Playing Minecraft

How to Use Minecraft Marketplace

The Minecraft Marketplace is an in-game store for community-made and official creations that include skin packs, texture packs, and worlds. You can purchase these creations using Minecoins which can be bough...

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Differences Between Bedrock and Java

While every version of Minecraft is still Minecraft, the differences between the Bedrock and Java versions can be quite extensive. To answer the question of which version is right for you, you will need to c...

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Becoming a Minecraft Marketplace Partner

  By becoming a Marketplace Partner you will be able to share and sell your creations with millions of Minecraft players all around the world. If you would like to apply to become a Minecraft Marketplace Par...

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How to Setup a Minecraft: Java Edition Server

Note: This guide shows you how to set up and configure a Minecraft Server. However, doing this requires changing your home networks configuration and is not recommended unless you know what you are doing. If...

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Minecraft in Virtual Reality

We want you to be as comfortable as possible while playing Minecraft, so we’ve made loads of clever tweaks to bring the game to VR!   LAUNCHING MINECRAFT IN VR If you are unable to launch Minecraft from your...

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Additional Parental Controls

This article covers instructions for configuring parental controls for Minecraft for mobile devices, Windows 10, Nintendo Switch, VR, and Xbox consoles.  To allow your child to play with people on gaming ser...

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iOS 9 or Above Required for Minecraft

As Minecraft grows so must the operating system supporting it. If you are on the most up to date version of iOS already, you have nothing to worry about. For some older devices you may need to update to iOS ...

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I Got Banned on a Private Server

If you were banned or suspended from a privately-owned server on Minecraft or Minecraft: Java Edition, please reach out to the Administrator of the server to appeal your ban. Each server is self-moderated an...

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Add-ons FAQ

WHAT ARE ADD-ONS? WHAT DO THEY ADD TO THE MINECRAFT EXPERIENCE? Add-Ons give you the ability to change the way things in your game look and behave. Using Add-Ons, you can change the rules, appearances...

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Minecraft for Nintendo Switch FAQ

Note: After June 21st, 2018, "Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition" (2017) will no longer be available for purchase from the Nintendo eShop. Existing owners can continue to play. Existing owners will be able t...

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Dedicated Servers for Minecraft on Bedrock

This help article refers to Minecraft for Xbox One, mobile, VR, and Windows 10 and Nintendo Switch. For help with setting up a Minecraft: Java Edition server, please go here.   Q: What is a dedicated Bedrock...

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Backing up Minecraft worlds

It is recommended to back up your Minecraft worlds to prevent them from being lost. This is especially important if you want to try out an experimental version of Minecraft such as a snapshot or beta.  Mine...

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Transfer Minecraft Worlds to Another Device

This article applies to Minecraft for mobile devices, Windows 10, Switch, PlayStation™4, and Xbox consoles. If you need help with moving Minecraft: Java Edition, See Transferring Minecraft: Java Edition to A...

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Uninstall Minecraft

Minecraft: Java Edition Please note that your worlds and your saved worlds and inventory will be deleted when you remove the files. If you want to keep your progress, you need to locate the saves folder and ...

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Where are Minecraft Files Stored?

There may be scenarios in which you want to access your game files directly, such as to back up or transfer a world save or to modify files. Locate your system or platform in the list below.     Minecraft: J...

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Change Game Version for Minecraft: Java Edition

Note: This article does not apply to other Minecraft versions.  By default, Minecraft is set to the most current version of the game. Changing the version requires creating a launcher configuration with the ...

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Minecraft Mods

Modifications to Minecraft, or "mods," are available through several third-party websites. These mods can add or remove content to the game or change how it is played. Note that these mods are not created, r...

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Transferring Minecraft: Java Edition to another computer

Please be cautious with moving or modifying your save files. It is advised that you make a backup before you perform any actions in this folder. You can back up your files by copying them and storing them in...

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MINECON Capes

MINECON attendees have in the past received an exclusive in-game cape for the Java Edition of Minecraft. Mojang cape redemption URLs are redeemed on the Mojang account that is currently logged in on your web...

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Where can I submit suggestions?

For general feedback and suggestions for Minecraft, check out our official Minecraft feedback site.  You can also submit suggestions at Minecraft Suggestions on Reddit. It's an unofficial Reddit page, but th...

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Multiple accounts on one computer

If multiple Minecraft usernames log in via the same computer user account, they will be able to access each others' saved worlds. You can change this, though it requires a bit of advanced setup. To keep thin...

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Player and Server Griefing Issues

Minecraft is a game that people of all ages can enjoy, but due to the open nature of the Internet, you may sometimes run into problems with other players.  We occasionally get requests to moderate player beh...

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Where can I view or submit bugs?

To submit a bug, or view the status of an issue, visit one of the bug tracking resources listed below. If submitting, use the search feature first to ensure that someone else has not already submitted the sa...

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How to Play Minecraft Multiplayer

When playing Minecraft, you can play a single-player or multiplayer game. If you'd like to play with other people, there are four options explained in this article:       LAN (local area network)       Onlin...

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Minecraft: Java Edition System Requirements

A stable internet connection is required for Minecraft to download game files, authenticate usernames, and connect to multiplayer servers.  Minecraft will not run on Windows RT tablets or a Chromebook, a toa...

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Minecraft Demo Mode

Tip: If you're stuck in demo mode after purchasing Minecraft, see Can Only Play Demo Mode (Java Edition).   If you would like to try Minecraft: Java Edition before deciding to purchase the game, you can play...

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How Do I Play Minecraft?

Minecraft is played by navigating your character through a randomly-generated world. While we encourage people to venture into the wild and find things out on their own, there is a lot of information online ...

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How do I install Minecraft: Java Edition?

To install the game, go to minecraft.net/download and download the game client. You can download the game client even if you don't own the game, but you will only be able to play the demo mode. After downloa...

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