Minecraft is one of the most successful video games of recent years, managing to become an icon of the industry. In fact, it has been receiving content for a long time.

However, in recent days, many players are experiencing problems related to an ‘Internal Exception’ error code that does not let them enjoy the game (1, 2, 3).

Minecraft ‘Internal Exception: java.io.ioexception’ error code

According to Minecraft player reports, while trying to join a realm, all they get is a ‘Internal Exception: java.io.ioexception’ or ‘Internal Exception: java.net.SocketException: Connection reset’ error message. When the error appears, it is not possible to continue playing.


For the past few days, I have been trying to join a minecraft realm. But I always get the error message “Internal Exception: java.net.SocketException: Connection reset” after being actually able to play for like 5 – 10 seconds. No solution I found on the internet has worked for me. I have tried reinstalling java and minecraft, a full network reset and everything in this post on r/realms from 2 months ago: https://www.reddit.com/r/realms/comments/pzmpgw/internal_exception_javanetsocketexception/


This bug is not entirely new. Some reports indicate having suffered it in the past in the same way.

“internal exception” error still happening to this day

My friend started a realm for us to play on around the release of 1.17 and to this day he has had no luck being able to get on. He gets disconnected and gets “internal exception java.net.socketexception connection reset”

No matter what he does it seems to continue.

I myself have run into this issue in the past and there seems to be no predetermined fix for this, how has this still been issue for so long?

There is a workaround

There is a workaround that reportedly helps solve the problem. Basically, it is recommended to use a VPN while playing Minecraft.


Mojang team is already aware

Mojang’s support team confirmed that the company is aware of the bug. But, there is no specific information about the arrival of a fix in the future.

That’s definitely a frustrating experience! It looks like this is a known issue that our Support may be able to assist you with: https://msft.it/6011kFPAJ. Please fill out this form, and one of our agents will get back to you as soon as they can. ^FF

At the moment, it only remains to wait for the company to shed more light on this matter. When any new related development comes out, we will update this article to keep you informed.

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