How to Fix Minecraft Error Code Drowned

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Minecraft players regularly report seeing the error code “Drowned” when logging into the game. It appears with a dialog box stating, “We were unable to log you into your Microsoft account. Access to realms, profiles, and your market items will be limited. Please try again later. However, "try again later" rarely helps.

In this guide, we will explain how to fix error code drowned in Minecraft Bedrock on Xbox, Windows 10, iPad, mobile devices and Nintendo Switch. Keep reading to get back to your Minecraft world as soon as possible.



Minecraft error code drowned on an Xbox

The first and most obvious thing to do when you receive the Drown error code is to verify your account credentials. Considering the number of different passwords we use on a daily basis, the chances of entering the wrong one are not zero. Here's how to reset your Minecraft password:

  1. On the Minecraft password reset page, enter the email you use to log into the game.
  2. Choose whether you want to receive the security code by email or by phone.
  3. Copy the security code from your email or message and paste it in the dedicated field.
  4. Enter your new password.

If you are sure that the credentials are correct, try clearing unnecessary game data. Follow the instructions below:

  1. Quit the game and restart it.
  2. Head to the Settings menu, then to your profile.
  3. Click on “Clear account login data”, then on “Confirm”.
  4. Wait for the login data to clear and restart the game.
  5. Try logging back into the game.

If this method does not work for you, you will need to contact Mojang Support for assistance. This is the only method to fix the Drowned error currently known to the Minecraft community.



Minecraft error code drowned Windows 10

The most common reason for the Drowned error code in Minecraft is entering the incorrect account credentials. If you forgot your password, follow the steps below to reset it:

  1. Enter the email you use for Minecraft in the dedicated field on the password reset page.
  2. Choose to receive the security code by phone or email.
  3. Enter your security code on the Minecraft website when prompted.
  4. Enter your new password and validate.

However, if you are sure that the credentials are correct, you can try clearing your account login data. This would have helped many players in the past. Follow the steps below:

  1. Restart the game.
  2. Go to Settings, then to your Profile.
  3. Select "Clear account login data" and confirm.
  4. Wait about 20 seconds and quit the game, then relaunch it.
  5. Sign in with your Microsoft account.

If this method does not fix the error, contact Mojang Support.

Minecraft error code drowned on iPad

Sometimes the error code Drowned in Minecraft occurs when the username or password you entered is incorrect. If you forgot your Minecraft account password, follow the instructions below to reset it:

  1. Head to Minecraft password reset page.
  2. Enter the email associated with your Mojang account in the dedicated field.
  3. Select how you want to receive the security code: by phone or by email.
  4. Enter the security code when prompted.
  5. Enter and confirm your new password.

If you see the error code Drown in Minecraft but are sure your account credentials are correct, try the following method to fix the problem:



  1. Quit and restart the game.
  2. Click on "Settings", then select "Profile".
  3. Click on "Clear account login data".
  4. Click on “Confirm”.
  5. Wait until the account login data is cleared and restart the game.

If the problem persists, try restarting your iPad or contact Mojang Support for help.

Minecraft error code drowned PE

The Drown error code can appear in any version of Minecraft, including Pocket Edition. First, check your account credentials – the error may occur due to wrong password or username. Here's how to reset your password:

  1. Enter the email associated with your account in a dedicated field on the password reset page.
  2. Select to receive the security code by email or phone.
  3. Copy the security code from an email or message and enter it on the Minecraft website when prompted.
  4. Enter your new password.

If the credentials are correct, clear your account login data. Here's how:

  1. Restart the game.
  2. Go to Settings, then your Profile Settings.
  3. Select "Clear account login data".
  4. Click on “Confirm”.
  5. Wait for the data to clear, then restart the game and try logging in.

This method was mentioned by Minecraft developers and would have helped most players. If the issue persists, you may need to contact Mojang Support for assistance.



Minecraft Error Code Drowned Nintendo Switch

If you are seeing the error code Drown in Minecraft for Nintendo Switch, chances are the account login credentials are wrong. If you think you've forgotten your password, reset it by following the instructions below:

  1. Visit Minecraft password reset page and enter your email in the dedicated window.
  2. Select where you want to get the security number – email or phone.
  3. Copy the security code and paste it in a dedicated window.
  4. Enter your new password and validate.

If the account login information is correct and the game still fails to connect, you may need to clear the account login data. Many players are reporting that this fixes the issue. Follow the steps below:

  1. Restart Minecraft.
  2. Open Settings, then select “Profile”.
  3. Click on “Clear account login data” and confirm.
  4. Restart the game and try to log in.

If the problem persists, contact Mojang Support for assistance.

Minecraft error code drowned PlayStation 4

If you're getting the Drowned error in Minecraft on PlayStation 4 and you're sure your account credentials are correct, try clearing the account data. Here's how:

  1. Quit the game and open the PlayStation home screen.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Go to “Saved Data”, then “Minecraft”.
  4. Select "Saved data".
  5. Delete all files except those named "Minecraft".
  6. Starting the game.

This method works well for most players, but feel free to contact Mojang Support if you're still having connection issues.

Why am I drowning in Minecraft?

The Drowned error code appears when the Minecraft system is unable to connect to your Microsoft account. The most common reason for this error is incorrect login information or loss of access to the Microsoft account, for example, due to a ban. However, sometimes errors occur for no visible reason. Your login credentials and Microsoft account may work just fine, and you may still get the Drown error code.

Come back to the game

Hope our guide helped you regain access to your Minecraft account. To avoid Minecraft sign-in issues in the future, be sure to save your Microsoft account password in a secure location. And if you're still having trouble accessing your account, contact Mojang support directly – they can help you resolve the issue.

What are the worst Minecraft error codes you've had and how did you deal with them? Share your experiences in the comments section below.

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