One of the attributes that defines Minecraft is its PvP, and what better way to showcase it than through a fun, action-packed, and daring gamemode – Cakewars.
For those unaware – Cakewars is strategic, PvP based gamemode, where the key objective is to protect the cake on your home island. While you’re battling to protect your baked goods you may build up the courage to eliminate your opponents on neighbouring islands, destroying their cake – and eliminating them from the game. All the time you have your cake you will respawn!
So why should our version excite you?
As you may have noticed if you follow us on other platforms, we’ve recently released our own version of the popular gamemode on to the Minecraft Marketplace.
But enough selfless advertising, if you haven’t had the chance to have a look at our version, or have just purchased it and are unaware what to do, here’s a brief idea of how we’ve taken our own twist on the popular gamemode:
- Skyblock – We know everyone loves Skyblock and as all of our maps take place around islands, it seems fitting for a crossover between the two. If you’ve loaded into the Skyblock map you want to secure your cake, and head straight to the cobble generator where you’ll be able to gain enough cobble to trade with the “Cobbler” for speciality items.
- Lucky Blocks – Another incredibly popular gamemode, fit for a crossover! As the name suggests this map may sometimes require more luck than skill. When you’re ready to go on the aggressive, armour yourself up and build over to one of the corner “Luckyblock Islands”, each equipped with two Lucky Blocks. Each Lucky Block is breakable to reveal your loot, this loot may range anywhere from a luxury items to a nasty anvil injury!
- Sugary Rush – Candy, candy, candy! What’s better than candy? To bring a spin of originality to the game, and putting the ‘Cake’ in Cakewars, Sugar rush focuses on sugar-driven abilities that help your navigate your way around the map. Emeralds will also spawn in hidden locations around the map, these can be traded at your home base for valuable items and resources so watch out for the spawners!
Each map is filled to the brim with awesome abilities and hidden secrets, some of which you’ll notice I’ve mentioned in the map descriptions above. Here’s a rundown of what you can look forward to from each:
Sugar rush [Sugar Rush] – Named after the maps, this ability gives you a short term sugar rush jumpboost which allows you to clear the gaps in between the different islands. This ability is not only useful in intense PvP fights, but can help you quickly and easily travel to an opponents island to destroy their cake!
Cobblestone generator [Skyblock] – As you would expect with any map sporting the “Skyblock” title we’ve made sure ours comes equipped with a cobblestone generator. This cobblestone can then be traded with the “Cobbler” for valuable items. We recommend you upgrade to a high quality pickaxe if you’re planning on using this strategy – as although the reward can be great, it can take up valuable cake-guarding time to get enough cobblestone for the very best loot!
Emerald trading a good way to get the very best items
Iron is less valuable but still useful!
Trading [All maps] – Trading can be an extremely useful way to win the game. The most effective way of trading is to hunt the map for resources (we recommend keeping a teammate back at your base to defend the cake while you do so!) then return to your nearest trader who sports the colour of the resource you want to trade for upgraded items. We recommend starting off with easier items and working your way up to diamond!
Trading is available on all of the maps, however the type of trading can differ slightly – for example Sugar Rush features a emerald trader who you can track down for the possibility of extremely luxurious items, and Skyblock offer a cobblestone trader.
Hit the Lucky Blocks to break them
Fireworks are just one of many rewards!
Lucky Blocks [Lucky Block] – The flagship mechanic for the Lucky Blocks map, you may already be aware of what it does. If you’re able to find your way on to an island that features Lucky Blocks (and you’re up for a small gamble) attempt to destroy the block, and await your fate. As with all Lucky Block maps you’re going to have a 50% chance of something nice, and a 50% chance of something… less nice. We recommend taking as much as a risk as you are comfortable with, however, those that are more daring… and survive… are certainly rewarded for their bravery!
See if you can find Jason around the map
Trade with Jason for Lucky Blocks
Jason [Lucky Block] – Jason may be a little difficult to find in the Lucky Block map (make sure to hunt around all of the areas), but when you do, he’s a great resource to have. He will trade some of the maps’ spawned items (Iron, Gold, Emerald) for Lucky Blocks, which you can then place. Although this may not sound exciting given that you can find Lucky Blocks around the map naturally, having one available when you’re low on resources during a PvP encounter can be really useful!
Let’s wrap it up
We hope this post has given you a look into Cakewars as a gamemode, and showcased how proud we are of the version we’ve created! We’re really excited to see how you find some of the exciting abilities, maps and features we’ve cooked up for you. If you’ve found this post useful or want to share how you’re finding the map, send us an email at [email protected] or tweet us @podcrash. If you’re looking for some friends to play with on any of our content, our Discord is a great place to meet new people and talk with our staff. That’s all for now, see you soon!