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Explore dehydrated deserts, bubbling bayous, frozen tundra, and more in an infinite world that you help create! Play with your friends and embark on adventures complete with beautiful landscapes and sudden peril.

The Minecraft free trial is available on Windows, Android, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita. Trial length varies depending on the device in use.

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Minecraft: Java Edition free trial

Play the free trial!

Enjoy player mods, world customization, multiplayer servers, and more on the original version of the classic game. Cross-platform play between Mac, PC, and Linux for an unforgettable building experience with your closest friends! 

Try Minecraft: Java Edition now, available on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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Minecraft: Java edition for Windows

How to install:

* You’ll need an Internet connection the first time you launch a game, but after that you can play offline without any issues.

  1. Download and open the file to run the installer
  2. Follow the instructions
  3. Create and explore in the infinite world of Minecraft!
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Minecraft free Trial Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a Minecraft free trial?

Your free trial of Minecraft: Java Edition is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Before you start your free Minecraft game trial, download Minecraft by scrolling to the grey box in the middle of the page, selecting the icon that represents your device and following the download instructions. If that doesn't work, click the link at the bottom of the box for an alternate download option.

Is the Minecraft free trial compatible with Mac and PC?

Yes! Minecraft: Java Edition is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

How long can I play Minecraft games for free?

The length of your Minecraft: Java Edition free trial varies based on your device, but the average trial length is approximately five in-game days or around 100 minutes of in-game time.

Can I play multiplayer during my free Minecraft trial?

While multiplayer Minecraft servers are inaccessible during your free trial, LAN multiplayer is allowed with the limitation that only one demo account can join at a time. This is because the default trial name (Player) cannot be changed.

Can I get a free trial for Minecraft Realms?

Yes! First-time users get a free 30-day trial of Minecraft Realms when they sign up for a 10-user subscription.