*Latest* How To Install and Play Minecraft on Chromebook 2020

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Minecraft is one of the most popular games of all-time in all over the world. Minecraft has the record of being the second-highest selling videogame of all-time. This game got developed for a multiple platforms including Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS and more. A large part of the gaming audience did not assume much from Minecraft, but its unique art-style for the interest of many. There are about 200 million copies are sold across all platforms and 126 million monthly active users as of 2020. However even after so much growth this game not developed for chrome OS. But there is nothing to worry about it as Chrome OS has got the Linux support. Using this method you can now install and play minecraft on your chromebook. So, let’s go ahead and find out the steps for Minecraft installation on Chromebook using Linux.

How To Install and Play Minecraft on Chromebook

In Minecraft, players can explore a blocky, procedurally-generated 3D world with infinite terrain, and may discover and extract raw materials, craft tools and items, and build structures or earthworks. Depending on game mode, players can fight computer-controlled “mobs”, as well as cooperate with or compete against other players in the same world. Game modes include a survival mode, in which players must acquire resources to build the world and maintain health, and a creative mode, where players have unlimited resources. Players can modify the game to create new gameplay mechanics, items, and assets.

Before we begin, there are a few things that I want to clarify. You can run Minecraft on Chromebook without moving to the Developer Mode and installing Crouton. In the past few months, Google has improved Linux on Chrome OS significantly and brought many of the features to the stable channel. For example, Google has brought GPU acceleration to the stable channel so go ahead and enable it right now. It makes the gameplay a lot smoother.

After the updated the game is much more responsive and you can increase the mouse sensitivity as per your preference as well. Now let’s see how to install and play Minecraft on Chromebook.

Before moving ahead, make sure you have set up Linux on your Chromebook.

Step 1: First setup Linux on your chromebook. Go to Settings and click on Linux (Beta) option then click on Turn On button.

Enable Linux

Step 2: Now download the Minecraft.deb file (Debian/Ubuntu) from the official website.

Minecraft Download

Step 3: Goto File Manager and copy downloaded file to Linux Files folder

Save to Linux Files

Step 4: Now, double-click on the file and click on the “Install” button. Within a few minutes, Minecraft will be installed on your Chromebook.

Install Minecraft

Step 5: To access Minecraft, open the App Drawer and navigate to the Linux Folder. Here, you will find “Minecraft Launcher”. Open it and enjoy.

MinecraftStep 6: Now login with your Minecraft account. If you don’t have account then click on Signup button to create new account. After login it will prompt and window and automatically download the latest updates and releases itself. The app will close automatically after the installation so open it again from the app drawer.

Minecraft Menu

Step 7: The game runs fine with WASD keys control, but the mouse sensitivity is slightly on the lower side. To fix it, click on Options -> Mouse Settings and change the sensitivity to “Hyperspeed”. Now, you can play the Minecraft on Chromebook smoothly.


Step 8: In case you face any installation error then open the Terminal app from the App Drawer and run the below Linux commands one by one to install the Java Development Kit. Further, press “Y” to continue the installation. Finally, install the Minecraft.deb file normally from the Files app.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install default-jdk

Enjoy Minecraft on Chromebook Without a Hitch

So this are the simple steps to install Minecraft on Chromebook. If you were able to play Minecraft on your Chromebook, do comment down below and let us know your gaming experience.


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