Being unable to play Minecraft for any reason can be frustrating, especially when you’ve paid for the game and the services are not working.
With that said, the Realms Internal Server Error 500 is yet another problem that users report, and it prevents them from getting into the game.
Luckily, the guide below has all the answers you need to solve it.
Let’s get into it.
The Problem Explained
When it comes to the Minecraft Realms Internal Server Error 500, it’s worth mentioning that nine out of ten times, the user experiencing it should not do anything on their end. As the error screen states, it’s an internal server error that needs to be fixed on the other end.
With that said, the best solution for this problem, most of the time, is just waiting for a while until the server is up and running again, as this issue is only temporary.
The best way to know whether you’re able to do something about it is by contacting someone who would like to try and join the same server as you. If they get the error as well, then it’s not an issue on your end.
Another suggestion is visiting the Realms Subreddit, where you can easily find out whether the servers are experiencing problems at the moment based on the newest posts.
But, some users also reported immediate success after attempting to solve this problem themselves using methods that we’ll list in the guide below. However, note that in their specific case, the problem was indeed on their end, which is rare but possible.
Here’s what you can do if you believe the issue is on your end and want to solve it.
Fix 1: Relaunch The Game
Minecraft is a complex game, and combined with the different launchers, resource packs, and mods that users download, purchase services, and frequent updates, it can all turn into a “buggy” experience real quick.
This is far from what the real quality of the game is, but users should keep in mind that encountering errors, bugs, and crashes while playing Minecraft is not uncommon.
Now, for this specific error, some users reported having success by simply restarting the game. As we mentioned above, this is a server-related problem, but whether it was an exception, a bug on the user’s end, or just fortunate timing, it’s worth giving it a try.
When it comes to restarting Minecraft, the best way to do it is by using the Task Manager, as this will ensure no services related to the game will continue running in the background after you close it.
Simply open your Task Manager and close the game, then close all related processes.
When done, launch it again and try joining the server you previously couldn’t or got disconnected from.
Note: We always recommend running Minecraft as an Administrator. This will ensure you don’t run into any issues which may be caused by a lack of system rights. To do this, right-click the Minecraft launcher and choose Run as Administrator.
If you don’t want to do this each time you launch the game, you can right-click the Minecraft launcher icon and select Properties. Navigate to the Compatibility tab and check the box where it says “Always run in Administrator,” then save the changes to enable this feature permanently.
Hopefully, this will help you solve the problem.
Fix 2: Restart Your Router
The first thing users think of when encountering the Minecraft Realms Internal Server Error 500, or any other network-related error for that matter, is an issue with their internet connection.
Once again, if this is not indeed a problem with the server itself, restarting your connection could potentially help you overcome the error message when attempting to join.
The best way to do this is by manually switching off the power button on your device, then waiting five minutes before turning it back on again.
While you’re at it, you can also restart your computer, which isn’t necessary but ensures the game is also properly restarted, and you don’t encounter session ID-related problems.
This is not a guaranteed fix, but it helped some users, and it might help you too.
Fix 3: Connect Through A Different Account
Some users, although this is yet another rare case, reported that upon experiencing this error, they couldn’t connect to the server for a while with the account they were using at the moment, but switching to a different account resolved the problem.
Once again, this could just have been lucky timing, but if you have a different account available, give it a try.
If this works, then you’ve likely been experiencing a Minecraft session ID error, which is a topic that you can read more about in one of our helpful guides covering that specific problem.
Now you know more about the Minecraft Realms Internal Server Error 500, which most of the time is best solved by just taking a break from the game until the server is operational once again.
However, you’re free to try some of the easy-to-follow methods listed as well if you believe that the problem could be on your end.