15 best minecraft modpacks to play in 2021
- RLCraft Modpack
- SkyFactory 4
- CrazyCraft 4
- Pixelmon Generations
- Life in the Village
- Agrarian Skies 2 Modpack
- Infinity Evolved (FTB)
- Dungeons, Dragons and Space shuttles
- FTB StoneBlock 2
- Farming Valley
- SevTech: Ages
- Stoneblock 2 (FTB)
- Farming Valley
- Valhelsia 3
- SkyFactory 4
- Regrowth (FTB)
- FTB Continuum
- Roguelike Adventures and Dungeons
- SevTech: Ages
This “real life” style Minecraft modpack features more realistic graphics and very challenging gameplay. This pack is a good choice for veteran players who are bored of plain old Minecraft and want to change up their gameplay drastically.
Many basic mechanics get changed in this pack to make the game more challenging. There can be dragons flying around in the main world and you could be killed in one shot just walking around! Don’t believe me? Just check out the video above for a sneak peak of what you can expect. This pack is not for the faint hearted and the creator even warns players that “they will die… alot”.
Despite being so challenging, RLCraft is one of the most popular Minecraft modpacks. In fact, as of February 2021 it was the most downloaded modpack of all time on CurseForge, with 6.9 million downloads. Are you ready for the Minecraft challenge of your life? RLCraft can be downloaded here.
SkyFactory 4 (SF4) is definitely one of the most fun modpacks you can play in Minecraft. It is skyblock on steroids, and from the name you can probably guess what you will be doing. Building a factory in the sky of course!
You will start on a small chunk of land with a tree, which is standard for all skyblock maps. Next, you’ll have to progress through the pack to expand your island and obtain all the other items in the game. The progression will take you from getting resources from special trees, making a mob farm, and generating power.
It’s quite different from Sky Factory 3 (SF3), for example there is no more sifting for resources. The majority of resources are obtained from trees in this version and there’s also no draconic evolution. There are many different variations of skyblock, however SkyFactory 3 and 4 are the most popular variants.
SkyFactory 4 is definitely worth checking out if you want to play a Minecraft modpack in 2021. For more information on Sky Factory 4, the makers of Minecraft have made a nice post going over it. The official download page can be found here, or you can use the CurseForge launcher to download and play it.
As you may have been able to infer from the name, this modpack is well and truly crazy. Perhaps best described in the words of the creator this modpack «focuses on taking your Minecraft knowledge and throwing it out the window». With a whooping 88 mods including Orespawn, TragicMC, Witchery and many many more, you’ll always have something new to do or to discover. And yes, that is a giant Pac-Man that will try to kill you.
Killer Pac-Man is just one of many crazy mobs that are added to Minecraft with this pack!
Download CrazyCraft 4: https://voidswrath.com/modpacks/crazy-craft-4-0-official/
Whether you’re a die-hard Pokemon fan or you’re someone who’s barely touched the Pokemon universe yet, this Minecraft modpack is perfect for you. It has every Pokemon from Gen 1 all the way through Gen 8, over 130 different biomes, 42 naturally spawning structures, and so much more, there’s enough content to keep even the most knowledgeable Pokemon fans engaged. It’s not overwhelming for newcomers either, with an expansive Wikipedia and lots of helpful in-game tools!
All Pokemon designs are detailed and well crafted to give you the best experience
Download Pixelmon Generations: https://pixelmongenerations.com/
Life in the Village
As the title says this Modpack is heavily focused on how villages work, of course it has additional features for exploring and quest-like gameplay on top of that.
The two known big mods that are contained in this pack are Millenaire and Minecolonies, changing how village systems work and also giving you the ability to create your own colony to prosper, all under your very control.
Additional features, as what I said are mostly exploration, agricultural and quest related content, with new Mobs, new content for your agricultural task and Daily quest with leveling to keep you entertained in your Minecraft world.
Life in the village is a relatively small Modpack with features just to make things feel more alive.
Agrarian Skies 2 Modpack
Agrarian Skies 2 (AS2) is a quest and objective based skyblock. If you are brand new to Minecraft mods, this pack would be great to learn the basics. The quest book will guide you through the progression step by step.
