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Minecraft Legends Eases past 3 Million Players as First Update Arrives

Minecraft Legends now has over three million players and is receiving an update to improve matchmaking and squash bugs.


Legends has been available across platforms since April 18 and is now getting its first update. Furthermore, says that the game already has over three million players.

It is worth noting that not all of those players have purchased the game. That's because Minecraft Legends is available through Microsoft's service on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. Still, customers pay a subscription for that service, so Microsoft is winning either way.

There is no doubt that Minecraft Legends is already really popular. Although, Minecraft Earth started with similar success before losing traction. The AR game had millions of users, but Microsoft eventually decided to shutter the game as interest fell.

That's not to say the same will happen with Minecraft Legends and the early success is impressive. The franchise branding and strong reviews have propelled the strong start for the game.

Minecraft developer, Mojang, is also sending out the first update for the game. While this is not a feature release, the update now allows players to invite friends to their team through matchmaking. Elsewhere, there are a bunch of fixes for bugs such as audio glitches and game crashing. See more about update 1.17.28951 here

Changing the Core Gameplay of Minecraft

Minecraft Legends is one of the biggest first-party exclusives Microsoft has planned for this year. It was developed between Mojang Studios and Blackbird Interactive and features action and strategy-based gameplay.

The game is an open-world environment for a single-player campaign, online co-op, and the PVP element. That PVP component is what is getting many people interested in Minecraft Legends. Players from across platforms enter into two teams of four players in a procedurally generated world. Because each world is different the players do not know what they are getting each time and must collaborate and combine resources to defeat the opposing team.

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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