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The title screen[JE only] or main menu[BE only] 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 title screen, accompanied with a randomly-selected splash, and is also backed with a panorama.


Java Edition[]


Java Edition title screen, as of 1.21

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 Opens language settings.
Options Opens the main Options menu.
Quit Game Closes the game.
AccessibilityButton Opens accessibility settings.

Bedrock Edition[]


Bedrock Edition main menu, as of 1.21.0

Bedrock Edition 1.16

Bedrock Edition main menu on PlayStation, with the "Editions" button

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
Windows 10 Xbox Button
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.


MainMenu Minceraft

The Minceraft Easter egg, as seen in 1.20.1.

Information icon
This feature is exclusive to Java Edition. 

There is a 0.01% chance for the title screen to display "Minceraft" instead of "Minecraft".[1] 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.

Additionally, 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
File:A Familiar Room.oggFile:Bromeliad.oggFile:Crescent Dunes.oggFile:Echo in the Wind.oggNoneMusicWhile in the main menumusic.menuNone1.0 [sound 1]1.016
NoneMaster VolumeWhen a menu button is clickedui.button.clickNone0.251.016
  1. Except for "A Familiar Room", "Bromeliad", "Crescent Dunes", and "Echo in the Wind" (the first four), which are 0.4

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
File:Aerie.oggFile:Firebugs.oggFile:Labyrinthine.oggMusicWhile in the main menumusic.menu0.31.0
SoundWhen a menu button is clickedrandom.click1.01.0


Java Edition Indev
0.3120100131EarlyIndevTitle The title screen was added.
20100206The background of the title screen no longer scrolls.
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.
20100629Loading Screen JE1 Added "Loading..." screen.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.4Loading Screen JE2 Replaced "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.
MenuScreenEarlyAlpha "Multi player" has been changed to "Multiplayer"
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.
v1.2.2Alpha v1.2.2 menu Removed 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.
1.3Beta 1.3 menu 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.
1.4Beta 1.4 menu Changed logo.
1.8(preview)Beta 1.8 Pre-release menu Replaced background with panorama, moved version tag to the bottom left corner.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6 menu "Mods and Texture Packs" button changed to "Texture Packs".
RC1The "Quit Game" button now appears regardless of how the game is launched.
1.111w49aJava Edition 11w49a menu Added 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.
1.513w03aJava Edition 13w03a The "Texture Packs" button has been moved to the "Options..." screen.
13w09aJava Edition 13w09a The "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.
1.12.2pre1Java Edition 1.12.2-pre1 Added "Java Edition" to the game logo.
1.1419w06aAdded loading bars while loading the game and reloading resources.
19w11aAdded Tab ↹ support for the title screen.
19w13aJava Edition 19w13a Added the "Accessibility Options" button to the title screen.
1.15.2pre1Clicking the "Multiplayer" button from the title screen now displays a disclaimer stating that "Online play is not rated".
1.1620w12aJava Edition 20w21a Changed logo.
1.1721w03aHolding ⇧ Shift while clicking menu buttons now cycles through options in the reverse order.
1.19.423w03aAdded keyboard support for the title screen.
1.2023w14aThe Minecraft, Minecraft Realms logo were changed.
The Minceraft easter egg now has its own logo texture.
The format of the Invite icon was slightly changed.
23w17a"A Familiar Room", "Bromeliad", "Crescent Dunes", and "Echo in the Wind" can now be played in the title screen.
"Aerie", "Firebugs", and "Labyrinthine" can no longer be played in the title screen.
pre2Game will now display message box on startup if user enabled text-to-speech functionality, but it is not available.
Pocket Edition Alpha
Pre-releasePocket Edition Demo Added the title screen.
v0.1.0originalPocket Edition v0.1.0 alpha (Demo) Changed title screen.
reuploadPocket Edition v0.1.0 alpha (reupload) Added touchscreen version of title screen.
v0.1.1Pocket Edition v0.1.1 alpha Changed texture of buttons.
v0.7.0Pocket Edition v0.7.0 alpha Replaced dirt background with new background, moved version tag to the bottom left corner.
v0.7.2Pocket Edition v0.7.2 alpha Changed logo and moved down buttons
v0.7.3Pocket Edition v0.7.3 alpha Added the splash text. Replaced background with panorama.
v0.7.6Pocket Edition v0.7.6 alpha Removed the "Play on Realms" button from the title screen.
v0.11.0build 1Renamed "Title screen" to "Main menu".
Pocket Edition 0.11.0 build 1 Added a language button to the main menu.
v0.13.1Pocket Edition 0.13.1 Moved the skins button to the main menu.
Options button is no longer a wrench icon.
v0.14.0build 1Pocket Edition 0.14.0 build 1 Revamped main menu.
v0.16.0build 1Pocket Edition 0.16.0 build 1 Changed button size.
build 4Pocket Edition 0.16.0 build 4 Removed language button
Changed Signed In button to link to feedback.minecraft.net instead of the Minecraft page in the Xbox app.
build 5Pocket Edition 0.16.0 build 5 Moved Sign In/Signed In button, upscaled Choose Skin button
Bedrock Edition
1.5.0beta Reorganization of the main menu buttons.
1.12.0beta Renamed "Store" to "Marketplace".
1.13.0beta The "Achievement" and hangar buttons have been moved into a new "Profile" button.
1.16.200beta Added a UI startup screen to inform players if they are on outdated graphics drivers.
1.17.30beta The 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
1.66.0016.01.66.0016.0 title screen Added the menu screen.
1.66.0033.0Xbox 360 Edition Build 0033 Removed the greyed out "Multiplayer" button.
0.66.0054.0Xbox 360 Edition Build 0054 Changed logo, extended menu buttons, moved button hint.
Added menu music.
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Xbox 360 Edition TU1 Changed the button textures.
TU5Xbox 360 Edition TU5 Added new background screen.
TU7Xbox 360 Edition TU7 Added new background screen.
TU8Xbox 360 Edition TU9 Renamed "Download Content" to "Minecraft Store".
TU12Xbox 360 Edition TU12 Added new background screen.
TU13Xbox 360 Edition TU13 Changed the logo.
TU20CU8 1.13 Xbox 360 Edition TU20 Added new background screen.
TU31CU19 1.22 Patch 3Xbox 360 Edition TU31 Added new background screen.
TU36CU25 1.28 Patch 7Xbox 360 Edition TU36 Added mini games to the main menu.
TU46CU36 1.38 Patch 15Xbox 360 Edition TU46 Added new background screen.
TU57CU49 1.56 Patch 271.0.7Xbox 360 Edition TU57 Changed the button textures.
TU69 1.76 Patch 38Xbox 360 Edition TU69 Added new background screen.
1.94 PS4 1.94 Removed "Exit Game" button.
TU75CU58 1.95 Patch 431.0.17Removed the "Download the latest version of Minecraft for FREE!" button from the main menu.
1.84 Removed the "Download the latest version of Minecraft for FREE!" button from the main menu.
Education Edition
v1.0.0v0.14.2Education Edition 0.14.2 Added the main menu.
v0.16.0Education Edition 0.16.0 Changed the buttons.
v1.0.21Education Edition 1.0.21 Added ? button to the main menu.
v1.0.27Education Edition 1.0.27 Added Quick Play button to the main menu.
v1.4Education Edition 1.4.0 Removed the ? button.
v1.7Education Edition 1.7.1 Education Edition 1.7.3 Added the Educator Resources button.
Reverted the change in 1.4.
v1.9v1.8.0Education Edition 1.9.1 Education Edition 1.9.3 Removed the apple from Educator Resources button.
Reverted the change in 1.7 which will replace it with the talk button.
v1.12.0Education Edition 1.12.0 Removed the Educator Resources and the Libary Buttons replacing with the Switch Accounts button.
v1.14.70v1.14.60Education Edition 1.14.70 Added the New and Featured button.
v1.17.30v1.17.30.2Education Edition 1.17.30 Added the Hour of Code button, which replaces the New and Featured button.
v1.18.32v1.18.10.04Education Edition 1.18.32 Reverted the change in 1.9 and 1.17.30.