A major difference between this pack and SF4 is that there is no Mystical Agriculture mod. That makes this pack a bit more difficult and less overpowered. With Mystical Agriculture in SF4, you can “grow” nearly all items in the game, including diamonds, obsidian, wither skeleton skulls, etc. In this pack, you will have to do it the old fashioned way and get your diamonds from sifting and obsidian from lava and water.
This is not a FTB pack, so you will need to download the Minecraft modpack here or use the CurseForge launcher.
Infinity Evolved (FTB)
Infinity Evolved Expert Mode is a way to prolong gameplay by making recipes more difficult. You will need way more blocks and items to craft things, which makes the pack take longer to progress through. If you find you’re finishing modpacks too quickly, you should definitely look into IE expert mode.
This pack is best if you want more freedom to do whatever you want. For example, with the SkyFactory 4 modpack, you have to build a floating island base and there is no other choice. With this pack, there are so many cool things you can build in Minecraft (that aren’t floating island bases). Since this is a Feed The Beast (FTB) modpack, it can be played and downloaded using the official FTB launcher.
Dungeons, Dragons and Space shuttles
This is a relatively new mod, though it has been accumulating popularity over the years due to its RPG aspects, hence the title of the modpack.
I mean, who doesn’t want Dungeons, Dragons and Space shuttles in Minecraft? The modpack is a heavy-duty pack meaning it requires a bit more resources from your PC to run smoothly though in the end, it will be worth it as the content and features this pack throws at you is unlimited, plentiful hours of gameplay just for you to have fun and explore in the world and experiment on new available content.
FTB StoneBlock 2
If you like survival challenges with grinding and goals to aim for. Stoneblock is just the right pack for you.
Similar to Skyblock being in the sky with a small blocky island, Stoneblock places you in a world full of stone, surrounded by stone, you need to find a way to survive, craft, mine, create and conquer the stone world.
Stoneblock is another one of those kitchen-sink modpacks, meaning it’s heavyweight, be prepared for a big download size and a lot of content to entertain you along the way in your survival journey surrounded by stone.
In heavy contrast to most of this list, this is one of the best Minecraft modpacks for people that just want to chill. Based on the game Stardew Valley your goal is to start a small town and progress through the pack by farming, harvesting, selling your resources to local NPCs, then using that money to purchase more things. The modpack has the traditional four seasons, each with special crops to plant and sell. It even has the actual music from Stardew Valley!
Make your house as cute as this one with the money you earn from farming
Download Farming Valley: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/modpacks/farming-valley
Once of the best Minecraft modpacks you’ll find for progress-based gameplay! You start out with nothing and very limited access to mods, ores, recipes, items, and more. As you progress through the hundreds of custom advancements in the modpack you’ll advance to new ‘Ages’, giving you access to a wider range of mods and things to work through. All advancements are individual and not server wide, so it’s perfect for playing with friends!
Start with early technology like a Watermill before advancing to electric machinery
Download SevTech: Ages: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/modpacks/sevtech-ages
Stoneblock 2 (FTB)
Stoneblock 2 (SB2) is similar to skyblock or SkyFactory, but it’s kind of the opposite. Instead of building in a totally empty world in the sky, you are building in a world filled with stone and you have to carve out a base.
It can be annoying mining the stone in the beginning, but once you get an RFTools Builder it gets much easier to dig out massive amounts of stone. Personally, I have found this to be a very fun modpack to play and definitely recommend trying it.
This pack makes use of the Project E mod, which can be somewhat overpowered as it lets you trade most items for other items (using the EMC system). For example, you can exchange 100 stone for 100 EMC, then use this EMC to purchase other items like diamonds or iron. The pack also includes Draconic Evolution, which unlocks a ton of end-game content to keep you busy.
Once you accumulate a lot of EMC, the game feels a bit like creative mode since you can instantly obtain nearly all items in the game. However, the EMC system can be nice because it allows you to trade your “junk” for EMC and buy more valuable things like diamonds.
A very cool idea for a base in this game is to use the Builder to hollow out a big dome, then use the luminous blocks to make a fake sky, clouds, and sun. This process is fully automated with the Builder block, and you don’t have to manually break and place all the blocks.
If you’re asking yourself Which Minecraft modpack should I play in 2021, I highly recommend Stoneblock 2. As one of my favorite modpacks, I have also made a nifty Stoneblock 2 guide to help you with some starter tips. To play this pack, download the using the official FTB launcher on their website.
