Grab the free Minecon 2016 skin pack for Minecraft until October 3

Mojang has released a free pack of character skins for Minecraft to celebrate the upcoming Minecon event this weekend. The pack will be free for all versions of the sandbox game until Oct. 3.

In a blog post, Mojang states:

You even get Alex and Steve skins wearing swishy and spooky Enderman capes, too! The skins will roll out across Pocket and Windows 10 platforms today, with Console Editions following tomorrow. This year's time-limited celebratory skin pack features four biome-themed adventurers: prowl through the treeline as the furtive Forest Fighter; brave blizzards as the intrepid Ice Pioneer; craft the incredible as the meticulous Mesa Artisan; or plumb the depths as the outlandish Ocean Engineer. He's totally subnautical!

In addition, Mojang is throwing in the Minecon 2015 skin pack with the 2016 edition for free as well. Minecon itself is being held from Sept 24-25 in Anaheim, California and we can expect some news about future game updates to come from the event.

Download Minecraft from the Xbox Store (opens in new tab) ($19.99)

Download Minecraft for Windows 10 from the Windows Store (opens in new tab) ($9.99)

Download Minecraft: Pocket Edition from the Windows Store (opens in new tab) ($6.99)

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John Callaham
  • Yay! Free stuff!
  • where? no update for minecraft, but i don't see anything free in the store.
  • Every time a free pack is announced, I have never been able to find it for free, beta app or Xbox. Not sure what I am doing wrong.
  • Xbox One - 360 -
  • Last time I played Minecraft was a quick go on the Xbox One edition at a friends house....One of his kids was playing in Split Screen and I proceeded to start trashing his treehouse he'd built.....Of course I repaired and improved it with him afterwards.....I'm not a monster
  • LOL, that's usually what I do too. :P
  • We are the opposite, I'll build some masterpiece architecture only for my 5 year old to set fire to it.
  • Something free, cool
  • Cool