Minecraft Dungeons ‘service is not currently available’ after update

Minecraft Dungeons is a popular spin-off game from the successful Minecraft franchise. Instead of being a game based on world building, it is a dungeon crawler, but set in the same universe.

The game shares the same graphic style of the main saga. However, the camera now switches to a top-down view instead of a first-person view.

Throughout the world of Dungeons you will find multiple levels full of treasures to find and enemies to defeat. You can play both solo and multiplayer with up to 4 people.


That said, Minecraft Dungeons players are currently facing a connection issue where they get a ‘service is not currently available’ error message when trying to start a multiplayer match.

Minecraft Dungeons ‘service is not currently available’ in multiplayer

According to multiple reports, Minecraft Dungeons players have been unable to enjoy the online mode due to the issue for a few days now.


Join Session Failure: Minecraft Dungeons service is not available, please try again

Hi there! Me and my girlfriend are trying to play together ( Windows Pc and Xbox series s ) and keep getting the above error every time we try join or a timer out connection error

“Join Session Failure: Minecraft Dungeons service is not available, please try again later”

I’ve been having this issue on the Nintendo Switch for a few days now. I’ve tried everything.

-Sychronize date and time to Internet. -Restarting the game and signing in and out. -Deleting the game and redownloading.

Apparently the problems started from a particular update. On PC the update is v1.16.2.0_12028282, while on Nintendo Switch the update is v1.16.2.0_1436. However, there are also reports of affected players on PlayStation and Xbox.

Official acknowledgment

Fortunately, the Mojang Support team is already aware of the issue and working on a fix.

Sorry to hear about you’ve run into this issue! This is currently a known issue and the team is working on a fix. We have no ETA at this time and appreciate the patience. ^BT

We will update this story as events unfold in the future.

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