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Build Battle


Build Battle Lobby Info Board

In Build Battle, players face off against each other to see who can create the best build based on a theme. Build Battle is perfect for any players who love building or creating things in-game.

Build Battle is a casual game focused on building and Hypixel's first creative mode-based minigame. There are four modes, Solo, Teams, Pro, and Guess the Build, each with similar gameplay, though Guess the Build is the most unique out of the four.

Build Battle is an entire lobby, which is split into 4 categories (which you can see below). The main idea behind all of these game modes is to build a given theme in a plot over a period of time. To help you do this you are given creative mode, and can even set weather, floor, walls, and use custom heads and particles. As you win games you progress through cosmetic ranks that are displayed in the Build Battle lobby and in-game.

You can now join Build Battle via the lobby command /lobby bb, or by its icon on the compass, a crafting table.

Solo Mode[]

In solo mode, up to 16 players are placed in their own 27x27 plot of land to build. Everyone gets to vote for one of five randomly selected themes, and after one is selected, players get 5 minutes to build. After that, players get to vote for which build they like the best by rating other builds on a scale from "POOP" to "LEGENDARY".

Due to newer versions having more available blocks, games are split between 1.8 and 1.14, where players in 1.8 and 1.12 play together, and players in 1.16+ play together. Any items from newer versions will be removed from the player's inventory.


At the start of each game, a poll is given to all players asking: "What theme?". Players can vote for one of the five randomly selected themes, increasing its chance of being picked, or use a Super Vote to instantly get the theme they want.

Build Phase[]

During Build Phase, players build something related to the selected theme. Blocks can be obtained from the creative inventory, and some other custom tools can be found in the options nether star in the hotbar.

General Options[]

  • Weather: Options: Sunny,, Stormy, Rainy, Snowing (Default: Sunny)
  • Time: Options: 3 hour increments starting from 6 am to 6 am (Default: 12PM)
  • Biome: Options: Plains, Mesa, Ocean, Desert, Forest, Jungle, Ice Plains, Swamp, & Savanna (Default: Plains)
  • Plot Floor:
  • Backdrop Picker: Select from available backdrops

By default, Plot Weather is selected to Sunny, but you can also choose Stormy, Rainy, and Snowing.

Plot time[]

By default, it is selected to 12 PM, but you can also select 6 AM, 9 AM, 3 PM, 6 PM, 9 PM, 12 AM, and 3 AM.

Plot biome[]

By Default, your Plot Biome is selected to Plains, but you can also select Mesa, Ocean, Desert, Forest, Jungle, Ice Plains, Swamp, and Savanna.

Plot floor[]

Your Plot Floor is White Stained Clay by default, but you can drag and drop a block from your Hotbar to the Plot Floor slot in the options menu to change it.

Backdrop/Plot Theme[]

A backdrop is a cosmetic which gives your plot a little more attractiveness. Check out the emerald in your inventory in any Build Battle lobby and choose the brick item for these backdrops!

Custom Heads[]

There are 7 different categories of custom heads you can choose from: Colors, Animals, Blocks, Foods, Interior, Miscellaneous, and Mobs. Colors include hot pink, crimson, aqua, green and more. Animals include pandas, bees, turtles and more.

There are also many different blocks, including Redstone torch top, hay, sand, and polished & unpolished stone. Jams, cookies, fruits, and doughnuts are in the foods section, and plant boxes, lamps, buckets, and more are in the interior section.

Miscellaneous consists of other blocks that can't be classified into the other six sections, like Easter eggs, Lava Cores and a Gold Nugget head! Mobs include different mobs, like wolves, ghasts, different types of zombies, and a few more. You cannot get all custom heads, but a large variety is in the custom heads menu.

You can also make a skull of another player by typing  /skull [username].

Voting Phase[]

After the building phase ends, the voting phase starts. All the builders will be teleported to a single plot of any player to view their builds - they can then rate on how good their build is, keeping the theme in mind. They have 6 options, shown with different appropriate colors:

  • Dark Red - Super Poop
  • Pink - Poop
  • Lime - OK
  • Green - Good
  • Purple - Epic
  • Yellow - Legendary

Legendary Rain[]

When over 25% of players have voted legendary on a build, the word "LEGENDARY" will appear on screen, and diamonds will rain from the sky.

Pro Mode[]

Game Structure[]

There are several differences between Solo Mode and Pro Mode:

  • Players have 10 minutes to build instead of 5.
  • There are fewer themes and the themes are more general. (For example, "Fantasy, "Medieval", "Modern", etc.)
  • Players have access to the pro tools. These can be accessed by right-clicking the nether star ("Options") in your hotbar and then clicking on the stick ("Pro Tools"). There are 6 pro tools, with functions similar to World Edit:
    • Region selection tool (enchanted stick): Used to select a region. After a region is selected you can use the other tools to edit this region.
    • Fill tool (enchanted bucket): Fills a selected region with a desired block.
    • Cut tool (enchanted shears): Removes a selected region.
    • Copy tool (enchanted paper): Copies a selected region.
    • Paste tool (enchanted slimeball): Pastes a copied region.
    • Undo tool (enchanted arrow): Undoes the last edit.
  • The plot size is 41x41x35 instead of 27x27x25.
  • Player's names are hidden during voting time and players have 20 seconds to vote on plots.
  • More score is awarded:
Place Score
1st 50
2nd 40
3rd 30
4th/Below 20

Higher-level players tend to prefer this mode since a longer time to build results in better builds.

Guess the Build[]

Guess the Build is a Build Battles game mode still in development. In this game mode, a player is chosen to build as the others guess about what he is building.


