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Best Minecraft Shaders

The best Minecraft shaders

Enhance your Minecraft experience with new graphic packs.

Minecraft’s graphics haven’t changed much its initial release, which is part of the game’s appeal. It makes it more accessible on a variety of platforms. Those who play Minecraft on a PC might want to modify it to spice things up though. A great way to do that is with shaders, which will modify the look of your Minecraft while providing you with the same experience. Here are some of our favorite shaders you can try out.

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Beyond Belief

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The Beyond Belief shader pack provides some of the best water graphics that will make you feel ready to dive straight to the bottom. For those who prefer to embark on ocean adventures in Minecraft, we cannot recommend this shader pack enough. It has plenty of lighting to make you squint your eyes as you sail across the horizon. You might find it difficult to load up on some of your larger servers, but it’ll be worth it every time.

Lagless Shaders

Paolo’s Lagless Shaders is a great choice to enhance your Minecraft game’s graphics without impacting your hardware’s performance, especially if you’re playing on a laptop. It’s perfect for anyone who prefers playing on a simple machine but wants to improve some aspect of their favorite game.

Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders

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For anyone who prefers to meddle with the settings of a game’s graphics, Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders will keep you in the settings section for hours. You’ll be able to customize every little detail you want to alter. You can play around with the most dynamic settings, and if you prefer a far simpler approach, the shader pack also comes with numerous basic settings to give you the best performance or graphic experience. The choice is yours, and you can be as flexible with the program as your hardware needs.

Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders

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Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders (SEUS) is likely the most used and widely praised Minecraft shaders pack you can find. The graphics are extremely high-end, and they’ll test you on any Minecraft server you try to mine through. If you think your computer can handle it, look no further than SEUS. You’ll be lost exploring the massive world you’ve consistently delved into again and again through a new perspective. We highly recommend it.

Vanilla Plus Shader

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The Vanilla Plus Shader pack doesn’t enhance too much of your Minecraft experience much. It’s not going to create these massively different sprawling forests that will blow you away, but it’s going to change the experience just enough that you notice a significant difference. The Vanilla Plus pack’s big appeal is that it won’t run hot on your server, and you’ll notice more graphical features in your game, such as dynamic shadows, motion blur, bloom, god rays, and much more.

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Zack Palm
Zack Palm is the Senior Writer of Gamepur and has spent over five years covering video games, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Oregon State University. He spends his free time biking, running tabletop campaigns, and listening to heavy metal. His primary game beats are Pokémon Go, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV, and any newly released title, and he finds it difficult to pull away from any Star Wars game.