Best Minecraft shaders 2022

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Best Minecraft shaders 2022
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Everyone who loves playing Minecraft from time to time wants to make the game look great. Minecraft shaders are what make the game looks as good as possible without Ray Tracing itself. Here are just some of the best Minecraft shaders of 2022 that you can download and use right now!

Make sure to check out if your rig will be able to handle some of the shaders. Some shader packs have different variations. For example, light shaders might be less demanding than high shaders when it comes to PC requirements.

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All of these Minecraft shaders work with the current update 1.19, but when the upcoming update 1.20 drops they might need to be updated so make sure to stay up to date with the updates to the shaders as well.

field of crops in Minecraft with shaders on
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Best Minecraft shaders 2022

Minecraft shaders are the one thing that change your entire experience while playing the game. These days they are fairly simple to install, and all you need most of the time is just an OptiFine mod installed. Then you simply move the appropriate folders into the shaders folder in the location of the game itself.

BSL shaders

These shaders are exclusive to the Minecraft Java Edition. They are fairly customizable and can be optimized greatly to fit your preferences. They include some amazing shadows and new lighting with ambient occlusion and bloom. You can also customize how the water looks, which makes it a very flexible Minecraft shader pack.

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SEUS shaders

Best Minecraft shaders 2022
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SEUS has many versions and has been around for years now. There is SEUS PTGI which is an experimental version that uses custom software and does not require an RTX graphics card. PTGI stands for Path Traced Global Illumination. There are also SEUS Renewed shaders which are a new version of the classic shaders. SEUS means Sonic Ether's Unbelievable Shaders.

Chocapic13 shaders

Chocapic13 are some of the best shaders when it comes to variety. There are a few options to choose from. You have five different versions of these shaders. Some packs have SSGI disabled and most of the effects are set to Low. This is the "Low Chocapic13 shaders pack" and it is perfect for PCs without high quality specs.

However, on the other side of the spectrum, we have an "Extreme Chocapic13 shaders pack" that has everything set to high, including shadow quality, shadow filtering, SSGI, water and image quality, and more. This is a great Minecraft shaders pack for everyone with beefy hardware.

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Complementary shaders

Best Minecraft shaders 2022
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This shaders pack is based on the previously mentioned BSL Shaders. The overall aim of this pack is to be accessible to everyone no matter your PC or preferences. It provides the cleanest experience with the least amount of bugs and issues. If you just want to improve your game but do not want to compromise your world, then these are the shaders to go for!

Lagless shaders

A shader pack that is as simple as it sounds. It is a shader pack that does not cause any lag, your FPS staying the same. It is the least demanding shader pack so anyone will be able to enjoy them. For some players, this might be the best Minecraft shaders pack out there, simply due to the fact that it does not have an impact on your framerate.

Oceano 3.0 shaders

Best Minecraft shaders 2022
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Oceano is a very simple shader pack that still adds some twists to how Minecraft usually looks without changing it drastically. It all looks very polished without being intrusive. You can choose these shaders if you like the vanilla experience or if you do not have a PC powerful enough to run the highest of ray-traced reflections.

Kappa shaders

Kappa shaders are quite new but they have some amazing innovative features that make the game look stunning. With them installed, the game does not look like vanilla Minecraft at all. The shadows are very dynamic and the entire lightning is overhauled, making it look pretty impressive.

Sildur's Vibrant shaders

sun over the hill in Minecraft with shaders on.
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Sildur's Vibrant shaders are some of the best Minecraft shaders 2022, simply due to the fact that they look great! They are designed to work with most graphic cards and PCs, including Macs. They have great shadows, reflections, and god-rays at relatively low requirements. In addition to not being too demanding, they look stunning!

ProjectLUMA shaders

Do you remember KUDA shaders in Minecraft? These were some of the best Minecraft shaders before 2022, and now projectLUMA is the official successor to that shader pack. It features photorealistic skyboxes, god-rays, amazing reflections, some water waves, ambient occlusion, PBR support, and so much more! An awesome pack if you want to enhance your experience.

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