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This article is about the message on the menu screen. For information shown when loading worlds, see Loading tips. For the potion, see Splash Potion.

The main menu of Java Edition with random splash text.

Splash texts are the yellow lines of text on the title screen. They are randomly chosen from the list below and often feature references to popular culture (e.g. websites, quotes and video games). The splash pulsates on the title screen twice per second.

Splash texts are not translated and appear the same regardless of the language setting chosen. In Java Edition, the splashes are defined in a plain-text file within the minecraft.jar file (specifically, in version.jar/assets/minecraft/texts/splashes.txt). In Bedrock Edition, the splashes are defined in a .json file. Splashes can be modified by editing the splashes.txt file via a resource pack.

Complete list of splashes[]

This section is missing information about versions added in Bedrock Edition. 
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#[N 1] Splash text Explanation Version added[N 2]
401 #minecraftfarms A hashtag Felix Jones wanted to get trending.[1] 1.16
181 ...! Alpha v1.0.14
298 .party()! .party() was a party hosted at PAX that Notch hosted 1.3.1
395 <3 Max & 99 & Ducky! 1.16
<PLAYERNAME> IS YOU A reference to indie puzzle game Baba Is You, which centers around forming <X> is <Y> sentences to manipulate the "rules". This splash is currently the only splash that does not exist in the splashes.txt file. The player's name is entirely capitalized as well. 1.14
417 [this splash has been delayed until part 2] Refers to this announcement made by Mojang Studios which split Caves & Cliffs into two parts. Ironically, this splash text has been added to part 1. 1.17
118 1% sugar! "Sugar-free" is frequently used in food-related advertisements and packaging. Before Minecraft 1.9, this splash read "0% sugar!". Additionally, sugar is available as an item. Alpha v1.0.0
3 100% pure! A reference to some juices that use "100% pure" or a variant thereof as a selling point.[2] Indev ?
373 10 years of Mining and Crafting! Added on Minecraft’s tenth anniversary. 1.14.1
51 12 herbs and spices! A parody of KFC's secret chicken flavoring recipe containing 11 herbs and spices. Indev
175 12345 is a bad password! 12345 is an easily guessable password. Alpha v1.0.14
273 150 bpm for 400000 minutes! This is a reference to pregnancy: 400,000 minutes is approximately 9 months and 150 BPM is the average fetal heart rate. If BPM is instead interpreted as "blocks per minute", this would equal 60 million, the maximum size of a Java Edition world. However, this appears to just be a coincidence, as the fixed world border was not added until 1.7.2, nearly two years after this splash. 1.0.0
119 150% hyperbole! A hyperbole is an exaggeration used to generate emphasis or humor. 150% is, naturally, an exaggeration. Alpha v1.0.0
125 20 GOTO 10! Refers to BASIC. When executed, this line would create an infinite loop, continuously re-executing whatever instruction was on line 10 (usually a PRINT statement). Alpha v1.0.0
130 4815162342 lines of code! 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42 are The Numbers that appear all over the television series Lost. Alpha v1.0.0
49 90% bug free! Indev
225 90210! 90210 is famous for being the ZIP Code for Beverly Hills, California. Beta 1.8
131 A skeleton popped out! Reference to the "AND THEN A SKELETON POPPED OUT" trollpasta[3] Alpha v1.0.0
347 Absolutely fixed relatively broken coordinates Changelog in blog post for snapshot 16w20a contains puns about fixing broken absolute and relative coordinates. 1.10
53 Absolutely no memes! Indev
268 Afraid of the big, black bat! A quote from The Riddler in the film Batman Forever: "Riddle me this, riddle me that, who's afraid of the big, black bat?" Also, could be a reference to the ender dragon, as this splash was added around the same time. 1.0.0
75 Age of Wonders is better! Age of Wonders is a PC turn-based strategy game. It is often to be compared with "Civilization", which is also a turn-based strategy game. Indev v0.7.3 alpha
362 Ahhhhhh! 1.14
93 All inclusive! Indev
101 All is full of love! "All Is Full of Love" is a song by Icelandic singer Björk. Alpha v1.0.0
357 All rumors are true! Reference to a tweet by Michael Stoyke teasing the 18w20a snapshot. 1.13
209 "Almost never" is an interesting concept! Beta 1.0
236 Also try Braid! Braid is a 2D puzzle-platformer game based on time manipulation. Beta 1.8
234 Also try Limbo! Limbo is a 2D puzzle-platformer game based on avoiding ingenious traps. Beta 1.8
405 Also try Minecraft Dungeons! Reference to the spin-off game. 1.16
231 Also try Mount And Blade! Mount&Blade is a medieval-themed RPG for Microsoft Windows. Beta 1.8
235 Also try Pixeljunk Shooter! PixelJunk Shooter is a 2D shooter that is available only on the PlayStation 3. Beta 1.8
232 Also try Project Zomboid! Project Zomboid is a zombie apocalypse-themed game. Beta 1.8
229 Also try Super Meat Boy! Super Meat Boy is a 2D platformer game based on difficult levels. Beta 1.8
230 Also try Terraria! Terraria is a 2D action-adventure, open-world sandbox / platformer game with a similar premise to Minecraft. Terraria features title messages similar to splashes; one of the messages reads "Also try Minecraft!". Beta 1.8
228 Also try VVVVVV! VVVVVV is a 2D puzzle-platformer game based on gravity manipulation. Both it and Minecraft were included in the Humble Indie Bundle 3. Beta 1.8
233 Also try World of Goo! World of Goo is a 2D physics-based puzzle game. Beta 1.8
413 Amplify and listen to BIPOC voices! Statement in support of the "Black Lives Matter" movement. 1.16.2 (launcher update)
1.16.4 (pre2) (game update)
1.16.100[N 3]
354 An illusion! What are you hiding? Reference to a World of Warcraft meme (goes together with splash 356). It is also a reference to the 17w16a blog post on minecraft.net for the illusioner addition, saying "An Illusioner! What are you hiding?".[4] 1.12
402 And my pickaxe! From a quote by the dwarf Gimli in the film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: "And my axe!" References the pickaxe, one of the most iconic items in the game. 1.16
336 Any computer is a laptop if you're brave enough! 1.8
201 A riddle, wrapped in a mystery! From a quote by Winston Churchill; "It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma". Beta 1.0
1 As seen on TV! A common marketing claim that is often lampooned. Indev ?
55 Ask your doctor! Similar to "As seen on TV", said at some point in almost every pharmaceutical advertisement. Indev
207 "Autological" is! An autological word is a word that describes itself. Prior to Minecraft 1.0 RC1, this read '"Noun" is an autonym!'. Beta 1.0
158 Autonomous! Alpha v1.0.14
43 Awesome community! Indev ?
371 Awesome game design right there! A reference to the video "Random Changes and Bad Game Design" by the YouTuber _MethodZz_, where he repeatedly uses this phrase while demonstrating several bugs in Java Edition 1.14. 1.14
2 Awesome! Indev ?
400 Aww man! A reference to the "Creeper, aww man" meme, originating from CaptainSparklez' Minecraft parody song, "Revenge".[5] 1.16
410 Be anti-racist! Statement in support of the "Black Lives Matter" movement. 1.16.2 (launcher update)
1.16.4 (pre2) (game update)
1.16.100[N 3]
182 Bees, bees, bees, bees! A line from one of Weebl's works, "cup". Predates the addition of bees. Alpha v1.0.14
293 Bekarton guards the gate! A reference to Bekarton the Gatekeeper, a character in Jeb's game Whispers in Akarra. 1.3.1
10 Best in class! A frequently-used catchphrase in car commercials. Indev ?
292 Big Pointy Teeth! "Big Pointy Teeth" is the name of a rabbit in Jeb's game Whispers in Akarra – this is a reference to a quote made by Tim the Enchanter from the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail describing the Rabbit as a terrible beast with "nasty, big, pointy teeth!"[6] 1.3.1
243 Bigger than a bread box! Refers to a question asked by Steve Allen, "Is it bigger than a breadbox?", during a game of 20 Questions on What's My Line?. Beta 1.8
409 Black lives matter! Statement in support of the "Black Lives Matter" movement. 1.16.2 (launcher update)
1.16.4 (pre2) (game update)
1.16.100[N 3]
323 Blue warrior shot the food! Refers to a line in the arcade game Gauntlet. 1.8
424 Board game version also available! 1.17
348 Boats FTW 1.10
253 Boots with the fur! Line from the song "Low" by Flo Rida, featuring T-Pain. 1.0.0
238 Bread is pain! This splash has two meanings: one related to translation ("pain" is French for "bread"), and one ironic (bread in Minecraft heals the player). Beta 1.8
82 Bring it on! Indev
137 Bring me Ray Cokes! Notch was a big fan of Ray Cokes and used to enjoy it when he was little. Alpha v1.0.0
61 Bringing home the bacon! "Bringing home the bacon" is a phrase that, similar to "breadwinner", refers to providing for a group of people or household. Indev
133 BTAF used to be good! Bob the Angry Flower is a comic strip that has been running since 1992. Alpha v1.0.0
111 Buckets of lava! A bucket may be filled with lava. Alpha v1.0.0
396 Bushy eyebrows! Reference to the nickname given to Rock Lee by Naruto in the Naruto anime and manga. 1.16
376 Buzzy Bees! Name of the Java Edition 1.15 update. 1.15
84 Call your mother! Indev
218 Casual gaming! Beta 1.8
64 Ceci n'est pas une title screen! "Ceci n'est pas une" is French for "This is not a"; the phrase refers to The Treachery of Images (La trahison des images), a painting by the Belgian René Magritte, which depicts a pipe with the sentence "Ceci n'est pas une pipe." ("This is not a pipe.") written beneath it. The all-French version of this splash would be "Ceci n'est pas un texte d'accueil!" Indev
19 Check it out! Indev ?
226 Check out the far lands! The Far Lands were the "limit" of the infinite map, until Notch accidentally fixed them in Beta 1.8. Ironically, this splash was added to the game after the Far Lands were fixed. Beta 1.8
270 Child's play! A phrase used to imply something is easy, just like how Minecraft is easy to play. 1.0.0
39 Classy! Indev ?
38 Closed source! Minecraft is currently closed-source proprietary software, meaning the source code has not been publicly released. However, Notch mentioned this could change "once sales start dying and a minimum time has passed", at which point he would "possibly release it all as public domain".[7] Indev ?
57 Cloud computing! Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product. Indev
129 Cogito ergo sum! Latin for "I think, therefore I am." A quote from René Descartes. Alpha v1.0.0 v0.9.2 alpha
105 Collaborate and listen! Lyrics to "Ice Ice Baby" by American rapper Vanilla Ice. Alpha v1.0.0
290 Colormatic This splash is stored as "§1C§2o§3l§4o§5r§6m§7a§8t§9i§ac" in splashes.txt; the "§" and the character following are color codes that determine the color of the text following the code. 1.1
418 Contains simulated goats! Referring to goats as well as Goat Simulator. 1.17
69 Complex cellular automata! Both Minecraft and an earlier work of Notch's feature cellular automata; Notch has stated that he is fascinated by it. Indev
150 Consummate V's! Refers to an episode of Homestar Runner. Alpha v1.0.11
256 Conventional! 1.0.0
384 Cough or sneeze into your elbow! Coughing or sneezing into your elbow helps to mitigate the spread of germs. Related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 1.16[N 4]
151 Cow Tools! Refers to a Far Side comic by Gary Larson. Alpha v1.0.11
33 Create! Indev ?
329 Cruising streets for gold! Line from the song "Americano" by "The Brian Setzer Orchestra".[8] 1.8
280 Cześć Polsko! Polish for "Hello, Poland!". Before 1.3.2 Pre-release, the splash was "Cześć Polska". 1.1
264 Déjà vu! [N 5] Déjà vu is the experience of feeling sure that one has already witnessed or experienced a current situation. 1.0.0
337 Do it all, everything! 1.8.2
128 Do not distribute! Part of the Minecraft terms and conditions;[9] referred to as "The one major rule" by Notch. Alpha v1.0.0
