Murder Mystery is a minigame where every player is assigned one of three roles: Innocent, Detective, or Murderer. Roles may differ depending on the mode. Each role has a different objective. In the classic modes, Innocents must try to survive as long as possible without getting murdered, the Detective must find and shoot the Murderer with their bow, and the Murderer must try to kill all of the other players without getting shot before time runs out. Gold randomly spawns around the map, and it can be used to earn certain items. Each person has a certain chance of being the Murderer or the Detective. These chances are shown in the waiting lobby.
- 1 Modes
- 2 Gameplay
- 3 Maps
- 4 Murder Mystery Shop
- 5 Quests & Challenges
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Sources
- 8 Comments
In Classic Mode, players take on the role of Murderer, Detective, or Innocent. The Murderer must kill as many innocents as possible without being killed. The Detective and Innocents must work together to protect each other and figure out who the murderer is before time runs out.
Double Up is a variation of Classic mode, released on March 17th, 2019. Double Up has 2 Murderers, 2 Detectives, and 20 Innocents. Double Up is similar to Classic mode, with the addition of a command for the two murderers to talk with each other.
Assassins is a mode where all players are assassins and have a sword. Each assassin receives a kill contract (or a wanted poster) showing their target's name and skin, who they must kill to receive a new target. Assassins can also kill their own assassins. When an assassin is near a target, the target will be notified with a beating heart symbol and sound. The last two assassins standing will win the game and be listed by their kills.
Random identities are assigned to each player who joins. The 16 identities include 8 girls (Tania, Simone, Alex, Vinny, Robyn, Dany, Sam, Eli) and 8 boys (Bruce, Bobby, Ben, Josh, Aaron, Tim, Connor, Nick).
Infection V2 is an updated rendition of Infection V1. Unlike V1, which was purely survival-based, Infection V2 features an Alpha, who is randomly chosen at the start of the game to infect others. The Alpha appears similar to a standard player, though they wield a sword. When the Alpha kills someone, they become an Infected player. Unlike V1, Infected can gain the ability to throw their swords once they reach 10 gold in a single life. Infected infinitely respawn as long as the Alpha is still alive. However, once the Alpha is killed once, they are exposed as an Alpha until their next death, where they can no longer respawn. Once that happens, the Infected lose their respawn ability and can only die once.
Hardcore was one of the three modes at Murder Mystery's launch. Functionally, it was identical to Classic save for two major differences.
- All skins were replaced with the skins from Assassins.
- Parties were not allowed.
Hardcore was removed on January 9th, 2018.
Players are divided into 2 teams - Sheriffs (Blue) and Outlaws (Red). Players have bows and can shoot other players (like other MM modes). When you kill an enemy team member your team gets +1 points. The person who is killed respawns elsewhere on the map after a few seconds. First team to 30 kills or the team with the most kills by the game's end wins.
Showdown was removed on March 17th, 2019.
In Infection mode, there are 16 Survivors. After a few seconds, one of the Survivors is selected randomly and becomes Infected. Survivors have a Bow and arrow, Infected have swords. The Infected player must spread the infection by finding and killing any remaining survivors.
Every time a Survivor is killed by an Infected, they respawn as an Infected - growing the Infected's numbers. If a Survivor kills an Infected, the Infected respawns somewhere on the map - the Infected don't stop coming. Infected move faster and jump higher than Survivors. They cannot throw their swords.
Infected also have a green particle effect and the same skin. The Survivors bow has a cooldown, so be careful with those shots. All Survivors have helmets on to help differentiate (these have no gameplay effect). Most map features are still enabled, though some have been disabled or tweaked as they broke the game e.g Kali blessings and curses.
Infection V1 was replaced with an updated version on March 17th, 2019.
Gold is dispersed across the map during a game and can be used to purchase/activate various features on each map. Gold can also be used to buy:
Bow: Costs 10 Gold (5 in Assassins), and is automatically bought when the required amount of Gold is collected. It is used to shoot the Murderer in Classic and Double Up, and to kill your target or assassin in Assassins. It functions as a normal vanilla Minecraft arrow.
Arrows (Infection): Costs 6 Gold, and is exchanged automatically when the required Gold is reached. Only available to Survivors, and awards 24 additional arrows.
