Battle Zone + Parkour Update!

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    Hello CubeCrafters,

    Today we're bringing you another 2 updates. This week we've released a Battle Zone update introducing features to help improve gameplay, along with an update for Parkour bringing more challenges, experience and achievements.

    Battle Zone
    Battle Zone has been given so many suggestions for new ideas and features and we've been looking through all of them. This week we will feature some of them.

    Official Resourcepack:
    With the number of weapons available in the game it's not surprising that many of you requested for an Official Battle Zone resource pack and we're happy to say it's here! @StorySays has been working hard on creating a resource pack which is completely optional and available to download within the Battle Zone lobby. If you're excited for the 2D version of our resource pack, you'd be happy to know that we're working on a 3D version as we type. When released, you'll be able to choose between a Fast or Fancy version of the resource pack, to best fit your computers abilities. :p

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    Content within the Resourcepack.
    The resource pack contains textures for weapons, ammo as well as the wonderful build tool. If you're ever confused which item is which, then this is ideal for you! It's so much easier to find the item you're looking for.

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    Players holding resourcepack weapons.
    To get hold of the resource pack, head to the armour stand to the left of the game armour stands in the Battle Zone lobby. Click the armour stand and press the green button. Boom! You've got our shiny new resource pack.

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    Resourcepack armourstand.
    Ammo Sharing:
    With the recent release of Squad mode, we've spent more time adding features when playing with friends. From the release of Squad mode we heard a lot of requests the ability to share ammo with squad members now you can! Click on one of the four ammo types and options will appear allowing you to select how much ammo you wish to drop.


    Player sharing ammo with teammate.

    The Map:
    The map is getting bigger and better each week. This week we've added another brand new location and made many other changes across the entire map.

    The new location is called "Hillside Haven". It's a small neighbourhood built on a hillside, split into two sections. The cliffs around the area have been re-textured, and around 20-30 chests of both low and high tiers have been spread around the location. Nearly everything within the location is destructible: Lamp posts, cars, the playground, even the fridges!

    Hillside Haven
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    Contrary to popular belief, this is not a safe haven.

    Along with the new location, other areas of the map have been updated. Over ten new chests have been added around the map. The abandoned house from D6 has been moved to H9. Bullet Beach has also gained destructible barrels to help keep your wood resources up. :p

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    Updated world map.

    Other Improvements and features:
    Moving away from maps changes and new game features, it's time to show off the smaller Quality of Life improvements:
    • Damage needed to destroy structures has been reduced.
    • Bullets now go through materials such as Water.
    • You can no longer drop building tools.
    • You can now drop weapons and potions at all times.
    • Sidebar now shows Team kills (during Squad mode).
    • Sidebar now shows personal kills (during Solo mode).
    • Spectators can now see teammates health bars (during Squad mode).
    • Spectators can now see everyones health bars (during Solo mode).
    • Leaf blocks are now breakable.
    • Particles effects from weapons and potion effects have now been hidden.
    • The compass and ammo bars are now removed on death.
    • Tweaked the Squad armour stand's head and weapon.

    Parkour

    Parkour was released, we've has so many requests for more levels and challenges. We're happy to announce that Parkour now has medals, achievements and has been given more maps and levels!

    Medals and Achievements:
    Before this update there wasn't a true challenge or achievement to gain from Parkour. Now there is! Introducing Medals. The aim is to get your best time within our specific target times for each level in order to obtain either Bronze, Silver or Gold medals. Hovering over the specific level or joining the level will show your the times you need to beat to obtain each medal. Medals allow you to collect points, each medal tier and parkour difficulty increasing the points given. Medals also contribute to Achievements.

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    Medal times within the level selector armourstand.


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    Medal times on joining a level.

    We couldn't add challenges to Parkour without adding Achievements. The Parkour achievements are split up into the 4 parkour gamemodes: Easy, Medium, Hard and Competitive. The achievements in the Easy, Medium or Hard gamemodes are to complete certain number of levels within that mode and collect a certain number of Bronze, Silver and Gold medals within the mode. Achievements within Competitive parkour are simply to get to a certain number of wins in Competitive mode.


    New maps and levels:
    So many of you loved the Parkour levels made by the builders, so we've decided to give you more! We're bringing you 7 new maps and 6 extra levels on current maps. Have fun trying to beat and get your fastest time on our new maps!

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    New Parkour maps.

