Introduction to Resource Packs in Minecraft Bedrock
Resource packs are files that allow players to customize textures, models, sounds, and more in the Bedrock version of Minecraft. Using resource packs can help make your Minecraft worlds more unique and tailored to your preferences. Some key things to know about resource packs in Minecraft Bedrock:
- Resource packs contain assets like textures and sounds that override Minecraft's default assets. This allows you to change the look and feel of the game.
- They are added to Minecraft Bedrock through the settings menu or by launching .mcpack files. Resource packs can modify textures, 3D models, music, sound effects, languages, text and more.
- Players can create their own custom packs or download packs made by others online. Using packs makes it easy to give your game a fresh look without mods.
- On multiplayer servers and realms, resource packs can be set by the server so all players joining will use the same pack.
- Resource packs allow for more customization options compared to vanilla Minecraft. They help make the game feel new while playing on existing worlds.
Downloading Resource Packs
Finding and downloading resource packs for Bedrock Edition can seem daunting at first, but becomes easy once you know where to look. Some key things to keep in mind when downloading packs:
Focus on packs designed for the Bedrock version of Minecraft. Java Edition packs will not work properly. Look for ".mcpack" files or packs marked as "Bedrock" compatible. Sites like resourcepack.net and CurseForge have dedicated Bedrock sections.
Check reviews and ratings to find high quality packs. Avoid packs with little info or low ratings. Watch video previews on sites like YouTube to see packs in action before downloading.
Download packs directly on each device when possible. On Windows 10/11, double click the .mcpack file to import into Minecraft. On mobile, download in Minecraft via the Resource Packs menu. For Xbox, Playstation and Switch, you'll need to transfer downloaded packs via external media.
Use sites like mcpedl.com and planetminecraft.com to discover new packs made by talented creators. Browse categories like medieval, modern, fantasy,pvp and more to find packs matching your style.
Importing Packs in Minecraft
Once you've downloaded a resource pack, importing it into Minecraft is easy. On Windows 10 and 11, simply double click the .mcpack file and it will automatically open up Minecraft to import it. You'll see a screen pop up in Minecraft to confirm importing the pack. Click "Import" and it will be added to your available resource packs.
To import packs on an Android device, open up Minecraft and go to the Settings menu. Scroll down and select "Resource Packs", then click the "+" icon. This will let you browse your files to find and select the .mcpack file you downloaded. After selecting it, click "Activate" to enable the pack.
For Xbox, Playstation, and Switch, you'll need to transfer the .mcpack file over to the console first using a USB drive or uploading it. Once it's on the console, launch Minecraft, go to Global Resources, and look for your pack to activate it. On Xbox you can import it directly from the file browser .
Using Packs on Bedrock Servers
To use a resource pack on a Minecraft Bedrock server, you'll need to upload the pack and add the download link to the server settings.
Start by uploading the .mcpack file to a file sharing site like Mediafire. Make sure to get a direct download link for the pack.
Then, log in to your Bedrock server's control panel and navigate to the server settings. Look for the "Resource Packs" or "Content Packs" section. Here you can enter the direct download link for the pack you uploaded.
Players joining your server will automatically download the pack and will need to enable it in their settings to activate the textures and models. This allows everyone on the server to share the same pack for a consistent experience.
With this method, you don't need to individually add the pack to each device or account. Just update the server link whenever you want to change the active resource pack.
Combining Multiple Packs
Players can combine multiple resource packs to create a custom texture pack with their favorite textures from different packs. This allows mixing and matching textures across packs. On Bedrock Edition, players can use online tools like McPacker to easily combine .mcpack files into one.
After importing the combined pack into Minecraft, players can activate all the textures they want to use from the different packs. The game will load textures from the packs based on the pack order and priority. Any overlapping textures will be taken from the higher pack in the list.
For example, if you combine a medieval build pack with a PvP pack, you could have medieval textures for the world generation and blocks, while having styled swords and armors from the PvP pack. This allows endless customization options.