Minecraft 1.13 was the aquatic update. With it came new mobs, blocks, loot, explorable structures and new locations. It was one of Minecraft’s better updates, completely changing the oceans. In this list, we’re going to take a look at the Top 10 Best Minecraft Texture & Resource Packs available for Minecraft 1.13, 1.13.1 and 1.13.2.
You can read a guide for installing Texture & Resource packs at the bottom of this post. For more Minecraft Guides & Best-of content for PC, PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and Pocket Edition, make sure to check out our dedicated Minecraft area here!
First up, we have Soartex Fanver. It’s a smooth & contemporary styled pack available for Minecraft 1.13, and comes in a 64x resolution. As you can tell by the screenshot above, this resource pack tries to stay true to Minecraft’s original textures, but making them smoother and softer, making the game world look less harsh.
Faithful is one of the most well known texture packs available for Minecraft. It’s another pack which aims to not stray too far from Minecraft’s original appearance, only slightly changing the textures. It’s quite similar to Soartex Fanver shown above, and choosing between them would be a difficult choice.
Default 3D keeps all of Minecraft’s original textures and looks, but makes the blocks more 3D. You can see it in some places on the screenshot above, such as the Wood Planks and Cobblestones actually protruding outwards, or how the Carrots on the right are 3D. It’s an interesting resource pack, and works with many types of Minecraft’s Blocks.
LB Photo Realism
LB Photo Realism aims to make Minecraft look more realistic, and is the most downloaded resource pack in the photo-realism category. As you can see above, it makes Minecraft a bit more darker and gritty, with most of the smooth cartoonish textures gone. One big change is leaves, now they have a more rounded and jagged appearance, instead of being a block shape.
Firewolf is a 128x Resolution Resource Pack. As you can probably already tell, it makes Minecraft look a lot softer, removing most of the detail from blocks, almost making it look like an 8 bit styled game. It includes over 300 custom textures, with some 3D texture for blocks such as Doors, Ladders and Rails.
Lithos is another smooth texture pack, but it only makes slight changes. It would make a great choice for an RPG styled world, with the blocks all connecting together seamlessly. Included with this pack is new mob textures, all default textures are replaced and there are some random/alternate textures too, with the pack having a 32x resolution.
Clarity is another resource pack which aims to keep Minecraft looking traditional, but also a little more realistic. Compared to LB Photo Realism above, Clarity stays loyal to Minecraft’s original look, but makes the textures more defined by showing off more detail. This resource pack comes in a 32x resolution.
This resource pack gives Minecrafts blocks a new Steampunk look. It’s a great choice for worlds which are themed around the future, a post apocalyptic world or following themes such as Fallout.
Annahstas Beastrinia is Pokemon and Pixelmod inspired, and looks great. The textures are smooth and use a consistent style throughout, making it another great choice for an adventure/RPG world. This resource pack is 32x resolution.
Beyond the Lands
Finally, we have Beyond the Lands. It’s a very popular choice, mostly for it’s choice of textures. It aims to keep Minecraft true to it’s original looks and designs, but make the pack a little more realistic by making blocks have more detail and harsher colors. It also makes changes to the leaves blocks, as you can see above.
How to Install Texture Packs in Minecraft
Once you’ve downloaded any packs below, you will need to install them. It’s a simple process, so don’t worry. When you download a pack, you will receive a .ZIP file, this doesn’t need to be opened.
Go into your AppData folder, then into the Minecraft Resource Packs folder. This can be found at C:\Users\YOU\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\resourcepacks. If you can’t find this location, try typing %AppData% into your Start menu search and pressing Enter. Otherwise, you can go into Minecraft > Video Settings > Resource Packs > Open Resource Packs folder.
When you’re inside the Resource Packs folder, all you have to do is place the .ZIP file inside. That’s it. When in Minecraft, go to Settings > Video Settings > Resource Packs and enable it.