316 Do you want to join my server? Relates to people in the community asking others to join their multiplayer servers. 1.8
260 Does barrel rolls! Refers to a move that can be performed by the Arwing in Star Fox games. In Star Fox 64, the humorous way in which Peppy Hare said "Do a barrel roll!" led to the creation of a meme. 1.0.0
258 Doesn't avoid double negatives! A double negative is where two forms of negation are used in the same sentence. This sentence itself uses double negatives. 1.0.0
269 Doesn't use the U-word! 1.0.0
247 Don't bother with the clones! Relates to the numerous "clones" of Minecraft, such as Total Miner: Forge, and perhaps an ironic reference to the fact that Minecraft conceptually is itself a "clone" of Infiniminer, and therefore "clones" might not be negative remakes of other games. Beta 1.8
295 Don't feed avocados to parrots! Avocados are poisonous to birds. This splash predates the parrot mob (a similar situation happened regarding music and axolotls). Also, avocados are not available in Minecraft. 1.3.1
352 Don't feed chocolate to parrots! Chocolate is poisonous to birds, so feeding a cookie to an in-game parrot mob kills it instantly.
This splash was added during the same development updates as the parrot mob.
193 Don't look directly at the bugs! Alpha v1.2.0
385 Don’t touch your face! Avoiding contact with your face can help mitigate the spread of germs. Related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 1.16[N 4]
363 Don’t worry, be happy! "Don’t Worry, Be Happy" is a song by American jazz artist Bobby McFerrin. 1.14
341 doot doot "doot-doot, thank mr skeltal" is a phrase related to the "skull trumpet" meme.[10][11] The splash was added at the time skeleton trap horses were added to the game. 1.9
152 Double buffered! A common screen rendering technique that Minecraft uses. Alpha v1.0.11
161 DRR! DRR! DRR! Refers to the horror manga short story The Enigma of Amigara Fault. Alpha v1.0.14 v0.9.2 alpha
35 Dungeon! Indev ?
224 DungeonQuest is unfair! DungeonQuest is a board game whose gameplay relies on the players creating the playing board by randomly selecting tiles and placing them on a grid. Beta 1.8
397 Edit is a name! Edit is Scandinavian derivative of the English name Edith. 1.16
414 Educate your friends on anti-racism! Statement in support of the "Black Lives Matter" movement. 1.16.2 (launcher update)
1.16.4 (pre2) (game update)
1.16.100[N 3]
159 Engage! Refers to the Star Trek saying "Engage!" by Jean-Luc Picard, a signal to act on previously given orders. Alpha v1.0.14
48 Enhanced! Indev
403 Envision! Create! Share! May be a reference to Scratch's motto, "Imagine, Program, Share". 1.16
189 Eple (original edit)! Title of a piece by Norwegian electronic music duo Röyksopp. Alpha v1.0.16
65 Euclidian! [sic] Minecraft worlds are mostly made up of one of the simplest forms of Euclidean geometry, the cube. The splash contains a typo.[12] Indev
394 Everybody do the Leif! "Leif" is a Scandinavian term that means "beloved." 1.16
13 Excitement! Indev v0.9.2 alpha
36 Exclusive! Indev ?
30 Exploding creepers! Reference to the beloved creeper in the game. Indev ?
316 Extra things! 1.8
404 Fabulous graphics! Refers to the "Fabulous!" graphics setting. 1.16
117 Falling off cliffs! Often happened accidentally before sneaking was implemented. Alpha v1.0.0
342 Falling with style! Said to Sheriff Woody by Buzz Lightyear in the 1995 film Toy Story, "This isn't flying, this is falling with style!". Added soon after elytra were added to the game. 1.9
153 Fan fiction! Alpha v1.0.11
160 Fantasy! Alpha v1.0.14
52 Fat free! Often an advertising point on food, directed at people attempting to lose or keep from gaining weight. Indev
252 Feature packed! 1.0.0
251 Finally complete! A reference to the fact that Minecraft has finally left Beta. While it may have been "officially released", it is (in reality) far from "complete" and continually being developed.[13] 1.0.0
195 Finally with ladders! Ladders were added to the game in Infdev. Alpha v1.2.0
393 Find your claw! 1.16
138 Finger-licking! "Finger-lickin' good" is a slogan of KFC. Alpha v1.0.0
8 Flashing letters! Referring to the flashing of the splash text itself. Indev v0.12.1 alpha
[is this the correct version?]
325 Flavor with no seasoning! Line from the song "Just Don't Give" by Eminem. 1.8
154 Flaxkikare! A reference to Bobo, a children's comic created by Swedish cartoonist Lars Mortimer, in which the title character had a magical spyglass called the Flaxkikare, which can be translated to English as "lucky spyglass" or "happiness/flash telescope". Alpha v1.0.14
245 Fnord! Fnord is the typographic representation of disinformation or irrelevant information. Beta 1.8
221 Follow the train, CJ! A reference to the mission "Wrong Side Of The Tracks" in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Beta 1.8
88 Freaky! Indev v0.7.3 alpha
54 Free dental! Free dental is often a talking point about a job advertisement, and is similar to "As seen on TV". Indev
398 From free range developers! Reference to farm animals (particularly chickens) being raised "free-range," with space to roam freely without cages. 1.16
272 From the streets of Södermalm! Södermalm is the district in Stockholm where Mojang Studios' offices are located.[14] 1.0.0
102 Full of stars! Part of a quote from Dr. David Bowman ("The thing's hollow—it goes on forever—and—oh my God—it's full of stars!") and his last line before being pulled through the monolith, from the novel 2001: A Space Odyssey (while often attributed to the film of the same name, the line does not actually appear on-screen until its sequel, 2010: The Year We Make Contact). However, Minecraft is full of stars. They are square pixels on the screen that appear at nighttime. Alpha v1.0.0
280 Funk soul brother! A repeated lyric in a vocal sample in the Fatboy Slim song "The Rockafeller Skank". The sample comes from the beginning of the song "Vinyl Dog Vibe" by Vinyl Dogs. 1.0.0
291 FUNKY LOL (Obfuscated) This splash is stored as "§kFUNKY LOL" in splashes.txt; as with the "Colormatic" splash, the "§k" is a formatting code, but instead of changing the color of the following text, the code obfuscates the text, replacing it with random, rapidly-changing characters. 1.1
388 Gamers unite – separately in your own homes! Playing multiplayer games separately helps maintain social distancing. Related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 1.16[N 4]
144 Gargamel plays it! Gargamel is the main antagonist of The Smurfs. Alpha v1.0.0
180 Gasp! Alpha v1.0.14
423 Get to the coppah! 1.17
263 Ghoughpteighbteau tchoghs! "Potato chips", spelled phonetically using obscure rules of English pronunciation.[15] 1.0.0
334 /give @a hugs 64 A reference to the command /give. If minecraft:hugs were an item, this would give all players 64 hugs. 1.8
172 Give us Gordon! Alpha v1.0.14 v0.7.3 alpha
339 GNU Terry Pratchett Refers to the internet tribute for Terry Pratchett, where the text "X-Clacks-Overhead: GNU Terry Pratchett" is added to the headers of websites.[16] 1.8.5
367 Go to the dentist! It is recommended that people visit the dentist at least twice a year. 1.14
170 Google anlyticsed! A past-tense misspelling of Google Analytics, a service that provides statistics about visitors to a website. Alpha v1.0.14
266 Got your nose! Based on an old joke where one person grabs someone's nose, then moves their hand away with their own thumb through the middle of their two first fingers. 1.0.0
63 GOTY! A common abbreviation for "Game of the Year". Minecraft has been nominated — and voted — Game of the Year by a number of gaming magazines and news sites. Indev
80 Guaranteed! A common marketing term. Indev
185 Haha, LOL! Alpha v1.0.14
267 Haley loves Elan! A reference to the webcomic "The Order of the Stick", in which Haley Starshine has a long-concealed crush on Elan and eventually starts a relationship with him. 1.0.0
186 Hampsterdance! Hampster Dance is one of the oldest internet memes. Alpha v1.0.14
109 Han shot first! A contentious scene in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. In the original version of the film, Han Solo pulls out his blaster and shoots Greedo before he knows it. In the special edition, Greedo shoots and misses, followed by Han shooting him. This was one of many changes to the film that angered fans. In their plight, they adopted the phrase 'Han shot first!'. Alpha v1.0.0
391 Hang out with your friends online! Spending time with friends online rather than in person helps promote social distancing. Related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 1.16[N 4]
59 Hard to label! Indev
250 Has an ending! A reference to the End. 1.0.0
98 Haunted! This splash predates the creation of Herobrine (the story of which was posted no earlier than the Alpha v1.0.16_02 update) and therefore has nothing to do with it. Alpha v1.0.0
16 Heaps of hits on YouTube! Minecraft is among the most popular topics on YouTube. Notch's channel, which no longer has content, received over a million views, 33 million video views, and has 91,500+ subscribers. User-created tutorial and demonstration videos, "Let's Play" series, Machinimas, and various other videos are also common. Prior to Alpha v1.0.0(?), this read "700+ hits on YouTube!". Indev ?
279 Helo Cymru! Welsh for "Hello, Wales!". 1.1
68 Herregud! Swedish for "Oh My God!". Indev
20 Holy cow, man! Indev v0.7.3 alpha
419 Home-made! 1.17
257 Homeomorphic to a 3-sphere! A "Homeomorphism" is a mathematical property indicating that there is a continual topological mapping between two objects; in layman's terms, there exists a way to deform one into the other without cutting or gluing. A "3-sphere" is a sphere in 3 dimensions, or the set of points equidistant from a given center in 4-space, a higher-dimensional analog of the "2-sphere" (what is thought of as an ordinary Sphere.) Possibly a reference to the Poincaré conjecture. 1.0.0
392 Honey, I grew the bees!‌[JE only]
Honey, I grew the bees‌[BE only]
Reference to the 1989 film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, as well as the mob added in 1.15. 1.16
425 Honey, I waxed the copper! Another reference to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, as well as the ability to wax copper blocks. 1.17
78 Hot tamale, hot hot tamale! Line from the Weebl song "Tamale". Indev
156 Hotter than the sun! Alpha v1.0.14
306 HURNERJSGER? A reference to a comment on Reddit about villager sounds. 1.4.6
302 I have a suggestion. 1.4.6
134 I miss ADOM! Ancient Domains of Mystery is an old, but popular and unique rogue-like game, featuring a world made completely of ASCII characters for graphics, dungeons (random and infinite), and monsters, but also many (optional) storylines that help hold all the features together to stop it from becoming boring. Alpha v1.0.0
361 I need more context. 1.14
286 I see your vocabulary has improved! A reference to "Lands of Lore 2", a 1997 game by Westwood Studios.[17] 1.1
v0.9.2 alpha
188 idspispopd! The no-clip command for Doom, which allows flying and passing through walls. Predates the addition of Spectator Mode. Alpha v1.0.16
289 if not ok then return end This is Lua script code for exiting a function if the variable "ok" is false or unset. 1.1
17 Indev! Indev was the second major version of Minecraft, after Classic. It was succeeded by Infdev. Indev ?
62 Indie! Minecraft was a game developed independently. Indev
208 Information wants to be free! A slogan referring to the fact that keeping information contained tends to be more difficult than allowing it to disseminate. Beta 1.0
29 Ingots! Iron, gold, copper and Netherite ingots are obtainable in the game. Indev ?
67 Inspirational! Indev
157 Internet enabled! This splash was added around the time when multiplayer was reintroduced to the game. Alpha v1.0.14
375 In case it isn't obvious, foxes aren't players. Reference to the Mojira bug tracker ticket MC-166292, in which foxes are referred to as players upon teleporting after eating chorus fruit. 1.15
370 It came from space. Reference to @zarawesome's tweet in which it's said that Minecraft comes from space. 1.14
