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 appears with a splash caption beneath it. The game's menu can be accessed anytime by pausing the game with the Esc key by default.
- 1 Main menu buttons
- 2 Minceraft
- 3 Pause menu buttons
- 4 History
- 5 Trivia
- 6 Gallery
- 7 See also
- 8 References
|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 worlds, resource packs, skin packs and other community created content. The button will sometimes be textured and animated depending on what's currently being promoted on the Marketplace.|
|Editions (PS4 Only)||Switches the game to the Legacy Console Edition.|
|Profile||Choose, or make, a skin and view achievements.|
||Unlocks features like Achievements, Friends and Realms.|
When already signed in, opens feedback site.
There is a 1 in 10000 chance for the title screen to display "Minceraft" instead of "Minecraft". Notch implemented this as an Easter egg, and kept it as a small secret, enjoying 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 posted "A Post-Mortem of Minceraft" on Reddit.
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.|
|Java Edition Classic|
|0.0.12a||Added the pause menu, which, like today, could be opened by pressing ESC.|
|Java Edition Indev|
|0.31||20100131||Added Logo with title Minecraft.|
|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||Logo has been changed.|
|Added animation of the logo. The animation was stone falling down in order to form the word "Minecraft".|
|Replaced "Loading..." screen with a Mojang splash screen.|
|v1.0.10||The Multiplayer button was no longer greyed out as SMP was added, although it was only for testing at this stage.|
|v1.0.12||Changed "Save and quit to title.." to "Save and quit to title".|
|v1.0.13_01||reupload||Logo temporarily changed to 1K IN 24h for celebrating 1000 sales in 24 hours.|
|v1.0.14||Logo has been changed back to Minecraft with two lost blocks in 'M'.|
|v1.0.15||Logo has been changed. Fixed the "M" in the Minecraft title screen logo and which now corresponds to the logo before v1.0.13_01 reupload.|
|v1.2.0||?||Logo has been made smaller.|
|RAM usage information no longer shows up on the top right corner.|
|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||Logo has been changed.|
|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. The panorama displayed in the background was generated using the seed |
|?||Brightened the panorama.|
|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||Logo has been changed.|
|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".|
|1.16||April 2, 2020||Changed title screen background in all released 1.16 snapshots to reflect the Nether Update.|
|20w21a||Logo has been changed.|
|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.|
|0.7.1||Minecraft logo changed from to|
|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.|
|?||Changed the Minecraft logo on Gear VR Edition from to|
|1.0.0||?||Changed the Minecraft logo on Windows 10 Edition from to and removed the "Beta" label.|
|1.2.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Removed edition subtitles, simply renaming the game to Minecraft. All logos changed to|
|Changed title screen background.|
|1.5.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Changed title screen background to reflect Update Aquatic.|
|beta 220.127.116.11||Reorganization of the main menu buttons.|
|1.8.0||Changed title screen background to show off cats and pandas.|
|1.9.0||beta 18.104.22.168||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 22.214.171.124||Renamed "Store" to "Marketplace".|
|1.13.0||beta 126.96.36.199||The "Achievement" and hangar buttons have been moved into a new "Profile" button.|
|1.14.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Changed title screen background to reflect Buzzy Bees.|
|beta 184.108.40.206||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.|
|1.16.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Changed the title screen background to reflect the Nether Update.|
- The seed for the menu screen panorama in the game from Beta 1.8 Pre-release until 1.13-pre1 is either
8091867987493326313(both are considered valid seeds), and work in versions from Beta 1.7.3 all the way back to Alpha v1.2.0 (except for population differences).
- The actual version that was used to generate this panorama must have been a development version between Beta 1.6.6 and Beta 1.7, based on the file dates.
- Dinnerbone noted that the panorama was taken by Notch (likely on his laptop) while he was traveling, around June 1–15, 2011.
- Dinnerbone also noted that the panorama was originally going to be a in-game render of a live world, with custom world generation with the seed 100. He also mentioned another panorama which came before the one seen in Beta 1.8, that was a plains near the beach.
- Other panoramas from Java Edition 1.13 or later and Bedrock Edition 1.2.0 or later still have pictures of panoramas, but their seed is unknown.
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 menu screen in 1.15.2.
The current menu screen in 1.16.3.
The Pocket Edition menu screen before Alpha 0.7.0.
The current menu screen in 1.16.40.
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 onward.
The pause menu from Alpha 0.7.2.
The pause menu from 0.16.0.1 to 18.104.22.168.
- "BIG NEWS! We have found the SEED of Minecraft's title-screen background PANORAMA!" – u/Tomlacko on Reddit, July 18, 2020
- "The first title screen panorama was actually originally in-game render of a live world, with custom worldgen and the seed 100. Edit: It turns out that was an even earlier panorama, and the one in this post came later." – u/Dinnerbone on Reddit, July 18, 2020