When it comes to Minecraft, creativity is all that the game is about. Being able to fully customize your world to your liking. If you are looking to further change your world, beyond the games standard capabilities, with different shades and lights, then you are at the right place.

In this article we will talk about Minecraft shaders. What are shaders, what they do, along with a list of some of the best Minecraft Shaders out there.

So without any further ado, let’s dive right into it.

What are Shaders in Minecraft?

Shaders are programs that changes the pixel rendering and enhance the game’s visuals. Minecraft, does have its own shaders but there are many authors out there who have released their own custom Shaders. Players can use those Shaders via Optifine and Forge.

How you can install Shaders

  • First of all you need to download Optifine or Forge.
  • Go to Minecraft\Instance directory and look for the mods folder.
  • Put the Optifine or Forge .jar file into the folder.
  • Once you’ve downloaded your favorite shader pack file, put those files into shaderpacks folder (do not extract the files).
  • Open Minecraft and go to Shaders (Options→Video Settings→ Shaders). There you’ll see a list with all the available shaders, just click on the one that you want to load.
  • Start your game.

List of Best Minecraft Shaders

There’s no such thing as ‘Best Minecraft Shaders’ per say, because it’s simply a matter of personal preference. Some people like X style, other people like Y style and so on. With that being said, we’ve put together a list that will cover a variety of different styles and hopefully you can find the shader that suits your style.


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Oceano Shaders 3.0

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Continuum 2.1

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Beyond Belief Shaders

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In order to use these shaders, you are going to need to install Optifine and follow the instructions we’ve provided above.

What do you think about these Minecraft Shaders? Is there something that we’ve missed? Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section down below!

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