I have my boyfriend added as a friend on Xbox Live, and we've played Minecraft before in the past, but now we haven't been able to for the past two weeks. His games are set online, we're connected to the same WiFi, and both worlds will show up in the friends section. But for some reason neither of us can join the other's game. Why is this happening and can I fix it?

  • What's the error when you try to join? Are you doing so via LAN? If so, is the world being opened to LAN?
    – Corsaka
    Mar 16, 2020 at 16:48
  • Which game are you actually playing, MCJava or MCBE? And @Joachim, why did you edit out the MCJava tag? Do you have any external information about this case? If yes, why didn't you comment about it? Mar 16, 2020 at 20:27
  • @FabianRöling I thought the Bedrock Edition was the only one available through a Microsoft account. Is that not the case?
    – Joachim
    Mar 16, 2020 at 21:16
  • @Joachim I have no idea how MCBE accounts work. So you might be right. Still, @ Princess Panda, please only use tags that apply. Mar 17, 2020 at 9:57
  • @FabianRöling I edited out the OP's comment about the use of tags, as they were looking for non-existing (and incorrect) ones.
    – Joachim
    Mar 17, 2020 at 12:22

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There could be many reasons for this. Your connection might not be strong enough to actually play online, or it could be an issue with Minecraft itself.

First you should check Minecraft for any updates as you cannot play with other players across different versions/updates.

  • If versions is the issue, then it will still appear but when you attempt to connect it will say "outdated client" or "outdated server"
    – Penguin
    Dec 17, 2020 at 16:39

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