Minecraft Java players will need a Microsoft account soon

Mojang has announced that Minecraft users playing the Java version of the game will require a Microsoft account soon.

The Swedish studio is telling users to switch from Mojang accounts to Microsoft accounts for the following reasons:

  • Increased security for your account with two-factor authentication. In other words, it’s harder for someone to access your account without your permission.   
  • All your PC Minecraft games will be connected to the same account. Currently, that’s Minecraft and Minecraft Dungeons, but who knows what we’ll do next?   
  • Improved parental controls to help keep kids safe when playing online.   
  • Chat and invitation blocking.

New Minecraft Java players will have to sign up with a Microsoft account this fall. Existing users will have time to move their accounts untill early 2021.

Pieter "SuikerBrood" Jasper

29 year old gamer who grew up with Commander Keen and Jazz Jackrabbit. A PC Gamer. (Sorry, not sorry). Dutch, but actually Frisian. Loves Age of Empires, Sea of Thieves and wishes for a new Viva Piñata.

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