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The Blocking Dead is a Left 4 Dead style survival minigame available in the Arcade Lobby, where players must team up with each other and survive for 10 minutes to win the game.

The game requires a resource pack, which should auto-install when players join the lobby queue. If it does not, players should use the command "/resource" to help install the pack. The game was released on August 15, 2014.


Blocking Dead
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In the Blocking Dead, up to 24 survivors are pitted against constantly spawning zombies. The zombies spawn slowly at the start, but spawn faster as the game progresses, until there are hordes spawning by the end. Each player starts with the following:

  • Pistol (Medium speed, good for killing scattered zombies, most accurate)
  • M16 (Fast speed, good against groups)
  • Shotgun (Slow speed, consumes 1 round to fire multiple bullets, good against hordes, can kill many zombies with each shot)
  • Knife or reskins (Kills zombies in 1 hit but only has 10 uses)
  • 1 Health kit (Restores 3 hearts)
  • 5 Hypixel Fried Chicken (Restores 6 hunger)
  • 32 Pistol rounds
  • 10 M16 rounds
  • 1 Shotgun round

Guns can be used by right-clicking. They do not require a reload and will always consume 1 bullet per shot.

To collect more ammunition, health, food, and occasionally leather armor, locate any of the chests scattered around the map. Upon emptying a chest, it will turn into an "empty" chest, and change its texture. An empty chest will refill and make a sound and particle effect after a random amount of time.

Hypixel Fried Chicken restores 6 points of hunger, and since hunger decays faster than vanilla Minecraft, players will need to eat quite often. When the player has a full hunger bar, they gain a "Speed I" boost.

It takes around 2-4 shots to kill a zombie, unless the player headshots it (which kills instantly). After taking damage, zombies will gain a temporary speed boost and attempt to rush the player. At later points in the game, zombies far away from all players will be flung towards the nearest player.

If a player dies, they will turn into a zombie with the subsequent player head. Player zombies automatically have a speed boost, and are thus much more dangerous.

After 6 minutes, the rescue zone will be announced in chat. Players have 1 minute to reach the rescue zone before receiving poison and blindness effects. After the minute is up, players must survive for 3 minutes to win the game. At this point, almost all zombies will have a speed boost.

At the 10-minute mark, you are teleported to a safe zone and have won the game. 50 base coins are awarded for winning, along with 1 base coin for every zombie you kill.


  • The scrapyard is a very good place to stock up on gear, but it is also very dangerous. It is dark there, so you may not be able to see zombies coming. Also, you can easily get trapped while looking around. Approach this area with caution. However, the cab of the red truck nearby is difficult for zombies to climb in, making it a great place to heal and to farm kills with the shotgun or M16. The truck is also within the scrapyard rescue zone.
  • The police station has a lot of loot, but is the most dangerous area on the map, as there are many confined spaces and dead ends, and zombies spawn frequently. Also, there is only one exit, which is usually blocked by groups of zombies. Avoid this building, unless in a large, well equipped group. On the other hand, it is the second most easily defended rescue zone, as it has only one entrance and zombies do not spawn in the rescue zone itself.
  • The field and the areas around the barn and farmhouse are quite open, however there is a lot of tall grass, making it difficult to see zombies. However, it is fairly easy to escape them as it is extremely flat and open, and there are many haystacks which provide a vantage point, as well as a lot of chests.
  • The church, graveyard and school have a fair amount of loot and are also quite open, making them good locations to visit.
  • The M16 can be fired a lot faster than holding down right click by simply right clicking very fast. This makes the gun even more useful against large hordes of zombies, possibly even better than the shotgun if you have a lot of ammo.
  • Zombies do not spawn inside the rescue zone once the rescue event begins.
  • Certain buildings and locations give more of certain types of loot. For example, the barn gives a lot of food.


There are 8 Achievements in The Blocking Dead, giving a total of 100 Achievement Points.

Challenge Achievements[]

Name Description Points
Blocking Dead: Fuel Up Win a game of the Blocking Dead by being rescued at the Gas Station 10
Blocking Dead: Lone Survivor Win a game of Blocking Dead as the last survivor 10
Blocking Dead: No Mercy Kill a player zombie with a knife in Blocking Dead 5

Tiered Achievements[]

Name Tier Description Points
Blocking Dead: Zombie Killer I Kill 100 Zombies in the Blocking Dead 5
II Kill 500 Zombies in the Blocking Dead 10
III Kill 1,000 Zombies in the Blocking Dead 15
IV Kill 1,500 Zombies in the Blocking Dead 20
V Kill 2,000 Zombies in the Blocking Dead 25