A few hours ago, the Minecraft Earth app appeared on the Google Playstore. There’s no option to install the app but instead, there is an option to pre-register. Minecraft Earth has been uploaded to the Google Play store in preparation for the closed beta to start on Android later next week.
So to clarify, the game isn’t yet out for Android. Not even in the 5 selected cities. And it isn’t open to the public.
But it does mean that the Android beta is very close. It means that an Android version of Minecraft Earth now exists and that it’s in a somewhat playable state. This is the first step Mojang needs to take in order to release the closed beta to the public.
Whether that means the beta will start later today, later this week or even later this month, we still don’t know. But it’s a promising sign that development of the Android version of Minecraft Earth is going well. (EDIT: Closed beta for Android officially starts next week)
How do I preregister?
Well first off, pre-registering for a game on the Google Playstore doesn’t allow you to get access to it early. For that, you’ll need to be a beta tester. Instead, pre-registering notifies you as soon as the game is available for you to install.
To pre-register, all you have to do is go over to the Minecraft Earth Google Play page and click the green “Pre-Register” button, which is in place of the usual install button. And that’s all you need to do. Very simple.
So that’s it for today. Are you an Android player? How long do you think it’ll be before the Minecraft Earth Closed Beta is released? Tell us in the comments below!
PS: We’ve recently launched our own Android app, “Guide for Minecraft Earth“. If you’re looking for guides and tips for Minecraft Earth, please be sure to check it out. (leaving it review really helps us out!)