Knife Throw (Infection): Costs 10 Gold, and is granted automatically when the required amount of Gold is collected. Allows the Infected to throw their knife, identically to the Murderer in Classic and Double Up.
Map-Specific Features: Extra uses of Gold are specific to each map. See list of Murder Mystery Maps for more information.
Most players are assigned this role. They must survive until the Murderer is killed or runs out of time. Innocents can collect gold, which can be used to buy certain things. Every thirty seconds an Innocent survives, they will gain 12 coins. If they shoot the Murderer with a bow and kill him/her, (number here) coins will be gained. If the murderer kills the innocent, the innocent lose the game. Find the bow for a chance to kill the Murderer.
The Detective starts off with a bow and has unlimited arrows, unlike Innocent players. However, the bow has a short cooldown time before it can be used again. The Detective will gain coins if he/she kills the Murderer, and coins for each Innocent that is alive after the Murderer is killed. If the detective kills the murderer, the detective won the game. If the detective kills the innocent and murderer kills the detective, the detective lose the game
The Murderer receives a knife. It can be used to kill innocents and detective, either by left clicking when they are within the knife's range or by right clicking and throwing the knife. The Murderer gains coins for each Innocent killed, and must kill all of the other players before the time runs out or he/she is shot with a bow. If the murderer kills all of innocents, the murderer won the game.
A role exclusive to the mode Assassins. Unlike Classic, all players spawn as Assassins and play the same role. They receive a knife like Murderers, and use it in the same way. They also have a Kill Contract that displays another player's skin, as well as some information about the crime they committed, (Though this information is cosmetic.) The goal of the Assassins is to kill the player displayed on their Kill Contract. Hitting any player other than the one displayed on your Contract or the player who has you will stun you for a few seconds. Unlike other roles, Assassins get bows at 5 gold rather than 10, though this causes them to be unable to use certain map features.
A role exclusive to Infection, (both V1 and V2.) The Infected have swords, similar to Murderers, but are unable to throw them until they collect 10 gold in a single life. The goal of Infected is to kill as many Survivors as possible. Unlike most other roles, the Infected have infinite lives until the Alpha is eliminated, and can continue to throw themselves at enemies with little concern of getting killed. Infected can be differentiated from Survivors by them having their own skin, not wearing a chestplate (unlike Survivors), and having permanent Speed and Jump Boost. When the Infected kills a player, they will respawn as another Infected.
A role exclusive to Infection V1 and V2. It is largely the same as Innocent, but starts with a bow and a handful of arrows. Unlike Classic, Survivors cannot kill one another, so shooting teammates can be used to determine if they are the Alpha or not. Upon collecting 6 gold, 24 more arrows are awarded. The goal of the Survivor is to detect the Alpha to shoot them two times while defending themselves from any Infected. The Survivors win when either all the Infected and the Alpha are eliminated, or by surviving until time runs out.
A role exclusive to Infection V2. The Alpha plays most similarly to the Murderer from Classic. The Alpha has a sword that they must use to kill Survivors while being sure to avoid being shot and exposed. When the Alpha is killed once, its skin will change to that of an Infected, making it very easy for Survivors to determine your goals. Once the Alpha kills a player, they will respawn as an Infected. Once the Alpha is killed two times, the Alpha will be permanently dead and the Infected will lose their ability to respawn.
Each map has unique features, some of them can be purchased/activated using Gold. You can find detailed information on each feature on the individual map pages. For example, Ancient Tomb's altar to Kali works on a gift/reward system. The more gold you gift to the gods, the better chance you have of being blessed by Kali. This chance is indicated by the swirling smoke above the altar. Red is bad, Green is good while orange-yellow is "not bad".
|Map||Feature||Cost ( Gold)|
|Ancient Tomb||Kali||At least 0|
|Aquarium||Potion||At least 1|
|Archives||Gift to the Gods||1 - 4|
|Archives Top Floor||Instant Transport||5|
|Cruise Ship||Whack Me||1|
|San Peratico||"Break the bridge!"||2|
|Skyway Pier||Magical Ice Cream||2|
|Pond||2 or 3|
|Secret Passage||1 per side|
|Widow's Den||Cobweb Shield||4|
|Potion||At least 1|
In Assassins and Hardcore modes, skins and names are randomized to give them each a special description on their Assassin's kill contract. Instead of a player's real identity, one of the following is assigned to them:
Your player will automatically convert to the proper skin model when playing the appropriate modes.
