Play Minecraft for Free

Start playing from your browser (singleplayer) or download Minecraft instead to play online on servers. You must have Java installed, preferably the latest version. If you have problems running the game, visit our help page. To learn the basic gameplay and how to play Survival/Hardcore mode, go to our guide section.

Visit our forum for a list of community servers. You can also find mods, maps, texture packs, and tools on our download page. Don't forget to read our blog and check out the arcade to create skins and play free Minecraft flash games and many more. If you enjoyed Minecraft for free, please share this page using the social sharing widget to the left.

Earn a Free Premium Account

To get the latest version and play online on official servers like your favorite YouTube stars, you'll need a premium Minecraft account. Register now to complete surveys for points that you can save up to redeem a gift code to unlock premium. In case you are looking for the Xbox 360 version or Pocket Edition, you can redeem other gift codes to get them free as well.

About Minecraft

Minecraft is a sandbox game where you can do virtually anything you want. Choose to play from three different modes in singleplayer: Survival, Hardcore, and Creative. Or play online with friends on multiplayer servers for even more modes of exciting gameplay. Originally developed by Markus "Notch" Persson, the game sold over 11 million PC titles, and over 40 million total across its mobile and console platforms.


Survival
This is the most popular singleplayer mode when people begin trying Minecraft free. Spawn in a unique, randomly generated world with no items at all. You'll have to find food, build shelter, and craft basic materials to survive your first night against unknown monsters. From then on, explore vast jungles, mountains, caves, dungeons, and other terrain during night or day, in all kinds of weather. Find the rarest materials to craft advanced tools, weapons, and armor needed to warp into hell-like dimensions, where you will face the strongest enemies and fight to the death against the final boss. If you die in this mode, you will respawn. This is the recommended game mode to start with.

Hardcore
This mode is the same as survival, except you won't respawn after you die. This means you must start a new world after death. This one is for the more experienced, hardcore gamers, as the name of the mode may imply.

Creative
Start with unlimited resources and the ability to fly. Creative mode is for players who want to mess around and build stuff, including mansions, cities, one-to-one scale replicas of real structures, or anything! The possibilities are limitless, and this mode allows you to truly express your creativity.

Multiplayer Servers
The main reason people search for free Minecraft accounts is so they can play online. Joining a server allows you to play with the other millions of players around the world. Choose from all kinds of servers, including some of the most famous ones like Hunger Games, Capture the Flag, Sky Block, and more.

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