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Minecraft Realms
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Support address

[email protected]


Beta 1.7.3

Minecraft Realms is an official subscription-based server hosting service that allows players to create and manage their own private Minecraft servers. Hosted by Mojang, Realms provides an easy and faster way to create servers and allows the owner to manage them from inside the game, without prior knowledge of the concepts for hosting on the Internet. However, Realms are not intended for large public servers, but for groups of friends or as a family server.[1] Private Realms servers are easy to set up and available 24/7.


Realms is a service that can only be used by players that meet these requirements[2]:

  • You must have a Mojang account
  • You must have a premium copy of Minecraft
  • You must have a working internet connection
  • You must be age 13 years or older to join the Minecraft Realms community


The subscription screen in-game, accessed through the Configuration menu.
Manage your Realms subscriptions here.

Realms is a subscription-based service. The link above will take you to your Mojang account page and will allow you to extend a current Realm or buy a new one ($13 per month as of 2014).

There are two types of subscriptions: Auto-renew and manual-renew. Auto-renew subscriptions automatically renew the Realms subscription every 30 days without you having to do a thing (this can be canceled.) Manual-renew subscriptions need to be renewed manually and come in 30-day, 60-day, and 180-day packages.

Using Realms[edit]

To learn how to use Realms follow the link above.

Available Maps & Templates[edit]

Within the realms service users can elect to temporarily replace their regular world for a "minigame" or permanently replace their regular world with a map template or adventure map.

Minigames Maps[edit]

Templates / Adventure Maps[edit]


Realms Version History[edit]

As of Minecraft 1.7.10, Realms has its own versioning system. Below is a changelog of all those updates:

1.0.0 Redesigned configuration menu
Added "Player Activity" section
Added ability to toggle PvP, spawning of Animals, Monsters, and NPCs, Command Blocks, Spawn Protection, and some others
Added the ability to upload your own worlds
Fixed crash whilst using a Resource Pack
Fixed white heads glitch
1.2.5 Enabled more logging for Realms, which ends up in the launcher development console
1.2.6 Fixed issue with world uploading on Windows
1.2.7 Stored Realms library version in the library jar so it can be displayed by the launcher
1.2.8 Fixed backups screen scrolling
Added indicator colors for each player in the activity monitor
1.2.9 World map is now downloaded directly to the Minecraft saves directory
1.2.10 Configure button will now disable if Realm is in admin mode
1.3.0 Localization of Realms error messages
1.3.1 Fixed an issue with Invite Screen that wouldn't display Realms error messages on screen
Refactoring of error handling in Realms http client
1.3.2 Fixed an issue with world downloading on Windows
1.3.4 Realms considers modded clients to be outdated
1.5.2 Unknown
1.5.4 Unknown
1.5.5 Moved What is Realms? button to the top-left of the Realms home screen
1.5.9 Unknown
1.7.3 New world configuration layout. Ability to have three worlds saved to the Realm with the ability to switch between them at any time.

Minecraft Version History[edit]

Originally, Realms updates were tied into regular Minecraft updates, until the release of Minecraft 1.7.10. Below is a changelog of all those updates.

Official release
1.5 Added Minecraft Realms Alpha, which was only accessible to 100 alpha testers
1.5.1 Changed Realm List Layout to show your owned Realms first, then ones you are invited to.
Overhauled Configuration screen, changing layout
Changed the way Realms show up on the main list
Updated "More Info" link
1.6.4 More alpha testers chosen, using the same algorithm as the first round of testers were picked with
1.7.4 Configuration screen layout changed
Updated Realms list to include a picture of the owner's face as the server logo
1.7.5 Added Minigames feature
1.7.6 Added the ability to promote other players to Operators via the configuration screen
Added "Changes since last backup" feature
1.7.10 Moved all Realms related modules into a separate library
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.7.1 Added Pocket Realms, accessible only to the testers of the PC edition
0.7.6 Moved Realms login button to the settings menu
"Play on Realms" button only appears if a tester is signed in
0.8.0 Bug introduced where players can log in to Realms, but are logged out upon restarting the game
0.8.1 Fixed above bug.


The following chart shows when Realms was introduced in the respective countries.


Issues relating to "Realms" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.


  • The Mojang blog closing signature was signed // The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams instead of the usual // The Minecraft team starting with the blog Minecraft Snapshot 13w09a.[3]