Changes During Events
- During the yearly Christmas updates, all Murder Mystery modes will have special presents spawn partway into the game, accompanied by a chat message. These presents spawn randomly in any number of preset locations (50 per map total,) and can be collected by clicking on them. Collecting one will award coins based on the rarity. There are four rarities: Common, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. There are also four present skins based on the rarity, although the skin does not always match the actual rarity. It is unknown whether that is a bug.
Murder Mystery Shop
Unlock new in-game cosmetics by opening Loot Chests. Loot Chests can contain Common, Rare, Epic or Legendary cosmetics. Loot chests can be purchased from the Hypixel Store or earned from completing weekly quests or other events.
Some cosmetics can only be purchased or unboxed from Loot Crates during certain events pertaining to the season of the year. Every cosmetic with this restriction costs three times the normal amount of coins.
Previously, there were cosmetics exclusive to bundles in the Hypixel Store. All of these have since been turned into normal seasonal cosmetics.
Projectile Trails change your projectile particle trail effect.
|Slime||Selects the Slime Projectile Trail.||Common|
|Ender||Selects the Ender Projectile Trail.||Common|
|Lava||Selects the Lava Projectile Trail.||Common|
|Potion||Selects the Potion Projectile Trail.||Common|
|Water||Selects the Water Projectile Trail.||Common|
|Black Smoke||Selects the Black Smoke Projectile Trail.||Common|
|White Smoke||Selects the White Smoke Projectile Trail.||Common|
|Notes||Selects the Notes Projectile Trail.||Rare|
|Blue Dust||Selects the Blue Dust Projectile Trail.||Rare|
|Red Dust||Selects the Red Dust Projectile Trail.||Rare|
|Purple Dust||Selects the Purple Dust Projectile Trail.||Rare|
|Snowball||Selects the Snowball Projectile Trail.||Rare|
|Orb||Selects the Orb Projectile Trail.||Rare||Battle Pass: Season 1|
|Lunar Dust||Selects the Lunar Dust Projectile Trail.||Rare||Lunar Chests|
|Fire||Selects the Fire Projectile Trail.||Epic|
|Magic||Selects the Magic Projectile Trail.||Epic|
|Green Star||Selects the Green Star Projectile Trail.||Epic|
|Angry Villager||Selects the Angry Villager Projectile Trail.||Epic|
|Firework||Selects the Firework Projectile Trail.||Epic|
|Bone||Selects the Bone Projectile Trail.||Epic||Spooky Chests|
|Pumpkin Pie||Selects the Pumpkin Pie Projectile Trail.||Epic||Spooky Chests|
|Hoops||Selects the Hoops Projectile Trail.||Epic||Spooky Chests|
|Spooky Wind||Selects the Spooky Wind Projectile Trail.||Epic||Spooky Chests|
|Bubbles||Selects the Bubbles Projectile Trail.||Epic|
|Hearts||Selects the Hearts Projectile Trail.||Legendary|
|Bloody||Selects the Bloody Projectile Trail.
The blood keeps pouring from arrows after hitting
|Rainbow||Selects the Rainbow Projectile Trail.||Legendary|
|Random||Selects the Random Projectile Trail.||Legendary|
|Fiery Wind||Selects the Fiery Wind Projectile Trail.||Legendary|
|Twin Dragon||Selects the Twin Dragon Projectile Trail.||Legendary|
|Magic Wind||Selects the HMagic Wind Projectile Trail.||Legendary||Merry Chests|
|Wingman||Selects the Wingman Projectile Trail.||Legendary||Spooky Chests|
|DNA||Selects the DNA Projectile Trail.||Legendary||Spooky Chests|
|Twisted||Selects the Twisted Projectile Trail.||Legendary||Spooky Chests|
|Merry||Selects the Merry Projectile Trail.||Legendary||Merry Chests|
|Cheese||Selects the Cheese Projectile Trail.||Legendary||Lunar Chests|
Victory Dances change the way that you celebrate when you win a game.
