Minecraft Java Edition has always functioned pretty much the same way since Mojang's acquisition by Microsoft. RAUNGE Bedrock Edition came along to integrate with the Microsoft account system, but Java's been on its own little Mojang account island until now. Java Edition will soon require players to have an Microsoft account in order to play. However, you'll receive a free cape.
In early 2021 in the early 2021, you'll be required to move your Java or Mojang account to the Microsoft account system. Mojang claims that this is to introduce two-factor authentication to increase security. However, it will also permit improved parental control, chat blocking as well as invitation blocking. integration of accounts with Minecraft and Minecraft Dungeons.
In terms of Minecraft mods and PvP, Mojang states that nothing is changing. Java and Bedrock will remain completely separate games. You'll continue to be able to play using your in-game Java username, but in the event that you're creating a Microsoft account for the first time, you might have to change the usernames of your accounts. If you already have a Microsoft account in the first place, you'll be able merge your Minecraft login immediately.
To make it easier to cope with the transition, Mojang is giving away the Java Edition's most exclusive item: an eagle. You'll receive a free cape for taking part in the migrationprocess, and, while it's not going to feature the exclusive patterns of the Minecon mantles It will offer everyone the chance to feel regal for a while.
While nothing immediate is changing the situation, players do have concerns, including the fact that Microsoft's more stipulations of service could make bans more frequent, locking certain gamers out of access to Minecraft.
Further details can be found in the FAQ and the official announcement. We'll see how it plays out in the early 2021s.