Minecraft 1.16.5 Shaders


In case you want to make Minecraft’s graphics much better, you should definitely check out Minecraft 1.16.5 shaders. You will never have seen your environment look so beautiful and your buildings will look much more epic. We recommend using them in combination with 1.16.5 texture packs, because that’s how you get the most out of Minecraft. Of course, there are several different categories of shaders for the Nether Update that have different goals. One thing they all have in common is that they animate the water and making Minecraft look like a next-gen video game. Furthermore, more aesthetic shadows are added and the sky is made more realistic by changing the lighting and clouds.

Basically, resource packs are already enough to improve the game’s look. Nevertheless, many gamers want even more and that is why 1.16.5 shaders have been created. However, such an enhancement is rather meant for good and not very bad hardware. If you have problems, you should try the new FPS Boost shaders.

Minecraft 1.16.5 without ShaderMinecraft 1.16.5 with Shader

How to install Minecraft Shader 1.16.5

Actually, there are several ways how you can install shaders. The first way is to use a modloader like Forge, which is much more complicated than the second method. Instead, you can simply install Optifine 1.16.5 and besides an extreme FPS boost, this mod also adds an option to easily add shaders. After that, you should take a look at our list of new shader packs. Everything from our collection has been tested by us several times and worked without lags and bugs. Now we come to our simple step-by-step installation tutorial.


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  1. Choose a shader that best fits your hardware and click Download.
  2. Navigate to your download folder and move the ZIP archive to your desktop.
  3. Start the Minecraft launcher and select the Optifine profile. Make sure that the 1.16.5 version is selected.
  4. Click on Options, then on Video Settings and finally on Shaders. This will take you to the newly added Shaders menu.
  5. Click on Shaders Folder in the lower left corner.
  6. Move the downloaded shader file into this folder. Theoretically you can store as many packs as you want in this folder.
  7. Close the folder and return to the Minecraft window.
  8. The shader will be displayed in the list and you can activate it with just one click.
  9. Finally, click on the Done button and the installation is complete.

Shader Pack list

If you get a black screen or an error message, you should restart the game. If you still have problems after that, then your PC is probably too weak, but don’t worry, because there are more free packs in our list. You’ll probably have to compromise, because even high-end computers reach their limits with some shaders.

❓ How do I install a shader for Minecraft 1.16.5?
Find a shader on our site and start downloading it. Then move the file to your .minecraft/shaderpacks folder.
⛔️ Why does Minecraft crash when I play with a shader?
Either the shader is not compatible with your game version or your graphics card is too weak. The only quick solution is to find another shader pack.
📥 Where can I download a Shader 1.16.5?
We recommend you to check our collection, because there you will find all new packs.