|Fireworks||Celebrate with a splendid fireworks show!||Common|
|Cold Snap||Chill an area around you to absolute zero.||Common|
|Love Aura||Emits twirls of love out of you.||Common|
|Yeehaw||Ride a horse like it's 1876.||Common|
|Meteor Shower||A meteor shower will rain down from the sky.||Rare|
|Guardians||Perform a Guardian summoning ritual.||Rare|
|Night Shift||Set it to day, set it to night, repeat, like a god.||Rare|
|Floating Lanterns||Spawn floating lanterns to brighten up the night.||Rare||Lunar Chests|
|Raining Pigs||The sky will rain with pigs.||Rare||Lunar Chests|
|Wither Rider||Ride a Wither straight from the end - click to shoot Wither Skulls.||Epic|
|Veggy SpringLazor™||Fire a huge Pumpkin Laser that destroys everything in its path! Watch out for the recoil.||Epic|
|Rainbow Dolly||Spawn Dolly the sheep. When you hit Dolly, she clones herself.||Epic|
|Bat Storm||Spawns a swarm of bats around you!||Epic||Spooky Chests|
|Chinese Dragon||Spawns a chinese dragon.||Epic||Lunar Chests|
|Haunted||It's spooky time! This victory dance releases the souls of a bunch of poor players you killed in past games to celebrate your victory.||Legendary||Spooky Chests|
|Twerk Apocalypse||Spawn tons more of yourself and have them twerk.||Legendary|
|Snowman Army||Spawns a snowman army to celebrate your victory.||Legendary||Merry Chests|
|Toy Stick||This humble baton sold at "Sticks R Us" is actually a magic wand. Also, it blows up islands.||Legendary|
|Abominable Snowman||Legendary||Merry Chests|
|Weatherman||A nearby storm strikes lightning all around you!||Legendary||Battle Pass: Season 1|
|Puppy Party||Spawn a hoard of wolves. (I'm gonna fill out a bug report of that typo. -DarkiusMC)||Legendary||Lunar Chests|
Last Words change the words that display above your corpse on death.
|RAGE||PICK THIS IF YOU NEVER RAGE.||WHY ME WTH??
WHO KILLED ME!?!
I DIDN'T DIE I RAGEQUITTED
FIGHT ME IRL
MY DAD WORKS AT HYPIXEL
|Pirate||Yarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr matey.||Some scallywag hit me
Now in a meeting with Davy Jones
The black spot is claimed aye
Stay safe me hearties
|Philosophy||To buy or not to buy.||I'd rather die a meaningful death than live a meaningless life
Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die
One death is a tragedy, 15 is a Murderer win
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
|Glutton||Remind everyone how much you like food.||I like pizza
I like corndogs
I like burgers
I like donuts
I like fries
I like cake
|Mr. Obvious||State the obvious.||I died
I'm not alive
Someone killed me
Fact: You are reading this
|Fashion||OMG, I love your outfit!||This hat was to die for
I'd never be caught dead in double denim
I look drop dead gorgeous
This competition was fierce!
|Condescending||Make people hate you even after you died through these condescending remarks.||Wow good job you just missed the murderer
I probably died because of whoever is reading
That took you long enough
I died but I'm the best so win for me
|Protips||Show off your mastery of the game by teaching others some useful tips.||Protip: Use the minimap to find the detective bow
Protip: Hiding is a legitimate strategy
Protip: Use the map to your advantage
Protip: If you see a murderer, stay calm and run
|Jolly||Get into the festive spirit.||Jingle belled
|Naughty||Someone has been naughty this year.||Someone is getting coal this year
Well well well, look who's on the naughty list
I'm telling Santa!
Trick or Treat!
Let's carve a pumpkin!
Don't eat too much candy!
|Woof||Who's a good boy?!||Arf Arf!
Yip yip yip!
Bow wow wow!
|Relatable||These are so funny and relatable!||I can haz cheesemurder?
snek got booped
Wow much ded, very sad
I don't always die, but when I do I do it with dignity
|cRyBAbY||plz pick me plz will you?||why kill me :'(
kill murderer plz
plz win for me
|Hypixel Fan||Show everyone how much of a fan you are.||I love Hypixel
Hypixel is life
I own a pet sloth
|Meow||Things your cat would say if you stepped on its tail.||MeeeOUUCH
|Trick or Treat||My Halloween costume this year will be a Murderer!||I guess this time it was a trick!