328 It swings, it jives! Line from the song "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by the band Queen. 1.8
21 It's a game! Minecraft is a game. Indev
11 It's finished! Prior to Minecraft Java Edition 1.0.0 RC1, this read "When it's finished!". Indev
213 It's groundbreaking! Beta 1.6
9 It's here! Prior to Minecraft 1.0.0 RC1, this splash read "Coming soon!". Indev ?
183 Jag känner en bot! Swedish for "I know a bot". Refers to the first line of the song "Boten Anna" by the Swedish dance artist, Basshunter. Alpha v1.0.14
155 Jason! Jason! Jason! Alpha v1.0.14
349 Javalicious edition Referring to Java Edition. Also a portmanteau of "Java Edition" and "Delicious". 1.11
216 Jeb has amazing hair! Referring to Mojang employee Jens Bergensten having long, red hair. Beta 1.8
v0.9.2 alpha
200 Joel is neat! May refer to Canadian electronic music composer deadmau5, whose real name is Joel Zimmerman. Beta 1.0
199 Jump up, jump up, and get down! "Jump Around" by American hip-hop group "House of Pain". Beta 1.0
46 Kaaneeeedaaaa! Refers to the Japanese anime film Akira. Indev
28 Keyboard compatible! Minecraft is playable with a keyboard. Indev
240 Khaaaaaaaaan! A reference to the scene in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan when Captain Kirk screams Khan's name. Beta 1.8
162 Kick it root down! Lyrics from the song "Root Down" by American hip-hop band "Beastie Boys". Alpha v1.0.14
12 Kind of dragon free! It may be a possible reference to a quote from Wurm Online, wherein Notch states that "we will never add dragons". Dragons were eventually added, however. The same thing happened in Minecraft with the addition of the ender dragon in Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4. Before RC1, this splash read "Absolutely dragon free!". Indev
220 Kinda like Lemmings! Lemmings is a game which also features mining, digging and blowing things up. Beta 1.8
124 Kiss the sky! A reference to the lyrics from "Purple Haze" by American guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Alpha v1.0.0
32 l33t! Leet is a type of symbolic spelling in which letters are replaced by lookalike numbers, punctuation, other symbols, and even characters from other languages. For example, "hello" written as "|-|3110". Indev ?
113 Larger than Earth! The theoretical maximum size of the map in Minecraft is roughly eight times the total surface area of the Earth. However, technical restrictions mean that the actual maximum size is much smaller, though still larger than the Earth. Alpha v1.0.0 v0.7.3 alpha
411 Learn about allyship! Statement in support of the "Black Lives Matter" movement (& extensible to other equality movements, e.g. trans rights). 1.16.2 (launcher update)
1.16.4 (pre2) (game update)
1.16.100[N 3]
58 Legal in Finland! May be a reference to the urban legend that Donald Duck was illegal in Finland. May also be a reference to the fact that the sale of snus (Swedish tobacco) is illegal in Finland. Indev
285 Lennart lennart = new Lennart(); "Lennart" is a Swedish variant of the name "Leonard". This is Java code (the programming language that Minecraft is written in) that creates a new instance of "Lennart", named "lennart", of type "Lennart". 1.1
241 Less addictive than TV Tropes! TV Tropes is very addictive. Beta 1.8
214 Let our battle's begin! [sic] Probably a reference to Bob the Angry Flower. Beta 1.6
121 Let's danec! A reference to a typo Notch made while working on Wurm Online. Alpha v1.0.0
222 Leveraging synergy! A common example of business speak. Beta 1.8
7 Limited edition! A common marketing term. Indev ?
177 Lives in a pineapple under the sea! Part of the opening line of the theme song for the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. Alpha v1.0.14
97 Livestreamed! Minecraft is livestreamed on many platforms. Alpha v1.0.0
369 Look mum, I’m in a splash! 1.14
210 Lots of truthiness! A reference to American late-night host Stephen Colbert's favorite word "truthiness". Beta 1.3
86 Loved by millions! Minecraft has millions of sales. Indev
81 Macroscopic! Macroscopic is a word that means "visible," the way splash texts are. Indev
427 Made by "real" people! 1.17
249 Made by Jeb! Jeb became the lead Minecraft developer once Notch stepped down from developing it in 2011. This splash was added by Notch.[18] 1.0.0
22 Made in Sweden! A parody of the well-known phrase found attached to imported goods: "Made in _" (Country), based on Mojang being centered in Sweden. Indev v0.12.1 alpha
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331 Make me a table, a funky table! Line from the song "Funkhauser" by Hard 'n Phirm. 1.8
178 MAP11 has two names! Reference to the level MAP11 in the game Doom II: Hell on Earth, which is called both "Circle of Death" and "O' of Destruction!" in-game. Alpha v1.0.14
148 Matt Damon! May refer to Team America: World Police, in which Matt Damon is a simpleton who can say only his name. Alpha v1.0.11
4 May contain nuts! A common food allergen warning. Indev ?
407 May contain traces of citrus! A food allergen warning, as well as a play on developer and current tech lead of Java Edition, slicedlime. 1.16
261 Meeting expectations! 1.0.0
187 Menger sponge! The Menger sponge is a fractal object constructed by dividing a cube into 27 smaller cubes and removing the smaller center cube from each of the larger cube's six faces and the smaller cube in the larger cube's center, and repeating this operation for each remaining smaller cube, and then for each of the even smaller cubes, and so on. A Menger sponge can be exactly represented in Minecraft up to the fifth iteration. A Menger sponge world can be found in the 2020 April Fools snapshot 20w14∞. Alpha v1.0.16
244 Millions of peaches! Line from the song "Peaches" by The Presidents of the United States of America Beta 1.8
25 Minecraft! The name of the game. Indev
377 Minecraft Java Edition presents: Disgusting Bugs Pun on the word "Bugs"; referring to both software bugs, and actual living bugs. It is also a reference to the 1.15 Pre-Release article. 1.15
56 Minors welcome! A pun on 'miners' being a homophone of 'minors', and the game is commonly played among children. Indev
294 Mmmph, mmph! 1.3.1
6 Moderately attractive! Prior to 1.16 Pre-release 3, this splash read, "Sexy!" Indev
85 Monster infighting! Aggressive mobs can attack one another if the player can get one mob to accidentally attack another through a mechanic called Monster Infighting. Indev
340 More Digital! 1.9
242 More addictive than lemonade! Beta 1.8
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5 More polygons! Most of today's video games, including Minecraft, are visually based on polygons. Indev
14 More than 500 sold! In Indev and Infdev, this splash originally read "More than 5000 sold!". In Alpha v1.0.0, it was changed to read "More than 25000 sold!", and between Alpha v1.0.12 and Alpha v1.0.14, it was changed to the current splash, making it one of three splashes to be changed more than once. Indev ?
96 Music by C418! The large majority of Minecraft's music was composed by C418. Indev
399 Music by Lena Raine! Refers to five tracks composed by Lena Raine for the Nether Update. 1.16
284 My life for Aiur! Aiur is the homeworld of the protoss in the StarCraft video game series. The phrase is typically said by Protoss Zealots. 1.1
106 Never dig down! Digging directly down is never recommended, since there could be a long drop, a dungeon, mobs or lava below the player. Alpha v1.0.0
110 Nice to meet you! Alpha v1.0.0
104 Not as cool as Spock! Spock is a popular Star Trek character. Prior to 1.8.5, this splash read "Cooler than Spock!". Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock, died on February 27, 2015, one week after the release of 1.8.3 and 84 days before the text was changed in Spock's favor. Alpha v1.0.0
108 Not linear! As Minecraft is a sandbox game, there is no actual storyline to follow; the game's appeal instead lies in emergent gameplay. Alpha v1.0.0
41 Not on Steam! Steam is an online service used to distribute many Indie games, as well as Valve games. Minecraft is not sold via Steam, but only on the Minecraft website. Indev
308 Now contains 32 random daily cats! A reference to a Twitter user who sent pictures of cats to Mojang every day until stained glass was added to Minecraft. There are 32 stained glass blocks. 1.7.2
66 Now in 3D! Minecraft had a 3D Anaglyph mode until 17w43a. Even though 3D Anaglyph was removed in 17w43a, the splash still exists. Additionally, Minecraft takes place in a 3D world. Indev
304 Now Java 16! Support for Java 5 was dropped in Minecraft 1.6.1. Before 1.7.2, this splash read "Almost java 6!". Before 1.12, this splash read "Now Java 6!". Before 1.17, this splash read "Now Java 8!". This splash is one of three splashes that were changed more than once, and the only one that has been changed three times. 1.4.6
171 Now supports åäö! These characters are not part of the standard 26-character Latin alphabet, but are used in the Swedish alphabet (many Scandinavian languages use such extended versions of the Latin alphabet). Minecraft now supports these characters in in-game input fields. Alpha v1.0.14
315 Now with additional stuff! Since the release of Minecraft, there have been many updates through subsequent updates that have added new features to the game. 1.8
47 Now with difficulty! Difficulty may be set to Peaceful, Easy, Normal, or Hard. Indev
303 Now with extra hugs! 1.4.6
320 Now With Multiplayer! 1.8
422 Now you are thinking with pistons! Refers to pistons. Also a parody of a catchphrase associated with Portal: "Now you're thinking with portals!" 1.17
95 NP is not in P! The P versus NP problem is widely considered the most important unsolved problem in computer science. In layman's terms, the problem asks if certain problems are inherently much more difficult than others, measured by the computation time needed to solve them. Indev
142 Octagonal! Alpha v1.0.0
42 Oh man! Indev ?
193 Oh, ok, Pigmen! Zombified Piglins, formerly known as Zombie Pigmen, may be found in the Nether. Alpha v1.2.0
136 OICU812! When read aloud, "Oh, I see you ate one, too." Most likely a reference to the Van Halen album "OU812", but may also be a reference to Text messaging. Alpha v1.0.0
179 Omnipotent! Alpha v1.0.14
314 One day, somewhere in the future, my work will be quoted! 1.8
15 One of a kind! Indev ?
72 Now on OpenGL 3.2 core profile! Another technology used by Minecraft. Prior to 1.17 (21w10a), this read "OpenGL 2.1 (if supported)!". Prior to 1.8 (14w06a), this read "Open GL 1.2!". Prior to Minecraft 1.0 RC1, this read "OpenGL 1.1!". This splash is one of three that have been changed more than once. Indev
262 PC gaming since 1873! The slogan of the UK-based PC gaming blog Rock, Paper, Shotgun.[19] 1.0.0
127 Peter Griffin! Head of the family from the animated TV show Family Guy. Alpha v1.0.0
372 Ph1lza had a good run! Refers to the YouTuber and Twitch streamer Ph1lza (Phil Watson). He is best known for losing his record breaking hardcore world after surviving for over five years (2014 to 2019). 1.14.1
115 Phobos anomaly! The final map of Doom's first episode. Alpha v1.0.0
374 Ping the human! May be a reference to the act of "pinging" or mentioning someone on Discord, playing the notification sound. May also be a reference to Finn the Human, a protagonist of the animated series Adventure Time. 1.14.4
44 Pixels! Everything in Minecraft is made out of pixels. Indev
259 Place ALL the blocks! A snowclone meme originating from a post on the blog "Hyperbole and a Half", which contained an image with the phrase "Clean ALL the things!".[20] 1.0.0
426 Plant-based light sources! 1.17
366 Plant a tree! Saplings become trees after a certain amount of time. 1.14
79 Play him off, keyboard cat! Keyboard Cat is an internet meme wherein after someone makes an embarrassing mistake a cat is shown playing a keyboard, frequently accompanied by the phrase "play him off, keyboard cat". Indev v0.9.2 alpha
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197 Play Minecraft, Watch Topgear, Get Pig! Added during the yearly LRR Desert Bus charity drive.

