Hypixel: The Most Prominent Minecraft Server

Large Hypixel icon on a dark red background

Hypixel is the LARGEST Minecraft mini-game server in the world. With extremely popular minigames like BedWars, SkyWars, and Murder Mystery, it’s one of the reasons for Minecraft’s continued success!

Feeling curious? I’ll tell you all about it and teach you how to play on the Hypixel Server!

Hypixel: A Brief History

Hypixel was founded in 2013 by  Simon Collins-Laflamme and Philippe Touchette. The pair originally made highly sought-after Minecraft adventure maps.

Hypixel Trivia: Laflamme’s Minecraft username is actually “hypixel”!

To showcase their creations, they uploaded videos of them to their YouTube channel. This was all before the Hypixel server came into existence!

The minigames came about as creations for users to play while they wait their turn to join a game in the main adventure maps.

Hypixel is officially run by Hypixel, Inc., now a full-fledged development studio. Hypixel is also currently the MOST POPULAR server in Minecraft!

Boasting over 10 million total unique logins to date and more than 61,000 concurrent players on PC, Hypixel is far ahead of its competition!

Most Popular Hypixel Mini-Games

Currently, Hypixel has 23 minigames. Let me show you their most popular ones and give you a good idea of how to play them. I’ll even include some videos for a better look!


Minecraft simulated characters doing multiple tasks on a bedwar server

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Bedwars is a survival mini-game. It starts with you and up to 4 teammates spawning on islands. You’ll find a bed on each island you spawn in.

Getting your bed destroyed means you can’t respawn anymore. To prevent your bed from getting demolished, place blocks around it!

Your main objective is to dismantle the opposing team’s beds and kill them! That’s how you win!

While you play this mini-game, gathering 4 resources (Iron, Gold, Diamonds, and Emeralds) lets you buy items and upgrades from your island’s Shopkeepers!

Watch DanTDM play BedWars and see the fun for yourself!


Two minecraft players in battle on two skywar islands with a light background

Skywars is also a survival mini-game in Minecraft. Your main objective is to be the last player or team alive.

Players or teams each spawn on their own islands and knock each other off or kill one another using weapons.

Each kill rewards you with a soul and you can use these souls to unlock kits and perks. These kits and perks improve your game experience!

Watch this video by iBallisticSquid to see for yourself!

Murder Mystery

Minecraft skull and knife on a table representing Murder Mystery

Murder Mystery is a find-the-murderer type of Minecraft mini-game. Players are assigned the role of Murderer, Detective, or Innocent when you play Classic Mode.

The innocents and the detective must protect one another and work together to figure out who the murderer is.

The Murderer, on the other hand, must sneakily try to kill as many players as he can without being caught or killed himself!

See how thrilling it is on this video by Grapeapplesauce!

How to Play on Hypixel in Minecraft

Now that you have an idea of the Hypixel Minecraft server, of course, you’ll want to play on it. Let me walk you through how!

Playing on the Hypixel Minecraft server is actually pretty simple. Make sure you have these two requirements first: an installed copy of Minecraft on your PC or Mac and a valid Minecraft account!

If you already have a copy of Minecraft and a valid account, playing on Hypixel is free! Just join the server through the Minecraft client. Once you launch Minecraft, follow these steps.

  1. Click the Multiplayer button in the menu
  2. Press Add Server
  3. Enter mc.hypixel.net into the server address box
  4. Click Done

Once done, the server pops up and you can hop right in! Once you’ve added the Minecraft Hypixel server, just find it on the added servers list the next time around!

When you enter the Hypixel server, you’ll be welcomed in the overall lobby. Here’s where you join the different mini-games.

What’s fun about the lobby is the minigames are introduced by NPC’s with the game name and number of players above it. All you have to do is take your pick!

Hypixel Side Note: The Hypixel server doesn’t work on the console version of Minecraft and Minecraft: Pocket Edition.

Bonus: Popular Minecraft Content Creators

Let me just wrap it up with a bonus section. Here are two well-known Minecraft content creators!


Dream is probably the most popular Minecraft content creator today. His YouTube channel has over 25 million subscribers and he also has 5 million Twitch followers.

He often plays minigames like BedWars and Parkour when he’s on the Hypixel server with GeorgeNotFound and other friends.


GeorgeNotFound is another popular Minecraft content creator. He has over nine million YouTube subscribers and four million Twitch followers.

Though GeorgeNotFound is more known for other types of Minecraft videos, he’s known to often play on the Hypixel server and even stream Bed Wars games on Twitch!