Trick or Treat!
Where is my candy?
Final words: Ghost
I'm going to haunt you!
Am I a ghost?
|Squeak||Yo where's the cheese at?||As quiet as a mouse.
Slipped right by.
I was caught by the tail.
Yo where's the cheese at?
|Rats||Gosh dang it.||Rats, foiled again!
Been there, done rat.
To be, or not to be, rat is the question
My rats are coming for you!
|Death Count||Proudly display how many times you died in murder mystery.||I died X times. :(||Legendary|
|Default Iron Sword||Selecting this option disables your Knife Skin.||Common|
|Cheapo Sword||Nothing wrong with simple living.||Common|
|Stick||A primative man's weapon.||Common|
|Wooden Axe||Might as well just punch the tree.||Common|
|Stake||Can also be used to support plants.||Common||Spooky Chests|
|Chewed Up Bush||Who's been gnawing on thes poor bush?||Common||Lunar Chests|
|Stick with a Hat||A gentleman's weapon.||Rare|
|Blaze Rod||Some say this is a blaze's spine.||Rare|
|Only the Best||The most powerful weapon.||Rare||Merry Chests|
|Feather||Perfect for tickling.||Rare|
|Pumpkin Pie||Delicious and deadly.||Rare||Spooky Chests|
|Healthy Treat||Cut down on those sweets with this red, sparkly, healthy treat!||Rare||Spooky Chests|
|Mouse Trap||Gotta catch that rat.||Rare||Lunar Chests|
|Cheese||Shouldn't leave this lying around, some unwelcome visitors might show up.||Rare||Limited Time Quest|
|Carrot on a Stick||Truly a silent assassin's weapon.||Epic|
|Big Bone||Taken from one of your past victims.||Epic|
|Rudolph's Favorite Snack||Use as a weapon, not as food.||Epic||Merry Chests|
|Sparkly Snack||Looks better than it tastes.||Epic|
|Sweet Treat||Kids will never want to visit your house again.||Epic||Spooky Chests|
|Timber||Cutting trees in style.||Epic|
|VIP Gold Sword||Show off your VIP rank with this fancy golden sword.||Legendary||VIP Rank or higher|
|MVP Diamond Sword||Show off your MVP rank with this marvelous diamond sword.||Legendary||MVP Rank or higher|
|Reaper Scythe||Nothing says "don't mess with me" like cutting someone in half with farmer tools.||Legendary|
|Shears||Not suitable for children.||Legendary|
|Salmon||Something smells fishy here...||Legendary|
|Rudolph's Nose||How'd you even get this?||Legendary||Limited Time Quest|
- Main article: Murder Mystery Kill Notes
Kill notes are custom images which are displayed to players that you kill.
A range of gestures you can use in-game by typing out /gesture or by right clicking on the armor stand in your hotbar to taunt other players.
|Clapping||Congratulate your opponents on a good game with this clapping gesture!||Rare|
|Cool Dance||Own the dance floor with this cool dance gesture!||Rare|
|Goodbye||Wave goodbye to the competition with this gesture.||Rare|
|High Five||Give me five!||Rare|
|Ballet||Dance in style with this ballet gesture!||Rare|
|Karaoke||Sing out of tune with this karaoke gesture!||Rare|
|Possessed||Dance with your inner demons using this gesture!||Rare|
|Snowball Toss||Give someone the cold shoulder!||Rare||Merry Chests|
|Mind Blown||Blow other player's minds with this impressive gesture!||Epic|
|Victory||Celebrate in style by activating this victory pose!||Epic|
|Hype Dance||Place your arms in the air, as if you just do not care.||Epic|
|Wave Dance||Let the music take you away with this wavy dance!||Epic|
|Can Can||Dance like a pro with this Can Can gesture!||Epic|
|Hula||Move your hips like you're in Hawaii with this Hila dance gesture!||Epic|
|Graduation||Celebrate your recent graduation with this cool gesture.||Epic|
|Jump||Jump up, jump up and get down!||Legendary|
|Woop woop woop your way around the dance floor.||Woop woop woop your way around the dance floor.||Legendary|
|Sun||Celebrate summer with this Praise the Sun gesture!||Legendary|
|Treasure||Gather your riches with this Treasure gesture!||Legendary|
|Zombie Dance||The Apocalypse is nigh, blend in with your zombie adversaries with this cool dance.||Legendary|
Animated player heads active in all modes.
