The Minecraft Launcher is your one-stop portal into the Minecraft universe. Find and download the right Minecraft Launcher for your device. 

Select your preferred Linux distribution to download:


and Debian-based distr.


and Arch-based distr.

Just so you know, by downloading any of the software on this page you agree to the Minecraft End User License Agreement and Privacy Policy.

Need a different flavor?

Need something other than the Minecraft Java & Bedrock Edition download? No problem! Here are a variety of download options:

Download Minecraft Java & Bedrock Edition on your Mobile Device

Get Minecraft Java & Bedrock Edition for Linux Distributions

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Welcome! First-time Minecraft Java & Bedrock Edition users can buy the game for any supported devices.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Downloading Minecraft

What is Minecraft Launcher?

The Minecraft Launcher is your hub for accessing all of your favorite Minecraft games on PC. You can download new versions of Minecraft games, access multiplayer servers, manage your profile, get mod support, and more with Minecraft Launcher. Learn more about Minecraft Launcher through the help center.   

How do I install/reinstall Minecraft Launcher?    

You can install Minecraft Launcher through the Microsoft Store or select the “Download Launcher” button at the top of this page. If you need to reinstall Launcher, simply go to the Microsoft Store and download it again. If you have the old version of Minecraft Launcher, use our guide on how to uninstall the old Minecraft Unified Launcher so you can get the newest version.


How do I update Minecraft Launcher? 

You’ll be able to see when you need to update your Minecraft Launcher by going to your account settings. Go to Settings > About to find all available Launcher updates.

Why won’t Minecraft Launcher open?

If you are having trouble opening the Minecraft Launcher, you may need to check for updates or contact the Minecraft Support Team to report your issue. You can also browse through the Minecraft Launcher Troubleshooting FAQ page to see if your issue has been addressed.

Can you launch Minecraft without using Minecraft Launcher?

You can launch your Minecraft games without using Minecraft Launcher, but it will help you save time by putting all of your games in one place.