How To Get An Optifine Cape for Minecraft!

By Nic •  Updated: 11/03/21 •  3 min read

If you want to get an Optifine Cape, this is the article for you! We show you how to get your very own cape with Optifine and everything you need to do make sure you truly have the coolest cape possible. What is an Optifine Cape? Well, it is a cape for Minecraft that will show up for you and anyone else who is using the Optifine mod. This is a way to support Optifine development while getting a truly awesome feature in Minecraft. So, without anymore delay, let's go ahead and get your Optifine cape!

How To Get An Optifine Cape for Minecraft!

Download & Install Optifine in Order To Get Shaders in Minecraft

Step 1) Download & Install Optifine

Obviously, in order to get an Optifine Cape, you will need the Optifine mod. You cannot see the capes if you do not have Optifine installed, so it is super important for you to download and install Optifine before you go through the process of getting a cape. Again the capes will not show up if you do not have Optifine installed. Luckily, we have a complete guide how to download and install Optifine linked here. Go through that tutorial, install Optifine, and come back here to finish getting your cape!

Click here to learn how to download & install Optifine!

Step 2) Purchase Your Optifine Cape

Getting a cape is the best way to support Optifine, and you do need to purchase a cape in order to get one. You can find the Optifine donate page by clicking here. Once you are on the Optifine date page, make sure the check box next to ‘Activate cape for minecraft username is checked' Then, enter in your Minecraft username in the text box. You can click click the dropdown box next to the Optifine Cape preview and select the came you want. You can change this later as well. Finally, click the ‘Paymentwall' button.

You will be taken to a page where you can enter in your email address as well as verify your username is correct. Enter your email and click continue. Go through the purchase process and get your cape from the Optifine mod!

Step 3) Check Out Your Cape in Game

Once your cape is purchased, wait about 5 minutes. Then, jump in game with the Optifine mod installed, and you will have your cape. These can be turned on and off in the Optifine options though. Anyone else who also has Optifine installed by the way will have a cape as well making you be able to show your Optifine pride to every Optifine user!

Step 4) Changing Your Cape

In order to change your cape, open up Minecraft. Then, go to Settings -> Skin Customization -> OptiFine Cape -> Open Cape Editor. You will then be directed into the cape editor page on Optifine's website. From there you can change your cape's design to anything you want. After you save it, wait 5 minutes and the new cape will be in game!

Congratulations! You now know how to get a cape with Optifine mod. If you have any questions about this article, please leave a comment below, and we will try our best to help you out! Otherwise, enjoy your new cape!


I have been playing and modding Minecraft since 2010. In 2014, I started getting interested in creating Minecraft servers and teaching people how to do it online. This led to thousands of videos covering how to do anything and everything in Minecraft!

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