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How to Install Minecraft on Ubuntu 22.04

Minecraft is a popular video game that was designed by Mojang Studios but Microsoft purchased it later on. Minecraft is a three-dimensional virtual legos game that originated in the year 2011 and can be played on multiple platforms such as Windows, Linux, Mac OS, etc. Although it is not an open-source application, its demo version can be played for free by creating a Mojang account.

In this article, you will learn how to install Minecraft on the latest Ubuntu release, Ubuntu 22.04.

Install Minecraft on Ubuntu 22.04

Minecraft can be installed on Ubuntu 22.04 using two methods which are:

  • Using the Debian package
  • Using Snap package

Both of these methods have been discussed in this blog in detail.

Method 1: Using Debian Package

The following steps should be followed in order to install Minecraft using the .deb package.

1.1 Download the package

The first step is to download the Debian package of Minecraft by running the following command on the terminal.

$ wget https://launcher.mojang.com/download/Minecraft.deb

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1.2 Install package

After the package has been downloaded, use the below-given command to install the package.

$ sudo apt install ./Minecraft.deb

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Press ‘Y’ to continue the procedure.

1.3 How to launch Minecraft on Ubuntu 22.04

To launch Minecraft, search for Minecraft in Ubuntu application search menu.

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Click on the Minecraft Launcher icon to launch Minecraft.

It will start to download update files and start Minecraft in a while.

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Login with your Microsoft or Mojang Account and you are good to go.

1.4 How to uninstall Minecraft using the Debian package

The Debian package can be used to uninstall Minecraft.

$ sudo apt –purge remove minecraft-launcher

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Minecraft has been uninstalled.

Method 2: Using Snap Package

Here we will discuss how Snap can be used to install Minecraft. The Snap package includes all the required dependencies.

2.1 Install Minecraft using Snap store

If snap is not installed, you can install it using the command:

$ sudo apt install snapd

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To install the Minecraft through Snap package on your system, use this command.

$ sudo snap install mc-installer

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The package has been installed.

2.2 Run Minecraft

Once installed, you can now check the applications menu to verify that the game has been installed successfully.

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Click the icon to open the app.

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Now sign up and enjoy the game.

2.3 How to uninstall Minecraft from Ubuntu 22.04 using snap

You can use this package to uninstall Minecraft by running this command.

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The game has been uninstalled.

Conclusion

In order to install Minecraft you can either use the Debian package or the Snap package. In the case of the Debian package use this command to install the package $ sudo dpkg -i Minecraft.deb, whereas in the case of the Snap package use this command to install the package $ sudo snap install mc-installer. Once installed you can search for the app in the menu and click on the icon to launch the game.

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