Minecraft Earth beta is coming to Android devices next week

Players must be 18 years old with a device running Android 7 or above

Minecraft Earth beta is coming to Android devices next week

The beta for Mojang’s new location-based augmented reality mobile game Minecraft Earth arrives on Android devices next week.

The news was revealed on the official Twitter account (below) for the title.

Closed beta testing for the game began in July, exclusively for iOS. Players can now sign up for the Android beta on the Minecraft website.

To take part, players need a Microsoft or Xbox Live account, must be 18 years old and have a device that runs Android 7 or above.

What is Minecraft Earth?

Minecraft Earth was first revealed by Microsoft in May, with a trailer launched as part of the 10th-anniversary celebrations for the IP.

The game is a free-to-play augmented reality experience, somewhat similar to Niantic’s Pokemon Go and allows players to explore the world of Minecraft through mobile devices.

Players can build creations with friends and place them in the real world. The survival instincts of users will also be tested as they battle Minecraft mobs.

Staff Writer

Kayleigh is the Staff Writer for Besides PGbiz and PCGI she has written as a list writer for Game Rant, rambling about any and all things games related. You can also find her on Twitter talking utter nonsense.