How to play Minecraft Multiplayer

Minecraft can be played in single player mode but it’s on, and it’s very popular for its multiplayer mode. In multiplayer mode, players can play in an aggregated, online world and a vast world can be created online.

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Play Minecraft Multiplayer

Minecraft multiplayer is available on all platforms. You can play on online servers or you can play over LAN. With LAN, all players must be connected to the same network to play. With online servers, players can log in from anywhere in the world as long as they know which server to join.

Play Minecraft Multiplayer – online server

To join an online server you need two things;

  • Server address: this is an IP address
  • Port number for the server
  • The version of Minecraft running on the server: it should be consistent or compatible with the version of Minecraft you are running. This information should be entered by the server name.

To join a server, follow these steps.

  1. Open Minecraft.
  2. Click on Play.
  3. Select the Servers tab.
  4. Click Add Server.
  5. Enter a name for the server.
  6. Enter the server address.
  7. Insert the port.
  8. Click on Play.
  9. The game will establish a connection to the server and you will be able to join it.

Play Minecraft Multiplayer – LAN Game

You can play a game on your own system and open it up to other players on the LAN. You can also host this game on the Realms server but Realms is a paid service. You can open any game up to LAN or create a new game. On the sub-rock / Windows 10 version of Minecraft, all games are basically open to LAN. On the Java version, you need to turn the feature on.

  1. Open Minecraft.
  2. Choose a world or create a new world.
  3. On the world options, scroll down to Multiplayer.
  4. Turn the Multiplayer Game version on.
  5. Turn the Visible to LAN Players on.
  6. The game will not be visible to other Minecraft players.
  7. To join the game, go to Play.
  8. Choose a LAN world and you will be able to join it.


If you are having trouble connecting to an online server, check if it is online. Most servers tend to stay online 24/7 but not all. Double check to make sure the server is running. You will usually see a server status token where the server address is posted. If the server is offline, you will not be able to join it. If you can’t get into the world of LAN, check out your firewall settings. They should be set up to allow Minecraft to communicate over a public and private network.

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