How to migrate your account in Minecraft

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Our guide will help you migrate your account in Minecraft to a Microsoft account to enjoy all of the benefits. Minecraft publisher Mojang has issued a final request for players to switch over their old Legacy and Mojang Minecraft accounts to Microsoft accounts. From two-factor authentication to better parental controls, you get a host of benefits for switching over.

With the migration deadline being set to September 19, 2023, you have limited time to complete the migration. You need to migrate your account only if you are still using a Mojang or Legacy account. If you already migrated to a Microsoft account, you’re all set. If you complete the migration, you also get a free cape, so there’s no reason you should miss out on a free cosmetic.

If you complete the migration, all of your account information, cosmetics, and DLC will carry over so you don't need to worry about losing any data. Before we get into the migration process, consider checking out recommendations for the best texture packs in Minecraft. You should also check out our coverage of Minecraft Legends’ mobile release in case you want to play the game on Android or iOS.

How to migrate your account in Minecraft

Follow these steps to migrate your account from Mojang or Legacy to Microsoft in Minecraft!

  1. Head to the official Minecraft website.
  2. Login to your Minecraft (Mojang/Legacy) account.
  3. You will be prompted to start the migration process.
  4. Click on “LET’S START MOVING.”
  5. Verify the email you used when purchasing the game and click on GET CODE.
  6. You now need to log in to a Microsoft account.
  7. Make sure you enter the correct details and connect your accounts.
  8. [Optional] If you do not have a Microsoft Gamertag yet, you can set one.
  9. Click on MOVE COMPLETE.
  10. You will get a confirmation if the migration is successful.

After the migration is complete, you will be able to log in to Minecraft with your Microsoft account. You will also get a free cape for completing the migration process.

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Why do you need to migrate your Minecraft account?

If you are wondering why should you migrate your account in Minecraft, here is why:

  • Improved parental controls
  • Minecraft will be connected to your Game Pass/Microsoft account
  • Ability to block chats and invites
  • Increased security with 2FA
  • A free cape!

If you do not migrate after the deadline is over, you will no longer be able to sign in to or the Minecraft Launcher for the migration process. Mojang is doing this to ensure all players use accounts with enhanced security features. After September 19, Minecraft Support will stop assisting players with any kind of migration-related tickets, so you need to complete the process as soon as possible.

That is all you need to know about migrating your Minecraft account. For more content, check out our guide on how to activate the first golems in Minecraft Legends. If you want to make Pottery shards, we have an in-depth guide for that as well!

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