As a grownup, if you are purchasing a Minecraft: Java Edition account for your child there are a few things to consider. It is important to note that if you intend for your child to have their own Minecraft account you must purchase the game after signing into their Microsoft account and not your own. Games are not able to be transferred between accounts.
When purchasing Minecraft: Java Edition for a child you will have a slightly different account creation process:
- Go to https://www.minecraft.net/en-us and click BUY MINECRAFT
- Select “Computer”
- Select which Operating System (OS) you will be playing on
- Select Minecraft: Java Edition
- Here you will be able to sign into an existing Microsoft account if your child already has one. If not, you can create a new one here.
- If you are setting up a new MSA for your child, and their date of birth is under the age of consent for your region, you will have to enter your email and give consent for your child’s account to be set up.
- Next, you can finish your purchase and set up your Minecraft profile and username.
- You can then download the game, login and start playing!
If you are purchasing for your child’s Xbox account, there are a couple things to know:
- When purchasing your new Java Edition account, link your child’s Microsoft account or create one if they do not have one already. If you set up a new account, you can then add parental controls on the Xbox site by logging into your child’s account.
- Ensure you have parental consent for your child’s account set up if you wish for them to have access to multiplayer features. You can find out more information on how to set this up here.
- If you have an existing Microsoft account, you can add your child’s account as a family member to gain additional features. You can read more about this here.