How to check if Minecraft Realms is down

There are thousands of Minecraft servers you can play. As long as you own the game, you can join any server. Minecraft servers are great and many are online 24/7 but how to play the game depends largely on who you play with. With some servers, anarchy is simple which is why Minecraft Realms exists.

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Minecraft servers are easy to set up but you have to host them somewhere and not everyone is up to the task. It’s simple but takes time and setting up any type of server for the first time comes with problems that require a lot of Googling.

Minecraft Realms is an official host of Minecraft. They are easier to set up and are aimed at smaller groups of ten players.

Is Minecraft Realms Down?

Servers can go down and Realms are no different. They are well-managed servers, with a lot of backup in place, and professionals overseeing everything but a server can go down anyway. If you and your friends can’t connect to a kingdom, Realms may be down.

Minecraft Realms does not have an official service status page. To find out if the service is down, the first place to check is Mojang Status Twitter Account.

If a Minecraft-related service is down, there should be an update from the account. After that, you have to wait until the problem is resolved.

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If Mojang hasn’t posted an update, or isn’t aware of a problem with Realms, you can try Finder Down. Down Detector works on user search trends. If there are a lot of people, even those who don’t play on the same Kingdom as you, Google if Realms is down, it will look up Down Detector.

If it does, it is safe to assume that there is a server side issue. You can tweet to Mojang’s Twitter support account to get their attention.


Minecraft Realms are smaller servers but many people have their own domain. One area may only cater for a few people but the service itself is huge. It is not true for a service of this size to go down. That said, if it’s possible for everyone to connect to a kingdom but you’re not, Realms isn’t likely to be down. Check your connection, your anti-virus definitions, and your firewall settings. They may have been updated or reinstalled and may be blocking the connection.

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