Report that “Microsoft account for Minecraft was suddenly locked and requested a phone number” –GIGAZINE

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To play the Java version of Minecraft on a PC, you needed a Mojang account managed by Mojang, the creator of Minecraft, but Mojang was acquired by Microsoft and moved to a Microsoft account. Hn2019, who made the transition to this Microsoft account, reported to the social news site Hacker News that “I have never logged in, but my account was locked due to a violation of the terms and I was asked for a phone number.”

Tell HN: Microsoft locks migrated Minecraft accounts, requires phone to unlock | Hacker News
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=31551846

Minecraft has been ported to various platforms, but there are roughly two types: “Java version” and “Integrated version”. The Java version is a version that can be played on Windows, macOS, and Linux, and it is also possible to cross-play between OSs, add mods, and apply your own skins.

In September 2014, Microsoft acquired Mojang for $ 2.5 billion (about 268 billion yen at the rate at that time), so Minecraft will be operated by Microsoft.

Microsoft acquired the developer of “Minecraft” for 268 billion yen, how did it happen? –GIGAZINE

By BagoGames

As a result, from March 10, 2022, a Microsoft account will be required to play the Java version, and those who used to play with a Mojang account will be forced to move to a Microsoft account.

Starting today, you will be required to log in with your Microsoft account to further secure the Java version of Minecraft.
We are starting to deploy mandatory migrations for some players who have not completed the migration.
For details, please check the following past articles. https://t.co/3PsDRQe3j7 pic.twitter.com/1gd045Xa9L

— Minecraft Japan Official / Minecraft Japan (@Minecraft japan)


Hn2019, who was playing in the Java version, said that he transferred the children’s Mojan account to a Microsoft account. Then, about a month after the migration, when I signed in to my Microsoft account, I heard that I received an email from Microsoft saying “I locked my account because the activity of your account violates the terms of use.” ..

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Neither hn2019 nor the children used a Microsoft account after the migration, so they didn’t remember it at all. In order to unlock the account, it was necessary to register the phone number to receive the confirmation code for unlocking, and it was not possible to receive it by e-mail.

hn2019 said he tried to contact support directly, but he needs to log in to his Microsoft account to contact support directly, and he cannot contact support when the account is locked. hn2019 commented, “Who at Microsoft thought this was a good idea? It’s a cause of alienation.”

Hacker News, a social news site, has posted a series of criticisms of Microsoft’s account enforcement measures regarding hn2019’s post.

HansHamster10To Microsoft as well as MinecraftAcquisitionSkype testified that the same thing happened twice as hn2019. again,nathanaldensr9“My family is no longer playing Minecraft because I was forced to move to a Microsoft account,” he said.

Furthermore, not only Minecraft,TwitterorPinterestHowever, some people said that a similar problem occurred.

codedokode“The explanation by Microsoft is probably a lie,” he claims. After registering an email with the email service Outlook, when I tried to log in while connected to the Internet with the dynamic IP address setting, the account was locked as “There was suspicious activity”, and I called like hn2019. He said he was asked for a number. “What I don’t like is that Microsoft uses deceptive words while saying’I want to know your identity’,” says codedokode.

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