For those players seeking a totally unique gameplay experience in Minecraft, the SkyGrid Survival Map is something worth checking out. While it was made in the tradition of SkyBlock, with players started on an elevated surface far above the world below, that’s where the similarities between the two maps end. Unlike SkyBlock which puts players on a tiny patch of land with scarce resources, SkyGrid Survival Map features a fully stocked world with enemies, resources and everything else, all spread out in a grid formation high up in the sky. The key to the map is to navigate this grid through any means possible to grab up gear, locate mob spawners and get strong enough to take out other players.
While it has Survival built right into its name, this map is still great fun for PvP and Hardcore gameplay modes. When just moving around and getting from one point to the next is a difficult task, every little advantage is something to be cherished, and any extra blocks you find are treasures. While you would normally throw away excess stacks of dirt, cobblestone and other “junk” materials, in the SkyGrid Survival Map, these are used to make connections to other points throughout the grid by building bridges.
It’s worth mentioning that The Nether is also set up in the SkyGrid formation, with blocks spread out over a huge area and no discernible paths for getting from one point to the next. That’s especially dangerous with all the lave which will be spilling everywhere, though this can actually be made into a vertical “bridge” of sorts for players with Fire Resistance potions. Considering the fact that Blaze mobs are much easier to find with all that open air everywhere, this could actually work out well for the player who is smart enough to prepare.
How to install SkyGrid Survival Map?
- Press the Windows or Start button, then press R. This will open the Run prompt.
- Type %appdata% into the prompt and run the command.
- A folder filled with other folders will now open. Just find the Minecraft folder among these and open it.
- In .minecraft you will find another folder, saves. Unzip and move your world file into this folder and you’re all done.