Minecraft Survival Servers of 2022

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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Dogecraft

Dogecraft

Dogecraft Minecraft Server
buzz.dogecraft.net
Version 1.18
Survival Server
Minecraft Java
3/100 Online

Growing community that offers a custom suvival experience. Active friendly player base and staff team to help you get the most out of our server. Doge has custom advance crafting recipes for end game tools to extend the survival experience past getting diamond armor. During holidays we...

2
HayCube

HayCube


buzz.haycube.net
Version 1.8 to 1.19
Survival Server
Minecraft Java
9/100 Online

HAY YOU! HayCube welcomes you with open arms! Join us now and help us achieve our goal of making a strong community together! With tons of features, you won't get bored anytime soon! We are currently focusing on Survival and will be expanding to other gamemodes in the near future!

3
UnrealTactical

UnrealTactical


Play.unrealtactical.com
Version 1.13 to 1.19
Survival Server
Cross Platform
1/1000 Online

This Is The Official Server Of The Youtuber CoolGunner. UnrealTactical Is Back In Full Strenght As A Part Of The MC Server Network. UnrealTactical Also Has Unofficial Support For Bedrock Clients!!!!! **Please Note: Bedrock Clients Must Use Port 19132** Currently Is Hosts: - Survial -...

4
University of British Columbia MC

University of British Columbia MC


play.ubcmc.ca
Version 1.19
Towny Server
Minecraft Java
1/100 Online

**𝔘𝔅ℭ ℭ𝔬𝔫𝔮𝔲𝔢𝔰𝔱 - 𝘍𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 and Towny** -- **OPEN RIGHT NOW!** = play.ubcmc.ca Log on now to play.ubcmc.ca and partake in a new type of factions! No more 1.8, old spam clicky combat. No more old, antiquated versions! UBC Conquest is...

5
DeltaRealms

DeltaRealms


play.deltarealms.com
Version 1.19
Survival Server
Cross Platform
0/100 Online

DeltaRealms is a 1.19 Cross-Platform Survival server, run by a dedicated staff team, and fueled by an amazing community. We strive to offer the best grief protected survival experience anywhere. Come join us and experience features like our over 1,000 custom quests, player-based...

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Eternal Realms

Eternal Realms

Eternal Realms Minecraft Server
play.eternal.gs
Version 1.18
Survival Server
Minecraft Java
3/500 Online

Eternal Realms is something of an oddity when it comes to Minecraft Multiplayer servers. We are a server where vanilla gameplay is enjoyed to it's fullest, with most of the added features being completely optional! We're currently in a public beta-testing phase, so not...

7
Wabbit Survival

Wabbit Survival

Wabbit Survival Minecraft Server
mc.wabbitface.com:25580
Version 1.18
Survival Server
Minecraft Java
2/50 Online

Wabbit Survival is a simple, welcoming and friendly minecraft server. While being heavily focused on growing and nurturing an amazing community, we welcome players of all ages, providing you stick by our simple and fair rules. With a brilliant, dedicated and friendly moderation team to...

8
VecSMP

VecSMP

VecSMP Minecraft Server
vecsmp.xyz:25578
Version 1.7 to 1.9
Survival Server
Cross Platform
2/50 Online

VecSMP is an amazing Bedrock and Java Crossplay SMP Server for Minecraft from Canada. We have a great community both in-game and on our Discord. VecSMP provides Survival, and not only Survival.. We have Normal survival, Semi Anarchy & Hardcore mode! We even have Creative gamemode and...

9
Wynncraft

Wynncraft

Wynncraft Minecraft Server
play.wynncraft.com
Version 1.16 to 1.17
RPG Server
Minecraft Java
1239/3000 Online

Different from all the Survival Servers seen before, Wynncraft uses its own, custom plugins to provide the community with the most unique Minecraft MMORPG experience, no mods required. With its unique features the Development Team worked so hard on, there are some well-built systems...

10
SushiSMP

SushiSMP

SushiSMP Minecraft Server
sushismp.apexmc.co
Version 1.7 to 1.8
Survival Server
Minecraft Java
0/1337 Online

SushiSMP is a cool survival minecraft server who is currently looking for an awesome community. SushiSMP is a new server so it is not perfect, but it'll imrove and get updated with time to give our members the best minecraft experience possible. So join us now to help us improving the...

11
Hyper Cube Survival A Hermitcraft inspired server

Hyper Cube Survival A Hermitcraft inspired server


129.151.162.165:19254
Version 1.17 to 1.18
Survival Server
Minecraft Java
0/25 Online

THIS SERVER HAS WHITELIST ENABLED, IT IS OPENED TO ALL PLAYERS. TO JOIN PLEASE PUT YOUR IGN/GAMERTAG ON OUR DISCORD SERVER ON THE WHITELIST CHANNEL. HCS is a vanilla based Minecraft server with towns to visit created by our players. We have events during holidays that reward you in the...

