Is Hytale better than Minecraft?

January 13, 2021
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Is Hytale better than Minecraft? Hytale is based on the insanely popular Hypixel Minecraft servers, Hytale is a sandbox RPG with many similarities to Mojang’s block-building titan, albeit with some meaningful focus on player creativity, mini-games, and single-player content. With the game’s release window fast approaching, we thought it’d be best to pin down all of the information we have so far about Hytale for those curious about the project. Here’s everything we know about Hytale.

Hytale Frogs next to a River

What is Hytale?

Hytale is a procedurally-generated sandbox game with many RPG elements, pegged as “a world of adventure and creativity” on the game’s official website

It looks and plays in a similar fashion to Minecraft, complete with mobs and biomes. Yet, Hytale offers a deeper focus on player-led creation, grafting in mod tools and scripting systems to help players customize the game and take it into their own hands upon launch, creating mini-games and making their experience fully custom and unique.

The game is being developed by Hypixel Studios, famous for creating the Hypixel Minecraft servers. If you’re unfamiliar, the Hypixel servers offer a series of popular mini-games like SkyWars and The Walls and showcase adventure maps. They’re an incredibly popular force within the Minecraft community and broke many server milestones, earning the studio Guinness World Records for concurrent players in one instance as well as many other awards. 

Hytale cave bow

Hytale gameplay – What can we expect?

According to Hytale’s website, there will be a series of “handcrafted adventure scenarios” available at launch, including scenes like “a mage’s tower overrun with monsters,” underground cave exploration and gigantic boss battles. Hytale claims that “no two adventures will be the same,” suggesting that the procedural nature of the game will allow for much replayability. 

Hytale is fully playable in co-op and encourages players to forge their own story, settling into the world in a series of roles depending on your disposition. Warriors, crafters, and explorers are very welcome and will complement each other in a party. Hytale will also offer collectible gear which can be picked up by wiping out the unique creatures lording over the game’s many zones. You’ll also be able to create custom characters, grow crops, raise pets, tame mounts and build vehicles.

The game will have anti-cheat for its competitive mini-game component and Hytale is designed with “top performance on a wide range of PCs” in mind. Hypixel will offer their own official servers to play the game on, but encourage players to forge their own communities with the game’s shared-source server code.

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