Mojang Plans to Merge Java and Bedrock Editions, Making Only One Minecraft on PC

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
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Mojang is finally merging Java and Bedrock edition. Here’s what we know about Minecraft’s next big move.

Minecraft is undoubtedly one of the most popular games of this decade. Developed by Mojang Studios, the game has sold more than 200 million copies worldwide. However, the game has two separate versions with extensive mechanics and world storage systems.

Java edition has existed since Minecraft’s introduction on PC. While on the other hand, the Bedrock version is the newest rendition of Minecraft introduced for mobile and consoles. These two versions of Minecraft brought in the age-old confusion about which version to buy.

No matter which edition players bought, they had to buy the other one to play it. Java has always been the popular edition as it’s easier to mod. But to everyone’s surprise, Mojang and Microsoft have decided to merge Java and Bedrock edition into one big Minecraft world.

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Minecraft: Java & Bedrock Edition

With the launch of The Wild update, Minecraft’s two editions will become one. The update will roll out for all platforms on June 7, 2022. The new edition titled “Minecraft: Java and Bedrock” edition will feature both editions separately but merged into one platform.

Players who own one game version will get upgraded to Minecraft: Duo Pack edition. They will still be able to play both versions separately after the upgrade. According to Mojang, it might take 2 to 3 days for the new edition of the game to shop as they roll it out for eligible players. New purchases of the game will contain both the games together in one launcher instead of buying them separately from different places.

Minecraft: Java & Bedrock Edition Release Date

The move to a unified Minecraft received a pat on the back from players worldwide. The game’s new version is scheduled for release on June 7, 2022, alongside the Wild update. Players can purchase the new Minecraft edition from the Microsoft store and

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Tahmid Shihab Murshed is an FPS writer at GameRiv. Born with a knack for gaming, he has played all types of games out there. He has a heartfelt love for Call of Duty, and other shooter titles out there.