If you've been hit by Minecraft error code 500, seeing the message 'Internal Server Error- 500', we've got the answers you seek right here!
Even if you're playing on a great gaming laptop or running the 8K version of Minecraft, there's still a chance that something will go wrong and you'll see error code 500, preventing you from playing Minecraft.
To find out how to fix Minecraft error code 500, keep reading...
What is Minecraft error code 500?
The Minecraft error code 500 occurs when players try to join private servers using Minecraft Realms. When connecting to a realm, you may be hit with the frustrating internal server error message that renders you unable to join your server of choice.
There are a few reasons why this error may occur, and it all boils down either to your internet, or the Minecraft servers. Here's what we recommend trying.
How to fix Minecraft error code 500
Here are some methods you can try to fix error 500 from preventing you launching Minecraft Realms.
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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Close any other applications using internet
If your internet connection is working yet you are struggling to connect to Minecraft Realms, closing any other applications that would otherwise take up your internet bandwidth may resolve the issue.
This is because these other applications may gain bandwidth priority over Minecraft, resulting in connectivity issues for your game.
Wait for the servers to be restarted
Unfortunately, one of the main causes of error 500 is out of players' control as it comes directly from Minecraft's end. If the servers are down or there is a server issue affecting many players, it should be fixed pretty quickly, especially if it springs up just after an update.
If Mojang remains silent on the error or has not yet fixed it, you can check the status of Minecraft's servers unofficially on DownDetector, although the issues here may not be limited to error 500.
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