Minecraft is one of the most popular games in the world, with millions of players exploring, building and fighting in its blocky world. But did you know that there are two different versions of Minecraft for PC? One is the Java Edition, which is the original version of the game that runs on Java and has more features and mods. The other is the Bedrock Edition, which is the cross-platform version of the game that runs on Windows 10, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android devices.
If you want to play Minecraft with your friends on different devices, or enjoy some of the exclusive features of the Bedrock Edition, such as ray tracing, realms and marketplace content, you might want to download Minecraft Bedrock Edition on your PC. In this article, we will show you how to do that in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Buy Minecraft Bedrock Edition on the Microsoft Store
The first thing you need to do is to buy Minecraft Bedrock Edition on the Microsoft Store. You can do this by going to this link and clicking on the \"Buy\" button. You will need a Microsoft account to complete the purchase. If you already have a Microsoft account, you can sign in with it. If you don't have one, you can create one for free.
The price of Minecraft Bedrock Edition on the Microsoft Store is $26.99 USD. However, if you already own Minecraft Java Edition, you can get Minecraft Bedrock Edition for free. To do this, you need to go to this link and follow the instructions to claim your free copy. You will need to sign in with your Mojang account and link it to your Microsoft account. This offer is only valid until April 20th, 2020, so hurry up if you want to take advantage of it.
Step 2: Download and Install Minecraft Bedrock Edition on your PC
Once you have bought or claimed your free copy of Minecraft Bedrock Edition on the Microsoft Store, you can download and install it on your PC. To do this, you need to go to this link again and click on the \"Install\" button. You will need to sign in with your Microsoft account if you haven't already. The download size of Minecraft Bedrock Edition is about 300 MB.
After the download is complete, you can launch Minecraft Bedrock Edition from the Start menu or the desktop shortcut. You will need to sign in with your Microsoft account again to play the game. You can also sync your progress and purchases across different devices using your Microsoft account.
Step 3: Enjoy Playing Minecraft Bedrock Edition on your PC
Congratulations! You have successfully downloaded and installed Minecraft Bedrock Edition on your PC. Now you can enjoy playing this amazing game with your friends on different devices, or explore some of the exclusive features of this version of the game. Here are some of the things you can do in Minecraft Bedrock Edition:
Create and join realms: Realms are private servers that let you play with up to 10 friends online. You can create your own realm or join someone else's realm with an invitation code. Realms are always online and accessible, even when you are not playing. You can also backup and restore your realm at any time.
Buy and use marketplace content: Marketplace is a place where you can buy and use various content created by other players or official partners. You can find skins, texture packs, maps, mini-games and more in the marketplace. Some of them are free, while others require minecoins, which are the in-game currency that you can buy with real money.
Enable ray tracing: Ray tracing is a feature that enhances the graphics of the game by adding realistic lighting effects, shadows and reflections. You can enable ray tracing if you have a Windows 10 device that supports DirectX 12 Ultimate and a graphics card that supports ray tracing. To enable ray tracing, you need to go to Settings > Video > Advanced 06063cd7f5