Menu screen

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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.

Main menu buttons[edit]

See also: Tutorials/Menu screen

Java Edition[edit]

Java Edition menu screen.
Option Description
Singleplayer Choose a world to play, or create one.
Multiplayer Opens the multiplayer join screen.
Minecraft Realms Opens the main Minecraft Realms menu.
LanguageButton.png Allows you to set the game language.
Options Opens the main Options menu.
Quit Game Closes the game.

Bedrock Edition[edit]

Bedrock Edition menu screen.
Option Description
Play Choose a world to play, or create one.
Achievements Opens Achievements menu
Settings Opens Settings menu
Store Enables you to buy resource packs and skin packs
PE Store Button.png Choose a skin
Sign In
Windows 10 Xbox Button.png
Unlocks features like Achievements, Friends and Realms
When already signed in, opens feedback.minecraft.net.

Legacy Console Edition[edit]

Option Description
Play Game Choose a world to play, or create one.
Mini Games Choose a Mini Game to play.
Leaderboard (Xbox/PlayStation editions only) View the leaderboards.
Achievements[Wii U and Nintendo Switch editions only] Opens the achievements list.
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.

New Nintendo 3DS Edition[edit]

Option Description
Play Choose a world to play, or create one.
Multiplayer Opens the multiplayer host/join screen.
Options Opens the main Options menu.
Skins Allows the user to change their skin, provided that it was bought beforehand.
Achievements Opens the achievements list.
Manual Opens the electronic manual.
Store (Nintendo eShop) You can buy add-ons to the game.

Minceraft[edit]

Minceraft in game, before the "Java Edition" subtitle was added.

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!".

Pause menu buttons[edit]

Java Edition[edit]

The pause screen in the Java Edition.
Option Description
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 Java Edition page on feedback.minecraft.net.[upcoming 1.14]
Report Bugs Provides a link to the Java Edition page on bugs.mojang.com.[upcoming 1.14]
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.

Bedrock Edition[edit]

Option Description
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[edit]

Option Description
Resume Game Closes the pause menu and allows the player to continue playing Minecraft.
Help & Options Opens the Options menu, which allows the player to configure controls, difficulty, sounds, and more, and also has a “How to Play” section that teaches the player how to play Minecraft.
Leaderboards (Xbox/PlayStation editions only) Opens the leaderboards.
Save Game Saves the game’s progress, without exiting the world.
Disable Autosave [Xbox OnePlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch editions only] Disables the autosave feature for the current world. Shows in place of “Save Game” if autosave is enabled.
Exit Game Saves the game's progress (if chosen) and goes back to the menu screen.

New Nintendo 3DS Edition[edit]

Option Description
Resume Closes the pause menu and allows the player to continue playing Minecraft.
Save Game Saves the game’s progress, without exiting the world.
Options Opens the Options menu, which allows the player to configure controls, difficulty, sounds, and more.
Achievements Opens the achievement list.
Save & Quit Saves the game's progress and goes back to the menu screen.
Quit Goes back to the menu screen without saving progress.

History[edit]

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Java Edition Classic
0.0.12a Added the pause menu, which, like today, could be opened by pressing ESC.
Java Edition Indev
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.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.0 Added animation of the logo. The animation was cobblestone falling down in order to form the word "Minecraft".
?Minecraft logo changed from Oldmclogo.gif to Alphalogo.png.
v1.0.13bChanged logo.
v1.0.14 Changed logo to Alphalogo.png.
?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"
Java Edition Beta
1.4 Minecraft logo changed from Alphalogo.png to Title screen logo.png.
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.
Java Edition
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 capitalized "Game menu" to "Game Menu".
1.12 pre6 Added the ability to view the credits when clicking the copyright text.
1.12.2pre1Minecraft logo changed from Title screen logo.png to Java Edition.png.
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.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.14 18w43a Added the "Give Feedback" and "Report Bugs" buttons to the pause menu.
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.
Bedrock Edition
1.2 build 1 Removed "Pocket Edition" and "Windows 10 Edition" subtitles, simply renaming the game to Minecraft.
1.5 beta 1.5.0.4 Changed title screen background to reflect the Update Aquatic.
beta 1.5.0.10 Reorganization of the main menu buttons.

Gallery[edit]

Main menu[edit]

Java Edition[edit]

Pocket Edition[edit]

Bedrock Edition[edit]

Pause menu[edit]

Java Edition[edit]

Pocket Edition[edit]

Bedrock Edition[edit]

See also[edit]