Menu

Minecraft Beta Guide and FAQs

This post was originally published here

Minecraft Beta Guide and FAQs by Xbox Wire

Since it kicked off in 2017, the Minecraft Beta has been one of the Xbox Insider Program’s most active playtests, and we’ve created this resource to assist with joining or leaving.

NOTE: To participate in the Minecraft Beta on Xbox One or Windows 10, you must own Minecraft. If you don’t own Minecraft, joining the Minecraft Beta will redirect you to the Store page where you can purchase the game.

NOTE: You won’t have access to Realms while previewing a Minecraft Beta update.

To join the Minecraft Beta:

  1. On Xbox One or a Windows 10 PC, sign in and launch the Xbox Insider Hub.
  2. Navigate to Insider content > Minecraft (or Minecraft for Windows 10 on PC)
  3. Select Join.
  4. Wait until the enrollment completes (Pending no longer appears in the Xbox Insider Hub).
  5. Install Minecraft from the Store page, or, if Minecraft is already installed, launch the game and wait for an update prompt.

To leave the Minecraft Beta:

  1. On Xbox One or a Windows 10 PC, sign in with the account that registered for the Minecraft Beta and launch the Xbox Insider Hub.
  2. Navigate to Insider content > Minecraft (or Minecraft for Windows 10 on PC)
  3. Select Manage.
  4. Use the radio button to select Unenroll (Leave this preview), then select Done.
  5. Wait an additional 30-60 minutes after unenrollment completes (Pending no longer appears in the Xbox Insider Hub).
  6. Uninstall and reinstall Minecraft.

FAQs

I’m trying to leave the Minecraft Beta on my Windows 10 PC, but the beta still installs even after following the steps to leave? 

Very rarely this can occur on Windows 10 PCs when multiple accounts have signed in and played the game. In these circumstances, try the following steps:

  1. From the Search bar on your Windows 10 PC, type “Command Prompt
  2. From the search results, right click on “Command Prompt (Desktop app)
  3. From the context menu, select Run as Administrator.
  4. Select “Yes” if you are prompted with “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?”
  5. In the Administrator: Command Prompt window, type powershell and press Enter.
  6. In the Administrator: Command Prompt window, type Get-AppxPackage -allusers *minecraftUWP* | remove-appxpackage -allusers and press Enter.

Sick Empire
Sick Empire is a growing gaming community that brings players together from around the world. Visit us on your favorite social network to stay up to date on everything gaming and to find out how you can play with the Sick Empire team.

No comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

YouTube Videos