April 14, 2024

If you’re taking part in Minecraft on PC utilizing the Xbox app, watch out earlier than you replace the favored open-world survival sport. Developer Mojang says you may find yourself destroying your saved worlds—until you do some digital repairing.

On March 15, at around 2:30 am EST, Mojang’s official assist account on Twitter warned all PC gamers utilizing the Xbox app to not replace Minecraft by means of the app. “Should you accomplish that, your worlds could also be misplaced,” mentioned Mojang, like some sinister and overly dramatic comedian e-book villain.

So what ought to Minecraft gamers on PC who use the Xbox app do as a substitute? Properly, you’ll must obtain a separate instrument—the Gaming Companies Restore Device—after which run that piece of software program first earlier than putting in any updates for Minecraft.

“Utilizing this instrument updates the Gaming Companies to model 19.87.13001.0, which is able to keep away from the replace error,” says Microsoft on its official assist web page. There, gamers can discover directions for how one can obtain and run the instrument. It looks like lots to ask individuals to just do to play a sport through your launcher. However the different is all of your worlds presumably being destroyed.

Kotaku has reached out to Xbox and Mojang for extra data.

Minecraft gamers report years-old saves have been deleted

Not less than just a few replies to Microsoft’s tweet recommend some of us have misplaced years of saved worlds after updating Minecraft. “2.5 years of stuff, together with a ton of javascript initiatives from the final yr,” mentioned one individual. “Similar right here, up to date on Tuesday every little thing gone,” replied another person. Over on the Mojang bugs tracker, different gamers have reported dropping all their worlds. It appears the bug has been affecting some of us for not less than two days now.

Weirdly, so far as I can inform, Microsoft hasn’t posted about this downside in different areas of the web. The main Minecraft Twitter account, with over 7 million followers, hasn’t shared the assist tweet or talked about that people may need to use this instrument to guard their worlds from being Thanos-snapped away through an replace on PC. As an alternative, as of this writing, the most recent tweet from that massive account is only a Pi Day joke.

Hopefully no matter is inflicting this difficulty with the the Xbox PC app shall be fastened quickly and folk received’t be made to hop by means of some bizarre hoops to play a sport they already personal and have doubtless loved for years.