How to get Minecraft Dungeons for free! Hero Edition & more

The latest instlament will bring a twist to the popular franchise, but can you play it for free?

Phil Pangalos by Phil Pangalos
Minecraft Dungeons how to get for free

A lot of Minecraft fans have been awaiting the arrival of Minecraft Dungeons and it is finally here.

While the game isn’t exactly free, you can get it without paying any more money if you have one key thing…

Keep reading to find out how you can play Minecraft Dungeons for free.

Can you get Minecraft Dungeons for free?

Short answer – sort of…

The game will not be made free to gamers who already own Minecraft as this game is a separate entity in its own right.

However, Mojang has some good news for Xbox Game Pass members.

Available with Xbox Game Pass

The Standard Edition of Minecraft Dungeons will be included in your Xbox Game Pass membership, with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members having access on both console and Windows PC.

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PLAY FOR FREE: The new game will be available to play through Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass members can also save up to 10% on related Minecraft Dungeons DLC and add-ons!

READ MORE: Everything you need to know about Minecraft Dungeons

However, if gamers want the Hero Edition of the game then they will have to pay up.

Hero Edition

Xbox and PC gamers will have access to a special version of Minecraft Dungeons – The Hero Edition.

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SURROUNDED: The action looks amazing in Minecraft Dungeons

Priced at £24.99 / $29.99 you get a couple of extras, including:

  • Hero Cape
  • Two player skins
  • Chicken pet
  • Two DLC packs (coming soon)

Minecraft Dungeons Price

For those of you who do not have an Xbox Game Pass, you’ll have to pay for Minecraft Dungeons.

Minecraft Dungeons is currently listed at £16.74 / $19.99 on the official Minecraft website.

READ MORE: Is there Crossplay on Minecraft Dungeons?

You can pre-order the game for PC and Xbox, but if you’re a PS4 or Switch gamer you’ll have to wait until the game’s release.

Minecraft Dungeons Release Date

Minecraft Dungeons is set to release on 26 May 2020.

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ARMOUR UP: And go adventuring with friends!

That means it is already out!

So download and enjoy this excellent little dungeon crawler.

To read more about Minecraft Dungeons, crossplay and more, head here.

Phil Pangalos

First Console: GameBoy Color / Favourite Game: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood / Currently playing: UFC 3

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