Minecraft has been in service for nearly a decade, with November 18 marking the franchise's 10th anniversary. With time comes innovation and new perspectives for the gaming world. Minecraft has seen a host of new additions to the world renowned experience. Notably, the Caves and Cliffs update has taken the Minecraft player base by storm with players excited for the next part of the update releasing later this month. Among all the hype lining the tracks for the latest update; There has also been a new Minecraft launcher released for gamers which has been the center of attention within the gaming community over the past few days. This guide article will tell you everything you need to know about the new launcher and how to download it.
The new Minecraft launcher has an entirely new design and "feel" to the overall experience of launching the various franchise games. It brings a whole new user interface and also makes it easier to access the games. This is because in this particular edition of the launcher, it bundles Minecraft 'Windows', Minecraft Java Edition, Minecraft Dungeons, and Minecraft Bedrock all in one launcher.
Crank up that jukebox and light up the sky with fireworks: Minecraft is now included in Game Pass for PC! This means access to both Bedrock and Java in your subscription, as well as a unified launcher for both editions!
Find out how to join the party:
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The new launcher brings yet another new experience to Minecraft and it will be a pleasure to see it grow in popularity over the next few months.
The new launcher can be downloaded by making sure you're signed in to your Microsoft account and visiting the "Microsoft Store" on the PC. From this point, search for "Minecraft Launcher" in the Microsoft Store, then click on the observed search and download it. You will now be able to use the new launcher for Minecraft!
Notably, some players have reported issues with the launcher not working properly with error codes appearing like the one named "Error Code: 0x803F8001". Needless to say, the developers will likely look into these issues and consider fixing them. However, at the moment one of the solutions is to ensure that your device is compatible with what is needed for the new Minecraft launcher.
Another fix found is due to the new launcher not being supported on "Windows 10 S mode" and "ARM devices". The official FAQ had reported on this finding by mentioning that the launcher will work on "Windows 10, version 1903" (May 2022 Update) or newer versions.
If you have ensured that the two compatibility checks mentioned earlier have been free of any issues, there may be two more fixes that could be used. First, be sure to download the launcher directly from the Microsoft store as shown above, as some players downloaded it from minecraft.net.
As for the other additional fix, an antivirus can sometimes cause software crashes in certain applications. This can be solved by "whitelisting" the new launcher or as a last resort, by temporarily disabling the antivirus/firewall when setting it up, but this would be done at your own risk, make sure to take the precautions needed before doing this particular method.
Minecraft is now available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Seris X/S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, IOS, Android and many more platforms.