If you tried launching Twitch with Minecraft this past month, you might have encountered this error Twitch could not verify Minecraft version. Even though the Minecraft or Twitch developers haven’t released any fixes for this specific error, users across the web have worked together to fix the issue.
How can I fix Twitch could not verify Minecraft version error? To fix this issue, you need to start both Twitch and Minecraft with administrative privileges. If that doesn’t help, be sure to temporarily disable your antivirus in order to stop it from interfering with Twitch or Minecraft.
How to fix Twitch can not verify Minecraft version error?
1. Run software with admin privileges
- Navigate to the installation folder of Minecraft on your PC.
- Find the Minecraft.exe (or any other variations of this name), right click on it, and select Run as administrator.Note: If you want to avoid doing this every time you want to run Minecraft as an administrator, you can simply right-click on the executable > choose Properties > click on the Compatibility tab > tick the box next to Run this program as an administrator> click OK.
- Open Twitch.
- Click on File > Settings.
- In the General tab, scroll down to almost to the bottom, and toggle on the option Run Twitch as Administrator (It should be purple if toggled on).
2. Disable antivirus software
Some issues with Twitch have been reportedly caused by a conflict between different antivirus software and firewalls with the software.
If the first method didn’t solve the Twitch could not verify Minecraft version error, then try disabling both firewall and antivirus services for a limited amount of time, and then, try opening up Twitch with Minecraft again.
In the worst case scenario, you might have to remove your antivirus. If removing the antivirus solves the problem, consider switching to a new antivirus such as Bitdefender. This antivirus software offers great protection and it also has a Gaming Mode feature, so it won’t interfere with your gaming sessions.
3. Use Jar Launcher instead
- Open the Twitch app > click on File > Settings
- In the Minecraft tab, scroll down to the option Launch Method.
- Change the launcher from Native Launcher to Jar Launcher and try out whichever Java version you are using
Note: In case this doesn’t work, try updating your Java app, and also try with a 64-bit version.
In this article, we explored some of the best methods to fix the error Twitch could not verify Minecraft version. Please make sure to follow the steps carefully.
We hope this guide helped you fix your issue, and that you started live-streaming Minecraft gameplay again without any issues. If you found this guide helpful, please feel free to let us know in the comment section below.
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