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The main menu is one of Minecraft's several menu screens. Acting as an introductory interface, it permits access to singleplayer and multiplayer gameplay.

The game's logo is prominently displayed on the menu screen, accompanied with a randomly-selected splash, and is also backed with a panorama.


Java Edition[]

Java Edition menu screen, as of 1.17.1

Option Description
Singleplayer Choose a world to play or create one.
Multiplayer Choose a LAN world to play or join a server.
Minecraft Realms Opens the main Minecraft Realms menu.
LanguageButton.png Sets the game language.
Options Opens the main Options menu.
Quit Game Closes the game.
AccessibilityButton.png Opens accessibility settings.

Bedrock Edition[]

Bedrock Edition menu screen, as of 1.17.41

Bedrock Edition menu screen on PlayStation 5

Option Description
Play Choose a world or realm to play, create one, or join a server.
Settings Opens Settings menu. Will not be present if the additional button opens the settings.
Marketplace Lets the player buy worlds, resource packs, skin packs, and other community-created content. The button is sometimes textured and animated, depending on what's currently being promoted on the Marketplace.
Editions[note 1] Switches the game to Legacy Console Edition.
Dressing Room Choose, or make, a skin and view achievements.
Sign In
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Unlocks features like Achievements, Friends and Realms.
When already signed in, opens feedback site.
Additional Button[note 2] An additional button under the Sign In button or beside the feedback button that opens various menus such as the achievements, options and inbox. The functionality of the button is randomized.


Minceraft in game.

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This feature is exclusive to Java Edition. 

There is a 0.01% 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!".


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
NoneMusicBackground music on main menumusic.menuNone1.01.016
SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
NoneMaster VolumeClicking a menu buttonui.button.clickNone0.251.016


Java Edition Indev
0.3120100131The menu screen was added.
Java Edition Infdev
20100327The "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.
20100629Added "Loading..." screen.
?"Multi player" has been changed to "Multiplayer"
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.4Replaced "Loading..." screen with a Mojang splash screen.
v1.0.10The Multiplayer button was no longer greyed out as SMP was added, although it was only for testing at this stage.
v1.0.12Changed "Save and quit to title.." to "Save and quit to title".
v1.2.0previewRAM usage information no longer shows up on the top right corner.
v1.2.2Removed the "Play tutorial level" button, replaced by "Mods and Texture Packs"
Java Edition Beta
1.0The "Options..." button was made much closer to the "Mods and Texture Packs" button.
1.3The gap between "Options..." and "Mods and Texture Packs" was reverted.
The "Options..." button was made smaller to make room for the "Quit Game" button.
1.8(preview)Completely revamped the title screen adding a version tag in the bottom left corner and new options in the option menu.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6"Mods and Texture Packs" button changed to "Texture Packs"
RC1The "Quit Game" button now appears regardless of how the game is launched.
1.111w49aAdded language select button.
Renamed "Save and quit to title" button to "Save and Quit to Title".
1.4.212w37aAdded "Re-Create" option to the World selection menu.
1.513w03aThe "Texture Packs" button has been moved to the "Options..." screen.
13w09aThe "Minecraft Realms" button is moved to the main screen, taking the spot of the "Texture Packs" button.
2013 Music UpdateAdded menu music.
1.12pre6Added the ability to view the credits when clicking the copyright text.
1.1419w06aAdded loading bars while loading the game and reloading resources.
19w11aAdded Tab ↹ support for the main menu.
19w13aAdded the "Accessibility Options" button to the main menu.
1.15.2pre1Clicking the "Multiplayer" button from the main menu now displays a disclaimer stating that "Online play is not rated".
1.1721w03aHolding ⇧ Shift while clicking menu buttons now cycles through options in the reverse order.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.1.0Added the menu screen.
v0.7.0Completely revamped the title screen adding a version tag in the bottom left corner and new options in the option menu.
v0.7.3Added the splash text to the main menu.
v0.7.6Removed the "Play on Realms" button from the main menu.
v0.11.0build 1Added a language button to the main menu.
v0.13.1Moved the skins button to the main menu.
Options button is no longer a wrench icon.
v0.14.0build 1Revamped menu screen.
v0.16.0?Removed language button
Changed signed in icon to link to feedback.minecraft.net instead of the Minecraft page in the Xbox app.
Bedrock Edition
1.5.0beta of the main menu buttons.
1.12.0beta "Store" to "Marketplace".
1.13.0beta "Achievement" and hangar buttons have been moved into a new "Profile" button.
1.16.200beta a UI startup screen to inform players if they are on outdated graphics drivers.
1.17.30beta feedback button now appears at the down left as an icon.
The options, achievements or invite button now appear besides the feedback button.
Legacy Console Edition
1.66.0016.0Added the menu screen.
1.66.0033.0Removed the greyed out "Multiplayer" button.
0.66.0054.0Added menu music.
TU8Renamed "Download Content" to "Minecraft Store".
TU36CU25 1.28 Patch 71.0.1Added mini games to the menu screen.
CU58Removed the "Download the latest version of Minecraft for FREE!" button from the main menu.


Java Edition[]

Pocket Edition[]

Bedrock Edition[]

Legacy Console Edition[]

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  1. PlayStation 4 only. Appears only if Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition was previously owned.
  2. The button has a potion, cogwheel or a letter as its icon, depending on its function.