Can You Add Servers While Playing Minecraft on Xbox

Add server on Minecraft

Let’s face it, Minecraft is the most fun to play with friends. You get to fool around with them, do silly things, build amazing things you can then show off, and so much more. It would be an incredible shame if you couldn’t join a friend’s server just because you’re playing on a certain device, specifically Xbox. So, can you add servers while playing Minecraft on Xbox?

Whether you can or can’t depends on the version of Xbox you have and the version of the game you have as well. If you have a legacy edition Minecraft the process for adding servers is a bit different, but overall, you can add them in both instances.

So how does the process of adding servers differ from version to version, and how do different versions affect your ability to add servers? Are there any limits to it whatsoever? Let’s learn everything you might still be curious about in the rest of this article.

The ‘Add Server’ button

You’re after the ‘Add Server’ button when playing the game. Newer versions of the game will have you scroll through a plethora of random and the most popular Bedrock Edition servers before you get the chance to add your own server, so let’s see where you will head on to do just that:

  1. Open Minecraft on your Xbox console and press play
  2. You’ll be presented with three tabs. Navigate to the Servers tab.
  3. Once you’re there, if you’re playing on a newer Xbox and a newer version of Minecraft that’s still receiving updates, you’ll have to scroll through the random servers that you can join as it is until you reach the ‘Add Server’ button.
  4. Your server host should have provided you with three things: server name, server address, and port.
  5. You can immediately begin playing on the server by pressing ‘Play’ and pressing ‘Save’ to save the server for future use.

Finding the server address

If you or your server host are having trouble finding the server address, it will be much easier if you know that your server address is the same as your Xbox, computer, or other console IP address. This means that the person running the server will have to go through the steps to deliver the server address. Let’s see how you can find on three major devices and consoles, which are Xbox, PS4, and PC


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Finding the server address on PC

To find the server address on a PC running Windows, follow these steps:

  1. Go t your computer and press the Windows + R keys.
  2. A dialog box will appear in which you should then type in ‘cmd’ and hit enter.
  3. This will open the command prompt. You’ll want to input this command into it next: ipconfig /all
  4. Once you hit enter, look for the ‘Default Gateway.’ The numbers next to it will be your IP address and, consequently, your server address.

Finding the server address on PS4

To find the server address on your PS4, follow these steps:

  1. Press the PlayStation button on your controller to open the dashboard.
  2. Head on over to ‘Settings’ next.
  3. Once you’re in the settings window, go to ‘Network’ and then ‘View Connection Status’
  4. The IP address will be shown in the Ip address section under ‘Default Gateway’

Finding the server address on Xbox

To find the server address on your Xbox, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your Xbox and go to the dashboard.
  2. Once you’re there, head on over to ‘Settings’ and then ‘All Settings’
  3. Then, you will go to Network -> Network Settings -> Advanced Settings
  4. Then, choose ‘IP Settings’, and you will find it under the IPv4 section.

‘Can’t Connect To Server’ error

You might not be able to connect to a server for several reasons, but first, you have to figure out whether the server you’re trying to connect to is the problem or the problem is you. To figure this out, head on over to your servers sections, and if you aren’t able to join any server, you are the problem; if you only can’t join that one specific server, the problem is with the server.

Your internet connection might be unstable if you’re the problem, or you might not have an Xbox Live account. Remember, you can’t play online if you do not have this subscription.

Another reason you might not be able to connect to the server is if you’re playing on an Xbox 360 and you’re not friends with the people you want to play with, so make sure you’re friends with all of them.

The Xbox 360 problem

The problem with Xbox 360 Edition Minecraft

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition is also part of the legacy editions of Minecraft released for PS4. The problem with these versions of Minecraft nowadays is that they don’t receive any more updates. The Xbox 360 Edition stopped receiving updates from Update Aquatic.

Why is this a problem? Well, for starters, you can’t join servers if your versions are not in sync, but an even bigger problem is that the Xbox 360 Edition is not Bedrock, so you can’t play with other console users that aren’t playing the legacy edition on Xbox 360.


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Playing with Java Edition friends

Java Edition users have the same problem as Xbox 360 Edition users and can’t play together on a server made for Bedrock Edition. To keep it short, cross-platform play with Java Edition users is not allowed. You can certainly play on a Bedrock Edition server from a PC, but only if you have Windows 10 Edition.

The main reason is that Java and Bedrock Edition are not the same. Bedrock was coded in C++, while Java Edition was coded in Java. The only saving grace for Java Edition users is that the game is still receiving regular updates, and the fact that you can mod it to oblivion. Why is this important? It’s due to Geyser MC, so what is it?

