One of the main arguments in the Java vs. Bedrock war (which happened before Mojang started giving out both copies to anyone who bought either) was that Java was much more customizable than Bedrock. But now, Bedrock has taken customization to a new level with robust community-created skins and add-ons that can change the behavior and content of the game.
If you thought Minecraft Bedrock addons were all simple crafting recipes and vanilla resource behavior changes, then something else happens. Bedrock’s addon community has put a lot of effort into making changes that are as game-changing or immersive as they are Minecraft Java changes.
Updated May 18, 2023 by Ja Vaughn Marshall: The 1.20.0 update finally added sniffers, camels, archeology and more content to the game, breathing new life into the Minecraft gameplay loop. However, the interval between updates seems to be getting longer each year as the number of players increases. – The changes made are only growing and waiting to come play with you while you wait. Some of the most well-maintained addons available add new mechanics, mobs, and even complete expansions of vanilla systems that feel like official additions rather than mod content. The best part is that everything can be installed in 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 wet caves. But if you’ve played enough Minecraft to see it all, iKorbon’s More Simple Structures is a great way to change things up.
This add-on introduces not only an arsenal of new structures, but also mobs, food, and even functional block types. All this content is made to feel as vanilla as possible, increasing the variety of world locations without changing the core gameplay too much.
14 portal gun
The Portal Gun addon by Amon28 shows how robust Minecraft Bedrock custom content can be, boasting reproductions of items and structures from the Portal universe that match the style of Minecraft while maintaining the spirit of the original design. I’m here.
The add-on’s crowning achievement is the item that gives it its name. Portal guns are fully functional and come in different flavors that change the color and style of your portal shots. All the structures in the pack can be used to build an entrance to your base, a concealment system for your most prized possessions, or a custom test chamber where you need to complete a portal gun.
The size of Minecraft’s sandbox is generally hit or miss. While many enjoy the added challenge of navigating the world with limited information, others get lost too easily. If you’re having trouble moving more than a few feet away from your base, O CHETTY O’s Waypoints add-on can save you.
Waypoints are accessed through a crafted book made of complex materials so as not to ruin early game progress. It takes some work if you want the right to mark locations or teleport, but once you have it you can focus on: The process is shortened and you are less likely to get lost.
12 Furnicraft 3D Blocks
Furniture is one of the features that Minecraft developers say they will never add. So if you want custom furniture, your only hope is change. Thankfully, ROBERTGAMER69 introduced his Furnicraft 3D Block addon, which I can’t live without.
This add-on contains an avalanche of seating elements, light sources and decorations that can make any house, town or country you build tasteful and interesting. As easy as a pumpkin pie, there’s also a work table you can build to keep these designs alive.
Bored with your six standard tools? Feel like it doesn’t make sense that copper can’t be machined into tools? Want a wave of new materials to fill your Minecraft caves? Tools are the best. This add-on includes hundreds of new tools straight out of the next update.
A new tool type introduces more powerful weapons than swords, such as hammers and battle axes, to complete the modern look while attacking enemies. Additionally, this add-on offers a brand new type of armor for all new materials, giving you more options when preparing to battle the Warden.
Ten sarp poked rock
If you ever felt like you were missing out on Java’s Pixelmon, worry no more. Zacek el Serpentín has you covered with the Serp Pokedrock addon, bringing Pokémon and Pokémon-themed buildings to your newest world. Dr. Orchid has also been added to start a new Pokémon adventure.
But don’t think this is just limited to Pokemon. This addon also contains NPCs. Team Rocket roams the world in search of battle, so prepare your best team and take on the challenge. Also included is a new role for grumpy villagers who trade combat badges and coins for useful items.
9 Vampire Craft – Bloodthirsty
Vampire Craft – Thirst For Blood by pedro_denovoZ is an addon that introduces powerful vampire and werewolf transformations, each with their own abilities that can be used in quests to survive and defeat the ender dragon. Despite some sophistication, the overall package is very compelling thanks to the multitude of abilities and features included to shake up your life as a nocturnal bloodsucker.
Through progression, abilities can be unlocked through bottles of blood and certain items dropped by rare mobs. At first you may flaring up in the sunlight and tottering, but after it’s all over you’ll be the lord of all vampires.
