How To Install Minecraft on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Minecraft on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Minecraft on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Minecraft is the most popular sandbox video game developed by Mojang studios but later purchased by Microsoft. It can be used with all major platforms like Linux, macOS, and Windows. Most Minecraft players would agree that the secrete to the game’s success lies in its creativity-inspiring design. Players are free to explore a large, procedurally generated world made of blocks, each of which can be interacted with, moved, or transformed into resources for crafting.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of Minecraft on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Minecraft on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Minecraft on Ubuntu 20.04.

  • Install Minecraft using the official DEB Package:

Now download the Minecraft .deb package on Ubuntu 20.04 by running the command shown below:


Next, install the package using the following command:

sudo dpkg -i ~/Download/Minecraft.deb

To resolve the dependency issues encountered during the installation of the Minecraft .deb package on Ubuntu 20.04, we will run the following command:

sudo apt -f install
  • Install Minecraft using Snap Store:

Install Minecraft using the following snap command:

sudo snap install mc-installer

Once done, we will run the newly installed Snap package for Minecraft on Ubuntu 20.04 by running the command below:

sudo snap run mc-installer

Step 3. Accessing Minecraft on Ubuntu.

Once installation successfully, launch Minecraft from the application launcher, hit the super key on your keyboard, and type minecraft. When the search result appears, click on the Minecraft icon to launch it.

Install Minecraft on Ubuntu 20.04

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Minecraft. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Minecraft on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Minecraft website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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