How To Optimize Your Minecraft Gaming Experience

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Minecraft has established itself as one of the most popular games worldwide, with over 130 million active users in 2020, and it’s only expected to grow in the coming years. It’s also one of the few games that have maintained its popularity for a decade. But, that doesn’t necessarily mean players will enjoy the game after a couple more years. Be that as it may, you can always spice things up if you feel like the experience is getting bland.

Perhaps, buying a new computer or a laptop for Minecraft would help. Maybe, installing a better graphics card and upping the resolution would take the gaming experience to the next level. If that’s your goal, then you might want to continue reading for more tips on how you can make the most out of Minecraft.

  1. Optimize The Game’s FPS

The FPS or ‘frame rate per second’ of a game determines the fluidity of its animation. Low FPS means the animation will be rough and behave like a slideshow presentation, while a high FPS will lead to the smooth transition of animations. If you want to optimize your Minecraft gaming experience, you can start by improving the FPS. These are some of the ways to do this:

  • Lower the computer’s render distance
  • Set the maximum FPS setting to unlimited
  • Reduce the graphics to fast
  • Turn off options like smooth lighting, V-sync, etc.
  • Avoid putting the game at fullscreen

If you’re not sure if your efforts are bearing fruit, press F3 on your keyboard to display the debug screen. You should be able to monitor your FPS, whether it’s increasing or decreasing. However, remember that there are limits to how much this can do. If the FPS isn’t changing, then, perhaps, making some changes outside of Minecraft is what it needs.

  1. Optimize Your Hardware And Software

One of the best ways to improve the performance of any game is by upgrading your hardware. Try getting a new graphics card or a laptop, as mentioned earlier. But, if it doesn’t fit your budget, you can try improvising instead. Here are a few things you can do:

  • Uninstall all software that you no longer need
  • Close all programs before opening Minecraft
  • Upgrade your graphics card drivers
  • Disable eye-candy features, like anti-aliasing and anisotropic filters
  • Scan for viruses that may be slowing down your device

There are countless ways to optimize your hardware and software without spending money. But, if you don’t have a problem with its current performance, then what you’re looking for is a change in the gameplay itself. If so, you can still optimize your gaming experience by adding some new elements to it, and you can do this through mods.

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  1. Diversify The Gameplay With Mods

Much like any other popular game, there are countless mods you can use with Minecraft. These mods add extra content that you won’t find in the original version. If you’re tired of the normal gameplay and want to spice it up a bit, mods are your best bet.

You can install mods by downloading them and moving the file to the mod folder in the main Minecraft directory. Take note that there are sites that add viruses and malware to mods, so make sure you only get mods from trusted sites. Moreover, mods often use up more processing power from your graphics card, so it’s not best to use mods if you’re using a low-end PC.

On the other hand, if you’re using a high-end computer, you might be interested in installing shaders and resource packs.

  1. Install Shader And Resource Packs

Just like how one can get bored of the repetitive gameplay of their favorite game, one can also become tired of the same old designs in the game. Although Minecraft designers change the designs every now and then, some people tend to look for more changes quite often. If you’re that type of gamer, you might want to consider installing shader and resource packs.

Shader and resource packs are similar to mods in the way that they change some elements in the game, but instead of adding new content, shaders and resource packs change the design or texture of objects within the game. Hence, they can serve as excellent eye candy for those who play Minecraft for the sceneries.

  1. Play Minecraft Online

Unfortunately, there are some people who’ve already grown tired of the entire concept of Minecraft, so adding some new elements might not be enough to get them all riled up. But, one surefire way to make the game more exciting is by playing online and joining a Minecraft server. Doing so allows you to discover new possibilities that you’ve never known before when you were playing alone. Online interactions should be enough to help you make the most out of Minecraft.

Final Words

By now, it should be pretty apparent that Minecraft is more diversifiable compared to other games. Perhaps, that’s why people still play the game after all these years. Besides, the Mojang team is also working hard to optimize the experience of Minecraft users, so you’re not the only one putting in the effort. You can also rely on the game’s developers and designers.

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Suzie is an avid gamer and has been since 1995. She lives in the desert with her own personal minion while dreaming of pixel worlds beyond Earth.

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