June 2, 2021

Minecraft: Java Edition removes 4chan reference

A small nod to internet imageboard 4chan has been quietly removed in Minecraft: Java Edition's latest update.

As spotted by Kotaku, Minecraft Java's new version 1.17 has deleted the splash screen message "Woo, /v/!" - a reference to 4chan's /v/ video game channel.

The message had sat in the code of the original Java Minecraft for over a decade, added by long-departed creator Markus "Notch" Persson. It was never featured in the newer Bedrock version of the game available on consoles, mobiles and Windows.

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