Minecraft: Bedrock Edition

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Minecraft: Bedrock Edition
Minecraft: Bedrock Edition cover
Developers
Mojang
Publishers
Microsoft Studios
Release dates
Windows December 19, 2016[1]
Taxonomy
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Currency[2]
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Genres Open world, Adventure
Series Minecraft
Minecraft: Bedrock Edition guide on StrategyWiki
Minecraft: Bedrock Edition on MobyGames
Minecraft: Bedrock Edition on Wikipedia
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Key points

Fully supports cross-platform multiplayer with mobile and console versions.
Likely to perform better than Minecraft: Java Edition.[3]
Lacks some features from the Java version.
Official add-on support, however, the modding community is more active around the Java Edition.
Although the term Bedrock Edition refers to versions for various operating systems and hardwares, the Minecraft for Windows (prev. Windows 10 Edition) release is the only one of them to run on PC without sideloading nor emulation, and is the sole focus of this page.
The "x64" version is more demanding, mainly because of its new "Render Dragon" engine (the x86 and Android versions do not have this engine).

The x64 version is more stable, but the x86 version because it uses the old engine provides more fps. To get the x86 version go to the following link "https://store.rg-adguard.net", use the following link in the search box (https://www.microsoft.com/store/productId/9NBLGGH2JHXJ) and search for the version: Microsoft.MinecraftUWP_(most current version available in the store)_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe.appx. (It will only work if you have purchased the game).


General information

Official series website
Official Forums
Minecraft Feedback

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Amazon.com
Microsoft Store
Windows
Amazon.co.uk
Microsoft Store
Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC. No longer available as a non-Game Pass purchase.
Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC. Includes Java Edition.
Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
"Minecraft Preview for Windows". Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC. Not available as a non-Game Pass purchase.
Windows
Oculus Store
Microsoft Store
Windows
All versions require Microsoft Store DRM.
A free trial is available (includes 90 minutes of gameplay).
Minecraft purchases include access to the Bedrock Edition.[4] For Game Pass players, use Minecraft PC Bundle to access both.

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
Cosmetic Player skins, worlds, and texture packs are purchasable using Minecoins.
Currency Minecoins currency is a real money purchase, and is used to unlock cosmetics.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.MinecraftUWP_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\games\com.mojang\minecraftpe\options.txt

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.MinecraftUWP_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\games\com.mojang\minecraftWorlds\
Saves are not compatible with Minecraft.[5]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Xbox Cloud

Video[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
30-110° (default 70°).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Always enabled.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
No in-game option and Vsync is ON by default. See Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 256 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Edit config file
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open options.txt
  3. Change gfx_vsync:1 to gfx_vsync:0 to disable V-sync.

NOTE: This does not always work.

Input[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
In-game gamepad button map settings.
In-game gamepad button map settings.

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound, Music
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Choice of UK or US.
Bulgarian
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Danish
Dutch
French
Choice of France or Canada.
Finnish
German
Greek
Hungarian
Indonesian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Slovak
Swedish
Turkish
Ukrainian

Network[edit]

Multiplayer is not compatible with Minecraft, but is with Pocket edition.[6]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
Console versions only.
LAN play
8 Enable "Local Server Multiplayer" on the options screen.[7]
Online play
8 Supports crossplay with Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android and PlayStation 4.
Gear VR, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10 PCs with DirectX 10.1 GPUs and certain Android/iOS devices do not support crossplay with the devices above since October 2020.[8]

Connection types

VR support[edit]

Headsets Native Notes
HTC Vive
This game might be playable with the Revive Compatibility Layer (compatibility list).
Oculus Rift
Oculus Rift support was added in 2016.[9]
OSVR
Windows Mixed Reality
[10]
Devices Native Notes
Tracked motion controllers
See Input for details.
Traditional controller
See Input for details.
Keyboard/Mouse
[9]
Play area Native Notes
Seated
Standing
Room-scale

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 [11][12]
DX12 support is still a work in progress, but will support Nvidia's RTX ray-tracing technology via DXR.
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bitARM Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer Xbox Live A Microsoft Account and an Xbox profile is required for online multiplayer.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10 version 17134.0[13] (1607/Anniversary)
Processor (CPU) Intel Celeron J4105
AMD FX-4100
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD 4000
AMD Radeon R5

References