Minecraft guide: How to redeem your free copy of Minecraft: Bedrock Edition on Windows 10

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Long-time players of Minecraft on PC have likely enjoyed their Minecraft adventures while playing the Java Edition. If you're one of the millions of people that bought the Java Edition of Minecraft before October 19, 2018 you can claim a free copy of the modern Bedrock Edition of Minecraft on Windows 10. Take advantage of this offer while it's still available.

This offer expires on April 21, 2020.

How to get Minecraft: Bedrock Edition for Windows 10 for free

  1. Launch your favorite web browser from the Start menu or taskbar.
  2. Navigate to www.mojang.com.

Launch your favorite web browser.

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  1. Click the Account button in the top right corner.
  2. Click the Email field.

The Account webpage.

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  1. Type the email address associated with your Mojang account.
  2. Click the password field.

Sign-in to your account.

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  1. Type your password.
  2. Click the Log in button.

Now you're logged in.

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  1. Click the Redeem button beneath Minecraft: Bedrock Edition for Windows 10. You will be taken to the Microsoft Store.
  2. Click the Redeem button.

The Redeem screen.

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  1. Click Go to Minecraft: Bedrock Edition for Windows 10.
  2. Click the Open button to launch Minecraft: Bedrock Edition for Windows 10.

Now you have another copy of Minecraft

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That's it! You can now enjoy the newest version of Minecraft. If you can't take advantage of this offer, you can still buy the Bedrock Edition directly from Microsoft.

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Cale Hunt
Senior Editor, Laptop Reviews

Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.