An account screen from the new merged Minecraft launcher.
Minecraft Dungeons dedicated launcher on PC is being retired in favor of a new “Unified Launcher” that lets you launch Dungeons and Minecraft: Java Edition from the same location, lowering the number of places where you can play Minecraft on PC by one (through Windows Central).
Minecraft Dungeons is the hack-and-slash loot collecting cousin of Minecraft that, until this change, had its own launcher unless it was acquired from the Microsoft Store. Since January 18th, the non-Microsoft Store version of Dungeons on PC can only be launched from the brand-new Unified Launcher (which itself is an update to the Java launcher). Mojang says the modification shouldnt affect conserve files which either a Microsoft account (soon to be needed to use PC) or a Mojang account can be utilized to log in to the launcher.
Here are the staying locations and ways you can play Minecraft on PC after the modifications:
Minecraft: Java Edition is managed through the Unified Launcher, however you can likewise play without updating, in the meantime.
Minecraft Dungeons (a Minecraft spin-off) is either handled in the Unified Launcher or the Microsoft Store if youre using Xbox Game Pass for PC or you bought it from there.
Combining where you launch two Minecraft video games doesnt do much to help confusion over the many different kinds of Minecraft, however for anyone who took pleasure in playing both Minecraft Dungeons and Minecraft: Java Edition, its now a bit more hassle-free.
You can find out more information about the modification and how to download the brand-new launcher on Mojangs Minecraft Help.
Minecraft Windows 10 Edition (in some cases just called Minecraft or Minecraft: Bedrock Edition) is managed through the Microsoft Store.
Minecraft: Education Edition (the specialty version of the game for schools) is managed through its own launcher.