How many lines of code are there in Minecraft?

The only limit to a Minecraft run is your imagination. You can pretty much do most things in the game if you enter the right server or build the right assets, from hunting monsters to navigating the open waters. But how much code does Minecraft contain to allow its players to do countless things? Let’s find out.

Does Minecraft really have 4.8 billion lines of code?

Minecraft is not an open source game. Therefore, no one really knows the exact number. However, programmers and modders estimate that Minecraft: Java Edition has around 600,000 lines of code. These numbers can run into the millions when you consider all the plugins, mods, expansions, and other assets that are constantly added to the game.

The “Minecraft has 4.8 billion lines of code” rumor came from the splash texts, or the yellow text on the title screen, which can sometimes say “4815162342 lines of code!” This is not the number of lines of code in Minecraft but the known number sequence from Lost, a survival drama television series. In fact, most splash text in Minecraft features pop culture references.

 

If you decompile the game using a coder pack like the Mod Coder Pack, you will likely find that the game contains around 500,000 lines of code. However, the decompiled version of the game does not include its full architecture, making around 600,000 the best estimate.

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