This week, we’re focusing on Survival mode in Minecraft. Survival is a mode where the goal is to collect resources, build structures, battle monsters, manage hunger, and explore the land in order to survive. Check out the video below where our counselors explain the ins and outs of being successful as you play Survival.
Survival is a basically a scavenger hunt for items players need to survive. Building in this mode is more difficult than in Creative mode simply because players must search for supplies.
The first thing players in Survival must do is build a shelter to protect themselves when night falls and the monsters come out. Even digging a hole in the ground counts as shelter if players don’t have the necessary supplies to build a shelter, but it is best to scavenge for wood and build a proper structure. It’s also important to gather coal to make torches since monsters won’t spawn in well lit areas. Players start off with tools made of wood, but as they progress, it is important to craft tools that are more sturdy.
In Survival, players are mortal. They can die or be injured by falling from high heights, attacked by monsters, or drown in water. Players must also find food since they can also die of starvation. But players don’t have to face the perils of Survival mode alone. Players can work together as a term and create survival colonies where they share resources.
If you’re looking for more info on Survival mode, check out the links below:
- Minecraft Gamepedia on Survival Mode
- Minecraft Wikipedia on Survival Mode
- Minecraft Wikia on Survival Mode
- Guide to Surviving Your First Night in Survival Mode