Multiplayer Made Easy: Step-by-Step Guide for LAN Servers on the New Minecraft Xbox 1 S
Monday, July 25, 2022
The world of Minecraft is even more exciting when you can share it with friends and family. With the new Minecraft Xbox One S edition, you can easily set up Local Area Network (LAN) servers to play with others on the same network. Whether you want to collaborate on building projects or engage in friendly competitions, this step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of setting up LAN servers on the new Minecraft Xbox One S, making multiplayer gaming a breeze.
Step 1: Prepare your Xbox One S and NetworkTo set up a LAN server, you will need the following:
Xbox One S: Ensure that your Xbox One S console is set up and connected to your television.
Network Connection: Connect your Xbox One S to your local network via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Make sure that all participating devices (Xbox consoles and any devices you want to connect) are connected to the same network.
Step 2: Launch Minecraft on Xbox One STurn on your Xbox One S console and launch Minecraft. Once the game is loaded, you will be taken to the main menu.
Step 3: Create a New World or Load an Existing One
In the main menu, select "Play Game." You will be presented with options to create a new world or load an existing one. Choose your preferred option. If you want to create a new world, follow the on-screen prompts to customize the world settings to your liking.
Step 4: Enable Multiplayer SettingsBefore you can set up a LAN server, you need to ensure that multiplayer settings are enabled in your world. To do this, follow these steps:
Open the world settings: In the game menu, navigate to the "Settings" option and select "Game." From there, choose "Multiplayer" settings.
Enable multiplayer: In the multiplayer settings, make sure that the "Multiplayer Game" option is toggled on. You can also adjust other settings, such as player permissions and game modes, based on your preferences.
Save the settings: Once you have configured the multiplayer settings, save the changes and return to the game.
Step 5: Invite Players to JoinNow that your world is set up for multiplayer, it's time to invite others to join your LAN server. Follow these steps to invite players:
Pause the game: While in the world, press the "Pause" button on your Xbox controller to open the in-game menu.
Access the "Invite to Game" option: In the in-game menu, navigate to the "Invite to Game" option. This will display a list of players who are currently connected to the same network.
Select players to invite: Choose the players you want to invite to your LAN server. You can invite multiple players by selecting their profiles from the list.
Send the invitations: Once you have selected the players, send them invitations to join your LAN server by pressing the appropriate button on your controller. The invited players will receive notifications on their Xbox consoles.
Step 6: Join the LAN ServerInvited players can now join your LAN server by following these steps:
Accept the invitation: When players receive the invitations, they need to navigate to the notifications menu on their Xbox consoles. From there, they can accept the invitations to join your LAN server.
Join the world: Once the invitations are accepted, the invited players can go back to the Minecraft main menu and select "Play Game." Your world should appear in the list of available worlds for them to join.
Connect to the LAN server: The invited players should select your world and choose "Join World" to connect to your LAN server. They will be seamlessly transported into your world, and the multiplayer adventure can begin!