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I’m Unable to Join Another Player’s World

This article is for Bedrock Editions of Minecraft for mobile, Xbox One, Windows 10, VR and Nintendo Switch. If you're experiencing connection issues in Minecraft: Java Edition, go here.  


Going on adventures with friends and family can be exciting, but sometimes joining one another may prove difficult. If you are having trouble connecting to another’s world here are some solutions that can help resolve the issue you and your party members may be facing. 


Checking Your NAT 

If you can connect to Xbox Live but are unable to host or join another’s world then you may be encountering an issue related to Network Address Translation (NAT). NAT plays a big role in your ability to play online with others. 
For a detailed look into what NAT is, how to check your NAT status, and advanced trouble shooting options, please go here.  

*Please note that restarting your network equipment is required to perform an accurate test* 


Checking Your Online Privacy / Multiplayer Settings 

Certain settings applied to your account may also be another factor that is limiting your online experience. You can access these settings via Xbox.com or an Xbox One console. You will need an active premium multiplayer subscription if you are playing on a console. Additionally, you will need Join Multiplayer games” AND ”You can create and join clubs” both allowed on your account. 

To quickly access your account settings click here. 

For an in-depth look on how to manage your Online Privacy / Multiplayer settings via Xbox.com or an Xbox One console please go here. 

If you are still unable to join a friend’s world here is a comprehensive guide that can assist with more unique cases involving the inability to connect with others. 

As always we want you to enjoy your experience on our platform and should your issue still not be resolved please contact Xbox support and they’ll be happy to assist you. 

Last Updated - 2021-04-13 04:43:35 UTC

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