Minecraft Earth Released in the United States Today

  • The game is currently available for iOS and Android
  • Some users are experiencing compatibility issues

November 12, 2019 marks the release of Minecraft Earth for iOS and Android. 

Players can now experience all the wonders of the voxel-based game that has dominated popular culture for over 10 years, in augmented reality. 

Minecraft Earth functions very similarly to Pokemon GO or Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, in which players are put into a virtual representation of their actual geographic location. This time, the Minecraft world allows players to collect items and blocks, as well as build Minecraft contraptions with friends.

The game is still currently in closed beta, so there are still many improvements to be made to the game before release. 

You can check out our guides to Minecraft Earth on our Minecraft Earth page at the link below. 

Download for iOSDownload for Android

Phone Compatibility and Minecraft Earth

Minecraft Earth is reported to be supported by any device that has fully functioning AR features on iOS or Android.

For iOS, the requirements are:

  • iOS 12 or greater
  • ARKit support

For Android:

  • Android 8.0 or greater
  • ARCore support

However, some Android users are reporting that some phones are incompatible, even though they have the listed features and are fully supported by Google. 

Source: Official Minecraft Earth Discord

Pixel and Pixel XL phones are currently incompatible with Minecraft Earth.

Reddit has reported that the Samsung A70 is also unsupported. 

Users on the Official Minecraft Discord server have also reported the LG V30 is incompatible with the game. 

If your Android phone is listed in the official Google Developers page, but still doesn't have access to the game, leave a comment below and let us know what phone you're using!


David Teraoka is the news editor for GamePress News. He has been a contributor, manager, and editor for GamePress since 2017. Vinyl collector and lover of all games. From HI.