Multiplayer


Info

PvP (Player versus Player) on a multiplayer server.

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Gameplay

Multiplayer works using a server, which allows players to play online or via a local area network with other people. There are various customisation options which can be set by operators. These settings depend on the type of server and can create many different multiplayer experiences.

Gameplay in Minecraft is generally the same in both single player and multiplayer, with some notable differences. Multiplayer has more of an emphasis on community and collaboration between players, which is assisted by the multiplayer chat function. Multiplayer allows for the player to build contraptions that are intended for multiple players. In addition, there are many adventure maps and mini games in which multiple players are required.

There is also an important difference: pausing the game works differently (like pausing when you open an LAN world in singleplayer). No game mechanisms will stop working if you pause the game. For instance, if you have items being smelted in a furnace, pressing ESC will not stop the smelting process.

Note: Multiplayer experiences can differ wildly depending on the server. Servers with mature groups of players may use offensive language during conversations, so young players in particular should take caution when joining multiplayer experiences. Depending on the server, there may be ways to report other players in contravention to the rules.

Videos

  
  • Minecraft Multiplayer Survival: w/moomoomage - Episode 1 (La casa moomoomage's Channel )
  • Minecraft:Multiplayer Survival part 1 (Me and my friends playing mult)

Chat

A multiplayer chat snippet.
Shows (from up to down) bold, strikethrough, underlined, italicized, and reset (₧r) text (also default)

Please note: Several of these commands are configurable (the defaults are shown here)

In multiplayer, players can press T to open the chat and talk to other players. Chat functions include:

Players can also type commands Contents 1 Usage 1.1 Tilde notation 1.2 Target selectors 1.2.1 Target selector variables 1.2.2 Target selector arguments 1.3 Data tags 1.4 Raw JSON text 1.5 Block/item names 2 Summary of commands 3 List of commands into the chat box. Commands are identified by the server with the use of a forward slash (/) at the beginning of the message.

  • Simply pressing / acts like a command key; it opens the chat with a / in it.
    • Typing / and then pressing Tab ↹ will list available commands, similar to entering the /help command.

While typing, pressing Tab ↹ will autocomplete the first possible command or username starting with the letter(s) typed. If there are multiple usernames or commands beginning with the letter(s), the chat will display a list of possibilities; pressing tab again will scroll through the list.

The chat box can be reduced in size, the opacity may be adjusted or it may be hidden via the chat settings in the options menu.

Narrator

The different narrator settings.

Pressing CTRL + B will toggle the narrator, a text-to-speech engine that automatically reads chat messages, including the username. The narrator can be toggled between several settings:

  • Off: The narrator is inactive.
  • All: The narrator will read chat and system messages.
  • Chat: The narrator will only read messages produced by players.
  • System: The narrator will only read messages produced by the system (command outputs, notifications, etc).

The narrator will not read commands or command outputs, nor will it read messages produced with /me.

Video

History

Classic Classic Starting version 0.0.9a (May 16, 2009) Latest version 0.30 (Dec. 22, 2009) Paid No Classic versions 0.0.11a to 0.0.13a_03, as well as version c0.30_01c are available to play in the launcher. Be that as it may, please note minecraft
0.0.15a_01 This is not an official version history or changelog. For the official list, please visit the Minecraft website. For versions 1.11 and prior, please check the Mojang website. For versions prior to Beta 1.8, please minecraft Multiplayer test.
0.0.15a_02 This is not an official version history or changelog. For the official list, please visit the Minecraft website. For versions 1.11 and prior, please check the Mojang website. For versions prior to Beta 1.8, please minecraft Players` name shows above their head.
Chat added.
0.0.15a_03 This is not an official version history or changelog. For the official list, please visit the Minecraft website. For versions 1.11 and prior, please check the Mojang website. For versions prior to Beta 1.8, please minecraft Added commands

for admins. Like /kick,/ban,/fly, etc.

