How To Make Minecraft look Spooky

It’s that time of the year again: it’s Spooky Season! With Halloween around the corner, this post will teach you how to make Minecraft look spooky! And don’t worry: we’ll do this without using any mods.

First things first, you want to make sure you’re running the latest version of Minecraft. This tutorial is specifically for Minecraft 1.17.1, the version for which all packs work. If you’re watching or reading this in the future, the packs should still work. They may not work for older versions, however.

Get Started making Minecraft look spooky

To get started, you want to download five Halloween texture packs:

📦 Halloween Packs:

Default Style Halloween Pack:
Halloween Default:
Tissou’s Zombie Pack:
Fresh Animations:
Spooky Minecraft Music:

After downloading each of these packs, make sure to add them to Minecraft. If you’re not sure how to add a texture pack to Minecraft, check out this tutorial.

Once you’ve installed these packs, go to your Resource Packs in Minecraft and make sure to move the packs over to ‘Selected’. Some of these packs require Optifine to work properly. Optifine is very easy to install, here’s a tutorial on how to do it.

Now click ‘Done’ and wait the packs to load. Now it’s time to change some settings and enter some commands to make Minecraft look way better (or worse). In your ‘Video Settings’, set your Chunk Render Distance to something low, like 2 or 3. This will apply a fog to Minecraft that will make it very hard to see what is going on near you.
Another setting you should change is the ‘Brightness’ setting. Set it to the lowest value, which will show ‘Moody’.

Save the video settings and go back to your Minecraft world. Open chat and enter the following command:

/gamerule doDaylightCycle false

What this will do is make sure your world stays in the same time of day. Now make it dark by typing /time set 20000. And there you go! Start decorating your worlds, turn up your music volume and get ready to be SPOOKED!

If you like, you can make Minecraft look even darker and more ominous, by applying a shaderpack like Chocapic13 High Performance Shaders.

Video Tutorial

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