Upgrading to a Current MC Version

Jun 13, 2021 at 1:15 AM
Upgrading to a Current MC Version
  • Empire Minecraft is currently on version 1.16.5, and the current version of Minecraft is 1.17.

    You were redirected to this page because you have tried to connect to an Empire Minecraft server using a Minecraft version update that is older than what EMC supports.




    How to start using Minecraft 1.16.5(top)



    You need to edit your profile in the Minecraft launcher and change the currently selected version if your game is outdated. It is advised that you change this setting so that it uses the latest stable release that is also currently compatible with EMC (which is currently Minecraft version 1.16.5).

    If pictures don't work for you, here is a video on how to change your version of Minecraft using the new Minecraft launcher. The video says to use 1.15.2, but EMC now works with 1.16.5, so that must be used instead when selecting your version in the launcher.

    EMC uses a server-side plugin called ViaVersion that allows newer clients to connect to an older server. This means that a 1.17 client will be able to connect EMC, which is on 1.16.5. However, it is still preferable to use 1.16.5, as you may encounter some unexpected bugs or glitches.

    Additionally, players may also connect with client version 1.16.4, as 1.16.4 and 1.16.5 use the same protocol version, meaning a 1.16.4 client can communicate with a 1.16.5 server with no issues.

    New Launcher(top)

    1) Open the Minecraft launcher. Yours will probably look like this.


    2) Click the Installations button near the top of the launcher.



    3) Click the "+ New" button, or click the profile you use from the list. You will then see the settings for that profile.



    4) Regardless of which you did in the previous step, where it says "version" in the launcher, bring down the drop-down box. Click where it says release 1.16.5 so that the launcher uses the version Empire Minecraft is currently using.



    5) Press the green save button at the bottom. Go back to the Play tab (to the left of the Installations button).



    6) You may select your profile from the drop-down menu next to the Play button. You'll notice that "Example Profile" uses 1.16.5 which is most compatible with EMC. Hit Play and then you'll be able to connect to EMC.



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