How to play Minecraft-earth, which is now in the US – CNET

How to play Minecraft-earth, which is now in the US – CNET


Minecraft earth you a world around you can build on your phone with the world around you.

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Let’s get crafting! Minecraft earth, Microsoft’s new augmented reality app for iOS and Android phones, is now available in the United States. The mobile game, which has been slowly rolling out to countries in this autumn, you can explore, collect items, find the monsters and go on adventures in an AR world on your mobile phone.

Over 10 years, we have played blocky game desktop and mobile devices consoles and VR-headsets, and excited, promised Minecraft movie. But Minecraft earth, could constitute the next big step for Minecraft, the crazy-popular lo-fi sandbox game from your computer screen and puts it in the real world, where you gather resources, encounter mobs, build structures, and adventures with friends and strangers, all on your mobile phone.

Minecraft earth is the last attempt to turn gaming on mobile phones by AR. Mobile gaming generated $68.5 billion by the end of 2019, so that up to 45% of the global games market, according to Newzoo. Augmented reality and virtual reality are bound, as the future of immersive gaming, and while she is not out yet, a growing target group of players that play on the streets, not just Pokemon Go, and Penetration, but also Harry Potter and the sorcerer Clubs. (So, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg thinks Facebook can save you, AR.)

Microsoft has said it will Roll out to Android the game to the public and iOS players from country to country through the autumn. I have the game betas and early access versions of the game, as there is always access to the beginning of September, and here is my experience so far with Microsoft’s new AR game.


trees, a cow, chests, and other tappables on the Minecraft Earth map.

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What is earth is Minecraft?

Minecraft earth to find the popular open-ended sandbox game, and then rotates it to an AR-environment. on your phone, similar to Pokemon and Harry Potter: wizards Unite has to Go for this Franchise. 

How you go with the in-game map, find “tappables” — trees, treasure boxes, cases, crates, chickens and other well-known Minecraft-objects — you have to tap to collect items to keep in your inventory. You can also create models of structures, and then put it in the real world in full, to explore by yourself or with friends. Each full-scale block is 1 meter high, and structures that you can provide, be said 256 blocks high, Micorosoft, therefore, for large projects, you need some space. 

And, of course, because it is Minecraft, to discover adventure on your card, the inclusion of the survivors to attack a skeleton will encounter, for example, or the avoidance of a pool of lava, treasure.

when is it coming out Minecraft earth?

Microsoft is slowly rolling out access to the game from country to country through the autumn. Now, early access to the game (on Android and iOS) is now available in the USA as well as Australia, Canada, Iceland, Mexico, new Zealand, Philippines, UK, South Korea, and Sweden.

as soon As it hits your area, download from the app store and start playing.


Can I play on any Android phone or iPhone?

To play Minecraft earth, you need an iPhone with iOS 10 (or higher) or an Android-phone with Android operating system 7 or higher. You also need to

How do you play it?

minecraft earth inventory

Some of the rare Minecraft earth stored items in the inventory.

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As for Pokemon that you mainly play Minecraft outside of earth to look over the map of the game, collect items and places to explore. 

As you walk around the trees, pigs, chests, and other Minecraft items spawn on the map. If you are in range of a strategy-object, your phone gives you a little vibration and you can tap on the object to find elements, add it to your inventory. 

Collecting items gives you experience points (XP towards leveling up. In contrast to some other AR games, the inventory is unlimited, so you can collect stones so many stacks of oak logs or patches as you want.

you can also gain experience by participating in challenges and adventure (see What adventures are, below, for more information).

you can Find challenges you to tap on the tab at the bottom of the screen with a sign on it. You touch on the challenges of the book to see your tasks, to gather, collect, animals, and placing torches to the building of structures.

Note that the game blocks you collect items while you are driving, at speeds faster than 15 mph-so go ahead and try to play, as a passenger, but don ‘ T even think about building structures, while behind the wheel.

you Can play Minecraft earth on the inside, too? 

Sure, to a certain degree. If you want to build, start with what the game calls the build plates that are pre-fabricated, in-the-world-structures that you can use to create your own design. Basically, they save you time. 

the build plates are easier to work with on the buildings where you can see the small scale model on a table and go from there. 

minecraft earth build plate

One of the build plates that you can buy.

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The game comes with five of these ready-made templates for free, and the game, the store offers a dozen or more, you can buy with rupees, the currency of the game. 

The build plates themselves, each run of 75 to 375 rupees. You can earn rubies and you collect items on the map, and you can buy them in bulk through the Shop with real money, range from 40 for $1.99 to 950 for $39.99. You will find in the “How do you want to build?” Section for more on the construction.

After you have started work on a buildlplate you can’t reset or restore it. Of course, you can re-create what was originally on the build plate using your resources.

How to build?


The lifesize version of one of the smaller builds, take the most of an alley.

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With the “Build mode”, you are working on small-scale-model-variants of structures. Then, if you’re happy with your creation, you have a full-size version on the game card. 

This full-size “Play mode” version will disappear after you are done, and everything you do, this full-scale version will not be saved back to the Build mode version of the structure. 

And you can invite friends to help you build and explore structures. Even the smallest of full-size structures are large, so make sure you have enough space to set up and explore their structure.

How do you craft and smelt?

Along the bottom, below the map, tap the fuel icon (it is in the middle of the display, a crafting table, stonecutter, furnace, and enchanting table). 

For this craft an item, tap on the Crafting area, choose a recipe from below half of the window, select how many of the item you would like to make, and then tap the craft. Each item takes a while — a stone sword, takes a little over 3 minutes, for example, and a diamond pickaxe is 8 hours. You can craft only one item at a time right now, but you will be able to craft items at the same time in one of the next Updates.

smelting works the same way. Tap on the melt area, select a recipe, and a fuel source, and tap Roch. Other elements have different melting times. Glass takes 51 seconds, for example.

you can rubies the speed for crafting and smelting time by spending.

What is it with skins?

Minecraft earth comes with the Standard Steve and Alex skins, but you can make your skin by tapping on your profile icon in the upper-left corner From there, tap on the character tab, and then tap edit. Now, you can either tap the Classic Skins tab in the lower right to get a ready-made skin or to touch the character Creator tab in the middle to our own custom skin.

you also mine coins can buy personalized items in the character Creator. Mine coins range from 320 for $1.99 to 3,500 for $19.99.

What is adventure?


Three of the lighthouses on the map, which means three adventures on the horizon.

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Because it is Minecraft, they go on adventures include exploring caves, and fighting skeletons. These adventures are marked on the map with a lighthouse, and if you are within range of a, you tap the enter key. 

Go on an adventure that will require you to dig or chop or fight hostile mobs — so you reload a gun and a pickaxe in your hotbar, as you begin. You will be rewarded if they complete successfully, and if you shared an adventure with a friend, everything that you collect. Adventures are timed, so don’t mess around too much.

I’m going to play the game remain, such as Microsoft prepares for the worldwide release, and I’ll updated you keep this manual, what’s new. In the meantime, you can also follow along with GameSpot experience with Minecraft earth.

Originally this summer and updated with new information.

Released on Tue, 12 Nov 2019 22:30:34 +0000

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