Herobrine is a Minecraft myth that, apart from a mod, has no real-world connection. He is described as a character that looks exactly like the player character but has white eyes and a beard. Thus, he allegedly mostly appears in the fog, removes leaves from trees, builds small pyramids or otherwise causes confusion. The poltergeist story has been denied by the developers several times.
Herobrine – The legend, the truth, the mod
Did you ever tell scary stories around the campfire with your friends as a kid, and afterwards were afraid of the obscurity of the dark forest? Was that in Minecraft? It could have been, because besides campfires and possibly your friends, Minecraft also has spooky stories of ghosts with detailed origin stories. This is all fictional, but the myth is alive and has manifested itself in reality via a mod by now.
What is Herobrine and where does it come from?
The legend started on 4chan. A user shared a story that a character without eyes appeared in a solo round and built pyramids and dug tunnels. When he asked other players in forums about similar experiences, a user named “Herobrine” warned him about it. The user then learned that Herobrine was the now-deceased brother of Minecraft creator Notch. This story inspired streamers “Copeland” and “Patimuss” to alter individual textures to look like Herobrine, thus placing terrifying Herobrine sightings in their livestreams. While Patimuss’ hoax was quickly busted, Copeland helped the legend spread and last for a long time.
Is Herobrine real?
Herobrine was never in Minecraft, the story is fictional, and Notch has commented on it several times. The story about the alleged brother also has no real-world equivalent. However, if a legend persists long enough, it can become real in a way. Mojang has made use of the joke itself and has integrated Herobrine elements into the game. While no ghostly figure exists in solo rounds, you can give your character Herobrine’s head or even purchase his appearance in skin packs. So, in multiplayer, Herobrine might actually run into you.
The Herobrine mod
If you like the creepy story and think it’s a shame that it’s made up, you don’t have to put up with it. Minecraft’s modding community makes sure that the game is as changeable as the stories told about it. With the Herobrine mod, Herobrine either spawns randomly or can be summoned via a special totem made of bones and soul sand. But be careful! This Herobrine will attack you and can also destroy elements of the world.
We hope we could solve your confusion about Herobrine. There is nothing in the fog unless you want it to be there. A round of multiplayer with real players is more fun than chasing ghostly NPCs anyway, right?