Your game crashing every time you try to get onto a server or play a single-player world can quickly become frustrating, especially when you expect everything to improve with newer game versions. Minecraft Java is notorious for crashing, but why does it happen in 1.19, and how do you fix it?
There’s no simple answer to why Minecraft version 1.19 keeps crashing. Instead, there are multiple reasons why it might happen is because you’re running an outdated version of Minecraft, aren’t using the official launcher, or there’s a problem with your GPU drivers.
Of course, these problems are not all there is to Minecraft crashing, so I want to look into other problems that can occur that will make it keep crashing. Of course, I want to provide quick and easy fixes to all the problems in this article.
Why does Minecraft crash so much?
It’s no secret that Minecraft doesn’t have good coding, but that doesn’t hold for all versions of Minecraft. Java Edition Minecraft was coded in Java, whereas Bedrock Edition Minecraft was coded in C++. By default, C++ as a programming language is more stable, so players will experience less lag or even crash.
It’s not just a problem with Java, though. Minecraft Java has old code that’s less than optimal, and it hasn’t been changed since the creation of Minecraft. To fix this, Minecraft Java would have to be built from the ground up again, which isn’t exactly on Mojang’s mind since it seems to be working most of the time.
Why waste resources when there’s an ‘easy fix to the solution?? Sure, it may cause players frustration, but overall, they should be able to fix whatever problem they have with Minecraft. It’s no secret that we owe a lot that we know about Minecraft to the community that has come up with countless solutions to the problems you might face, and so, everything I mention from now on as a solution was sourced from the community.
All the reasons why Minecraft might crash and fixes
Several issues might cause Minecraft to crash, and all are simple fixes. It just might take you a while to incorporate these fixes. I’ll mention all of them, but it’s up to you to figure out which one is the cause of your problems. This might be easier said than done, but you’ll figure it out in no time once I start listing the problems.
Since Minecraft runs on Java, if your version of Java is outdated, it might cause Minecraft to crash. The newer version of Minecraft requires Java 16 or 17 to run, but it would be wise to update any time you can. If you haven’t done this in a while, it might be the perfect time to do just that. If you don’t know how, follow these steps:
- On your Windows computer, go to the search bar on your task bar and type in Control Panel.
- Enter the Control Panel and click on the upper right corner to sort the view by Large Icons.
- Then, find Java and click on it.
- You’ll be directed to the General Settings, but you want to go to the Update window so click on it. It’s located at the top.
- Once in the Update section, click on the Update Now button at the bottom.
This often becomes problematic with unofficial launchers like Tlauncher or custom launchers like MultiMC or CurseForge. You might first want to try this solution if you relate to this.
It’s highly unlikely that hardware issues are why Minecraft keeps crashing if you don’t experience crashing or lag in other games. So, to rule out this as the probable cause, you might want to start up a different game and check if it crashes or has lag. When it comes to hardware issues, it can be anything from blocked vents, RAM, video cards, and more.
The easiest one to detect and rule out is the blocked vents, and it just so happens that this issue can also easily happen. Placing your laptop in weird places, blocking the fans, and years of use can all clog the vents. Then, the computer starts to overheat when doing something that requires a PC or laptop to work harder, like when playing games.
Whatever the probable cause, if your PC or laptop hasn’t gone through maintenance for a long time, it might be time to do just that, but I can’t emphasize enough how you shouldn’t do this on your own if you don’t have extensive computer knowledge. I recommend trying to resolve the issue with other methods if applicable and only then consider taking your computer to get a checkup.
The JVM crash is probably the most annoying because there’s not much information about it on the internet, and one can only hope that the simple fixes to the problems work, but it’s also easy to figure out why it happens. This crash is almost always caused by you getting Minecraft to do some heavy lifting, so Minecraft runs out of RAM.
To fix this, you might want to allocate more RAM to Minecraft and stop a few of your redstone contraptions, You could also break a few of your old builds, and you should be fine. Other times, a JVM crash has nothing to do with this and is likely caused by buggy mods or the fact that your graphics card is not up to date.
So, if you haven’t updated your drivers in a long time, it might be time to do that. Usually, GPU manufacturers have a special app where you can do it. If that doesn’t work, you can always restart your computer or even restart your launcher completely.
More often than not, Minecraft crashing happens when you enter a multiplayer world that’s heavily modded. From that point, any of the crashes mentioned above causes may happen. In this case, the best thing to do is to deinstall and reinstall your Minecraft launcher completely. You might also want to try removing mods if they’re not server-side ones.