• Favorites Pack coming to Xbox One this June

    Hello!

    You might not know this, but we have some of the hottest data analysts in the world working at Mojang. And they’ve been crunching the numbers. After months of hard graft, they’ve managed to calculate precisely which add-on packs have sold most on the Xbox One console.

    Armed with this hot data, we’ve decided to bundle the top seven packs with Minecraft: Xbox One Edition and sell the resulting package for $29.99 (or equivalent) in stores across the world. We have named this bundle the “Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Favorites Pack.”

    The Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Favorites pack will be available in-stores on June 7th in Australia and New Zealand, and on June 21st in the rest of the world. It includes:

    • Minecraft: Xbox One Edition
    • Battle and Beasts Skin Pack
    • Battle and Beasts 2 Skin Pack
    • Natural Texture Pack
    • City Texture Pack
    • Fantasy Texture Pack
    • Festive Mash-up
    • Halo Mash-up

    That’s over 120 skins and 5 texture packs. Two mash-up packs are also included - they feature tweaked UI and some fresh in-game tunes. That’s more than enough to spice up your Minecraft experience. I recommend the Favorites Pack to anyone who enjoys playing excellent video games on the Xbox One.

    Have a fantastic day, everyone!

    Owen - @bopogamel

  • It's your last chance to get the Android Realms alpha

    Have you heard? We’re working on bringing Realms to Pocket Edition and Windows 10! If you missed that news, you may also have missed that we’ve been running a free alpha to test how Realms works on Android.

    Well over 700,000 of you signed up to help us kick its tyres since we launched last month. To those people: thank you so much! It’s been incredible to see the enthusiasm and support you’ve shown for the game. You guys are rad.

    To the people who haven’t yet tried the alpha: it’s okay, we think you’re pretty rad too. But if you want to be even radder, you have until tomorrow to sign up. Then you’ll have the entire weekend to muck around and make awesome stuff before we shut down the alpha on Monday.

    Get crackin’!

    Cheerio!

    Marsh - @marshdavies

  • Minecraft.net 2.0 has been deployed!

    Hello!

    We’ve launched the new Minecraft.net! Minecraft.net 2.0, if you will.

    The new site has all the features you might be used to, but it’s prettier and faster. It also scales better on phones, tablets, and neon-lit-ugly-rigs with their monster monitors. Remember that, like everything Mojang, we’re going to be iterating upon this thing for the foreseeable future.

    Though we’re very happy to launch Minecraft.net 2.0, it’s worth mentioning that Minecraft.net 3.0 is already in the works! That site will focus on exciting things happening in our community and provide deeper insight into the future of Minecraft and our developers. Our plan is to make Minecraft.net into a place that every player would like to visit once in a while, no matter which platform they play on - somewhere to represent what our game has become over the past few years.

    But that’s some time in the future. For now, enjoy the new stylin’!

    Have a lovely day, internet!

    Owen - @bopogamel

  • Minecraft 1.9.3 Pre-Release 3

    First we assumed one pre-release for Minecraft 1.9.3 would be all we need to ensure a stable update. And then we had to release a second pre-release the next week to fix the remaining issues. And, because the third time’s a charm, here is the third Minecraft 1.9.3 pre-release.

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  • Minecraft arrives on Gear VR today!

    Get your goggles ready! You can now play Minecraft on Gear VR-compatible Samsung phones - the Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, Note5, S6 and S6 edge. It works by slotting your Samsung phone into the Gear VR headset and displaying one whole Minecraft world to each of your eyes! A marvel of modern science.

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  • Minecraft 1.9.3 Pre-Release 2

    Here it is, the second pre-release of Minecraft 1.9.3. The first pre-release last week had some stability issues, but they should now all be solved.

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  • New to Realms: lions and towers and snares! Oh my!

    We’re here with another batch of hot content for you to play on Realms for PC (we have to say “for PC” now, because we launched this awesome thing recently). Let’s get right to it!

