Frequently asked questions about Minecraft Earth.
What is Minecraft Earth?
Minecraft Earth is an all-new augmented reality game you can play on your mobile devices that brings the Minecraft world into our universe! Through the lens of the game, you’ll be able to build creations with friends and place them in the real world at life-size. You’ll discover exciting new mobs to use in your builds. And you may need to put your survival skills to the test as you explore a new side to your neighborhood and battle Minecraft mobs in real life!
How much will Minecraft Earth cost?
Minecraft Earth will be free to play.
Which platforms will Minecraft Earth be on?
Minecraft Earth is coming to iOS and Android this summer on AR-capable devices. We’ll have more to share soon.
What kind of device do I need to play Minecraft Earth?
You will need a mobile device running iOS 10 and Android 7 or newer.
What’s the gameplay like in Minecraft Earth?
There’s lots to do in Minecraft Earth whilst exploring your world or relaxing at home:
- Collect blocks and rare items from Tappables.
- Experience the world of Minecraft in the real world with augmented reality at Adventures.
- Use Build Plates to create your latest masterpiece on a tabletop.
- Experience your builds in life-size AR.
What are the iOS-only features of Minecraft Earth?
Minecraft Earth will use Apple ARKit’s People Occlusion to show people directly inside their life-size builds, and Motion Capture to trigger pre-set character animations in the game.
What regions will Minecraft Earth be supported in?
We’re committed to bringing Minecraft Earth to the entire Earth but will roll the game out gradually to ensure everyone gets the best play experience. Minecraft Earth will support all the same languages as regular vanilla Minecraft.
When will Minecraft Earth be released?
Minecraft Earth will be available in closed beta this summer.
What about player safety?
We take safety seriously and are taking measures to make Minecraft Earth an enjoyable and reliable experience for all our players. Players and parents will be able to use Account Management to adjust safety and privacy settings. A reporting system will allow players to report any concerns in-game and on our website. In addition, we will also have a moderation team working 24/7 to manage and respond to reports.
Does Minecraft Earth require a Microsoft or Xbox Live account?
Yes. A free Microsoft or Xbox Live account allows you to track your progress and save both builds and inventory to your profile. This means that every time you play, you can pick up right where you left off! The paid Xbox Live Gold service is not required to play Minecraft Earth.
How do I get into the Minecraft Earth beta?
The closed betas for Minecraft Earth will be launching this summer on iOS and Android. As with all betas, the number of participants will be limited but we anticipate it rolling out to hundreds of thousands of players. Players must be 18 or older to participate. You can sign up for the opportunity to join here.
When will I get the Minecraft Earth skin for signing up for the beta?
You will receive an email with instructions on how to claim your free skin within 24 hours of registration.
The sign up form is asking for a lot of data. What will you do with it?
We'll use your email address to send you your free skin and communicate updates about the game, including any beta programs. We'll use the other data to help us determine candidates for any beta programs we might launch.
What if I don't want to participate in a beta?
Simply return to the Minecraft Earth sign up page, click the "Sign Up Now" button and login with the same Microsoft/XBL account you used to sign up. We'll show you all the data you entered and there will be a button to delete your data. Clicking that button removes you from the beta and deletes all your data from our servers. It does not opt you out of any promotional email communications. If you would like to opt out of email communications then visit the Promotional Communications Manager. You can find our Privacy Statement here.
Will Minecraft Earth have loot boxes?