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Glioma is the most common primary intracranial malignant tumor in adults. Although there have been many efforts on potential targeted therapy of glioma, the patient’s prognosis remains dismal. Methyltransferase Like 7B (METTL7B) has been found to affect the development of a variety of tumors. In this study, we collected RNA-seq data of glioma in CGGA and TCGA, analyzed them separately. Then, Kaplan-Meier survival analysis, univariate and multivariate Cox analysis, and receiver operating characteristic curve (ROC curve) analysis were used to evaluate the effect of METTL7B on prognosis. Gene Ontology (GO), Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG), Gene Set Enrichment Analysis (GSEA) enrichment analyses were used to identify the function or pathway associated with METTL7B. Moreover, the ESTIMATE algorithm, Cibersort algorithm, Spearman correlation analysis, and TIMER database were used to explore the relationship between METTL7B and immunity. Finally, the role of METTL7B was explored in glioma cells. We found that METTL7B is highly expressed in glioma, and high expression of METTL7B in glioma is associated with poor prognosis. In addition, there were significant differences in immune scores and immune cell infiltration between the two groups with different expression levels of METTL7B. Moreover, METTL7B was also correlated with immune checkpoints. Knockdown of METTL7B revealed that METTL7B promoted the progression of glioma cells. The above results indicate that METTL7B affects the prognosis of patients and is related to tumor immunity, speculating that METTL7B may be a new immune-related target for the treatment of glioma.