How to get heads in Minecraft

You are furnishing your home in Minecraft with different decorations, so as to make it as complete as possible. Despite all the furnishings you have added, however, you feel that something is missing, for example, some detail that can make your home original and interesting. In this regard, have you thought that perhaps placing a few heads here and there could be for you, right? If that’s the case, don’t worry: in this guide, I’ll show you how to get it done with a few simple steps.

In this tutorial, I will show you, in fact, how to get heads in Minecraft. These are undoubtedly very intriguing decorative elements and, if used in the right way, they allow you to create very original and pleasing to the eye details. Plus, you can get another player’s head, so they’re also a great way to prank some friends!

Well, is everything ready? Then it’s time to get to work: sit comfortably and get ready to learn how to collect the heads of the players you admire most, or to play some nice jokes: the choice is up to you! At this point, I wish you a good read and, above all, a lot of fun!


  • How to get Minecraft heads
    • How to get mob heads in Minecraft
    • How to get player heads in Minecraft
    • How to get YouTubers heads in Minecraft
    • How to have your own heads in Minecraft
    • How to make heads in Minecraft

How to get Minecraft heads

Before we actually explain how to get heads in Minecraft, there is some information you need to be aware of.

First, in case you were wondering, the method I’m about to show you is fully functional for the Java Edition of Minecraft, which is the version of the game only available on PC. As for the Bedrock Edition, that is the version of Minecraft available on consoles, mobile devices and Windows 10 and later, unfortunately, I must warn you that it is not possible to get the heads of other players or of yourself, as it is a feature that has become exclusive to the Java Edition. The other heads, on the other hand, are available (in any case, in each chapter I will show you precisely the versions of Minecraft compatible with the illustrated procedure).

You should also know that it is only possible to obtain the heads of users who have purchased the original Minecraft game. This means that if you are trying to get the head of a player using Minecraft with an alternative or non-original launcher, you will not be able to do so.

Finally, as you may have guessed after what I told you a moment ago, in order for a player’s skin to load within your game, you must have an active internet connection: without that, the heads will not show the skin. of the player in question, but that typical base of Steve or Alex. Is everything clear so far? Well, then I’d say we can proceed.

How to get mob heads in Minecraft

To get mob heads in Minecraft there are two methods, depending on what you need. It is possible, in fact, to get them both in Survival mode and by using cheats.

In Survival mode, the mob heads that can be obtained are 5 and they are the following for both the Java Edition and the Bedrock Edition.

  • Skeleton Skull– obtainable by causing a Skeleton to die by exploding a charged Creeper.
  • Creeper Head– obtainable by causing a Creeper to die with the explosion of a Charged Creeper.
  • Zombie Head– obtainable by causing a Zombie to die with the explosion of a loaded Creeper.
  • Wither Skeleton Skull– Obtained by killing a Wither Skeleton by exploding a charged Creeper. There is also a small chance to get it by directly killing a Wither Skeleton.
  • Dragon Head– randomly generated on End Ships (Java Edition exclusive feature).

An alternative method of getting the heads I just showed you, as I mentioned earlier, is to use cheats. To be able to do this, however, make sure you are in a Minecraft world where you can use them. If you don’t know how to check it, I invite you to consult my guide where I show you how to activate the cheats on Minecraft.

Once this is done, the heads are available directly within the Creative Mode inventory. Precisely, as regards the Java Edition, the heads are in the Decorations category, while for the Bedrock Edition it is necessary to search for them in the Search tab with their name.

The heads can also be obtained by means of commands (exclusively for the Java Edition ). To do that, you open the chat by pressing the T key on your keyboard and type the following command: /give @p ID. The ID field should be replaced with the head code, which varies depending on the mob you choose.

You can view the IDs of all the mob heads obtainable below.

  • Skeleton skull– Minecraft: skeleton_skull
  • Creeper head– Minecraft: creeper_head
  • Zombie head– Minecraft: zombie_head
  • Wither skeleton skull– Minecraft: wither_skeleton_skull
  • Dragon head– Minecraft: dragon_head

Another interesting feature, always exclusive to the Java Edition, is the ability to use the heads of other players who have the skins of the missing mobs among the heads currently available in Minecraft, such as Spiders, Slimes or Endermans. In fact, special accounts were created that kept the skins of various mobs present in the game, so that you can always rely on them if you needed additional mob heads.

