How Many Bits Is Minecraft?

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Minecraft was released back in the day when games were more straightforward, and PCs that you used to play these games were too. Over the years, the computer industry grew to an unperceivable size, and with it came the dawn of powerful PCs that eat games considered the most demanding back in the day for lunch. Minecraft was and still is an exception to this but development never stopped. Minecraft has become increasingly complex, so how many bits is Minecraft today?

Minecraft is 64-bit, although you can still play it on 32-bit systems. Over time, the support for 32-bit systems will cease to exist, so you won’t be able to play it anymore. Then, you’ll be left with the possibility to upgrade to a 64-bit system or give up trying, depending on how strong of a computer you have.

Now that we know how many bits Minecraft is, I’m curious about the difference between these systems. What do they have to do with games, how do they affect your computer, and in the end, what can you do if you’re stuck with a 32-bit system even though it’s highly unlikely that you are? We’ll talk about this and more throughout the rest of this article.

Difference between 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems

Operating systems back in the day were all made using 32-bit computing. You can view it as these operating systems being straightforward and being able to process a lot less than 64-bit operating systems nowadays. Windows XP, for example, the operating system that was shut down and lost its support, was a 64-bit operating system.

The 64-bit version was released in 2005, so it’s safe to say that 64-bit operating systems were there long before Minecraft was released. You would think that it would make Minecraft a 64-bit game right from the start, but perhaps, the answer to the question is a lot more complicated.

Windows 10 was released in 2015, and you can acquire both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Unfortunately, Windows 10 is the last 32-bit operating system available, and soon, the support for these operating systems will be dropped, and they’ll cease to exist entirely.

The end is nigh

Difference between 32-bit and 64-bit processors

64-bit processors are, simply put, a lot more capable than 32-bit processors. This is something an average joe can conclude on their own easily. In computer science vocabulary, it’s simple as well. 64-bit processors can handle more data at once, meaning you can do several tasks on your PC without crashing, lagging, and being downright slow.

64-bit processors can store more computational values, which means they can access over 4 billion times the physical memory that a 32-bit processor can. 32-bit processors can handle less RAM than 64-bit processors. Today, computers come with at least 8GB of RAM, so the 4GB limit of 32-bit processors becomes utterly useless.


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64-bit processors can handle much more and use it to a greater extent, but to achieve this, your operating system also needs to be designed with 64 bits. That way, the CPU will take advantage of having access to that much more memory.

Most perceive memory as downloading something that takes up memory on your hard drive. But RAM has nothing to do with that. RAM makes the PC function properly and the simple act of starting up your computer and you being able to use all of its functions sucks it up. Starting up a game also requires RAM.

The relationship between CPU and RAM simplified

RAM can do nothing independently, but CPUs rely on RAM to work. RAM gives instructions to the CPU and then executes them, and it does so by reading and writing data from specific locations in RAM. There’s a lot more going on in between, but explaining it will complicate things, and the simplified explanation will lose its value.

Does Minecraft run on 32 or 64 bits?

Up until ten months ago, you could play Minecraft on both 32 and 64-bit systems, so the answer is that it ran on both systems. That all changed when Mojang announced that you would no longer be able to play Minecraft with a 32-bit system. 64-bit systems are now a requirement to play Minecraft successfully.

Did Minecraft ever run on 32 bits?

Whenever Mojang updates Minecraft, they also update Java, the programming language used to code the game. Java 16 and 17 use 64-bit systems, making Minecraft running on 32-bit systems impossible.

Technically, running Minecraft would be possible even with all the new and complex features. Still, it’s just that providing support is expensive, difficult, and likely a waste of time, so Mojang simply canceled it. The chances of you running a 32-bit system in 2022 or 2023, if you’re reading this in the new year, are meager, though.


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32-bit systems are ancient and belong in a museum. If you received the notification but have a powerful laptop or PC, you might need to upgrade your operating system to 64-bit. The name of a 64-bit operating system will usually look something like this: Windows 10 x64. The same goes for 32-bit operating systems.

Will there be a 128-bit system in the future?

As of 2022, there are no commercially available PCs that run on 128-bit systems, and, likely, it’ll never happen. It’s not like 128-bit systems don’t exist. So do 256-bit and 512-bit systems, but they wouldn’t serve their purpose. You wouldn’t use them to their full extent ever. The hardware that makes up a computer would be able to handle these larger systems, though. Still, when it comes to operating systems, they’ll never exist or at least be commercially available.

