'll have a blue diamond on the Minecraft Realms button, located on the main screen of Minecraft: Java Edition. Click it, then follow the instructions to try Realms free for 30 days.
Want to have your own Minecraft creations featured on Java Realms and on Minecraft.net? Head over to this page, which explains the Java Realms Content Creator Program. If you have questions about this process, you can find me on Twitter.