2 Ways to Fix Discord Not Detecting Minecraft

discord not detecting minecraft
discord not detecting minecraft

Discord is a widely used application among gamers that allows them to voice chat with other players while playing online games. It can run with almost every other game, and only needs you to be in a Discord server.

What’s more, is that there are bots in Discord that have all kinds of features. Players can use Discord bots to play their favorite playlist while playing a game. They can also view memes, or moderate the server using Discord bots. An even better thing about using Discord is that it is mostly free, with only the premium features being paid.

How to Fix Discord Not Detecting Minecraft?

Before a player can properly run a game with Discord, it is important that Discord detects the application as a game first. Most of the time, Discord does this automatically. However, we have seen cases where Discord fails to detect Minecraft. This could be due to various reasons.

This is why today; we will be taking a look at some of the reasons why Discord is not detecting Minecraft. We will also be giving the solution to each reason. So, let’s get right into it!

  1. Turn on Discord Overlay

Although this option should be turned on by default, some users accidentally turn it off. A few players think that turning on Discord overlay may affect the performance of the game. The performance could be affected in the form of stutters.

However, it is important to note that the Discord overlay option is actually pretty important in a few games. If the option is turned off, some games might not get recognized by Discord as they should. This is why we suggest you turn on Discord overlay. Simply click on the user settings in Discord, select overlay, and tick enable in-game overlay.

  1. Try Adding/Re-adding Minecraft Manually from Discord

Quite a few users have stated that Discord does not recognize modded Minecraft. This may be because of a 3rd party app, like OptiFine disrupting the functionality of Discord. In either case, you will need to manually add the game from Discord settings.

Simply go to user settings and select game activity. From here, you will see an option labeled as “Not seeing your game? Add it!”. Click on Add it, and add Minecraft into Discord. Now, see if Discord is working properly with Minecraft.

Another thing you can try is to remove and re-add Minecraft in Discord. Unfortunately, you may have to do this step every time you try to run Minecraft if this fixes your issue.

The Bottom Line

These are the 2 steps on how you can fix Discord not detecting Minecraft. Make sure you follow every step mentioned above. Also, if you couldn’t understand anything in the article, please be sure to leave down a comment. We will reach out to you as soon as possible!

2 thoughts on “2 Ways to Fix Discord Not Detecting Minecraft”

  1. Hii, I use overlay which is why I need Minecraft to be displayed in my game activity menu, however, I use optifine for shaders and stuff so I can’t just remove that either, I’ve tried both ways but neither of them work, when I open the ‘Add it!’ menu, it doesn’t show the proper minecraft, it only shows one that is renamable and overlay doesn’t work for it.

    • hey, the reason why it doesn’t show the proper Minecraft w/ the logo and name is because of modded Minecraft such as optifine, fibre, etc, if you want your discord to show Minecraft you’ll have to play the non-modded versions like just 1.16.5 or 1.8, or simply use clients such as bandilion, lunar and more.
      Hope this helps you 🙂

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