One of the main arguments in the Java vs. Bedrock war (which took place before Mojang started distributing both copies to everyone who bought one) was that Java was far more customizable than Bedrock. But now Bedrock has taken a new level of customization with powerful community-created skins and add-ons that can modify the game’s behavior and content.
If you think Minecraft Bedrock’s addons are all just crafting recipes or behavior changes for vanilla resources, then you’ve got another thing to do. Bedrock’s addon community has put a lot of effort into creating powerful modifications that can be game-changing or immersive, just like Minecraft Java’s modifications.
Updated by Ja Vaughn Marshall on May 18, 2023: With the 1.20.0 update, content like Sniffers, Camels, and Archeology were finally added to the game, breathing new life into Minecraft’s gameplay loop. -The modifications you make only grow, waiting for you to come and play while you wait. The best of the well-maintained add-ons available are those that add new mechanics, mobs, and even entire extensions of the vanilla system that feel like official additions rather than modified content. Best of all, you can install them all with just one click.
15 simpler structure
Finding structures is one of the most satisfying parts of the Minecraft experience. Nothing compares to the feeling of discovering an abandoned mine after a long day exploring damp caves. But if you’ve played Minecraft enough to see everything, iKorbon’s More Simple Structures are a great way to shake things up.
This addon introduces new structured cavalry, as well as mobs, food, and functional block types. All of this content was created to feel as vanilla as possible while increasing the variety of locations in the world without changing the core gameplay too much.
14 portal gun
Amon28’s Portal Gun add-on showcases how powerful Minecraft Bedrock’s custom content can be, boasting recreations of items and structures from the Portal universe that match the style of Minecraft while at the same time not losing the spirit of the original design.
The best achievement of this addon is its named item. Portal guns are fully functional and come in different flavors that change the color and style of your portal shots. You can use any structure included in the pack to create a base entrance, a system to hide your most valuable possessions, or a custom test chamber you need to complete a Portal Gun.
The vastness of the Minecraft sandbox is usually hit or miss. While many enjoy the added challenge of navigating the world with limited information, some are overwhelmed by how easily they can get lost. If you have trouble moving more than a few feet from your base, O CHETTY O’s waypoint add-on will help.
Waypoints can be accessed through crafted books made of complex materials so as not to interfere with early game progress. Less getting lost with the process.
12 Funnycraft 3D Blocks
Furniture is one of the features Minecraft developers said they would never add. That said, if you want custom furniture, your only hope is to have it modified. Thankfully, ROBERTGAMER69 introduced the Furnicraft 3D block add-on, so you’ll never have to go without it.
This addon contains an avalanche of seating elements, light sources and decorations that can make any house, town or country you build look classy and interesting. There’s even a crafting table where you can make these designs as easy as pumpkin pie to bring them to life.
Tired of the 6 standard tool types? Do you think it makes no sense that you can’t make tools out of copper? Want a new wave of materials to fill your Minecraft cave? Then SorYPMod’s additional tools are for you. This addon includes hundreds of new tools that feel like plucked straight from the upcoming update.
New tool types introduce more powerful weapons than swords, such as hammers and battle axes. Additionally, this addon provides a whole new type of armor for every new material, giving you more options when preparing for battle against the Warden.
10 surf folk rock
If you’ve ever felt like you’re missing out on Java’s Pixelmon, fear no more. Zacek el Serpentín covers you with the Serp Pokedrock addon, bringing Pokemon and Pokemon themed buildings to the modern world. We’ve also added Professor Oak to start your new Pokemon adventure.
But don’t think all of this is limited to Pokémon. There are also NPCs in this addon. Team Rocket will roam the world looking for a fight, so prepare your best team and give it a chance. Also included are new roles for nitwit villagers who trade battle badges and coins for useful items.
9 Vampire Craft – Thirst for Blood
Vampire Craft – Thirst For Blood (by pedro_denovoZ) is an addon that introduces you to powerful vampire and werewolf transformations, each capable of using them in your quest to survive and defeat the Ender Dragon. There are a few polished issues, but the overall package is very appealing thanks to a slew of features and functions that can shake up your life as a nocturnal vampire.
As you progress, you’ll unlock abilities through blood bottles and certain items dropped by rare mobs. At first you may stumble and burn in the sunlight, but when it’s all over, you’ll eventually become the lord of all vampires.
