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Try the new Minecraft launcher beta

Available on PC, Mac and Linux!

We’re releasing a new Minecraft Launcher beta that we want you to try out! So what changes can you expect in this beta? Hopefully none!

At least none yet. The Launcher app is currently a starting point for playing Minecraft: Java Edition, but we envision a future where it will become so much more! It’ll be the home for our future games within the Minecraft universe, and therefore we’ve started the journey of rethinking how the Launcher will work and look.

In this beta release we have looked under the hood of the Launcher to tidy up and structure the code so it can support bigger changes in the future. This means we’ve made a lot of changes that you can’t see, and hopefully you shouldn’t notice any difference in the functionality either – for now!

However, we would love for you to try it out and give us feedback if anything is not working. You can report any bugs you find here, please make sure to choose the ‘Beta (1.2.#-beta)’ version in the drop down when creating the bug report. You are also welcome to share your thoughts on our Feedback site.

With the Launcher Beta you will automatically receive and experience the latest juicy Launcher updates we are planning to make during the coming year.

Platform Description File
Windows (recommended) Just double click and install. Easy as pie! MinecraftInstaller-beta.msi
Windows (alternative) Get Minecraft without our handy installer. If that’s your thing. Minecraft-beta.exe
Mac Open it and drag Minecraft to your applications! Minecraft-beta.dmg
Debian / Ubuntu Install and run, no fuss! Minecraft-beta.deb
Arch Linux Install minecraft-launcher from the AUR minecraft-launcher-beta
Other Linux Requires Java 8 to be pre-installed. Minecraft-beta.tar.gz
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