A few days have gone by since YouTube legend and Minecraft star Alex "Technoblade" unexpectedly passed away, and the gaming and streaming community continues to mourn his death.
Earlier today, some community members noticed Minecraft's Java launcher was paying tribute to Technoblade by adding his signature crown to one of the pigs in the game's loading screen.
Fans were quite happy to see the heartfelt gesture from the developers, and the conversation thread on Twitter went viral, attracting over 50k likes, with more than 100 fans having commented in the reply section.
Twitter reacts to Minecraft launcher's tribute to Technoblade
Twitter user ThatGoofyGuy (@TGGtheStickBoy) shared the developer's tribute to the content creator on July 2. Some community members want the developers to make the launch screen a permanent feature.
Others provided a rational take by suggesting that Mojang should add a pig donning the special crown on every launcher screen.
Another user on Twitter had an interesting idea and suggested that the developers should add a unique pig with a cosmetic crown that spawns very rarely in the world of Minecraft.
Several fans paid their respects to Technobalde and thanked Minecraft for the loading screen tribute.
Some Minecraft community members were unaware of the YouTuber's demise and wanted to learn more about it.
Several fans appreciated the developer's considerate gesture and considered Techno immortalized in-game.
Technoblade passed away in late June
The streaming and gaming community got the shock of their lives on July 1, 2022 after Alex's father announced that the YouTuber had passed away a few days ago after battling stage four cancer. He posted this emotional message on social media platforms:
A final goodbye video was uploaded to his main YouTube channel on July 1, 2022, titled "so long nerds," in which his father read out the following message written by the content creator himself:
"Hello everyone, Technoblade here. If you're watching this, I am dead. So let's sit down and have one final chat. My real name is Alex. I had one of my siblings call me Dave one time in a deleted video from 2016 and it was one of the most successful pranks we've ever done. Thousands of creepy online dudes trying to get overly personal going, 'Oh hey, Dave, how's it going?'"
The Minecraft star ended his message with an emotional wish for his fans:
"I hope you all go on to live long, properous, and happy lives because I love you guys. Technoblade out."
The heartbreaking video went viral, attracing over a million views within a few hours of being uploaded. At the time of this writing, the video has garnered over 45 million views and 5.9 million likes.