Noble Shaders 1.21 → 1.20, 1.20.6

Author Belmu
Supported GPUs

This isn’t just another shader pack; Noble shaders add ultra-realism that floored us during our test run. One major reason the pack awakened us is its use of Path Tracing. For the uninitiated, think of path tracing as the secret sauce that makes everything in Minecraft look mind-bogglingly real. It’s like the difference between watching a cartoon and stepping outside into the real world – the new depth, the light, the shadows, it’s all there. And guess what? You can get this beauty for free right after reading our review. So, read the entire article to find out the absolute highlight features and who the creator is!

Minecraft Dripping in Colors

Right off the bat, the vibrant hues of the Minecraft landscape caught our attention. The reflection of the ore blocks was nothing short of mesmerizing – it’s like having the world’s most precious jewels right at your fingertips. The colors in Noble are so good; you’ll feel like you’re inside a painting that’s come to life. Take a look at the screenshots if you want to know exactly what we’re writing about!

Gleaming Waters and Realistic Skies

But wait, also the water and sky are great. Gliding over the ocean in a boat felt akin to looking out over the horizon from the deck of a grand cruise ship, like the AIDA. The water’s realism, combined with the true-to-life sky, mimics the real world in perfection. The sun, no longer a quirky Minecraft square, transforms into a dazzling point of light that’s too bright to gaze into directly, just like the real midday sun.

From Miami-Inspired Beaches to the Savannas

After our sea adventure in the in-game test, we took to the Minecraft beaches that reminded us of a sunny day in Miami – a testament to the Noble shader’s ability to bring out the best in Minecraft’s varied landscapes. Our test run didn’t stop there; we explored every biome Minecraft has to offer with the pack. The savanna, with its distinctive yellow grass and deeply cut river valleys, was a standout, perfectly complementing the NobleRT shaders color palette. Although, a heads-up, the world can get a tad darker under the cloud-covered sky. But that’s where the magic happens – the shader pack plays on light and shadow.

Nighttime Spectacle

Let’s describe the night experience, shall we? The way Noble shaders handle light sources is pure eye candy. The glow from torches and glowstone creates a dramatic backdrop, casting shadows of passing mobs that add an exciting, albeit not too spooky, atmosphere. Unlike the Insanity shaders, which dial the creepiness up to eleven (not recommended before bedtime unless you want a detour from your nightly bathroom trip), the Noble texture pack maintains a family-friendly vibe. It’s all the excitement without the nightmares.

Developer of the Noble Shaders

Let’s talk about the developer behind Noble Shaders for Minecraft – a creator named Belmu. He is a self-taught developer, and his fascination with computer graphics kicked off around the start of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. He wanted to create his customized visuals for Minecraft. Imagine being able to tweak one of your favorite games to look exactly the way you’ve always dreamed. That’s pretty cool, isn’t it? From that point, his curiosity only deepened, driving him to delve further into ray tracing, path tracing, and so on. It’s pretty amazing to think that this entire project largely hinges on one person’s efforts. Sure, he’s had a bit of help from the community here and there, but at the end of the day, it’s mainly Belmu himself cracking away at new code,

Open Source

In our opinion, this guy isn’t just another guy from the community; he has a golden heart. Belmu is all about keeping his project open source. That’s right, he vows to keep current and future full releases totally free from permanent monetization. While some extra goodies might be available through his Patreon, like early access to NobleVX beta versions, Belmu’s adamant that no one should fork over monthly cash to download his work. And just a fun fact: Belmu is a big anime fan. So, if you’re into anime as well, you might want to check out the Minecraft anime texture pack.

But let’s keep it real – the creator is pretty upfront about being a GLSL newbie, especially when you compare him to shader legends like Sonic Ether. However, don’t let that fool you. Despite his modesty, Noble shaders stand tall among the best, delivering new Minecraft graphics that are hard to find elsewhere.


Noble was published on August 7, 2022 and is compatible with these Minecraft versions: 1.21 - 1.20.6 - 1.20.5 - 1.20.4 - 1.20.3 - 1.20.2 - 1.20.1 - 1.20 - 1.19.4 - 1.19.3 - 1.19.2 - 1.19.1 - 1.19 - 1.18.2 - 1.18.1 - 1.18 - 1.16.5 - 1.16

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How To Install Noble Shaders

Here’s a simple guide for PC users on installing Noble in Minecraft Java Edition. If you’re using Minecraft Bedrock Edition and the pack is available for Bedrock/MCPE, you can simply click on the downloaded file to install it.
  1. Download the Noble shaders for Minecraft from the file section below. Pick the file that matches your Minecraft edition and version.
  2. Install Iris or OptiFine. 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.
  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. In the game, choose the newly installed pack from the shaders list. 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.

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