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Mojang Honors Late YouTuber Technoblade In Minecraft Launcher

Minecraft developer Mojang honored the passing of YouTuber Technoblade through an updated version of the game's launchpad.
Mojang Honors Late YouTuber Technoblade In Minecraft Launcher

After the devastating passing of Minecraft YouTuber Technoblade on 30th June 2022, developer Mojang decided to honor his legacy by featuring the YouTuber's signature avatar on the game’s updated launchpad art. As a result, Mojang has left fans tearing up even more during this sad time, with the world mourning the loss of such a significant figure in the Minecraft and YouTube gaming communities.

Late Minecraft YouTuber Technoblade Honored By Devs

It’s only been a few days since Technoblade passed away, and his death sent ripples across the Minecraft community. The internet personality died on 30th July 2022, aged 23 years, following a long battle with cancer. Since he first shared about his illness on 27th August 2021, Minecrafters have continued to support Technoblade throughout his struggle.

Technoblade was one of the many majorly-influencing Minecraft content creators across YouTube. (Picture: YouTube / Technoblade)

However, as many fans grappled with the news of Technoblade's untimely death, Minecraft developers Mojang rose to honor the late YouTube star in the best way possible. Accordingly, the newest Minecraft update saw Technoblade’s signature avatar (a pig with a golden crown) featured at the top-right terrace over the cave Alex and Steve exit.

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Mojang honored late Minecraft creator Technoblade's legacy and his battle with cancer. (Picture: Twitter / Shroombies)

Mojang also expressed their sentiments in a Tweet on 1st July 2022, stating, “We have been trying to find the words, but all of us here at Minecraft are heartbroken over the loss of Technoblade. He meant so much to our community and brought so much joy.” Indeed, he did.

Many other personalities, including fellow friends: TommyInnit, Wilbursoot, and GeorgeNotFound, have also mourned the YouTuber’s death on Twitter. Tommy called Technoblade “a f**king legend” and explained how thankful he was to have met the late YouTuber.

Wilbur shared a heartwarming capture of his time with Technoblade, writing, "So long, blood god. No-one could do it like you. I miss you everyday (sic)." Similarly, George expressed how lucky he felt for spending time with Technoblade before his death and celebrated his strength and positivity despite facing cancer.

While these are just a few words from only a small group of people, this sentiment resonates with what several thousand have said about Technoblade since his passing. The Minecraft community even trended the words, “F**k Cancer,” wishing his death never came to be earlier this week.

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Wilbur Soot shared a heartwarming picture with the late Minecraft YouTuber Technoblade. (Picture: Twitter / WilburSoot)

Technoblade’s death was announced through a six-and-a-half-minute video on his YouTube channel, uploaded by his father, who also read the star's final letter to the community. As a result, Technoblade’s legacy as a creator and icon in the Minecraft community will forever be remembered.

Mojang’s initiative of putting Technoblade’s iconic avatar in Minecraft’s launch art celebrates the legacy the YouTuber left behind. So as the world slowly comes to terms with his death, the emptiness of his departure only starts to become clearer.

Technoblade’s parents have launched a merchandise store to raise funds to help their family with the passing, grow awareness, and support cancer research to help others with the same illness. Rest in peace, Technoblade. Your legacy will not be forgotten.

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Featured image courtesy of Technoblade and Mojang.