Minecraft EULA Update

In this blog post, we will give you a brief update on the new Minecraft EULA. We will of course not bore you with all the minute changes, but instead only cover the major topics and updates. So, sit back and relax while we present the information in this blog post.

As it most often is with important documents like the Minecraft EULA and the Commercial Usage Guidelines, it is not the most exhilarating reading. But we will do our best to make it short and digestible for you.

Even though the Minecraft EULA is a boring read, it most definitely impacts the Minecraft community as a whole. For this reason, we want to give all of you the opportunity to stay up to date on the latest changes, as it very well could affect you and your gameplay.

Like the recent decision by Mojang to ban guns in Minecraft. This ban most definitely had a huge impact on the gameplay for those who used these kinds of mods. Should you want to read more about that ban, you can follow this link.

What’s New?

The general goal of this update is to change the language and voice of the Minecraft EULA to fit the current state of affairs. This means that all mentions of Mojang Accounts have been changed to Microsoft Accounts to fit the recent migration over to Microsoft Accounts.

The EULA has also had a lot of content removed, that was already present in the Microsoft Services Agreement. This makes the EULA a lot clearer and simpler to digest, as information is not duplicated across both documents.

Additionally, they have also updated their Commercial Usage Guidelines and Brand and Asset Guidelines with minor adjustments to better fit the merge of Mojang Accounts into Microsoft Accounts.

They followed the same thinking of trying to simplify, and since much of the above document have content that is duplicated from the EULA. It has also been merged into the brand new Minecraft Usage Guidelines.


To sum it all up, the goal of all these changes is to make these documents a bit more digestible and understandable for the reader. However, it is debatable if such documents ever can become fully understandable, but that is a discussion for a later time.

We understand that the majority of our community probably have not read a single word of these documents, and probably never will. However, we want to make sure that you at least are aware of the changes that have been made, and maybe you will have a read at some point.

With that said, this blog post was just a short update on the recent Minecraft EULA changes. Should you want to read Minecraft’s own blog post on the subject, you can find it here. Thank you for reading, and we will see you in the next one. Bye!