How to fix the Minecraft Authentication Servers are Down error

How to fix the Minecraft Authentication Servers are Down error

One of the more frustrating things in Minecraft is when you load up the game only to be met by an error message, and perhaps the most annoying is the “Minecraft Authentication Servers are Down” Error. This error happens, unsurprisingly, when your client can’t make a connection with the Minecraft Authentication servers. You can have this error for a variety of reasons, including connection issues, ongoing maintenance, updates pending and other issues. Below, we’ve outlined the ways to troubleshoot and fix this error and get back to playing Minecraft ASAP.

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Minecraft Authentication servers are down

The first thing you should do is check the official Minecraft Twitter to see if there is any ongoing maintenance, errors, or updates that have been publicly announced. A Minecraft update can cause an error. You can check to see if any snapshots or patches have been released.

Verify that your internet connection is functioning

The next step is to make sure your own internet connection isn’t the issue. If necessary, double-check the router and reboot it. Also, check that there are no known issues with your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

On a Windows PC, you can also use the Troubleshoot Problems option by right-clicking the Network symbol in the Hidden Icons section of your Taskbar. This will detect and resolve any connections issues that you may have.

Make sure your profile is up-to-date

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If you’re still having issues, you need to make sure your version of Minecraft is updated. You can update your Minecraft Launcher by simply reloading it. It updates automatically. But to double-check, click the Installations button at the top of the launcher and check your version is up to date.

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Start everything again!

Finally, if things still aren’t working, restart your client again, and restart your computer. Sometimes, this is all you need to fix the issue, and it’s so simple that it’s worth doing. If the problem still persists, there’s likely a more significant issue with Minecraft that Mojang is working to fix.

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