Creating your Realm

For information on buying Minecraft Realms, visit our Realms subscription article. Only the owner of a realm has to pay for a subscription; the owner can then invite up to 200 friends, who each own Minecraft for the PC, to join the realm. You get one Realm per subscription, but you can change the game modes and maps for that Realm. 

Once you've made a purchase, your Realms subscription starts. After your payment is complete, open Minecraft, select Minecraft Realms, then choose the option to create and configure your Realm. You'll see an option to enter a world name, and optionally, to start with a pre-existing world or map, called a template. Any setup options can be changed in the future.

To continue with a standard survival world, double-click your Realm. Alternatively, you can click Configure to open an additional menu of options. To rename your Realm or give it a description, click Settings, then enter the desired title. Clicking More Options will let you further customize your world:


PVP (on/off)
Turns player versus player combat on or off. When off, players will not be able to injure one another.

Difficulty (easy, normal, hard, peaceful)
Changes the difficulty of the server. Hardcore mode is not available in Minecraft Realms.

Spawn protection (Off, 1-16)
Spawn protection disallows standard players from placing or destroying blocks in a radius from the world's spawn area. 

Force game mode (on/off)
When enabled, this option forces all players into the server's selected default game mode upon logging into the server. It is disabled by default, so that the server will preserve the game mode that a player was in when they logged out.

Game mode (survival, creative, adventure)
Changes the default game mode for all players on the server. Individual players' game modes can be changed in-game by the server owner or operator using commands.

Spawn animals (on/off)
Enables or disables the spawning of the game's neutral animals.

Spawn monsters (on/off)
Enables or disables the spawning of the game's aggressive monsters.

Spawn NPCs (on/off)
Enables or disables the spawning of non-player characters (villagers).

Command blocks (on/off)
Enables or disables use of command blocks. You must be the owner or operator of the Realm, and in creative mode, in order to use a command block.


A list of Realms admin options can be found at help.mojang.com/customer/portal/articles/1666367-realms-admin-options

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