Welcome to Overcast!
From staff of the former Project Ares, Overcast is a Minecraft server network where you can play a variety of nostalgic Minecraft PvP and PvE maps. Test your skills on nearly one thousand different maps with unique objectives, made entirely by awesome map designers across the community.
Each match is not the same as the last. Maps can last anywhere from a few minutes to hours but remain fast paced. Whether you like playing offense, defense, or just like fighting, you can always find a battle with someone and compete with other players of all skill levels! Overcast has some of the best PvPers in competitive and Minecraft and wants to expand to the casual playerbase.
There are several types of games to keep matches fresh. In Capture the Wool, you need to fight through the enemy team’s base to get the wool and run back to your own base. In Destroy the Monument you need to get past their defenses and break their monument while defending your own. Classic conquest modes are always available too, like Team Deathmatch, Capture the Points, and FFA.
You can also decide your own objective and try to get the most kills, shoot the farthest kill shot, or rack up the score! Plenty of arcade maps keep things even more fast-paced, but there are plenty more! The community often gathers for seasonal tournaments to see who’s the best of the best.
If you want to make your own map, there are tools for that too! Unleash your creative side and see hundreds of others interface with your creation.
When you join the lobby, you’ll see a list of servers currently running these games, including player counts, gamemodes, and map names. After joining a server, you’ll be an observer in creative mode—invisible to those in the match so you can watch the action. Look at the scoreboard fixed to the right side of your screen to see what type of gamemode is currently playing or run /map to learn more about the current match!
When you think you’re ready to take on the world, use the helmet in your hotbar or run /join, and you’ll find yourself immediately immersed into the game as a player and can start leaving your mark on the community.
Are you a skybridge builder? Think you can make scalable defenses? Want to outsmart your opponents by tunnelling underground? You can do whatever your heart desires. Chances are you’ll meet some fun people along the way; even though PvP is typically portray as toxic, most of the players are young adults and form excellent friendships with others around the world.
Overcast is all this, and more. Think you have what it takes? Join now at play.oc.tc and have fun!