Maximizing Multiplayer: Adding Servers to Minecraft PS4 Edition
Fri, Mar 24, 2023
Understanding Server Options:
Before adding servers to Minecraft PS4 Edition, it's essential to understand the available options:
a. Featured Servers: Minecraft PS4 Edition provides a selection of featured servers endorsed by Mojang Studios. These servers offer a range of multiplayer experiences, such as minigames, adventures, and custom maps. They can be accessed directly from the in-game menu without the need for additional setup.
b. Partner Servers: Partner servers are external servers that have partnered with Minecraft to provide unique multiplayer experiences. Connecting to partner servers may require additional setup and configuration.
c. Realms: Minecraft Realms is a subscription-based service that offers private, persistent worlds for you and your friends. While not traditional servers, Realms provide a convenient and straightforward way to play together without complex external connections.
Accessing Featured Servers:
To access featured servers in Minecraft PS4 Edition, follow these steps:
a. Launch Minecraft on your PS4 and select "Play Game" from the main menu.
b. In the Minecraft main menu, scroll down and select "Servers" to access the featured servers menu.
c. Browse through the list of featured servers and select the one you want to join.
d. Follow the on-screen prompts to join the selected server and start playing with a larger community of players.
Adding Partner Servers:
To connect to partner servers in Minecraft PS4 Edition, additional steps are required. The process may vary depending on the server you wish to join. Follow these general guidelines:
a. Obtain the server address: The partner server you want to connect to should provide a server address or IP. Take note of this information as it will be necessary later.
b. Ensure PlayStation Network (PSN) connectivity: Confirm that your PS4 is connected to the internet and logged into your PSN account. A stable internet connection is crucial for accessing external servers.
c. Configure DNS settings (if required): Some partner servers may require you to configure your PS4's DNS settings to connect successfully. Follow the server's instructions or consult online resources for guidance on DNS configuration.
d. Launch Minecraft and select "Play Game" from the main menu.
e. In the Minecraft main menu, scroll down and choose "Servers."
f. Select "Add Server" or "Add External Server" and enter the server address or IP provided by the partner server.
If you prefer a hassle-free multiplayer experience without the need for external servers, Minecraft Realms is an excellent option for Minecraft PS4 Edition. Follow these steps to create and join a Realm:
a. From the Minecraft main menu, select "Play Game."
b. Scroll down and choose "Realms."
c. Follow the on-screen prompts to create a new Realm or join an existing one.
d. Invite your friends to join your Realm or accept invitations to join their Realms.
e. Start playing together in your private, persistent world.