A New Dimension: Adding Servers on Minecraft Xbox One Edition 2021
Minecraft Xbox One Edition has provided players with countless hours of creative exploration and adventure. While the game offers a captivating single-player experience, many players yearn to expand their horizons and connect with others through multiplayer servers. In this article, we will explore the process of adding servers to Minecraft Xbox One Edition in 2021, enabling you to embark on exciting multiplayer journeys and discover new dimensions of gameplay.
Note: Please be aware that as of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, Minecraft Xbox One Edition does not have official server support or a built-in server browser. However, there are alternative methods available that players can utilize to connect to multiplayer servers. These methods may require additional steps and may not be as straightforward or reliable as official server support. The information provided here is based on the available options at the time of writing.
Method 1: Joining Friends' Games
One of the most common ways to experience multiplayer gameplay in Minecraft Xbox One Edition is by joining your friends' games. If you have friends who host their own multiplayer worlds or servers, you can join them using the following steps:
- Ensure that you and your friends have Xbox Live accounts and Xbox Live Gold subscriptions (required for online multiplayer).
- Launch Minecraft Xbox One Edition on your console.
- From the main menu, select "Play Game" and then "Friends."
- Scroll through the list of your Xbox Live friends who are currently playing Minecraft Xbox One Edition.
- Select the friend whose game you want to join and choose "Join Game" to enter their world.
Method 2: Utilizing External Servers
Although Minecraft Xbox One Edition does not officially support direct server connections, some players have found workarounds to connect to external servers. These methods involve utilizing other devices or software and may vary in effectiveness. Follow these general steps:
- Set up a separate device running Minecraft: Bedrock Edition. Minecraft: Bedrock Edition is available on platforms such as Windows 10, iOS, Android, or Nintendo Switch.
- Launch Minecraft: Bedrock Edition on the separate device and navigate to the "Servers" tab.
- Obtain the IP address and port number of the server you want to join. You can find this information on the server's website or from the server owners.
- Enter the server's IP address and port number in the "Add Server" option within Minecraft: Bedrock Edition on the separate device.
- Connect to the server on the separate device.
- On your Xbox One console, launch Minecraft Xbox One Edition.
- Invite your own Xbox Live account to the game, creating a local multiplayer session.
- From the "Join Friends" tab, you should see the multiplayer session created by your Xbox Live account on the separate device.
- Join the multiplayer session created by your Xbox Live account to effectively connect to the external server.
- Connecting to external servers using workarounds may not provide the same experience as official server support. Performance, compatibility, and reliability can vary.
- Exercise caution when joining external servers and ensure they are from trusted sources to protect your privacy and security.
- Stay updated with any changes or updates to Minecraft Xbox One Edition that may introduce official server support or alternative multiplayer options.