Minecraft fans logging into the survival and sandbox game may have noticed a slight difference on its opening page. The launcher’s splash art now shows a crowned pig in the top right corner. It’s a tribute to the avatar used by YouTuber Technoblade, who died last week following a battle with cancer.
Technoblade, real name Alex (he kept his last name private), was one of the world’s preeminent Minecraft YouTubers. More than 13 million people are still subscribed to his channel. Known for a playful spirit and for taking others on in Minecraft’s PvP scenarios, Technoblade was a central figure to the expansive Minecraft community. And as the new splash image suggests, he always will be.