Microsoft Give Minecraft: Java Edition Player a Deadline to Migrate Accounts. “Minecraft” developer Mojang has finally announced through a recent email that the Java Edition players would not be able to put off migrating from their old accounts to a Microsoft account anymore.
While the company previously dropped a video that explained that everyone would be required to make the switch back in October 2020, it also was planning a cut of date for some time in 2021.
Microsoft Give Minecraft: Java Edition Player a Deadline to Migrate Accounts
Well, according to Slashgear, things did not go as planned with the timeline, but now it’s official: all player has until the 10 of March 2022, to migrate their Java Edition account over to a Microsoft account, otherwise you would not be able to play. And you would get a free cape.
Mojang has finally made it clear that the account change would not actually affect the Java Edition of the game in any way tangible, so modders do not have to worry about losing any of their work or the option of making use of “Minecraft” as a much bigger sandbox than its very own Sandbox mode. This change is purely intended to work as a new and, as stated by Mojang, more secure login process.
What players Need to know
The “Minecraft” FAQ page goes into more details concerning the account migration, which will either require a connection to your existing Microsoft account or the creation of a new one.
To begin with, it states that in no uncertain terms would you be required to migrate over to a Microsoft account in order for you to continue playing right after the date set for the cutoff. After which your old Mojang account would not be needed any longer. Logging in through a Microsoft account would offer you access to added security features, that include two-factor authentication.
All the information on your account would be carried over, as well, so there’s no need for you to worry about you losing your username, world, or even the content. Mojang also stated that Microsoft account users that have been granted access to the “Bedrock” version on any platform will be able to play both versions (“Bedrock” and Java Edition) right from the same Microsoft Account.
Also, it clarifies that the Microsoft account migration won’t change any of the Java Edition’s limitations, so if you wish to make use of the updated account and this version of the game to play it with friends on other platforms, it actually would not be happening. Java Edition players still get to play with other java Edition players.