Minecraft Beta

Minecraft Beta Guide and FAQs

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 the game, joining the 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.

How to Join the 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.

How to Leave the 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.

Minecraft Beta FAQs

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

If you’re still receiving the Minecraft for Windows 10 Beta or Minecraft with RTX for Windows 10 Beta build after unenrolling, please try the steps below:

Solution A:

  • Uninstall and reinstall Minecraft for Windows 10.

Solution B:

  1. Re-join the Minecraft for Windows 10 Beta (navigate to Insider content > Minecraft for Windows 10 > Join), and select the Group you want to leave.
  2. Once the registration completes, select Manage > Unenroll.
  3. Once the unenroll completes, uninstall and reinstall Minecraft for Windows 10.

Solution C: 

  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.
  7. Uninstall and reinstall Minecraft for Windows 10.