Minecraft Survival Servers of 2024

Arguably the most popular type of Minecraft servers - Also often called SMP (Survival Multi Player), these Minecraft servers stay true to many aspects of the original game's survival single player mode - you can lose health & die by receiving fall damage, being attacked (by players & mobs) or drowning. In a survival Minecraft server, you need to make sure you protect yourself from the elements and hostile mobs (especially Creepers) before darkness falls. Craft gear and build houses, explore the nether, and kill the ender dragon! The best Minecraft Survival Servers are:


Rank Name Server About Players Status Description
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Complex Gaming

Complex Gaming


bee.mc-complex.com
Version 1.8 to 1.21
Survival Server
Cross Platform
1852/1853 Online

Welcome to Complex-Gaming! We currently offer a wide selection of servers ranging from Pixelmon, Skyblock, Survival, Factions, Creative, Prison and more! Friendly & Active Community, with a Supportive Staff Team ready to help you on your journey! Join today ⭐...

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BlockHero

BlockHero


buzz.blockhero.net
Version 1.7 to 1.21
Survival Server
Cross Platform
231/500 Online

BLOCKHERO NETWORK - 1.21 We are a leading Minecraft experience. MineVille is a community based network that values player feedback. We have Skyblock, Survival, SMP, and Earth. Come join us for a lot of fun!

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BlossomCraft

BlossomCraft


buzz.blossomcraft.org
Version 1.19 to 1.20
Survival Server
Cross Platform
269/400 Online

Welcome to BlossomCraft, an excellent server known for it’s amazing experiences. We are a laid-back, no grief, economy, SMP server where we value community above all else. The server is running 1.20+, and everyone is welcome as both Java and Bedrock players are free to join The server...

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MysticMC

MysticMC


buzz.mysticmc.co
Version 1.19 to 1.20
Survival Server
Cross Platform
130/200 Online

Welcome to MysticMC the be-all-end-all of SMPs! MysticMC is a community focused server that specializes in economy and no griefing. Both Java and Bedrock players can join. For more information visit our wiki at wiki.MysticMC.co ! 1.20+ Show your support for the server by voting to...

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CatCraft

CatCraft


buzz.catcraft.net
Version 1.20 to 1.21
Survival Server
Cross Platform
168/250 Online

🌟 Discover the Best Minecraft Survival Server on CatCraft! 🌟 Embark on an unforgettable journey in CatCraft, an immersive and feature-rich Minecraft Survival SMP designed for players seeking the perfect blend of excitement and simplicity. Join our welcoming community, where...

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Netherite

Netherite


bee.netherite.gg
Version 1.7 to 1.21
Survival Server
Cross Platform
286/2024 Online

*JUST LAUNCHED - BEDROCK SUPPORTED | JOIN FOR FREE STORE ITEMS* Port 19132 for BEDROCK! Netherite is a unique Minecraft Network focused on the game modes Lifesteal, Survival, and Skyblock. The network strives towards prospering in every area of the Minecraft space. Our objective is to...

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GoldenLeaf

GoldenLeaf


play.goldenleafmc.com
Version 1.20
Survival Server
Minecraft Java
18/250 Online

GoldenLeaf is a 1.20.4 Survival/Towny, Prison, and Creative Network with an energetic community. Built on transparency and hard work, we strive to bring a fair and fun opportunity to all players. The server is 100% non-pay to win, with custom plugins and unique opportunities like earning...

8
MineSuperior

MineSuperior


buzz.mcs.gg
Version 1.7 to 1.21
Towny Server
Cross Platform
2582/2500 Online

MineSuperior is an 1.21 Minecraft: Java Edition server with a seasoned management team that aims to provide the best experience for everyone. We offer ★ Survival ★ + ★ Skyblock ★ + ★ Lifesteal ★ + ★ Towny ★ alongside frequent updates to ensure the server stays fresh. For...

9
Advancius Network

Advancius Network


mc.advancius.net
Version 1.7 to 1.21
Survival Server
Cross Platform
181/400 Online

🌟 JOIN TODAY FOR A FREE RANK 🌟Tired of pay-to-win servers? Check out our 100+ FREE ranks on our 20+ gamemodes including: Factions, Prison, Skyblock, Survival, Creative Plots, Parkour, KitPvP, Dropper, 1v1s, UHC, and many custom Minigames! ⚔️ COMMUNITY EVENTS EVERY WEEKEND...

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PikaNetwork

PikaNetwork

PikaNetwork Minecraft Server
buzzu.pika.host
Version 1.8 to 1.20
Prison Server
Cross Platform
2010/6500 Online

PikaNetwork is a Cracked Minecraft server! Open to both Regular and Cracked players. Our server's player base is intermittently growing since it's first released, users around all over the world playing our amazing gamemodes and enjoying their time here with our beloved community....

Survival Minecraft Bedrock Server List

Find a survival mode Minecraft multiplayer server for Minecraft Bedrock edition! Every server in the Minecraft Server List below has the very best gameplay, Minecraft community, Spawn and Minecraft map you can find in a multiplayer mode server joinable with a Bedrock Minecraft client (PS, Xbox, PC, Windows 10, Android & iOS).

