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In BedWars teams of 2-4 start on separate islands with a bed. They have the aim of getting to and destroying the other team's bed. Starting with just a Wooden Sword you use a limited resource of materials to craft specific items and blocks with either defence or offence in mind. A large island in the middle of the map offers the chance to get higher-powered resources to then craft more powerful equipment.
This simple premise leads to a game of cat and mouse, as each team tries to outmanoeuvre the other. This can be by quickly creating swords, explosives, teleportation or projectiles. Alternatively, players may focus on defence and create super-strong walls to protect their bed.
The game is considered to be high-skill because of the combination of building, strategy and player-vs-player fighting ability. Although Minecraft looks like a game for young children, games like this (and other server games like SkyWars, Parkour, Spleef and Death Run) offer a high-skill challenge.
In addition to these individual skills, you need to coordinate your tactics as a team. One player needs to look after the bed and build defences, another can attack the other teams and another can be responsible for finding and collecting resources.
You access the BedWars and other server games by adding the server to your Minecraft setup. BedWars is available on the HyPixel and Lifeboat, for example. There is a Bed Wars game on Android from Blockman Go Studio, but this is a spin-off game not based on Minecraft and a different experience.
Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked BedWars (Roblox) 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Ben Kendall and updated 8 months ago.
You can play this game in the following styles:
Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Parental Guidance (PG) for Mild Violence.
Although Minecraft is rated PEGI 7 and ESRB EVERYONE 10+, playing server games like this opens players to text chat communication with other players. Also, they will likely meet people and make friends with other players in the server chat. The server chat can get quite extreme because they are often run by young people.
The Bed Wars Android game is rated PEGI 7 for mild violence and ESRB TEEN for violence.
9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Although you can enjoy Minecraft at a younger age, BedWars is very competitive and unforgiving. This, combined with the potential language content, means that it's better for those in high school. One mum wrote "But the best part of the whole situation is that this whole gamut of skills is being learnt through utter volition. She plays because she wants to. And when she plays, she practises these skills."
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BedWars (Minecraft Version)
- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
- In-Game Pass: Purchase a season/battle pass to gain access to limited in-game purchases, reward items and other aspects of the game.
Many families choose to pay for an In-Game Subscription that grants access to features and Robux currency for use in any Roblox games without the risk of individual transactions. Outside the game, you can make larger purchases.
This subscription grants 450 Robux a month as well as discounts on buying more Robux and access to selling and trading items with other subscribed Roblox players. The games generally encourage the spending of Robux to progress as a proportion of the money spent goes to the person who creates the game.
Minecraft BedWars servers often sell players items to help them in the game or offer subscriptions for more features.
Roblox BedWars sells players items with a hierarchy of currencies. This provides blocks, team upgrades or items.
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
Release Date: 19/01/2017, updated in 2023
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Players: 16 online
Accessibility: 30 features
Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World