Reduced bandwidth usage.
0.0.16a This is not an official version history or changelog. For the official list, please visit the Minecraft website. For versions 1.11 and prior, please check the Mojang website. For versions prior to Beta 1.8, please minecraft Multiplayer released after many beta trials.
0.0.17a This is not an official version history or changelog. For the official list, please visit the Minecraft website. For versions 1.11 and prior, please check the Mojang website. For versions prior to Beta 1.8, please minecraft You can now see the chat log when typing.
Added the ability to see the list of players logged in by pressing Tab ⃢₆Ⅱ.
0.0.17a_02 This is not an official version history or changelog. For the official list, please visit the Minecraft website. For versions 1.11 and prior, please check the Mojang website. For versions prior to Beta 1.8, please minecraft Custom player skin test.
0.0.18a This is not an official version history or changelog. For the official list, please visit the Minecraft website. For versions 1.11 and prior, please check the Mojang website. For versions prior to Beta 1.8, please minecraft Custom skins released.
0.0.18a_01 This is not an official version history or changelog. For the official list, please visit the Minecraft website. For versions 1.11 and prior, please check the Mojang website. For versions prior to Beta 1.8, please minecraft New chat characters: |, @, and $.
0.23 This is not an official version history or changelog. For the official list, please visit the Minecraft website. For versions 1.11 and prior, please check the Mojang website. For versions prior to Beta 1.8, please minecraft Clicking a player`s name under the Tab menu pastes their nickname into the chat.
Alpha Alpha Starting version Alpha 1.0.0 (Jun. 28, 2010) Latest version Alpha 1.2.6 (Dec. 3, 2010) Paid Yes Alpha versions 1.0.0 to 1.2.6 are available to play in the launcher. Be that as it may, please note that these versions minecraft
1.0.15 Alpha 1.0.15 Server version 0.1.0 Release date Aug. 4, 2010 Download Client Server ◄◄ Alpha 1.0.0 ◄ Alpha 1.0.14_01 Alpha 1.0.16 ► Alpha 1.1.0 ►► See the computer edition. For other editions, minecraft Survival multiplayer is released.
1.2.2 Alpha 1.2.2 Server version 0.2.4 Release date Nov. 10, 2010 Download Client Server Other editions of 1.2.2 Java Edition ◄◄ Alpha 1.2.0 ◄ Alpha 1.2.1_01 Alpha 1.2.3 ► Beta 1.0 ►► See minecraft Vehicles are now functional.
1.2.3 Alpha 1.2.3 Server version 0.2.5 Release date Nov. 24, 2010 Download Client Server Other editions of 1.2.3 Java Edition ◄◄ Alpha 1.2.0 ◄ Alpha 1.2.2 Alpha 1.2.3_01 ► Beta 1.0 ►► See minecraft Health and damage The health gauge and monitor in Minecraft is based on a single row of 10 heart icons. Each full heart contains two halves, one hit point each (full health is 20 hit points). Contents 1 minecraft now functional.
1.2.4 Alpha 1.2.4 Server version 0.2.6 Release date Nov. 30, 2010 Download Client Server Other editions of 1.2.4 Java Edition ◄◄ Alpha 1.2.0 ◄ Alpha 1.2.3_04 Alpha 1.2.4_01 ► Beta 1.0 ►► See minecraft Other players are shown as sneaking when they are sneaking.
Beta Beta Starting version Beta 1.0 (Dec. 20, 2010) Latest version Beta 1.9-pre6 (Nov. 13, 2011) Paid Yes These versions are available to play in the launcher. Be that as it may, please note that these versions contain bugs. You ll minecraft
1.0 Beta 1.0 Release date Dec. 20, 2010 Download Client Server Other editions of 1.0 Java Edition Alpha Java Edition Pocket Edition ◄◄ Alpha 1.2.0 ◄ Alpha 1.2.6 Beta 1.0_01 ► Beta 1.1 ►► This article minecraft Inventory is now server-side (fixes disappearing items and duplication as a result).
1.2 Beta 1.2 Release date Jan. 13, 2011 Download Client Server Other editions of 1.2 Java Edition Alpha Java Edition Pocket Edition ◄◄ Beta 1.1 ◄ Beta 1.1_02 Beta 1.2_01 ► Beta 1.3 ►► This article minecraft Worn armor Armor Type Wearable items Durability See Durability Renewable Yes Stackable No Data values See Data values Name See Data values For the armor that can be worn by horses, see Horse Armor. Armor classes. From minecraft is now visible on other players.
Paintings Painting Type Decorations Durability N/A Renewable Yes Stackable Yes (64) Internal ID PC: 9 PE: 83 Network ID PC: none Entity ID painting Drops 1 Painting First appearances See History Data value dec: 321 hex: 141 bin: 101000001 minecraft now work.
1.3 Beta 1.3 Release date Feb. 22, 2011 Download Client Server Other editions of 1.3 Java Edition ◄◄ Beta 1.2 ◄ Beta 1.2_02 Beta 1.3_01 ► Beta 1.4 ►► See the computer edition. minecraft Players standing on fences Fence Transparency Yes Luminance No Blast resistance 15 (Wood) 30 (Nether Brick) Tools Renewable Wood: Yes Nether Brick: No Stackable Yes (64) Flammable Wood: Yes Nether Brick: No Drops Itself Data values See Data values minecraft no longer get stuck.
