Is there any command in Minecraft where I can change my username in the chat, tab and my name tag above my skin? And no I'm not noob, I know I can change it on mojangs service, what I mean is like I'm creating a minigame using command blocks and someone is Herobrine then their display name will change to Herobrine. (The UUID is still the same for this player)

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    This is not possible in Vanilla Minecraft, but I'm sure that plugins like Essentials have commands that are usable in command blocks that change your name. (They don't actually change your global username, but rather act as a nickname on the server you are playing on.)
    – GiantTree
    May 12, 2015 at 18:55
  • @GiantTree Essentials commands are, last I heard, not usable in command blocks. However, they can easily be used ingame: /nick <nickname>
    – 2xedo
    May 12, 2015 at 19:13

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There is no command to change a player's name.

As a workaround, you could fake it by hiding the player's name whilst teleporting a named entity onto them.

To hide a player's name tag, put them on a separate team and change the nametagVisibility option:

/team add HerobrineTeam
/team modify HerobrineTeam nametagVisibility never

Then summon a named entity, such as a marker armorstand:

/summon armor_stand ~ ~ ~ {CustomName:'"Herobrine"',CustomNameVisible:1b,Marker:1b,Invisible:1b}

You can teleport that entity to the player on a clock with something like:

/execute at @p[team=HerobrineTeam] run tp @e[type=armor_stand,name=Herobrine] ~ ~1.7 ~
  • That's a great work around for something so useful.
    – Aaron128l
    May 13, 2015 at 14:55
  • Problem, the armorstand spawns in the ground, under my foots, why? May 13, 2015 at 16:40
  • @MinecraftDoge Teleport it upwards to the offset you want.
    – SirBenet
    May 13, 2015 at 17:40
  • You can also spawn them directly at the player using /execute, if you're familiar with that. Not sure if it's the case, but it might be actually cleaner to repeatedly kill the armor stand and spawn a new one at the player's location. Probably depends on the case which one is better.
    – Egor Hans
    Aug 17, 2017 at 15:33
  • Will this cause lag?
    – WarpPrime
    Aug 11, 2020 at 16:11

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