How to install Minecraft client on Ubuntu

Minecraft is one of the most prominent and well-known games because of its engaging gameplay. Mojang’s masterpiece is available for most devices whether it is your cell phone, console, or PC. It allows players to explore a boundaryless world where you have to survive from the hostile elements or you can just be creative and build any structure without any restriction.

A simple LEGO style game with average graphics took the world by storm in 2009. Minecraft now has a devoted community of millions of players and developers. The developers are working on various mods and ad-ons of the game to increase the replayability and enhance the graphics.

Minecraft is available for most operating systems including many Linux distributions. This write-up is covering the various approaches to get Minecraft on Ubuntu.

How to install Minecraft on Ubuntu 20.04(LTS) using GUI

There are different editions of Minecraft for every platform such as console edition, PC edition, and Pocket edition. The two main versions of Minecraft are Bedrock and Java. Bedrock Edition is for console cross-platform gaming while Java edition is only for PCs. To install the Minecraft installer visit here.

1. How to install Minecraft on Ubuntu - Download

You can download the Minecraft installer package for both Debian-based and Arch-based distros as well. Since we are downloading it on Ubuntu, therefore we will go with the “Debian Based” distro option. A “.deb” package file can be seen in the “Downloads”, and to install it double click the file:

2. How to install Minecraft on Ubuntu - Archive

A window will come out with the “Install” button. Click on it to begin installation:

3. How to install Minecraft on Ubuntu - Install

The launcher can be viewed in applications:

4. How to install Minecraft on Ubuntu - Launch

Open the Minecraft launcher:

5. How to install Minecraft on Ubuntu - Login

Login:

6. How to install Minecraft on Ubuntu - Play

You can buy the game or play the demo.

How to install Minecraft on Ubuntu 20.04(LTS) using terminal

Minecraft launcher can also be downloaded and installed through the terminal. To download the “.deb” package use:

wget -O minecraft.deb https://launcher.mojang.com/download/Minecraft.deb

Execution example:

7. How to install Minecraft on Ubuntu - Download (CLI)

To install it use:

sudo apt install ./minecraft.deb
8. How to install Minecraft on Ubuntu - Install (CLI)

Minecraft can also be installed through “snap”:

sudo snap install mc-installer
9. How to install Minecraft on Ubuntu - Install (CLI) - mc-installer

How to uninstall Minecraft from Ubuntu 20.04 (LTS)

Minecraft can be uninstalled through GUI, follow the procedure mentioned below:

1: Open the software center:

10. How to install Minecraft on Ubuntu - Ubuntu Software

2: Click on the “Installed” tab and search “minecraft-launcher“:

11. How to install Minecraft on Ubuntu - Installed apps

3: Click on the “Remove” button to erase the launcher from your device:

12. How to install Minecraft on Ubuntu - Remove

To uninstall it through terminal, use:

sudo apt remove minecraft-launcher

Execution example:

13. How to install Minecraft on Ubuntu - Remove (CLI)

And to erase the Minecraft launcher installed via “snap” , use:

sudo snap remove mc-installer

Execution example:

14. How to install Minecraft on Ubuntu - Remove (CLI) mc-installer

Conclusion

Minecraft is one of those few games that comes with versatility, never-ending challenges, and possibilities. Minecraft is available for most platforms. In this guide, we learned how to install Minecraft on ubuntu using different approaches. Minecraft has different editions and only the Java edition is available for Linux. Some other versions are currently not available on Linux such as Education edition and Dungeons edition. We hope these versions will get Linux support soon.

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