20 Best Minecraft Texture Packs (2024)

Minecraft is famous for its blocky, pixelated worlds that provide a unique gameplay experience to the players. Community members also make texture packs that let you change the look and feel of the world for a different experience. These don’t exactly change how you play the game, but their visual impact is powerful nonetheless. With that said, let’s look at some of the best Minecraft texture packs in 2024.

Realistic Packs

If you have a system that can take Minecraft to its highest visual levels, these packs might quickly become your favorite. They add super realistic details to Minecraft, so if you’re interested, check these out.

1. ModernArch

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If you’ve been a long-time Minecraft player, this pack will blow your mind. ModernArch brings extremely detailed and beautiful textures to the game. You can clearly see all the logs’ bark cracks and growth rings, each blade of grass, and even every single tiny pebble in a gravel block. As the name suggests, those textures are also done in a modern style inspired by modern technology and era.

One of the coolest-looking textures is the modern iron door, with the furnace and redstone dust being replaced by cables. Not all vanilla blocks have unique textures, but many natural ones do. So, exploring a dense jungle biome in Minecraft is rather disorienting and even difficult. To make this pack even better, try using some shaders in Minecraft 1.20.

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2. Misa’s Realistic

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If we already mentioned realistic texture packs, we cannot skip the unbelievable Misa’s Realistic. This amazing pack adds high-resolution textures that all have darker and more desaturated colors than the vanilla game. This way, players can play for longer periods without the art being too harsh on the eyes.

Every block is designed in a way that it is clearly visible what it is made of. Although the textures look completely different from the vanilla ones, the same theme hasn’t been drastically changed. For this texture pack to work as intended, you must install OptiFine.

Download Misa’s Realistic

Cartoon/Cute Packs

Let’s now look at some fun cartoonish texture packs for this blocky game. The whole point of these packs is to make your game look cute and more enjoyable.

3. Tooniverse

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This entry on our list is my personal favorite. It mostly simplifies vanilla’s textures and adds a lovable, sweet cartoon feel to them. The bright and vibrant colors stand out and make you feel like you are in a dream world. However, blocks were not the only ones to get a makeover.

Some Minecraft mobs, like axolotls, have been modified and given an even cuter appearance with big eyes. Also, just look at the paintings, items, and the glazed terracotta block. This texture pack’s details and beautiful, colorful vibe makes it truly one of the best.

Download Tooniverse

4. Bare Bones

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Instead of focusing on adding more details and colors, the Bare Bones texture pack reduces the details of vanilla textures in-game. Looking at the image above, you can see that this texture pack uses just a couple of main colors for each texture.

This way, everything looks simpler and even more cartoonish. This effect is extremely pleasing and is proof that sometimes less is better.

Download Bare Bones

5. Rodrigo’s Pack

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This soft-styled texture pack not only makes your world a lot rubber-style but also provides a performance boost with its minimal blocks. Rodrigo’s Pack has 8 x 8 blocks, but you won’t feel them lowering your quality.

The designers have focused on keeping the Minecraft feel intact while adding a cartoonish layer on top. This makes it one of the most fun packs to play with a performance boost.

Download Rodrigo’s Pack

6. Vividity

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Last but definitely not least, we have the Vividity texture pack. This pack’s name is pretty self-explanatory, as it brings gorgeous, bright, and vibrant new textures to the vanilla game. Once you’ve tried and liked this texture pack, you’re never going back to default textures.

Like a few already mentioned texture packs, Vividity focuses on simplicity and kind of clumps up multiple pixels into a single one. This way, you can clearly see all the details, as they appear large. Plus, an especially amazing job has been done with the shiny, reflective textures like the precious blocks or armor, where you can exceptionally enjoy the cartoonish feel.

Download Vividity

Theme-Based Packs

These texture packs are entirely dedicated to specific effects, random fandoms, or just any theme to take Minecraft out of its comfort zone. Each of them brings a world that feels different from the other, and the default Minecraft world.

7. Dandelion X

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Dandelion X is currently one of the most popular and best-available texture packs. It uses a limited color palette for each block, simplifying the textures. Everything has a warm tone, so there are fewer contrasts, and the transitions are smoother.

Even though most blocks have some kind of a cartoonish feel to them, there are some highly detailed textures as well, such as the stunning armor pieces displayed on the armor stands. Mobs have also been changed, to fit in nicely with the new world appearance. OptiFine is not required for this texture pack, but it’s highly recommended.

Download Dandelion X

8. Overgrowth

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This texture pack not only makes the game more interesting and realistic but also makes it feel darker at night (see screenshot comparison above). We get scarier entities, a new nether, biome-based creepers, and a lot more upgrades. If you want to see where it goes, you can explore more when you download it.

Download Overgrowth

9. Bloom

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This retro-styled texture pack will take you straight to the days of classic video games, to the time when you didn’t have the liberty to play Contra on your smartphones. The effects, unfortunately, are limited to the world blocks and don’t change the entities.

You will still get a chance to play with the same Minecraft creatures, but in a setting closer to the vibrant retro pixelated world it’s inspired from.

Download Bloom

Medieval Packs

Minecraft building usually tends to focus on the medieval style because most blocks and items create that feel. Texture packs inspired by this style are, therefore, frequently loved and used. So, let’s check out some of the best medieval packs available right now.

10. John Smith Legacy

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This is one of the most up-to-date Minecraft resource packs on the list. That means the effects in this pack have their proper sound effect and cover almost every block in the game, including netherite-based armors and weapons.

