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Why Have I Been Banned from Minecraft?

We want players to have fun and be safe when playing Minecraft online with others, and as such, we have implemented moderation features such as permanent bans for the most egregious violations. Specifically, our highly trained moderation staff is looking at the most egregious violations in public Featured Servers and Realms (please review the Realms End User License Agreement). Personal worlds will not be reviewed. 


What happens when I’m banned? 

Players that have been found to be in violation of our Community Standards will see the message above when they attempt to sign in to Minecraft on any platform (non-Java Edition). Banned players are not allowed to play on servers, join Realms, host or join multiplayer games, or use the marketplace. They are also not allowed to access Minecraft Earth. Xbox players will no longer have access to their worlds.

What causes permanent bans? 

Currently, permanent bans will be issued to players found in the most severe violations of ourCommunity Standards. We will be rolling out new moderation features in the months to come.

Violations that may result in bans include:

  • Hate speech
  • Sexual content and soliciting improper contact
  • Real life threats
  • Exposing the personal information of others
  • Posting links to malicious software
  • Impersonating staff
  • Cheating/exploits (this includes anything that would negatively affect another person’s gameplay experience)
  • General commercial spamming

If your account has been banned and you have a Realms Plus subscription, you should cancel your subscription so you will not be charged for content you cannot access.

See our How do I cancel my Minecraft Realms Plus subscription article for instructions to cancel.

If you have been banned and would like more information, please submit a review via this link, or scroll to the bottom of any page in our Help Center and select ' Case Review' to send a ticket to the appropriate team.  



Why did I get banned on a Private Server?

Each server is self-moderated and at the discretion of the server owner. If you were banned or suspended from a privately-owned server on Minecraft please reach out to the Administrator of the server to appeal your ban. We do not intervene in private servers aside from overt violations of the Minecraft EULA and our Terms of Service

Be like Steve and change the world for the better by getting along with others.


Last Updated - 2022-12-09 22:31:02 UTC

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