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For the NPC's used in Minecraft's Classic stage, see Human.
For the test model used during Minecraft's Indev stage, see Steve (Mob).
For the fan-created "creepypasta", see Herobrine.
The Player
The default male player skin, "Steve".
Health Points: 20HP (10x Heart)
Attack Strength: Fist: 1HP (.5x Heart)

(Beta 1.5 - Beta 1.8 Pre-Release: 2HP (1x Heart) )
Items: Varies

Drops: /gamerule keepInventory true: Nothing

/gamerule keepInventory false: Everything from their inventory, but Notch drops a Red Apple


A Player is the character used in-game by anyone playing Minecraft, and it is generally considered the unofficial main protagonist of the game. The default Skin resembles a male human who is generally referred to as "Steve". A new default female skin option, "Alex", is also available as of update 1.8. A player who has purchased Minecraft can also set a custom skin on, under their profile options.


The Player is 1.79 meters tall, has indigo eyes, light brown skin, and dark brown hair. The Player also wears blue jeans and a cyan T-shirt that is not tucked in properly. For most of Beta, the player also had a goatee which is commonly mistaken for a smile. It has since been removed.


Players Spawn at the spot they first appeared in the world, each time they die, but this can be reset by sleeping in a Bed, or by using the command /spawnpoint.

Sound Effects

In the Indev development stage of Minecraft, the Player made a deep "Ugh" grunt sound if it was hurt or hit. Some people had complained that they had female skins and the voice didn't match, so Notch changed the sound effect to a flesh-ripping sound, or to be more exact: a sound of a simultaneous "thud" and "snap". In Minecraft: Pocket Edition, the Player's name is Stevie, and instead of the snapping sound, the Player will still make the grunt sound. It would be deeper sometimes if the player is at low health. Also, if the Player takes damage from falling, a sound like cracking bones will be heard along with the grunting sound.


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  • Previously, if a player was using an illegitimate version of the PC client, their skin would show up as a pigman.
  • As a block is a cubic meter, and gold is 19.32 grams per cubic centimeter, the player can carry up to 1,235,295,040 kilograms: 64 items per stack times 27 slots per Shulker Box times 37 slots in the inventory times 19,320 kilograms per cubic meter of gold, plus 51,520 kilograms for 24/9 gold blocks for armor.
  • The player is supposed to be a genderless, simple human being, according to Notch.
  • In the latest version, the player is 32 pixels in height or 2 meters tall (mobile version).
  • In Minecraft, the player's cubic volume is roughly 322,273 cm cubed. Using this logic, a Minecraft character weighs roughly around 342kg or 754lb.

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