PewDiePie is finally playing Minecraft again, re-igniting his famous Hardcore series on YouTube just six months after telling fans he would “never go back” to the popular world.
He first unveiled his long-awaited return in December, loading back into the block-based game to explore the new Minecraft 1.18 update.
I have not played in so long. Look at all of this, it’s all the same. Is my automatic sorting system still just here working? It’s all a bit laggy, to be honest, I’ve got a lot of Redstone stuff going on all over the place.
He visited Dark Sven, hidden in his fortress, before flying to the top of the world to refresh himself on his creations, and then got to work testing the 1.18 changes.
The new uploads have already raked in a collective 9.4m views between them.
Pewds said he’s glad to be back too: “I’m going to be honest, I’m really excited. I did play Minecraft a little bit too much. I needed a break, but I’m excited again!”