Cool Minecraft Easter Eggs!

Minecraft has some pretty cool Easter eggs, but do you know them?

Screenshot of Minecraft Login Screen

While they’re not the eggs that are left by a bunny, these neat Minecraft Easter eggs are sure to give you a smile. Here's how to find the little secrets hidden in Minecraft. You may already know some of these Easter eggs if you're an avid player. If you think you know them, test your knowledge. If you don't know any of these, let's get learning!

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Pirate Speak

Minecraft Pirate Speak

If you want to learn how to speak like a pirate, change the language setting in Minecraft. With 76 languages to choose from, only two are based around comedy. The Pirate Speak option in the Minecraft Language settings changes the names of items, mobs, and descriptions in-game.

In Pirate Speak, torches are called Rod o’ Flames, a Diamond sword is known as the Bejewelled Cutlass, and the enchantment Depth Strider is called Mermaid Legs. When choosing Pirate Speak as your desired language, you are sure to get some laughs.

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Spectrogram of Disc 11

Minecraft Spectrogram

If you're interested in music, anything technical within audio and visual, or want to be fascinated with something you’ve never experienced, the spectrogram of the C418 Disc 11 song will quickly grab your attention.

A spectrogram is a representation of frequencies of sound in a visual manner. At times, these various representations are completely intended and show images that are designed by the creator.

There's a familiar face in the C418 Disc 11 spectrogram. That face is Steve’s. With a large box that resembles his face with eyes and a nose, it’s very clear it’s him.

On top of seeing Steve’s face, you will see the numbers 1241 to the right. While it is unclear what those numbers mean and represent, the numbers are written in the normal C418 type of font. Maybe these numbers are representative of something that may come in the future, but for now, not much is known about them.

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Rainbow Sheep

Minecraft rainbow sheep

Naming a sheep in Minecraft jeb_ with an anvil and a nametag results in the sheep pulsing all the colors of the rainbow.

This sheep was added in the 1.7.4 update of Minecraft. Whatever color the sheep’s wool is before applying the nametag is the color of wool that the sheep will drop upon shearing. The Rainbow Sheep has many names but is also commonly referred to as The Jeb Sheep or Disco Sheep.

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Upside Down Mobs

Minecraft Upside Down Mob Easter Egg

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Like The Rainbow Sheep, making a mob upside down follows the same pattern. Naming a mob in Minecraft either Dinnerbone or Grummm causes the mob to flip upside down as if it is sliding across the ground.

To name the mob either Dinnerbone or Grummm, use a nametag and an anvil. This small update is in reference to Dinnerbone’s Twitter avatar.

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Happy Birthday, Notch!

Minecraft Notch birthday Easter egg

When Minecraft is launched, yellow text shows alongside the logo. Generally, every new occurrence of loading the title screen displays a new phrase on the screen. Every year on the first of June, Minecraft’s splash text will state, “Happy Birthday, Notch!”

This nod was added by Notch himself and is fairly neat to see. Reminding everyone of the video game’s creator, this splash text Easter egg is an extremely cool way to celebrate his day of birth.

Apparently, Notch removed this message in 2015, saying that he got too many birthday messages on Twitter. In 2019, current owner Microsoft removed any mention of Notch from the game screens due to the developer's controversial statements on Twitter.

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Toast

Minecraft

When a rabbit is named Toast with a nametag and an anvil, the rabbit’s skin changes to a black and white texture. Naming the rabbit Toast doesn't have any behavioral changes and is for cosmetic effect.

Many players were confused with Toast’s addition to the game, wondering what the name was a reference to. In 2014, Reddit user xyzen420 made a post to the /r/minecraftsuggestions subreddit in regards to his girlfriend’s missing rabbit named Toast. Asking Mojang to consider putting his girlfriend’s rabbit into the game, they accepted. Toast’s addition to Minecraft was very heartwarming and very special for two people.

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WOLOLO!

Minecraft Evoker

 Mojang

To anybody who's ever played Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings, a potentially noticeable reference has made its way into Minecraft. The Evoker, Minecraft's enigma of a mob, has a very specific reference to Priests from the game mentioned previously.

In Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings, Priest units would yell a sound along the lines of "WOLOLO!" while converting enemies to their side, changing their color and team preference. Evokers have followed suit, screaming the exact "WOLOLO!" from Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings any time a blue sheep is near. When the Evokers make their chant, the sheep's color will swap to red.

Since Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings was developed by Microsoft Studio's Ensemble Studios, the sound was allowed into Minecraft as Mojang was purchased by Microsoft.

Time Will Tell

There are plenty of interesting Easter eggs that have been introduced into Minecraft over the years of development. Hopefully, as time progresses, more will be added.