How to Play Minecraft: A Beginner’s Guide

How to Play Minecraft

In this article, we’ll share with you all the basics of how to play Minecraft. This beginner’s guide is all you need to know about this game.

People love to play games in their free time because it makes their time more enjoyable. There are several games available in the marketplace either on apps (or on websites). Some games are free of cost to play while for others games, you have to pay some cost to play them. Well, the Minecraft game is also one of the well-known games played by a large number of people. You can create, explore and survive alone or play it with friends either on smartphones or Windows 10/11. Also, you can explore a large number of worlds and build everything from a simple home to huge castles.

How to Play Minecraft

This game can be played by more than two players anywhere, anytime on Realms. The players can create their worlds and experiences where the chances are unlimited. It also has a 30-day trial option within the app. There are no actual tutorials available for the beginners of the game that might not help them out. Well, in this article, we help you out and let you know how this game is played so that beginners can also enjoy this game. 

How to Start the game?

Minecraft is fun because it is an open, limitless world and you are free to do whatever you like. To start this game is super easy but firstly, you are required to purchase this game then, install it too. When done, start the game by running the launcher that you downloaded from Minecraft’s homepage. It also allows you to play this game on any browser. 

How to Log in to the game?

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The launcher opens up a new screen that will show and gives updates and links about the game. Now, it is time to log in to the game then, navigate the main menu, and select your game type. Simply, enter your username and password placed in the lower right corner and then, click Log in to continue. The main menu options will then be displayed on a screen which is stated as under:

  • Singleplayer – you can start or continue a basic game
  • Multiplayer – you can join other players online
  • Languages – you can change the language of the text in Minecraft. To do this, use the tiny button placed on the left side of the Options button (showing a speech bubble containing a globe)
  • Options – you can manage game options (like sound, graphics, mouse controls, difficulty levels, and general settings)
  • Quit Game – you can close the window (unless you are in In-Browser mode)

How to Start the game in Singleplayer mode?

You can play Minecraft game in singleplayer mode by following the simple steps:

  1. Click the SinglePlayer button to view a list of all worlds. If you are a beginner in Minecraft then, this list should be empty.
  2. Click the Create New World button to start a new game 
  3. In the World Name text box, type a name of your choice and click the Create New World button placed at the bottom of a screen
  4. To turn on cheats, click the More World Options button then, click the Allow Cheats button to turn cheats on or off as per your choice.
  5. Click the Game Mode button until Survival is visible where you must survive and gather everything for yourself.

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Turning on game cheats boosts or reduces the level of difficulty as you play this game and switch between Creative mode and Adventure mode. Well, cheats give you more control over the world when you are just a beginner. When you are done with creating your world then, the game starts automatically by generating the world and placing your avatar (character) in it.

Basic Keys for Minecraft

  • Move your avatar – use W, A, S, & D keys
  • Jump the avatar – press Spacebar
  • Make it Run – Double-tap W
  • Crouch/Sneak – Hold Shift
  • Access inventory – E
  • Use the mouse to look around
  • Press F5 – cycle through different camera views
  • Break blocks or attacks – left click
  • Use or place items – right click
  • Throw the item you are holding on a ground – press Q 
  • Cycle through the slots on your inventory – 1-9 number keys

However, in Minecraft, several tools can help you gather resources faster. Different types of tools include the following:

  • Pickaxes — for mining rock and ore faster
  • Axes — for cutting trees faster
  • Shovels — for digging dirt faster
  • Hoes — for preparing the soil for planting seeds
  • Swords — for attacking enemy mobs

How to select the right Game mode in Minecraft?

The Minecraft game offers several modes that allow you to experience the open world uniquely. The following types of modes are available in Minecraft:

  • Survival — in this mode, after randomly being spawned in a new world, the players try to survive by gathering material, building shelter, gaining experience, and fighting off hostile mobs.
  • Creative — in this game mode where players have quick access to almost all blocks and items. These are invulnerable and immune to death and can fly. The purpose of this game mode is to create/design unique worlds.
  • Adventure — in this mode, players interact with objects (levers, buttons) and mobs to complete an adventure.
  • Spectator — it is invisible to everything and cannot interact with blocks, entities, or your inventory. This mode is typically used to observe other players’ created worlds.
  • Hardcore — this mode is similar to survival mode, Hardcore is set to the “hard” difficulty level permanently and players cannot respawn (i.e., once you die, the map gets deleted or you permanently become a spectator).

Final Words

Minecraft is one of the best multiplayer crafting games of all time. Despite being a paid game, it manages to stay on top of the Play Store for years. Even now people are crazy over it and they play Minecraft for hours every day. You can follow our guide to learn the basics and try to become the best craftsman in this game.

Do let us know if you had any problems while following this (How to Play Minecraft) article, also how often do you play this game, and how good you are at it.

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