Minecraft Launchers (1.19.2, 1.18.2) Official Download – Java, Bedrock, Dungeons
Minecraft Launchers (1.19.2, 1.18.2) is basically a single entry point for different versions of Minecraft that exist for Windows users. You can switch to the different versions of the game from the left panel of the Minecraft Launcher. Before the Minecraft Launcher, Windows 10 and 11 users had to access different versions separately. The Minecraft Launcher makes Minecraft (Bedrock Edition), Minecraft: Java Edition, and Minecraft Dungeons, all accessible from a single location. For new users who find the different versions very confusing, this will be somewhat of a relief. The relief comes especially with the Xbox Game Pass for new players. With an Xbox Game Pass, you’ll have access to all the games that are a part of this bundle, i.e., all three editions – Java, Bedrock, and Dungeons. So, you don’t have to figure out which version you want to buy or go through the pain of buying the wrong one.
But if you’re going to be playing without an Xbox Game Pass, you’ll still have to buy the individual apps separately. At least, for now. Going forward, Minecraft is making changes to this policy. You won’t have to separately buy the different versions if you want to play them all. Bedrock Edition is the cross-platform version that lets you play with users on consoles and mobiles, whereas the Java edition is the one with the Minecraft mods – the one more likely to be owned by your PC pals. You would have to figure out which edition you want to play or buy both versions.