Minecraft 1.21 Shaders

Do you want to make the trial chambers look more realistic? Double your gaming fun with the Minecraft 1.21 shaders! Packed with awesome features, these shaders are super optimized and easy to install. If you’re interested, scroll through our list on this page and pick the perfect pack for you. Even the best texture packs for 1.21 can’t make the Tricky Trials update look as good as these graphics mods. We recommend downloading both textures and shaders because together, even the new mobs like bogged and breeze look insanely good.

How To Install 1.21 Shaders in Minecraft Tricky Trials

As with any major update, it takes a bit of time for the Minecraft shaders mod 1.21 to get updated. However, the process has sped up significantly compared to earlier versions like 1.20. In the past, there was only the GLSL mod, but now you have several loader options. During the snapshot, pre-release, and release candidate versions of Minecraft, OptiKai is recommended. This is a fan version of OptiFine 1.21 (both versions can be downloaded on the OptiFine page) that becomes compatible with new Minecraft versions much faster than the original. So, start with this unofficial version and later switch to the official OptiFine for shader installation.

But there’s an even better alternative. If you only want to install shaders in Minecraft 1.21 and can do without OptiFine’s other optimizations, you should definitely use the Iris shaders 1.21 mod. It’s the current market leader, like Apple in mobile phones. Iris is built from the ground up to be modern and now works with the best 1.21 shaders. It’s pretty impressive considering the project started just a few years ago.

Step-by-Step Guide to Install Minecraft 1.21 Shaders

Check out the easy steps to install everything with just a few clicks.
  1. Download a Minecraft shader for 1.21 from our list. Pick a pack that suits your preferences
  2. Install Iris 1.21 or OptiFine 1.21. The Iris mod is recommended for better performance with higher FPS.
  3. Open the Minecraft launcher, and choose the Iris or OptiFine profile you just made.
  4. Launch Minecraft with the Tricky Trials update.
  5. For Iris: Go to "Options", then "Video Settings", and select "Shader Packs". Next, click on "Open Shader Pack Folder" to access the shaderpacks folder.
    For OptiFine: Navigate to "Options", then "Video Settings", and click on "Shaders." Afterward, click on "Shaders Folder" to open the shaderpacks folder.
  6. Move the downloaded ZIP file into this folder (.minecraft\shaderpacks).
  7. Choose the newly installed pack from the shaders list in the game. If you select a shader pack using Iris, its filename will turn yellow.
  8. Click "Done" or "Apply" and all new features have been loaded.