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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

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.

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
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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.

  • I should play this again some time. Think I started when Minecraft was in beta. I considered myself a bit of a late comer to the game then. Haha
  • Quote " your favorite browser" lol
  • And the pictures show Microsoft Edge. :)
  • I did this very long time ago...!
  • I'm happy this is going on. I didn't get the idea behind Minecraft until I got a Gear VR. One I played in VR, then it made sense for me. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I got the W10M version. Is it universal now? Or are they going to make me buy it again?
  • Unfortunately, no, it seems the same bedrock code is used but there are 3 separate products:
    - Minecraft Windows 10 Edition
    - Minecraft Xbox One Edition
    - Minecraft for Windows 10 Mobile
    Fortunately, the W10M version was considered a Pocket Edition and was cheaper than the W10 version, at $6.99 and a free upgrade for owners of the Windows Phone 8 version, so you didn't lose too much when they discontinued it.
    You do get more with the desktop Windows 10 Edition also, as it keeps getting updates (W10M version has been discontinued long ago), and there is no extra to get it to work in VR within Windows Mixed Reality, which is just amazing.
  • I got it free for buying it . Lol it's not free then. Click bait ;) :P
  • Well you have to buy the Win10 version "again" since it's technically a different game without this promotion.
  • Doesn't seem to be working for me. I'm running the Java version and we bought it about 5 years ago.
  • I have the same problem. I got Java edition in 2013 but it won't give me a code to redeem Bedrock edition. It kinda sucks that some people can get it and some can't.
  • I need to enter a code when I'm transfered to MS store...
  • i need help, it asks me for a code when i click on redeem :(