How to update Minecraft to latest version: Step-by-step guide

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Perhaps no other game franchise in the last decade has been as resilient as Minecraft, as it has been able to evolve and stay relevant. This title, which began as a somewhat small, indie offering, has dominated sales charts as one of the premier franchises of the industry.

Minecraft has grown into a significant force in the industry, and it has done so by continually evolving. This game already had a pretty engaging and in-depth gameplay loop from the start, but Mojang has built upon that as well.

The essential part of developing a long-running game like Minecraft is to retain the player base and add more gamers. Doing so is always the goal, and Minecraft does this better than almost any other offering.

Players must always keep their Minecraft version updated to experience everything it has to offer. Here's how they can do so.

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How to update to the latest version of Minecraft


Minecraft, on all platforms, updates automatically and should require no work from the user. However, they can manually do so if, for some reason, it doesn't happen automatically.

On Java Edition (PC):

  1. Open the Minecraft Launcher (download link here).
  2. On the right of the "Play" button, select "Latest Release".
  3. The game will then download the updates if there are any.

On Android/iOS:

  1. Simply open the app on Google Play Store/App Store.
  2. Select "Update", if the button is available.
  3. The app will then get updated.

On PS4:

  1. Press the "Options" button when selecting Minecraft.
  2. Select "Check for updates".

On Xbox One:

  1. Go to "My Apps & Games."
  2. Select Minecraft and press the more options button.
  3. From the list, select "Manage game & add-ons" and then "Updates."

Also read: How to download Minecraft Dungeons?

For detailed guides, walkthroughs, tips & more, check out SK Minecraft Wiki

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Edited by Ravi Iyer
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