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Buy Minecraft PC Bundle, Get Both Games!

What’s happening?  Coming Summer 2022 (Northern Hemisphere's summer), new purchases of Minecraft: Java Edition and Minecraft for Windows (the PC version of “Bedrock Edition”) will be offered as a bundle for ...

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Minecraft no longer available for non-Amazon devices in the Amazon store

Effective immediately, the Minecraft app in the Amazon store will no longer be available for non-Amazon devices.   If you own an Amazon device such as a phone or tablet, you can still download the Minecraft ...

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Migration Eligibility Email

As the migration from Mojang accounts to Microsoft accounts grows nearer, it is important to know when you are eligible to migrate your account. We have said previously that we will send you an email when it...

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Minecraft Player Safety Features

We want Minecraft to be a safe place for everyone, that’s why we’ve added several player safety features to the game and will continue to add more in the future. This article applies to both Java and Bedrock...

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Lacoste Build Challenge

Have you ever wanted to see your Minecraft builds in the real world? Now is your chance – Minecraft is teaming up with the Lacoste Foundation, Sport Dans la Ville, and our awesome community of players to bri...

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Minecraft Preview FAQ

What is Minecraft Preview? Minecraft Preview is an evolution of the Bedrock Beta program. While our Betas are currently limited to Xbox, Windows, and Android, Minecraft Preview will let us expand to additio...

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Minecraft: Java Edition Versions and MacOS  

Minecraft: Java Edition versions later than 1.18 are no longer supported on Mac OS below version 10.14.5.   We updated our codebase for Caves & Cliffs Part II to Java 17, which had an inadvertent effect on u...

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Security Vulnerability in Minecraft: Java Edition

This article only applies to Minecraft: Java Edition.  We have identified a vulnerability in the form of an exploit within Log4j – a common Java logging library. This exploit affects many services – includin...

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Uninstalling the Old Minecraft Unified Launcher

This only applies to players using Windows 10 or newer. Older versions of Windows are not able to use the new Minecraft Launcher for Windows.    With the addition of a new launcher, you can uninstall the old...

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Minecraft Launcher for Windows

A new launcher has arrived! We’ve taken all your favorite Minecraft games and made them easy to access from a single location.    We know you may have questions about this new launcher, and we have prepared ...

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Minecraft Earth has Shut Down

Hello dear friends, the sun has set for the last time on Minecraft Earth. Minecraft Earth has shut down as of June 30, 2021.   Due to the current global situation, we have made the difficult decision to suns...

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Minecraft Dungeons Ultimate Edition FAQ

Minecraft Dungeons Ultimate Edition is here and contains all the previously released DLC content in one package! This means you will receive all six previously released DLC packs, plus the Hero Pass Cosmetic...

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I'm Getting an Error When Trying to Play Multiplayer with a Child Account

For Bedrock and Dungeons  Your friends at Minecraft Support have been seeing questions from players who are receiving COPPA or GDPR messaging when trying to access Realms. You might also see a vague message ...

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How Do I Join (and Leave) the Minecraft Beta?

Essential Information Before Participating in a Minecraft Beta  You will not have access to Realms and will not be able to join non-beta players while you're previewing the beta.  Beta builds will likely be...

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Minecraft for PlayStation® FAQ

In this article       Accounts and Connecting       Minecraft and PlayStation™ Versions       Gameplay       Downloadable Content (DLC), Minecraft Store, & More    Accounts and Connecting  What’s a Microsoft...

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Different Minecraft Editions

Most articles and support on this website cover Minecraft: Java Edition, or Minecraft for mobile devices, Windows, and Xbox. However, different versions of the game are available on many platforms.    Na...

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When is the Next Game Update?

Game updates usually happen when the developers feel that they're playable, fun, and ready for release.  For Minecraft: Java Edition there are snapshots listed on our home page showcasing upcoming features b...

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Having Trouble Accessing Your Minecraft Account?

This article covers the most common reasons for not being able to access your account, regardless of account type.    I’m getting an error that says "Login failed: Invalid username or password"  Visit our Un...

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GDPR and Minecraft: Java Edition

For information about Minecraft: Java Edition and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), visit our FAQ.  You can also learn more at microsoft.com/privacy 

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