In case you missed it, the Minecraft Earth developers just finished their first Q&A on Discord. They revealed tonnes of new and exciting features, so we’ve put it all together into a tidy summary for you.
Be warned, there are a lot of questions and answers below. We’ve sorted the most relevant questions to the top, but if you’ve got the time they’re all worth a read!
Finally, if you’ve got a question that wasn’t answered, leave it in the comments below!
We don’t have an official date to share just yet, but stay tuned!
Soon! I know it’s the “typical saying” that you hear, but really, we want to get the Android folks into the beta as well. SOON!
For the time being we’re focused on the current 5 cities that are in the beta and aren’t planning to open up more cities.
Well, technically when we’re out of beta since there’s a [lot] of people who signed up outside of our 5 beta cities.
We are currently in beta and working on our plans for world wide release.
We’re doing a thoughtful ramp up in the cities that we’ve unlocked. If you haven’t been selected, stay tuned! More will be invited soon in the 5 cities we’re released in.
No mods for Minecraft Earth, Sorry!
All redstone components will eventually make it to MCE. It is current based on the bedrock engine, so they retain those properties. Minecraft Earth is a full Minecraft experience and so everything you can build in Minecraft you can build in Minecraft Earth
Yes everything you build is saved so you can carry on building later.
Isn’t there always with Minecraft?
There are a lot of things you will need to craft and smelt. If you want a Diamond Pickaxe then you will need to explore and find Diamond and craft it!
Yes you can unlocks new buildplates that increase in size from 8×8 blocks to 16×16 and even bigger. We want you to be able to build whatever you can think of, and build with your friends as well which is so much fun. You can have as many buildplates as you want.
Private builds, no. Public builds, most certainly.
Everything in MCE is designed as part of the Minecraft universe. It is possible
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I love working on the new Mobs but playing our Adventures is amazing. Exploring the world to discover new experience is really cool. They are so much fun!
Right now, unfortunately no, the game is a location based AR game that syncs with the cloud.
The new Mobs are not just reskinned variants, they have whole new behaviors and even blocks. The Muddy Pig loves Mud and will search for Mud pools, the Cluckshroom loves the dark and will lay little mushrooms. We sped a lot of time on the design of new Mobs to make sure they are unique and special.
Yes. That sounds like a pretty typical adventure. You will need to craft and prepare to fight in Adventures, but if you die you might lose something 😉
Covering the globe in Minecraft, that is a super difficult challenge. We had to create super special tools and systems to make sure we could turn the globe into Minecraft.
Yes, when you are building on your Buildplate you can rotate it, and pick it up and move it to a new location and keep building.
Yes and Yes
You’ll have to wait and see on the mobs but there will be more buildplates!
None. There is a restriction for the beta only.
Rolled out gradually
You cannot upload your own custom skins.
It is not too high, but we are working on optimizing it
The Redstone is Bedrock. They’re on the same engine
In our current state, no. However, per our announcement trailers, we want to create different Biomes that will provide different resources
No you cannot die on your Buildplate as this is where you build. You can play your Buildplates in full size in ‘Play’ mode like you own mini Adventures. You can die in Play mode and in the Adventures though. No risk no reward!
Spending money in game on things, YES. Loot boxes, NO. Pay to win, NO.
Yes the Adventures are placed in real world location. You will be able to get together with friends, explore and see what you can find.
This is a really good question and we are working on a new exciting system to deal with this. Don’t worry, if you want to show you build off to the world you will be able to. More news soon.
It was definitely a constant concern when designing things. Safety can apply to the people playing in physical space, to their data, to our data, to people around others that are not currently playing. Luckily there have been some pioneers with similar games that we could look to and learn from.
There is no restriction on your inventory. Craft away. If you want 10,000 stairs go for it!
Yep! Similar to any other mobile game, you’d find Minecraft Earth in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store
Yes. Can’t wait for you to see them.
You will be able to explore the world and find Adventures. These are super exciting challenges were you can explore and mine. Who knows what you might find? Will you find an abandoned mine or a dungeon full of Skeletons? What rewards, Ores and surprises might be down there? You will have to go to Adventures and find out.
Yes with ‘Build with Friends’ you simply place your Buildplate on a surface and then invite your friend. They scan a code and boom they are immediately in your game. You do need to be in the same room though as you are building in the same space. Its awesome.
There will be restricted areas that won’t allow you to collect tappables. However, you can build where you want as long as that place allows for it outside of the game. For example, you can build at a school but if that school has restrictions on students or people playing on their property, then you cannot.
The only way to move would be to physically move in the world. Buildplates are table top so you’d have to tower over your build if you are building too high. Although, we are exploring some accessibility options to make building easier. But to answer your point, no you would not be able to move like vanilla minecraft.
As of right now and current plans, No
This is something that the team is very considerate about. We have tests and everything that monitor battery consumption. We want you to be able to enjoy the game as long as possible!
Since MCE is a game you play in real space with real people, we do not recommend indirect PVP because that’s just hitting people and that’s not nice
That would be a baaaaaaad idea
Wowzer. You made it to the end huh? Don’t forget to leave a comment below telling us what you’re most excited about!