New on Java Realms: Life Is A Competition

Everyone's a winner with these seven new maps!

The spirit of competition. To the victor, the spoils. Competition is a very human thing. I tried lining up all my pigs on the cool racetrack I’ve built on my survival world but alas, their thirst for victory seems to have been misplaced. That’s when the thought struck me — maybe I should play with my friends instead!

Nothing is better than gathering up your mates, homies and co-conspirators for a series of competitions where you can take out your hidden animosities, unfulfilled desires and pettynesses on each other. Today’s release is tailor-made for this experience, with 6 minigames to load up and one soothing inspiration map to zen out to when your adrenaline has peaked. Lets charge headlong into victory, shall we?

Volcanic Trouble

by CmdVoid

If there’s one mishap that can totally ruin your day, it’s a volcano malfunction. Volcano repairers are hard to come by, they say they’re going to show up sometime between 9 and 5 and then you just sit and twiddle your thumbs all day. Thankfully, this minigame does not reflect that experience. You’re dropped into a small area and it’s all smiles as you and your friends build whatever your heart desires. Then the lava starts to rise, PvP is enabled and whoever takes a fiery dip is out for the count. Fun for the whole family!


by Flytre & J70


Let’s talk about bingo. Since 1929, this exciting pastime allows you to sit in a hall, pick some numbers in a row, and hope they are called by the host so you can yell out the titular phrase. Thrilling, right? No. Don’t @ me, bingo enthusiasts, I’m just here to tell you that this whole time your experience has been lackluster. Because today I unveil our Java Realms version, the one bingo adaption to rule them all. You have your bingo board with items you need to craft in a survival spawn, get 5 in a row and then you are free to yell out ‘Bingo!’ at the top of your lungs. Also, you win the game! Give it a try, win a game and become the envy of all your fellow content reviewers!

Build Party

by Command Realm Team


Ain’t no party like a Build Party, ‘cause a Build Party don’t stop. I mean, there is a timer and a set number of rounds, but let’s not get bogged down by specifics. Build Party gives you a word, and it’s up to your imagination and Minecraft’s block palette to build a clue to the right answer. Additionally, there is a mechanic where you can be sponsored while competing in the Party! Imagine playing Picitonary with the added benefit of being able to sell your soul to a large scale corporation — that’s a winner to me!


Item Hunt

by Lumesio, ZiraTeck & Mathaym25


Color Craze

by Yeggs

Melon Mash

by Yeggs

Whale of Nature

by Razzleberries Realms


I hope this has tickled your fancy and that you’ll be racing with your friends to be the first to load these up. Challenge everyone, but remember that a true winner is humble in victory and gracious in defeat. Like me. I’m such a good sport.

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 Head over to this page, which explains the Java Realms Content Creator Program.

Happy Minecrafting!

Oskar Thysell
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Oskar Thysell