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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 Console Edition, featured servers can have their own minigames to play online. Featured servers require an Xbox Live account[1] 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 three 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.[1] Each featured server has volunteer moderators and its own expanded word filter list for the chat. At Mojang's request, the featured servers have disabled the /tell command and removed other private messaging functionality in order to facilitate moderation.[2] Mojang also requires their content to be appropriate for all ages.[1]

List of featured servers[edit | edit source]

CubeCraft, whose Pocket Edition server has not opened yet, is also a partner of Mojang. It was announced for launch[3][4] and is even mentioned in the in-game changelog. But it did not open in time for the release of the 1.2 update, unlike InPVP, Lifeboat, and Mineplex, which were pre-existing Bedrock servers that ran on unofficial Pocket Edition server software.

Comparison[edit | edit source]

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Server Address Languages Chat hiding
InPVP play.inpvp.net English Chat can be disabled with Minecraft's mute option. This also hides all in-chat server messages.
Lifeboat play.lbsg.net /lang command allows changing the language: English, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish. Option to "Hide Chat", which also hides all in-chat server messages, even those important to gameplay.
Mineplex pe.mineplex.com Selectable only from the menu room, 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.

History[edit | edit source]

Bedrock Edition
June 11, 2017 Featured servers announced, with CubeCraft, InPVP, Lifeboat, and Mineplex as the first partners.
1.2 build 1 Featured servers section added as part of the new server list. None are implemented yet - the text "Coming Soon" is displayed instead.
build 4 InPVP, Lifeboat, and Mineplex 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.
build 9 The InPVP, Lifeboat, and Mineplex Stores in the Marketplace are now operational.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. a b c "Better Together FAQ" – Minecraft.net, July 31, 2017
  2. "How to Stay Safe Online" – Minecraft.net, July 28, 2017
  3. "All the news from E3!" – Minecraft.net, June 11, 2017
  4. "Servers coming to consoles and mobile!" – Minecraft.net, June 16, 2017