How To Get Minecraft For Free On Mac

There aren’t many ways to play Minecraft for free on Mac. Let’s take a look at our options.

Chances are you already know what Minecraft is if you’re reading this right now, after all, you must have been living under a rock if you’ve not heard of it! Minecraft exploded onto the gaming scene all the way back in 2011 and has grown exponentially into what we play and love today. Offering players almost unlimited freedom to explore, build, and destroy, making new friends and foes along the way. Let’s take a look at how you can get Minecraft for free on Mac

If you’re looking to get Minecraft for free on Mac, we have a couple of links for you that you can follow to download yourself a trial version absolutely free. There is no way to get the full game legally. 

Link 1

The first link we have for you is over at Digital Trends, and is one of the best places to download from as you can be sure the link is safe and secure. 

Link 2

If you prefer, you can get the Minecraft trial over at the official Minecraft website, where you will also be able to engage with the Minecraft community, check out builds, and browse an extensive selection of merchandise. 

Minecraft for Mac System Requirements

Below are the system requirements for Minecraft on Mac. 

  • OS: 10.9 Mavericks
  • Processor: Intel Core i3
  • Video Card: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or higher
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 1GB space. This will increase depending on how many worlds you choose to install!

Minecraft on Mac Compared to Other Platforms

So now you know how to get Minecraft on Mac for free. But how does it stack up to the experience on other platforms such as Xbox, or Switch? Well, you may be pleased to hear Minecraft is the same, and performs exactly the same across all platforms. This is fortunate, because it supports cross-platform play. No longer will you and your friends have to own the same system to play a game together! 

Minecraft on Mac is currently running at version 1.17.1, with a newer, updated version, 1.18, expected soon. The 1.18 update will include the caves and cliffs part , as well as adding to The End Dimension. 

Because Minecraft is still so incredibly popular all these years after its initial release, you can expect to see plenty more updates and additions in the future as the game continues to grow.

Wrapping Up

So there you have it – how to get Minecraft for free on Mac. As long as you follow the links above and meet the system requirements you should be playing in no time. There are countless worlds and additional downloads once you’ve got the game so be sure to keep an eye on their file sizes and your Hard Drive space. Other than that, have fun!



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I am a tech columnist and blogger by trade, but I'm also an avid tennis player. In my spare time, I enjoy reviewing gadgets and gizmos from the world of tech.

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