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How to get Minecraft Bedrock Edition for Windows 10 (Download free)

Minecraft Bedrock Edition for Windows 10

Minecraft has become a new kind of revolution ever since the game launched. To know how to download Minecraft Bedrock Edition for Windows 10, read furthermore.

What is Minecraft?

Minecraft is a video game where the players create and break three-dimensional blocks. The game can be played in two modes: Survival Mode and Create Mode.

Survival Mode: In this mode, the players need to find their own building materials and food supplies. Simultaneously, they need to fight back with the mobs.

Create Mode: In this mode, the players need not work for their food supplies. They are provided with the food and can simply make or break blocks and mines.

Is Bedrock Edition the same as Windows 10 Edition?

Bedrock Edition was formerly known as Windows 10 Edition. They are no different from one another.

All the Bedrock Editions are more or less the same. They only differ on pricing, depending on the platform chosen.

The cost of the Android Version is around US$7.49 (£5.41), while the iOS and Fire versions cost US$6.99 (£5.05). PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Fire TV versions are priced at US$19.99 (£14.45).

The Windows 10 version costs US$26.99 (£19.51). The Nintendo Switch version is the most expensive which is priced at US$29.99 (£21.68).

Features of Minecraft for Windows 10

Some of the features of Minecraft Bedrock Edition are available only on certain platforms.

  • Virtual reality is only available on either Gear VR or Windows 10 or PlayStation 4.
  • Importing and exporting worlds are supported only on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile (though Windows 10 Mobile is discontinued).
  • The joining of servers through IP isn’t supported by PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch or Xbox One.
  • The special feature of being able to play with friends using Xbox Live is available only on Windows 10 and Xbox One.
  • Windows 10 Edition supports multiple different control types. If you attach Xbox One gamepads, keyboards, or a touchscreen, they can be used too.

How to download Minecraft for Windows 10?

First things first. Many people might get confused with the name Bedrock Edition. Clearly stating, Bedrock Edition was former name of the game Minecraft Windows 10.

There are two ways to download the game, either from the official website or from Microsoft.

Official Website

To download the game and play, just follow the simple steps mentioned :

  1. Visit the official website of Minecraft.
  2. Look for Minecraft for Windows 10.
  3. Select the version of the game to download and play.
  4. Complete the payment process by choosing the appropriate method.
  5. Download and enjoy the game.

Microsoft Store

  1. Open the Microsoft Store App.
  2. Look for “Minecraft for Windows 10” in the Microsoft Store App.
  3. Choose from the Starter Collection and Master Collection.
  4. Click on “Buy”.
  5. Complete the payment process by choosing the appropriate method.
  6. The download shall start immediately.

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Minecraft Bedrock Edition for Windows 10 free?

Follow the steps to download Minecraft Bedrock Edition for Windows 10 for free:

  1. Launch from the web browser.
  2. Click on the Account button which is located in the top right corner.
  3. Click on the Email field.
  4. Type in your email which is linked with Mojang.
  5. Click on the Password field and fill in the password.
  6. Hit the login button.
  7. Click on the Redeem button under Minecraft: Bedrock Edition for Windows 10. You will be redirected to the Microsoft Store.
  8. Click Go to Minecraft: Bedrock Edition for Windows 10.
  9. Click the Open button to launch Minecraft: Bedrock Edition for Windows 10.


Minecraft Bedrock Edition allows for cross-platform multiplayer on consoles, mobile devices, and Windows 10. The Java Edition is only for PC, and it will only allow you to play with other Java players, which is a lot more limiting.

Create anything you can imagine. Explore randomly generated worlds. Survive dangerous mobs at night. This collection includes the Minecraft base game and the Starter Pack compilation: Greek Mythology Mash-up, Plastic Texture Pack, Skin Pack 1, and Villains Skin Pack. Also, get 700 Minecoins to use in the in-game Marketplace!

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Aakanksha Chandra

Nature admirer, travel freak, enthusiast learner is what best describes me. Having served the education industry for more than a decade, that urge to share the creative streak in me brought me to the life of a content writer.