Last update: 27 January 2019
We love your ideas and your questions! Here are some of the most common ones we get every single day:
What's in the next update?
Where are mods? How can I get them on my console?
Minecraft has a robust and ever-evolving Add-Ons system, in addition to the upcoming Script Engine, that allows for the creation of amazing mods. See aka.ms/MinecraftAddons for how you can get started making some sweet stuff!
There is no current way to allow uploading of mods to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, due to platform restrictions. For now, players on Windows 10 and mobile devices can host a multiplayer world or Realm with Add-Ons embedded to play with Add-Ons on consoles.
When is (INSERT OTHER FEATURE HERE OR THING ANNOUNCED AT MINECON) coming?
We have no timeline for when things might be added to Minecraft. Be sure to look at the rest of the Feedback site and up-vote posts requesting whatever features you like so the team knows you want to see it sooner, not later!
We don't want to give you a date for something and disappoint you if it gets delayed!
My game is broken, can you help?
Here is how to submit a bug report.
Here is how to contact support.
I am having trouble joining or leaving the beta. Why can't my friends play with me?
Please go here for an in-depth guide on joining and leaving the beta.
A few things to keep in mind while enrolled in the beta:
- You will not have access to Realms and will not be able to join non-beta players while you're previewing the beta. Featured servers may also be unavailable
- Beta builds will likely be unstable and are not representative of final version quality. Please backup your Worlds before joining the beta
- Finished releases may not include all new features, changes, and fixes from the beta to preserve stability and may slip to a later release
My gun idea keeps getting rejected from the feedback site!
If it can be classified as a gun, please don't suggest it. No amount of posts are going to change our mind on this topic, and we know that's frustrating, but we want to be completely honest about it.
Realistic firearms would push the game out of its current age rating, causing many players to not be able to play the game. In addition, they don't fit the theme of the vanilla Minecraft experience.
When we talk about guns, we are also referring to muskets, "hand cannons", bazookas, rifles, cannons, and things like that.
We need furniture!
Minecraft has all the blocks you need to make furniture! We are a fan of the official Minecraft: Guide to Creative book and there are a lot of tutorials online that will help you.
Where are sharks?
The good news is, the community has already made mods and Add-Ons that have sharks in them. If you have a good fantasy shark idea, we would love to hear it.
Why can't I join servers via IP addresses on consoles?
Console makers have restrictions over what players can connect to and these are rules that Minecraft must follow. As a result, connecting to server IP addresses is limited to Windows 10 and mobile devices.
What's going on with Super Duper?
The graphics engine is being redone to make Super Duper be super duper. When we say redone, we mean totally redone. When we have more news we will post it everywhere.
Mob spawning needs work/This mob spawns too much/not enough.
That's not really a question but we agree we need to talk about it. We made a thread for that! Please join in our discussion.
What's the latest on the Minecraft movie?
We don't have any information, sorry!
Why are there no longer updates for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PS Vita and Wii U Editions?
The older generation of consoles now make up less than 5% of our active players, so we’ve made the difficult decision to focus our efforts to support players where they play Minecraft the most and where we plan to add new features on: Java Edition, PlayStation 4 Edition, and the versions of Minecraft made with the Bedrock Engine on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, mobile, and Windows 10. (Reference)