Is Minecraft graphics 8-bit?

Minecraft as a game is 64-bit, and I’ve already covered why that is but in terms of graphics, people seem to think that it is 8-bit. 8-bit, a word used to describe the 2d games that defined the previous century when it comes to games, was never meant to describe the fact that these games are pixelated or 2D. It was never about the graphics.

8-bit refers to the processors that gaming consoles like the NES and Atari 7800 used to power them. But even if you took the generally accepted definition of 8-bit games, Minecraft still isn’t one. The textures of Minecraft are 24-bit.

Here’s Why Your Minecraft HUD Is Missing & How To Fix It (Java & Bedrock)

Where did the HUD go and how to fix it Minecraft

The HUD in any game is something you probably wouldn’t be able to play without. HUDs are different from game to game, but I can say with some degree of certainty that we’d die without displaying the info it contains. This statement holds true for Minecraft, especially, so why is it that the HUD in Minecraft is missing, and how do you fix it?

There are several reasons why your Minecraft HUD might be missing, but it’s most likely that the game is lagging, and you need to restart the game to make your HUD reappear again. You also might have ‘Show HUD’ disabled in your settings.

Now that we uncovered the most common issue with the HUD disappearing, are there any other situations where the HUD might disappear, but it’s not as easy of a fix to simply restart the game? Why does it happen, and how can you manipulate the HUD to make it disappear when you want to? Let’s learn about it all in the rest of this article.

Importance of HUD in games

To highlight the importance of HUDs in games, we must first define what a HUD is. The abbreviation means ‘Heads up display’ but what does that mean exactly? Another name for a HUD is also a status bar which might make some understand better what it means from the get-go. It’s a method for visually displaying important info to the player.

The origins of HUD have its roots in modern aircraft since pilots use the heads-up display to see extremely important information. To most, the information displayed won’t mean a thing, but to the pilot, it does. Of course, the importance of it in games is greatly diminished since we’re comparing real life to fictional worlds, but you get my point.


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To better understand what HUD actually is, let’s take a look at examples from a few games, including Minecraft:

HUD in games like Minecraft

In a game like Valorant, your mini-map, abilities, enemies, teammates, health, and remaining bullets are all part of your HUD. In a game like League of Legends, the mini-map, abilities, items, stats, health, and mana are all part of your HUD. In Minecraft, you’re hunger bar, health bar, and inventory are all part of the HUD.

Crosshairs are also part of the HUD, but in a game like Minecraft, the F3 menu and your hand and items you hold in your hand are also part of the HUD. The F3 menu only holds for Java Edition since, in Bedrock, the F3 menu is not available. Now that we know more about HUDs in general let’s look at why the HUD might disappear in both Java and Bedrock Edition and how to fix it.

Disappearing HUD in Java Edition

For Java Edition users, a disappearing HUD can be a much easier problem to solve than that of Bedrock Edition. You might simply have the F1 button pressed, which makes the HUD disappear. I use it all the time when taking screenshots of the landscape, and it’s a really useful tool, but if you have no idea that it exists, you might have accidentally pressed it.

If pressing the F1 button didn’t work, you might also try and opt into restarting the launcher. Let’s look at how you can restart your Minecraft Launcher if you’re playing Java Edition Minecraft. This method will not only restart the launcher but also repair it:

  1. Go to your Start Menu and right-click on your Minecraft launcher
  2. Then, select More and Open App Settings.
  3. While in these settings, you’ll want to find the Repair option. Once you’ve clicked on it, you also want to find the Reset option and click on it as well.

If that didn’t work, you could also try and run the game in Administrator mode, or you could try and disable antivirus software for the launcher in case you have it. The Minecraft Launcher comes from a verified publisher and shouldn’t contain any viruses.


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Disappearing HUD in Bedrock Edition

The weirdest instances of the HUD going missing in Bedrock Edition make it so that you can’t see your inventory hot bar, health or hunger bar, your hand, or items you hold in your hand, but you can still somehow access your inventory. Why is this weird? Your inventory is also part of the HUD.

