Whether you're looking for some building work to marvel at or a fun aside from the regular survival efforts in Minecraft, you'll want to hop into one of the countless servers the game boasts.


Each server hosts a self-contained multiplayer world with its own rules, players, and gameplay style, often having been meticulously designed down to the last block. There have been some truly jaw-dropping worlds and structures created over the years.

With so many to choose from, though, it can be a little daunting knowing where to start. That's where we come in.

We've rounded up the very best Minecraft servers down below, so get ready for some awe-inspiring constructions and crazy game rules that show just what the game is capable of.

How do you join a Minecraft server?

First, you'll need the IP address of your chosen server, which we have listed below. Then, once in the game, click 'multiplayer' and pop in the IP address and name of the server. Then hit 'done'.

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Tap the 'join server' button on your desired server and that's it - you'll soon be in a wonderful new world that blocky dreams are made of.

Now you just need a fancy new world and its details - see the list below:

MCC Island

Server IP Address: play.mccisland.net

Head to the Minecraft Championship Island. Created by NoxCrew, the MCC Island is full of fun activities, including parkour minigames and other player-versus-player events.

Time for some PvP multiplayer fun!


Server IP Address: eu.mineplex.com or us.mineplex.com

The largest Minecraft server ever and usually hosting thousands of players at any one time, Mineplex feels like it should be its very own game.

The place is supported by a community of players and staff ensuring there's a constant flow of people in the game's many arenas, zones and game types, including fan-favourite MarioKart recreation Minekart.

You could spend hours and hours in this server alone - try not to get too lost!


Server IP Address: mc.hypixel.net

Hypixel has it all - a dozen game modes ranging from solo survival to relaxing exploration to manic multiplayer action. There are even murder mystery game modes and multiplayer take on the Skyblock server, proving there's something for everyone within the easily navigable interface.

The server has tens of thousands of players per day - fancy joining them for a variety night?

Minecraft Middle Earth

Server IP Adress: build.cmmiddleearth.com

It's Middle Earth from The Lord of the Rings recreated in Minecraft's recognisably blocky style - what more could you want? Head here to join in with the blocky recreation of Peter Jackson's vision.


Server IP Address: mc.westeroscraft.com

A long ongoing project, this fan recreation of the Game of Thrones realm has astonishing attention to detail. From The Wall all the way to King's Landing, this vast server lets you explore the HBO hit as you've never seen it before. Quite possibly the perfect antidote for those still getting over the ending.


Server IP address: IP: mc.piratemc.com

Pirate ships aren't the most compatible mechanic to implement to Minecraft, but Piratecraft does a surprisingly admirable job of bringing the golden age of piracy to blocky life. The ambitious server does take some time to get used to, but is worth learning for the impressive ship-to-ship combat.

You can dock at ports also and join the other landlubbers to trade with a functional currency, and even store your treasure in safe zones. In true pirate fashion, however, ships can be stolen - so be on your guard.


Server IP Address: server.pixelmoncraft.com or safari.pixelmoncraft.com or play.pixelmoncraft.com

Pokémon-themed servers have taken Minecraft by storm, and PixelmonCraft is just one of the many blocky homages to the Nintendo phenomenon. PixelmonCraft is based on the original regions of Kanto and Johto - and not only are the many towns and areas faithfully recreated, but the gameplay also. So as well as mining and crafting, you'll be battling gym leaders, walking in long grass and catching many mob-based Pokémon.

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