Rank Name Server About Players Status Description
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PikaNetwork

PikaNetwork

PikaNetwork Minecraft Server
buzzu.pika.host
Version 1.8 to 1.20
Prison Server
Cross Platform
2010/6500 Online

PikaNetwork is a Cracked Minecraft server! Open to both Regular and Cracked players. Our server's player base is intermittently growing since it's first released, users around all over the world playing our amazing gamemodes and enjoying their time here with our beloved community....

2
JartexNetwork

JartexNetwork

JartexNetwork Minecraft Server
buzzu.jartex.fun
Version 1.7 to 1.20
Prison Server
Cross Platform
2501/5000 Online

Welcome to JartexNetwork: The best Cracked Minecraft Server JartexNetwork is a top-notch cracked server that welcomes both premium and cracked players from all over the world. Our player base has been growing steadily since our launch, with gamers enjoying a variety of exciting...

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ArchMC

ArchMC

ArchMC Minecraft Server
mc.arch.lol
Version 1.7 to 1.8
Survival Server
Cross Platform
429/1000 Online

ArchMC is one of the biggest servers in North America with gamemodes designed for every play style. Founded by a team of Minecrafters, our server has become the go-to for anybody seeking a new experience and a fresh breath of gameplay. Whether you're into Minigames, Hardcore Survival,...

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BerrySMP

BerrySMP

BerrySMP Minecraft Server
buzz.berrysmp.net
Version 1.12 to 1.21
Survival Server
Cross Platform
231/1000 Online

Welcome to BerrySMP! Our community is super friendly and we all love to play on BerrySMP: a java + bedrock crossplay server that utilizes a custom resource pack, custom terrain generation, custom features, and is frequently updated with new content & new Minecraft releases! We strive...

1.21 Minecraft Survival Servers

Play on a survival mode server with the latest Minecraft version - 1.18! Whether you're looking for a "normal survival" server type or a large game server network, this list will definitely satisfy you! Most servers also feature a discord server where you can chat with the server owner, staff, and other players.

Rank Name Server About Players Status Description
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elusion

elusion

elusion Minecraft Server
hypixel.net
Version 1.8 to 1.21
Lifesteal Server
Minecraft Java
50122/200000 Online

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OPBlocks Network

OPBlocks Network

OPBlocks Network Minecraft Server
buzz.opblocks.com
Version 1.7 to 1.21
Skyblock Server
Cross Platform
2943/3000 Online

OPBlocks is a high-quality Minecraft Prison, Survival SMP, Skyblock, and Pixelmon server featuring unique content and an amazing community, friendly staff, and awesome players like you! BEDROCK SUPPORTED JAVA IP: buzz.opblocks.com BEDROCK IP: bedrock.opblocks.com (Port 19132) 1.8...

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ClubCraft

ClubCraft

ClubCraft Minecraft Server
notch.clubcraft.net
Version 1.8 to 1.21
Survival Server
Minecraft Java
1920/5000 Online

ClubCraft is a classic Minecraft network. You can join with a registered or a cracked Minecraft account on play.clubcraft.net. Hope to see you soon! The server currently includes: - Survival - SkyPVP - BedWars - KitPVP - Lifesteal - Prison - Hunger Games - BoxPVP -...

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NubCraft

NubCraft

NubCraft Minecraft Server
nubcraft.pl
Version 1.20 to 1.21
Survival Server
Minecraft Java
999/1000 Online

Super serwer do pogrania ze znajomymi! Oferujemy: - customowe moby i bosy - customowe struktury - customowe minerały i sety - zadania - działki - eventy - możliwość zarobku Nic tylko wbijać! :D

What's the best Survival Server for Minecraft?

The short answer - It depends. The long answer - Minecraft servers can vary greatly from one another even when they're classified as the same game mode. Survival servers in particular will frequently "borrow" various elements from other game modes. They range from pure SMP to Towny, Vanilla Minecraft and PvP or PvE servers, and even combinations of those. Some may feature an economy plugin and others won't.

So which is the best? We list servers based not only on user votes, but also relevancy to the selected game mode. Nowadays most servers feature more than one game mode - Unlike other server list sites, we list servers which specialize in a Survival game play first, and servers in which Survival is complementary second. This means the best server will always be one among the top few on our list! You'll probably have to go through a couple to find one with your favorite configuration (PvP, no-PvP, PvE, towny features, etc) but they will all be relevant and high-quality. Be sure to also lookout for the correct MC version for your client, otherwise you won't be able to connect to it! You can use the filters at the top.

Answering this would be easier in the case of a Creative mode server for example, but when it comes to Survival, things are slightly different.

Are Survival Servers and Survival Games Servers the same?

No! Survival Games is pretty much the same minigame as Hunger Games. While Minigames (such us Hunger Games) are some of the most fun server modes to play on, they are not to be confused with Survival (SMP) servers or their variations. If you're looking for a Minecraft server to play HG on, you can find IPs for some great ones on the Hunger Games list.

What makes a SMP Minecraft server great?

Survival servers are all about forming a great Minecraft player community. It doesn't matter if diamonds, emeralds or coins are being used for the economy and whether the server is using the best Minecraft plugins available out there. Having great people to play with will make your experience much, much better. Like all the best Minecraft servers, a quick lag-free connection, an easy-to-remember IP and friendly staff members are a must.