Up to 10 players per round.

The Builder[]

When a player is chosen to be the builder, they are given a few seconds to choose from three options about which theme they are required to build. The themes are in three difficulties and after the theme selection, the builder will start building. The rules of building are very similar to Solo and Teams game modes, but the time is limited to 2 minutes instead. If a guesser guesses correctly, the guesser and the builder both get points, so the builder will try to build as relevant as possible in order to gain more points.

The Guesser[]

After the builder chose their theme, the guessers will start guessing by typing in their guess in chat. The guessers have unlimited attempts but only have the two minutes to guess as the builder builds. If they made a wrong guess, it will be displayed in chat; however, if they made the correct guess, the chat message would be replaced by a success message that is seen by everyone in the game. With time, more and more clues are given to the guessers, including the length of the word of the theme and specific letters of the theme, making the guessers complete a hangman puzzle based on the build.


After the two minutes of building time, a new builder will be randomly selected from all players who had not built before, and the normal rules apply again. The game ends when all players had built.

Score System[]

The number of points in a round would be determined when the builder first chooses their theme. The builder can choose the easy theme for 1 point, medium for 2 points, and hard for 3 points. If a guesser correctly guesses the theme, guesser and the builder both get the points for the round.

The first player that guesses the build correctly gets 3 points, the second player gets 2 points, and the rest of the correct guessers get 1 point.

Build Battle Ranks[]

Build Battle ranks display in the Build Battle lobby and in-game:

Rank Name Colour Required Score
Rookie White 0
Untrained Gray 100
Amateur Yellow 250
Apprentice Green 500
Experienced Pink 1,000
Seasoned Blue 2,000
Trained Dark Green 3,500
Skilled Dark Aqua 5,000
Talented Red 7,500
Professional Purple 10,000
Expert Dark Blue 15,000
Master Dark Red 20,000
#1 Builder Gold Top 10 Leaderboard Score

Build Battle Backdrops[]

Image Name
Haunted Room
Pumpkin God
Happy World
Knight's Hall
10th Anniversary
Tropical Sands

Quest Master[]


Type Title Description Rewards
Daily Build Battle Player Play 3 games of Build Battle 3,850 Hypixel Experience
5,000 Build Battle Coins
Build Battle Winner Win a game of Build Battle 3,850 Hypixel Experience
5,000 Build Battle Coins
Weekly Master Architect Play 30 games of Build Battle 23,100 Hypixel Experience
50,000 Build Battle Coins


Title Description Rewards
Top 3 Finish a game in the top 3. 3,700 Hypixel Experience
Guesser Guess 5 themes correctly in Guess The Build mode. 3,700 Hypixel Experience


There are 48 Achievements in Build Battle, giving a total of 560 Achievement Points.

Challenge Achievements[]

Name Description Points
Artist Use only 1 type of block and have your theme guessed correctly 15
Braniac Be the first player to guess a build correctly 5
Classic Man Win a game of Build Battle Solo having placed 50 blocks or less 5
Every Second Counts Guess a build correctly in the last 5 seconds 5
Fancy Buy and equip a hat in the shop 5
Fast Typer Be the first player to guess the theme correctly 3 times in a row 10
Guessing Streak Guess every theme correctly in Guess the Build 5
Intutition Be the only player to guess the build correctly 10
It's over 99! Get a score of over 99 on Build Battle 10
LEGENDARY Get a high enough score for Diamond Rain in Build Battle 10
Mobster Spawn a mob 5
Musician Unlock 25 songs in the shop 10
No Mistakes Have your theme guessed correctly without breaking any blocks 10
Obvious Build something that everyone guesses correctly 5
Oooo shiny... Use Particles on a build in Build Battle 5
Perfect Harmony Win a game of Build Battles Teams without breaking a single block you or your teammate placed 10
Pro Winner Win a game of Pro Mode 10
Professional Builder Use a pro tool in Pro mode 5
Stenographer Guess the build in less than 10 seconds 5
Superior Vote Use a super vote 5
Teamwork Win a game of Build Battle Teams 10
That Wood Be Perfect How much wood can a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood... aka, win a game by only placing wooden blocks 10
The Hat Master Unlock the Master Builder Hat 15

Tiered Achievements[]

Name Tier Description Points
Build Battle Points I Earn 55 points in a Build Battle game 5
II Earn 65 points in a Build Battle game 10
III Earn 75 points in a Build Battle game 15
IV Earn 85 points in a Build Battle game 20
V Earn 100 points in a Build Battle game 25
Guess the Build Winner I Win 10 games of Guess the Build 5
II Win 25 games of Guess the Build 10
III Win 75 games of Guess the Build 15
IV Win 150 games of Guess the Build 20
V Win 250 games of Guess the Build 25
Judge I Vote on 40 builds in Build Battle 5
II Vote on 200 builds in Build Battle 10
III Vote on 500 builds in Build Battle 15
IV Vote on 1,000 builds in Build Battle 20
V Vote on 2,000 builds in Build Battle 25
No luck, just skill I Guess 25 themes correctly in Guess the Build 5
II Guess 100 themes correctly in Guess the Build 10
III Guess 250 themes correctly in Guess the Build 15
IV Guess 750 themes correctly in Guess the Build 20
V Guess 1,500 themes correctly in Guess the Build 25
Skilled Progess I Earn 100 score in Build Battle 5
II Earn 500 score in Build Battle 10
III Earn 1,000 score in Build Battle 15
IV Earn 2,500 score in Build Battle 20
V Earn 5,000 score in Build Battle 25