1.4 Beta 1.4 Release date Mar. 31, 2011 Download Client Server Other editions of 1.4 Java Edition ◄◄ Beta 1.3 ◄ Beta 1.3_01 Beta 1.4_01 ► Beta 1.5 ►► See the computer edition. minecraft "Ghost" client-sided slimes Slime Health points Big: 16 () Small: 4 () Tiny: 1 () Attack strength Big: 4 () Small: 2 () Tiny: 0 () Size Big: Height: 2.04 Blocks Width: 2.04 Blocks Small: Height: 1.02 Blocks minecraft no longer spawn.
1.5 Beta 1.5 Release date Apr. 19, 2011 Download Client Server Other editions of 1.5 Java Edition ◄◄ Beta 1.4 ◄ Beta 1.4_01 Beta 1.5_01 ► Beta 1.6 ►► See the computer edition. minecraft Wolves Wolf Health points Wild: 8 () Tamed: 20 () Attack strength Wild: Easy: 3 () Normal: 4 () Hard: 6 () Tamed: 4 () Size Adult: Height: 0.85 Blocks Width: 0.6 Blocks Baby: Height: 0.425 minecraft no longer constantly whimper when they have full health.
1.6 Beta 1.6 Release date May 26, 2011 Development versions Builds Beta 1.6 Test Build 3 Download Client Server Other editions of 1.6 Java Edition ◄◄ Beta 1.5 ◄ Beta 1.5_01 Beta 1.6.1 ► Beta 1.7 minecraft The Nether A view of the Nether. The Nether is a hell-like dimension, filled with fire, lava, and dangerous mobs. Contents 1 Accessing 2 Environment 2.1 Mobs 3 Generation 3.1 Naturally generated 3.2 Naturally created 3.3 Structures minecraft now works in multiplayer.
Dispensers Dispenser Type Block Requirements None Physics No Transparency No Luminance No Blast resistance 17.5 Hardness 3.5 Tool Renewable Yes Stackable Yes (64) Flammable No First appearances See history Drops Dispenser (1) plus contents Block entity minecraft now emit smoke and play sounds when used.
Fixed fake client-sided music discs Music Disc Type Decorations Durability N/A Renewable Yes Stackable No First appearances See History Data values See Data values Name See Data values "Far" redirects here. For the phenomenon in Pocket Edition, see Far Lands. minecraft spawned when ejecting them from a jukebox Jukebox Type Solid Block Requirements None Physics No Transparency No Luminance No Blast resistance 30 Hardness 2 Tool Renewable No Stackable Yes (64) Flammable No, but catches fire from lava First appearances See History Drops minecraft .
New settings in Server.properties: view-distance and allow-nether.
1.7.3 Beta 1.7.3 Release date Jul. 8, 2011 Download Client Server Other editions of 1.7.3 Java Edition ◄◄ Beta 1.7 ◄ Beta 1.7.2 Beta 1.8 ►► See the computer edition. For other editions, minecraft Modded clients may no longer edit text of placed signs Sign Type Non-Solid Block Physics No Transparency Yes Luminance No Blast resistance 5 Hardness 1 Tool Renewable Yes Stackable Yes (16) Flammable No, but catches fire from lava (Yes in Pocket Edition) First appearances See minecraft .
1.8 Beta 1.8 Official name Adventure Update (Part 1) Release date Sep. 15, 2011 Development versions View all Pre-releases Beta 1.8-pre1 Beta 1.8-pre2 Download Client Server Other editions of 1.8 Java Edition ◄◄ Beta 1.7 ◄ minecraft Ghast Ghast Health points 10 () Attack strength Impact: 6 () Explosion: varies by proximity, maximum: Easy: 9 () Normal: 17 () Hard: 25 ( × 12.5) Size Height: 4.0 Blocks Width: 4.0 Blocks Spawn The minecraft attack sounds in multiplayer fixed.
Official release
1.1 It was possible to enter colored text in multiplayer chat.
1.2.1 It is no longer possible to enter colored text in multiplayer`s chat with the vanilla client.
Monster spawners now show the correct mob inside them.
Mob hitboxes were fixed (it is now possible to hit their legs).
1.2.4 Alpha 1.2.4 Server version 0.2.6 Release date Nov. 30, 2010 Download Client Server Other editions of 1.2.4 Java Edition ◄◄ Alpha 1.2.0 ◄ Alpha 1.2.3_04 Alpha 1.2.4_01 ► Beta 1.0 ►► See minecraft Chat was greatly improved. There is now a chat history, it is now possible to complete usernames using the Tab ⃢₆Ⅱ key, and it is now possible to copy-paste text.
Many multiplayer bugs were fixed, such as ghost TNT.
1.3.1 12w23a Players can now see the cracking effect when other players mine blocks.
Multiplayer now scans for local games.
1.8 Beta 1.8 Official name Adventure Update (Part 1) Release date Sep. 15, 2011 Development versions View all Pre-releases Beta 1.8-pre1 Beta 1.8-pre2 Download Client Server Other editions of 1.8 Java Edition ◄◄ Beta 1.7 ◄ minecraft 14w02a Improved chat communication.
Messages are now either chat, system or action bar messages.
Action bar messages are always shown, chat and system messages are only shown if chat settings are configured that way.
Some instances of usernames in the chat will now show the player`s UUID when hovered on when debug tooltips are enabled.
1.11 16w38a Chat messages can now be 256 characters long instead of 100.
1.12 17w13a Added the narrator, which can read chat messages aloud.
17w15a Added a toast notification for toggling the narrator.
The narrator now has four settings: "off", "all", "chat", and "system".

