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Microsoft Account Required By Java Minecraft Players To Continue Playing

The most recent update related to Minecraft gaming is related to the change in the login process. As of January 2021, a Microsoft account for Minecraft java edition players is mandatory, and they would be logging in with the Microsoft account in the future. Their stats will be linked and saved on the Microsoft account from then onwards, and the Mojang account stats will be migrated to Microsoft’s servers immediately.


Developers have ensured that the rest of the game will remain unchanged, and only the login procedure will be changed. For new users, this will be the only option to register. As the java edition is typically played on windows PC or Mac, it won’t be hard to link the game with Microsoft due to the pre-installed application on most devices.

Benefits To Enjoy With Microsoft Login On The Game

Firstly, you will be able to secure your accounts with two-factor authentication; this way, you will be able to safeguard your game data and progress from intruders. With Microsoft’s login security, it will be tough for someone to access another’s account unethically. Furthermore, you know, all other Minecraft editions were already on Microsoft, and just the Minecraft game used the Mojang for the database.

So, now all your Minecraft game editions will be on the same account and same platform that makes it easy to remember the details and access the account quickly. Also, when kids would be playing an online Minecraft game session, parents would be able to control that and supervise their actions easily.

Legacy Minecraft Accounts And Their Role In This Migration

If you don’t know what a legacy Minecraft account is, then you should know that these accounts were made during the initial years of the game release from 2010 to 2012. Back at that time, players used to log in with the username and password. Then Minecraft introduced the email facility, and users got to log in with email and password. So those who still log in with username and password are the legacy accounts.

For them, it is not mandatory yet to migrate to Microsoft, but soon a solution would be planned to migrate the legacy account stats to Microsoft as well, and then they would also be able to log in to Microsoft account. Till then, keep enjoying the game with the legacy account credentials.

What Not To Expect With A Microsoft Login Process?

Many people are arguing that logging in with Microsoft is going to bring several changes to the game. But for now, there is nothing as such, and this will only impact the login procedure and nothing else. Moreover, you should not expect that after Microsoft login, the java edition player would be able to play with cross-platform players. This feature is only meant for bedrock edition players and would continue to be so.

The Process To Migrate Minecraft Mojang Account To Microsoft 

When your account would be ready for migration, you will be notified by the team to carry on the process. This notification will appear on your profile page, as well as an email will be sent to you. Once you receive the message, the process would be as follows.

  • Click on the migrate link in the email or the announcement notification.
  • You will be redirected to the Microsoft login page, where you can log in to an existing account or create a new one.
  • After login, you can set up your Xbox profile like username, etc., to be linked with Minecraft.
  • Once done, you have to confirm the migration, and this is done. You can now log in through your Microsoft account and continue playing Minecraft with all your stats migrated and secure.

All your information available on Mojang’s server will be migrated to Microsoft, including the worlds, username, capes, and other achievements. Make sure you have backed up the most current updates on the Mojang server before the migration. If you were playing offline for a long time, then it is advised that you manually back up the progress so that all your recent game updates are on your Microsoft account.

This way, you will finally have a Microsoft account for Minecraft, and signing in will get easier and quicker from the moment onwards