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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 10, Android, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita. Trial length varies depending on the device in use.

Keep scrolling for the Minecraft: Java Edition free trial.

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Minecraft: Java Edition free trial

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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.

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 Minecraft.msi to run the installer
  2. Follow the instructions
  3. Create and explore in the infinite world of Minecraft!
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Minecraft: Java edition for MacOS

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 Minecraft.dmg
  2. Drag Minecraft into your Applications folder to install it
  3. Run the game just like you would any other application
  4. Create and explore in the infinite world of Minecraft!
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Minecraft: Java edition for LINUX

Install and run the game:

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

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This should install all the required dependencies for Debian based distributions like Ubuntu. If your environment doesnt have a graphical package installer you can install the package from the terminal like this:

apt-get install Minecraft.deb

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Install and run the game:

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

On Arch and Arch based distributions, the package is available as minecraft-launcher from the AUR. AUR is a repository of packages maintained by the community. You can read more about how to use it on the Arch wiki.

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Install and run the game:

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

On other distributions, you can download the raw launcher files as an archive, extract them somewhere and run them in any way that is convenient (from a terminal, creating a shortcut, etc.). You’ll need Java and some dependencies, most of which should already be present on common Linux desktops.

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