Who is Herobrine in Minecraft and how can you summon him?

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Looking for Herobrine in Minecraft and information on how to summon him? Well... We have both the official method and the modded method for you below.

Who is Herobrine?

The character of Herobrine isn't actually real if that makes sense. Of course, nothing in Minecraft is objectively real but Herobrine isn't even officially fake.

Herobrine was introduced to the Minecraft community through a community-made creepypasta and has since become a popular figure amongst fans of the game. It is semi-canonical, but no version of Herobrine has been found in Minecraft at any point.

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The Minecraft Wiki from Fandom has a lot of information about Herobrine on there but the theories about this character are endless.

We've got this strange one:

" Herobrine is said to be Notch's dead brother, somehow embedded into Minecraft. While this is the "canon", this is also completely false in reality, as Notch has no brother."
Minecraft Herobrine Summon Steve Alex
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INSPIRED - His appearance is based on Steve, the default skin

Then there's this mind-bending take...

" Herobrine is simply a figment of the user's imagination. All users the user talked to, including Notch's email reply, could simply be the creation of the player's mind. This would also explain Notch's rejection of the canon, as showing the story is all in the user's head."

Essentially, due to the fact that he isn't real... There's no real explanation to explain who this strange Slenderman-inspired character is.

How To Summon Him

If the above didn't give too much away, you'll be saddened to know that this has all been an elaborate ruse. You can't actually summon Herobrine in Minecraft despite what people say.

There is literally no evidence of this character existing in Minecraft. This, though, plays into ideas of his supernatural characteristics and annoyingly only cements the myth of the character further.

Herobrine has made a few appearances in official Minecraft assets though which many are expecting is a little bit of an inside joke. For the most part, when he does appear it's the result of fan-made submissions.

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Herobrine is one of those things that is almost "free marketing" for Mojang as it keeps pulling people back into the depths of Minecraft's deepest cave.

The Mod Information

If you're still committed to finding Herobrine and trying to summon him in Minecraft, you can download a few mods to help you with that.

Firstly, you'll need to download and install the Herobrine mod from burnner_ on the Minecraft Forum here. It's worth noting that there's no confirmation that you'll even see him in Minecraft once you install this. In addition to this, when you do see him he will disappear immediately.

Then, you'll need to craft a Herobrine summoning block, which is made in a 3x3 grid with Soul Sand at the centre of 8 bone. This is something the mod seems to add to the game.

From here, you'll need to build a Summoning Totem by placing two Gold Blocks down vertically and then the Herobrine Block and finally a Netherrack block on top. You can see what we mean from this WikiHow image below:

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TOTEM - Here's what it should look like. Credit: WikiHow

Once you light this, Herobrine will be summoned. Good luck.

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