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Minecraft crosses 131 million monthly active users

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Some happy villagers (Image credit: Windows Central | Mojang Studios)

What you need to know

  • Minecraft Live is a presentation bringing news on all things Minecraft, Minecraft Dungeons and more.
  • During Minecraft Live, Mojang Studios revealed that Minecraft has crossed 131 million monthly active users.
  • Minecraft has also been played in every country around the world, including Antarctica.

Minecraft is continuing to put up impressive numbers, as Mojang Studios revealed during Minecraft Live that Minecraft has crossed 131 million monthly active users. In a press release, Mojang Studios states that "Since the start of the pandemic, we've seen an increase of nearly 90% in multiplayer sessions and our community has grown to nearly 132 million players each month."

Additionally, Minecraft has now been played in every country and territory around the world this year, including Antarctica and Vatican City.

For context on this kind of monthly growth, Mojant Studios previously announced that Minecraft passed 200 million copies sold and 126 million active users earlier in 2020. The franchise is growing in different directions across genres, with Minecraft Dungeons continuing to receive new DLC and update. Meanwhile, the next addition to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster is none other than Minecraft Steve.

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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.