Bedrock Edition


Mojang AB
Microsoft Studios


Android, iOS, Fire OS, Windows 10, Gear VR, Fire TV, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch


Android: October 7, 2011
iOS: November 17, 2011
Fire OS: September 13, 2012
Windows 10 Mobile: February 22, 2017
Windows 10: July 29, 2015
Gear VR: April 27, 2016
Fire TV: December 19, 2016
Xbox One: September 20, 2017
Nintendo Switch: 2018

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The Bedrock Edition refers to the multi-platform family of editions of Minecraft developed by Mojang AB, Microsoft Studios, 4J Studios, and SkyBox Labs which as of the Better Together Update include the Pocket Edition (for all mobile platforms), Windows 10 Edition, Gear VR Edition, Fire TV Edition, and Xbox One Edition, and Nintendo Switch Edition. The PlayStation 4 Edition is slated to receive the Better Together Update and become a part of the Bedrock Edition family.

Minecraft, with no subtitle, is the title of all Bedrock editions, regardless of platform.

Similarities and Differences (Java and Bedrock)

Similarities Differences
Both have most new 1.13 features. Bedrock has less lag than Java.
Both available on Windows.

Bedrock does not have new combat features, (no shields/sword blocking, no attack cool-down, can only hold specific items in off hand (maps, arrows)).

Can have resource packs. Bedrock has the ability to connect to other devices with Xbox live, this includes PE, Xbox, Switch etc.
Both are official Minecraft games. Bedrock has easier access to cheats (are switches in the menu) and has the Education Edition pre-installed.
Both can access servers and multiplayer/LAN On Java, resource packs are (mostly) free, but on Bedrock they cost Minecoins
Both are able to download worlds (copy) Java can have mods whereas Bedrock cannot. However, bedrock can have add-ons unlike Java
Both (on the world menu) use world BARS with the name, version, and a picture, however, Bedrock updates the picture whereas Java does not. Bedrock has the paper doll in the top left corner of the screen, like Playstation edition and Xbox edition. It can also have coordinates under the doll if a player turns it on in the world options.
Players are unable to take an in-game screenshot in Bedrock. Although players are able to do the shortcut (Windows key+PrtScr) to take a full screenshot, or can use the snipping tool.