Minecraft Dungeons‘ dedicated launcher on PC is being retired in favor of a brand-new “Unified Launcher” that lets you launch Dungeons and Minecraft: Java Edition from the very same place, reducing the variety of places where you can play Minecraft on PC by one (by means of 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 bought from the Microsoft Shop. As of January 18 th, the non-Microsoft Shop variation of Dungeons on PC can just be released from the brand-new Unified Launcher (which itself is an upgrade to the Java launcher).

An account screen from the new merged Minecraft launcher.
Image: Mojang

Here are the remaining methods and places you can play Minecraft on PC after the changes:

  • Minecraft Windows 10 Edition(in some cases simply called Minecraft or Minecraft: Bedrock Edition) is managed through the Microsoft Store.
  • Minecraft: Java Edition is handled through the Unified Launcher, however you can likewise play without upgrading, for now.
  • Minecraft: Education Edition(the specialty version of the game for schools) is handled through its own launcher.
  • Minecraft Dungeons(a Minecraft spin-off) is either handled in the Unified Launcher or the Microsoft Store if you’re using Xbox Video game Pass for PC or you purchased it from there.

Combining where you release 2 Minecraft video games doesn’t do much to help confusion over the many different kinds of Minecraft, however for anyone who enjoyed playing both Minecraft Dungeons and Minecraft: Java Edition, it’s now a bit easier.

You can find out more details about the modification and how to download the brand-new launcher on Mojang’s Minecraft Help.


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