Are you a fan of Stardew valley or harvest moon, love farming in general?
This Modpack is right for you, I love farming just as much as you do, although Minecraft does have some farming aspects to it, it was never enough to satisfy us “hardcore” farming enthusiast and I think that’s where we needed mods to add more features, and content to your world of farming.
This is where you need this Modpack, which has enough content available to entertain your farming needs, due to it solely being the only big farming Modpack available at your doorstep, it is the best to have.
Keep in mind that this farming Modpack is to cater to people who are more into the style of games like Stardew valley or equivalent, depicting the style of gameplay into the Minecraft World.
Features that add to the technological farming style or anything with automation don’t feature in this pack.
Most modpacks are running on older versions of Minecraft, however Valhelsia 3 runs on Minecraft 1.16 which is the latest version of the game (as of Feb 2021, when this article was last updated). This means that you will have more up-to-date content in Minecraft, but some popular mods will be missing since they run on older versions. For example, some popular mods missing from this pack include: Draconic Evolution, Tinker’s Construct, and EnderIO.
You will still find a lot of great mods in this pack, including some of my favorites: Botania, Biomes O’ Plenty, and Immersive Engineering. If you are wanting to try out a more updated version of Minecraft while still having mods, Valhelsia 3 is a great option for you. This modpack can be downloaded on the CurseForge launcher or on their CurseForge page here.
Skyfactory 4 is a Skyblock themed Modpack that literally has a total new experience in playing survival Minecraft.
There is a vast amount of different world types to choose and challenge yourself into surviving especially the well-known survival challenges like SkyGrid.
SkyFactory contains mods that give you varieties of content from tech or magic to explore on and craft for your needs while you survive in the sky.
I recommend this modpack as it does have a long-term playability and has always been enjoyable for the community.
Regrowth is a themed pack with a questline that guides you through the objectives of the pack. The general theme is that you start in a wasteland world and you have to progress to “regrow” the world back. This pack can be a unique twist for players who like to “rebuild” the world, like in skyblock packs.
Progression in this pack is definitely a bit slower and the mobs can be stronger, so this pack can be more challenging to play through. Since the progression is slower than most other packs, you’ll also get more hours of entertainment out of this pack. It will also be more difficult to defend yourself against monsters since it will be slower to get the proper equipment to defend yourself.
Regrowth is a Feed The Beast (FTB) Modpack, and can be played using the launcher downloaded from their website.
This pack is known to being the equivalent of the popular FTB IE:E modpack, being compared a lot to the old outdated modpack, Continuum is here to give you a fresh new challenging experience to achieve utter conquest in the world of Minecraft.
It has said to be a very taxing and challenging grind for the end game content, but that is exactly why it’s enjoyable.
Modpacks like these give you quest, rewards, and so on to keep on playing, a goal to achieve so you can keep on finding reasons to play. Give this modpack a try as we all need that big challenges in Minecraft.
Roguelike Adventures and Dungeons
Another dungeon exploration based Minecraft modpack, RAD is all about exploring, fighting, and looting. With 9 different dimensions to explore all with unique dungeons and bosses, as well as airships, wizardry, quests and tamable dragons you’re set for an inimitable experience. As you complete quests and grow stronger, so too will the world’s monsters, so there’s no time to relax on this adventure!
Just some of the long list of creatures available in this modpack!
Download Roguelike Adventures and Dungeons: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/modpacks/roguelike-adventures-and-dungeons
That’s it! Those are what we think are the 10 best Minecraft modpacks of all time, you should definitely check them out. We’ll keep updating the list as time goes on, so make sure to check back here for updates.
And remember all of these modpacks are available as a one-click install on our servers, making it incredibly easy for you to play with friends, so don’t forget to check out our hosting options.
There are a lot of Modpacks that I would consider as a top 1 but SevTech takes the place due to its concept, playability and enjoyment.
When a modpack has a start and end goal, it attracts players who aim to achieve things in the game.
SevTech fulfills that by allowing the player to have a goal, not just 1, but multiple sub-goals to achieve and progress throughout the gameplay to achieve end game.
In this pack, you start with nothing (the stone age), to grind to the point where you accomplish superior advancements in technology (Space).
That is what makes this modpack standout as it has that playability for the player to grind and find a reason to keep playing because they want to achieve great lengths with this pack.
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