You are transported to a world out of the period of European knights. The texture pack makes it easy to see the enemies with the toned-down texture of the world while giving you an overall majestic feel. The funny-looking villagers are just a bonus.

Download John Smith Legacy

11. Excalibur

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This entry on our list of texture packs is a powerful one. It provides a complete medieval adventure within your existing world of Minecraft.

With a claim to replace 99% of in-game textures with a classic theme, this is easily one of the largest texture packs ever. And it even takes the mobs and buildings in your world to the medieval period.

Download Excalibur

12. Mythic

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The Mythic texture pack adds extremely truthful textures that, in some cases, change the block so much that you’re not sure which one it is. Moreover, as you’ll notice quickly, every block has that old-fashioned, rough, and medieval feel to it.

The scary and spooky style is well noticeable in the textures of some paintings, armor pieces, and even mobs. So, try not to scream when you encounter villagers or the Warden because they are especially terrifying.

Download Mythic

Naturistic Packs

The naturalistic packs are there to enhance the biomes and natural features of the Minecraft world.

13. Autumn

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The world of Minecraft doesn’t have any seasons yet. So, this next resource pack brings the amazing cycle of the season to the game. Well, at least for one season.

Replacing the greenery in Minecraft, all the forests and jungles of the game turn brownish-red in color. You can even find traces of autumn in the lush caves, though the effects aren’t as dramatic as the world above.

Download Autumn

14. Amberstone – Realistic Winter Pack

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As the name suggests, this texture pack simply gives us a frozen world. It leads you to the winter that Minecraft has deserved forever. This realistic pack has a variety of features, ranging from biome changes to new plantations.

In many ways, it feels like one of the best Minecraft modpacks, and it only does that by changing the textures.

Download Amberstone Winter Pack

Vanilla-Improving Packs

Sometimes, players don’t want to change Minecraft’s appearance drastically, and that’s completely okay. There are charming features of the vanilla textures in-game. So, these texture packs aim to improve them in any way possible without disorienting the player too much.

15. Stay True

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This texture pack improves the default texture pack by adding more clarity and realism to the game. In simple terms, it breaks the blocky limitations of most textures, like leaves.

With that, the Minecraft world feels more open and free. Fortunately, this texture pack doesn’t do it too much. So, you get a taste of the enchanted world of Minecraft without straying far from its vanilla touch.

Download Stay True

16. Faithful 64x

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The Faithful texture pack doesn’t deviate from the vanilla Minecraft art style at all. The main goal of this pack is to turn the vanilla textures into super detailed ones with high resolution. Block color palettes and designs have not been changed but enhanced and improved.

That’s why you will see so many more block characteristics, such as loom strings, block cracks, shadows, highlights, and others. Moreover, the Faithful texture pack is wholly community-driven, which means your own textures can be implemented, too.

Download Faithful

17. Better Dogs

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Cats in Minecraft have been updated a long time ago. There are eleven in-game cat variants, and even an advancement has been dedicated to taming all of them. What about the dogs? Vanilla Minecraft includes only one dog variant, and it’s a white wolf. If you’ve ever wanted more dog breed variants in the game, the Better Dogs texture pack might be the best choice for you. First of all, it introduces more detailed wolf variants.

When you tame those wolves, they change completely into one of the over 100 different textures. Most well-known breeds are covered, so if you want to know more about them, check out the download page linked below. This texture pack requires OptiFine or Fabric to run. Lucky for you, we already have a guide in place to download and install OptiFine in Minecraft 1.20.

Download Better Dogs

18. Better Vanilla Animals

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The next entry on our list is one of the simplest yet highly effective texture packs. It aims to upgrade the existing vanilla world of Minecraft by improving its mobs.

Changing the texture and appearance of just the animals doesn’t seem like much at first. But in the game, it completely overhauls the experience. Do not forget that we also get some variants of textures.

Download Better Vanilla Animals

X-Ray Packs

X-ray texture packs have a controversial history in the Minecraft community. They allow you to see blocks like diamond ore by turning the rest of the world transparent. While using these packs on some servers can get you banned, it is the ultimate tool for a personal voyage. You shouldn’t miss it on a solo survival adventure.

19. Better X-Ray

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This is one of the most optimized and lightest X-ray packs out there. You can see all the ore blocks as far as your render distance goes. Then, to make them easier to find, the texture pack also highlights the chunk borders of the world.

Download Better X-Ray

20. Visible Ores

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Most X-ray texture packs, in a way, destroy the default world by making all non-essential blocks invisible. But this texture pack is different.

It only makes the ore blocks glow with a rather distinctive border so that they are easier to find, locate, and collect. So, the most rewarding blocks of Minecraft finally glow in their glory.

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Comments 3
  • Nikoleta says:

    Umm… Are the texture packs FREE???

  • Jack says:

    I would recommend to use the „Stay True“ texture pack, because it makes your Minecraft so much more beautiful.
    For pvp use the Bombies 15k pack. But be careful! It’s made for an older version of Minecraft but still works in this version. Love this website

  • Jess says:

    Thank you very much for publishing this article! I can’t wait to try a few of these with my new Omen. Textures like these are the reason why I upgraded to a new laptop with RTX graphics. I LOVED the way you have made it so easy for all of us to see the differences between the base game and the new textures/shaders. Never seen it done this way and I love it!

    Keep up the great work and thanks again ❤️

    Take care!

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