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. 

Minecraft build in the sky

Easy to Set up and Play

Get your Realm server up and running in minutes and manage it in-game, no experience necessary! We’ve got loads of FAQs with tips to get you started, plus tutorials for the adventurer who wants to dig deep into everything their Realm has to offer.

Minecraft Redstone box

Always online

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!

Alex with wings

Great Content

Hundreds of free user-created mini-games, adventures, and other experiences are available to load on your Realm and share with your friends. 

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Compare Realms Subscription Plans

Feature Bedrock Edition Java Edition
Realms Realms Plus Realms
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 true true true
Friends play for free true true true
Supports Minecraft Marketplace true true false
Includes Three World Slots true true true
Free monthly Marketplace content false 150+ Marketplace packs false
Supports user-created content true true Includes free community content
Cross-platform play across Bedrock devices and consoles true true false
Crossplay with Java Edition: Windows, Mac, and Linux false false true

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 (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.

Device logos supporting Realms for Java Edition - Windows, Linux and Mac

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.

Need a Realms plan for Bedrock?

Device logos supporting Minecraft Realms Plus - PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, Android, iOS, Amazon Fire and Windows