If you are a gamer, you are free to choose what games to play and which ones to avoid. The genres of games you play define your unique identity as a seasoned gamer. However, some things are non-negotiable. You can play as many games as you like and achieve as many milestones and level-ups as possible. But you can’t be called a true gamer if you haven’t played Minecraft– the game that has been reigning over the gaming landscape for years and has lately become representative of online gaming.
But hey, we know you are a true gamer. You have likely been building your Minecraft world for years, surviving against creepers and zombies and sometimes fighting with other players. In fact, we assume you have likely been on Minecraft for so long that you had forgotten when you created your Minecraft account.
However, there are some ways to know your Minecraft account creation date. Do you want to learn about these methods? If yes, keep reading.
How to Find When Minecraft Account Was Created?
If you have been a Minecrafter since the days of the launch of the Java edition in and around 2011, your Minecraft account must have become a treasure trove of memories and emotions by now.
Going through your Minecraft account lets you relive many past moments about your gaming activity on the platform.
However, traveling back in time is never easy, not even on Minecraft. It’s not easy to know exactly how long your account is or when you created your account. Why? Because the platform doesn’t mention this piece of information anywhere– not even in your account’s settings section.
With that said, you’re not completely out of luck. With the help of some workarounds, it is possible to know when you created your Minecraft account.
We have come up with three ways that can help you. Here’s the first one:
Method 1: Check your PayPal purchase history
If you purchased the Minecraft game a long time ago, you might not even remember how you purchased your game. However, there are not many possibilities. It would have been either via PayPal or cards.
In either case, it’s not going to be easy. But it would be relatively easier on PayPal to check your purchase history from any year. If you remember the year you purchased Minecraft, you can find the exact date of your account creation through your PayPal account activity.
Follow these steps to check your PayPal account history:
Step 1: Go to https://paypal.com and log into your account.
Step 2: Tap on the Activity button at the top to view your recent account activity, which contains all the payments you have sent and received.
Step 3: Under Filter By, you will see four options: Date, Type, Status, and Currency. Tap on Date and filter by choosing a custom range around the time you made a Minecraft purchase.
Step 4: Once you have filtered your transactions based on date, you can filter by Type and choose Payments, so you only see the payments you have sent.
Step 5: After applying these two filters, go through the transactions and look for payment to Minecraft.
In the case of payments by card, it would naturally be more difficult, and you would have to go through your bank statements from the concerned year.
Method 2: Head to your Mojang account
Nowadays, creating a Minecraft account is quite simple. You don’t even need to create an account separately; just having a Microsoft account is enough to log into Minecraft.
However, if you had created your Minecraft account years ago, you might have purchased the game using a Mojang account. If that’s true for you, we’ve got great news!
You can easily check the date of creation of your Minecraft account by going through your Mojang account. Here is how you can do that:
Step 1: Open your browser and go to https://mojang.com. Log into your Mojang account with your email address and password.
Step2: After logging into your Mojang account, go to https://account.mojang.com/me/settings to land directly on the Settings page of your account.
Alternatively, you can head over to the Me section of your account to view options related to your account. Then go to Settings.
Step 3: The settings page is where you will find a section containing a list of all the games, which include Minecraft games- you have purchased with your Mojang account.
You can look for Minecraft in the list and find the exact date you created your Minecraft account.
Method 3: Check your Google Play purchase history
Did you create your Minecraft account on your Android phone by installing the app from the Play Store? If yes, there is an easy way to find the account creation date.
The Minecraft mobile app available on the Play Store is a paid app. By finding the time you purchased the app, you can get an idea of when you created your account. Most likely, you would have created the account on the same day when you purchased the app.
What’s more, finding out the purchase history of apps is very easy. It only takes a minute:
Step 1: Open the Play Store on your phone.
Make sure you are logged into the same Google account you used to make the app purchase. You can change the account by tapping on the profile icon at the top-right corner and checking the account name.
Step 2: Once you are on the correct account, tap on the profile icon again and select Payments & Subscriptions. Then tap on Budget & History to see the Play purchase history of your Google account.
Step 3: Find the Minecraft app in the list and see the purchase date.
In the end
Playing Minecraft always brings a lot of excitement and fun to the table. The game can also bring a sense of nostalgia at times if you have been using it for a long time. It’s natural to look back and see when it all started.
While it is not possible to see your account creation date directly on Minecraft, you can definitely use other ways to find this out, as discussed in this blog. Depending on what is applicable to you, you can apply the above methods to find out your Minecraft account creation date.
Try these methods and tell us which one worked for you. If you liked this blog, we have lots of other blogs on Minecraft and other topics to keep you informed, so make sure to check them out!