References Top Gear, a popular British motoring show.

Alpha v1.2.3
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71 Played by cowboys! Indev
310 pls rt Shortened form of "please retweet", in relation to Twitter. 1.8
297 Plz reply to my tweet! References how people on Twitter often request for a Mojangsta to reply to their tweet, often of a bug report, feature request, or question. 1.3.1
140 Pneumatic! A word meaning "air-powered". Alpha v1.0.0
99 Polynomial! Polynomials. Alpha v1.0.0
387 Prepare, but don’t hoard! It is recommended to purchase necessities before and during a crisis, but as a courtesy, leaving enough for others is strongly encouraged. Related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 1.16[N 4]
50 Pretty! Indev
196 Pretty scary! References the Pretty Scary Update. 1.4.2
v0.7.3 alpha
276 Pumpa kungen! "Pumpakungen" is Swedish for "(the) pumpkin king". It is intentionally misspelt as "pumpa kungen" as a joke, as it can be read as "pump the king".[21] 1.0.0
248 Pumpkinhead! Pumpkins are wearable as helmets in Minecraft. Beta 1.8
116 Punching wood! While not strictly necessary, it is nearly impossible to start a new world without collecting wood, which, lacking tools, must be done by punching it. Alpha v1.0.0
312 Put a little fence around it! Refers to the "Catbug" episode of the YouTube series Bravest Warriors. 1.8
300 Put that cookie down! Said by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Christmas movie Jingle All the Way. 1.4.2
83 Random splash! Different splash texts appear randomly, just like this one. Indev
359 Rainbow turtle? 1.14
239 Read more books! Beta 1.8
123 Reference implementation! Refers to Reference implementation. Alpha v1.0.0
163 Regional resources! Alpha v1.0.14
346 Replaced molten cheese with blood? In snapshot 16w21a, there was a graphical bug making lava appear blood-red, and when that was fixed, Searge compared lava to molten cheese and blood.[22] 1.10
147 Representing Edsbyn! Edsbyn is a village in Sweden with around 4000 residents; Notch lived in Edsbyn for the first years of his life. Alpha v1.0.0
24 Reticulating splines! Refers to a running gag during loading processes in many games of The Sims and Spore series by Maxis, and the fictional videogame SBURB from homestuck. Indev ?
112 Ride the pig! Pigs can be ridden with a saddle. Alpha v1.0.0
321 Rise from your grave! Refers to the arcade game Altered Beast 1.8
145 Rita is the new top dog! Refers to an old Australian TV show, Prisoner. Alpha v1.0.0
345 Rule #1: it's never my fault Searge posted this on Twitter, in regards to the lava texture being blood-red in 16w21a.[23] 1.10
324 Run, coward! I hunger! Refers to the arcade game Sinistar, which includes the lines "Beware, I live!", "I hunger, coward!", "Run! Run! Run!", "Beware, coward!", "I hunger!", and "Run, coward!". 1.8
217 Ryan also has amazing hair! Referring to former Mojang employee Ryan Holtz having long, brown hair. 1.7.4
389 Save the world – stay inside! Related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 1.16[N 4]
200 Scary! Refers to the Halloween Update. Alpha v1.2.0
103 Scientific! Alpha v1.0.0
271 See you next Friday or so! The release day (Friday, November 18, 2011) of the full release of Minecraft (1.0.0) during MineCon. 1.0.0
122 Seecret Friday update! Before Minecraft went Beta, updates were released weekly, every Friday. Notch called these updates "Seecret Friday updates". Alpha v1.0.0
77 Sensational! Indev v0.12.1 alpha
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390 Shop for your elders! Shopping in place of those with compromised or weak immune systems, especially relatives over 60, helps to keep them safe from disease. Related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 1.16[N 4]
350 Should not be played while driving The August 8, 2016 update[24] to the game Pokémon GO included a new warning to players traveling above a certain speed: "You're going too fast! Pokémon GO should not be played while driving." Additionally, Minecraft or any other mobile game should never be played while driving or operating machinery. 1.11
27 Singleplayer! Minecraft was, at the time this splash was created, a one-player game. Indev
191 Slow acting portals! Portals to the Nether (but not the End) take a few seconds to activate, although in Creative mode, they are instant. In addition, it is satire on many claims about cleaning products i.e. "Fast acting stain remover" or "Fast acting solvent". Alpha v1.2.0
379 Soap and water! Washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is one of the most effective ways to kill harmful bacteria and viruses. Related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 1.16[N 4]
190 So fresh, so clean! "So Fresh, So Clean" is a song by American hip-hop duo Outkast. Alpha v1.0.16
360 Something funny! 1.14
355 Something's not quite right... Reference to a World of Warcraft meme (goes together with splash 355). 1.12
318 So sweet, like a nice bon bon! Refers to a line in the song "Body Movin'" by American hip-hop group the Beastie Boys. 1.8
412 Speak OUT against injustice and UP for equality! Statement in support of the "Black Lives Matter" movement (& extensible to other equality movements, e.g. trans rights). 1.16.2 (launcher update)
1.16.4 (pre2) (game update)
1.16.100[N 3]
18 Spiders everywhere! Indev ?
114 sqrt(-1) love you! Mathematical confession using imaginary numbers. Imaginary numbers, including sqrt(-1) are represented by the mathematical constant i, so this phrase translates to "i love you". Alpha v1.0.0
204 Stay a while, stay forever! A quote from Impossible Mission, a game for the Commodore 64. Beta 1.0
416 Stand up for equality in your community! Statement in support of the "Black Lives Matter" movement (& extensible to other equality movements, e.g. trans rights). 1.16.2 (launcher update)
1.16.4 (pre2) (game update)
1.16.100[N 3]
205 Stay a while and listen! A quote from Elder Deckard Cain from the Diablo series. Beta 1.0
381 Stay home and play video games! Related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 1.16[N 4]
382 Stay safe! Related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 1.16[N 4]
383 Stay strong! Related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 1.16[N 4]
333 Stop being reasonable, this is the Internet! Searge posted this quote on Twitter.[25] 1.8
254 Stop, hammertime! A phrase from the song "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer. 1.0.0
326 Strange, but not a stranger! Line from the song "Burning Down the House" by the band Talking Heads. 1.8
141 Sublime! A term that flourished in the Romance period, used to describe a feeling of simultaneous wonder and terror at natural phenomena- quite apt for many a player's experience of the game. (Additionally, the German Romance painter Caspar David Friedrich's "Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog", frequently cited as a prototypical example of the sublime in art, is the source for an in-game painting.) Alpha v1.0.0
149 Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! The famous song from Disney's Mary Poppins. Before Minecraft RC1, it read "Superfragilisticexpialidocious!"; Notch hinted it may have been a hidden message.[26] Alpha v1.0.11
386 Support elderly relatives and friends! Related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 1.16[N 4]
415 Support the BIPOC community and creators! Statement in support of the "Black Lives Matter" movement. 1.16.2 (launcher update)
1.16.4 (pre2) (game update)
1.16.100[N 3]
380 Support local businesses! Continued patronage is essential in order for most small businesses to remain open during challenging times. Related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 1.16[N 4]
34 Survive! Survival was once the only given objective in the game, although more objectives were added with the inclusion of achievements, then advancements. Indev ?
146 SWM forever! SWM stands for "Single White Male". Alpha v1.0.0
296 Swords for everyone! 1.3.1
120 Synecdoche! A synecdoche (Greek for "simultaneous understanding") is a figure of speech where an object or concept is represented by a part or subconcept. Alpha v1.0.0
330 Take an eggbeater and beat it against a skillet! Line from the song "Funkhauser" by Hard 'n Phirm. 1.8
107 Take frequent breaks! Alpha v1.0.0
299 Take her pillow! 1.4.2
332 Take the elevator to the mezzanine! Line from the song "Super Bon Bon" by Soul Coughing. 1.8
60 Technically good! Indev v0.7.3 alpha
274 Technologic! Minecraft was made with technology. Also a possible reference to a Daft Punk song, Technologic. 1.0.0
45 Teetsuuuuoooo! Refers to the Japanese anime film Akira. Indev v0.12.1 alpha
94 Tell your friends! Indev
100 Terrestrial! Alpha v1.0.0
255 Testificates! In Beta 1.9 Prerelease, all villagers had the name "TESTIFICATE" over their head. 1.0.0
356 Thank you for the fish! Most likely a reference to So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. 1.13
31 That's no moon! Famous quote from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The full quote is "That's no moon, it's a space station!". Prior to Minecraft 1.0 RC1, this splash read "That's not a moon!". Indev ?