|Elf Girl||Epic||Merry Chests|
Special sounds that replace the sound that plays upon death.
|Dinosaur||Plays the Dinosaur Death Cry when you die.||Common||Battle Pass: Season 1|
|Pig||Plays the Pig Death Cry when you die.||Common||Battle Pass: Season 1|
|Sad Puppy||Plays the Sad Puppy Death Cry when you die.||Rare||Merry Chests|
|Grumpy Villager||Plays the Grumpy Villager Death Cry when you die.||Rare||Merry Chests|
|Scurry||Plays the Scurry Death Cry when you die.||Rare||Lunar Chests|
|Grumble||Plays the Grumble Death Cry when you die.||Epic||Battle Pass: Season 1|
|Howl||Plays the Howl Death Cry when you die.||Epic||Lunar Chests|
|Firework||Plays the Firework Death Cry when you die.||Epic||Lunar Chests|
|Dragon Roar||Plays the Dragon Roar Death Cry when you die.||Epic||Lunar Chests||Drama Queen||Plays the Drama Queen Death Cry when you die.||Legendary||Battle Pass: Season 1|
|Rage||Plays the Rage Death Cry when you die.||Legendary||Merry Chests|
Quests & Challenges
|Daily||Winner||Win a game in any mode||2,500 Hypixel Experience|
1,500 Murder Mystery Coins
|Power Play||Kill the murderer or win as murderer in Classic or Hardcore mode||2,500 Hypixel Experience|
1,500 Murder Mystery Coins
|Hitman||Kill 2 targets in Assassins mode||1,500 Hypixel Experience|
1,000 Murder Mystery Coins
|Weekly||Professional||Kill 25 players as murderer in Classic or Hardcore mode||10,000 Hypixel Experience|
5,000 Murder Mystery Coins
|Big Winner||Win 15 games in any mode||10,000 Hypixel Experience|
7,500 Murder Mystery Coins
|Murder Spree||Kill 5 players as the murderer in a single game.||2400 Hypixel Experience|
|Sherlock||Kill the murderer in under 2 minutes as the detective.||2400 Hypixel Experience|
|Hero||Become the hero by killing the murderer as innocent.||2400 Hypixel Experience|
|Serial Killer||Get the most kills in Assassins mode.||2400 Hypixel Experience|
|Killer Instinct||Halloween||Kill 66 targets in Assassins||1 Murder Mystery Spooky Chest
12,000 Hypixel Experience
7,500 Murder Mystery Coins
|Big Time Santa||Christmas||Collect 30 gifts scattered throughout the maps||1,500 Hypixel Experience
10,000 Murder Mystery Coins
1 Murder Mystery Merry Chest
Exclusive Rudolph's Nose Knife Skin
|Lunar New Year||Lunar New Year||Collect 15 mice scattered throughout the maps
Collect 15 cheese scattered throughout the maps
|20,000 Hypixel Experience
10,000 Murder Mystery Coins
1 Murder Mystery Lunar New Year Chest
Exclusive Cheese Knife Skin
- When playing on Minecraft version 1.9 or later, the Classic NPC will have a glowing effect.
- According to former admin Tactful, Murder Mystery will never have a school map.
- The Twerk Apocalypse Victory Dance originally covered the entire map, as shown in a prerelease Twitter video, but was toned down at release.
- The Victory Dances "Magic Toy Stick" and "Veggy Springlazor" originally destroyed the map when activated, but that was removed as it caused bugs when the map was changed.
- It was formerly stated that Murder Mystery would never feature death cries, as it might confuse players and distract from the objective. However, with the release of the first season of the serverwide Battle Pass, four death cries were made available through it.
- Murder Mystery is currently the only mode to have a quest with multiple options for completion.