Bedrock Edition only
Featured servers are community servers for the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft, which are partnered with Mojang AB and are accessible from the in-game server list. In the console versions, they are the only servers accessible besides Realms. Although the Bedrock Edition lacks the Mini Games of the Legacy Console Edition, featured servers can have their own minigames to play online. Featured servers require an Xbox Live account and have no fee to join. However, they have microtransactions which are purchasable from their own sections of the Marketplace.
Featured servers were first added as part of 1.2, the Better Together Update. There are currently four featured servers, and Mojang plans to add more in the future. Server owners with registered business identities can apply for the partner program. Mojang provides partnered servers with backend support.
List of featured servers
|InPvP||play.inpvp.net||Uses the player's language setting: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Mexican Spanish||Chat can be disabled with Minecraft's mute option. This also hides all in-chat server messages.||https://blog.inpvp.net/|
|Lifeboat||play.lbsg.net||/lang command allows changing the language: English, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish.||Option to "Mute Chat", which also hides all in-chat server messages, even those important to gameplay.||https://lbsg.net/|
|Mineplex||mco.mineplex.com||Selectable only from the menu room, or auto detected from the player's language setting, in this order: English, Danish, German, French (Canada), French (France), Spanish (Spain), Spanish (United States), Norwegian, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazil), Italian, Swedish, Romanian, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Russian, Finnish, Croatian, Polish, Japanese||Public chat can be turned off in the options.||https://www.mineplex.com/home/|
The Hive are also partners of Mojang, but they have yet to open their Bedrock Edition servers.
Xbox Live is a social network for gamers, and featured servers require the player to have a gamertag. The player can Add, Mute, Block or Report Players from the pause menu. The server partners work with a team of volunteers to keep an eye out for bad behavior, including bullying and cheating, and help report issues. Each server partner includes their own expanded word filter list to make their server experience friendly for all ages. At Mojang's request, the official server partners – CubeCraft, InPvP, Lifeboat and Mineplex – have removed private messaging, including the
/tell command, to allow more thorough moderation across all parts of the server. You can manage all of your settings at https://account.xbox.com/settings.
|June 11, 2017||Featured servers have been announced, with CubeCraft, InPVP, Lifeboat, and Mineplex as the first partners.|
|1.2||build 1||Featured servers section has been added as part of the new server list. At first, Mojang had not yet added any of the servers, and the section displayed the text "Coming Soon".|
|August 10, 2017||InPvP, Lifeboat, and Mineplex have been added as featured servers. Their sections of the Marketplace are not yet online, despite there being a button in the pause menu to access them.|
|September 1, 2017||The InPvP, Lifeboat, and Mineplex Stores in the Marketplace are now operational.|
|1.2.5||build 3||The game will now no longer apply the hardcoded chat filter on featured servers. Servers will still use their own chat filters.|
|MINECON Earth 2017||The Hive has been announced as an upcoming featured server.|
|April 25, 2018||CubeCraft has been added as a featured server.|
|1.6||Added featured servers to the Nintendo Switch.|