Minecraft, different ways to install this game on Ubuntu 20.04

about Minecraft on Ubuntun 20.04

In the next article we will take a look at how we can install Minecraft in different ways in Ubuntu 20.04. This is a game that has already been talked about on other occasions in this blog. Minecraft is owned by Microsoft and is not free. Despite this, it is one of the most popular games in the world.

We can build houses, find food, fight enemies and much more. This game has several game modes. We can play online with friends, as well as in single player mode. Minecraft is a very popular video game that was released in 2011. It can be used with all major platforms such as Gnu / Linux, macOS, and Windows.

Installing Minecraft on Ubuntu 20.04

To install the Minecraft game on the Ubuntu 20.04 system, users can follow any of the methods that we are going to see below.

Use the .deb package

If you want to use the .deb package to install Minecraft on Ubuntu 20.04, you must open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and run wget as follows To download it:

download minecraft .deb file

wget https://launcher.mojang.com/download/Minecraft.deb

Once the download of this package is finished, we can install downloaded package with the following command:

install minecraft as deb package

sudo dpkg -i Minecraft.deb

When we install this package, we can meet some error messages in terminal about dependencies. To solve these problems we will only need to execute this other command in the same terminal:

install package dependencies .deb

sudo apt install -f


If you have chosen to install this game using the .deb package, it can be removed by running this command in a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T):

uninstall minecraft deb

sudo apt --purge remove minecraft-launcher

Use the Snap package

Another way to install this game in Ubuntu 20.04 will be through its snap package. Snap package for Minecraft can be installed on Ubuntu 20.04 by running the following command in a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T):

install as snap

sudo snap install mc-installer


If you have installed the Minecraft game using the Snap package manager, this can be removed from the system by executing this other command shown below in the terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T):

uninstall minecraft snap

sudo snap remove mc-installer

Use Flatpak package

To install the Minecraft game via Flatpak, it is essential to have support for this technology in your system. If you still don’t have it on Ubuntu 20.04, you can follow the guide that a colleague wrote on this blog a while ago.

It must be said that as indicated on the page of this package on FlatHub, This installation option is not verified, affiliated with, or endorsed by Mojang or Microsoft.

For proceed to the installation of this game through Flatpak, we must open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and use the following command to install the game. You have to be patient here, as Flatpak can sometimes take several minutes to download everything you need.

install minecraft as flatpak

flatpak install --user https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/com.mojang.Minecraft.flatpakref

If you need update the program when a new version is available, in a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) we will only need to execute the following command:

flatpak --user update com.mojang.Minecraft


For uninstall Minecraft game installed through Flatpak, we will only have to open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and execute the command in it:

uninstall minecraft as flatpak

flatpak --user uninstall com.mojang.Minecraft

Run Minecraft on Ubuntu 20.04

Whichever method you used to install Minecraft on Ubuntu 20.04, After the installation, you can search in the Activities search bar for the program launcher, which will start the game installer.

minecraft launcher

Minecraft is not free. At the time of this writing, a copy of Minecraft It will cost about € 23.95. If you only register and do not buy the game, the game demo allows you to play a few hours for free.

screen launcher

The hours available to test the game are indicated at the start of the game. The demo version is good enough that users can rate the game before purchasing a copy.

With the methods we have just seen, users will be able to install the Minecraft game on Ubuntu 20.04. If once you try it you are not convinced, uninstalling the game is as simple as installing it.

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