Starting March 10th, only players with a Microsoft account will be able to play Minecraft: Java Edition. The announcement was shared by the developers on the official blog of the game. The decision was justified, among other things, with the (compared to Mojang accounts) increased security of the users.
Transferring your account is a technical matter only
The entry published yesterday can be seen as a form of reminder to players who have delayed their account transfer decision. Why is Microsoft now encouraging and even enforcing such an action? Here are the reasons:
- Improved account security with two-factor authentication.
- Players have access to Minecraft: Java EditionMinecraft: Dungeons and other titles in one place.
- Enhanced parental control that has a positive impact on child safety.
- Ability to block chat rooms and invites.
If players don’t migrate from their Mojang account to Microsoft by March 10th, nothing will be lost. Of course, they cannot access the game, but the account transfer option itself remains, waiting to be used.
Microsoft has previously insisted that players migrate
The switch from Mojang accounts to Microsoft’s is not a sudden invention. The first news of mandatory migration, albeit without blocking a shadow of the ability to play, released in 2020.
- All profile data, saved worlds and even changes were preserved when transferred to a Microsoft account.
- Microsoft provides a cape reward for account transfer.
- The transfer of accounts was gradual due to the large number of players.
- After successful “migration” the Mojang account was no longer needed.
- Also players who own Minecraft Legacy was able to transfer their accounts seamlessly.
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If you still have a question, then Minecraft blog features an extensive FAQ entirely dedicated to “account migration”.. The company also created a short material to explain what changes when migrating accounts. You can find it below.