The Buzz - April 2024 ๐Ÿ“ฐ

April 2024's edition of The Buzz, The Hive's bi-monthly newsletter.

The Buzz - April 2024 ๐Ÿ“ฐ

What's all the buzz about? Welcome to April's issue of The Buzz! Your one-stop-shop for all things Hive.

In this newsletter, we'll cover all of the latest Hive news and updates and highlight some of your awesome community creations!

If you don't want to miss out on news, exclusive competitions, and more, be sure to subscribe to our blog by heading onto The Hive and typing /newsletter in chat. Everyone who subscribes will receive the exclusive Mail Bee costume!

News & Updates ๐Ÿ“ฐ

It's been a very busy couple of months at The Hive, with plenty of updates, announcements, and of course, the long-anticipated release of BedWars! Here's everything you might have missed!

BedWars: Season 1 ๐Ÿ›๏ธ

BedWars is finally here! After a brief pre-season beta period, the game officially released, bringing a brand new microhub, 50 levels, all-new season challenges, leaderboards, and an epic BedWars bundle!

And that's not all! More updates are coming to BedWars, and throughout Season 1, you can expect 50 additional levels, more season challenges, and new season-exclusive cosmetics to be sold by the Challenge Merchant.

If you haven't already, be sure to check out our BedWars blog post for everything you need to know about our newest game!

BedWars: Pre-Season Beta
BedWars: Pre-Season Beta has been officially released!

BedWars Bonanza ๐ŸŽฌ

To celebrate the release of our newest game, we held a BedWars video contest! As usual, we were blown away by all of the fantastic entries that we received - choosing 5 winners was an incredibly difficult task!

Everyone who participated will receive an exclusive Clapperboard bed topper to show off - how cool is that?!

You can check out all of the winners' awesome videos over on our blog; be sure to give them some love!

BedWars Bonanza Contest Winners
The winners of the BedWars Bonanza video contest.

Spring Eggcitement ๐ŸŒธ

Spring has arrived, bringing with it a newly decorated hub adorned with beautiful flowers, fauna, and cherry blossom trees. Everyone's favorite seasonal maps are also back in rotation!

It wouldn't be spring without an egg hunt! Can you find all 24 of the eggs that have been hidden around the hub? All players who manage to find them all will be rewarded with an exclusive costume!

Turtle Time ๐Ÿข

Earlier this month, we learned that if you need a timely April Fools cosmetic, you shouldn't outsource it to a turtle ๐Ÿ˜…

Players who logged in on April 2nd got to try out the latest and greatest feat of technological advancement here at The Hive, our fastest backbling ever: the Turtle Shell!

Announcing: Project MMO ๐Ÿ“ข

ICYMI: We recently made a huge announcement! Later this year, we'll be launching a brand new Bedrock Featured Server: a persistent SkyBlock/MMO!

While we haven't shared much about this project just yet, we're incredibly excited about it and can't wait to tell you more! Keep an eye on our socials to be the first to know when we post news.

You can read our full announcement on our blog:

Announcing a brand new SkyBlock/MMO server, by The Hive
Weโ€™re excited to announce that this year, weโ€™ll be launching a brand new Bedrock Featured Server: a persistent SkyBlock/MMO.

Italian Adventures ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Since our last issue, players enjoyed a trip to Italy as they explored Survival Games' newest map, Vista!

In addition to this beautiful new map, the game also received some modern UI updates and quality-of-life changes based on community feedback and suggestions. You can check out the full changelog here.

SkyWars: Weekly Items ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ

As previously announced, some very exciting SkyWars updates are on the way, in the form of brand-new weekly items!

The SkyWars: Weekly Items update is set to introduce an array of special, limited-time items that will transform gameplay with thrilling new weapons, unique tools, and powerful items designed to help you triumph in battle.

This game-changing update is coming very soon, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more news!

Endolotl Takeover ๐Ÿ“ฆ

Towards the end of last year, we teamed up with Makeship to create an awesome, limited-edition Endolotl plushie.

Over the last few days, players have been receiving their new friend-olotls in the mail, and we've loved seeing all of the pictures you've been posting of your new purple pals!

Are you in the exclusive club of lucky players who own their very own Endolotl plush? Be sure to post a photo of your new friend on Twitter and tag @thehivemc!

Community Spotlight ๐Ÿ…

In this segment, we'll highlight some of our favorite community creations, shared by you, our amazing players!

Players who have their art or video featured each receive the exclusive Buzztastic Creator hub title!

Egg Hunt Drawing by Motipuyo21

Motipuyo21 got into the spirit of spring and drew this awesome picture of players hunting for eggs in the hub! Have you found all of the hidden eggs yet?

Art by Motipuyo21

Costume Drawing by hxerohero

Check out this awesome sketch of the Summoner costume! We admired the interesting way hxerohero used lines to enhance the details.

Art by hxerohero

Costume Drawing by Creqpe

We loved this piece of art featuring the Spikes costume! We especially liked the mini Time Owl companion on their shoulder - we want one too!

Art by Creqpe
Want your art or video to be featured in the next issue of The Buzz? Post your awesome Hive creation on X (formerly Twitter) or our Discord server, using the hashtag #buzztastic to be in with a chance of seeing it in the spotlight!

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