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Want to tiệc ngọt up và craft with your crew? Here"s how you can enjoy Minecraft multiplayer with your friends.


Playing Minecraft by yourself is a blast... But playing Minecraft with friends is an entirely new world of fun. If you're not sure how khổng lồ play Minecraft with friends yet, fear not! We'll make it quick & easy for you in this article.

You have more than a few options for Minecraft Multiplayer; some of which require an mạng internet connection, while you can play other methods offline và from the same room.

We've included instructions for both Minecraft Java Edition (JE) and Minecraft Bedrock Edition (BE).


Public servers are what most Java players use to links up with others. Servers are free to join và you can find them by using any of the many server-listing sites such as (just tìm kiếm "Minecraft Servers" in your web browser to lớn find more listing sites).

We've covered an in-depth guide on How khổng lồ Join a Minecraft hệ thống already, but here's a quick rundown:

Copy the IP Address of the server you want lớn join. This will look something lượt thích "" Navigate khổng lồ the Multiplayer screen in your Minecraft client. Click on Add Server or Direct Connection. Paste the IP address into the box labeled Server Address. If you chose Add Server on step 3, give the hệ thống a name và click Done, then double click on the vps from your các mục or select it and choose Join Server. If you chose Direct Connection, click Join Server.


While your range is narrower than Java Edition players', there are definitely public servers you can join to play Minecraft with your friends in Bedrock Edition.

Start Minecraft BE. Click Play & navigate to the Servers tab. You can choose from the danh sách of Featured Servers which have a high player count & feature game modes lượt thích Skywars, Build Battle, and more. You can also địa chỉ cửa hàng another hệ thống by clicking Add Server. Enter the server's name, IP address, and port. Click Save khổng lồ keep this server bookmarked.

You're all set! Enjoy Minecraft multiplayer in Bedrock Edition.

Minecraft Multiplayer for Private Servers

If your friend is running a private server, either from their own PC or through third-party hosting services, you'll need the server's IP address. Copy and paste it as you would a public vps address lớn join.

If you're not sure how to lớn find an IP address for a public server, it's covered in How lớn Join a Minecraft Server.

Make Minecraft Multiplayer Easy With Realms

Realms work for both Minecraft Bedrock Edition and Minecraft Java Edition, though they are not cross-compatible (a friend who plays on Java Edition cannot play on a Bedrock Edition player's realm).

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Realms are Minecraft's version of personal servers. This is the easiest way to lớn create a private world lớn craft và build with your friends.

How khổng lồ Create a Realm

Java Edition: First, you'll need khổng lồ purchase a subscription for a Realm (you can kiểm tra the pricing plans on Minecraft's website). You can activate a 30-day không tính tiền trial to chạy thử the waters và cancel anytime.

Once you have a subscription plan, open Minecraft & click Minecraft Realms. If this is your first time creating a Realm, click on click khổng lồ start your new Realm. Here you can name your Realm và enter a brief mô tả tìm kiếm before choosing your world type.

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Choose between generating a new world, uploading a previous world save, or explore Realms' World templates, Adventures, and Experiences.


Now that you've created your Realm, choose Configure Realm (the wrench icon) & click on Players. Now all you have to vì to whitelist a friend on your vps is click Invite player & type in their username before clicking Invite player again. Your friend will receive an invitation to join your Realm.

Bedrock Edition: Minecraft BE is slightly different.


Start Minecraft BE and click Play. Head khổng lồ Worlds and choose Create New. Choose Create New World again. Select Create on Realms from the left pane. Choose a 2 or 10 player Realm capacity. For a 2 Player Realm: Name your Realm, read & agree to the terms & conditions, and select Create Realm. For a 10 Player Realm: Select Buy Now from the navigation list. Name your Realm, read & agree to lớn the terms & conditions, và select Start không tính phí Trial.

How khổng lồ Join a Minecraft Realm

Java Edition: If you've received an invitation khổng lồ join your friend's Realm, mở cửa Minecraft và navigate lớn Minecraft Realms.

At the đứng đầu of the screen, to lớn the right of where it says Minecraft Realms, is a small envelope icon. This envelope contains any pending invites you've received; click it to lớn join your friend's Realm.

Bedrock Edition: Ask for the invite code from the creator of the Realm. This should look lượt thích ""—we only need the characters after "".

Launch Minecraft, then click Play. Head to lớn Friends and click on Join Realm. Enter the invite code you received from the Realm owner & click Join. You're all set!

How khổng lồ Play Minecraft With Friends: Cross-Platform

Minecraft Bedrock Edition is part of the growing danh mục of games that features cross-platform play. The only caveat here is you'll need khổng lồ be on the same version; Java Edition players cannot play with Bedrock Edition players.

However, if you want khổng lồ play Bedrock Edition on your iPhone or app android while your friend plays on their Xbox, PC, VR headset, or Switch, you absolutely can. Use one of the methods in this danh mục to liên kết up with other players—Realms is your best bet for a hassle-free experience.

How to lớn Play Minecraft LAN

While servers are the best way to lớn play Minecraft with friends who are far away, a LAN (Local Access Network) connection is an easy way to lớn craft with friends who are nearby.

Java Edition

If you're under the same local IP address as the player you want lớn join, you can vì chưng this pretty easily. Launch Minecraft và click on Multiplayer. Minecraft will automatically scan for games on your local network.

If another player has a LAN world available to join, it'll show up in your menu of servers. You can either double-tap the server or highlight it & click Join Server.

Bedrock Edition

LAN play is on by mặc định in Bedrock Edition. Just navigate to the Worlds tab, and if there are any available games on your network, they'll appear here for you lớn join.

Minecraft Split screen

You can also play Minecraft Bedrock Edition in split screen (for consoles only) while on LAN, supporting up to lớn four players at a time.

Now You Can Play Minecraft Multiplayer

Now that you know how to play Minecraft with friends, you can partner or tiệc nhỏ up with your pals & really xuất hiện up your Minecraft experiences.

With that in mind, you may be interested in spicing things up with some mods. Forge is the best way to manage your mods and make sure your trò chơi doesn't crash on startup.

In the meantime, get those servers ready and get playing Minecraft multiplayer!

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