Way back in 2020, Mojang announced a momentous change was coming to Minecraft. Not that Caves and Cliffs update, which was great and everything, but actually an account migration from Mojang to Microsoft. Java Edition of Minecraft would remain exactly as it’d always been–it was just player accounts that needed to move servers.
More than two years later, Mojang is telling everyone who hasn’t already migrated accounts to hurry up and do that. After September 19, 2023, all Mojang accounts will become inaccessible and you’ll have to start over from scratch with a Microsoft account.
“Since 2021, millions of Java Edition players have switched over from their old accounts to Microsoft accounts,” wrote Mojang in its announcement. “We’re happy that so many of you are already enjoying benefits like a single account for all Minecraft games, two-factor authentication, improved player safety – and of course, capes! Even better, Mojang Account holders automatically got access to Minecraft: Bedrock Edition for Windows upon migrating to a Microsoft Account as a bonus! What could be better?”
The specific migration deadline is September 19, 2023 at 11 AM ET (17:00 PM CEST). After that point, “unmigrated Mojang accounts will not be able to sign in to Minecraft.net or the Minecraft Launcher to migrate.” The real deadline might even be a bit…
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