Minecraft Earth is set for release sometime in 2020. Right now, Minecraft Earth is in closed beta for both Android and IOS devices.
Mojang has not announced an official release date for Minecraft Earth. The game is still in development and is missing many features. For instance, adventures have not yet been added into Minecraft Earth.
Minecraft Earth Open Beta
A Minecraft Earth open beta has not yet been announced. An open beta for Minecraft Earth means that anyone can play. If Minecraft Earth has an open beta, the game will be available to download for everyone from both the Appstore and Google Playstore.
Mojang has not announced any plans for a Minecraft Earth open beta however it is very likely that there will be an open beta. This is because many of Mojang’s games in the past have had open betas. For instance, Minecraft stayed in beta for 3 years before being released. It is normal for games to have open betas before release because it gives the developers time to fix bugs and add new features.
Minecraft Earth Beta Cities
There are only 5 cities which have access to the Minecraft Earth closed beta. Seattle, London, Stockholm, Tokyo, and Mexico City. If you live in one of these 5 cities, you have a chance at being selected for the Minecraft Earth closed beta.
Mojang stated in a developer Q&A that they have no plans to expand the closed beta to any more cities. The chosen beta cities are final.
If you need help getting started in Minecraft Earth, check out the “Guide for Minecraft Earth” android app.