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Redeeming a Prepaid Card for Minecraft: Java & Bedrock Edition for PC

This article applies only to Minecraft: Java and Bedrock Edition for PC pre-paid cards and gift codes. For information about redeeming other Minecraft gift codes, see Minecraft Pre-Paid Codes.

There are many ways of getting Minecraft: Java or Bedrock Edition for PC, and if you receive it in the form of a pre-paid card or a gift code, you must redeem them through one of several websites.

Minecraft: Java and Bedrock Edition for PC pre-paid cards can be used on a new or existing Microsoft account and will entitle the cardholder to one Minecraft: Java or Bedrock Edition for PC license (a.k.a. one copy of both versions of Minecraft).

The steps in this article cover redeeming a Minecraft: Java or Bedrock Edition for PC pre-paid card purchased in a store for the Windows version of the game.

Redeeming on the Windows Store

For redeeming a pre-paid card or gift code on the Windows Store, follow this link.

Redeeming Minecraft: Java & Bedrock Edition on PC (Launcher Version)

  1. Navigate to Minecraft Redeem Pre-Paid Tokens | Minecraft.
  2. Log in to an existing Microsoft account or create a new one.
  3. After you have logged in to your Microsoft account, you can redeem your pre-paid card or gift code.
  4. Scratch off the silver area and enter the code found on the back of your pre-paid card into the Code field.
  5. If you run into any problems, see our support article on pre-paid card errors.
  6. To download the game, navigate to the Minecraft Launcher download page and click Download Launcher. Place the file anywhere you'd like, then run the program to install.
  7. Run the Minecraft Launcher, then log in to the game with your Microsoft account. You’re all set! 

Last Updated - 2022-10-05 13:56:13 UTC

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