UniversalCraft: ALWAYS the very latest version of Minecraft,
FULL access to the latest blocks, recipes, mobs, structures and biomes,
running the BEST and most up-to-date server plugins,
and ALWAYS free-to-play.

Our worlds:

Welcome to UniversalCraft – the universally acclaimed, friendly, multi-player Minecraft server experience suitable for all types of gamer, from the complete beginner to the experienced and seasoned professional. Like to game using the free-to-play model? Well, rest assured that we do NOT charge for “creative mode” here! Nor will it cost you anything to play plots, towny, skyblock, prison, PVP or factions either. Quite simply, every single UniversalCraft server is completely FREE to play on.

UniversalCraft is an online free-to-play Minecraft Java Edition™ game-playing environment which is made up of a fantastic and varied collection of Paper servers (version 1.18.1) each running a carefully selected collection of popular and reliable plugins, all controlled and accessed using your regular Minecraft game client through a single coordinated Waterfall interface. Check out the fantastic list of plugins that we make available for all of our players to use here!

We pride ourselves on proactively and aggressively keeping the UniversalCraft servers and their associated plugins as up to date as possible so everyone can benefit from the latest Minecraft enhancements and new features. When new biomes are released we expand the size of the UniversalCraft worlds so that those biomes are available for players to explore. We NEVER delete worlds either so your hard work is preserved for as long as you want to play.

Our “always the latest and greatest” policy also applies to all of our back-end infrastructure too – all of our servers use the CentOS Stream distro of Linux, the OpenJDK version of Java 17 and MariaDB 10.6 in a Galera Cluster configuration for maximum up-time.

We have community forums where you can discuss UniversalCraft, provide us with your valuable and useful feedback, and interact with other players even when you are not playing the game. Consult our Announcement Forum for all the latest news about UniversalCraft. For voice chat and quick messaging, we have a UniversalCraft Discord server available for use by players.

This website also includes complete and comprehensive documentation for the various in-game commands as well as detailing how we have chosen to configure each of the servers and their collection of plugins. By meticulously publishing and sharing everything that we have learned and discovered while creating UniversalCraft we hope that this reference information will be of some value to other server owners as well. As a way of giving back to the Minecraft community, we are happy to answer any technical questions in our forums as well.

Connection Details

As demand grows, we regularly upgrade and relocate the various servers that power the UniversalCraft experience so be sure to always connect using ONLY the following official host names listed below. IP addresses WILL change without notice after server reconfiguration or maintenance. UniversalCraft always uses the default Minecraft port of 25565.

Server Address: universalcraft.net

To force a connection over IPv4, use: ipv4.universalcraft.net

To force IPv6 connectivity, use: ipv6.universalcraft.net

For the benefit of players who are new to Minecraft Java Edition™, simply launch the game, click the “Multiplayer” button followed by the “Add Server” button. Fill in the following details and click the “Done” button:

UniversalCraft Server Information

You should then see UniversalCraft listed which you can double-click on to join the game. Great, you are now up and running! See our exclusive Getting Started guide for information and tips on what to do next!