In 2020, Mojang began encouraging players to migrate their accounts, but now there’s no choice in the matter. The voluntary migration period will end March 10, 2022. Meaning, those playing Minecraft: Java Edition who haven’t migrated their accounts will not be able to play until you complete the migration process.
First and foremost, migrating to a Microsoft account provides more account security. Players will be able to activate two-factor authentication and utilize all security features that comes with a Microsoft account.
Players will also have all PC Minecraft games in one place, rather than spread across different logins.
Simply put: no. Everything with the game will stay the same! You won’t lose your saves, settings, or username in Minecraft. It’s best to think of this more like an account linking, such as when you link your Ubisoft account to Xbox Game Pass!
Each Mojang account must be connected to a unique Microsoft account. This means that you’ll have to create separate Microsoft accounts to migrate your Mojang accounts. Is this easy to do? Absolutely, but we understand that it’s an inconvenience.
Thankfully, the latest Minecraft Launcher has an account switching feature, so you can easily switch between them.
Depending on how you feel about this change, it’s up for debate on whether this is better for the playerbase or not. Those concerned about privacy, we recommend checking out Microsoft’s Privacy Report and revisiting your settings for Optional data sharing.