Updating Java for the Launcher

Why do I need to update Java?

Minecraft needs a certain Java version for each version of the game. If you do not have the correct version installed, Minecraft will not work.

Which version of Java do I need?

Certain Minecraft versions need specific versions of Java. Below, is a table to help tell you which version you need and download links respectively.

Minecraft Version Java Version Java Download Link
1.6 - 1.16 8 Java 8
1.17 16 Java 16
1.18-1.19 17 Java 17