Background History[]

Java Edition Indev
0.3120100131EarlyIndevTitle Added the background screen.
Java Edition Beta
1.8Pre-releaseBeta 1.8 Pre-release menu Replaced background.
Java Edition
1.13pre1Java Edition 1.13-pre1 Changed the background to underwater.
1.1418w48aJava Edition 18w48a Changed the background to a plains village.
1.1519w41aJava Edition 19w41a Changed the background to bees.
1.1620w14aJava Edition 20w14a Changed the background to the Nether.
1.1721w15aJava Edition 21w15a Changed the background to underground.
1.1821w41aJava Edition 21w41a Changed the background to a mountain.
1.1922w15aJava Edition 22w15a Changed the background to the mangrove swamp.
1.2023w14aJava Edition 23w14a Changed the background to the cherry grove.
Pocket Edition Alpha
Pre-releasePocket Edition Demo Added the background screen.
v0.7.0Pocket Edition v0.7.0 alpha Replaced the background screen.
Bedrock Edition
1.5.0beta Changed the background to underwater.
1.8.1Bedrock 1.8.1 Changed the background to a bamboo jungle.
1.11.3Bedrock 1.11.3 Changed the background to a village.
1.14.0beta Changed the background to bees.
beta Added a beta background screen.
1.16.0beta Changed the background to the nether.
1.17.0beta Changed the background to underground.
1.18.0beta Changed the background to a mountain.
1.19.0beta Changed the background to the mangrove swamp.


  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.


  1. MC-44089 — resolved as "Works As Intended".