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Is Minecraft cross-platform / crossplay

If you want to play Minecraft with your friends from other platforms, it is important that the game should support cross-play or cross platform. Here is your answer to the question - Does Minecraft support cross platform?
Is Minecraft cross-platform / crossplay

Minecraft has been one of the most popular games globally even after ten years of its initial release. Players can build various buildings, keep pets, go on mining and do various other exciting things while fighting various mobs like Zombies, Skeleton etc. Players can either go solo or play with other players, but what if your friends play Minecraft on a platform different from yours. 

In that case, you might be wondering if Minecraft supports crossplay/ cross-platform. Well, we have got you covered here, and you can find the answer to your question down below.

Does Minecraft support crossplay / cross-platform?

Minecraft has two editions; one of them is Java while the other one is Bedrock and both of these support crossplay or cross-platform. However, if you want to play with your friends on other platforms, you need to follow separate procedures for both the Minecraft editions that are described below:

Minecraft Bedrock

Is Minecraft crossplay cross platform
Minecraft Bedrock Edition (Picture: Mojang)
  1. Open Minecraft and sign in with your Microsoft account.
  2. Create a new world or load an existing one.
  3. Go to the menu and click on the Invite to Game button.
  4. Enter your friend's Minecraft ID and hit the Add Friend button.
  5. Now you can invite your friends to play with you.

Minecraft Java

Is Minecraft crossplay cross platform
Minecraft Java Edition (Picture: Mojang)

Unlike Minecraft Bedrock, you will have to create your own server or join a public one. In addition to this, you can buy Realms for Java or share a local area network (LAN). 

However, creating servers or joining one is the preferred way as in order to buy Realms, you will have to spend real money. In addition to this, in order to share a LAN connection, you and your friends will need to be at the same place.

Don't forget to check out our dedicated Minecraft section filled with guides, news and some drama.