‘Minecraft Legends’ Release Date, Platform & Game Length

Minecraft Legends

Minecraft Legends is a real-time strategy adventure game that will see players venturing across biomes, picking up resources, rallying friendly mobs, and building an army to attack enemy Piglin forces.

If you’re a fan of Minecraft, you may be interested in this spin-off, even though it’s not quite the same as the survival sandbox game that you will be used to.


  • Form alliances with new friends and familiar mobs
  • Defend the Overworld from the fierce Piglins
  • Traverse a lush world that is different in each playthrough
  • Challenge your friends or team up with them to defend your settlement

The game is coming out very soon so if you’re looking forward to this blocky adventure title, here are the details you’re probably looking for.

What platform is Minecraft Legends releasing on?

Minecraft Legends will be available on Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, Windows, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Steam, and Nintendo Switch on its expected release date: April 18th, 2023.

Minecraft Legends PC Specs

According to Steam:


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


  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (May 2020 Update or higher) or Windows 11
  • Processor: Core i5 3.4GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060 or AMD FX-4100 Graphics
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 24 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Performance increases with higher-end systems. Not supported on Windows 10S.

How long is Minecraft Legends?

According to the game’s developers Mojang Studios and Blackbird Interactive, the single-player aspect of the game will take around 18 hours to complete. Your playthrough may be longer than this if you choose to explore every facet of the game world and strive for 100% completion.

Is Minecraft Legends single-player or multiplayer?

Minecraft Legends can be played on your own or with others.

In single-player, you take on the role of an unnamed hero who sits atop a trusted mount and explores the Overworld.  During your adventure, you will:

  • Gather resources
  • Build outposts and settlements
  • Add new allies to your army
  • Defend settlements from Piglin forces
  • Conquer enemy fortresses and settlements

It’s possible to play through the campaign with up to 3 friends so you don’t have to take on the Piglins alone.

As well as online co-op, there is also a PVP aspect to the game, where two teams of up to 4 players are pitted against each other within the procedurally generated world. During matches, players will need to collect resources, build fortresses, raise armies, and work together to dominate the enemy team.

Cross-platform multiplayer will be available at launch with online matchmaking available.

Is there any DLC?

If you pick up the Deluxe Edition of the game, you will have access to the Deluxe Skin Pack, which includes one hero skin, four mount skins, and an additional mount skin when it becomes available.

Further DLC will likely be announced after the game’s launch.

Does the game have achievements?

You will find details of achievements at TrueAchievements and PlayStation Trophies around the time of the game’s launch date.

Minecraft Legends trailer

Are you looking forward to Minecraft Legends? Will you be picking this game up at launch? Let us know in the comments below.

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