Minecraft is one of the most popular games on the planet and has been since its launch in 2011. However, sheer popularity can sometimes cause problems for a game, especially one as big as Minecraft.
In this article, we’re going over Minecraft Error 500, its causes and what you can do to solve the problem.
What causes Minecraft error 500?
Minecraft error 500 is usually caused due to a connection error between the Minecraft client on your PC and the game servers. If a particular server you’re trying to connect to is down or if you’re facing internet issues at your end, chances are you’re going to run into this error.
Also read: How much RAM do you need to run a Minecraft server?
How to fix Minecraft error 500?
You can try out the following five fixes to resolve Minecraft error 500.
Restart the router
Restarting devices that could potentially be causing issues should be the first item on your troubleshooting checklist. In this case, since we’re facing a network issue, restarting your router or modem can help fix a bunch of seemingly random issues.
Restart the game
Restarting the game or your PC (or console) is also a good idea. Sometimes temporary bugs in the game won’t let you connect to servers even when online. In such cases, restarting the game or your PC can potentially resolve the Minecraft error 500.
Disable any firewalls
If you’re using any third-party firewalls, now’s the time to disable them to see if they’re blocking Minecraft. The same goes for any third-party antiviruses.
If your Windows firewall is blocking Minecraft, refer to this guide to see how you can unblock the program.
Also read: How to fix ‘Constant connection error’ in Elden Ring?
Update Windows and Minecraft
Updating the game and your OS can also help resolve the issue by eliminating any underlying bugs hindering functionality.
Check out this guide to quickly update Windows or pause updates if it's hindering your game. You can also check out this guide to update Windows 10 from Command line and Powershell. If you're facing issues while updating Windows 10, go here.
Check the game servers
If nothing else works, the chances are that Minecraft servers are down at the moment. In this situation, there’s not much else you can do except wait until the servers come back online. Be sure to check Minecraft’s social media handles for updates on any outages.
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