8 mutant creature
The original Java Mutant Creatures mod was a fairly terrifying experience, with mutated creatures roaming the world, posing a constant threat to any surviving players they crossed. Unfortunately JujuStyle7 applied the Mod to Bedrock as a Mutant Creatures addon. It includes the original beasts as well as new horrors to make life more stressful.
The new addition is rather faithful to the original style of the Mutant Creatures mod, transforming Piglins and Zombie Piglins into the image of Mutant Zombie and bringing in the beloved Mutant version of the Axolotl. Thankfully, there are also new mutant friends to help you survive in the form of the Mutant Wolf and Mutant Iron Golem.
7 world animals
Sometimes all you need is a more dynamic and interesting world, one that will surprise you just as much as a vanilla overworld on your first playthrough. That’s where ArathNido’s World Animals comes in. This addon does exactly what it says on the package, adding animals from all over the world to your Minecraft environment.
The number of wild animals this addon introduces is staggering, but the real benefit is the tamable animals you can ride and take on your adventures. You can kill them if you don’t have a soul, but be careful. These animals can bite back.
6 star wars vehicles
Star Wars has some of the coolest vehicles in media, so it’s hard to blame anyone for wanting to ride them. The Star Wars Vehicle add-on from Treeminator Creations lets you port iconic (and less iconic) vehicles from everyone’s favorite tales of space wizards.
The vehicles in this addon are all from the Clone Wars era, so don’t look for X-Wings or Tie Fighters. Still, there are a variety of cool vehicles worth riding here. One of the coolest is the AT-RT, a bipedal vehicle that can take you wherever you want to go.
5 Relighting (or dynamic lighting)
We recommend that you use all dynamic lighting modes regardless of which version you are using. The ability to save resources just by holding a torch is a feature that should already be in Minecraft, which is why there are so many dynamic lighting add-ons available in the current edition of Bedrock. One of the most popular and consistent products is XG’s Reallight.
It’s hard to overstate how useful the dynamic lighting add-on is for caving. Throwing a light source will light up the area it occupies. This means you can throw a torch into a pit to learn the depth and level of danger. It can also keep the area where items drop on death lit up for you to find.
4 true backpack
If you’re having trouble getting to the point where you can hold multiple shulker boxes at once, TrueCowboy’s True Backpack is a very low-level way to manage your inventory. Thankfully it doesn’t require a chest slot to wear. It is an item that can be taken out and carried from the floor like a chest or when worn on the back.
Items like buckets and fishing rods can be stored and stored in the backpack’s UI slots and displayed on the backpack model. As the game progresses, you can create different types of backpacks that are more useful.
three Strat’s Food Expansion
Food and its preparation are a fairly underdeveloped aspect of Minecraft, boiling over with growing crops, mindlessly shoving them into the oven, and collecting massive stockpiles of the same four-meal by mid-game. But with Stratospheer’s Strat’s Food Expansion, you can finally make your dream of becoming a world-class chef come true (in Minecraft, of course).
Besides adding new foods, Strat’s Food Expansion makes cooking more complex overall. For any Minecraft veteran, the change to bread will be the most shocking. Instead of attaching wheat to the crafting table, you now have to grind it to make dough. If you’re looking for a more complex food experience, this addon is for you.
2 item physics
Let’s get one thing straight: item physics are just fun. Any fan of Half-Life or Garry’s Mod can tell you that. If you like games where you can throw items and watch them flap, then Coptaine’s Item Physics add-on is for you.
Just remember that if you install this addon you will be out of luck when items fall over the lava. One wrong hit with your pickaxe and your precious diamonds will say goodbye, so use lots of scaffolding on your mining expeditions.
One connected glass
Creativity with glass can be a bit limited, as a reminder that every block is working with a piece of glass rather than a coherent sheet glass. It can be very frustrating as a builder, especially if you are trying to keep a modern look. Habib_Anwash’s Connected Glass solves that problem with a new type of glass that looks beautiful and consistent on every build.
Glass blocks of different colors do not mix sadly, but it can lead to some interesting designs by utilizing unconnected and newly connected glass blocks. The effect also works with windows, so you can create it by mixing and matching textured glass walls with dents and cracks along their surfaces.
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