.MCA File Extension
File TypeMinecraft "Anvil" Map File
This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.
What is an MCA file?
World format used by Minecraft, a game that allows open-ended construction of worlds; replaces the older .MCR (Minecraft Region) format and includes enhancements such as an increased build height (256 up from 128), support for more block types, and more efficient file compression; also enables greater modding capabilities for the game community.
NOTE: The MCA Minecraft map format is referred to as "Anvil," an arbitrary name chosen by the Minecraft developers.