Minecraft is a sandbox survival game that has seen tremendous success since its release in 2011. The title is constantly enhanced with new features and content, and players can find themselves struggling to keep up. Fortunately, upgrading your game is easy – you only need an internet connection and the client. There are a few different ways to update Minecraft, depending on the platform you play on. Once it is downloaded and installed, you can enjoy all the latest features and improvements.
1. Update Minecraft on Windows
If you’re playing Minecraft on Windows and don’t know how to update it, the easiest way involves the Microsoft Store. Launch the store, search for “Minecraft,” and select “Update” from the list of available options. The game will automatically download and install the latest Update. You can also check for updates by opening the Microsoft Store and selecting “Downloads and Updates” from the menu. On the Java Edition, you can click the “Latest release” option in the bottom left corner.
2. Upgrading the macOS Minecraft client
Updating Minecraft on macOS is a bit different. Instead of using the Microsoft Store, you’ll need to go to the Mojang website and manually download the latest version of the game. Once the download is complete, double-click on the .dmg file and follow the prompts to install the update. It’s important to note that you’ll need administrative privileges to finish the installation.
3. Upgrade Minecraft for Linux
If you’re running Minecraft on Linux, you’ll need to use the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) to update the game. First, download the latest version of the JRE from the Oracle website. Once the download is complete:
- Open a Terminal window.
- Navigate to the directory where you downloaded the file.
- Run the following command: java -jar Minecraft.jar
- This will launch the game and prompt you to update it. Follow the prompts and agree to the terms and conditions to install game updates.
4. Get the latest Minecraft Android app version
On Android, instead of using an app store or website, you’ll need to use an app called “Minecraft PE.” which represents Pocket Edition. This app will scan your device for any installed versions of Minecraft and update them to the latest version via Google Play Store in the background. Unsurprisingly, you’ll need an active internet connection to use this app and can also delete Minecraft PE and redownload the most recent version.
5. Update the Minecraft iOS app
If you’re playing Minecraft on an iPhone or iPad, you can update the game by opening Apple App Store and tapping “Updates”. If there is one available, it will be listed here. Tap “Update” to install the latest version of the game. You may need to enter your passcode to confirm the download. It’s also worth noting that some updates may require a newer version of iOS, so be sure to check that your device is up-to-date before attempting to install an update.
It’s worth noting that the console versions (PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch) of Minecraft are usually updated automatically. Now that you know how to update Minecraft, you can enjoy the game’s latest features and content. Check back often, as upgrades are released regularly. You can also find a full list of changes in the “Release Notes” section of the Minecraft website.