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What is the Minecraft "Doomed To Fall" Death Message?

Posted on by justin
When players die online in Minecraft, the game will generate death messages to describe the event that appears in the game’s chat box. The news comes in different forms, and while some are self-explanatory, one stands out as a particularly intriguing sight - the “doomed to fall” death message. So what does the doomed to fall death message mean? Read on as we cover every iteration of this Minecraft death message and what they mean for the demise of players.

What is the Doomed To Fall Death Message in Minecraft?

Minecraft doomed to fall Introduced in snapshot 13w05a, the doomed to fall message in Minecraft typically appears when a player dies from falling from a height greater than five blocks. But it can also trigger when a player takes damage before falling. This death message will then change slightly depending on the main cause of death.

<player> was doomed to fall

This death message appears when a player takes environmental damage that isn’t void damage before dying from falling from a height greater than five blocks. This message won’t appear if an entity pushes the player from a cliff or ledge.

<player> was doomed to fall by <player/mob>

This death message appears when a player takes damage caused by any entity, resulting in a fatal fall. By entity, it means any player, mob, object, or in-game element that lead to the fall. Some examples of in-game entities are:
  • Arrows
  • Trident
  • Fireballs
  • Firework Rockets
  • TNTs
  • Falling blocks
  • Lightning bolts
  • Thrown snowballs
  • Eggs
  • Wither skulls
  • Shulker bullets
  • Llama spits

<player> was doomed to fall by <player/mob> using <item>

This “doomed to fall” message appears in the chat box if a player takes direct or indirect damage by a player or mob using a named item, which leads to a fatal fall. Note: Administrators can remove death messages, including the “doomed to fall” variants, from appearing in the chat box using the command “showDeathMessages” (without the quotes). Minecraft Server
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