Unlike old school Runescape, there aren’t many wearable items in Minecraft that show how skilled you are at the game.
However, there is one thing that will help you stand out from the crowd and that is capes.
While modders have been adding cloaks and selling them on the marketplace, legitimate cloaks are hard to come by as Mojang is spending less every year.
Here’s a history of Minecraft’s capes and the few you can still pick up yourself.
These are one of the biggest status symbols in the game, identifying you as a Mojang employee to players.
It changes with the company logo and keeps the branding fresh.
You can get one of these for yourself, but it might not be worth the years you’ve spent studying computer science.
Between 2011 and 2016, a cape was given out to everyone who attended the Minecraft convention, Minecon.
A different one was issued each year, meaning there are currently six Minecon cloaks.
When Minecon only went digital in 2017, Mojang stopped giving out capes, although one was released in 2019 to those who owned the Bedrock edition.
Technically, this cloak is still available in the marketplace, but it doesn’t come cheap.
It will set you back around 10 million Minecoins, which is around £48,000 / $63,000 in real money.
Millionth customer cape
Minecraft is the best-selling game of all time, selling over 240 million copies worldwide and across multiple platforms.
However, in 2011, Mojang was just happy to hit the million mark.
Minecraft achieved this goal on January 13, 2011 and user akronman1 received a special cape as the millionth customer.
People are not sure if akronman1 is still playing as they haven’t been seen online for a while.
However, it is estimated to be one of the most valuable accounts in Minecraft if they ever put it up for sale.
Mojang has often rewarded members of the community who have excelled or helped in some way with the game.
Notch, the game’s original creator, was notorious for giving away personalized capes to anyone whose work he admired.
Some of these cloaks were taken away from users when players started demanding their own cloaks.
However, some remain. Here’s a list of who got one and why they got it.
- bacon cap – given to Miclee when he came up with the idea Minecraft’s pigments
- DannyBstyle – A video game composer whose notch has taken a liking.
- Julian Clark – In exchange for “Bring him Ray Cokes”, one of the jokes from the title screen Minecraft Beta.
- cheapsh0t – Awarded for supporting the Mojang team while they were in Tokyo.
- LordMessiah – Awarded for creating the BetterLight mod that Mojang used to improve it Minecraft’s lighting machine.
- Prismatic Cape – Given to Drullkus for replicating the Prismarine texture in his Chisel mod instead of using the original Minecraft one.
- birthday cape – Given to Gr8Bizzo, a Mojang employee who worked on the Minecraft Website.
- Turtle Cloak – Awarded to billyK for suggesting adding turtles to the game.
Part of the reason Minecraft has grown so big is because it’s played all over the world.
The quest to translate Minecraft into 119 languages is no easy feat, and most of those who helped earned the Translator Cloak.
Scrolls Champion Cloak
Caller’s Bane is another game from Mojang, although it obviously wasn’t nearly as popular.
Originally called Scrolls, this trading card game was released in 2014 and was promoted via Minecraft using the Scrolls Champion Cloak.
This cloak was given to anyone who took first place in the Scrolls weekly charts five times. It was also a prize for the Scrolls tournament at Minecon 2015.
Cobalt colored cloak
Despite positive reviews, Cobalt is another Mojang game that has been eclipsed by the success of Minecraft.
This cloak was awarded as part of a Cobalt level making competition and for the winners of the 2016 Cobalt tournament.
The most interesting thing about this cloak is that it is one of the few cloaks that has been significantly altered in its Elytra form.
Mojira Moderator Cloak
While we’re not sure where Mojira came from, this cape was given to the moderators of the Minecraft Bug Tracker.
With the size of the game, it’s no surprise that there are a lot of bugs, especially in the Bedrock Edition.
This team had a lot of work ahead of them and deserved the reward.
Mapmaker Cloak of the Realms
These cloaks were given out as an incentive to encourage more people to create maps for Minecraft Realms.
Publishing a world template earned you two points, inspiration cards earned you three, and minigames, experiences, or adventures earned you four points.
If you got at least eight points in total, you got this cape back.
Cloak of Migrants
This is one of the capes that is still available if you play Minecraft on PC.
If you purchased the game before December 1st, 2020, you can get your cape by migrating your legacy account to a Microsoft account.
When you do, check your in-game options and your cloak should be there.
Another of the available cloaks, the vanilla cloak, was revealed in a blog post by Mojang but deleted less than an hour later.
Despite an earlier than planned announcement, the Vanilla Cloak is real and available to anyone who purchased both the Java Edition and Bedrock Edition on PC before June 6th, 2022.
At this point, the launchers merged and two became one.
The catch is that if you got one of the versions for free, it doesn’t count. You must have made two separate purchases.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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