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, Language, Options, and Quit Game. The animated background is of a Minecraft world with distinguishable features.
- 1 Main menu buttons
- 2 Minceraft
- 3 Pause menu buttons
- 4 History
- 5 Gallery
- 6 See also
|Singleplayer||Choose a world to play, or create 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.|
|Opens accessibility settings.|
|Play||Choose a world to play, or create one.|
|Settings||Opens Settings menu.|
|Marketplace||Enables you to buy resource packs and skin packs.|
|Profile||Choose, or make, a skin and view achievements.|
||Unlocks features like Achievements, Friends and Realms.|
When already signed in, opens feedback site.
|This feature is exclusive to Java Edition.|
There is a 1 in 10000 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 sought out 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.|
|Give Feedback||Provides a link to the feedback site.|
|Report Bugs||Provides a link to the Java Edition page on bug tracker.|
|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.|
|Feedback||Shows links to the Minecraft feedback site, the bug tracker, and Mojang support site.|
|Save and Quit||Saves the game's progress and goes back to the menu screen.|
|Profile||Shows all of the achievements the player has and hasn't completed and choose a skin.|
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The specific instructions are: All iterations of the Pocket Edition logo.
|Java Edition Classic|
|0.0.12a||Added the pause menu, which, like today, could be opened by pressing ESC.|
|Java Edition Indev|
|0.31||20100201-1||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.|
|?||Scrolling of background is removed.|
|Pause menu now stops the game.|
|Java Edition Infdev|
|20100327||The "Generate new level..." button was replaced by a Singleplayer button.|
|The "Load level.." button was replaced by a Multiplayer button, which wasn't playable at the time.|
|20100629||Added "Loading..." screen.|
|Java Edition Alpha|
|v1.0.4||Added animation of the logo. The animation was stone falling down in order to form the word "Minecraft". became|
|Replaced "Loading..." screen with a Mojang splash screen.|
|?||Changed "Save and quit to title.." to "Save and quit to title".|
|v1.0.13_01||Temporarily changed logo to celebrate 1000 sales in 24 hours.|
|v1.0.10||The Multiplayer button was no longer greyed out as SMP was added.|
|v1.2.2||Removed the "Play tutorial level" button, replaced by "Mods and Texture Packs"|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.0||The "Options..." button was made much closer to the "Mods and Texture Packs" button.|
|1.3||The gap between "Options..." and "Mods and Texture Packs" was reverted.|
|The "Options..." button was made smaller to make room for the "Quit Game" button.|
|1.4||Minecraft logo changed from to .|
|The logo animation was removed as such.|
|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.|
|1.11||16w38a||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.|
|1.13||pre1||Changed title screen background to reflect the Update Aquatic.|
|pre2||Optimized title screen.|
|1.14||18w43a||Added the "Give Feedback" and "Report Bugs" buttons to the pause menu.|
|November 28, 2018||Changed title screen background in all released 1.14 snapshots to reflect Village & Pillage.|
|19w06a||Added loading bars while loading the game and reloading resources.|
|19w13a||Added the "Accessibility Options" button to the main menu.|
|1.15||October 9, 2019||Changed title screen background in all released 1.15 snapshots to reflect Buzzy Bees.|
|1.15.2||pre1||Clicking the "Multiplayer" button from the main menu now displays a disclaimer stating that "Online play is not rated".|
|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 Java and Console Edition.|
|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.|
|1.2.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Removed "Pocket Edition" and "Windows 10 Edition" subtitles, simply renaming the game to Minecraft.|
|Changed title screen background.|
|1.5.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Changed title screen background to reflect Update Aquatic.|
|beta 18.104.22.168||Reorganization of the main menu buttons.|
|1.8.0||Changed title screen background to show off cats and pandas.|
|1.9.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Added "Feedback" button to the pause menu.|
|1.11.0||April 25, 2019||Changed title screen background to reflect Village & Pillage.|
|1.12.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Renamed "Store" to "Marketplace".|
|1.13.0||beta 188.8.131.52||The "Achievement" and hangar buttons have been moved into a new "Profile" button.|
|1.14.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Changed title screen background to reflect Buzzy Bees.|
|beta 220.127.116.11||Changed the title screen background again to match Java Edition.|
|October 21, 2019||For beta users only, changed the title screen background again to a grayscale version of the 1.8.0 background with a "BETA" logo.|
Animated menu screen in early Indev (click to see animation).
The menu screen in early Alpha.
The menu screen in Alpha v1.2.2.
The menu screen in Beta 1.3.
The menu screen in Beta 1.4.
The menu screen in Beta 1.8.1.
The menu screen in 1.11.2.
The menu screen in 1.12.2.
The menu screen in 1.13.2.
The menu screen in 1.14.4.
The current menu screen in 1.15.2.
The Pocket Edition menu screen before Alpha 0.7.0.
The Pocket Edition menu screen in Alpha 0.7.0 - 0.7.2.
The Pocket Edition menu screen in Alpha 0.16.0.
The Windows 10 Edition menu screen as of Alpha 0.13.1.
The current menu screen in Bedrock Edition as of 1.14.0.
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 v.1.0.4.
The pause menu from 18w43a onwards.
The pause menu from Alpha 0.7.2.
The pause menu from 0.16.0.1 to 18.104.22.168.