309 That's Numberwang! A reference to British television show That Mitchell and Webb Look. 1.8
237 That's super! Beta 1.8
37 The bee's knees! A 1920s slang phrase of unknown etymology, though it possibly originated in Britain. Predates the addition of bees. Indev v0.9.2 alpha
211 The creeper is a spy! "The […] is a spy!" is a common phrase used in Team Fortress 2 to warn other players of enemy spies; the Spy is a class that is able to disguise as the enemy team and kill them from behind, which creepers tend to do. Beta 1.3
421 The cutest predator you'll ever meet! Referring to axolotls, and the advancement "The Cutest Predator" that you get by catching an axolotl in a bucket. 1.17
215 The sky is the limit! A common phrase, meaning that there are few limits to projects. Also, no blocks can be placed above the map height. Beta 1.6
132 The sum of its parts! Reference to the Living systems theory. Alpha v1.0.0
353 The true meaning of covfefe Reference to a tweet by former U.S. President Donald Trump whose misspelling ("Despite the constant negative press Covfefe") went viral[27] during the week of the release of 1.12. 1.12
139 Thematic! Alpha v1.0.0
420 There's <<a cat on ,my keyboard!~ [sic] 1.17
343 There's no stopping the Trollmaso From an October 6, 2015, tweet by Jens Bergensten: "I didn't want a hypetrain but there's no stopping "Trollmaso", right? =) Yes, new dramatic feature, likely out in the next snapshot."[28] "Trollmaso" refers to the Twitter account @trollmasso, active since August 2015, whose name "Trollmasso ChiChi" was a play on former Pocket Edition developer Tommaso Checchi. Jeb was referring to elytra in that tweet. 1.9
335 This is good for Realms. Realms is a server-hosting service run by Mojang. 1.8
246 This is my true form! A common cliché stock phrase usually used by villains and godly figures in works of fantasy. It is mainly employed at the final battle of the game. Beta 1.8
223 This message will never appear on the splash screen, isn't that weird? This is the first splash that doesn't end with an exclamation point (!), other than the special "missingno" splash. As its text implies, the splash is never displayed in Java Edition (but displays in other editions). Beta 1.8
184 This text is hard to read if you play the game at the default resolution, but at 1080p it's fine! The splash text scales to fit, making this particular splash difficult to read at lower resolutions. Alpha v1.0.14
202 This parrot is no more! It has ceased to be! Reference to the "Dead Parrot sketch" from Monty Python's Flying Circus. 1.16
73 Thousands of colors! Alias for highcolor (16-bit), which can represent up to 65,536 colors, on a Macintosh. Minecraft uses 32-bit colors (24 bits for color and 8 bits for opacity), which can represent around 16.7 million colors (16,777,216) with each color having 256 opacity values. Indev v0.9.2 alpha
313 Throw a blanket over it! Refers to the "Catbug" episode of the YouTube series "Bravest Warriors". 1.8
344 Throw yourself at the ground and miss From the Douglas Adams book Life, the Universe and Everything: "'The Guide says there is an art to flying', said Ford, 'or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.'" This splash was added shortly after elytra were added. 1.9
173 Tip your waiter! A phrase commonly said by comedians at the end of their performances. Other variations are "Tip your waitress!" or "Try the veal!".[29] Alpha v1.0.14
327 Tougher than diamonds, rich like cream! Line from the song "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis and the News. May also a reference of the film Back to the Future. 1.8
206 Treatment for your rash! A commonly-used phrase in medicine advertising. Beta 1.0
358 Truly gone fishing! Lyrics from the song "The Trial" by British progressive rock band Pink Floyd. 1.13
74 Try it! Indev
76 Try the mushroom stew! A reference to mushroom stew. Indev
192 Try the Nether! A reference to the Nether. Alpha v1.2.0
198 Twittered about! Notch often tweeted about Minecraft on his Twitter feed, as do many other people still. Beta 1.0
212 Turing complete! Turing completeness is a term used in computer science for machines and programming languages that are able to perform all operations of a Turing machine. The redstone mechanism is one of them. Beta 1.3
227 Tyrion would love it! Refers to Tyrion Lannister, the dwarf from the George R. R. Martin book A Dance With Dragons, in which he is forced to watch fellow dwarves belittled in a mock pig joust. Minecraft allows the player to ride pigs and perform such jousts. Before Minecraft 1.0 RC1, this splash read "Tyrian would love it!". Beta 1.8
87 Ultimate edition! A common marketing term. Indev
135 umop-apisdn! The phrase "upside-down", upside-down. Alpha v1.0.0
219 Undefeated! Beta 1.8
143 Une baguette! Literally "a stick" in French, a Baguette is a kind of bread. Minecraft also features bread and sticks. This could also be a reference to the Flight of the Conchords song "Foux Du Fafa". Alpha v1.0.0
91 Uninflammable! A joke on the fact that "inflammable" is often mistaken to mean "not flammable" due to the "in-" prefix. Indev
23 Uses LWJGL! Minecraft uses LWJGL. Indev
406 Vanilla! If the game is unmodded, then it is called "vanilla". This splash can still appear if mods are installed. 1.16
126 Verlet intregration! [sic] Verlet integration is a technique often used to calculate trajectories of particles. It contains a typo.[30] Alpha v1.0.0
174 Very fun! Alpha v1.0.14
319 Very influential in its circle! A reference to a Comedy routine on Russell Howard's Good News done by Hannibal Buress, where he states "I'm very influential in my circle."[31][32] 1.8
176 Vote for net neutrality! Net neutrality is a principle that advocates no restrictions by internet service providers or governments on consumers' access to networks that participate in the internet. Alpha v1.0.14
322 Warning! A huge battleship "STEVE" is approaching fast! Refers to the shoot'em up arcade game Darius Gaiden, where the message is displayed before encountering a boss. In the splash, the word "STEVE" is used as a placeholder for the name of the boss in the game. 1.8
378 Wash your hands! Washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is one of the most effective ways to kill harmful bacteria and viruses. Related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 1.16[N 4]
364 Water bottle! A glass bottle can be filled with water to become a water bottle. 1.14
90 Water proof! A common marketing term. Indev
203 Welcome to your Doom! The boss quote from Altered Beast. The capitalization of "Doom" also hints at it being a reference to the game, Doom. Beta 1.0
368 What do you expect? 1.14
365 What’s the question? 1.14
307 What's up, Doc? Reference to Dinnerbone being killed by MindCrack member Docm77 during the first episode of MindCrack UHC Season 11,[33][34] based on Looney Tunes character Bugs Bunny, who commonly greeted people by saying "What's up, Doc?" 1.4.6
338 Where there is not light, there can spider! One of Ryan Holtz's "personal memes". According to a forum post on Mame World,[35] the phrase was "said by a mutual friend, drunk beyond belief, who had never played Minecraft." 1.8.2
287 Who put it there? A reference to the game Temple Run. 1.1
92 Whoa, dude! Indev
305 Woah. 1.4.6
164 Woo, facepunch! Facepunch was a game forum. It has since shut down, but this splash is still in the game. Facepunch is also the developer of Garry's Mod, another sandbox game (which also happens to have a "Minecraftity" texturizing option). Alpha v1.0.14
168 Woo, reddit! Reddit is a popular online news and entertainment site driven by user-submitted content. Beta 1.0 v0.9.2 alpha
169 Woo, 2pp! A reference to 2 Player Productions, the company behind Minecraft: The Story of Mojang. Beta 1.3
165 Woo, somethingawful! SomethingAwful is an internet site. Alpha v1.0.14
166 Woo, tigsource! TIGSource is an indie game development forum where Notch originally posted Minecraft.[36] Alpha v1.0.14
167 Woo, worldofminecraft! World of Minecraft is yet another popular Minecraft forum. Alpha v1.0.14
40 Wow! Indev ?
26 Yaaay! Indev v0.12.1 alpha
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317 Yay, puppies for everyone! 1.8
70 Yes, sir! Indev
288 You can't explain that! A reference to a popular image macro series using an image of Bill O'Reilly, with a misunderstanding of a standard occurrence followed by "you can't explain that!".[37] 1.1
351 You're going too fast! The August 8, 2016, update[24] to the game Pokémon GO included a new warning to players traveling above a certain speed: "You're going too fast! Pokémon GO should not be played while driving." 1.11
89 You've got a brand new key! Refers to the song "Brand New Key" by American folk singer Melanie. Indev
408 Zoglin!? Related to the addition of Zoglins in 1.16. 1.16
283 Γεια σου Ελλάδα! Greek for "Hello, Greece!". 1.1
282 Привет Россия! Russian for "Hello, Russia!". 1.1
277 日本ハロー! Japanese for "Hello, Japan!". 1.1
278 한국 안녕하세요! Korean for "Hello, South Korea!". 1.1
281 你好中国 Chinese Simplified for "Hello, China!". 1.1

