How to download and install Minecraft
Accessibility is one of Minecraft’s quality features: Installation is simple and no third-party launchers like Steam or UPlay are required for download. Here you learn how to download and install Minecraft.
How to download Minecraft
You can start the Minecraft launcher download directly on minecraft.net. If you have never installed Minecraft before, you will be prompted to create a Mojang account. After that, you can choose your platform and version to buy and download Minecraft. For PC players, the Java version is recommended due to its larger feature set and mod support.
If you already own Minecraft, you can easily download the installation file again from the download page.
How to install Minecraft
Launch the MinecraftInstaller.msi file once the download is complete. The installation wizard will then guide you through the process. You have the option to choose a destination folder for the game files. However, the default settings should usually be fine. You also have the option to create a desktop shortcut.
Afterwards, you will be asked to confirm the installation of Minecraft. You might need administrator rights and have to approve the process. Now the game files will be unpacked to complete the Minecraft installation. You also have the option to launch Minecraft directly.
Launch Minecraft for the first time
After you have downloaded and installed Minecraft, you will need to log in to your Mojang account again when you launch it for the first time. Before you can set off into the block world, you still have to download the latest Minecraft patch. However, this happens all by itself as soon as you start the game.
We hope we were able to help you with the installation of Minecraft in the best possible way. Now, nothing stands in the way of your endless adventures. With your friends and a server from G-Portal, it will be even more fun!