Do you want to unlock Minecraft at work or at school? If you’re connected to a network that has blocked the game, then you’re in luck! There is a way to bypass these restrictions and play the game completely unlocked wherever you go. You’ll want to use a VPN that essentially lifts all the restrictions placed on you to play Minecraft. So, find out below how to unlock Minecraft, wherever you are.
Need to use a VPN to play Minecraft?
If you are already having trouble downloading the game from the Windows App Store, Mac App Store or even the official website, most likely it is blocked. One trick we recommend that could potentially work around this issue is to download the game through the Minecraft website using HTTPS in front of the web address instead of HTTP. Some firewalls only block the HTTP web address. If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to install and use a VPN. For the purposes of this guide, we will be installing NordVPN. Please note that you download content from this VPN at your own discretion and our guides is not responsible for any potential issues. Once installed, you will need to create a login or create a new account. Then you can select the server closest to where you are and connect to it. At this point, the Minecraft website should be available for you to visit freely. Image via NordVPN Related: How to fix Minecraft Authentication Servers are Down error
Is a firewall blocking access to Minecraft?
If you have downloaded Minecraft on your home or school computer and still cannot play it, it is possible that the firewall settings are to blame. Here’s what you’ll want to do to bypass these settings: Open Windows Control Panel Screenshot by our guides Screenshot by our guides Click Windows Defender Firewall. Screenshot by our guides Go to the top left corner and select Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall. Screenshot by our guides Click the Change Settings button in the upper right corner. Scroll down and check the two boxes to the right of the Minecraft launcher (in this example we are using Minecraft: Education Edition). Screenshot by our guides Click OK. Go mining!
Can you use port forwarding to unblock Minecraft?
If none of the above solutions work, chances are the necessary ports are blocked on your network. Fortunately, you can use something called Port Forwarding to do the job. Connect your router to your computer using an Ethernet cable. Type your router’s IP address into your browser’s URL bar. Log in to the required screen using your router’s username and password. Go to Advanced Settings and locate the area called Port Forwarding. In the Port Forwarding section, you will want to enter 25565 in the next section. Save your changes. Restart your router and try connecting to Minecraft again. For more on Minecraft, look at How to Make Charged Creeper in Minecraft Bedrock on our guides!