Bedrock Edition exclusive splashes[]

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Splash text Explanation Version added[N 2]
Ported implementation! A reference to the port of Java Edition features into Bedrock Edition, implementing them through gradual updates. v0.7.3 alpha
100% more yellow text! Implementation of Splash text. v0.7.3 alpha
flowers more important than grass All flowers can be crafted into dyes, while grass remains a mundane junk item. v0.9.2 alpha
Dramatic lighting! Implementation of dynamic lighting and/or sunlight shading. v0.8.0 alpha
Made in C++! Bedrock Edition was written in C++. v0.7.3 alpha
Almost C++14! v0.11.0 alpha
OpenGL ES 2.0+! Bedrock Edition runs on OpenGL ES. v0.7.3 alpha
Multithreaded! v0.9.2 alpha
Haha, LEL! A variation of the original splash "Haha, LOL!". Lel is a common phonetic variation on the word lol, originating in the practice of substituting random vowels when using the acronym.[38] v0.9.2 alpha
Quite Indie! Bedrock Edition was, at the time, an independently developed game. v0.7.3 alpha
!!!1! A reference to a common typo when typing in several !s. v0.7.3 alpha
Hmmmrmm. References villagers' sounds. v0.9.2 alpha
V-synched! Bedrock Edition uses V-sync. v0.7.3 alpha
0xffff-1 chunks 0xffff is hexadecimal for 65535, so 65535-1 is 65534 chunks. v0.7.3 alpha
Endless! A reference to Minecraft's infinite terrain. However, at the time of addition, infinite terrain had not yet been implemented in Bedrock Edition. v0.7.3 alpha
Ask your mother! May be an alternate to Ask your doctor! or "Ask your parents", a piece of common advice in advertisements that are aimed toward children. v0.7.3 alpha
Episode 3! Probably in reference to Half-Life 2 Episode 3, which was announced, but doesn't actually exist. v0.9.2 alpha
Cubism! v0.7.3 alpha
Less polygons!
Astronomically accurate!
Made by Mojang! Mojang Studios developed Minecraft.
0% sugar! A common marketing term. Additionally, sugar is available as an item.
Now with skins! Reference to the addition of skins in v0.11.0. v0.11.0 alpha
Blame shogchips A reference to this joke site, which allows users to 'blame' bugs on Shoghi Cervantes.[39][40] v0.11.0 alpha
(build 7)
Glowing creepy eyes! Refers to endermen and spiders' glowing eyes. v0.12.1 alpha
& Knuckles! Refers to the Sega game Sonic & Knuckles, which could be combined with Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 to allow play of the Knuckles character in both games. When this is done, the games become Knuckles in Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 & Knuckles respectively. 1.0.0
code.org/minecraft This is a reference of Minecraft Hour of Code. Putting in this address and checking out the website proves this. v0.16.2 alpha
discord.gg/minecraft This is a reference to the Minecraft Discord server. 1.2.13
Machine learning! 1.9.0
Release the Snord! 1.9.0
Team Mystic! Team Mystic is one of the teams that can be joined in Pokémon Go. 1.9.0
Living, breathing world! 1.9.0
Innovating innovation! 1.9.0
High-key! 1.9.0
Funding secured! Reference to a tweet by Elon Musk. 1.9.0
YANNY OR LAUREL??? Refers to a memetic audio clip which, due to poor recording quality, sounds like "yanny" to some listeners and "laurel" to others. 1.9.0
So. You read splash text. 1.9.0
Change my mind. 1.9.0
The Floor is Lava! Refers to a simple game in which the floor is imagined as lava and players must seek higher ground. 1.9.0
Make a viral video!!1 1.9.0
When it's ready! A reference to the infamous development cycle of the game Duke Nukem Forever, which was given an official release date of "when it's done", as well as a reference to the continually-updated nature of Minecraft itself. 1.9.0
Mostly harmless! Refers to Mostly Harmless of the serial book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Pandamonium! A portmanteau of panda and pandemonium. Additionally, a free Minecraft map with the same name was added to the marketplace in the same update. 1.8.0
Alexander Hamilton! Refers to Hamilton, a sung-and-rapped-through multiaward Broadway musical based on the life of the American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. 1.9.0
Thanks for the fish! Refers to So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish of the serial book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. 1.9.0
Take an egg beater and beat it against a skillet! 1.9.0
#Blessed! 1.9.0
Have you finished your homework? Refers to Education Edition's splash 'The creeper ate my homework!' 1.9.0
We're working on it! 1.9.0
Like that smash button! The phrase "Smash that like button" (commonly used in YouTube videos) with "Smash" and "Like" reversed. 1.9.0
Minecraft 2 unconfirmed! Refers to a false rumor that Mojang Studios was currently working on a sequel to Minecraft. Mojang later debunked the rumor by adding the splash text. 1.9.0
A circle-free environment! Minecraft does not have any circles. 1.9.0
Llama, llama, duck! A parody of the common children's game, Duck Duck Goose. 1.9.0
Artisinal! 1.9.0
Savage Dad jokes! 1.9.0
Protec but also attac A reference to a meme. 1.9.0
Potatoes gonna potate! A reference to the phrase "Haters gonna hate". 1.9.0
Bananas! 1.9.0
zhoolor Refers to the picture ZHOOlOr.png on Imgur. It bears the title "Good for Realms" within an obsidian border. 1.9.0
Oh geez! 1.9.0
Crush it! 1.9.0
Keep your head down, there's two of us in here now. Remember? A reference to the 2007 game Halo 3.[41] 1.9.0
Sodium free! A common marketing term. 1.9.0
What DOES the fox say? Refers to Ylvis song The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?). 1.9.0
#gartzkebrokeit 1.9.0
All blocks covered! 1.12.0
feedback.minecraft.net Minecraft's feedback site. 1.12.0

Education Edition exclusive splashes[]

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Splash text Explanation Version added[N 2]
Teachers gonna teach A reference to the phrase "Haters gonna hate" as well as the Minecraft parody, "Creepers gonna Creep"
An enderman stole my homework A reference to the common excuse students often give for not turning in homework and relating to how Endermen steal blocks.
Kid tested, teacher approved! A reference to Kix's slogan, "Kid tested, mother approved"
The creeper ate my homework! A reference to the common excuse students often give for not turning in homework, "The dog ate my homework!"
Diamonds! Nope, Lapis. Diamonds and Lapis Lazuli look similar.
22nd Century Skills!
Make it rain! Now make it stop!
Education Edition for the win!
Not too cool for school! A parody of the phrase "Too cool for school", refering to how Education Edition is used in schools.
Play! Teach! Learn!
Get smarter!
Smile for the camera! Cameras are exclusive to Education Edition.
'C' is for Code Builder Pressing C opens the Code builder

MinecraftEdu splashes[]

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Splash text Explanation Version added[N 2]
Don't cross the Border Blocks A reference to the teacher placed and unpassable border blocks in MinecraftEdu
An enderman stole my homework A reference to the common excuse students often give for not turning in homework and relating to how Endermen steal blocks
Virtual Ecology
All paths lead to learning.
The evolution of education.
This really is my homework!
Kids tested, teacher approved! A reference to the advertising slogan, "Kid tested, mother approved"
A creeper blew up my homework A reference to the common excuse students often give for not turning in homework, "The dog ate my homework!"
Teachers gonna teach A reference to the phrase "Haters gonna hate"
Worlds of Wisdom A reference to the phrase "words of widsom"
Explore. Learn. Create.
Learning made fun
Virtual worlds, real learning
Thatsssss a nice lessssson you have there... The repeated character 's' references the hissing noise of a creeper

Special splashes[]

Occasionally, Mojang may replace all the regular splashes with a single splash or a set of splashes visible for a set time.

Splash text Date/version displayed Occasion
1K in 24h! July 29, 2010
Alpha 1.0.13_01 (reupload)
Shown to celebrate the 1000 sales in the last 24 hours before the release.
[DO NOT DISTRIBUTE!] Shown on the Halloween Update pre-release build given to PC Gamer as a preview.[citation needed]
Finally beta! December 20, 2010 – January 14, 2011
Beta 1.0 – Beta 1.2
Excluding "Merry X-Mas!" and "Happy New Year!", this was the only splash from Beta 1.0 to Beta 1.2. Beta 1.2_01 reinstated random splashes.
Happy new year! January 1 Shown on New Year's Day.
Merry X-mas! December 24 – December 26 Shown on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
missingno Shown when the splashes.txt file has been modified or deleted without also deleting the META-INF folder. References a glitch Pokémon found in Pokémon Red and Blue. This splash was since removed.[verify]
PC Gamer Demo! This is the only splash in the PC Gamer Demo.
OOoooOOOoooo! Spooky! October 31 Shown on Halloween.
Minecraft is love, Minecraft is life 15w14a This is the only splash in the 2015 April Fools Snapshot and is a reference to the meme Shrek is love, Shrek is life.
APRIL FOOLS! 2.0 At 1:00 GMT, the splash text in the 2013 April Fools' version 2.0 is huge and says "APRIL FOOLS!" in pink letters and obstructs the title screen. May have been stored as§dAPRIL FOOLS!
Beta!!! Bedrock Edition beta builds This is the only splash in all development builds of Bedrock Edition.
Cleaner! April 1, 2018 (1.12.x and versions from 17w43a to 18w11a) These splashes were displayed with the 2018 April Fools asset changes, in reference to the new and "improved" textures.
Art directed! (by robots)
Machine learned textures!
Not blurry!
Not bubbly!
Not cartoony!
Photo realistic!
Hand painted!
mov ax, 13hint 10h 3D Shareware v1.34 Most splashes in 2019 April Fools joke snapshot are related to 1990s popular culture. mov is a command in x86 assembly language. More specifically it refers to setting Mode 13h via the Video Bios software interrupt (A very common mode for video games)
Thousands of colors! Only 2019 April Fools splash same as release versions.
No co-processor required! Co-processors was used to assist 1990s CPUs for complex computing, such as float calculation and graphic processing. Modern CPUs can calculate float directly and graphic processing is done by the GPU.
MIDI support coming soon! MIDI is a computer music format, most popular in 1990s.
Available on most BBSes! BBS is the predecessor of internet forums.
Too big for tape! Tape was one of early data media.
Don't copy that floppy! Floppy disks were most popular data medium in 1990s.
Only 6 years until future! 3D Shareware v1.34 was 'released' in 1994, so 6 years before 2000.
16-bit! Most 1990s computer was 16-bit.
Powered by Turbo Pascal! Turbo Pascal was one of programming language popular in 1990s.
Program MineCraft; Pascal style program header.
Memory protected!
Not Windows 3.11 compatible! Windows 3.11 was newest Windows in 1994 outside Mainland China.
TCP/IP is just fad! Ironically, TCP/IP became basis of internet and hence mainstream web protocol now.
IPX forever! IPX was a web protocol popular in 1990s.
AT! AT was earliest form factor of IBM compatible personal computers.
September got longer! A reference to the Eternal September
Woo rec.games.computer.minecraft! rec.games.computer.minecraft is a supposed Minecraft Usenet newsgroup name.
As seen on teletext! Teletext was one of interactive TV technology popular in 1990s.
Polyphonic (when supported) The PC speaker was often used to create the impression of polyphonic music or sound effects in 1990s.
Watch out for MineCraft for Workgroups! 1990s softwares often had versions for personal and workgroups.
"LINUX is obsolete"! Ironically, Linux is still prosperous at now.
Photorealistic rendering! 1990s graphic technology was relatively poor, so "Photorealistic rendering" could be advertisement at that time.
FMVs! (CD-ROM version only) Full motion video was a video game narration technique popular in 1990s.
Degauss you monitor now! CRT monitor is possible to be magnetized and affect display.
Perfect for LAN Party! Early online gaming was on LAN.
Compatible with most phones! Smartphones were not popular in 1994, this would be reference to phones using Java.
Visit as at gopher://minecraft.net Gopher was a web protocol popular in 1990s.
Send us a postcard with your highscore! Snail mail was still popular in 1990s.
Patented exploding barrel technology! Barrels would explode in 3D Shareware v1.34.
Kibo-free! Means "Keyboard-free". Ironically, even 3D Shareware v1.34 is mainly controlled by keyboard.
Check out my geek code! Geek Code was a language style for 1990s geeks self-introduction.
31337! Leet of "elite".
Clbuttic! Over censored "Classic".
VIRTUAL REALITY! Virtual reality already exist in 1994.
Also try Another World! Another World was a platform game released in 1991.
More dynamic than Myst! Mystwas a graphic adventure game released in 1993.
Serious Doom competitor! Doom (1993 video game) was a popular game in 1990s.
Dune II, but fantasy? Booooring! Dune II was first RTS in the world.
Really? What's next, SimChopper? Parody of SimCity.
Juice may be bad for you!
More impact than Shoemaker–Levy! Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 was collided with Jupiter in July 1994。
From country that brought you Ace of Base! Ace of Base is a Swedish band.
I saw the sign! Song of Ace of Base.
Woo, third place
Two gold, one silver!
Mir is still up there! Mir was a soviet space station that was built in low Earth orbit from 1986-1996, which was later destroyed after falling into the atmosphere in 2001.
Spielberg on the roll! Steven Spielberg is a famous director.
Clever girl! A quotation from the 1993 movie Jurassic Park.
Square Of Life!
Blocky and Blockier!
Somebody stop me! A quotation from the 1994 movie The Mask (1994 film).
Lord of the Rings movie sucks! Lord of the Rings live action movie not aired in 1994.
Wind of Change! Song of Scorpions (band).
Superman is dead!
Look at that mullet!
What if Greedo shot first? there was no "Han shot first" meme in 1994.
Ewoks? What next, talking seahorse!? Ewoks is a race from Star Wars.
My mom says it's nice!
Smells Like Teen Spirit! A reference to the Nirvana song of the same name.
By the power of Grayskull! Grayskull is god in He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
Over 50mph!
The most annoying sound in the world! A quotation from the 1994 movie Dumb and Dumber.
Spared no expense! Another quotation from the 1993 movie “Jurassic Park”.
A whole new world!
You can't handle the truth! A quotation from the 1992 movie A Few Good Men.
Party time! Excellent!
Rufio! Rufio!
Cowabunga! Catchphrase of Michelangelo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The Year of the Cartridge! Cartridges were a popular form of storage media in 1990s.
Now rated by the ESRB! ESRB is founded in 1994.
Rated Kids to Adults! The ESRB's Everyone rating was previously known as Kids to Adults. Minecraft is rated Everyone.
Now on Atari Lynx! Atari Lynx was portable game device sold in early 1990s.
Creepy babies! Highly collectable!
You've got mail! Common message from e-mail client.
As seen on the World-Wide Web!
Rainbow unicorns!
Welcome to Illager Mansion!
Stay out of the Nether!
Creeper Blood!
Talk to the hand!
Woo, frosted tips! Frosted tips was a hairstyle popular in 1990s.
Have a cow, man!
Degauss your CRT now!
"Turning 10 years old!" 18w30a1.14.2-pre2
May 17, 2019
Celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the first public version of Minecraft, 0.0.11a, being released.
Wash your hands! 19w34a1.16-rc1
March 18 – June 18, 2020
These splashes offer advice about the COVID-19 pandemic, replacing all other splashes from March 18 to June 18, 2020, in 1.15 and 1.16 as well as their development versions. In 1.16-rc1, these splashes were integrated into the normal set of splashes. However, splashes in 1.15 does not show the normal set of splashes.
Soap and water!
Support local businesses!
Stay home and play games!
Stay safe!
Stay strong!
Cough or sneeze into your elbow!
Don’t touch your face!
Support elderly relatives and friends!
Prepare, but don’t hoard!
Gamers unite – separately in your own homes!
Save the world – stay inside!
Shop for your elders!
Hang out with your friends online!
Splash text Date/version displayed Occasion

