Minecraft is an open-world game loved by gamers worldwide. The game’s developers often release updates to the game to get rid of bugs and optimize the gaming experience further. And in order to enjoy the newest, most stable version of Minecraft, you have to keep it up to date!
Normally, the game updates automatically while your device is in standby mode or is connected to an active internet connection.
But if you are facing problems with automatic updates, you will have to update Minecraft manually. In this guide, I will tell you how to do just that.
How To Update Minecraft Windows 10 Edition
First of all, make sure that you have Minecraft Windows 10 edition so you can easily update it through the Microsoft store. If you have the other versions of Minecraft, though, such as Minecraft PE (Pocket Edition), they won’t update through the Microsoft store.
To manually update your Minecraft Windows 10 Edition, you have to do the following:
Step 1: Go to the Start Menu.
Step 2: Search and open the Microsoft Store.
Step 3: Once you’re in the store, click on the three dots located at the top right corner and select Downloads and Updates.
Step 4: Click on Get Updates.
After clicking “Get Updates,” Microsoft checks and installs all the latest updates for every application, including Minecraft for Windows 10.
When all the updates are completed you will get a message “You’re good to go.”
Your Minecraft for Windows 10 should be on the latest version now.
You may encounter problems after updating your Minecraft for Windows 10 manually. But don’t worry, as I have a solution for this as well.
Minecraft For Windows 10 Still Won’t Update
What if the above method doesn’t work? Uninstall Minecraft for Windows 10 and reinstall it. (Warning: doing so may result in losing game data, so backup before you do this). Head over to the Microsoft Store and search for Minecraft for Windows 10 and click the Get button. A fresh installation will surely guarantee that you get all the latest updates for Minecraft for Windows 10.
Minecraft for Windows 10 Not Available on Microsoft Store
If you don’t find Minecraft for Windows 10 in your Microsoft store, you probably have a different game edition. In this case, simply backup the files and uninstall the game and try installing it from the Microsoft Store.
This simple step will help you update your copy of Minecraft for Windows 10.
Just make sure that your Windows is on the latest version to avoid any errors after updating the game. Also, make sure your drivers are up to date as well (graphic card, especially) to optimize your gaming experience.
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