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ESRB rating everyone 10+

Minecraft Java Edition

The original version of Minecraft! Java Edition has cross-platform play between Windows, Linux and macOS, and also supports user-created skins and mods. Includes a decade’s worth of updates, with much more to come!

Minecraft Java Edition

The original version of Minecraft! Java Edition has cross-platform play between Windows, Linux and macOS, and also supports user-created skins and mods. Includes a decade’s worth of updates, with much more to come!
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Features

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Available on Windows, Linux, and Mac
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Access to snapshots, which enable early access to new features
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Supports user-created skins and mods
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Receives frequent updates via the game launcher
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Compatible with Realms for Java Edition
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Free trial version available
Desktop Mobile Modern Console Other Devices Legacy Console
Available for: Windows, Mac, Linux (Java edition) Windows 10 iOS Android Xbox One Nintendo Switch Nintendo 3DS Edition PlayStation 4 Edition Fire Devices Gear VR Oculus Xbox 360 Edition Nintendo Wii U Edition PlayStation 3 Edition PlayStation Vita Edition
Cross-platform play with Windows 10, Xbox One, Mobile, and Switch Allows you to play with friends on different devices
Cross-play with Java Edition: Windows, Mac, and Linux Allows you to play with other Java edition players
Split screen multiplayer (online multiplayer requires subscription sold separately) Playing split screen allows up to four players to play on the screen at the same time.
Controller/touch support Use a compatible game controller or touch screen.
Minecraft Marketplace Discover new ways to play Minecraft with unique maps, skins and texture packs. Available in-game from your favorite community creators. Purchases and Minecoins roam across Windows 10, Xbox One, Mobile, and Switch.
Downloadable Content (DLC) Use add-ons to customize your experience. Transform the look, and even change the behavior of mobs.
Mods Independent, user-made additions and changes to the game.
Official featured multiplayer servers (online multiplayer requires subscription sold separately) Public servers, partnered with Minecraft, that anyone can join, with multiplayer mini-games.
Realms (Sold separately) Realms are servers, run by us, just for you and your friends. Invite an infinite number of friends to join your personal Realm, and play with up to 10 at a time.
Realms Plus (Sold separately) Get access to 50+ marketplace packs to play locally or on your personal Realm server. Play with up to 10 players at a time who can access all of the content in your Realm – for free!
Host your own server Share your world with your friends and players around the globe. Host your own multiplayer game server. Join custom servers from mobile and PC.
Join player hosted multiplayer servers Multiplayer games hosted on other player’s servers.
Achievements/Trophies Complete certain challenges to earn achievements or trophies. Only available in Survival mode.
LAN or WiFi Multiplayer Play with friends over LAN or WiFi.
Parental Controls with Xbox Live or Microsoft Account Xbox Live and Microsoft Accounts have age-appropriate controls and settings that you can adjust to suit your family’s needs.

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Minimum Requirements : Recommended Requirements :
CPU Intel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz/ AMD A8-7600 APU 3.1 GHz or equivalent Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz / AMD A10-7800 APU 3.5 GHz or equivalent
GPU (Integrated) Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Ivy Bridge) or AMD Radeon R5 series (Kaveri line) with OpenGL 4.4*
GPU (Discrete) Nvidia GeForce 400 Series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series with OpenGL 4.4 GeForce 700 Series or AMD Radeon Rx 200 Series (excluding integrated chipsets) with OpenGL 4.5
RAM 4GB 8GB
HDD At least 1GB for game core, maps and other files 4GB (SSD is recommended)
OS
Internet connectivity is required for downloading Minecraft files, afterwards offline play is possible
Software Requirements:
Minecraft Release 1.6 or newer. Older versions will need to be updated to current versions

Please note that some users experience issues playing Minecraft while using a mismatched version of Java for their operating system (32 or 64 bit), while using certain versions of Java 7, or while multiple versions of Java are installed

Starting from Minecraft 1.12, Java 8 will be required to run Minecraft. If you don't know whether you have Java 8, don't worry - our installers supply Minecraft with its own version of Java by default.

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