How to fix network error on Minecraft: Resolve connection issues on PS4, Xbox One and PC

If you've been hit by any network errors in Minecraft that have forced you out of your multiplayer games, we've got the answers you seek right here!

Even though you can now run Minecraft in 8K, the game is still not perfect and the chances are you will run into network issues at some point during your time with the game.

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To find out how to fix network issues in Minecraft, keep reading...

Check your internet connection

As with any error caused by connectivity issues, your internet connection may be preventing you from accessing your realms.

If you are definitely connected to the internet but don't have the most stable connection, using an ethernet cable could resolve the issue.

Ethernet cables use a direct connection to your router to ensure any connection issues stemming from the distance between your console and the router do not affect your internet stability.

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Check for Updates

To play Minecraft online you need to be using the most up-to-date version of the game. While it should automatically update or install, if an issue arises or you don't have any storage space, you could be playing on an outdated version of Minecraft.

PC players can check for updates by going to the Minecraft page on the Microsoft Store.

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Wait for the servers to be fixed

If your internet seems stable and Minecraft is up-to-date, then the chances are that the network error may be out of your control and the issue comes directly from the Minecraft servers, instead.

If the servers are down or there is a consistent bug affecting many players, it should be fixed pretty quickly, especially if it springs up just after an update.

If the developers remain silent on the error or have not yet fixed it, you can check the status of Minecraft's servers unofficially on DownDetector.

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