    General Network Improvements and Fixes

    Tower Defence:

    • The tab list has now been split up into Red and Blue.
    • Hardcore mode has been temporarily removed pending balancing changes to prevent abuse.
    • The red stone maps and note blocks in the pre-lobby can now been used.

    Global:
    • Lobby scoreboards have been added
    • Fixed player ranks not appearing on private messages.
    • Fix Stone ranks not displaying when hovering over a player's name.
    • Fixed /list not showing player ranks.
    • Fix friends list size for Obsidian rank players.

    BlockWars:
    • The Ninja kit now loses its invisibility when holding a flag (1.8 only).
    • Fixed villagers spawning twice (1.8 only).
    SkyWars:
    • 7 New SkyWars maps have been released.
    • Game lobby has a new sign board layout.
    • Selfie area in the lobby has been moved (Suggested by @ItsDavey_ - HERE).
    • Parkour direction sign has been added to the lobby (Suggested by @ItsDavey_ - HERE).
    • Iron blocks have been added to starter islands on the TNT map (Suggested by @Spqqqn1.exe - HERE).


    Battle Zone:
    - Added ammo sharing in Squad mode (Suggested by @RemiO05 - HERE).
    - Added team chat in Squad mode.
    - Added new location: Hillside Haven.
    - Added 10 to 15 more chests have been added around the entire map.
    - Moved abandoned house from D6 to H9.
    - Added destructible barrels to Bullet Beach.
    - Damage needed to destroy structures has been reduced.
    - Bullets now go through materials such as Water.
    - You can no longer drop building tools.
    - You can now drop weapons and potions at all times.
    - Leaf blocks are now breakable.
    - (Solo) Spectators can now see everyones health bars (Suggested by @DragonLord - HERE).
    - (Squad) Spectators can now see teammates health bars (Suggested by @DragonLord - HERE).
    - (Solo) Sidebar now shows personal kills.
    - (Squad) Sidebar now shows Squad kills.
    - Particles effects from weapons and potion effects have now been hidden.
    - Compass and Ammo bars are now removed on death.
    - Changed the Squad armour stands' head and held weapon.
    - Resourcepack armourstand has been added to the lobby.

    Parkour:
    - Medals have been added.
    - Achievements have been added.
    - New Easy map added: Nether.
    - New Easy map added: Temple.
    - New Easy map added: Space.
    - New Easy map added: Tower.
    - New Easy map added: Maze.
    - End has been given 2 extra levels.
    - Farm has been given 4 extra levels.
    - New Medium map: Square.
    - New Medium map: Void.
    - Some competitive maps have been made easier.
    - Medium House level 1 has been made easier.
    - Medium Retro level 1 has been made easier.
    - Medium Beach level 2 has been made easier.
    - Medium Circuit level 1 has been made easier.

    We hope you guys enjoy the newest updates. We'd love your feedback! :D
     
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    Great!
     
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    NICEE :D
     
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    I like the new parkour maps + medals guys! Good job! =D
     
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    Parkour maps are looking good. Neat concepts. Medals are a great addition too!

    Great BZ update. I really like that we can now share ammo. (that'll come in handy)

    I especially like the change where we can see peoples health in spectator mode. Maybe have our teammates health bar visible at all times too whether you're dead or alive. That would come in really handy.
     
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    But why tho
     
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    Hello! I play on a laptop and the most of the times if I try to load/install a server resource pack, I get disconnected. So my question is, is it possible to get a resource pack downloadlink or like that? Because I even play lucky island with no resource pack.


    Greetings, SGLars :p

    Oh and btw I crafted a :uber_cubelet: a few days ago and how it opened was really cool!
     
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    Nice! Good to see that we can drop ammo ;)
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Oooh, awesome update! Great job CubeCraft! :eek:
     
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    The maps look amazing. And the battle zone texture pack is great. It's quite exciting to see how battle zone is taking shape, it'll be a great success Cube Craft.
     
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    That's amazing! I love the new Parkour maps and the Battle Zone resource pack!
    #HypeForUpdates

    @StorySays It's great! ^-^
     
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    Awesome! Will try to play it when I’m home :)
     
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    Yay Battle Zone update ^^
     
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    Thanks!! Finally
     
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    The Battle Zone update is great - especially making it so bullets go through water. It was so annoying when people used to just stay underwater with like 1hp and not move.
     
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    Nice! Sharing in battle zone :D