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Allow Bedrock players on your Minecraft server

Recently, cross-platform Minecraft servers have become more popular, allowing Bedrock players to join Java Edition servers – something that was never possible before. Note that this will only work for Paper/Pufferfish-based servers, rather than on modded platforms like Fabric and Forge, as Bedrock doesn't support running mods just yet. We've made it simpler than ever to make your server cross-platform:

Head to our game panel at and select your server.

Select the "Settings" button in the sidebar, then click the dropdown under the "Change Software" heading.

Choose the "Pufferfish + Geyser" option then press the "Save" button, followed by enabling the "Reinstall Server" toggle.

Press "Change Software" and your server will reinstall with Geyser and Floodgate installed, the two pieces of software which allow Bedrock players to connect.

Bedrock players can now connect to your server using the same IP and port as Java players. Enjoy!

If you have a custom domain, keep in mind players will need to enter your server's port separately when connecting to your server. This is (unfortunately) due to SRV records not being supported on Bedrock Edition.

Updated on: 04/08/2023

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