Joining Someone's Realm

Joining a friend's Realm will allow you to play with them on their personal server. Joining a Realm is free and you do not need to purchase a Realms or Realms Plus subscription to join someone else's Realm. To join a friend's Realm, you will need the following:

  • A copy of Minecraft for your device
  • An Xbox gamertag (click here to learn more about gamertags or to sign up for a free gamertag)
  • A gamertag invitation or Share Link invitation to your friend's Realm
  • For consoles, you will need an active subscription to your console's online service:
    - Xbox: Xbox Live Gold
    - Nintendo Switch: Nintendo Switch Online
    - PlayStation: PlayStation Plus

Joining via Share Link

  1. In Minecraft, select Play.
  2. Select the Friends tab and choose Join Realm.
  3. If you are playing on console, enter the invite code which you received. If you have received an Invite Link, the invite code is the text which follows after the final "/" character within the link.
  4. Select Join.

Joining via Gamertag Invite

  1. Open the invitation.
  2. Select Join.
  3. Select Proceed.

Joining a Realm on PC

When playing Minecraft on PC, you can also join a friend's Realm by clicking the Share Link from your friend. This will open Minecraft and add your friend's Realm to your list of Joinable Realms.

Playing on a Joined Realm

Once you have joined a Realm, you can play on that Realm any time, even if the Realm owner is not playing. To play on a joined Realm, follow these instructions:

  1. In Minecraft, select Play.
  2. Select the Friends tab.
  3. Choose the Realm you want to play on from the Joinable Realms list.

Note: If the owner of the Realm cancels their Realms subscription, removes you from the Realm, or changes the Realm world, you will not be able to play on that Realm until they invite you again.