Murder Mystery is a 16-player gamemode where one person may be assigned three roles: Innocent (14 players), Detective (1 player), or Murderer (1 player). Each role has a different objective. Innocents must try to survive as long as possible. The Detective must find and shoot the Murderer with their bow. The Murderer must try to kill all of the other players without getting shot or running out of time. 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.
In Classic Mode on Murder Mystery, players take on the role of Murderer, Detective, or Innocent. The Murderer must be sneaky and try to kill as many people as he can without being caught or killed. The Detective and Innocents must work together to protect each other and try to figure out who the murderer is.
Assassins is a mode that completely changes the core gameplay of Murder Mystery. In Assassins Mode, all players are Assassins and have a sword. After the start of the game, you'll receive a map-based Wanted Poster showing you who your target is. You must track and kill this player to earn points.
If you successfully kill your bounty, you'll be assigned another one - just check the map again. (Your target's target will be passed on to you once you kill them). Watch out though - you are someone else's target and they will be trying to kill you. If your Assassin is near you, your 'heartbeat' will increase on-screen. You can kill your assassin, resulting in a new assassin. If you attack anyone other than your target or assassin, you will be stunned and unable to attack for several seconds. Be one of the last 2 players to survive to win.
You will be given a random identity at the start of the game. The 16 identities include 8 girls (Tania, Simone, Alex, Vinny, Robyn, Dany, Sam and Eli) and 8 boys (Bruce, Bobby, Ben, Josh, Aaron, Tim, Connor and Nick). The player's real username will not be taken into consideration, neither will the player's skin's gender or species.
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.
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
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/One Arrow (All maps): Costs 10 Gold (automatically given to the player when 10 Gold is acquired), used to shoot the Murderer and kill him/her.
Bow/One Arrow (Assassins Mode): Costs 5 Gold (automatically given to the player when 5 Gold is acquired), used to shoot your assassin or target and kill him/her.
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 150 points. If they shoot the Murderer with a bow and kill him/her, 200 points will be gained.
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 200 points if he/she kills the Murderer, and 100 points for each Innocent that is alive after the Murderer is killed.
The Murderer receives a knife. It can be used to kill innocents, either by left clicking when they are within the knife's range or by right clicking and throwing the knife. The Murderer gains 100 points 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.
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 . This video shows the unique feature of the map Ancient Tomb, which is an altar to Kali, a Hindu goddess. This 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)|
|Archives||Gift to the Gods||1|
|Cruise Ship||Whack Me||1|
|Transport V2||Shield Generator||3|
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:
Murder Mystery Shop Edit
Loot Chests Edit
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.
Projectile Trails Edit
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|
|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|
|Hearts||Selects the Hearts Projectile Trail.||Legendary|
|Rainbow||Selects the Rainbow Projectile Trail.||Legendary|
|Random||Selects the Random Projectile Trail.||Legendary|
Victory Dances Edit
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|
|Wither Rider||Ride a Wither straight from the end - click to shoot Wither Skulls.||Epic|
|Rainbow Dolly||Spawn Dolly the sheep. When you hit Dolly, she clones herself.||Epic|
|Twerk Apocalypse||Spawn tons more of yourself and have them twerk.||Legendary|
Last Words change the words that display above your corpse on death.
|RAGE||PICK THIS IF YOU NEVER RAGE.||Common|
|Philosophy||To buy or not to buy.||Common|
|Glutton||Remind everyone how much you like food.||Common|
|Mr. Obvious||State the obvious.||Common|
|Condescending||Make people hate you even after you died through these condescending remarks.||Rare|
|Protips||Show off your mastery of the game by teaching others some useful tips.||Rare|
|cRyBAbY||plz pick me plz will you?||Epic|
|Hypixel Fan||Show everyone how much of a fan you are.||Epic|
|Death Count||Proudly display how many times you died in murder mystery.||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|
|Stick with a Hat||A gentleman's weapon.||Rare|
|Blaze Rod||Some say this is a blaze's spine.||Rare|
|Carrot on a Stick||Truly a silent assassin's weapon.||Epic|
|Big Bone||Taken from one of your past victims.||Epic|
|VIP Gold Sword||Show off your VIP rank with this fancy golden sword.||Legendary|
|MVP Diamond Sword||Show off your MVP rank with this marvelous diamond sword.||Legendary|
|Reaper Scythe||Nothing says "don't mess with me" like cutting someone in half with farmer tools.||Legendary|
- Main article: Murder Mystery Kill Notes
Kill notes are custom images which are displayed to players that you kill.
A range of gesturesyou can use in-game by typing out /gesture 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|
|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|
Quests & Challenges Edit
|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|