Minecraft Dungeons ‘service is not currently available’ after update

Minecraft Dungeons is a popular spin-off game from the hit Minecraft franchise. Instead of being a world-building game, it’s 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 view instead of a first person view.

Throughout the world of Dungeons, you’ll find multiple levels filled with 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 experiencing a connection issue where they receive a “service is currently unavailable” error message when trying to start a multiplayer game.

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.


Session connection failed: Minecraft Dungeons service is not available, please try again

Hi there! My girlfriend and I are trying to play together (Windows Pc and Xbox series) and keep getting the above error every time we try to join or a timeout connection error

“Session failed: The Minecraft Dungeons service is unavailable, please try again later”

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

– Synchronize the date and time over the Internet. – Restart the game and login and logout. -Deleting the game and re-downloading.

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 from affected players on PlayStation and Xbox.

Official recognition

Luckily, the Mojang support team is already aware of the issue and working on a fix.

Sorry to hear you encountered this issue! This is currently a known issue and the team is working on a fix. We don’t have an ETA at this time and appreciate the patience. ^BT

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

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