    We are the Rangers by Dragnoz, Samasaurus6, and Blockworks

    Every so often, a Minecraft map comes along and raises the bar for all of the others. The creators of We are the Rangers have created an open world adventure, complete with quests, a fast travel system, and, using resource packs, tons of new animals. Learn about wildlife conservation, bring poachers to justice, and immerse yourself in the sounds of the savanna.

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  • Play Crown and Council - a new, free game!

    Surprise! We’ve launched a new game on Steam! It’s made entirely by multi-talented Mojangsta, Henrik Pettersson, and you can get it right now for free!

    It’s Crown and Council, a fast-paced strategy game about conquering land and obliterating rival monarchs. Click adjacent land tiles to subdue them with your army, earning gold to fund further expeditions, defensive forts, naval attacks, universities and more. Muscle your opposition off the map! There can be only one ruler in these lands!

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  • Minecraft 1.9.3 Pre-Release 1

    Here it is, the first (and hopefully only) pre-release of Minecraft 1.9.3.

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  • MINECON 2016 tickets announcement!

    Hello future (and past) MINECONners!

    We have excellent news for you all: tickets are going on sale on May 6 and May 7! We’re selling them in two batches to give people in different time-zones a fair chance - you can check out the countdown to each sale time at https://minecon.minecraft.net.

    MINECON 2016 will take place on September 24-25 at Anaheim Convention Center in sun-soaked Southern California, US. It’s going to be the biggest MINECON yet, with 12,000 attendees! And, as always, each of them will receive a swish new cape just for coming along.

    Now onto the details! There’s a lot of info here, but if you plan on purchasing tickets, it’s pretty important you read it:

    • Tickets will be $160 each (3 years old and under are free).
    • Tickets will only be sold at https://minecon.minecraft.net, and they will be sold through Eventbrite.
    • 6,000 tickets will go on sale at 6pm PDT (that’s Los Angeles time) on Friday, May 6, 2016.
    • 6,000 additional tickets will go on sale at 12pm noon PDT on Saturday, May 7, 2016.
    • You will be able to purchase up to 6 tickets on one order.
    • You will need the name of EACH person you are buying a ticket for at the time you purchase tickets, you’ll need to enter these details to complete your order.
    • Tickets cannot be resold and are non-transferrable, the person whose name is on the ticket at the time of purchase is the person who will be admitted to MINECON. This means you cannot resell tickets.

    Some frequently asked questions:

    What will there be to do/see/enjoy at MINECON?

    Loads and loads! There’ll be panels discussing hot Minecraft topics, exhibitors showing off all the cool stuff they’re doing with the game and a bunch of interactive attractions during the event. On Saturday night, there will also be a show on-site for everyone who attends MINECON. Have a look at the videos from last year for an idea of what happens at MINECON.

    Will there be a costume contest this year?

    Most definitely! We love having people show off their creativity when it comes to their Minecraft costumes. There will be prizes and accolades for the best of the best. Here is a video of our costume contest from the last MINECON.

    What do I do if it turns out I can’t attend MINECON after I’ve bought a ticket?

    You can request a refund up to 15 days before the event.

    How can I volunteer to be a MINECON Agent?

    Each year our MINECON Agents help make MINECON possible. It’s a huge event and couldn’t happen without them! If you want to volunteer, head over and fill out this form. If you’re chosen you will not need to purchase a MINECON ticket, but you will put down a deposit of $60 which will be refunded when you complete your service.

    Can I buy a MINECON ticket just to get the fancy cape?

    We want all tickets to go to people who will come and enjoy the event, so only people who come to MINECON will get their cape. When you arrive, we scan your ticket, and only scanned tickets will get a cape.

    I’m taking my daughter/son/nephew/neighbor to MINECON but I’m an adult and don’t play Minecraft, do I need a ticket for myself as well?

    Yes you do! We have players of all ages and we have events and things to do for everyone (even a bunch of cool panels for parents of Minecrafters) so all attendees will need to purchase a ticket.

    I have an amazing idea for a panel! Can I tell you, please?

    Yes! But not just yet. Soon you’ll be able to submit panel ideas, and maybe yours will be chosen!

    Any other information you might want will be on the MINECON website at https://minecon.minecraft.net.

    Cheers!

    -Vu (@vubui)