It’s a guaranteed bug when things like this happen, and you need to restart the game. If it’s happening on a server, perhaps restarting it should also help. Let’s take a look at how you’ll restart the game properly:

  1. The premise is similar for all consoles, so I’ll use an Xbox as an example. While you’re in the game, press the Xbox button on your controller to go to the menu.
  2. Then, go to the game you’re currently playing and want to close and click on the menu while hovering over it. The menu button has three horizontal lines drawn on it.
  3. Once you enter the menu, you’ll want to go down to quit and press it. If you open Minecraft now, the game will load as if you’re playing it for the first time after turning on your console.

If restarting the game didn’t help, you might want to go into ‘Video settings’ and find the ‘Hide HUD’ option. If it’s toggled on, make sure you toggle it off.

Here’s Why Your Minecraft Skin Keeps Resetting & How to Solve It

Minecraft Skins resetting

Minecraft doesn’t allow for endless customization when it’s a matter of adding your own personality to the game. It makes up for it because you can do practically anything in the world, but for those that want customization to be more straightforward, you can choose to upload your own skin instead of using one of the defaults. What if there’s a bug and you can’t show your skin off? Why does your Minecraft skin keep resetting, and how do you fix it?

The main reason why your Minecraft skin might keep resetting is that you’re probably offline. If getting online doesn’t help, you might also want to try and reset your skin on, or you might just have to wait it out because the problem is with skin servers and not you.

Are there ways to completely get around the reasons for skins resetting, and are there any other reasons why it might happen? How long has this issue been a thing, and why does it keep resurfacing as a problem? Let’s explore the answers to all the questions you might have in the rest of this article.

The basics of skin resetting

Before I go into detail about why your skin might keep resetting, I first want to move out of the way the likeliest reason why your skin might not show up in the first place. I do have to say that you might not always be the problem. Sometimes the people you’re playing with are the problem, and they must also change their settings.

In Minecraft, under Options, there’s a ‘Skins’ tab. You can go there and ensure the option to hide skins isn’t toggled on. This is a viable solution to the problem only if your skin never showed in the first place.


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Skins resetting on servers

Usually, we use skins to show them off to our friends and the people on servers. It’s a simple way to be recognized and stay remembered, but often, your skin will reset to the default Steve, Alex, or with newer versions of Minecraft, one of the seven other skins that have been added in 1.19.

The skins keep resetting on servers because everyone on the server is signed into Xbox Live, and when that’s the case, your custom skin can only be used for a limited time before it resets. To make a long story short, whenever you exit the game, it’ll change your skin to the last one you wore before the custom one.

To fix this, you’ll need to delete your cache. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Go into your search bar on your desktop and type in temporary files
  2. You’ll then either be able to delete temporary files right from the search bar, or you will be able to enter the temporary internet files and then select the ‘Delete Files’ option.
  3. Deleting your cache on the computer should also delete the Minecraft cache.


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If you are worried about what will happen when you delete your cache, let’s see the potential risks of deleting your cache and how you can do it on a console.

As suggested in the guide on how to delete cached data, this is only temporary data and will not affect your gameplay, nor will it delete your worlds. You can also clear cached data on consoles. I’ll give you an example of how to clear cached data in Minecraft Bedrock Edition.

Clearing the cache should be the same across all platforms since Bedrock Edition has the option built into the game itself.

  1. Open Minecraft, and in the main menu, go into Settings.
  2. Then, scroll down and head on over to Storage.
  3. Once there, go into Multi Select
  4. Then, click on Cached Data and select all of the resource packs that you found there.
  5. Once you’ve selected all of them, click on Delete, and you’re done

Other players can’t see your skin, but you can

This problem has nothing to do with you and more with the settings of other players. If the players are your friends, you can ask them to change their settings for them to see your skin. If the problem is with other players that are a part of some larger server, likely, you won’t be able to do anything about it.

Apart from the option to hide skins, you also have the option to only allow trusted skins. By trusted skins, Minecraft is likely thinking about skins that you bought through their store.

To disable this option, players will have to go into Settings while in Minecraft, go to Profile, and toggle the Only Allow Trusted Skins option off. This will not, in any way, put you at risk of catching a virus r something else entirely.

Disabling the only allow trusted skins option Minecraft

Adding your skin as the default

Minecraft skins resetting isn’t something new. It has been a problem for some ever since the game officially launched. Back then, players used to fix the problem by adding their skin as the default. This means they made the game think their skin is the default, Steve’s or Alex’s.


