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||InPvP - Minecraft Voice Chat||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://inpvp.net/home|
|Lifeboat||play.lbsg.net||Lifeboat+||/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||Mineplex App||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.||http://www.mineplex.com/|
The Hive are also partners of Mojang, but they have yet to open their Bedrock Edition servers.
Xbox Live is a social network for gamer, featured servers requires 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 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. 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 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 no longer applies the hardcoded chat filter on featured servers. Servers still use their own chat filters.|
|MineCon Earth||The Hive announced as an upcoming featured server.|
|April 25, 2018||CubeCraft added as a featured server.|