What is Minecraft Earth? Everything We Know | Release Date, Rumors, Consoles, and More

Minecraft Earth is an upcoming augmented reality game that will fuse the world of Minecraft with the real world you live in. The game will be free to play and shall use Open Street Maps to combine game data with the geographical data of the world around you. In this guide, we will run through everything we know about Minecraft Earth so far, and will constantly keep it updated as we learn more about the game.

What is Minecraft Earth?

What Platforms Will Minecraft Earth Be On?

Minecraft Earth will be available on both Android and iOS devices. There are no plans to bring the game to Windows-based devices. The game requires Google’s ARCore and Apple’s ARKit to work.

Is There A Trailer?

Yes! Microsoft just revealed the first trailer today.

Minecraft Earth: Official Reveal Trailer

In this first-ever look at Minecraft Earth, discover how the reality-bending, world-blending abilities of AR bring blocks to life! Armed with just your phone and your creativity, you now have the power to Minecraft your world. Learn how at https://minecraft.net/earth (Audio Description available here: https://youtu.be/ENFv8nEq4cg)

What Is The Minecraft Earth Release Date?

At the moment, there is no known release date for Minecraft Earth. We will, of course, keep you up to date when we found out what it is.

Will There Be A Beta?

A beta for both Android and iOS is planned for this summer. It will more than likely be limited to just a few cities in the world, so time to start making those wishes that wherever you live is one of the locations that is picked.

Can I Sign Up For The Minecraft Earth Beta Already?

Yes, you can. To find out how just read our useful guide.

What Can I Do In Minecraft Earth?

The below is from the Minecraft website, where they describe some of the things you will be able to do in Minecraft Earth;

  • Collect! Minecraft Earth features many of the mobs you know and love, along with a bunch of new ones we can’t wait to show you. Over time, you’ll get the chance to discover unique variants, and use them to populate your builds. Minecraft pigs parading around your local park? That’s about to become your reality.

  • Explore! Your real-life neighborhood is about to take on a new dimension. Gather resources, take on challenges, and experience a whole new world to discover!

  • Collaborate! Build even better by teaming up with other Minecraft Earth players. You can craft amazing creations together. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  • Survive! Sure, you’re good at fighting hostile mobs in Minecraft, but are you ready to battle Minecraft mobs in real life? Best of luck, because we’re going to put your survival skills to the test!

Will An Enderman Steal My Stuff?

More than likely, it is just what they do.

We will continue to update this article as we learn more about Minecraft Earth. Be sure to check back regularly for updates.