If you’re a Minecraft lover, don’t miss this post. Knowing how to play Minecraft offline could help you have fun when you on a train or an airplane without a stable network.

Method 1: For Java edition

If you’re playing the Java edition, it’s super easy to play offline.

  1. Run Minecraft Launcher and select SinglePlayer.
  2. Select a game or Create New World.
  3. Click Create New World.
  4. Type a name for the world then select Game mode.
  5. Click Create New World and you’re good to go.

Method 2: Windows 10 edition

If you’re have Minecraft Windows 10 Edition, this method is for you.

First of all, you need to prepare under online situation for the offline mode.
You have to make sure that the device you intend to use offline is set as designated offline device. Follow the step below:

Note: You can only change your designated offline device three times per year.
  1. Make sure you’re online.
  2. Press the Windows logo key + I and click Update & security.
  3. Choose the Windows Update tab and click Check for updates to make sure you have the latest Windows Updates.
  4. Sign in the Microsoft Store.
  5. Click your user account and choose Settings.
  6. Under it choose Offline Permissions. Make sure the toggle is On.

Now this device will be designated as offline. Other devices used to set offline will automatically toggle to Off and no longer be able to play games offline.

After this, prepare your game.

  1. Launch Minecraft.
  2. Sign in to Xbox Live account.
  3. When you start playing, you can exit if you want.

Now you can play Minecraft Windows 10 edition offline.

Tip: Most games from Microsoft Store support offline mode on your Windows 10 device. You can visit http://www.xbox.com to make sure.

If you want to know more details about the offline mode, you can follow the steps below to find the information.

  1. Run Microsoft Store and click your profile.
  2. Click My Library and choose Games > Show all.
  3. Select Minecraft and scroll down to Additional Information.
  4. Under Learn more, click the support link.
  5. Click the link for the FAQ and find the offline mode details.

Bonus tip: Update your drivers

To get a better gaming experience, it’s recommended to update your drivers. Take graphics card as an example.Graphics card manufacturers like Nvidia, AMD and Intel constantly release new graphics drivers to fix bugs and improve the gaming performance and experience.

If the graphics driver on your PC is outdated or corrupted, you may not be able to enjoy the optimal gaming experience, and sometimes you may run into the Control crash issue.

To prevent and fix issues, you’d better update your drivers.

There are two ways you can update your drivers:

Manual driver update – You can update your graphics drivers manually by going to the manufacturer’s website for your graphics card, and searching for the most recent correct driver. Be sure to choose only drivers that are compatible with your Windows version.

Automatic driver update – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your video and monitor drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for your exact graphics cards, and your Windows version, and it will download and install them correctly:

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
  3. Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. You need the Pro version of Driver Easy to do this, so you’ll be prompted to upgrade.

    Don’t worry; it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so if you don’t like it you can get a full refund, no questions asked.


    (Alternatively, if you’re comfortable manually installing drivers, you can click ‘Update’ next to each flagged device in the free version to automatically download the correct driver. Once it’s downloaded, you can manually install it.)
If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com.

Hope this post could meet your need. If you have any questions or suggestions, please leave your comments below. We’ll try our best to help.

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