Post has been reported succesfully.

Minecraft: Java Edition Account Types

There are two different account types associated with Minecraft: Java Edition; Minecraft accounts and Mojang accounts. Minecraft accounts were the first way to log into Minecraft on a computer, and Mojang accounts were later introduced as a single account to use across all Mojang games. The following describes the differences between the account types.

Mojang Account

If you created a Minecraft account prior to November 2012, the following may apply to you:

Mojang Account (migrated from Minecraft account) 

  • You have migrated your paid Minecraft account to a Mojang account.
  • You use your email address to log into Minecraft and Mojang services.
  • You no longer log into Minecraft and minecraft.net with a username.

Minecraft account - paid (formerly known as premium) 

  • You have purchased a copy of Minecraft from Minecraft.net.
  • You use your Minecraft username to log into Minecraft services, and can access the full game.
  • You can reset the password and migrate the account to a Mojang account by visiting account.mojang.com/migrate.

Minecraft account - unpaid 

  • You have previously registered a Minecraft username but did not purchase the game.
  • You use your Minecraft username to log into Minecraft services, but are unable to use services other than demo mode.
  • These accounts were deleted in February 2015, and the usernames were made available to all, except those accounts that had purchased a gift code.

Last Updated - 2020-11-29 17:31:08 UTC

Was this article helpful?