Mojang has warned users not to update Minecraft through the Xbox app on Windows 10/11 to save worlds

Mojang has warned users not to update Minecraft through the Xbox app on Windows 10/11 to save worlds

March 15, 2024 Mojang warned users that they cannot in any case update Minecraft through the Xbox application in Windows 10 and 11. Otherwise, they will not be able to avoid the incident with irreversible game worlds (saves).

“Don’t update Minecraft through the Xbox app on PC. If you do, your worlds may be lost. We recommend running the Game Services Recovery Tool for PC before installing the Minecraft update. For more information, go here,” Mojang said.

There is a dedicated support page on the Microsoft forums that describes how to avoid update errors that can wipe out user worlds in Minecraft. To do this, users should run one of the built-in troubleshooters:

  • launch the Xbox app on your computer and click your profile icon;

  • click “Support”;

  • click “Game Services Recovery Tool”;

  • click “Start troubleshooting”;

  • wait for the program to complete the process, then update the game;

  • the troubleshooter will update game services to version 19.87.13001.0, which should fix the Minecraft world uninstallation bug for Windows.

This bug does not affect Minecraft: Java Edition. Users are also advised to always back up their worlds in Minecraft for Windows (Bedrock) by exporting them to a separate file. To do this, select the world you want to back up, click the edit button next to it, scroll down and select the Export World option. You then need to select a folder to store the world in and click Export to move your world to another computer, console or mobile device.

Previously, Marketplace Pass appeared in Minecraft – this is a subscription to the content of the Minecraft Market. There are texture packs, maps, and mini-games on the market, some of which are created by other players. The cost of the Marketplace Pass is $4, but the price will vary by region.

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