Minecraft: Old Java accounts are blocked - what you have to do now

Minecraft: Old Java accounts are blocked – what you have to do now

Are you still using your old Mojang login for Minecraft Java? That will only be possible for four more weeks, because From March these accounts will no longer be playable, unless transferred to a Microsoft account. We’ve summarized everything you need to know now.

Mojang logins will soon no longer be usable

Since the Minecraft brand has officially belonged to Microsoft, you can either use your Mojang account or your Microsoft account to log into the launcher. From the March 10 of 2022 registration will only work via a Microsoft login.

This particularly affects all players who use Minecraft Java – which is still the most popular version for many fans, among other things because of its high mod-friendliness. Minecraft Bedrock, on the other hand, has already completely switched to Microsoft accounts.

According to the developers, the reason for the change is the numerous security features that already exist for Microsoft accounts and will continue to do so in the future. Support for Mojang logins, on the other hand, will be dropped entirely. So if you want to continue playing, you have to transfer your account now.

Players need to do this now

How does the transfer work?

  • Sign in to Minecraft Launcher or Minecraft.net with your Mojang account
  • In the large information window, click on »Change my account«
  • request code
  • Enter the confirmation code from the email you received
  • Sign in with your Microsoft account or create one
  • Click on “Complete migration” to transfer your data

What happens after the deadline?

As of March 10th, your Mojang login will be locked. However, you can still initiate the move after the deadline without losing your data. Then your account will be activated again.

Will the worlds and saves be transferred?

Only your login will change. Once you’ve completed the move, all of your worlds, saves, and skins will remain.

Is Java still supported?

The change does not affect the Java version itself. It will continue to be supported, only Mojang logins will soon be a thing of the past.

There is a reward

Those who make the switch (whether before or after the deadline) will receive a Cape skin as an exclusive reward.

Minecraft is currently picking up speed again with the new update Caves & Cliffs Part 2. In a separate article, we have summarized for you what’s inside and how it plays.

The update The Wild is already in the starting blocks. We think – The Wild is the best example that Minecraft is much more than the sum of its parts.

Do you still use your old Mojang login for the Java version or do you belong to the Bedrock faction anyway? What do you think of the change? Tell us in the comments!

Brent Dubin
Brent Dubin, known as the Gaming Giant among Globe Live Media staff, is the chief Gaming Reporter for Globe Live Media. Having attended all the major events of Gaming around the World, he is sure to give you exactly the update related to gaming World you are looking for.