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Minecraft Legends - Release Date, Gameplay, Platforms, PC System Requirements

Minecraft Legends is an upcoming action-strategy game from Mojang, releasing on PC, console, and cloud. Here's what you need to know.
Minecraft Legends - Release Date, Gameplay, Platforms, PC System Requirements

Minecraft Legends is a new upcoming action-strategy game from Mojang Studios, developed in partnership with Blackbird Interactive, and announced during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase in June 2022. While the game largely resembles classic Minecraft, it is anything but the open-ended sandbox experience of the early 2010s.

Instead, Minecraft Legends is a modern twist, boasting impressive visuals and a strategy-based campaign with players leading the charge in defending the Overworld from the destructive piglins. Here's everything you need to know about Minecraft Legends, including when it releases, all available platforms, gameplay, features, PC system requirements, and more.

Minecraft Legends - Release Date and Platforms

Minecraft Legends will release on 18 April 2023 on Microsoft Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S gameplay platforms via their respective store pages. Additionally, the game will be available on Xbox Game Pass from launch.

Minecraft Legends - Gameplay and Features

Minecraft Legends is a new action-strategy game based on the original Minecraft video game, released in November 2011. The game will feature an exciting campaign that entices new and veteran players with an online co-op and competitive multiplayer mode. According to the game's Executive Producer, Dennis Ries, "Minecraft Legends takes players to the Minecraft universe in a fun and unique new way, as they lead their allies in heroic battles to defend the Overworld."

"Players will discover a gentle land, both familiar and mysterious, full of lush biomes and rich resources. But this beautiful land is on the brink of terrible change – the piglin invasion has begun and threatens to corrupt the Overworld."

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Minecraft Legends players must defend the Overworld from the invasive piglins. (Picture: Mojang)

Discover the Mysteries

Learn the story of Minecraft Legends and explore its new yet familiar world while experiencing the Minecraft Universe in an exciting new way in this new action strategy game.

Dynamic World

Explore a beautiful land, both familiar and mysterious, full of diverse life, lush biomes, and rich resources needed to build your defenses and defeat the piglin invasion.

Epic Battles

Inspire unexpected friends to form valuable alliances, leading them in strategic battles to protect their home. Take the fight to the piglins before their Nether corruption devours the Overworld!


Challenge or team up with friends in exciting battles as you defend your village and lead your allies to defeat your opponents.

Minecraft Legends - PC System Requirements

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Minecraft Legends should run on most modern PC systems. (Picture: Mojang)

You can find the minimum and recommended PC system specifications for Minecraft Legends below, as indicated on the Steam Store page.

  • OS: Windows 10 (November 2019 Update or higher), 8 or 7 (64-bit with the latest updates; some functionality not supported on Windows 7 and 8)
  • Processor: Core i5 2.8GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 or equivalent DX11 GPU
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 8 GB available space 

Note: A 64-bit processor and operating system is required to play Minecraft Legends. Performance increases with higher-end systems. The game is not supported on Windows 10S.