Minecraft Legends launch art, featuring the three piglin hordes looming over the Overworld and its inhabitants. The hero faces the piglins as they rally their allies into battle.

Minecraft Legends is here

It’s time to unite the Overworld!

Are you ready to raise your banner in Minecraft Legends? I sure am. I’ve been preparing for months, running around the office straddling a mop and waving a makeshift flag at people. Turns out Mojang employees aren’t as eager to join the fight as the brave mobs and golems of Minecraft Legends! But they sure give a mean death stare. 

Luckily, my days of being shooed from the office are over, because Minecraft Legends is out now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5|4, Steam, Windows 11|10, PC Game Pass, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Xbox Cloud Gaming! In fact, you could be playing this awesome action strategy game right now instead of reading this post. As a writer, my ego will survive if you click away now, because I know the Overworld needs you!

But if you’re thinking hold your mop-horses, I need to know more about this Minecraft Legends game you’re talking about, then of course, read on. After you’ve watched the launch trailer!

Minecraft Legends’ story

Minecraft Legends is the new action strategy game we made in partnership with Blackbird Interactive where you play as the brave hero who unites the inhabitants of the Overworld to fight off a devastating piglin invasion. Nether portals have appeared all over the once-peaceful Overworld, bringing piglins and spreading netherrack, and it’s up to you to lead the charge and destroy them before the corruption covers everything! In this game, mobs that you would typically fight or avoid in the original Minecraft will become your friends and fight alongside you. The story of Minecraft Legends is one that’s been passed down through time in the Overworld, so who’s to say whether it’s real or not? The truth is nobody can, so it’s up to you to discover it and craft your own theories!

Minecraft Legends’ gameplay

In Minecraft Legends, you play as the hero! You might think that means you’ll be doing all the fighting, but actually: you’ll be doing all the leading. In Legends you’re not the only fighter, and in fact, your allies are better equipped to deal with the piglins than you are. Your task is to summon new friends and lead them in battle to defeat the rampaging piglins. You will have to defend villages, destroy piglin bases, and more to push back the piglins’ Nether corruption. Different allies have different strengths and weaknesses, which when used wisely can give you the edge in battle. 

In true Minecraft fashion, you must also make sure that you don’t run out of resources, so that you can keep spawning allies and building defensive or offensive structures. Exploring the Overworld is also important: it’s how you meet new friends and discover new resources, and even treasure! Plus, you’ll get to experience a new Overworld each time you play through the campaign, because every playthrough generates a unique map.

Minecraft Legends’ platforms

Minecraft Legends is available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5|4, Steam, Windows 11|10, PC Game Pass, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. If you’re a Game Pass subscriber, you can play the base game right away at no additional cost!

Minecraft Legends’ editions

You can choose between the Standard Edition of Minecraft Legends (i.e. the base game) for $39.99 USD and the Deluxe Edition for $49.99 USD, which includes the base game and the Deluxe Skin pack for a discounted price. The Deluxe Skin Pack includes one hero skin and four mount skins, plus an additional mount skin when it becomes available post launch. You can purchase the Deluxe Skin Pack separately for $14.99 USD as well, but the Deluxe Edition saves you $5!

Minecraft Legends’ play modes

Minecraft Legends’ story can only be experienced in campaign mode, where you fight to save the Overworld solo or in co-op with up to three friends. The more heroic players join in, the stronger your team will be against the piglins, whose numbers stay the same regardless of your team's size. 

PvP mode is where you get to face your friends in intense matches. In public matchmade games, you will be split into two teams of four players. You need to protect your base while coming up with devious plans on how to destroy your opponents'! Whichever team is the first to destroy the other’s base wins. Make sure you explore the map to secure resources early, and remember: Always. Be. Gathering.

Lost Legends

Lost Legends is another way to experience more of Minecraft Legends after you’ve completed the campaign – aside from replaying it, of course. Lost Legends are monthly challenges that you’ll be able to download at no extra cost to test your skills in unique scenarios. And just like the main game, you can play there with up to three friends in co-op mode. Once you win, you will receive that month’s exclusive cosmetic reward!

If you can’t wait to get your sword stuck into new strategies, then I have good news! The first Lost Legend is available now. In Portal Pile, you have to protect your village from 20 waves of increasingly tough piglins. If the village fountain is still standing after the attack, you (and your friends, if they join the fray) will win the exclusive Portal Buster armor for your hero! But don’t count your golems before they’re spawned – this is a very difficult challenge, so there's a tough battle standing between you and your prize.  

Minecraft Legends Marketplace

Just like its counterpart for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition, Minecraft Legends Marketplace is where you can get extra, curated content for your game made by community creators as well as Blackbird Interactive. Right now, the selection is limited to hero and mount skins, but in the future we’ll be releasing new experiences called Myths, which include DLCs, mini-games and more. Make sure to check this space or the in-game marketplace for updates!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve rambled on for so long that the piglins have made some significant headway in my Overworld. It’s time to kick some piglin rump and make them rue the day they set hoof in my Overworld. Come, mop-horse! The Overworld needs us!

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