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Description: PC and PE/Win10 Realms have a number of differences.[1]
If you have questions that need official sources, feel free to reach out to Marc Watson.[2]
(January 2017)

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 fast 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. In Minecraft Java Edition, Realms also allows players to choose from a list of minigames to play temporarily, as well as several pre-made world templates, adventure maps, experience maps, and inspiration maps. Maps are updated by Mojang approximately every two weeks. Realms are not intended for large public servers, but for groups of friends or as a family server.[3]

Requirements[edit | edit source]

Realms is a service that can only be used by players that meet these requirements[4]:

Subscriptions[edit | edit source]

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 ($7.99 per month for PC/Mac, and $3.99 per month for Pocket).[5][6]

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, 90-day, and 180-day packages for PC/Mac, as well as two-friend and ten-friend packages for Pocket.[5][6]

All players are able to have a 30-day free Realms trial, providing they have not had a free trial on their Mojang account before.[7]

Using Realms[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Within the Java Edition Realms service, users can elect to temporarily replace their world with a Minigame or permanently replace their world with maps from the following categories: World templates, Adventures, Experiences, or Inspiration. You also cannot use most of the commands or options while your realm is running a minigame. These maps are selected from community submissions by the Realms team. Certain maps may not be currently available on Realms due to being phased out or incompatible with the current update. These maps are available only on Minecraft Java Edition.

Minigames[edit | edit source]

Minigames are temporary games designed to be played and reset continuously.

