With Windows 10 due tomorrow,
how to get a free beta copy of the Minecraft Windows 10
if you are one of the millions who own the Java Windows/OS X version
of the game. Yes, they once again take the opportunity to call the new OS
"swanky." Here's word:
Update: This is still rolling out, so
don’t panic if you can’t see the button on your account page yet! Check back
Windows 10 – Microsoft’s shiny new operating system – launches tomorrow. As
announced at MINECON 2015 a few weeks ago it features a brand-new Edition of
Minecraft. We’re calling it Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta.
If you’re one of the 20 million(ish) players who already own Minecraft for
PC/Mac, you get the new version for free. Completely free!
To download your copy, first log into your Mojang account (My password is
significantly more complex than those dots so don’t bother trying, criminal
Next, click the “Redeem” button on your account page, sign into your Microsoft
account, and follow the instructions that follow. That’s it! You’ll be playing
Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta in a jiffy.
Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta will be available to download in the Windows
Have fun with Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta, kind crafters! And enjoy
fiddling about with your swanky new operating system!