The Minecraft connection issue on your Xbox Series X can be caused by several factors. It could be due to Xbox Live service having an outage, an internet connection error, or even a software glitch. To fix this you need to perform several troubleshooting steps on the console.
Minecraft is a sandbox video game that was first released in 2011 and initially available for the Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms. The game is currently available for the Xbox and is even included with your Game Pass subscription. In this game, players explore a blocky 3D world while extracting raw materials to craft tools, items as well as build structures.
What to do when you get the Minecraft connection error on your Xbox console
One of the issues that you might encounter when playing Minecraft is when you can’t join multiplayer games. Here’s what you need to do to fix this
- Make sure the Xbox is running on the latest software update.
- Make sure to download the latest Minecraft game update.
Solution 1: Check Xbox Live service outage
The first troubleshooting step you should do is to check the status of the Xbox Live server. If there is an outage or if a maintenance is being conducted then this might be what’s causing the problem. Here’s what you need to do to check if there is a server outage.
Time needed: 5 minutes.
Check the Xbox Live server
- Open a web browser.
You can do this from your computer or from your Xbox console.
- Go to the Xbox server status home page.
You can check details on the status of Xbox server issues if any from here.
If there are any outages reported then you will need to wait for this to fixed. Microsoft will usually indicate the time when the issue will be resolved.
Solution 2: Restart the router
In order for you to join multiplayer games on your Xbox the console must be connected to the internet using the router. Sometimes the problem can be due to an issue with the internet connection. In order to fix this you could try to restart the router or modem that you are using. Unplug the router from the power outlet and wait for a minute before plugging it back in then check if the problem still occurs.
Solution 3: Perform a network test
You should check if the Xbox is getting a good internet connection so that it can connect without any issues to the Minecraft server .
- Press the Xbox button on your Xbox controller.
- Select Profile & system.
- Select Settings menu.
- Select General.
- Select Network settings.
- Select Test network connection.
- Select Continue.
- Select Test network speed & statistics.
Compare the results you get with Microsoft’s recommended speed for online gaming.
- Minimum download speed of 3 Mbps (or 3,000 Kbps)
- Minimum upload speed of 0.5 Mbps (or 500 Kbps)
- Ping of less than 150 milliseconds
Solution 4: Power cycle the Xbox Series X
Restarting the Xbox will refresh its software and remove any corrupted temporary data that could be causing the server communication error. To do this, just press the Xbox button on the console for 10 seconds or until it turns off. Unplug the power cord of the console then wait for a minute before plugging it back in. Turn on the Xbox after a few seconds then launch Minecraft. Check if you still get any connection errors.
Having the Minecraft connection error in your Xbox Series X can be a frustrating experience. Hopefully, this solution will help you fix the problem.
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