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Minecraft website
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Minecraft's website pre-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]

Pages[edit | edit source]

Minecraft.net currently has eleven 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 | edit source]

These pages will always be shown, whether or not you are logged in.

Home[edit | edit source]


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

Download[edit | edit source]


You can download Minecraft for PC/Mac and the server application here.

Realms[edit | edit source]


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

Store[edit | edit source]

The Minecraft store.


You can buy Minecraft 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. You can also buy Minecraft merchandise.

Minecon[edit | edit source]

Minecraft Store pre-May 2, 2016.


This page has information about Minecon.

Help[edit | edit source]


If you are having trouble with Minecraft, this page should help you out.

Credits[edit | edit source]


The credits of Minecraft.

Server[edit | edit source]


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 | edit source]


This page briefly describes Virtual Reality in Minecraft.

Pages shown when logged in[edit | edit source]

After logging in, these pages will become accessible.

Profile[edit | edit source]


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

Redeem[edit | edit source]


Contains options to redeem a gift code.

Demo[edit | edit source]


Contains available demos for all editions currently available.

Removed Pages[edit | edit source]

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

Redstone[edit | edit source]


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.

Stats[edit | edit source]


This page shows how many people have bought Minecraft for PC/Mac, as well as how many copies that have been sold over 24 hours.

Related pages[edit | edit source]

First Home Page[edit | edit source]

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

Mojang Support Center[edit | edit source]


You 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 Minecraft but available from PC (not from smartphones).

Crash Help[edit | edit source]


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

Loot[edit | edit source]


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 | edit source]

This section needs updating. Description:

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 minecraftforum):


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 (you 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.


Redirects to the skin texture for a given username. Case-insensitive. Returns a 404 page if the skin doesn't exist.


Redirects to the cape texture for a given username. Behaves the same as above.


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


This is most likely used to create the classic server list. How the parameters work is unknown. Returns a link to a classic server page.


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 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.

References[edit | edit source]