WHAT ARE SERVERS AND WHAT ARE THE FEATURED SERVER PARTNERS?
Servers are independently crafted, multiplayer experiences hosted by trusted partners within the Minecraft community. Each Server includes its own unique content, such as minigames that let players collaborate and compete with others. Players can also unlock items within the Server for free by playing! Minecraft currently has 6 featured Server partners: Cubecraft, The Hive, Mineplex, Lifeboat, Mineville, and Galaxite.
ARE THE SERVERS FREE TO PLAY ON?
Yes, Servers are free to play as long as you have the Bedrock version of Minecraft. However, you will also have to have Xbox Live Gold if you are on Xbox and PlayStation®Plus if you are on PlayStation® to access the multiplayer functionality.
CAN I PURCHASE CONTENT IN A SERVER STORE AND BRING THEM BACK TO MY MINECRAFT WORLDS?
No, the content that you purchase within a server store can only be used within that server. However, any skins or Character Creator items that you have bought or downloaded from the regular Minecraft Marketplace can be used in a server.
WHAT PLATFORMS ARE SERVERS AVAILABLE ON?
Servers are available on all platforms (Windows 10, console, and mobile).
WHAT VERSION OF MINECRAFT DO I NEED TO PLAY SERVERS?
You will need the Bedrock version of Minecraft. Unfortunately, you cannot play featured Servers on Java Edition.
HOW TO CONNECT TO AN OFFICIAL SERVER?
Look for the “Servers” tab from the Minecraft game menu, choose which featured Server you want to play on, and hit “Join Server”!
IS AN EXTRA MULTIPLAYER SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED TO PLAY SERVERS?
Only if you play on Xbox or PlayStation®. Xbox players will need Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation players will need PlayStation®Plus to be able to play Servers.
WHAT IS AN XBOX LIVE ACCOUNT AND WHY DO I NEED ONE?
An Xbox Live account will allow you to get a Gamertag – something you’ll need no matter what platform you’re playing Servers on! It will be used as your username and profile across the Minecraft universe.
ARE SERVERS SAFE TO PLAY ON?
Yes! As everyone is required to have an Xbox Live account, which includes the player’s code of conduct, players of all ages will feel safe and welcome in Servers. Our official server partners also have chat filters that will remove any bad language or personal information. Players also can report anybody who is not following the code of conduct, and our support team can act quickly on any reports of bad behavior.
Younger players are also kept safe with child accounts, which have multiplayer disabled by default until a parent changes their account settings.
DO I NEED TO BE ONLINE?
Yes, you will need an internet connection to play Servers.