Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition

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Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition
Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition cover
Developers
Mojang
Publishers
Microsoft Studios
Release dates
Windows December 19, 2016[1]
Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition guide on StrategyWiki
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Minecraft: Windows 10 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.[2]
Has official add-on support, however, the modding community is far more active around Java Edition.

General information

Official series website
Official Forums
Official Wiki
Minecraft Feedback

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Windows
Oculus Store
Microsoft Store
Windows
All versions require Microsoft Store DRM.
A free trial is available (includes 90 minutes of gameplay).
Minecraft purchases no longer include access to the Windows 10 Edition as of October 19, 2018.[3]

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.[4]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Xbox Cloud

Video settings[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)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 256 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Planned for the Better Together Update.[5]

Input settings[edit]

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

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Choice of UK or US.
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
Choice of France or Canada.
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Portuguese
Choice of Portugal or Brazil.
Russian
Spanish
Choice of Mexico or Spain.

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 Gear VR

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.[8]
OSVR
Windows Mixed Reality
[9]
Devices Native Notes
Tracked motion controllers
See Input settings for details.
Traditional controller
See Input settings for details.
Keyboard/Mouse
[8]
Play area Native Notes
Seated
Standing
Room-scale

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 [10][11]
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-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer Xbox Live

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10 version 14393.0[12] (1607/Anniversary)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4690
AMD A10-7800
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD 4000
AMD Radeon R5

References