Release Date Map Name Creator(s)
September 15, 2017 The Birthday Game RedstoneJunkies, Plagiatus
September 15, 2017 Sky Walker (More Info) Kris Madas and iWacky
September 15, 2017 Crafty Monkeys (More Info) MineMakers Team
August 25, 2017 Magma Runner (More Info) Rogue_Baron
August 25, 2017 PentaBlock (More Info) Incarceron, Jbip, dragonmaster95
August 25, 2017 Ninja Defense (More Info) Rogue_Baron
August 4, 2017 Levitate (More Info) 0SirAwesome, Luna
August 4, 2017 Cantara (More Info) JustThatHat and Infixes
August 4, 2017 Diamond Defender 2 (More Info) Xisuma, Pollieboy and Vilder50
August 4, 2017 Biome Run (More Info) Supersette & PurpleCrystal02
August 4, 2017 Meteor Miners (More Info) 123maarten123, likeabauws, YZEROgame
August 4, 2017 Minecraft: The Island (More Info) Blockception & Del Rey
August 4, 2017 Rod Run (More Info) Theticman, ChildOfStars, ChildOfMoon
August 4, 2017 Color Control (More Info) Sybillian
July 14, 2017 Color Drop (More Info) MineMakers Team
July 14, 2017 Fishing For Gold (More Info) Kris Madas - iWacky & Wizzyz
June 30, 2017 Simple Checkers (More Info) Code__
June 30, 2017 Duel TNT (More Info) ChainsawNinja
June 30, 2017 Control (More Info) Plagiatus, dragonmaster95, Etex, Tomhelduf
June 30, 2017 Blast Off (More Info) NeoMC and iWacky
June 30, 2017 Shulker Rush (More Info) MineMakers Team
June 30, 2017 Space Wars (More Info) Mapmakers From Space
June 30, 2017 Arena Rumble (More Info) Archee, pdungey, pollieboy, Synthestra
April 14, 2017 Fortress Frenzy 2 (More Info) ChainsawNinja
April 14, 2017 Chunk Runner (More Info) NeoMC, FantomLX, and iWacky
March 31, 2017 Monster Kids (More Info) Moesh and Mojang
March 31, 2017 Colorful Rotation (More Info) CommanderRedstone, 7x2, Xeronsis, and Toddler
March 31, 2017 Makers Party (More Info) MineMakers Team
March 14, 2017 Palette Slam (More Info) Archee and hgbf
March 14, 2017 Cublex (More Info) Vilder50 and Pollieboy
March 14, 2017 Sky Desert Challenge (More Info) Code__
February 8, 2017 Elytron (More Info) Theticman, ChildOfStars, ChildOfMoon
February 8, 2017 10 Minute Parkour (More Info) FantomLX, iWacky, and Tiliba
January 20, 2017 Battle of Gods (More Info) McMakistein, Sqored, and EnrazeGames
January 20, 2017 Highliner (More Info) McDic and Kayan
December 16, 2016 The Naughty List (More Info) The Naughty Elves
December 16, 2016 Ice Wars (More Info) Team Noot
December 16, 2016 Christmas Brawl (More Info) MineMakers Team
December 16, 2016 Logic&Elves (More Info) Dwittyy
December 2, 2016 Hot Potato (More Info) Team Cryus
November 18, 2016 Makers Punch (More Info) MineMakers Team
November 5, 2016 Color Run (More Info) Team Cryus
October 29, 2016 Pumpkin Party (More Info) Plagiatus, dragonmaster95, and Tomhelduf
October 29, 2016 Trick or Treat (More Info) CommanderRedstone, BREEZ90, gilly330, and Pebble
October 10, 2016 Valley of the Kings (More Info) The Broken Buttons
September 16, 2016 Makers Wars (More Info) MineMakers Team
August 23, 2016 Imperium (More Info) Vilder50 and Pollieboy
August 16, 2016 Ludo (More Info) Plagiatus, dragonmaster95, and Vilder50
August 16, 2016 Wither's Challenge (More Info) Xiantis and Hypixel
August 16, 2016 Clambering Cubes (More Info) bananenbroek4
July 14, 2016 Makers Spleef (More Info) MineMakers Team
June 28, 2016 Blocked In Combat (More Info) PingiPuck, pandymit, EpicMelon, and DarkPiep
May 27, 2016 ZeGame (More Info) JesperTheEnd
April 22, 2016 Carrot Catcher (More Info) Halbrave
April 12, 2016 Sunburn Phoenix yrsegal and destruc7i0n
April 11, 2016 Minecar Racing (More Info) McMakistein
April 5, 2016 Western Dodge (More Info) Halbrave
March 21, 2016 Replica (More Info) Mlakuss
February 2, 2016 Half Heart Race (More Info) Team Wooloo
January 21, 2016 Jump Arena (More Info) NateT_Bird
December 17, 2015 Entrapment (More Info) slicedlime
December 14, 2015 3D Minesweeper (More Info) TheAl_T
November 11, 2015 The Dropper (More Info) Bigre
October 27, 2015 CastleRise: Brothers’ Feud (More Info) Kanoc
October 21, 2015 Monster’s Portal (More Info) Matdog and Vilder50
October 20, 2015 Sunburn Reforged (More Info) yrsegal and TheDestruc7i0n
August 21, 2015 Build-off Parkour (More Info) slicedlime
August 21, 2015 Solitaire (More Info) JesperTheEnd
August 20, 2015 Labyrinth (More Info) samasaurus6, buckingirl4, and MineyCow
August 20, 2015 Point Runner (More Info) CitrioN and Xisuma
August 20, 2015 Zomberman (More Info) Brutec
August 14, 2015 Sharks vs. Steve (More Info) TwitchNitr0
July 27, 2015 Splatter (More Info) SethBling
July 22, 2015 Bubble Shooter (More Info) slicedlime
March 1, 2015 Memory Battle K1ll1er, Huntondoom, Quazymoodo, and ImLeeRii
March 1, 2015 TNT Run K1ll1er, Huntondoom, Quazymoodo, and Chrisbambiies
October 24, 2014 Diamond Defender (More Info) Xisuma and Eease
October 24, 2014 Pizzaspleef (More Info) SethBling
October 20, 2014 Color Cube (More Info) Musclecraft
October 20, 2014 Missile Wars (More Info) SethBling and Cubehamster
October 15, 2014 Bloxorz (More Info) JesperTheEnd
October 15, 2014 Knockback Madness (More Info) AKAMC
December 19, 2013 Autospleef (More Info) SethBling
December 19, 2013 Block vs. Zombies (More Info) SethBling
December 19, 2013 Cake Defense (More Info) FVDisco
December 19, 2013 Dash of Doom (More Info) Dragnoz
December 19, 2013 The Walls (More Info) Hypixel

Adventures[edit | edit source]

Adventures are maps designed for long term play.

