Customize your experience with Add-Ons!

Now available on Pocket / Windows 10 Edition: Add-Ons are the first step on our journey towards bringing even greater levels of customisation to all editions of Minecraft - starting with Pocket and Windows 10. They allow players to transform the look of their worlds and even change the behavior of mobs. For example, you can change the blast radius of a creeper, or the texture it’s wearing.

Watch the video playlist below for a quick introduction to Add-Ons, along with playthroughs and tutorials to give you an idea of how Add-Ons work and what you can make with them!

Download our sample Add-Ons

We made a couple of Add-Ons to demonstrate the kinds of cool things you can do. Try them yourself - or with friends: Add-Ons work in multiplayer and on Realms!

Alien Invasion

Alien Invasion screen shot

You may recognise this one from our E3 demo: it’s an action-packed scenario where you’ll need to defend a city from alien invasion! Watch our devs play it here!

Castle Siege

Castle Siege screen shot

This Add-On was made by the awesome Sethbling with Blockworks and Mindcrack. Defend the fort from the mob horde or join the monsters and crash the keep! Watch a clip here!

Works best on Windows 10 Edition.

Minecraft's unmodified files are a good place to start if you plan on making your own Add On. Download these zips of the resource packs and behavior packs and get creative!

Installation instructions

Make sure you are on the latest version of Minecraft (0.16 or later).

We’ve tried to make it as simple as we can, but each platform is a little different! Select your type of device here:

Android

  1. Open Minecraft: Pocket Edition.
  2. Download the world or Add-On file to your Android device.
  3. Go to the Settings app and select Storage > Explore (at the bottom). If you do not have a settings app, you can install a file explorer app like ES File Explorer.
  4. Select the directory where you saved the file, usually "Download".
  5. Select the file & the Add-On should open in Minecraft.
    • If you're opening a .McWorld that contains Add-Ons, the game will automatically launch you into that world with those Add-Ons applied.
    • If you're opening a .McPack, a pop-up notification will alert you that you've successfully imported the pack. Depending on the pack type, this will then be available when editing worlds in either the Behavior Pack Tab or Resource Pack Tab.

iPhone/iPad

  1. Open Minecraft: Pocket Edition.
  2. Click on the world or Add-On file you want to open (URL, e-mail attachment, etc.).
  3. Your device will prompt you to open the file with Minecraft.
  4. Click Open in "Minecraft PE". This will launch Minecraft with your selected file.
    • If you're opening a .McWorld that contains Add-Ons, the game will automatically launch you into that world with those Add-Ons applied.
    • If you're opening a .McPack, a pop-up notification will alert you that you've successfully imported the pack. Depending on the pack type, this will then be available when editing worlds in either the Behavior Pack Tab or Resource Pack Tab.

Windows 10

  1. Open Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition.
  2. Download the world or Add-On file from the provided source (URL, email attachment, etc.). If the file downloads as a .zip file, change the file extension name to ".McWorld" or ".McPack".
  3. Navigate to the directory where you downloaded the file.
  4. Open the file & the Add-On should open in Minecraft.
    • If you're opening a .McWorld that contains Add-Ons, the game will automatically launch you into that world with those Add-Ons applied.
    • If you're opening a .McPack, a pop-up notification will alert you that you've successfully imported the pack. Depending on the pack type, this will then be available when editing worlds in either the Behavior Pack Tab or Resource Pack Tab.

Oculus Rift

  1. Open Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition in Rift Mode (if not in Rift mode, Add-Ons will open regular Win10 Edition).
  2. Download the world or Add-On file from the provided source (URL, email attachment, etc.). If the file downloads as a .zip file, change the file extension name to ".McWorld" or ".McPack".
  3. Navigate to the directory where you downloaded the file.
  4. Open the file & the Add-On should open in Minecraft.
    • If you're opening a .McWorld that contains Add-Ons, the game will automatically launch you into that world with those Add-Ons applied.
    • If you're opening a .McPack, a pop-up notification will alert you that you've successfully imported the pack. Depending on the pack type, this will then be available when editing worlds in either the Behavior Pack Tab or Resource Pack Tab.

Gear VR

  1. Connect your Gear VR compatible mobile device to a desktop PC via USB.
  2. Once connected, navigate to Minecraft App folder here: This PC\<Your Phone>\Phone\games\com.mojang\ (note: this path may vary depending on phone being used).
  3. Navigate to the directory where you downloaded the file.
  4. For Importing .McWorld files:
    • Navigate to the MineCraftWorlds folder.
    • Drop the .McWorld File into this folder.
    • Convert the extension from .McWorld to .zip.
    • Extract the contents of the zip here.
    For Importing .McPack files:
    • Navigate to the correct folder:
      • If your .McPack is of type Behavior, navigate to the behavior_packs folder.
      • If your .McPack is of type Resource, navigate to the resource_packs folder.
    • Drop the .McPack File into this folder.
    • Convert the extension from .McPack to .zip (No need to extract the contents of the zip!)
    • Open Minecraft: Pocket Edition.
    • Add-Ons and/or Worlds with Add-Ons should be available in the Worlds Menu and in the Behavior and Resource Pack Tabs of Worlds.

Amazon

  1. Connect your Amazon device to a desktop PC via USB.
  2. Once connected, navigate to Minecraft App folder here: This PC\<Amazon device name>\Internal storage\games\com.mojang (note: this path may vary depending on phone being used).
  3. For Importing .McWorld files:
    • Navigate to the MineCraftWorlds folder.
    • Drop the .McWorld File into this folder.
    • Convert the extension from .McWorld to .zip.
    • Extract the contents of the zip here.
    For Importing .McPack files:
    • Navigate to the correct folder:
      • If your .McPack is of type Behavior, navigate to the behavior_packs folder.
      • If your .McPack is of type Resource, navigate to the resource_packs folder.
    • Drop the .McPack File into this folder.
    • Convert the extension from .McPack to .zip (No need to extract the contents of the zip!)
    • Open Minecraft: Pocket Edition.
    • Add-Ons and/or Worlds with Add-Ons should be available in the Worlds Menu and in the Behavior and Resource Pack Tabs of Worlds.

FAQ

There’s much more to know about Add-Ons, and they’ll keep evolving, too - so we’ll be updating this page with the latest information about how they work. In the meantime, we’ve put together some answers to common questions here.

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