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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.

Just a note: the process below will update your server to the latest available version of the Minecraft server software, which is the only way to allow Bedrock clients to connect.

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.

Finally, Reinstall your server using the button in the box below. Don't worry, this won't delete/overwrite any existing files except the current .jar for your server software.

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: 20/03/2024

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