A popular Youtuber and video game streamer, Copeland, was a significant factor in popularizing Herobrine in the early 2010s. On his live streaming and gaming channel, Brocraft, he talks about Herobrine on one of the subreddits on Reddit, which has caused a huge blast on social media. People have come to know about creepypastas. Many players have reported seeing this during single-player and allegedly experiencing “abnormal” events, uncommon in Minecraft.
The game developed by Mojang, Minecraft, was never meant to be a horror game. Yet this easter egg caused a huge uproar when Herobrine invaded Youtube videos, with their red text and clickbait thumbnails, online forums, Jumpscare videos and even social media platforms, thus leading to the legend of Herobrine.
Alpha version 1.2.3_03 of Minecraft is one of the versions where Herobrine made his first appearances, there is a lot of speculation as to how Herbronie came about, whether it came from a file or was developed on purpose, but the truth is that since Alpha 1.2.6_01 and Alpha version 1.2.6_02, there are already stories of his appearance.
What is Herobrine and where does it come from?
The legend began on 4chan. A user shared a story that a character with no eyes appeared in a solo round and built pyramids and dug tunnels. When he asked other players on forums about similar experiences, a user named “Herobrine” warned him. 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 inserting terrifying sightings of Herobrine into their live streams. While the Patimuss hoax was quickly debunked, Copeland helped the legend spread and endure.
Herobrine has never been in Minecraft, the story is fictional and Notch has commented on it several times. The story of the alleged brother also has no real-world equivalent. However, if a legend persists long enough, it can become real in a way. Mojang capitalized on the joke itself and integrated Herobrine elements into the game. While there are no spectral figures in solo rounds, you can give your character the head of Herobrine or even purchase his appearance in skin packs. So, in multiplayer, Herobrine may indeed meet you.
Who exactly is Herobrine?
Herobrine is a Minecraft ghost that haunts single player environments, according to tradition. He might look like a typical Steve, Minecraft’s original default character skin, but you’ll recognize him by his white eyes. Even if you never see him, you’ll know he’s there if you see weird 2×2 tunnels in your mines. He could be the one digging them. If you see glass gone from your environment or tree trunks with all the leaves removed, it could be his work as well. He can also appear as a cow or sheep with white eyes.
Some people think that he is a ghost, the dead brother of the creator of Minecraft, while others think that he is just a miner who died and came back to take revenge on the players alive.