Issues

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    Hosting

    Hosting, or "running", a server is a complicated process, and it should not be undertaken by individuals with little to no server hosting experience. An alternative for inexperienced individuals is Minecraft Realms where, for $8ℂ⋘⃂₀⃂ₓ$10 per month, Minecraft will host a server for the user.

    Hosting a server that will run smoothly and have a high up-time requires both dedicated hardware and bandwidth. A high quality computer, along with great internet, is sufficient for use as both a host and a computer so long as the server is lightly used.

    Very large servers usually pay money to a "hosting company" to host their server for them. The "hosting company" will give them a set-aside amount of "computing power", as well as a specific bandwidth. Since everything is set aside, it means that players will experience little to no ping delays as their data runs through the server.

    Server Software

    Many servers run standard Minecraft Vanilla software, but some servers run highly Modded versions (such as Bukkit, Spigot, Canary or Sponge) while other servers use Plugins (such as Hypixel, Mineplex, or The Hive).

    Plug-ins

    Plug-ins are sort of like mods since they change the way the game functions, but it does it at a smaller scale. Plug-ins also do not require any software installation. They can be run by any computer that has Minecraft installed. Plug-ins have many capabilities and most commonly are used for changing between servers, allowing colored fonts, functional elevators, score-keeping systems, and level keeping systems.

    Mods

    Modded servers require players to download all of the specific mods before playing on the server, or else the player will be incapable of joining. Some servers use a variety of mods that are installed at the owner`s discretion, while others use mod packs, such as Bukkit or Crazy Craft, that eliminate the hassle of individually downloading every specified mod.

    Player Interaction

    There are many ways for players to interact with each other, such as speaking, teleporting, and transferring items.

    Speaking

    Players can speak to each other by clicking the "T" Key (unless one uses a different key for "chatting"), then type a message, and finally click "Enter" so that everyone on the server can hear. Some servers have plug-in commands, such as /tell "player" "message", so that messages can be private, or commands such as /tc, so that everything written will only be visible to people in one`s "town".

    Teleporting

    Teleporting can be performed in various ways on many servers, thanks to plug-ins. Some common teleport commands are:

    • /spawn - Takes a player to the server spawn
    • /warp "city" - Takes a player to a specific area within the server
    • /tp - Teleports the player to another player
    • /tphere - Teleports another player to the player
    • /lobby - Takes the player out of a minigame and into the lobby

    Sharing of Items

    Items can be simply shared by throwing them at another player through clicking the "Q" key (default). Some servers use plug-ins in order to allow shops where players can buy and sell items on the server. Other servers have shops where players can only buy and sell from another player. Some modded servers have direct trading mods enabled so that players can enter a trading screen and approve the transfer of items in a way similar to Runescape.

    Common Bugs

    This is a list of bugs that occur in most server game play experiences.

    Block Lag

    This occurs when the "ping" of the server increases to a certain point. This can cause players to break two Blocks instead of one, blocks not breaking, blocks respawning, or gravity on certain blocks not working.

    Flashing Render Glitch

    This usually happens when TNT is ignited. It causes the blocks in its blast radius to not disappear. The blocks will usually stay in place, vibrate and flash. It will not increase light level, and the render glitch will not be touchable. This can be fixed by logging off, and then logging back in.

    Chunk Error

    Main article: Chunk Error

    This happens most commonly in multiplayer, but all errors are client-side only. The server is not at fault for this. Falling into a missing chunk can cause the player to die just like falling through Bedrock. The damage rate is the same as Lava. Throwing Items into the chunk error will make the items unable to be obtained if one is on single player, but in multiplayer, one can reload the server and retrieve their items.

    Server Administration

    The Window GUI of the Server Application allows one to type in Commands to administer their server. The server admins can "OP" players to give them administrative permissions. This allows them to access the commands by adding the prefix / before the command.

    Mini-games

    On Console Edition, the server can be set to host a mini-game. Currently, the options are:

    • Tumble Mode
    • Glide Mini Game
    • Battle Mode