Changed splashes[]

Note: the current versions of all splashes here are documented above; they do not need descriptions or explanations in this section.

Java Edition[]

Original splash Changed splash Version changed
0% sugar! 1% sugar! 1.9 (15w42a)
700+ hits on YouTube! Heaps of hits on YouTube! Alpha v1.0.0?
Absolutely dragon free! Kind of dragon free! 1.0.0 (RC1)
Almost java 6! Now java 6! 1.7.2 (13w36a)
Now java 6! Now Java 6! 1.8 (1.8-pre1)
Now Java 6! Now Java 8! 1.12 (17w14a)
Now Java 8! Now Java 16! 1.17 (21w19a)
Coming soon! It's here! 1.0.0 (RC1)
Cooler than Spock! Not as cool as Spock! 1.8.5
Cześć Polska! Cześć Polsko! 1.3.2 (1.3-pre)
More than 5000 sold! More than 25000 sold! Alpha v1.0.0?
More than 25000 sold! More than 500 sold! Between Alpha v1.0.12 and Alpha v1.0.14
Notch <3 Ez! Notch <3 ez! Between Alpha v1.0.5_01 and Alpha v1.0.11
"Noun" is an autonym! "Autological" is! 1.0.0 (RC1)
Now supports ÅÄÖ! Now supports åäö! Between Alpha v1.0.15 and Alpha v1.2.0
OpenGL 1.1! OpenGL 1.2! 1.0.0 (RC1)
OpenGL 1.2! OpenGL 2.1 (if supported)! 1.8 (14w06a)
OpenGL 2.1 (if supported)! Now on OpenGL 3.2 core profile! 1.17 (21w10a)
Rude with two dudes with food! Lewd with two dudes with food! Between Alpha v1.0.12 and Alpha v1.0.14
Sexy! Moderately attractive! 1.16 (pre3)
SOPA means LOSER in Swedish SOPA means LOSER in Swedish! 1.3.1 (1.3-pre)
Superfragilisticexpialidocious! Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! 1.0.0 (RC1)
That's not a moon! That's no moon! 1.0.0 (RC1)
This is good for realms. This is good for Realms. 1.8 (14w33a)
Tyrian would love it! Tyrion would love it! 1.0.0 (RC1)
When it's finished! It's finished! 1.0.0 (RC1)

Bedrock Edition[]

Original splash Changed splash Version changed
Now with 100% more yellow text![42] 100% more yellow text! Alpha 0.7.3
One star! Deal with it notch! 1 star! Deal with it notch! Alpha 0.8.1
Haha, LOL! Haha, LEL! Alpha 0.9.2
Play Minecraft, Watch Topgear, Get Pig! Play minecraftApp, Watch Topgear, Get Pig! Alpha 0.10.4
Play minecraftApp, Watch Topgear, Get Pig! Play Minecraft: PE, Watch Topgear, Get Pig! Alpha 0.11.0
Play Minecraft: PE, Watch Topgear, Get Pig! Play Minecraft, Watch Topgear, Get Pig! Alpha 0.15.0
OpenGL ES 1.1! OpenGL ES 2.0+! Alpha 0.11.0
Almost C++11! Almost C++14! Alpha 0.11.0
Almost C++14! Almost C++11! ?
minecraftApp! MCPE! Alpha 0.15.0
Uses C++! Made in C++! Alpha 0.15.0
The Work of Notch! The Work of Many! Alpha 0.15.0
Jason! Jason! Jason! Jason! Jason! Jason! Jeison? 1.6.0
Verlet intregration! Verlet integration! 1.14.0

Removed splashes[]

When a splash is removed, the line it occupied in splashes.txt / splashes.json is deleted, meaning the line number of all subsequent splashes lowers by one.

Java Edition[]

Splash text Explanation Version added Version removed Pre-removal line number
Pre-beta! The Alpha version of Minecraft. Indev or earlier Beta 1.2 1
Alpha version! The Alpha version of Minecraft. Indev or earlier Beta 1.2 30
9.95 euro! The pricing of the Alpha version of Minecraft, which was less than half that of the final price. Indev or earlier Beta 1.2 48
Half price! The pricing of the Alpha version of Minecraft, which was less than half that of the final price. Indev or earlier Beta 1.2 49
Check it out! Duplicate of "Check it out!" on line 21. Before Alpha v1.2.0 Beta 1.8 Pre-release 47
Notch <3 ez! Most likely removed because of Notch's departure from Mojang. Indev 1.8.5 100
SOPA means LOSER in Swedish! SOPA was a highly controversial anti-piracy bill that made its way through the United States House of Representatives before it was rejected. In Swedish, "sopa" is a noun meaning "trash" or "garbage" and also commonly used as a slang insult.

Prior to 1.3, this splash read "SOPA means LOSER in Swedish", without an exclamation point.

The specific bill SOPA had not been a current issue for several years, by the time of the splash's removal.

1.1 1.9 (15w42a) 304
Better than Prey! Prey (2006) is a first-person shooter that was well received by critics.

Most likely removed to avoid legal issues with ZeniMax Media, because Bethesda Softworks published a game with the same name: Prey (2017).

Indev 1.12.1 (17w31a) 5
Hobo humping slobo babe! "Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe" was the critically-acclaimed first single of the band Whale. Beta 1.8 (Pre-release) 1.14 (19w12a) 259
Made by Notch! Notch is the creator of Minecraft. Indev 1.14 (19w13a) 9
The Work of Notch! Notch is the creator of Minecraft. Probably also a reference to The Word of Notch. Alpha v1.0.0 136
110813! Notch's and ez's wedding day, August 13, 2011. Beta 1.8 (Pre-release) 233
Woo, minecraftforum! Referring to Minecraft Forum. Removed shortly after it was announced that the forum would shut down.[43] However, despite the forums instead being sold to a third-party host,[44] this splash remains removed from the latest version. Alpha v1.0.14 1.14.2 (1.14.2-pre4 reupload) 171
Undocumented! Indev 1.16 (1.16-rc1) 29
Down with O.P.P.! Line from the song "O.P.P." by American hip hop trio "Naughty by Nature". Indev 39
Lewd with two dudes with food! A line from "If You're Into It" by Flight of the Conchords. Prior to Alpha v1.0.14, this splash read "Rude with two dudes with food!". Alpha v1.0.0 126
Switches and ores! Redstone is used to create switches, and many types of ore can be found. Alpha v1.0.14 191
Huge tracts of land! A quote from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, describing the "assets" of a bride-to-be. Also, refers to the large areas of terrain present in Minecraft. Beta 1.0 207
Totally forgot about Dre! Reference to the song "Forgot about Dre" by Dr. Dre. Beta 1.8 (Pre-release) 252
Popping tags! A reference to Macklemore's "Thrift Shop".[45] 1.8 (14w10a) 325
Getting ready to show! Line from the song "Skeletons" by Stevie Wonder. 1.8 (14w25a) 335
Getting ready to know! 336
Getting ready to drop! 337
Getting ready to shock! 338
Getting ready to freak! 339
Getting ready to speak! 340
Woo, /v/! The video game board on 4chan, where Minecraft is frequently discussed (and was occasionally promoted by Notch). Alpha v1.0.14 1.17 (pre1) 166

Bedrock Edition[]

Splash text Explanation Version added Version removed
Redstone free! Until v0.8.0, there was no redstone, other than the ore. v0.7.3 alpha v0.8.0 alpha
100% dragon free! Pocket Edition now has the ender dragon. v0.8.0 alpha 1.0
It's alpha! Pocket Edition is no longer in Alpha. v0.8.0 alpha 1.0
MCPE! The edition is no longer using the term Pocket Edition. 1.2.0 1.8.0
D v0.7.3 alpha ?
Touch compatible! Not all Bedrock Edition platforms use touch controls. v0.7.3 alpha 1.9.0
1 star! Deal with it notch! All splashes mentioning Markus Persson or ez have been removed due to Notch leaving Mojang. v0.8.1 alpha 1.9.0
Open-world alpha sandbox! The game is no longer in Alpha. v0.9.2 alpha 1.9.0
[snapshot intensifies]! v0.9.2 alpha 1.12.0
Also try Monument Valley! v0.12.2 alpha 1.9.0
BAYKN v0.15.0 1.9.0
There's no stopping the Trollmaso ? 1.12.0
mixer.com/minecraft Mojang Studios has ended Mixer Support for Minecraft. 1.9.0 1.16.100


Java Edition[]

Splashes have been in Minecraft since Indev, with new ones regularly added, usually as part of major releases. Prior to Alpha v1.0.14, splashes were stored in an array of strings in the source code.

