Microsoft has debuted Minecraft Dungeons, its latest expansion of the hit block-building franchise, now exploring a dungeon-crawling experience. The action role-playing foundations follow a similar template to titles like Diablo, with a push into exploration, and ongoing grind for loot. Dungeons is already proving both accessible and challenging across launch offerings, available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
While Minecraft Dungeons launches in a relatively polished state — aided by a small delay earlier this year — the game isn't without its problems. Like any new release, players may encounter a handful of known (and unknown) bugs and issues across all four platforms at launch. Below follows every known Minecraft Dungeons bug, error, and current launch issue.
Minecraft Dungeons bugs, issues, and glitches
With Minecraft Dungeons now available, some players may experience unexpected hiccups while trying to play. We've wrapped up the most common bugs and issues affecting Dungeons today.
'Game Ownership Not Established' error on PC
Minecraft Dungeons has now launched but some players remain unable to access the game, primarily on PC. The rampant "Game Ownership Not Established" error has sprouted for many, seemingly caused by a licensing snafu related to Xbox Live. "Sorry, you don't appear to own Minecraft Dungeons on this account," the in-game notice reads. "Make sure you are signed into the correct Xbox Live account and restart the game."
The error message has sparked warranted frustration for some players, blocking access to the game during the early hours of launch. Minecraft Dungeons developer, Mojang Studios, has acknowledged the issue with work on a fix underway.
Minecraft Dungeons cross-play not working
It's not just you — Minecraft Dungeons cross-play doesn't work at launch. While Mojang has committed to cross-play support for Dungeons, it plans to deliver the feature "in the near future," via a free update for all platforms. Just like vanilla Minecraft, all platforms will play together at a later date.
Other Minecraft Dungeons bugs and issues
Developer, Mojang, has also provided an overview of currently known bugs throughout Minecraft Dungeons at launch. These issues come present with version 188.8.131.52, available as of release day.
- Cloning and then deleting characters can impact the inventory of other characters, wiping them clean. Avoid cloning characters for now.
- A crash can occur in local co-op when P2 tries to join the game using a guest account
- Players can encounter an infinite loading screen after joining another player's multiplayer session following reconnection to Xbox Live services whilst in a suspended state during singleplayer gameplay
- Players in an online session are sometimes not shown the reward screen after completing a mission and are not given a reward
- Players who are not friends do not appear as clients in an online multiplayer session hosted by a mutual friend
- Thundering and Electrified sound effects are not affected by SFX volume settings
- The number of players shown in an online session on the Friends screen may not show the correct number of players
We also see a small list of platform-specific bugs and issues, which may impact players on select game consoles or systems.
- Windows players are unable to join multiplayer sessions via Game Bar
- A crash can occur on Xbox One shortly after resuming the game from standby mode during a loading screen
- Incorrect button prompts are displayed on the user interface when using a single Joy-Con in local co-op on Nintendo Switch
- Button prompts sometimes switch between keyboard and gamepad when playing on PC with both inputs attached
We'll keep updating this list over the following days, as new bugs surface, and fixes arrive. Experiencing an issue not included on this list? Let us know in the comments section below.
Minecraft goes full RPG
Minecraft grows up and reaches out.
Minecraft Dungeons is the next saga in Minecraft's story, and it looks like Mojang and Microsoft are hitting another one out of the park. Minecraft Dungeons combines the familiar world we all grew up on with an injection of Diablo, a whole lot of fun. Available on every platform you're on, for a ridiculously attractive price, what's not to love?
Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Games Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.
It crashes when I try to start local coop
this is a very specific bug but I think other persons have the same problem and until now there is no solution to it ;(
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