What is Minecraft?
Minecraft is a virtual building game that allows players to build with a variety of blocks in a 3D environment to create their own world. It is an open world or sandbox game, meaning that players have the ability to create, modify or destroy their environments and they are free to choose how they play the game. Other activities include exploration, resource gathering, crafting objects or items and combat with other players. Players can interact with other players in the Minecraft world and use online chat. In-app purchasing is also available.
Apps: Android app, Apple iOS app
How do people use Minecraft?
Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use online games like Minecraft.
Minecraft is used for: gaming, messaging/online chat, online relationships, in-app purchasing and voice chat.
Third party voice chat apps are also commonly used by players of Minecraft to allow them to talk to one another.
How can you mute, block or report someone?
- Mute, block or report players
Learn how to mute, report or block another player on Minecraft.
How can you protect your personal information?
- Privacy settings
Learn how to change your privacy settings and make your account as secure as possible.
- Parental controls and child accounts
Learn how to turn off multiplayer mode, block communication settings and set up a child account.
Key safety links
- Support Centre
Provides a range of general help, safety and security information.
- Stay Safe
Safety tips to help you stay safe while playing Minecraft on Xbox.
- Terms and conditions
Provides information on what is expected from you in order to use and play Minecraft.
- Privacy statement