The name and the reputation creepers have should repel anyone from wishing to become one in Minecraft. Yet, there’s a demand from players who have gotten bored with their Minecraft skin, and want to experience something unusual. Well, running around as a creeper and chasing other players who don’t know when you’ll explore certainly qualifies. However, that’s not a feature Microsoft intended and is thus not part of the normal gameplay. Luckily, players with sufficient knowledge of creating mods and figuring out commands stepped in. Thanks to their expertise, we can demonstrate how to be a creeper in Minecraft. Let’s start.
1. Use a command to become a creeper in Minecraft
We’re starting with the method that doesn’t require any third-party tools, game file editing, or installing mods and/or texture packs. You only have to rely on the features built into the game, more precisely, Minecraft commands. The following one is complex but extraordinary, as it lets you become a creeper at a moment’s notice, without having to find a creeper first. This should work in any version that supports commands. Here’s what to do:
- Join a new single-player world or enter a server where you’re the administrator.
- Give yourself a command block by typing: /give @s command_block
- Right-click or tap the block in front of you.
- In the “Command Input” text field, type the following command:
effect @p invisibility 1
- Change “Block Type” to Repeat, and “Redstone” to Always Active.
- You’ll notice your character became invisible. This is necessary to prevent conflict with appearance and animations. Open the command block again.
- This time enter:
execute @p ~~~ tp @e [name=g] ~~~ facing ^^^1
- Set up options the same as in step 5.
- Get the “Name Tag” item from Creative Mode repository. Also get a “Spawn Creeper Egg”.
- Spawn an Anvil and drag the Name Tag into it. Type the same name you specified in the command. We entered “g” under “Repair & Name”.
- Spawn the creeper. Highlight the Name Tag in your hot bar and tap or click on the mob with it. It will now gain the name “g” above its head, and you’ll be in full control.
2. Be a Minecraft creeper using third-party mods or add-ons
Not a fan of entering commands in fear they’ll do something malicious to your computer or mobile device? Sadly, the same applies to mods and add-ons, and even to a greater degree. However, they come with one notable benefit, the ease of use and a greater number of features. Please verify the reputation and user experiences for any add-on or mod for Minecraft before installation.
Using mods and add-ons for Minecraft
It’s important to notice we’re not affiliated with the examples below. We dropped two names because they’re lightweight and designed with a specific purpose in mind that lines up with ours. You can find this functionality in other mods and add-ons, either dedicated or as part of a larger package. Most are titled “mob morph,” “mob morphing” or “mob disguise” and can permit you to transform into any mob.
Thus, you have free rein about which one to install. Furthermore, we plan on publishing an in-depth guide about the mod and add-on installation shortly. For the time being, we’ll demonstrate quick sets of steps for two notable Minecraft versions that support them. This should get you by. Here they are:
Adding a Minecraft mod to Java Edition
Start by installing Forge, the software necessary to run mods on PC or Mac. Now, do the following:
- Head over to the website of your choice and download the mod that lets you become a creeper. You can find some Minecraft mods on CurseForge, a well-known website in this domain. One plugin specifically created for transforming into creepers is named CreeperControl.
- Download the archive (usually .zip or .jar) and extract the contents. If it’s a .jar, you might try copying the file without extraction first. Make a copy of the .mods file you extracted.
- Open your Windows Explorer and go to this location:
- If you can’t see the AppData folder, make sure hidden folders are visible in Windows or that particular folder.
- Create a new folder inside /.minecraft/ and name it mods. Paste the .mods or .jar files inside.
- Run Forge, then your Minecraft launcher. Start a new world and use the mod as specified.
Installing Minecraft add-ons for Pocket Edition
Download an add-on that allows you to become a Minecraft creeper from a reputed website. Now:
- Following the download, the file will have a .addon extension or be inside an archive you need to extract. Tap the downloaded file inside a File Explorer mobile app.
- As long as you have Pocket Edition installed, file explorer will ask you to open the .addon file in Minecraft.
- Tap on Play, then Create New. Give your world a name and configure other settings.
- In the bottom left corner, tap on Behavior Packs.
- Select your mob transformation add-on and tap on Continue to “Turn Off Achievements”. This type of add-on will count as a cheat, so you must.
- Use the mod as specified in its description.
Be a creeper using Mob Disguiser for Minecraft
We decided to illustrate our point with a concrete example so you know what to expect. Though this add-on dates to late 2017, users report it’s still working. It’s pretty basic, after all. Mob Disguiser (also known as MobDisguise) by solvedDev only requires you to find a mob and right-click on it (or long tap then select Hide on Pocket Edition, i.e., Android and iOS). You will shape-shift into it immediately, and gain use of its AI (Artificial Intelligence). In other words, you can act identically to the in-game mob, complete with their speed, animations, and even occasional sounds they emit.
Plus, the mod creator made it so that you’re impervious to damage, and hostile mobs won’t see you. They also recommend approaching a hostile mod while sneaking, as the mod makes it so that their AI cannot notice you. The transformation process and consequences are identical. To go back to normal form, type the command show on-screen, unique for every mob. For creepers, it’s action.hint.exit.creeper.