Do Minecraft Realms Automatically Update with New Patches?

This guide will cover automatic updates for Minecraft Realms.

by Christian Bognar
Minecraft Realms Automatic Updates
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Minecraft Realms is a subscription-based service allowing you to play with friends and family members on your own server. It’s a lot of fun and grants access to various skins, worlds, and resource packs. What else makes Realms so great in Minecraft is that they are constantly being updated to work correctly, along with adding new content. So with new patches, players must ask whether Minecraft Realms automatically updates. This guide has the answer for you.

Will Minecraft Realm Update Automatically with New Patches?

The answer to whether Minecraft Realms automatically updates with new batches is yes — as long as your Minecraft game is up to date. Minecraft needs to be the latest version of the game for Realms to update automatically. To ensure you have the newest version of Minecraft installed, head to manage game content for the app and double-check that it is up to date. The latest version is 1.20 as of June 7, 2023.

Note: Minecraft usually updates itself when a newer version is released.

If you have checked that Minecraft is the latest version and Realms still has not been updated, don’t worry. Sometimes it can take 48 to 72 hours for Realms to update due to the developers not wanting to overwhelm the network and servers.

Related: How Much Does Minecraft Realms Cost? Full Pricing and Features, Explained

Minecraft Realms Improvements in Latest Update

Minecraft Realms is getting a lot of fixes in the latest update (1.20) for the game. These include fixing an error when resetting Realms, a hotfix for an error where Realms would generate structures that local worlds wouldn’t, and even fixing a bug for the “Manage Subscriptions” list that had a fair share of issues. Not only that, but the team behind Minecraft Realms also added some font and color changes to make the menu and hub more appealing to the eye. Check out the full patch notes on the official Minecraft website for a complete list of everything new in the latest Minecraft update!

- This article was updated on June 7th, 2023

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Christian has been a writer of Attack of the Fanboy for about a year and has covered Shadows of Rose, Wild Hearts, Remnant 2, Lies of P, and more; his favorite genre is Survival Horror. He has a business degree but felt the need to take his love for video games to the gaming community. Outside of writing, you can find him listening to all types of podcasts, especially Always Sunny Podcast and Morbid True Crime.