Realms Plus: February
Swashbuckling maps and swoon-worthy skins arrive this month!
A wise person once said: “be a lover, not a fighter,” but I, a far less wise person, wonder: why can’t you be both? Sure, February might be the month of love, but that doesn’t mean you have to sheath your sword and start trying to cuddle creepers. Whether you love this time of the year, or you’d rather throw it into the darkest dripstone cave you can find, with 27 new pieces of content coming to Realms Plus this month you can be a lover, a fighter – or even a dolphin!
Some writers like to pen poems for the people they love, and seeing as you’ve already made it to the second paragraph, that includes you! Here we go: “What says Valentine’s Day more than Mutant Caves?” Ok-aaay, perhaps it’s not my greatest rhyme, but once you’ve started playing this awesome map from Everbloom Games, you’ll forgive me. In this twisting tale, your mission to find your sister will take you into deep caves and have you face dangerous foes. Collect custom gems, level up your armor, and equip your courage in your search for the truth!
If you want more story maps, don’t miss this ghost hunting adventure: Sam & Danni – Episode 3 by Blockception, or the chance to solve the mystery of the disappearing food in The Colossus (Remastered) by Volcano. There’s also a kingdom that needs your help in Kingdom: Survival by Blockception and cats that need rescuing in Fairbanks Fire Station by Aurrora. Once you’re exhausted from all that hardcore hero-ing, head over to Whiterock Castle by Blockception to be treated like royalty and relax.
Close your eyes. Or perhaps just one eye, because otherwise, you can’t read what happens next. Now, imagine a tree in Minecraft that's as big as a mountain. Imagine a chest the size of a thousand chests. And now imagine the loot you would find inside it! In Mega Skyblock by Jigarbov Productions, the Overworld just got a whole lot BIGGER. Challenge yourself, mine with friends, and unlock new achievements in this stunning map – just don’t fall off the edge!
For more warped and wonderful additions this month, why not dive inside arcade games in Arcade Droppers 2 by Giggle Block Studios, fly high in Cloudtop Quest by Pathway Studios, or ride rainbows in Rainbow Park by Everbloom Games! Zoom around your Overworld in Ore Cars by Team Vaeron or Supercar City by Podcrash! And if you’re the ambitious kind of player that wants a whole city at your fingertips, then you need The Ultimate City Mash-Up by Minetite!
Speaking of loot, I can’t be the only one that thinks the ideal dungeon would feature lots of grabbable items and zero enemies, surely? Well, Skyblock Dungeons by Dodo Studios definitely has one of those! Take your battles to the sky (literally) in this awesome map that lets you cloud hop with your friends, discover dungeons and fend off foes for glittery, glittery treasure. My advice, though? Bring a sword.
For more dungeon fun, check out Blackstone Castle by Mine-North or fight your way to safety in Haunted Mansion Battle by Mythicus. If peaceful exploration is more your thing, why not fly into a chasm in The Abyss by Impulse, or meet koalas in Australian Adventure by Waypoint Studios!
Perhaps I’m bad at dungeons because I’ve never met a lucky mob before, but as February is also Lunar New Year, it seems the perfect time to get introduced! This map from GoE-Craft keeps you on your toes, though, because there is a catch. Your enemy’s luck could be your misfortune, as you won’t know whether they’ll explode or squeak, shrink or grow until you give them a mighty thwack with your sword! Will you have all the luck, or will the mobs you’re battling against? Play alone, as a team, or against your friends as this map puts your combat skills to the ultimate test across four custom battle arenas!
Continue your winning streak with Lucky Block - Game Edition by Doctor Benx, or Infinity Lucky Block Skyblock by Cubed Creations. If you prefer to make your own luck, then venture into a new battle arena with Monster Battle Arena by Jigarbov Productions, or challenge your friends in Capture the Flag by Pathway Studios!
On the topic of questionable luck, here’s a story: In my latest Creative build, I thought it would be cool to try and recreate those aquarium tunnels and make a water ceiling for my axolotls to swim in. Unfortunately, I miscalculated the number of blocks I needed to seal it and ended up turning my entire house into one giant waterfall. Frankly, the whole thing would’ve been a lot more fun if I’d equipped one of the 24 Ocean Fun skins from Giggleblock Studios! Turn yourself into a water nymph, a dolphin, a squid or simply look beach-ready so that if you do happen to flood your entire house, it’ll at least look deliberate!
For more splash-tastic fun, why not try Ultimate Underwater Base by Dodo Studios, or explore the ultimate beach town in Porto Del Santros by RareLoot! And if you prefer your water frozen rather than flowing, then this pack from GoE-Craft: Winter Craft - Frozen Textures is the one for you.
If the hiss-boom of a regular TNT block just isn’t cutting it for you anymore, then can I interest you in lightning TNT? Or perhaps TNT strong enough to level a small Minecraft village? In TNT Expansion Pack, your love of explosions can mine new depths with not one, not two, but 35 creative TNT additions! Because if you can’t beat the creepers, you might as well join them explode them from a distance with the awesome power of galaxy TNT.
Finally, for the Valentine's Day fans out there, this month you can venture to the Land of Love by The Wizard and Wyld! Snap a screenshot in front of the giant heart or share some cake with friends! You can even look the part by donning some Valentine’s-inspired skins like Pretty In Pink by NovaEGG, Anime Valentine by Waypoint Studios, The Couples Lookbook by CubeCraft Games, or Love is in the Air by Podcrash!
SUBSCRIBE TO REALMS PLUS!
If you want to get your hands on all this content and more, you’re going to need to subscribe to Realms Plus via your Minecrafting device, or click here if you play on PC! You and up to ten of your friends can enjoy over 100 pieces of content on Minecraft Marketplace – including adventures, skin packs, worlds, mini-games, and much more. Not enough? We update it regularly, adding new content to the line-up every month. Since the catalogue is always refreshing, some pieces will be moving out. But don’t worry! An in-game counter will let you know ahead of time, so nothing catches you off guard. Visit the Realms Plus site for more information on how you can join the fun!
Now, if anyone needs me this month, I’ll be the one wearing head to toe pink while testing the power of lightning TNT on pillager outposts. Until next time, friends!
- Written By
- Sophie Austin
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