12
Survival Legacy

Survival Legacy

Survival Legacy Minecraft Server
survival-legacy.com
Version 1.19
Survival Server
Minecraft Java
0/64 Online

Looking for a new and challenging Minecraft survival experience? Look no further than Survival Legacy! Our dedicated Java developers listen to what the community wants and need, ensuring a lag-free and unique experience for all. Join us today for an unforgettable survival...

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Liquid Cactus

Liquid Cactus

Liquid Cactus Minecraft Server
play.liquidcactus.ca
Version 1.8 to 1.19
Survival Server
Cross Platform
0/100 Online

A new Minecraft server network.Currently hosting a heavily modded survival server with over 100 plugins (no Forge needed), a SkyBlock server containing SkyGrid, OneBlock, a server with Pixelmon, and more.16 chunk view distance for all players on servers run by the network admin! Join on...

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Avatar Remastered

Avatar Remastered

Avatar Remastered Minecraft Server
mc.avatarremastered.me
Version 1.8 to 1.18
Towny Server
Minecraft Java
5/1000 Online

We are a Network with several servers and communities for you to join! Towny Avatar - Experience bending just like the Avatar the Last Airbender and Legend of Korra shows. Confront a unique Towny experience. Add to your gameplay with enhanced plugins such as Slimefun, Custom Bosses, Fun...

15
Combine Gaming

Combine Gaming

Combine Gaming Minecraft Server
combinegaming.minefort.com
Version 1.7 to 1.8
Economy Server
Minecraft Java
0/0 Online

I am looking for some individuals who are wanting to be staff on my server It is a survival/skyblock server, i hope to add more modes but in the mean time i only have the 2 set up its a small staff team of 4 at the current moment Me, 2 Co Owners and 1 admin. im looking mainly for...

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
1
UnrealTactical

UnrealTactical


Play.unrealtactical.com
Version 1.13 to 1.19
Survival Server
Cross Platform
1/1000 Online

This Is The Official Server Of The Youtuber CoolGunner. UnrealTactical Is Back In Full Strenght As A Part Of The MC Server Network. UnrealTactical Also Has Unofficial Support For Bedrock Clients!!!!! **Please Note: Bedrock Clients Must Use Port 19132** Currently Is Hosts: - Survial -...

2
DeltaRealms

DeltaRealms


play.deltarealms.com
Version 1.19
Survival Server
Cross Platform
0/100 Online

DeltaRealms is a 1.19 Cross-Platform Survival server, run by a dedicated staff team, and fueled by an amazing community. We strive to offer the best grief protected survival experience anywhere. Come join us and experience features like our over 1,000 custom quests, player-based...

3
VecSMP

VecSMP

VecSMP Minecraft Server
vecsmp.xyz:25578
Version 1.7 to 1.9
Survival Server
Cross Platform
2/50 Online

VecSMP is an amazing Bedrock and Java Crossplay SMP Server for Minecraft from Canada. We have a great community both in-game and on our Discord. VecSMP provides Survival, and not only Survival.. We have Normal survival, Semi Anarchy & Hardcore mode! We even have Creative gamemode and...

4
Liquid Cactus

Liquid Cactus

Liquid Cactus Minecraft Server
play.liquidcactus.ca
Version 1.8 to 1.19
Survival Server
Cross Platform
0/100 Online

A new Minecraft server network.Currently hosting a heavily modded survival server with over 100 plugins (no Forge needed), a SkyBlock server containing SkyGrid, OneBlock, a server with Pixelmon, and more.16 chunk view distance for all players on servers run by the network admin! Join on...

1.18 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
1
Wynncraft

Wynncraft

Wynncraft Minecraft Server
play.wynncraft.com
Version 1.16 to 1.17
RPG Server
Minecraft Java
1239/3000 Online

Different from all the Survival Servers seen before, Wynncraft uses its own, custom plugins to provide the community with the most unique Minecraft MMORPG experience, no mods required. With its unique features the Development Team worked so hard on, there are some well-built systems...

2
HayCube

HayCube


buzz.haycube.net
Version 1.8 to 1.19
Survival Server
Minecraft Java
9/100 Online

HAY YOU! HayCube welcomes you with open arms! Join us now and help us achieve our goal of making a strong community together! With tons of features, you won't get bored anytime soon! We are currently focusing on Survival and will be expanding to other gamemodes in the near future!

3
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Avatar Remastered

Avatar Remastered Minecraft Server
mc.avatarremastered.me
Version 1.8 to 1.18
Towny Server
Minecraft Java
5/1000 Online

We are a Network with several servers and communities for you to join! Towny Avatar - Experience bending just like the Avatar the Last Airbender and Legend of Korra shows. Confront a unique Towny experience. Add to your gameplay with enhanced plugins such as Slimefun, Custom Bosses, Fun...

4
UnrealTactical

UnrealTactical


Play.unrealtactical.com
Version 1.13 to 1.19
Survival Server
Cross Platform
1/1000 Online

This Is The Official Server Of The Youtuber CoolGunner. UnrealTactical Is Back In Full Strenght As A Part Of The MC Server Network. UnrealTactical Also Has Unofficial Support For Bedrock Clients!!!!! **Please Note: Bedrock Clients Must Use Port 19132** Currently Is Hosts: - Survial -...

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.