Realms for Java
Realms: Java Edition
Your Own World
Your Realm is a private persistent world, safely stored in the cloud. Your subscription includes a 10-player server (not including you!) that you can share with friends, content and all.
Once your friends are on your approved list, all of them can access the world at any time of day, whether you’re online or not. Just create a Realm and invite them!
Hundreds of free user-created mini-games, adventures, and other experiences are available to load on your Realm and share with your friends.
Compare Realms Subscription Plans
|Feature||Bedrock Edition||Java Edition|
|Monthly subscription rate (recurring)*||3.99 USD||7.99 USD||7.99 USD|
|Number of players||You + 2 players||You + 10 players||You + 10 players|
|Personal server available 24/7|
|Friends play for free|
|Supports Minecraft Marketplace|
|Includes Three World Slots|
|Free monthly Marketplace content||150+ Marketplace packs|
|Supports user-created content||Includes free community content|
|Cross-platform play across Bedrock devices and consoles|
|Crossplay with Java Edition: Windows, Mac, and Linux|
Visit Minecraft Marketplace in your Minecraft game to purchase a Realms Bedrock Edition or Realms Plus subscription or simply select Create on Realms when creating a new world.
* Non-recurring subscriptions available on minecraft.net (Java Edition)
Java vs. Bedrock
We've developed two separate versions of Minecraft so that the game runs well on different platforms. Minecraft: Bedrock Edition runs on one kind of code, and the Java Edition (for Windows, macOS, and Linux) runs on another.
The Java Edition is the original version of Minecraft. It can be purchased and downloaded from the Minecraft website. It supports cross-platform play between Windows, Linux, and macOS as well as user-created skins and mods.
The Bedrock Edition of Minecraft can be purchased for and played on consoles, mobile devices, and computers running Windows. Cross-platform play is supported with other Bedrock players, plus Bedrock players have access to Minecraft Marketplace where they can purchase and download skins, maps, etc., created by Minecraft and Minecraft Creators to enhance their gameplay.