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How To Get A Cape In Minecraft, Even Without Mods
You can only purchase a cape in Minecraft by attending special events and buying skin packs. OptiFine mods can be downloaded to make any cape you want in Minecraft: Java Edition. Capes created through mods are only visible to you and anyone else running the same mod. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories.
Capes are among the rarest of all items in Minecraft. Based on the type of cap you own, it can indicate how long you've played or what events you've been to or what mods you've used.
It's not hard to get a cape in Minecraft. However, unless you belong to one of the categories of player, it'll probably cost you some money.
Here's how to get a cape in Minecraft, using either the official method or mods.
How do I get a cape in Minecraft without mods
Capes in Minecraft are typically offered to users who attend certain events or complete specific tasks.
For an example:
- From 2011 to 2016 attending the real-world MINECON event would get you an exclusive cape. Mojang has brought these capes back for MINECON 2019 but only for Bedrock Edition players. - Minecraft mapmakers who have had their maps accepted into the Realms Content Creator Program and received enough points may be granted the cape.
If you purchased Minecraft: Java Edition before December 2020 and you want to convert your Mojang or other account into an Microsoft account will grant you the "Migrator" cape.
A cape will also be given to participants who attend the Minecraft Festival in late 2022.
There are a few caps that you can get at any time, but they're exclusive to Bedrock Edition.
The Pan Cape is given to players who download the beta versions of Bedrock Edition.
- Bedrock players can avail nearly two dozen capes after purchasing skin packs such as the Star Wars Classic Pack or Adventure Time Mashup.
To put on your capes go to Minecraft's character creation page and change your skin. You'll see all the capes you've unlocked there.
How to get the Cape in Minecraft by using mods like OptiFine
There are a myriad of Minecraft mods that let you to make the cape. OptiFine is the best mod, even though it's expensive.
If you've never been aware of it, OptiFine is a massive Minecraft mod that revamps the game's graphics engine, and allows you to optimize the game for your PC. It's possibly the most popular Minecraft mod ever, and a necessity for anyone looking to install shader packs.
Note: OptiFine, like most mods is only available in Minecraft: Java Edition.
OptiFine allows you to create and wear custom caps in addition to performance improvements. But unlike other mod features, capes are locked at the start.
OptiFine is free to download, but to unlock capes you must donate $10 to the OptiFine team. You can donate and choose your cape design from this webpage. You'll need to enter your Minecraft username.
Once your cape is in use you should see it appear on your character next time you launch the game. If it isn't then you need to have OptiFine installed. To make sure your capes are turned on in game, go to Options, then Skin Customization, then ensure that the Cape is turned on.
Important: Other Minecraft players who you meet online won't be capable of seeing your capes unless they've got OptiFine installed. While most Minecraft servers support it however, some servers may temporarily remove your cape.