Retirement of the iOS Global Version of Minecraft in China FAQ

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Why are you no longer updating the Mojang app?

Working with Mojang and Microsoft, NetEase plans to release the official China version of Minecraft in Mainland China. NetEase will make the game freely available to all our Chinese players and offer a tailored experience that will feature exclusive content and gameplay to delight our Chinese market.

Can people in China purchase new version of the global app?

Our global app will be discontinued for future purchase in China.

What if I want to continue playing my current version?

If you already have the game installed on your device, you can continue to play but you will not receive any future updates or ongoing support for the app. If you acquire a new device, you will not be able to download the current version to this device.

What happens to all purchased DLC?

DLC will remain on the device, but it will no longer be available in your iCloud for future downloads/reinstalls.

What happens to my realm and realm subscription?

Subscriptions will be turned off and you will be refunded for the pro-rated time prior to 20th September 2017. You can also download your realm map to your device.

What happens to my coins?

You can use the remaining balance of your coins on your mobile device, but you will not be able to purchase additional coins.

How do I download my Realm?

  1. In the Worlds tab, you’ll see your Realm listed. Press the pencil icon next to your Realm.
  2. In the Realms menu, press the Download World button

Make sure you have enough space on your device to download your Realm. If you have iTunes on a PC, you can transfer the world from your phone to your PC.

How do I download my current gameplay?

  1. On your computer, open iTunes.
  2. Sync your mobile device with iTunes.
  3. Go to the Devices menu, review the list of folders and select the Apps folder.
  4. Select the Games folder.
  5. Select the Minecraft folder.
  6. Review the various worlds saved to your iTunes account.
    Note The world names will contain a various assortment of letters, which you can later rename.
  7. Copy each world to a location on your computer that you’ll remember.

Can you build new worlds with DLCS (Skins or Textures) in NetEase even though you don’t own the those DLCs in the NetEase version?

Skins, Mash-up Packs, and community created content from the global version of Minecraft will not be transferrable or made available in the NetEase version at this time. Some texture packs obtained before the Minecraft Marketplace launch may still be able to be used in worlds where these texture packs were applied if the worlds are transferred.

Will edits on my world in the NetEase version work in my global app?

There may be edits in the NetEase version that will not sync to the global app and vice versa.

Where can I learn more about the NetEase version?

Please visit the NetEase website for more information at

Where should I go if I have additional questions?

For general Minecraft questions, please contact Minecraft support at For questions directly related to your Apple account or Apple purchases, please contact

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