Geyser MC

Geyser MC works as a packet translator that allows Bedrock Edition users to join Java Edition servers, which is impossible in any other instance. Geyser MC is free to download and use, but only Java Edition users can use it. This means you should run a Java Edition server to make it work. I

Here’s Why Your Minecraft Skin Keeps Resetting & How to Solve It

Minecraft Skins resetting

Minecraft doesn’t allow for endless customization when it’s a matter of adding your own personality to the game. It makes up for it because you can do practically anything in the world, but for those that want customization to be more straightforward, you can choose to upload your own skin instead of using one of the defaults. What if there’s a bug and you can’t show your skin off? Why does your Minecraft skin keep resetting, and how do you fix it?

The main reason why your Minecraft skin might keep resetting is that you’re probably offline. If getting online doesn’t help, you might also want to try and reset your skin on, or you might just have to wait it out because the problem is with skin servers and not you.

Are there ways to completely get around the reasons for skins resetting, and are there any other reasons why it might happen? How long has this issue been a thing, and why does it keep resurfacing as a problem? Let’s explore the answers to all the questions you might have in the rest of this article.

The basics of skin resetting

Before I go into detail about why your skin might keep resetting, I first want to move out of the way the likeliest reason why your skin might not show up in the first place. I do have to say that you might not always be the problem. Sometimes the people you’re playing with are the problem, and they must also change their settings.

In Minecraft, under Options, there’s a ‘Skins’ tab. You can go there and ensure the option to hide skins isn’t toggled on. This is a viable solution to the problem only if your skin never showed in the first place.


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Skins resetting on servers

Usually, we use skins to show them off to our friends and the people on servers. It’s a simple way to be recognized and stay remembered, but often, your skin will reset to the default Steve, Alex, or with newer versions of Minecraft, one of the seven other skins that have been added in 1.19.

The skins keep resetting on servers because everyone on the server is signed into Xbox Live, and when that’s the case, your custom skin can only be used for a limited time before it resets. To make a long story short, whenever you exit the game, it’ll change your skin to the last one you wore before the custom one.

To fix this, you’ll need to delete your cache. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Go into your search bar on your desktop and type in temporary files
  2. You’ll then either be able to delete temporary files right from the search bar, or you will be able to enter the temporary internet files and then select the ‘Delete Files’ option.
  3. Deleting your cache on the computer should also delete the Minecraft cache.


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If you are worried about what will happen when you delete your cache, let’s see the potential risks of deleting your cache and how you can do it on a console.

As suggested in the guide on how to delete cached data, this is only temporary data and will not affect your gameplay, nor will it delete your worlds. You can also clear cached data on consoles. I’ll give you an example of how to clear cached data in Minecraft Bedrock Edition.

Clearing the cache should be the same across all platforms since Bedrock Edition has the option built into the game itself.

  1. Open Minecraft, and in the main menu, go into Settings.
  2. Then, scroll down and head on over to Storage.
  3. Once there, go into Multi Select
  4. Then, click on Cached Data and select all of the resource packs that you found there.
  5. Once you’ve selected all of them, click on Delete, and you’re done

Other players can’t see your skin, but you can

This problem has nothing to do with you and more with the settings of other players. If the players are your friends, you can ask them to change their settings for them to see your skin. If the problem is with other players that are a part of some larger server, likely, you won’t be able to do anything about it.

Apart from the option to hide skins, you also have the option to only allow trusted skins. By trusted skins, Minecraft is likely thinking about skins that you bought through their store.

To disable this option, players will have to go into Settings while in Minecraft, go to Profile, and toggle the Only Allow Trusted Skins option off. This will not, in any way, put you at risk of catching a virus r something else entirely.

Disabling the only allow trusted skins option Minecraft

Adding your skin as the default

Minecraft skins resetting isn’t something new. It has been a problem for some ever since the game officially launched. Back then, players used to fix the problem by adding their skin as the default. This means they made the game think their skin is the default, Steve’s or Alex’s.


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They used to do this by changing the resource/texture pack folder, finding the default Steve or Alex skin, and switching it up with your chosen skin. Unfortunately, it’s been a while since you could do this.

How Long Is a Fortnite Match?

How Long is A Fortnite Match

In today’s world, we’re surrounded by shorter content that gets us that dopamine high so that we can get it all over again once we change the channel, so to speak, to get another dopamine high all over again. Besides, the world is getting increasingly fast-paced, and we no longer have as much time to grind out our favorite games. With all these things considered, would you have the time to throw in a quick round of Fortnite, though? How long is a Fortnite match, exactly?

Numerous factors affect how long a Fortnite match is, but on average, you’ll have to set aside an average of 20 minutes for a single game of Fortnite. Of course, this is the time it’ll take you to end the match if you plan on winning or at least want to get close to winning.

So how is one Fortnite match conceived, and is there any way that a match might last longer than that? What was the longest Fortnite match ever, and is there a limit to how long a match can last? Let’s find the answers to these and many other questions in the rest of this article.

The longest Fortnite match

We must mention a few notable matches before getting into the longest Fortnite match in history. In 2020, a new record for the longest Fortnite match was set. It was made by Lazarbeam, an Australian Youtuber and professional gamer who played a match of Fortnite that lasted 1 hour, 15 minutes, and 39 seconds.

