Playing Minecraft

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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Transferring Minecraft worlds to another device

This article covers one method of transferring game files for Minecraft for mobile devices, Windows 10, Switch, VR and Xbox consoles. If you need help with moving Minecraft: Java Edition, go here. Due to how...

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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 would want to access your game files directly, such as to back up or transfer a world save, or to modify files. The following lists how to access your game files directly:...

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Changing game versions

Note: This is for Minecraft: Java Edition specifically. This will not be applicable to other Minecraft versions. By default, Minecraft is set to the most current version of the game. However, there are times...

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Minecraft mods

Modifications to Minecraft, or "mods", are available through a number of third-party websites. These mods can add or remove content to the game, or change how it is played. Please note that these mods are no...

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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 to Minecraft, check out the official Minecraft feedback site. You can also submit suggestions at Minecraft Suggestions on Reddit. It's an unofficial reddit page, but the...

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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/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, please first use the search feature to ensure that someone else has not already done so. ...

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How do I play multiplayer?

When playing Minecraft, you can play a singleplayer or multiplayer game. If you'd like to play with other people, there are four options:   LAN (local area network) Online server Minecraft Realms Split scre...

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Minecraft: Java Edition system requirements

This information has been compiled by the Minecraft community on the Minecraft wiki. Please visit the Hardware Performance wiki page for the most up to date information, or to compare your computer's hardwar...

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Minecraft Demo Mode

If you're stuck on the demo mode after purchasing Minecraft, please visit this article. If you would like to try Minecraft: Java Edition before deciding to purchase the game, you can play the demo mode by re...

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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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