Release Date Map Name Creator(s)
September 15, 2017 Reflections (More Info) CommandRedstone, Barf Creations, Ds43m, illio
September 15, 2017 Cave Game (More Info) Mr3DAlien
August 4, 2017 Mirage Tower Defense (More Info) McTsts, marhjo & Enderpig
July 14, 2017 Advanced Sky (More Info) Mr3DAlien
June 30, 2017 Colors (More Info) CommandRedstone
June 30, 2017 The Witch (More Info) LetzTaco
June 30, 2017 Untold Stories 4 - Corona Trials (More Info) RenderXR
June 30, 2017 A Knight's Tale (More Info) LetzTaco
June 30, 2017 Puzzles & Powers (More Info) PingiPuck and Master_Nati
February 8, 2017 The Forgotten Book (More Info) Foleros and tomaxed
January 20, 2017 Story Mode - Redstonia (More Info) Onnowhere
November 23, 2016 Light Your Way Home (More Info) BlockWorks and Mojang
November 5, 2016 A Giant Quest (More Info) Team Wooloo
November 5, 2016 Bear Buds (More Info) Mithey and Blueloving
November 5, 2016 Sad Panda Adventures 2 (More Info) Mithey and Blueloving
October 29, 2016 Herobrine's Mansion (More Info) Xiantis and Hypixel
October 29, 2016 Monster Kids (More Info) Moesh
October 29, 2016 The Dornenstein Estate (More Info) Mangelware, DIDschl, and Saophai
October 29, 2016 Unsighted Shadow (More Info) MineMakers Team
October 14, 2016 Gray (More Info) CommanderRedstone
October 14, 2016 Sad Panda Adventures (More Info) Mithey
September 16, 2016 Chicken’s Courage (More Info) Mithey
August 10, 2016 Where Next (More Info) TPCBonehound
July 18, 2016 Negentropy (More Info) Plagiatus and SDCStudio
June 21, 2016 Captive Minecraft IV: Winter Realm (More Info) TheFarlanders
June 10, 2016 Infinity Dungeon (More Info) Jigarbov
May 15, 2016 The Present Factory (More Info) QwertyuiopThePie, NateT_Bird, and Wiskeyweasel
May 10, 2016 Terra Swoop Force (More Info) The Noxcrew
April 22, 2016 G.A.T.O.S. (More Info) Team Wooloo
April 22, 2016 We are the Rangers (More Info) Dragnoz, Samasaurus6, Blockworks
April 12, 2016 Oscilight: The Light Shadow (More Info) Dwittyy
April 11, 2016 Don't Go Insane (More Info) Datenegassie
January 21, 2016 Total House Bombover (More Info) Team Wooloo
January 12, 2016 The Genius Machine (More Info) The VoxelBox
November 12, 2015 Wayward Wonders (More Info) M0ndy
November 4, 2015 The Heist (More Info) Cubehamster, Wubbi, Samasaurus6
October 22, 2015 UHC Blox (More Info) gerrybrano
October 5, 2015 Lucid Nightmare (More Info) Farenheit
August 21, 2015 The Muk-Luk Lodge (More Info) The VoxelBox
July 17, 2015 Random Skies (More Info) Dragnoz
October 24, 2014 Spellbound Caves (More Info) Vechs
October 15, 2014 Diversity 2 (More Info) QMagnet

World templates[edit | edit source]

World templates are maps designed for usage as custom survival world spawns. Normal terrain generates beyond the hand-made spawn area.

Release Date Map Name Creator(s)
December 16, 2016 Frosty Wind (More Info) Theticman and ChildOfStars
December 2, 2016 Vaslen (More Info) Terasal
December 2, 2016 Fort Craft (More Info) goCreative
November 14, 2016 The Lost Civilization (More Info) Blockception and Mojang
October 29, 2016 Forgotten Hamlet (More Info) Theticman and ChildOfStars
October 14, 2016 Canopy Dream (More Info) Theticman and ChildOfStars
September 16, 2016 Waldur (More Info) Halbrave, Pebble, and Kovu
Auguest 24, 2016 Reddern (More Info) Pe3tr, Twett, and Tiliba
August 23, 2016 Jeontong Village (More Info) Mangelware
August 16, 2016 Ghost Town (More Info) Pe3tr, Twett, and Tiliba
August 9, 2016 Murky Manor (More Info) Nobleman, Defran, and Vek
August 8, 2016 Aurora Glade (More Info) Mangelware
August 1, 2016 Mushroom Plantation (More Info) _Ug, IkeShroom, and P0weri
June 10, 2016 Dragon's Roost (More Info) Inryft, Floodplain, and Nobleman
June 7, 2016 Stellar Impact (More Info) Springstof
April 28, 2016 Elleroth (More Info) Pe3tr and Twett
April 12, 2016 Floral Ranch (More Info) Pe3tr and Twett
March 21, 2016 Desert Nook (More Info) Nobleman, Vek, and Paaaaaaat
March 7, 2016 Amrath (More Info) Halbrave
January 20, 2016 Jungle Retreat (More Info) Nobleman, Vek, and Paaaaaaat
January 20, 2016 Winter’s Hearth (More Info) Nobleman, Vek, and Paaaaaaat
January 20, 2016 Zanafar Salt Mines (More Info) Pixelbat
January 8, 2016 Staalhamer (More Info) Springstof and Jaapie172
January 7, 2016 Tranquil Temple (More Info) K1ll1er, ImLeeRii & Mouldy_Burrito
December 10, 2015 Flower Island (More Info) Emoluvjd2
December 9, 2015 Sparrenhout (More Info) Springstof
August 28, 2015 Skylight (More Info) Springstof
August 21, 2015 A Treemendous Spawn (More Info) The VoxelBox
August 21, 2015 Desert Ruins (More Info) AKAMC
August 21, 2015 Silent Ville (More Info) Springstof
October 27, 2014 Spindlewood (More Info) The VoxelBox
October 22, 2014 Raider’s Refuge (More Info) Blockworks
October 22, 2014 Winter Stronghold (More Info) Blockworks

Experiences[edit | edit source]

Experiences are maps designed for observation and exploration. These maps lack a goal that the player is actively working towards completing.