After the record was set, the X2Twins beat it quickly, but only by 2 minutes. The record was broken once more shortly after by Creamy and Lachlan, which made the X2Twins try and beat the record again. The record to beat was 10 minutes longer than their first set world record. Crazy enough, they beat the record again by over 30 minutes.

In total, the twins were in a single Fortnite match for 1 hour, 52 minutes, and 48 seconds and there is a chance that this record will never be broken again, but why is that?

Storm sickness

Storm sickness is a mechanic in Fortnite that gives players a debuff. It’s fairly simple to understand. When you enter a storm area, you will begin losing health until you enter a safe zone. The storm area grows and shrinks the playing area. Essentially, it forces the players to end the match early.


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There are 12 phases to the storm, but after the ninth circle, the storm no longer has a grace period nor a shrink time. The storm eye is the safe zone you can be in during the storm. So keeping in mind that eventually, the storm will kill all players in a match, how long will it take for the storm to completely close in and kill all players and end the match prematurely?

The Storm

Maximum Fortnite match duration limit

Well, every storm cycle has a grace period: the time it takes for the storm to start moving and closing in and a shrink time that decreases as you go through the storm cycles.

The storm forms 1 minute after the battle bus reaches its last stop. Let’s round it up and say that the battle bus reaches the last stop in 1 minute. In the first storm cycle, you have a 2-minute grace period and a 2-minute shrink time. The 2nd cycle has a 1-minute 30-second grace and shrink period; the third cycle has a 1-minute 45-second grace period and a 1-minute 30-second shrink period. The 5th, 6th, and 7th cycles all have a 1-minute grace and shrink period. Overall, the storm will completely close in without any storm eye to protect you in a little under 25 minutes. From then on, it’s just a matter of you surviving the storm, but that’s hardly likely.

So the duration limit depends on how fast the storm closes in. The storm duration and how fast it closes in can change as new versions are released. For example, in previous versions, the storm only had nine cycles, and the first cycle grace period was 3 minutes and 20 seconds. I won’t go into all the details, but the match duration will depend on the developers and how they think the game should be balanced regarding playtime.

The shortest Fortnite match

Funnily enough, the shortest Fortnite match lasted only 1 second. Of course, this can’t mean that the match was actually played. Instead, a player named GlitchKing, as his name would suggest, exploited an error that made him win the match after all the other players left.

Match length depends on skill level

This claim might frustrate some people, but that match length will indeed, individually, depend on skill level. Once you’re killed in Fortnite, you won’t respawn and continue playing like in Deathmatch game modes in other games. Once you’re dead, you’ll be presented with the score and your final placement. After that point, you leave the game, so for all you know, in your personal experience, a match can last 5 minutes.


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The better you are at the game, the higher the chance for you to finish first, which means you’ll play the entirety of the match. If not, you’ll play for a shorter amount of time.

Minecraft 1.20 Update ‘Trails & Tales’ Has an Official Release Date

Minecraft 1.20 Update Trails Tales Has an Official Release Date

Following a lengthy silence, fans of the planetary popular sandbox game Minecraft can rejoice as the release date for the long-awaited ‘Trails & Tales’ update has been revealed. 

‘Trails & Tales’ will arrive on June 7, 2023, Mojang revealed on social media.

The ‘Trails & Tales’ Update introduces several new features to Minecraft 1.20. It includes a new biome called the cherry grove, which is rare but beautiful with its pink appearance. Two new wood sets, bamboo and cherry, will be added, allowing players to craft and build with them. The bamboo wood set includes a raft that can be crafted with or without a chest.

A new mob called the camel will be introduced, which can be ridden by one or two players. The camel has long legs that allow it to travel anywhere, providing a safe mode of transportation as melee mobs cannot reach the rider. 

The second mob added to the game is the Sniffer. This was decided during Minecraft’s 2022 community mob vote. This gentle giant was once extinct but can now be brought back to the Overworld by finding its eggs, hatching them, and watching the snifflet grow into a full-grown sniffer. 

Cherry Blossom biome Minecraft

Players will also be able to share their stories through wearable storytelling. Armor trims are being added, which can be found in different dimensions of Minecraft. These trims can be dyed in ten different colors and added to armor using a smithing table, allowing players to showcase their victories and accomplishments to others.


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New features also include the ability to hang signs, providing a way to leave notes for friends or deceive enemies. Players can now create playable mob sounds by placing a mob head, including the new piglin mob head, on a note block. 

For those who want to document their adventures, a new chiseled bookshelf will be added, where players can safely store books, enchanted books, and even books and quills. Redstone can be added to the bookshelf for added movement, creating a dynamic library experience.

The update also brings calibrated skulk sensors, which are more sensitive and offer exciting possibilities for redstone contraptions.

The ‘Trails & Tales’ update will be available for download on June 7 for Minecraft: Java Edition on Windows, macOS, and Linux; and Minecraft: Bedrock Edition on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, and Chromebook. 

You can find out more about the update on the official Minecraft site

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