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Minecraft Legends is an action strategy video game released on April 18, 2023, developed by Mojang Studios and Blackbird Interactive, and published by Xbox Game Studios on Windows and Xbox, and Mojang Studios on other platforms.


Minecraft Legends key art

Key art by Mojang Studios

Minecraft Legends is a story that is grounded as a legend lost to time that is now only remembered in a powerful tale passed down from villager to villager. The legend itself tells of a great hero who saved the Overworld by uniting every mob against an invasion by the ravenous piglins before their Nether corruption devours the Overworld and everything with it.[7]

MINECRAFT LEGENDS – Stories are powerful. Legends teach us about what has passed and what might have been. They create a bridge between us and generations long past as well as the ones to come. Starting today, we want to tell you another story – about peaceful coexistence, where adventurers did not get chills when hearing hissing, groans, or the clatter of bones. And the moment when a terrifying force threatened to corrupt this idyllic world forever. This is a story about the Overworld of Minecraft Legends.

Cristina Anderca[7]


The gameplay of Minecraft Legends is that of a real-time strategy game. While strategy is the core of the game, some of its mechanics were inspired by action games. In the game, the player takes on the third person perspective of a great hero who must defend settlements & villages, create outposts, make allies with mobs, and fight hordes of piglins to stop the spread of the Nether corruption. The game allows the player character to direct and give directions to allies. [7] The game includes random world generation that is different from Minecraft with mobs and biomes. The player character’s primary objective is to gather resources in the world to build defenses against the piglins. The game supports multiplayer gameplay with up to 8 players, 4 on each team, where they can either challenge other player characters for a battle or team up to defeat opponents.[8][9]

Minecraft Legends began first as an idea before Mojang Studios decided to collaborate with a Vancouver-based studio called Blackbird Interactive (who also developed Minecraft Earth) to develop the game as a Minecraft strategy game.[7] In Minecraft Legends, maps are made procedurally. Land and resources must be used to beat the opposing team.


Minecraft Legends has a total of 4 bosses. 3 of them appear after you clear all of the bases of each horde, and one appears after you defeat the other three. They are:

The Beast

The Beast is a boss enemy and the leader of the Horde of the Hunt. It can be fought after all of the Horde of the Hunt bases are destroyed. It is very fast and highly destructive with it tearing through structures. Sometimes at night, it will launch an attack on a random village.

The Devourer

The Devourer is a boss enemy and the leader of the Horde of the Spore. It has lots of overgrowth and fungi growths coming off its body and resemble that of a zombie-like life form. It can be fought after all of the Horde of the Spore bases are destroyed.

The Unbreakable

The Unbreakable is a boss enemy and the leader of the Horde of the Bastion. It can be fought after all of the Horde of the Bastion bases are destroyed. The Unbreakable is a large Piglin with lots of gold trimming, including a golden Mohawk, shoulder guard, and gauntlet. It also carries a large pack on its back which acts as a flamethrower. It also has an iron jaw.

The Great Hog

The Great Hog is the final boss enemy of Minecraft Legends and the leader of all three Piglin hordes. It can be fought after all of the hordes are defeated. This boss will appear at The Well of Fate. It has red skin, a magic weapon in one hand, a spear in the other. Defeating it will complete the game and will result in all remaining piglins and their structures disappearing.

Purchase and availability[]

The Standard Edition of the game is available for US$39.99 (Can$49.49, 39.69, £34.99, A$49.45, NZ$59.90, S$56.85). It is included with Xbox Game Pass for Console, PC Game Pass, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Minecraft Legends Deluxe Edition is available for US$49.99 (Can$64.99, €49.99, £44.99, A$69.95, NZ$79.40, S$72). It includes the base game and the Deluxe Skin Pack.

The game is available on the following platforms:

  • Windows 10+
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X|S
  • Nintendo Switch
  • PlayStation 4
  • PlayStation 5

The game is also playable on Xbox Cloud Gaming (requires Xbox Game Pass Ultimate). For more information, visit the official web page. For a list of compatible devices, visit this page on Xbox Support. For information on how to get Xbox Cloud Gaming on the Steam Deck, visit this page on Microsoft Support.

There are two different editions of the game:

  • Standard Edition
  • Minecraft Legends Deluxe Edition

Supported languages[]

According to the Steam page:

Languages Interface Full Audio Subtitles
English Yes Yes Yes
European French Yes Yes Yes
Italian Yes Yes Yes
German Yes Yes Yes
European Spanish Yes Yes Yes
Arabic Yes No Yes
Bulgarian Yes No Yes
Czech Yes No Yes
Danish Yes No Yes
Dutch Yes Yes Yes
Finnish Yes No Yes
Greek Yes No Yes
Hungarian Yes No Yes
Japanese Yes Yes Yes
Korean Yes Yes Yes
Norwegian Yes No Yes
Polish Yes Yes Yes
European Portuguese Yes Yes Yes
Brazilian Portuguese Yes Yes Yes
Russian Yes Yes Yes
Simplified Chinese Yes Yes Yes
Latin American Spanish Yes Yes Yes
Swedish Yes Yes Yes
Traditional Chinese Yes Yes Yes
Turkish Yes No Yes
Ukrainian Yes No Yes

System requirements[]

According to the Steam page:

Component Windows
Minimum Recommended
Notes Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS Windows 10 (May 2020 Update or higher) or Windows 11
Processor Intel Core i5 2.8 GHz or equivalent Intel Core i5 3.4 GHz or equivalent
Memory 8 GB RAM
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780, AMD Radeon 285, Intel HD 520, or equivalent DX12 GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD FX-4100
DirectX Version 12
Network Broadband internet connection
Storage 24 GB available space
Additional Notes Performance increases with higher-end systems. Not supported on Windows in S mode.


  • Minecraft Legends was first teased in a background poster in a Minecraft Dungeons developer interview.[10]