In an effort to continue experimenting with Minecraft, YouTuber Mysticat has stumbled upon a rather amusing console command which seems to have gone unnoticed for all these years. The game was fully released in 2011, and despite how old it is, it’s still one of the best-selling video games of 2022, selling hundreds of millions of copies since first launching, and that number seems to be going up all the time. However, even with millions playing, there still seem to be new things to unearth.
For those who are familiar in particular with the PC version of the game, Minecraft‘s console commands can be very handy. Using this feature, players can make a few tweaks to their map, such as setting the world’s spawn point, changing the weather or time, teleporting to a specific location, or giving someone more administrative rights. Some players may consider using console commands to be a form of cheating, but there are instances in which the console function doesn’t so much benefit the player as it makes for an amusing playthrough, such as this latest example.
Mysticat is fairly well known in the Minecraft community as someone who creates some pretty interesting videos about the game. This recent one has them discovering that there is an animation-based console command that perhaps not a lot of people are aware of. According to the YouTuber, the command “/playanimation” didn’t seem to exist in their version of the game, so they had to reinstall the Bedrock Edition in order for it to work. Essentially, what it does is set a number of animation parameters, and Mysticat was able to utilize them with humorous results, such as being able to dab or perform a star jump.
There are other funny results from using the console command as well, such as giving the player character the properties of a number of mobs like the rising animation of a Warden. There have been a few silly creations done in Minecraft, a lot of them by Mysticat themselves. It’s partly what keeps the game so interesting, even after well over a decade.
It really emphasizes the idea that Minecraft is a game where there are still new things to discover, and fans seem more than happy to keep scouring the landscape to see what else has been hidden. Minecraft has so much more to offer than just being an open world where people can build almost anything. Of course, that’s what most players are interested in, but this latest discovery keeps the game fresh, and it will be intriguing to see what gets found next.
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