The Minecraft Marketplace Summer Celebration offers big discounts, free offers, and more

Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Update Image
Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Update Image (Image credit: Mojang Studios | Twitter)

What you need to know

  • Minecraft: Bedrock Edition includes the Minecraft Marketplace, which offers thousands of items from Minecraft creators.
  • Starting today, the Minecraft Marketplace Summer Celebration is offering significant discounts on maps, texture packs, skins, and more.
  • There are even two free maps and daily Character Creator items that players can redeem through the event.
  • The Minecraft Marketplace Summer Celebration lasts from now until July 12, 2021.

Minecraft: Bedrock Edition may not support mods, but it does offer thousands of content packs courtesy of the Minecraft community, independent studios, and Mojang Studios themselves via the Minecraft Marketplace. Starting today, the Minecraft Marketplace is welcoming the arrival of summer with its Summer Celebration sale, which lasts from now until July 12, 2021. Players can expect big discounts (up to 75% off) on a wide variety of content through the Minecraft Marketplace.

If you're looking to expand beyond vanilla Minecraft, now might be a good time to do it. The Minecraft Marketplace Summer Celebration will offer discounts on new adventure maps, texture packs, skin packs, Character Creator items, and more. Mojang Studios is also offering two free maps throughout the event to incentivize players to participate, with the first free map available now. Finally, a new Character Creator item will be available for free every single day during the event.

The Minecraft Marketplace is slightly controversial for veteran Minecraft players, but it does offer a huge and diverse collection of additional (and optional) content for Minecraft players on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, PS5, PS4, Switch, Android, and iOS devices. The Minecraft Marketplace even added official Sonic DLC recently.

The Summer Celebration sale is running for two weeks, so be sure to check in to see if anything catches your eye, especially if you're looking to play something other than the recently released 1.17 Caves and Cliffs Update Part One for Minecraft. If you're looking for something more physical, you can check out our list of best Minecraft merch, toys, and gifts.

Zachary Boddy
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.