Want to know what the best free texture packs are for Minecraft Bedrock? If you’re looking for a new way to change up your Minecraft experience, nothing does it faster and easier than a texture pack. But if you’re playing on Minecraft Bedrock, most of the good options are locked behind real money that you need to spend inside the Minecraft Marketplace. That’s why, below, we’ve put together a list of the best free texture packs available, all of which also work with the new Minecraft 1.18 update.
Here are the best Minecraft Bedrock texture packs:
- Bare Bones
- Jehkoba's Fantasy
- Love and Tolerance
- Paper Cut-Out
- DePixel Bedrock Lite
- 8-BitCraft 2
If you want to use the best texture packs for Minecraft Bedrock Edition, then you'll find your options are more limited than for Minecraft Java Edition. There are plenty of texture packs available for Bedrock but most of them can only be found on the Minecraft Marketplace, and you'll have to purchase them with Minecraft Coins.
Below you'll find a list of the best free Minecraft Bedrock texture packs and resource packs that we've found online. Regardless of the style you're after, you'll likely find the texture pack for you below.
Minecraft Compromise is a wonderful Bedrock resource pack for players who don't want to completely change the look of their game, but want to give it a bit of a makeover with some cleaner, crisper textures.
From a distance you could easily mistake Compromise for vanilla Minecraft, which is a testament to how closely the pack keeps to the original textures. But up close, the differences are clear. Subtle but pleasant, and very easy to enjoy - particularly when combined with a top-tier Minecraft shader pack.
Bare Bones makes your Minecraft Bedrock worlds instantly much clearer and more vibrant with its flat and colourful textures. If you're looking for a big departure from the vanilla look and you don't care about realism then Bare Bones is for you.
It's certainly not a lazy pack, despite its often flat surfaces. There are little details on almost every block type, from Wood to Copper, which add some flair and texture and character to the world. But overall it's a great, clear, vibrant texture pack which is particularly good for PvP Minecraft servers thanks to its crispness even at far distances.
PastelCraft differentiates itself from the other texture packs in this list with its refreshing colour palette. With this pack, the look of your Minecraft world becomes less saturated but remain just as characterful. That's the power of pastel colours.
PastelCraft is another pack that doesn't bother to try and make the textures more realistic than vanilla, but goes in a different direction to make your world look incredibly clean and novel. These colours can make even a trip to the Nether to gather some Potion ingredients feel calming. Whilst there, grab some Soul Sand and Wither Skulls so that you can challenge the Wither boss in your crisp, pastel world. Make sure to grab the Nether Star if you win, because you'll need it to make a Beacon.
Jehkoba's Fantasy is described by its creator, Zack Simon, as a texture pack "influenced heavily by classic SNES JRPGs, tabletop roleplay, and low-res adventure games". It's an impressively illustrated pack that somehow manages to be both new and comforting at the same time. The tools all look great in this pack, particularly when enchanted.
There's a lot of contrast in each block, which makes everything in Jehkoba's Fantasy texture pack look bold and powerful. This is one pack that's great for turning your building ideas and house plans into a reality.
Love and Tolerance
The Love and Tolerance texture pack for Minecraft Bedrock is bright, bold, and surprisingly beautiful for a 16x16 pack. The emphasis on this pack is in making your surroundings look fun and positive at all times, no matter whereabouts you are.
I love all the textures in the Paper Cut-Out pack, but I particularly adore the leaves on the trees. The author has gone to a lot of effort to add depth and three-dimensionality to the leaves and various other areas of this pack, which is what makes Paper Cut-Out stand apart from other texture packs in this list.
So if you're planning on doing lots of exploring through the wilderness (perhaps you've got a Minecraft map that needs filling out?) then give the Paper Cut-Out texture pack a try while you're at it. You may discover a new favourite.
DePixel Bedrock Lite
DePixel Bedrock Lite is probably the main rival to the Compromise pack at the top of this list, because both keep very closely to the default Minecraft textures. But DePixel's higher-resolution 32x32 textures give everything a slightly more realistic touch, while preserving the Minecraft look we all know and love.
The tradeoff, of course, is that higher-resolution textures may prove more of a drain on your device's capabilities. You can use one of the many Minecraft mods out there to track your frames-per-second and see how well each one of these packs runs on your device.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, 8-bitCraft 2 is a Bedrock texture pack which sticks close to vanilla textures but steps the resolutions down to 8x8 instead of 16x16. This is a great pack for lower-end machines running Minecraft, and it also looks very neat and charming. It somehow makes your Minecraft world look miniature, but this only adds to the novelty and sense of discovery.
How to install Minecraft Bedrock texture packs
It's incredibly easy to install texture packs for Minecraft Bedrock Edition. Here's how to do it:
- Download the Bedrock Texture Pack of your choice.
- Run the MCPACK file (the file with ".mcpack" at the end).
- Wait a few seconds for the installation to finish.
- In Minecraft Bedrock, select your world, scroll down the side bar, and click on Resource Packs.
- Select your downloaded Texture Pack and click Activate.
Now you can load up your world and enjoy your new Bedrock texture pack!
Hopefully this guide has given you a new texture pack or two that you can try out in your latest Minecraft Bedrock world. If you're still looking for the perfect world, take a look at our list of the best Minecraft seeds. If your world is ready and you want to get stuck into some actual crafting and mining, check out our handy guide on how to find Diamonds and Netherite quickly in Minecraft.