Mojang Studios announced, today, Mojang accounts migration (Java Edition) to a Microsoft account. Because they have decided that in the future, all Minecraft games will require a Microsoft account to play - including Minecraft Java Edition. Why ? So that all Microsoft accounts benefit from these features :
Now, just to be clear, migration of Mojang accounts to Microsoft accounts is mandatory. If you don't, in some months, you will no longer be able to log in - which means you will not be able to play either. But do not worry, because clear and detailed instructions will be given on how to proceed. You will get the information you need on minecraft.net, an FAQ on the support page, videos on the YouTube channel and even emails straight to your inbox.
After the account move, everything you love about the Java Edition will always be there. You will still be able to create and use mods and skins (current skins are kept), as well as play with your friends on Java servers (no matter the version). You will also keep your Minecraft Java username, and new players will still have the option to choose their Minecraft username.
The only difference ? You will receive a nice reward once you sign in with your Microsoft account : a special cape ! In this way, everyone will know you were there for the big move and that you have an impeccable sense of fashion. And who knows ? You might even have more than one outfit to show off - but we'll tell you more about that later..
If you already have a Java or Mojang account, you will have to start changing accounts at the start of the year 2021. New players getting Java Edition for the first time will create Microsoft accounts instead of Mojang accounts this fall. How will it be ? Here is an overview of the process :
Good evening, and for the java version on mac, it will still be possible with a microsoft account?
it's going to be a big mess, I have a microsoft and mojang account using the same address, I wonder how they will do.
I'm not a big fan of the cape, it kills exactly what made her unique
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