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Take Minecraft Game Online

Marco Verch

Play with your friends or connect to Minecraft servers all around the world.

For the past few issues, we’ve shown how to get the game, make some tools, and take on some of the nastiest monsters in all of Minecraft. By now, you’re probably very proud of yourself, but you may want to share your adventures with others! Don’t worry, however; now that you’re up to speed with the base game, you can take your skills online with other players like yourself.

Minecraft has the ability to connect to servers around the world so that players can play on the same realm as one another. These servers focus on different things, from building servers to player-versus-player (PVP) oriented combat servers. Whether you’re an avid builder or a keen fighter, there’s a server for everyone.

If you go to the main menu of Minecraft, you’ll find there’s a button that reads ‘Multiplayer’. However, when you click on it, it’ll begin looking for ‘local servers’. Local servers are servers created on the same network that you’re on right now. As such, unless someone on your local server also plays Minecraft, you might not see anything appear here!

If you want to play with people around the world, you can do so by looking up a Minecraft server on a server list. This isn’t something that Minecraft provides, so you’re going to need to do some research. If you follow any Minecraft players or communities online, check to see if they have a server set up for fans. Otherwise, take a look online at the servers on offer.

There’s plenty of sites out there that list servers, such as TopG’s server list. When browsing, you’re looking for a server that suits your needs best. If you’re ready for a fight, look for a server tagged with “PVP”, “Arena”, or “Survival Game”. These servers will have combat heavy gameplay with their own individual differences; some will be a simple fighting arena, while others might mimic the arenas found in The Hunger Games books and movies.


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