How to Play Minecraft For Free
The Minecraft Demo Mode version Java Edition is Free
The Demo Mode version is for testing if your computer meets the system requirements before purchasing the official version.
To get a version of Minecraft to play for free.
- Create an account at Mojang here but do not purchase after the account creation.
- Download the alternative Minecraft Launcher for the Java Edition here.
- Install it per your System (PC/Mac/Linux etc).
- Start the launcher and login with your account from step 1.
- Select the 'Play Demo'.
One thing to note is from Mojang is the below from their info on demo mode link.
This version of the game lasts five in-game days, or about 100 minutes. You are not able to play multiplayer in demo mode.This version of the game lasts five in-game days, or about 100 minutes. You are not able to play multiplayer in demo mode.