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Minecraft player plays ultimate prank with huge mystery QR code

Published: 8/Sep/2020 16:36

by David Purcell


Minecraft puts players in a world where building is encouraged and imaginations can be stretched, but one player has used all of that to make possibly the best prank in history for those visiting their save. 

The game has been constantly refreshed by developers Mojang in recent years, allowing members of the game’s online community to take building to new heights time and time again.

With the potential of the game being only as big as your imagination, one player brought together their design skills and one of the world’s best memes to take their save to another level.

Some might construct huge highways, houses, even castles. But, wait until you see what this user made.

Minecraft art
Mojang / Microsoft
Unsuspecting Minecraft players might not even see this prank coming.

Minecraft player builds a meme tower

If there’s one thing our flashy mobile devices can do better than anything else, it’s read QR codes. By hovering over them with your iPhone or Android device, it will register a website or link and take you right there.

Sounds good, right? This Minecraft player – who goes by the name of Koofmich on Reddit – used the feature to catch people out.

As seen below, they have put together an insanely huge Minecraft QR code building. When anybody decides to take advantage and scan it in, they will be met with the viral RickRoll’d meme that is just about hated by everybody on the internet.

They said: “Left this Rickroll QR code at a random place in my realm, let’s see who is going to fall to it,” before adding: “It was a nightmare making it lol. my brain hurt a lot.”

Left this Rickroll QR code at a random place in my realm, let’s see who is going to fall to it (I wasn’t on reddit for a while, I can remove the post if someone already did it) from Minecraft

What is the RickRoll’d meme video?

If you have never seen this prank before, the video shown below plays when the QR code is scanned.

It shows Rick Astley singing ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, as it’s a cropped version of the official music video. Not bad to listen to at first, but get caught in the Astley trap a few times and it’s not a good feeling.

This meme just keeps living on in different mediums, and has tricked many a Twitch streamer in its time.

If Minecraft players are now catching people out with QR codes, it begs the question of who will be tricked next. Maybe try it on a friend, and see how they react!


Dream giving away thousands of dollars to fans using his Minecraft skin

Published: 24/Jan/2021 15:00

by Connor Bennett


Minecraft and YouTube star Dream is giving away thousands of dollars to his subscribers for just wearing his skin in their different servers. 

Many content creators have dipped their toe in with Minecraft over the years, with some managing to have massive success as a result of it. 

In recent months, the DreamSMP crew – a scripted Minecraft server for YouTubers and streamers – have been dominating with their influx of views, followers, and new subscribers. 

Even though he’s been under fire for apparently cheating in speedruns, Dream – who has over 16 million subscribers on YouTube – is giving back to his fans, and all they have to do is wear his iconic skin in Minecraft.

YouTuber Dream's logo
YouTube: Dream
Dream has over 16 million subscribers on YouTube, surging in popularity over the past year.

That’s right, there are no major hurdles to deal with, you just have to be subscribed to Dream on YouTube and be wearing his Minecraft skin while playing on a server.

The YouTuber won’t be found on a special sever, mind. He tweeted that he’ll mostly be found on the Hypixel server. That’s a massive public server that is open to everyone – you just need the server code which is: mc.hypixel.net.

Now, the tricky part might be running into him, however, when you get onto Hypixel given that there will probably be so many people wearing his skin, it might be difficult to tell everyone apart. 

Dream has already given away $1,000 to one lucky player, revealing that he ran into them as a random partner in one of the server’s mini-games. 

So, keep an eye out for his actual in-game name – which is just Dream – when taking part in the mini-games and don’t get fooled by an imposter. 

Other YouTubers have used Minecraft to conduct similar giveaways, seeing as there is so much you can do inside the multiplayer sandbox game. 

Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson gave one fan a house for winning a building competition, and while Dream probably won’t go that far, he might giveaway even more in the future. You just never know.