How to Report a Player in Minecraft

Abhimannu Das
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How to Report a Player in Minecraft


The Minecraft community should actively report players who ruin their experience.
The process for reporting players in Minecraft is different on Bedrock and Java Editions.
Players can report others for cheating, offensive behavior, hate speech, self harm, and more.

Minecraft is a game for all ages and it is actively used to educate children. With the game having a large demographic of younger gamers, it is important to create safe spaces for players who simply want to have fun in the game. There should be no toxicity, unsporting behavior, or any form of exploitation allowed on the platform and the community should actively report players who ruin their experience. Here is how you can report a player in Minecraft.

How to report players in Minecraft: Bedrock Edition

  1. Pause the game 

  2. Navigate to the player list and select the player you want to report 

  3. Click on the report button at the bottom 

  4. Add all of the details needed to report the player under the right categories

How to report players in Minecraft

How to report players in Minecraft: Java Edition 

  1. Press P to open the player interaction menu or pause the game and choose ‘Player Reporting’

  2. Find the player you want to report and select “Report Player”

  3. You can also choose messages you want to flag and report 

  4. Choose the category under which you want to file the report and submit it 

How to report players in Minecraft

When to report a player in Minecraft?

There are situations where you should report players in Minecraft: 

  1. Cheating

  2. Player Name or Gamertag

  3. Unsporting behavior

  4. Child sexual exploitation or abuse

    • Someone is talking about or otherwise promoting indecent behavior involving children.

  5. Terrorism or violent extremism

    • Someone is talking about, promoting, or threatening acts of terrorism or violent extremism for political, religious, ideological, or other reasons.

  6. Hate speech

    • Someone is attacking you or another player based on characteristics of their identity, like religion, race, or sexuality.

  7. Imminent harm

    • Someone is threatening to harm themselves in real life or talking about harming themselves in real life.

  8. Non-Consensual intimate imagery

    • Someone is talking about, sharing, or otherwise promoting private and intimate images.

  9. Harassment or bullying

    • Someone is shaming, attacking, or bullying you or someone else. This includes when someone is repeatedly trying to contact you or someone else without consent or posting private personal information about you or someone else without consent (“doxing”).

  10. Defamation, impersonation, or false information

    • Someone is damaging someone else's reputation, pretending to be someone they're not, or sharing false information with the aim to exploit or mislead others.

  11. Drugs or alcohol

    • Someone is encouraging others to partake in illegal drug related activities or encouraging underage drinking.

You should always add context and additional information to help the support staff at Minecraft understand your concerns.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.