Getting Minecraft Game Output Logs (Java Only)

The Minecraft launcher keeps logs of game events as they happen which can be useful for debugging errors or other issues that may occur within the game. There are five types of logs that can be obtained:

The game output window can be set to appear when Minecraft runs, and shows important Minecraft information, including errors and debug messages, and can sometimes pinpoint the source of a crash or other error.


Step 1

Open the Minecraft launcher if it’s not already open and click on Settings. Minecraft launcher showing Settings button

Step 2

Turn on the options Keep the launcher open while the game is running and Open output log when the game starts by clicking on the grey check boxes. The check boxes should now be green. Minecraft launcher settings page showing options to be enabled

Step 3

Click on the Java Edition tab on the left side of the Launcher and start the game now by clicking on PLAY. Minecraft launcher showing Play button

Step 4

The Game Output window should appear. For now let it run in the background. Minecraft game output window

Step 5

As soon as your issue has occurred, go back to the Game Output window and select the entire log by pressing Ctrl-A (Windows / Linux) / Cmd-A (Mac). All of the text in the window should be highlighted blue. Afterwards press Ctrl-C (Windows / Linux) / Cmd-C (Mac) to copy the text into the clipboard. Minecraft game output window with all text selected

Step 6

Open and paste (Ctrl-V or Cmd-V) the contents into the largest field. Put your Discord username into the ‘Paste name’ field, and a description (e.g. “Output log”) in the ‘Description’ field.. site with data pasted

Step 7

Click Submit Anonymously. On the next page, copy the URL from the address bar and give it to whoever requested the log. Wait for further instructions. site with data pasted and URL showing


Game Output Window is Blank or Stays on “Waiting for Game Output”

Tell whoever asked you for this log and wait for further instructions.

Bad Gateway (500) Error on

Split the contents being copied/pasted into two parts, then try again. Give both links to the requestor in order.