To get them, as I mentioned in the previous chapter, you need to have an active Internet connection. Once you have picked this, the command to type in chat as follows: /give @p Minecraft:player_head{SkullOwner:“NOME DEL GIOCATORE”}. The PLAYER NAME field should be replaced with the name of the user who owns the skin of the mob you are interested in. You can see the full list of mobs available on the official Minecraft wiki.

How to get player heads in Minecraft

In the Java Edition of Minecraft it is possible to get the heads of other players through a simple command, so in any world that has the tricks activated. Plus, you can safely use this method even in Single Player mode – all you need is an active internet connection while you’re in the game.

The command is the same one that I showed you in the previous chapter, namely the following: /give @p Minecraft:player_head{SkullOwner:“NOME DEL GIOCATORE”}. Again, the PLAYER NAME field must be replaced with the name of the user whose head you want to get.

As I have already mentioned to you in the course of this guide, make sure that the player in question has an original copy of Minecraft, otherwise, the game will not detect their skin. Also, be careful to spell the name of the user in question correctly, especially with regard to any capital letters or special characters.

How to get YouTubers heads in Minecraft

You will surely have guessed, by reading this tutorial, that it is also possible to get YouTuber’s heads. The process is similar to what I explained to you in the previous chapter, so all you have to do is find out the name of the YouTubers you are interested in. Obviously, even in this case, it is possible to have YouTuber heads only in the Java Edition.

The methods of knowing the name of YouTubers in Minecraft vary from situation to situation, as there may be some who have never shown their name within the game. In any case, I advise you to pay particular attention to the videos of the YouTubers whose Minecraft heads interest you, since you could run into a movie in which they talk about it or where they show their name on Minecraft.

Another thing I recommend you do, always in the YouTuber videos, is to look for someone who has collaborated within Minecraft with the YouTuber you are interested in. If they have played Multiplayer together during a video, simply search for the YouTuber you are interested in in the video.

The last resort you can use is to ask friends or on social media, if they know the name of the YouTuber you are looking for in Minecraft. A great place where you can ask these kinds of questions is Reddit, a kind of “mega-forum” on the most disparate topics, full of users who help each other with any type of matter.

How to have your own heads in Minecraft

If you want to know how to have your own head on Minecraft, I reassure you by telling you that even in this case the procedure is identical to the previous chapters (so this too is exclusive to the Java version ). All you have to do is enter your name inside the command to give you the head.

Open, then, the game chat by pressing the T and type the following command: /give @p Minecraft:player_head{SkullOwner:“NOME DEL GIOCATORE”}. At this point, just replace the PLAYER NAME part with your Minecraft account name.

Obviously, the premises I made to you earlier in this guide also apply to you: if you don’t have an internet connection or an original Minecraft account, you won’t be able to get your head with your skin.

How to make heads in Minecraft

Are you looking for more unique heads to add to your Minecraft world in the Java Edition? Then you might think about resorting to using custom heads. There are, in fact, various sites that contain hundreds of heads to choose from.

Before we walk you through the process, though, you need to know that you need a Command Block, as normal commands won’t work in this case. If you don’t know how to get it, then I invite you to consult my guide where I explain how to get the Command Block on Minecraft.

Also, to get custom heads you need to search for them online, so I invite you to pay attention to the sites you visit in advance, as you could run into web pages containing malware. If you want to know more to protect yourself from dangerous sites, I invite you to read my guide where I show you how to understand if a site is safe.

Once you have taken the necessary preliminary steps, search on Google for custom head Minecraft, take a look at the sites that appear and choose the one containing the heads that you like best.

After choosing the head you want to insert into your world, copy the appropriate code that is provided to you by the site, then go back into Minecraft and place a Command Block on the ground and right-click on it to open the console. After that, press the key combination CTRL + V (or cmd + v if you are using a Mac ) and then click on the Done button.

The last remaining step is to activate the Command Block. To do this, place a Button on the block and right-click on it to activate it. If you have done all the steps correctly, you should find the head of your choice in your inventory. That’s all! Easy, right?

Since the process is very simple, it is very convenient to use the custom heads to decorate your home or to add some details. The sites of this kind, in fact, are full of different and original heads, so it is possible to find anything inside!


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