How to Change Your Minecraft Version

Most of the Minecraft maps were designed for the individual client version of Minecraft, even though they might work with different versions, but sometimes they don’t. For example, when the map utilizes new features of a beta snapshot for a Minecraft version that is not officially released yet.

That’s why it is very important and most of the times it is required to always use the same client version of the game that the map was made in. Fortunately, the developers have added a Minecraft Launched in 1.6 update, which allows switching between Minecraft versions. It’s so easy to change the version of the client now.

As for the maps, there is mostly a very little difference between major and minor releases of the same client version. Most of them are dedicated to the bugs and crashes fixing and don’t introduce any major features. For example, if you take the maps that were made in Minecraft version 1.7.2 they will work perfectly fine in Minecraft version 1.7.10, but these are some exceptions. However, if you want to change your Minecraft version, simply follow this mini tutorial below. 

1. Click on the “New Profile” which is located at the bottom left corner of the Minecraft Launcher.

2. Find the “Use version:” option and choose the Minecraft version you want to use from the dropdown menu next to it.

3. Select the profile name and click Save Profile.

Attention. If you want to use beta snapshots, you will have to check the “Enable experimental development snapshots” square to be able to choose them.

Now, you can simply select your saved profile anytime you want to play a map that was created in that particular Minecraft version.