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Minecraft's website prior to May 2, 2016.

Minecraft.net is the official website for Minecraft. It allows users to sign up, play and buy the game, provides links to related community sites (including the Minecraft Wiki) and is also where players can download the Minecraft launcher and server client.

On May 2, 2016, it was given a major redesign to include information about more products.[1]

On the December 8, 2016, it was announced on Mojang's official blog that they would be moving all Minecraft related news to minecraft.net, and continue to update it there, rather than on mojang.com as they had done in the past.[2]


Minecraft.net currently has fourteen pages. There is a hamburger menu at the top of every page leading to almost every page on the site, although the download and store pages are available without opening the menu. The pages are as follows:

Pages always shown[edit]

These pages will always be shown, whether or not the user is logged in.



The home page of minecraft.net consists of the Minecraft logo and links to buy Minecraft, Realms, add-ons, and Marketplace. Below the banner is the blog section with Minecraft news, insiders and featured creations by the community.



Users can download Java Edition launcher and server.



Users can learn about Minecraft Realms from this page and also buy a realm.


The Minecraft store.


Java Edition can be bought from this page. A very short description of Minecraft is seen below and contains a section which shows viewers all the different editions of Minecraft that are available. Minecraft merchandise can also be bought here.


Minecraft Store pre-May 2, 2016.


This page has information about MINECON.



If a user is having trouble with Minecraft, this page should help the user out.



The credits of Minecraft.



This page briefly describe how servers work in the Bedrock Edition. It includes a button to the servers tab in the game.

Virtual Reality[edit]


This page briefly describes Virtual Reality in Minecraft.



Contains a list of software that Minecraft uses.

Sound Attributions[edit]


Contains a list of sounds that Minecraft uses.

Pages shown when logged in[edit]

After logging in, these pages will become accessible.



The profile page allows user to change the user’s skin if the user bought the game, choose a cape, and a gift code section that will display the gift codes bought and shows who redeemed those.



Contains options to redeem a gift code.



Contains available demos for all editions currently available.

Removed Pages[edit]

Some of the pages have been removed since the new Minecraft website came.



Contains information about redstone. It also includes a link to the unlisted redstone tutorials. It was been removed after moving to the new Minecraft page.



This page shows how many people have bought Java Edition, as well as how many copies that have been sold over 24 hours. This can now be found on the shop page.

Related pages[edit]

First Home Page[edit]

The Minecraft home page was first located at https://www.mojang.com/notch/minecraft/, when it was still in early development.

Mojang Support Center[edit]


User can access this page from Help link of top of minecraft.net. Contains answers for frequently asked questions. This page also contains server statuses related to Java Edition.

Crash Help[edit]


This page lists all the Minecraft crash reports sent to Mojang.



This page was created as a gag on April Fools' Day 2011. It no longer exists, and now brings up a 404 error.

Developer URLs[edit]

This section needs updating.

This section is missing a bunch of URLs that are used internally; some of these need better documentation as well; and some no longer exist and should be marked as such (or removed).

Information from wiki.vg's game files, Mojang API, authentication, legacy authentication, and Protocol Encryption#Authentication pages should probably be included (or linked).

Developer calls and URLs found by googling "site:minecraft.net" (Also posted on Minecraft Forum):


Used to download resources for the client and for the server up to version 1.5.2.


Used to download resources for the client past version 1.6.2.



The Minecraft launcher uses this to authenticate logins. If the username and password are valid for a premium account, returns "<POSIX time>:<hash of password>:<username with correct capitalization>:<newly generated session id>:". If username and password are invalid, returns "Bad login". If the username and password are correct, but the account isn't premium, returns "User not premium". If the given version number is less than 12, returns "Old version". The username is not case-sensitive.

http://session.minecraft.net/game/joinserver.jsp?user=<USERNAME>&sessionId=<SESSION ID>&serverId=<SERVER ID>

This link seems to be called when a server with online-mode=true checks if it should allow a player to join the game. The session ID is generated by the launcher when logging in (users can also generate them with the "getversion.jsp" link above). This URL will return "OK" if the given session ID is the last one to have been generated for that username; otherwise it will return a "Bad login" error.


This link is called when a user attempts to connect to a server that is in violation of Mojang's End User License Agreement, which will return the following error message on the client: java.net.SocketException: Network is unreachable


Directs the user to a page where they can choose if they want to change their skin to <URL>, adding "&model=3pxarm" will auto select the 3px-arm model type.


Returns player's name and a base64-encoded URL of player skin/cape.


Redirects to the skin texture for a given username. Case-insensitive. Returns a 404 page if the skin doesn't exist. This endpoint was decommissioned on February 12, 2018[3].


Redirects to the cape texture for a given username. Behaves the same as above. This endpoint was decommissioned on February 12, 2018[3].


Used by the old launcher to get a list of the latest game files that can be downloaded.


This was used to list a running server on the Java Edition Classic server list.


A test page that Mojang asked people to use as they worked on a new launcher for Minecraft. Runs a few processes in the browser, then starts a new version of the launcher, which will be downloaded to /.minecraft/launcher as launcher.jar. No longer works in Google Chrome and Chromium web browsers.

http://launch.minecraft.net/join.html?serverip=<SERVER IP>

This link gives a glimpse at a mentioned future feature to Minecraft. This page says that, in the future, it will be possible to have Minecraft open and connect to the server IP specified in the URL when accessing this link. The page is now dead, but is still archived.