Is it possible to get Minecraft (pc/java) for free after purchasing windows 10 version?

  • I do think the offer is one directional only (Java -> Win10/Pocket version for free).. not an answer though because I am not 100% sure.
    – James
    Commented Apr 12, 2017 at 0:19
  • No; it is not possible to get the legacy Java version for free
    – Ramhound
    Commented Apr 12, 2017 at 1:29
  • 1
    It's not "legacy", it's a full product in active development with plans for the future. Commented Jan 2, 2018 at 22:06
  • 4
    Possible duplicate of Can you get Minecraft Java for free if you have purchased Minecraft Bedrock?
    – pppery
    Commented Jul 11, 2022 at 15:01

2 Answers 2


No, Microsoft and Mojang have stated that the versions are different, so if you want to play both, you have to pay for both.

They are essentially different products.


It is now possible to do the opposite: If you buy Minecraft Java, you can get a free copy of the Windows 10 edition here.

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