Minecraft servers

Connect, compete and craft! Join millions of other Minecraft players on phone, console or Windows 10 thanks to massive community servers!

What are servers?

Discover gigantic community-run worlds full of fun and millions of friends

Servers are huge online worlds, created by our official partners - nice people from the Minecraft community itself. Each offers its own brand of fun, with unique minigames that let you compete or collaborate with friends (and frenemies), massive lobbies where you can hang out with other players and vast custom-crafted worlds to explore.

Connecting to servers

A free Xbox Live account is your ticket to the world of Minecraft online multiplayer

It’s easy to connect to our official server partners – just look for the “Servers” tab from the Minecraft game menu on your Windows 10 computer, mobile device or tablet, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch. Before connecting, be sure to sign up for your free Xbox Live account (no Xbox required!) to get a Gamertag – your username and profile across the Minecraft universe. Xbox One players will need a full Xbox Live Gold subscription to access all the online goodness.

Sign up

Safe and welcoming

Servers keep players of all ages safe with chat filters and in-game reporting

Everyone should feel welcome in Minecraft! That’s why we insist players get a free Xbox Live account before they can join servers. Xbox Live includes a player’s code of conduct, and because it’s linked to real player details, our support teams can quickly act on any reports of bad behavior. Our official server partners, which you find on the in-game Servers tab, also have chat filters that remove bad language, email addresses and phone numbers, keeping your personal deets safe and secure.

We also keep younger players safe online with child accounts. Players under 13 years old have online multiplayer disabled by default and won’t be able to join Realms or servers unless a parent changes their account settings.

To learn more about servers and online safety, visit our server FAQs

Unlock more with Minecraft coins

Step up your style with unique in-server content

Many server experiences and minigames are completely free, but if you want to unlock special events or games, show off with unique skins or chat flair, or unlock some surprise content with mystery boxes, you’ll need a handful of Minecraft Coins. Coins make it safe and easy to make purchases from within the game and help support the creators that build your favorite server communities.

To learn more about Minecraft Coins and in-game purchases, check out our FAQ

Jump in

Discover more on Minecraft Servers

Check out the Servers tab in the Minecraft game menu on your mobile device, tablet, Windows 10, Xbox or Nintendo Switch to join a server!

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