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I Want to Buy Minecraft on a Windows 10/11 Device

We’ve been working on some big changes, and we’re excited to announce that Minecraft: Java Edition and Minecraft for Windows (aka “Bedrock Edition”) are now being sold as a single product! What does this mean for you? A streamlined buying (or refund) experience where you can now get both Java and Bedrock for one low price.

If you're on a Windows device and want to buy Minecraft for the first time, this article is here to help.

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Note: If you purchased Minecraft: Java & Bedrock Edition for PC on or after July 25th, 2022, and are looking for a refund, please contact Microsoft for refund support here: Request a refund for digital games | Xbox Support

How to get Minecraft through the Microsoft Store 

  1. Start by opening the Microsoft Store and searching for Minecraft. ‘Minecraft: Java & Bedrock Edition’ will appear in the search results.
  2. Click the button reading ‘Buy’ with the price amount and one of two things will happen. 
  3. If you’re not signed in, you will be prompted to sign into the MS Store using your MSA.   
  4. If you are signed in, you must either enter a payment method or select an existing one for purchasing the game. 
  5. Both the Minecraft Launcher and Minecraft for Windows will install. 
  6. After installation, you can open Minecraft Launcher, and log-in with the MSA you used for buying Minecraft. 
  7. The Launcher will show both Minecraft: Java Edition as well as Bedrock. If a game is yet to be installed, you must click ‘Install.’ If it is installed, you can click ‘Play’ to get started. 

How to get Minecraft through Minecraft.net 

  1. Start by navigating to Minecraft.net and click ‘Get Minecraft’ on the front page.
  2. Before you can select “buy Minecraft” you need to select a version, either Java Edition or Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition.
  3. You can then select ‘Buy Minecraft’ and receive a prompt to log into your MSA.
  4. From here, select or enter a payment method to buy the game and select ‘Purchase.’ 
  5. If the purchase was completed successfully, you will then receive the Download for Windows 10/11 prompt, which you must click to begin the download.
  6. After the download, you can open the Minecraft Launcher and log-in with the MSA you used to buy Minecraft. 
  7. The Launcher will show both Minecraft: Java Edition as well as Bedrock. If a game is yet to be installed, you must click ‘Install.’ If it is installed, you can click ‘Play’ to get started. 

How to get Minecraft through the Minecraft Launcher

  1. Start by navigating to the Microsoft Store and log in if you are not already logged in.
  2. Search for ‘Minecraft Launcher’ in the Microsoft Store search bar and select ‘Get.’
  3. After the download, you can open Minecraft Launcher and log-in with the MSA used for downloading the Launcher.
  4. The Launcher will show both Minecraft: Java Edition as well as Bedrock on the lefthand sidebar. Clicking either will show the Minecraft: Java and Bedrock Edition image with an option to ‘Play Demo’ or ‘Buy Now!’ You should choose ‘Buy Now!’
  5. A pop-up will appear, prompting you to either enter a payment method or choose an existing one to buy Minecraft. 
  6. After selecting the payment method, click Buy.
  7. After clicking Buy, you will have both games and you can choose which to install and play. 

How to get Minecraft with a gift card

  1. Start by navigating to https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/redeem and clicking ‘Redeem Minecraft: Java & Bedrock Edition for PC. 
  2. You will be prompted to sign in with your MSA and sent to the Redeem your code or gift card page.
  3. You must enter their redemption code within the text box and click Next. 
  4. If the code is correct, the page will show Minecraft: Java & Bedrock Edition for PC. You should then click Confirm.
  5. After hitting Confirm you will have successfully redeemed your code for Minecraft: Java & Bedrock Edition for PC and will be sent a Microsoft Store link for downloading, which you must click. 
  6. The link will send you to the Minecraft: Java & Bedrock Edition for PC Store page, from which you can click Install to download Minecraft for Windows alongside the Minecraft Launcher.
  7. Both Minecraft for Windows and the Minecraft Launcher will install.
  8. You can open the Launcher after it downloads and will be asked to log in with the MSA in which you redeemed their code.
  9. Upon successfully logging in, both games will be available for you to play.

I bought Minecraft from the MS Store and want to return the product for a refund 

  1. Start by logging into the MS Store with your MSA. 
  2. Navigate to Order History on the top right of the page.
  3. You should find the Minecraft: Java and Bedrock Edition for PC option. If you’re still eligible for a return, you will see Request a Return on the right side. Click it. 
  4. You should see some refund options available to complete the refund process. 
  5. Alternatively, you can navigate to https://support.xbox.com/en-US/help/subscriptions-billing/buy-games-apps/refund-orders and log in there to request a refund for any eligible products. 
  6. Once your refund is processed, you will lose access to both your Java and Bedrock entitlements. 

I bought Minecraft from Minecraft.net and want to return the product for a refund 

  1. Navigate to https://aka.ms/Minecraft-Support 
  2. Fill out your product information to request a refund. 

Note: you will not be able to refund either version of the game if you are outside of the accepted return window.  

I want to see what games I own on Minecraft.net 

  1. Log into Minecraft.net with your MSA. 
  2. Navigate to your profile on Minecraft.net
  3. On your ‘Profile’ section you will see cards for the titles that you own.
  4. If you do not own a game, the option to Buy Now will appear under a game card. 

I want to see what games I own on the MS Store. 

  1. Sign into the Microsoft Store with your MSA. 
  2. Go to your Library in the Microsoft Store by clicking the icon on the bottom left that resembles a set of books. 

Last Updated - 2022-12-09 10:08:10 UTC

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