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The menu screen comprises all of the buttons and text for both the main menu and the pause menu. It is the interface that allows players to change options such as the game's language and active resource pack, as well as create a new world or join a multiplayer server. When the main menu opens, the game's logo will appear with a splash caption beneath it. The game's menu can be accessed anytime by pausing the game with the Esc key by default.
There are six buttons in the title screen menu for the Java edition: Singleplayer, Multiplayer, Minecraft Realms, Options, Quit Game and Language. The animated background is of a Minecraft world with distinguishable features.
- See also: Tutorials/Menu screen
|Singleplayer||Choose a world to play, or make one.|
|Multiplayer||Opens the multiplayer join screen.|
|Minecraft Realms||Opens the main Minecraft Realms menu.|
|Allows you to set the game language.|
|Options||Opens the main Options menu.|
|Quit Game||Closes the game.|
|Play||Choose a world to play, or make one.|
|Achievements||Opens Achievements menu[Windows 10 Edition only]|
|Settings||Opens Settings menu|
|Store||Enables you to buy resource packs and skin packs|
|Choose a skin|
| Sign In
|| Unlocks features like Achievements, Friends and Realms[Windows 10 Edition only] |
When already signed in, opens feedback.minecraft.net.
Legacy Console Edition
|Play Game||Choose a world to play, or make one.|
|Mini Games||Choose a Mini Game to play.|
|Leaderboard||(Xbox / PlayStation editions only) View the leaderboards.|
|Achievements||Opens the achievements list.[Wii U and Nintendo Switch editions only]|
|Help & Options||Opens the main Options menu.|
|Minecraft Store||(Xbox Marketplace / PlayStation Store / Nintendo eShop) You can buy add-ons to the game.|
|Exit game||[Xbox 360 and Wii U editions only] Exits to Xbox 360 dashboard / Wii U menu.|
There is a 0.01% chance that the title screen will display "Minceraft" instead of "Minecraft". Notch implemented this as an easter egg.
Notch made it as a small secret, and enjoyed that he was the only one who knew of its existence. After stating a secret was in Minecraft undiscovered, the internet went wild, trying to find it. Soon after, Notch wrote an article called, "A Post-Mortem of Minceraft".
In crash logs, a reference to Minceraft may appear as a joke, stating "You should try our sister game, Minceraft!".
|Back to Game||Closes the pause menu and allows the player to continue playing Minecraft.|
|Advancements||Shows all of the advancements the player has and hasn't completed.|
|Statistics||Shows the player's statistics.|
|Options||Opens the "options" menu, which can change the difficulty, controls, settings, resource packs, music, sounds, and more.|
|Open to LAN||Gives you the option to allow players from your local network to play on this world.|
|Save and quit to title||Saves the game's progress and goes back to the menu screen.|
|Resume Game||Closes the pause menu and allows the player to continue playing Minecraft.|
|Settings||Opens the Settings menu, which allows the player to configure controls, difficulty, sounds, and more.|
|Achievements||Shows all of the achievements the player has and hasn't completed.|
|How to Play||Gives the player information on the basics of Minecraft, such as the controls, basic crafting recipes, and how to survive your first night.|
|Save and Quit||Saves the game's progress and goes back to the menu screen.|
Legacy Console Edition
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Please add a suitable image, then remove this notice. The specific instructions are: All iterations of the Pocket Edition logo. Also, wasn't Java Edition's logo made of regular stone at one point?
|0.0.12a||Added the pause menu, which, like today, could be opened by pressing |
|0.31 (February 1, 2010, 1)||The menu screen was added. It originally displayed a dirt background.|
|At the time, the dirt background would slowly scroll, similarly to the later added credits, and the splash text pulsed slower.|
|?||Scrolling of background is removed.|
|Splash text now pulses more quickly.|
|v1.0.0||Added animation of the logo. The animation was cobblestone zooming out in order to form the word "Minecraft".|
|v1.0.14||A version between Alpha v1.0.11 and Alpha v1.0.14 changed "Save and quit to title.." to "Save and quit to title".|
|v1.2.2||Removed the "Play tutorial level" button, replaced by "Mods and Texture Packs"|
|1.4||Minecraft logo changed from to .|
|The logo animation was removed as such.|
|1.8||1.8 Pre-release||Completely revamped the title screen adding an animated background, a version tag in the bottom left corner and new options in the option menu.|
|1.0.0||?||Minceraft easter egg added.|
|"Mods and Texture Packs" button changed to simply "Texture Packs"|
|1.1||?||Added language select button.|
|1.3.1||?||Removed Saving level... from the pause menu.|
|1.4.2||12w37a||Added "Re-Create" option to the World selection menu.|
|1.5||13w03a||The "Texture Packs" button has been moved to the "Options..." screen.|
|13w09a||The "Minecraft Realms" button is moved to the main screen, taking the spot of the "Texture Packs" button.|
|2013 Music Update||Added menu music.|
|?||A version between 1.9 and 1.11.2 capitalised "Game menu" to "Game Menu".|
|1.12||pre6||Added the ability to view the credits when clicking the copyright text.|
|1.12.2||pre1||Minecraft logo changed from to .|
|New game logo with Minecraft Java Edition. The Java Edition subtitle is a separate texture.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.1.0||Added the menu screen. It originally displayed a dirt background.|
|0.7.0||Completely revamped the title screen adding a new background, a version tag in the bottom left corner and new options in the option menu.|
|0.7.3||Background is now animated like PC.|
|Added the splash text to the main menu.|
|0.7.6||Removed the "Play on Realms" button from the main menu.|
|0.11.0||build 1||Added a language button to the main menu.|
|0.13.1||Moved the skins button to the main menu.|
|Options button is no longer a wrench icon.|
|0.14.0||build 1||Revamped menu screen.|
|0.16.0||Removed language button|
|Changed signed in icon to link to feedback.minecraft.net instead of the Minecraft page in the Xbox app.|
The pause menu in Classic 0.0.22a_05
The pause menu in Classic 0.0.23a_01
The pause menu in Infdev (March 27, 2010).
The pause menu in Infdev (June 27, 2010).
The pause menu in Alpha v1.0.4.
The pause menu from 17w13a onwards.