How to download Minecraft: Bedrock Edition on PC

Play with your friends on mobile or home consoles.

Minecraft: Bedrock Edition has everything you love about the blocky survival game with some extra features. If you want to play the game with friends on mobile, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One, then this is the mode you need to download. There is also a marketplace where you can spend Minecoins on skins, maps, and more. These features are not available on the Java version. Here is how to download Minecraft Bedrock Edition on Windows 10.

To download Minecraft on your PC, open up the Microsoft Store. Unfortunately, as of this writing, Minecraft is not available on Xbox Game Pass for PC, unlike the console version. With the store page open, search for Minecraft for Windows 10. There are three versions you can purchase.

First is the standard version, which just includes the base game, for $26.99. You can also get the Starter Collection, which has 700 Minecoins, a Greek Mash-up pack, two skin packs, and the Plastic texture pack for a few more dollars at $29.99. For more money, you can also purchase the Master Collection, which includes 1,000 Minecoins, and the Creators Pack, which comes with user-made content off the marketplace for $49.99. You can also download the Starter or Master Collections from Minecraft.net.

After choosing the version you want, complete the payment process and download the game. It will download the Bedrock version of the game, which allows you to play with other Bedrock users. You can also download a free trial from the Windows Store if you want to decide whether you should go with the Bedrock or Java Edition.