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Minecraft services status checker

MCHeads launched a fork of xPaw's Minecraft services status checker, that can be found here.

Extremely simple avatars

The examples shown below work with all avatar types.

For basic usage just provide an identifier - UUID, username or a Minecraft texture ID:
https://mc-heads.net/avatar/identifier
For size control, add the desired size in pixels after specifying the username:
https://mc-heads.net/avatar/identifier/100
For avatars without the helm element, add /nohelm to the end of any URL:
https://mc-heads.net/avatar/identifier/100/nohelm
And for a URL with a file extension, you can add a .png at the very end of any URL:
https://mc-heads.net/avatar/identifier/100/nohelm.png

8px up to 600px




Isometric Avatars

https://mc-heads.net/head/identifier
https://mc-heads.net/body/identifier

Isometric avatars' facing direction can be changed with a modifier at the end of the URL:
https://mc-heads.net/body/identifier/<left/right>

32px up to 600px



Full body

https://mc-heads.net/player/identifier

8px up to 600px



Combo avatar

https://mc-heads.net/combo/identifier

8px up to 600px



Cape:

https://mc-heads.net/cape/UUID
If the player does not own a cape, an 404 Not Found status code will be returned.


Default skins:

https://mc-heads.net/avatar/MHF_Steve
https://mc-heads.net/avatar/MHF_Alex


Get skin:

https://mc-heads.net/skin/UUID

Download skin:

https://mc-heads.net/download/UUID

Direct skin switch:

https://mc-heads.net/change/UUID

Mojang API:

This endpoint caches requests to the mojang api letting you request a profiles without a rate limit.
Username history is also sent.
Responses are cached for 30 minutes.
https://mc-heads.net/minecraft/profile/Name or UUID
If username/UUID is malformed, a 204 No content status code will be returned.
/signed can be appended to the URL if a texture signature from Mojang is required.


MHF UUIDs:

Mojang has created several accounts with guaranteed static skins to help map makers visualize their creations with said account's heads.
This endpoint attempts to list all of the known and verified MHF UUIDs and their names.
https://mc-heads.net/minecraft/mhf




About Caching

MCHeads caches skins on its servers for 36 hours
Images are also cached client side via cache headers for 36 hours.

Changed skins do not take effect on MCHeads immediately.
MCHeads deletes expired server side cache every 5 minutes.


About Usernames

We strongly advise you to use UUIDs instead of usernames! UUIDs never change while usernames do.
Looking up players by username has officially been deprecated by Mojang ever since UUIDs were introduced.

Malformed usernames are rejected.


About UUIDs

UUIDs may be any valid Mojang UUID in the blank or dashed format.
Malformed UUIDs are rejected, and all features on MCHeads support UUIDs


CORS

MCHeads supports Cross-Origin Resource Sharing, so you can make AJAX request from other sites!


HTTP/2

MCHeads supports HTTP/2, meaning a client can re-use a signle underlying TCP connection to download multiple assets instead of opening a new connection for each one, making the whole process up to 50% faster!
If you are using one of the JSON or avatar endpoints of MCHeads, using HTTP/2 could heavily increase performance in your app.


Attribution

Attribution is not required, but it is encouraged.
If you want to show some support for this (free!) service, place a notice like this somewhere: Thanks to <a href="https://mc-heads.net">MCHeads</a> for providing Minecraft avatars.



Support

To contact us about any issue, please send an E-Mail to support@mc-heads.net, or ask in our Discord server.


Donations

Please donate for the continued support of MCHeads


Most requested usernames

Name Requests
Mister_Fix 693,723
EinfxchLisa 419,203
avdi 364,653
GelberZauber34 336,635
EinfxchLukas 298,386
RubbaBoy 295,138
ScoutingForSued 286,506
Notch 258,191
DarkEyeDragon 249,293
0385 243,919
unlxqitjoma 224,675
JiNJaProductionz 222,455
DasMaexle 205,881
Creeper 204,877

Who uses MCHeads

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BDcraft.net
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heads.freshcoal.com
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Tools

VanillaForums avatars plugin
VanillaForums heads plugin
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