This game is rated PEGI 7
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Posted: 6 months ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.
In most modes, you start off on a small island with only a tree and a chest of essential resources, including a bucket of lava and a bucket of water. From these humble beginnings, you can create a stone generator and start building. You need to take great care not to accidentally lose your lava or water, as you then have to restart.
Getting to grips with this unforgiving gameplay requires patience and determination. Once you've established yourself, you can use other resources to continue expanding; building farms that yield more resources, and repeating until you have built yourself an impressive base.
The sense of achievement you get from thriving in a Skyblock world offsets the difficulty of getting established and is a recipe that has remained popular throughout the years. If you want to play Skyblock, there are many servers you can play on, such as Hypixel or Skyblock.net, or you can download a single-player map if you prefer to play offline.
Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 10-14 year-olds
Release Date: 01/01/2011, updated in 2020
Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS
Genres: Creative, Fighting, Platform and Strategy
Accessibility: 32 features
Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 5 players online. On certain mainstream servers, such as Hypixel, you can play with up to 5 people. If you are playing on a private server you or a friend manages, you can play with as many people as you want.
Cross-Play: Like Minecraft you can play against people on different consoles, computer or tablet versions of the game.
You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S. Depending on where you play Skyblock, you may find in-game purchases that enhance the experience or unlock extra items, or have to buy the map to play on. Alternatively, you can also quickly find free worlds to download and play on if you only want a single-player experience.
Skill Rating10-14 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. A reasonable prior knowledge of Minecraft's gameplay and mechanics is required to get items and craft farms, some very complex, to obtain resources otherwise unobtainable in the game mode.
Account RatingYou need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.
There are many parts of Skyblock that require quite quick and precise reactions, for example quickly reacting to a mob attack or saving yourself from an otherwise deadly fall. If you die, there's quite a high likelihood that some or all of your items will be lost over the edge of the island, possibly resulting in you having to restart if you lose an essential item. This adds quite a lot of pressure to the game.
If you have a screen reader enabled on your platform, Minecraft will automatically enable menu UI narration when the game is launched.
The Minecraft Launcher includes audio cues to help players navigate the login and launch experience. To enable audio cues on the Minecraft Launcher, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+B. You should hear a sparkle ringing sound to confirm that the sound is enabled.
You can toggle auto jump to make it easier to get around and you can toggle crouching to be either a click or a hold action.
Most of the text in the game is large and contrasts well in menus, but sometimes text is overlaid directly over gameplay which can make it hard to read. Most servers will have a filter in place on the chat to remove profanity.
Our Skyblock Accessibility Report documents 32 accessibility features:
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