The following table summarizes splash changes per version:

Version Added Changed Removed Total Notes
Minecraft Indev [is this the correct version?] ? ? ? 105 One splash, "Check it out!", was listed twice prior to this version, in spots 22 and 51.
Alpha v1.0.0 53 2 0 158
Alpha v1.0.11 6 1 0 164
Alpha v1.0.14 34 2 0 198
Alpha v1.0.16 4 0 0 202
Alpha v1.2.0 6 1 0 208
Alpha v1.2.3 1 0 0 209
Beta 1.0 13 0 0 222
Beta 1.2 0 0 4 218 The removed splashes were about Alpha's price and state.
Beta 1.3 4 0 0 222
Beta 1.6 3 0 0 225
Beta 1.8 pre 35 0 1 259 The removed splash was the "Check it out!" duplicate on line 47.
1.0.0 RC1 28 8 0 287
1.1 11w50a 15 0 0 302
1.1 1 0 0 303
1.3.1 12w22a 2 0 0 305
12w26a 1 0 0 306
1.3 4 1 0 310
1.4.2 12w32a 2 0 0 312
12w36a 1 0 0 313
1.4.6 pre 4 0 0 317
1.6.1 13w23a 2 0 0 319
1.7.2 13w41a 1 0 0 320
1.7.4 1 0 0 321
1.8 14w02a 1 0 0 322
14w05a 7 0 0 329
14w06a 1 1 0 330
14w10a 2 0 0 332
14w17a 2 0 0 334
14w20a 4 0 0 338
14w25a 14 0 0 352
14w26b 2 0 0 354
14w32a 1 0 0 355
14w33a 0 1 0 355
pre1 1 1 0 356
1.8.2 2 0 0 358
1.8.5 1 1 1 358 The splash removed was "Notch <3 ez!" – Notch had departed from Mojang at this time.
1.9 15w33a 1 0 0 359
15w38b 1 0 0 360
15w42a 3 1 1 362 The splash removed was "SOPA means LOSER in Swedish!" – the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the United States had not been an issue for several years.

The changed splash was "0% sugar", which was changed to "1% sugar"

1.10 16w21b 4 0 0 366
1.11 16w32a 1 0 0 367
16w33a 2 0 0 369
1.12 17w14a 0 1 0 369 "Now Java 6!" changed to "Now Java 8!"
17w15a 1 0 0 370
pre7 3 0 0 373
1.12.1 17w31a 0 0 1 372 The splash removed was "Better than Prey!"
1.13 18w15a 1 0 0 373
18w20b 1 0 0 374
pre8 1 0 0 375
1.14 19w12a 1 0 1 375 The splash removed was "Hobo humping slobo babe!"
19w13a 11 0 3 383 Removed splashes referencing Notch.
19w14a 1 0 0 384
1.14.1 pre1 1 0 0 385
1.14.1 2 0 0 387
1.14.2 pre4 0 0 1 386 The splash "Woo, minecraftforum!" was removed as the forum announced it would be shutting down.[46]
1.14.4 pre3 1 0 0 387
1.15 pre3 3 0 0 390
1.16 pre3 0 1 0 390 "Sexy!" changed to "Moderately attractive!"
rc1 32 0 13 409 Splashes relating to the COVID-19 pandemic were added to the normal set of splashes.
1.16.4 pre2 8 0 0 417 Splashes relating to the "Black Lives Matter" movement were added to the normal set of splashes.
1.17 21w10a 0 1 0 417 Changed "OpenGL 2.1 (if supported)!" to "Now on OpenGL 3.2 core profile!"
21w19a 0 1 0 417 Changed "Now Java 8!" to "Now Java 16!"
pre1 11 0 1 427 The splash removed was "Woo, /v/!"
Version Added Changed Removed Total Notes

Bedrock Edition[]

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Splashes were added in Pocket Edition v0.7.3 alpha and the new splashes were added regularly into Pocket Edition
(later Bedrock Edition) as well.

This following table summarizes splash changes per version:

Version Added Changed Removed Total Notes
v0.7.3 alpha 21 0 0 21 Added Splashes
v0.8.0 alpha 2 0 2 21
v0.8.1 alpha 0 1 1 20
v0.9.2 alpha 16 1 2 34
v0.10.4 alpha 0 1 0 34
v0.11.0 alpha 3 0 3 34
v0.12.1 alpha 7 0 0 41
v0.12.2 alpha 1 0 1 41
v0.15.0 alpha 1 0 0 42
v0.16.2 alpha 1 0 0 43
1.0 alpha 1 0 2 42
1.2.0 1 0 0 43
1.2.13 1 0 0 44
1.6.0 0 1 0 44
1.8.0 beta 1 1 1 44
1.9.0 beta 46 0 5 85
1.12.0 beta 14 1 2 97
1.14.0 0 1 0 97 Fixed "Verlet intregration!" into "Verlet integration!"
1.16.0 beta 7 0 0 104
1.16.100 beta 10 0 1 113 mixer.com/minecraft was removed due to Removal of the Mixer Support
beta 8 0 0 121 Splashes relating to the "Black Lives Matter" movement were added to the normal set of splashes.
1.17.10 beta 11 0 0 132

Version Added Changed Removed Total Notes

Education Edition[]

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  1. This is the line number of the splash in the "splashes.txt" file; splashes are not actually numbered in any way in splashes.txt itself.
  2. a b c d The exact version a splash was added is not always known. In such cases, the earliest version the splash is known to have appeared in is listed.
  3. a b c d e f g h Included in the treatment pack splashes added in 1.16.0; added to splashes.txt in beta
  4. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Included in the replacement splashes added in 19w34a; added to splashes.txt in 1.16-rc1.
  5. This splash is intentionally a duplicate, and is part of the joke; see MC-75202.


  1. "#minecraftfarms"@Xilefian on Twitter, June 8, 2020; "just trying to get the hashtag trending"@Xilefian on Twitter, June 8, 2020.
  2. "@Ebeeto No, it's a reference to some juices."@notch on Twitter, March 19, 2011
  3. https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/and-then-a-skeleton-popped-out
  4. https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/article/minecraft-snapshot-17w16b
  5. ""Revenge" - A Minecraft Parody of Usher's DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love (Music Video)"– CaptainSparklez on YouTube, August 19, 2011
  6. I thought that the Killer Bunny was a tired joke and it's been referenced in so many games, including a game I worked on before Minecraft, called Whispers in Akarra, where the abbit was named Big Pointy Teeth. (Which is also why that's a splash text in Minecraft!) – November 25, 2016
  7. http://web.archive.org/web/20121014094057/https://minecraft.net/game
  8. "He's cruising streets for gold, dressed in designer clothes http://y2u.be/X3nbE3yg8jY #americano #briansetzer"@TheMogMiner on Twitter, November 5, 2013
  9. https://account.mojang.com/documents/minecraft_eula
  10. https://www.reddit.com/r/OutOfTheLoop/comments/37vkh4/what_is_doot_doot_that_people_keep_saying_in_rme/
  11. http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/skull-trumpet
  12. MC-232792
  13. "We will try to keep changes to a minimum until release, but also continue to update Minecraft after release of course."@jeb_ on Twitter, November 14, 2011
  14. "I think we've found our office! It's on åsögatan on södermalm, and it's got piles of personality! The rug has to go, though."@notch on Twitter, October 15, 2010
  15. http://www.economist.com/node/11920829
  16. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31907768
  17. http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/2ao3dp/10_things_you_might_not_know_in_minecraft/cixd8pk
  18. "@eriklettenberg I added that."@notch on Twitter, April 11, 2012
  19. "@rockpapershot your slogan is now a title screen splash text message as of the RC! #homagenottheft"@notch on Twitter, November 14, 2011
  20. http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/x-all-the-y
  21. MC-139462 – resolved as "Works As Intended"
  22. "We like molten cheese more than blood, so here is 16w21b: http://www.mojang.com/2016/05/minecraft-snapshot-16w21a/"@SeargeDP on Twitter, May 26, 2016
  23. "Rule #1: it's never my fault. Rule #2: if any change I made broke lava rendering, apply rule #1"@SeargeDP on Twitter, May 26, 2016
  24. a b "Trainers, Pokémon GO has been updated to version 0.33.0 for Android and 1.3.0 for iOS." – Pokémon GO, August 8, 2016.
  25. ""Stop being reasonable. You can't do that here, this is the internet. Act accordingly!" -- [REDACTED] Thanks, made my day."@SeargeDP on Twitter, June 10, 2014
  26. "@Computermaster hidden message, perhaps?"@notch on Twitter, May 19, 2011
  27. http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/covfefe
  28. https://twitter.com/jeb_/status/651404271536209920
  29. http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/41/messages/463.html
  30. MC-154827
  31. "@KnightMiner Since someone quoted me on the MC Wiki regarding the splash: "Very influential in its circle!" is a reference to a comedy (1/2)"@TheMogMiner on Twitter, April 25, 2014
  32. "@KnightMiner routine on Russell Howard's Good News, done by Hannibal Buress, where he states, "I'm very influential in my circle.""@TheMogMiner on Twitter, April 25, 2014
  33. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlYoYxO0acc&t=10m25s
  34. https://www.mojang.com/2013/06/minecraft-snapshot-13w23a/
  35. http://www.mameworld.info/ubbthreads/showthreaded.php?Cat=&Number=339376&page=&view=&sb=5&o=&fpart=1&vc=1
  36. http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=6273.0
  37. [https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/bill-oreilly-you-cant-explain-that
  38. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Lel
  39. https://twitter.com/shoghicp/status/588665039000707072
  40. https://twitter.com/shoghicp/status/591625251798310912
  41. https://www.quotes.net/mquote/1013646
  42. "Here's a pic for the unbelievers, I'll just have to write all the splashes now.. I think I know why it wasn't there!"@_tomcc on Twitter, July 23, 2013
  43. "Important Minecraft Forum Announcement"Minecraft Forum, May 21, 2019
  44. "A New and Exciting Beginning" – Minecraft Forum, June 12, 2019.
  45. "@KnightMiner Also, "Popping tags!" is a reference to Macklemore's "Thrift Shop", not Jay-Z's "Popping Tags"."@TheMogMiner on Twitter, April 25, 2014
  46. "Important Minecraft Forum Announcement" (archived)Minecraft Forum, May 21, 2019.