How to fix Minecraft Marketplace not working / not connecting
The Minecraft Marketplace is a great place to download additional resources, maps, skins, and more for the game. The items are not free, but for many users, they are worth the price. You may not be interested in resource packs or skins, but maps are definitely a great way to play.
Fix Minecraft Marketplace Not Working / Not Connecting
The Minecraft Marketplace can be accessed from within Minecraft. The items you buy are installed by the marketplace and it’s a hassle-free process. That being said, Minecraft players are sometimes unable to connect to the market. If that’s the case, run the following checks;
- Restart Minecraft
- Make sure you are using the official launcher
- Make sure you are logged in. If you have sign-in problems, please correct them first.
- Restart your system.
- Check your internet connection.
If you’ve passed the checks above but still can’t connect to Minecraft, try the fixes below.
1. Check the service status
There is no official service status page for Minecraft, but Mojang has an official Twitter support account which will be updated when there is a problem with a service. Check it out to see if the Marketplace isn’t working. You can also tweet them and let them know that there is a problem.
2. Update Minecraft
Your Minecraft application (Bedrock) and your launcher (Java) must be up to date. If they are not up to date, your access to the market will be blocked.
To update Minecraft Java;
- Open the Minecraft launcher
- It will automatically check for updates.
- Install the updates
- Restart the launcher.
To update the Minecraft base;
- Open the Microsoft Store app.
- Go to the library.
- Click Check for Updates.
- Update Minecraft if an update is available.
3. Logout / Login
Your account session may have expired, but Minecraft doesn’t ask you to log in again. Sign out of Minecraft and then sign in again.
4. Wait a moment
When a new map is released, many users tend to flood the market to download it. Servers can get overwhelmed and not connect. Give it a few hours, or a day or two and you should be able to connect to it.
5. Uninstall and reinstall Minecraft
There may be a problem with the game. It is rare but it can happen. Make sure to back up the worlds you play locally and then uninstall and reinstall Minecraft.
To uninstall Minecraft Java;
- Open the Control Panel.
- Go to Programs> Uninstall a program.
- Select the Minecraft launcher and click the Uninstall button.
Para desinstalar Minecraft Bedrock / UWP;
- Open the Settings app with the Win + I keyboard shortcut.
- Go to Applications.
- Select Apps & Features.
- Select Minecraft from the list and click Uninstall.
Download and install Minecraft again.
The market is not essential for playing Minecraft, but it does host some great resources. Always make sure your game is up to date and try to stay connected to the game. It is best to avoid using VPN when gaming, however if you must use a VPN, disconnect it when you need to access the market and reconnect it after you are done.