What is Minecraft?

It’s a game about placing blocks and going on adventures

It’s set in infinitely-generated worlds of wide open terrain - icy mountains, swampy bayous, vast pastures and much more - filled with secrets, wonders and peril!

How to play

There’s no one way to play Minecraft. It’s an open-ended game where players decide what they want to do by themselves!

We do offer several modes, though: Creative Mode, where players are given limitless resources to build whatever they can imagine; and Survival Mode, where players must explore the world and mine its resources to feed, house and defend themselves.

Or you can join your friends online and make up your own rules!

You can play Minecraft on a variety of platforms - find the one that suits you!

Get started

Nearly every block in the world of Minecraft can be broken down by mining and collected. Then those bits can be recombined to build new stuff!

Punch a tree until you get some wood, turn the wood into planks and then combine the planks to create a crafting table.

You can use the crafting table to make all kinds of useful tools, so long as you find the right ingredients.

Play Minecraft on these Devices:

Windows

macOS

Linux

The classic! Minecraft: Java Edition supports cross-platform play between macOS, Linux and Windows. This edition supports user-created skins and comes with a FREE CODE for Minecraft on Windows 10, too!

Windows 10

Minecraft for Windows 10 features cross-platform play with any device running Minecraft (excluding Minecraft: Java Edition) and supports features which let you play in virtual reality with the Oculus Rift. If you own Minecraft: Java Edition, you can get a free download code for this version from your Mojang account page.

iOS devices

Android devices

Windows Phone

Kindle Fire

Play Minecraft on the move! Featuring cross-platform play with other devices running Minecraft on mobile, Windows 10, console, or VR. A popular choice for those on the move.

Gear VR

Get inside the world of Minecraft with virtual reality. Build, explore and battle mobs - do all the things you love - from a fresh perspective. Minecraft for Gear VR works exclusively on Samsung phones, but has cross-platform play with other devices running Minecraft on mobile, Windows 10, console, or VR.

Xbox One

Xbox 360

PlayStation 4

PlayStation 3

PlayStation Vita

Wii U

Switch

New 3DS

Apple TV

Fire TV

Minecraft on Xbox One supports split-screen play for you to build with friends at home. You can also play cross-platform with other devices running Minecraft on mobile, Windows 10, console, or VR if you’re an Xbox Live Gold member. Available as a physical disc or digitally from the Xbox Store.

Minecraft on Xbox 360 supports split-screen play for up to four players, and offers a heap of extra cool stuff for you to download, like specially crafted skin-packs, console-only competitive modes, mini games and more! Available as a physical disc or digitally from the Xbox store.

Minecraft on PS4 supports split-screen play for up to four players, and offers a heap of extra cool stuff for you to download, like specially crafted skin-packs, console-only competitive modes, mini games and more! Available as a physical disc or digitally from the PlayStation store.

Minecraft on PS3 supports split-screen play for up to four players, and offers a heap of extra cool stuff for you to download, like specially crafted skin-packs, console-only competitive modes, mini games and more! Available as a physical disc or digitally from the PlayStation store.

Get Minecraft on the go with Sony's handheld. This edition supports multiplayer for up to four players and allows you to transfer saved worlds with PS3, as well as offering specially crafted skin-packs, mini games and more! Available as a physical disc or digitally from the PlayStation store.

Minecraft on Wii U supports split-screen play for up to four players and comes with the Mario Mash-Up Pack. There are heaps of other cool things for you to download, too, like console-only competitive modes, mini games and more! Available as a physical disc or digitally from the Nintendo eShop.

Play Minecraft on your TV and on the go with Nintendo Switch! Supports eight player online, eight players locally (if everyone has a Switch) and four player split-screen on a single Switch! Comes bundled with several DLC packs and skins, including the Mario Mash-Up pack. Available digitally on Nintendo eShop.

Minecraft on New 3DS supports clever use of the dual-screens, allowing you to fiddle with your crafting kit on one without obscuring the game world on the other. Don’t be fooled by the handheld’s compact size: we’ve packed worlds of 2016x2016 blocks onto Nintendo’s mighty portable!

Explore infinite worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Minecraft: Apple TV Edition requires a MFi-based game controller.

Minecraft on Fire TV features cross-platform play with other devices running Minecraft on mobile, Windows 10, console, or VR. A game controller is required.

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Play with friends

Realms are servers, run by us, just for you and your friends. Keep your Minecraft world online and always accessible, even when you log-off.

It's safe, too! Only people you invite can join your world, and what you do there is up to you: create, survive or compete!

You and up to 10 friends can play at the same time - and there's no limit on invites.

What you do on your server is up to you! Create massive machines, colossal castles or cities in the sky; scavenge for resources to survive the night or dig deep for precious treasures to aid your adventuring.

It's your world, so you're the boss.

Learn more about Realms

Minecraft Marketplace

For the first time, skins, textures and worlds designed by the community are coming to the store on mobiles, console and Windows 10.

We've made it safe and easy to purchase community-made content for your Minecraft. Buy once, then enjoy it on any compatible device, forever.

Unlock new avatar skins, change your world or explore incredible new maps from a community with unlimited imagination. Marketplace offers an endless stream of community creations to change the way you play.

Explore Marketplace

Need help?

Mojang support can help you with any issues regarding your Mojang account, Minecraft: Java Edition, or Minecraft Realms.

Visit support center