Minecraft Earth Closed Beta - Everything You Need To Know

The closed beta is now rolling out for iOS, with Android soon to follow.
Mojang has officially unveiled Minecraft Earth, their AR mobile title.
Mojang has officially unveiled Minecraft Earth, their AR mobile title. Mojang

The highly-anticipated Minecraft Earth has just announced its closed beta for iOS. Expected to launch within the next two weeks, an Android version will soon be following.

This information was announced in a blog post on the official Minecraft website. A number of details have been revealed such as: the number of participants in the closed beta will be limited and players’ progress will be deleted following an occasional reset. This is due to the fact that while in closed beta, various features of the game are constantly being worked on, developed and tested.

The closed beta of Minecraft Earth will include a number of participants from pre-selected locations all over the world. If you’re interested in getting a chance to be chosen as one of the testers of this closed beta, sign ups are still available. You will only be included in the pool of prospective beta testers if you are at least 18 years of age and you must have a smart phone that runs on either Android 7.0 Nougat or iOS 10. Other than that, participants need to input their Microsoft or Xbox Live account.

So, what’s in it for these closed beta testers? Aside from the fact that this is the first time an AR game of this magnitude has been developed, players also get an exclusive skin once they sign up. By the way, getting the free skin for Minecraft Earth and Minecraft Bedrock does not require you to be selected for the closed beta. Just by signing up you already can get that exclusive freebie, but they are available for a limited time only so sign up now while you still can.

For the very lucky participants who do get chosen, they will receive an invitation email that confirms inclusion in the closed beta. The only thing the developers ask is for participants to play, at the very least, once every seven days. If your account is inactive, you give your spot to someone else. After all, this is a closed beta: spaces are limited and the developers need all the information they can get.

Minecraft Earth, which was originally announced at Apple’s WWDC, will be a free-to-play game. No release date has been confirmed yet, but it is expected that the beta will launch within a month.

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