Last call to voluntarily migrate Java accounts

Starting March 10, you'll need a Microsoft account to play Java

Over the course of 2021, millions of Java Edition players switched over to Microsoft accounts. We’re happy that so many of you are already enjoying benefits like a single account for all Minecraft games, two-factor authentication, improved player safety – and of course, capes!  

However, the voluntary migration period is closing soon. Starting March 10, 2022, you won't be able to play Minecraft: Java Edition unless you move to a Microsoft account. We’re doing this to ensure that everyone is playing using accounts with improved security and player safety.

If you’re reading this and still haven’t switched to a Microsoft account yet, make sure you do it before the deadline to claim your cape! You’ll still get it if you migrate after March 10, but the earlier you jump on trends, the better! At least we think that’s how fashion works.  

The migration process only takes a couple of minutes and all of your data, including your username, progress, creations, and skins will still be there. For more information, you can check out our Java migration FAQ as well as our original article announcing the migration.

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