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They used to do this by changing the resource/texture pack folder, finding the default Steve or Alex skin, and switching it up with your chosen skin. Unfortunately, it’s been a while since you could do this.

How Long Is a Fortnite Match?

How Long is A Fortnite Match

In today’s world, we’re surrounded by shorter content that gets us that dopamine high so that we can get it all over again once we change the channel, so to speak, to get another dopamine high all over again. Besides, the world is getting increasingly fast-paced, and we no longer have as much time to grind out our favorite games. With all these things considered, would you have the time to throw in a quick round of Fortnite, though? How long is a Fortnite match, exactly?

Numerous factors affect how long a Fortnite match is, but on average, you’ll have to set aside an average of 20 minutes for a single game of Fortnite. Of course, this is the time it’ll take you to end the match if you plan on winning or at least want to get close to winning.

So how is one Fortnite match conceived, and is there any way that a match might last longer than that? What was the longest Fortnite match ever, and is there a limit to how long a match can last? Let’s find the answers to these and many other questions in the rest of this article.

The longest Fortnite match

We must mention a few notable matches before getting into the longest Fortnite match in history. In 2020, a new record for the longest Fortnite match was set. It was made by Lazarbeam, an Australian Youtuber and professional gamer who played a match of Fortnite that lasted 1 hour, 15 minutes, and 39 seconds.

After the record was set, the X2Twins beat it quickly, but only by 2 minutes. The record was broken once more shortly after by Creamy and Lachlan, which made the X2Twins try and beat the record again. The record to beat was 10 minutes longer than their first set world record. Crazy enough, they beat the record again by over 30 minutes.

In total, the twins were in a single Fortnite match for 1 hour, 52 minutes, and 48 seconds and there is a chance that this record will never be broken again, but why is that?

Storm sickness

Storm sickness is a mechanic in Fortnite that gives players a debuff. It’s fairly simple to understand. When you enter a storm area, you will begin losing health until you enter a safe zone. The storm area grows and shrinks the playing area. Essentially, it forces the players to end the match early.


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There are 12 phases to the storm, but after the ninth circle, the storm no longer has a grace period nor a shrink time. The storm eye is the safe zone you can be in during the storm. So keeping in mind that eventually, the storm will kill all players in a match, how long will it take for the storm to completely close in and kill all players and end the match prematurely?

The Storm

Maximum Fortnite match duration limit

Well, every storm cycle has a grace period: the time it takes for the storm to start moving and closing in and a shrink time that decreases as you go through the storm cycles.

The storm forms 1 minute after the battle bus reaches its last stop. Let’s round it up and say that the battle bus reaches the last stop in 1 minute. In the first storm cycle, you have a 2-minute grace period and a 2-minute shrink time. The 2nd cycle has a 1-minute 30-second grace and shrink period; the third cycle has a 1-minute 45-second grace period and a 1-minute 30-second shrink period. The 5th, 6th, and 7th cycles all have a 1-minute grace and shrink period. Overall, the storm will completely close in without any storm eye to protect you in a little under 25 minutes. From then on, it’s just a matter of you surviving the storm, but that’s hardly likely.

So the duration limit depends on how fast the storm closes in. The storm duration and how fast it closes in can change as new versions are released. For example, in previous versions, the storm only had nine cycles, and the first cycle grace period was 3 minutes and 20 seconds. I won’t go into all the details, but the match duration will depend on the developers and how they think the game should be balanced regarding playtime.

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Funnily enough, the shortest Fortnite match lasted only 1 second. Of course, this can’t mean that the match was actually played. Instead, a player named GlitchKing, as his name would suggest, exploited an error that made him win the match after all the other players left.

Match length depends on skill level

This claim might frustrate some people, but that match length will indeed, individually, depend on skill level. Once you’re killed in Fortnite, you won’t respawn and continue playing like in Deathmatch game modes in other games. Once you’re dead, you’ll be presented with the score and your final placement. After that point, you leave the game, so for all you know, in your personal experience, a match can last 5 minutes.


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The better you are at the game, the higher the chance for you to finish first, which means you’ll play the entirety of the match. If not, you’ll play for a shorter amount of time.

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