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How to Join the Bedrock Server for Minecraft Now in August 2022

Mojang is always looking for ways to preview Minecraft content planned for upcoming updates, and Minecraft Now is a great way for them to do that. On August 26 at 12:00 a.m. EST, the live stream will begin, allowing players to see some of the new game developments that are on the horizon.

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In addition to providing a stream to players, the new Preview program will also be accessible through a Bedrock server that can be joined online. This server not only allows players to experience some of the new content made available, but also allows them to vote on certain aspects. Based on the vote tally, players will be able to dictate whether the stream’s hosts will fight the Ender Dragon or the Wither.


How to Join the Minecraft Now Livestream Bedrock Server

The Ender Dragon and Wither are the focus of the Minecraft Now boss vote in August 2022 (Image via Mojang)
The Ender Dragon and Wither are the focus of the Minecraft Now boss vote in August 2022 (Image via Mojang)

Platforms and client to use

Joining the Bedrock server and participating in upcoming festivities and voting is a breeze. Mojang has greatly simplified the process to make it easier for as many gamers as possible. The server is available on Windows 10/11 and Xbox through Minecraft Preview, Mojang’s latest way for players to test out upcoming features.

It can be found through the Microsoft Store as well as through the Xbox app on PC and Xbox consoles. Players who participate in the game’s existing beta program can join the server if they wish.


Steps to Join Bedrock Server for Minecraft Now

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  • Xbox – Players on an Xbox console should open their digital storefront and search for Minecraft Preview. Once players have logged into the preview using their Microsoft account information, a special button will appear in the main menu, allowing players to join the server during the stream. Clicking the button will allow players to join the server and participate in the vote.
  • Windows 10/11 – The Windows version of the game can access the Preview program either by downloading it through the Microsoft Store or by accessing it directly through the Xbox application. Players with an active Xbox Game Pass subscription will also have access to the Preview program. As mentioned earlier, players can log in with their Microsoft account details and click the special button that appears to join the server during livestream events.
  • iOS – Players on Apple devices will need to use the Testflight program and sign up for the preview that way. Registration can be done at https://testflight.apple.com/join/qC1ZnReJ where players can register using their Apple account credentials. At this time, registrations are full, but availability may open closer to the live stream.
  • android – Since the standalone Preview program is not yet available on Android devices, players will need to use the existing Bedrock beta to access the server. Players should head to https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.mojang.minecraftpe and register to become a tester. Once confirmed, players can download the beta version of the game and follow the same buttons on the main menu to access the server.

It’s even possible for Java Edition players to access the server by downloading a free copy of Bedrock through the game’s official launcher. Since Mojang now allows players who have purchased an edition of the game to access the Else, Java Edition players can download the Windows 10 version through the launcher and follow the instructions above to dive into the Bedrock server as well.


For detailed guides, walkthroughs, tips and more, check out Minecraft Wiki

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