We want Minecraft to be a safe place for everyone, that’s why we’ve added several player safety features to the game and will continue to add more in the future. This article applies to both Minecraft Java and Minecraft Bedrock Editions.
Note: It’s highly recommended that you update to the latest version of the game, as it includes the newest security fixes and player safety updates, gameplay optimizations, and other great stuff.
If you're playing in South Korea, you may now see a pop up about the length of time you've been mining and crafting. In compliance with gaming laws, we added gameplay timers and notices to Minecraft in South Korea to help remind players to take occasional breaks from gameplay. These new notifications are active in Bedrock version 1.18.10+, Java Edition version 1.18.2+, and Dungeons 126.96.36.199+.
Overview of the player safety features in each version
Newer Game Versions (1.19.1 and up) Using a Microsoft account
- Player reporting, which enables players to report harmful player behavior to our team of moderators.
Newer Game Versions (1.16.4 and up) Using a Microsoft account
- Parental controls, allowing guardians to disable the Chat and Multiplayer features for child accounts in your Xbox account settings.
- The Social Interactions screen, which enables you to view all players on the server, hide their chat messages, or block them using your Microsoft account.
Newer Game Versions (1.16.4 and up) Using a Mojang Account
- The Social Interactions screen, which enables you to view all players on the server and hide their chat messages.
Older Game Versions (Earlier than 1.16.4)
We don’t provide player safety features for versions earlier than 1.16.4.
Modded game versions
We don’t provide player safety features for modded game versions.