8 mutant creature
The original Java Mutant Creatures mod was already a pretty terrifying experience, with monstrous creatures roaming the world and posing a constant threat to survival players they encountered. Unfortunately JujuStyle7 adapted this mod of his for Bedrock as his Mutant Creatures addon. This includes not only the original beasts, but new horrors that will make your life even more stressful.
The new addition stays fairly true to the original style of the Mutant Creatures mod, transforming Piglins and Zombie Piglins with mutant zombie imagery to create mutant versions of the beloved Axolotl. Thankfully, we also have new mutated friends to help us survive: Mutant Wolf and Mutant Iron Golem.
7 animals of the world
Sometimes you want a more dynamic and interesting world, one that’s as amazing as the vanilla Overworld experienced in your first playthrough. This is where ArathNido’s World Animals come into play. This addon does exactly what it says on the package and adds animals from all over the world to his Minecraft experience.
The number of wild animals this add-on introduces is staggering, but the real boon is the tamed animals you can ride and take with you on your adventures. You can also kill them if they have no soul, but be careful. These animals may bite back.
6 star wars ride
Star Wars has some of the coolest vehicles in the media. That’s why it’s hard to blame people for trying to walk around on it. Treeminator Creations’ Star Wars Vehicle add-on lets you do just that, porting some of the iconic (and not-so-iconic) vehicles from everyone’s favorite space wizard tale.
The vehicles in this addon are all from the Clone Wars era, so don’t focus on the X-Wing or the Tie Fighter. Still, there are a variety of cool rides worth taking here. One of the coolest vehicles is the AT-RT. The AT-RT is a bipedal land vehicle that can take you anywhere you want to go in style.
Five Reallight (or dynamic lighting)
We recommend using the Dynamic Lighting mod regardless of which version you are using. The ability to save resources just by having a torch is something Minecraft should already have. That’s why there are now so many dynamic lighting addons available in Bedrock edition. One of his most popular and consistent is XG’s Reallight.
I can’t stress enough how useful the dynamic lighting add-on is for caving. Throwing a light source illuminates the area it occupies. This means you can throw a torch into a hole to get an idea of its depth and danger level. You can also light the areas where items drop on death to make them easier to find.
Four true backpack
If you find it difficult to be able to hold multiple shulker boxes at once, TrueCowboy’s True Backpack is a great way to manage your inventory at a low level. Thankfully, you don’t have to pierce your chest. This is a portable item that can be placed on the ground, such as a chest, or accessed while on your back.
Items such as buckets and fishing rods can be stored in the backpack’s UI slots and shown on the backpack’s model. You can also craft different types of backpacks that become more useful as the game progresses.
3 Strat food extension
Food and its preparation is a fairly underdeveloped part of Minecraft, and it boils down to growing crops, mindlessly shoving them in the oven, and amassing a massive stockpile of the same four meals by mid-game. But with Stratospheer’s his Strat’s Food Expansion, you can finally realize your dream of becoming a world-class chef (in Minecraft, of course).
In addition to adding new foods, Strat’s food expansion makes cooking more complex overall. For Minecraft veterans, the changes to bread may be the most shocking. You don’t just stick wheat on your workbench, you have to grind it to make dough. If you’re looking for a more complex dining experience, this is the perfect add-on.
2 Item physics
One thing I want to make clear is that the physics of items is just plain fun. Any fan of Half-Life or Garry’s Mod can say that. If you like games where you can throw items and watch them fly around, the Item Physics addon by Coptaine is perfect for you.
If you install this addon keep in mind that you are probably not so lucky if items drop on top of lava. Make sure to use your scaffolding sparingly on your mining expedition, as one wrong pickaxe step can mean goodbye to precious diamonds.
1 connected glasses
Creativity with glass can be a bit limiting, as every block reminds you that you’re working with a piece of glass rather than a consistent pane of glass. As a builder it can be very frustrating, especially if you are trying to achieve a modern look. His Connected Glass from Habib_Anwash solves the problem with a new type of glass that looks beautiful and consistent in every build.
Unfortunately, different colored glass blocks do not mix, but this can lead to interesting designs utilizing unconnected and newly connected glass blocks. This effect also works on window panes, so you can combine them to create textured glass walls with depressions and cracks along the surface.
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