[Updated] Minecraft server down or not working, recognized issue

[Updated] Minecraft server down or not working (unable to play multiplayer), issue acknowledged

New updates are being added at the end of this story…….

The original story (published on January 18, 2022) is as follows:

Minecraft is one of the most popular video games of all time, joining Mario and Tetris. Developed by Mojang Studios and released in November 2011, Minecraft has millions of players to date.

All thanks to the endless procedurally generated 2D world, you never run out of space or resources to collect. However, in recent days, players have been encountering various bugs and glitches.


Just a few days ago, players complained about ships disappearing when downloaded, while others said they were getting the error ‘Inner Exception: java.io.ioexception’

And as if that wasn’t enough, players now say they’re can’t connect to the game servers. A lots of reported that the Minecraft servers are currently down at Downdetector.com.

While some say they are getting a “We couldn’t validate your access, please try to sign in again”. message, others say they are receiving a Authentication Error.

Players tried restarting the game but it’s not helping. You can clearly see the increase in the number of reports in the last few hours on Downdetector in the image below.

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This is what some of the whistleblowers have to say.

I can not log in
When I try to log in to the site it says “We couldn’t validate your access, please try to log in again” but it doesn’t work. Are the servers down or something?

hello @MojangSupport are the servers having problems? I’m trying to play modded minecraft on a server, but was told that the auth servers are under maintenance and now I’m getting a force close error, but my other friends (not in the same country as me) can play just fine.

Fortunately, Mojang Status has shed some light on the matter and has confirmed the fact that the Minecraft servers are currently down for maintenance.

We are running a behind-the-scenes update that is affecting some of our services for Minecraft: Java Edition. Multiplayer is affected. – Ined

However, they did not share any timeline as to when the servers will be back up and running. From the looks of it, it looks like Minecraft players will have to wait a few more hours before they can connect.

We hope that Mojang Studios will warn Minecraft players before taking the game offline so they can complete their activities before the servers go down.

However, we will keep an eye on the issue and update this space as needed, so stay tuned.

Update 1 (January 19)

09:29 a.m. (CST): Mojang State in Twitter said that its maintenance update is complete and services are recovering. However, they have not yet confirmed when services will be fully restored.

Update 2 (May 10)

13:37 (CST): New reports on Twitter Y fall detector now suggest minecraft is currently down or not working for many.

Update 3 (May 12)

15:36 (CST): The recent outage with Minecraft has apparently been resolved as we haven’t found any new user reports about it. fall detector.

Update 4 (May 16)

17:05 (CST): Many users have taken Twitter Y Reddit to report that Minecraft is down or not working for them. Additionally, reports on drop detector I also confirm the same.

Fortunately, Mojang support has admitted this outage and said they are working to resolve it. However, they did not provide any ETA for the fix.

Update 5 (May 17)

09:34 a.m. (CST): Mojang support on Twitter has confirmed that the recent outage with Minecraft has now been resolved.

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