Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition is available for free – under these conditions

Elizabeth Harper

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As an expert in English literature and with extensive knowledge in tech, cryptocurrency, trading, and finance, I will translate the article into English while maintaining a conversational writing style tailored to young adults aged 18-35 years old.

# Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition is available for free – with some requirements

By now, it is well-known that Microsoft acquired the Swedish developer Mojang, which means they hold the marketing rights to their biggest success, Minecraft. For this reason, a special Minecraft edition has been created exclusively for Windows 10. Great news, right? The catch is that it is only available for free to owners of the new operating system, but under certain conditions.

## Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta

During MineCon, it was announced that Windows 10 would have its own version of Minecraft (does this mean we will soon have to differentiate between PC and Windows 10 games?). Currently, it goes by the less catchy name **Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta**.

The Windows 10 edition is still in the beta stage for now. It is a modified version of the Pocket Edition, with additional features planned for the future. However, it lacks the same level of content as the classic PC version. Unfortunately, even though the PC version should run on Windows 10, previously created mods or worlds cannot be used in this edition. In addition to the **Survival** and **Creative** modes, special multiplayer modes will be added as well.

## How to download Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta

You can download the edition for free if you meet the following requirements:

* You own a registered copy of Minecraft (PC, Mac, Xbox, PlayStation, Pocket Edition).
* You have upgraded to Windows 10 (if you were the owner of Windows 7 or 8, you can still upgrade for free).

If you don’t own any of the previous versions, you can purchase the special Beta edition, including all upcoming extras and updates, for approximately $10 from the Windows 10 Store.

### How to download your Beta edition

1. Log in to your Mojang account.
2. Now select “Redeem” (or “Einlösen” in German).
3. Log in using your Microsoft account credentials.
4. The rest simply involves following the instructions provided.


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