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Minecraft Mods

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Open up whole new worlds to explore through these interesting, diverse add-ons.

You’ve explored every inch of Minecraft; blasted through the biomes, navigated the Nether, and defeated the dragon. Your only problem now is, there’s nowhere else to go! If you’re keen for more content to explore, there’s no need to wait for the developers to update their game. You can try a mod instead, which is a user-created ‘bolt-on’ to your game that enhances it in some way. Here’s a few great mods that really enhance the world (or make new ones!)

Biomes O’Plenty

If you’re unsure on what a ‘biome’ is, it’s the name of an environment that appears within the world. You may have noticed in Minecraft that some areas are swampy, while others are more mountainous. These are different ‘biomes’, and Minecraft comes with a collection of them without mods.

Biomes O’Plenty aims to add even more biomes to the world for you to explore. There’s over 50 new biomes that are added, including glaciers, volcanic islands, and bamboo forests. This is a great way to add a little more spice to your world without adding any complicated mechanics.

Galacticraft

Have you ever looked up at the moon in-game and wished you could be there? Now you can! Galacticraft bring space adventures to your Minecraft game by giving you the ability to build your very own spaceship. This is quite a complicated mod, as you’ll need to learn about making an oxygen-supplied base on the moon, but is one of the absolute best mods for space-faring adventurers.

CandyCraft

For something a little more fun and joyous, try CandyCraft. This introduces its own ‘candy dimension’ which is full of sweet treats around the corner. It also adds some new sugary items you can make, such as a jelly trampoline, a honey lamp, and glass made from caramel. Don’t be fooled by it’s cute exterior, however; the candy dimension has its fair share of aggressive beetles, bees, and jellies for you to fight!

Atum

If you’re a big fan of ancient Egypt, Atum is definitely the mod you’re looking for. This implements a new Egypt-inspired world that you access by crafting a golden scarab to open the way. Once there, you can dive into pyramids with randomised mazes and find long-forgotten artifacts to bolster your arsenal of equipment.

Twilight Forest

The Twilight Forest is a great exploration mod for people who love nature-based exploration. Build the special Twilight Forest portal, then throw a diamond within it to open it up. Inside, you’ll find a world dominated by trees and foliage, with plenty of abandoned castles and structures to explore. Don’t think the denizens will take you too kindly, however; with hydras and giant snakes lurking, you should keep your sword close by!

The Betweenlands

If you’re looking for a challenge, try the Betweenlands, where even the world itself is against you! The swampy, muddy atmosphere of the Betweenlands is toxic to outsiders, and any food taken into it will rot instantly. Torches don’t work, and regular tools don’t work as well. In order to survive, you’ll need to learn the basics of the Betweenlands and use the resources you find in it to your advantage.

Should you get a grip on the Betweenlands, you’ll find a lot of ruins to explore, new gems to find, and over 300 new kinds of blocks in order to create your own features. You may even catch an aurora in the sky during your travels!

So there you have it. A few mods you can try for yourself to help expand your Minecraft world. If you need any help installing mods, check the guide posted in the external links section for this article. Now get out there and start exploring!

Learn More

How to install mods

http://www.minecraftmods.com/how-to-install-mods-for-minecraft-forge/

Biomes O’Plenty

https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/biomes-o-plenty

Galacticraft

https://micdoodle8.com/mods/galacticraft

CandiCraft

http://www.minecraftmods.com/candycraft/

Atum

https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/atum

The Twilight Forest

https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/the-twilight-forest

The Betweenlands

https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/angry-pixel-the-betweenlands-mod

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