What are Minecraft Realms – How to Create and Join Realms

Do you want to start your own Minecraft Realms server and let your friends join your realm in Minecraft?

Minecraft Realms have become popular amongst players, who like to create teams and start adventuring right away.

It does not matter if you are a building team, PVE team fighter or PVP team fighter.

Minecraft realms is a fun way to unlock new extends to having fun, while playing the game, without being bothered by unknown people.

What are Minecraft Realms

Minecraft realms are basically private servers, which are created by players, who had purchased the Realms upgrade.

The idea of Minecraft Realms is to create a private world, which can be played with your friends in an online mode and keep the pesky and unwanted people away.

Realms in Minecraft can be created at any time and kept online, without having the creator worry about his world going offline.

In order to play in a realm, the host will need to create a world or use an already made one, which players can join at any time.

If you are thinking to create a Minecraft Realm, you can always set the options and keep unwanted players away and your world without grief.

Minecraft Realms is currently available for all the devices, such as Play Station, Xbox, PC, Nintendo switch and mobile phones.

Once you create a Minecraft realm, it can hold up to 10 people, but mods cannot be downloaded and installed.

However, you can use the mod packs that have been added to Minecraft realms.

How much does Minecraft Realms cost

Minecraft Realms costs $7.99 per month if you are looking for a 10 player realm, which includes a marketplace, with more than 50 different packs.

These packs include popular mini-games, character skins, maps and much more.

The minimum pricing of the Minecraft Realms costs $3.99, but is only for 2 players and does not include any of the marketplace packs that are offered with their 10 player realm plan.

Before paying for the subscription, you can always start using the free 30 day trial and test if Minecraft Realms is what you were searching for.

The Minecraft Realms plus subscription is updated each month and new packs are included upon updating.

Once an updated is created Minecraft Realms, the owners of realms are receiving the new skins, maps and mini-games for free, without any additional costs.

How to Create Minecraft Realms

In order to create Realms in Minecraft you will need to:

  1. Create a new world. You can adjust the world spawn seed, set the difficulty and choose the mode without any restrictions.
  2. Once you have set every setting for your Minecraft world, you should look for the Create on realms button, which will create your world on Minecraft Realms.
  3. After you have created your world on Minecraft Realms you will be asked to set the allowed players count. You have 2 options – 2 player or a 10 player Realm.
  4. The next thing you will need to do is to accept their Terms of Service and complete the transaction of Minecraft Realms plus subscription.
  5. Once everything had been finished you will have full access on your Realm, which includes the Minecraft Realms Marketplace.

The Minecraft Realms plus subscription can be cancelled at any time and does not require any additional fees in order to be stopped.

Can I change the settings once my Realm has been created?

Yes, you can change it at any time.

In order to change the settings of your Realm in Minecraft you will need to click the ‘edit button’ located next to your realm name.

The possible fields to be edited in your Minecraft Realm are:

  • Realm Name
  • Realm Description
  • Difficulty
  • Game Mode

While you are on the Realm edit, you can also Download World, which is your current Realm. This simply lets you to save your progress in game, in case something happens, or you wish to cancel your monthly subscription.

How to join Minecraft Realms

If you are wondering how to join Minecraft realms, it is pretty easy to be honest.

Joining Minecraft Realms is the same for Xbox, Play Station, PC, mobile phones and even Nintendo Switch.

So in order to join Minecraft Realms, you have to:

  1. Go to The Minecraft Realms Menu.
  2. From the list of realms that are available, you can choose the ones that you would like to play on.
  3. Once you have selected the Minecraft Realm you would like to play on, you will need to await for approval.

Once a player has been approved for joining a certain Minecraft realm, there will be a certain light, which will indicate the status of eligibility to play.

The green light indicates that you are permitted to play on a certain Minecraft Realm.

The yellow light indicates that your permissions to play on a certain Minecraft Realm is about to expire.

The red light indicated that a certain Minecraft Realm has expired or the owner has stopped his subscription for Minecraft Realms plus.

Do I need a Minecraft Realms subscription in order to join Realms

No you don’t need to pay for subscription if you would like to join a certain Realm in Minecraft.

If your friend has a Minecraft Realm with an active Minecraft Realms plus subscription, you do not need to pay anything in order to play with him or join his world.

Minecraft Realms subscription plus is only for the people who would like to host Realms on Minecraft and invite people to play with them.

How to cancel Minecraft Realms subscription

If you wish to cancel your Minecraft Realms subscription on your PC, you will need to go to the Microsoft Account page and login to your account.

After logging to your account you should choose the Minecraft Realm you wish to cancel and set the subscription according to your needs.

How to play Minecraft with friends without paying for Minecraft Realms

If you don’t want to pay for Minecraft Realms monthly subscriptions, but wish to play with your friends, you can simply join any Minecraft server.

Depending on the genre of the Minecraft server, you will find different ideas and ways to play the game.