Release Date Map Name Creator(s)
August 25, 2017 QMAGNET's Test Map (More Info) qmagnet
June 30, 2017 Palette Paint (More Info) hgbf and Archee
April 14, 2017 Fireworks Extravaganza (More Info) guenstig
March 31, 2017 Albert AI (More Info) Onnowhere
January 20, 2017 Big Giant Light Show (More Info) CDFDMAN, Sounas, and SpiderRobotMan

Inspiration[edit | edit source]

Inspiration maps are designed to inspire others to create new things in Minecraft. These maps intend to encourage new and exciting builds for players to try themselves.

Release Date Map Name Creator(s)
August 4, 2017 Magic Hotel (More Info) WebWorm, EnjoinXD, Wither20
July 14, 2017 The Museum of Redstone Creations (More Info) WebWorm
June 30, 2017 Castle Collection (More Info) Noodlor
April 8, 2017 ChunkWorld (More Info) Noodlor

Limitations[edit | edit source]

Although Realms is hosted by Mojang, and therefore safe and secure, it has some limitations. These limitations can be avoided by using the standard server software or a third-party hosting website.

  • Only whitelisted servers with up to ten players at once are allowed. Larger servers cannot be made.
  • Players can not be invited/uninvited or opped/deopped in-game - you must quit to the menu to do this.
  • All players are de-opped - even the host - while in a mini-game.
  • Minecraft must be running to configure your Realm.

History[edit | edit source]

Realms version history[edit | edit source]

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.
1.8.9 New realm logos and changed What is Realms? button into a yellow ?
1.9.4 The invite list cap is lifted from 200 to "an arbitrarily large, but maybe reachable number."[8]
1.9.5 The world upload limit is lifted to 5GB.[9][10]
1.10.10 When new content is loaded into Realms, and an announcement blog post is posted, a newspaper icon now shows on the home screen 'Minecraft Realms' button. These notifications can be toggled on and off.[11][12]
1.10.11 Added Experiences as a new map category. Renamed Adventure Maps to Adventures.[13][14]
1.10.16 Added Inspiration as a new map category.[15]

Minecraft version history[edit | edit source]

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
1.8.8 Realms now has the ability to serve Realm-wide resource packs
1.8.9 Realms invites from friends are now shown on the main menu
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
Realms are shut down for maintenance.
0.15.0 Realms build 1 Readded Realms
Users can now test Realms Alpha for free.
Realms build 2 Fixed crashes related to realms.
? Now have to sign into Xbox Live to use Realms.

Availability[edit | edit source]

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

Issues[edit | edit source]

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

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.[16]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Java Edition[edit | edit source]

Pocket Edition[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. “If anyone likes updating the wiki, this page is a good candidate: . PC and PE/Win10 have a number of differences.”@Marc_IRL, January 17, 2017
  2. “If you're updating the wiki and have questions that need official sources, feel free to reach out to me. I'll try my best to answer!”@Marc_IRL, January 17, 2017
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  8. “The whitelist limit for PE and PC Realms has now been raised to an arbitrarily large, but maybe reachable number. Good luck hitting it now!”@Marc_IRL, August 15, 2016
  9. “The PC Realms world upload limit has been bumped up significantly. Go nuts uploading those big city builds!”@Marc_IRL, August 16, 2016
  10. “@OrbanAdrien 5GB”@Marc_IRL, August 16, 2016
  11. “When we load new content into PC Realms, we'll now let you know when the new announcement blog post arrives. Informational!”@Marc_IRL, January 12, 2017
  12. “As always, if you're not into Realms notifications (trial, invitations, and now news), you can turn 'em off here:”@Marc_IRL, January 12, 2017
  13. “Mapmakers: we're launching a new category of maps on Realms called Experiences. Read on to learn more.”@Marc_IRL, January 18, 2017
  14. “Drop”@Marc_IRL
  15. “I wrote about @MCNoodlor's ChunkWorld, and opened up a new category of Realms content.”@Marc_IRL, January 18, 2017