Data packs are a new way to mod Minecraft 1.16, but we haven’t been able to find a complete list of good, high-quality Minecraft 1.16 data packs that are ready to be installed in your Minecraft maps. Because of this, we thought we might as well go ahead and create one. This is all of the best data packs that Minecraft 1.16 has to offer. These aren’t any a certain order. They have just been added as we have found them. If you need help on learning how to download and install data packs in Minecraft 1.16, be sure to check out our in-depth tutorial by clicking here!
*Note: We will not be putting the same type of data pack more than once. For example, there will only be one Magnet data pack listed here even though there are several. If you have a unique data pack and want to be featured on this list, just comment below with a link to your data pack’s download page. If we like it, it will be added!
Vanilla Tweaks are a bunch of different datapacks created by Xisumavoid for Minecraft 1.16. They include everything from and AFK fishing display to anti-creeper grief to customizable armor stands to even redstone rotation wrenches, player graves, villager death messages, custom villager shops, sethome, and so much more. There are over 30 different datapacks for you to choose from when it comes to the Vanilla Tweaks suite of datapacks. Many of these datapacks are also featured in the very popular HermitCraft series that features a bunch of popular YouTuber’s. Thus, you may also know these as the HermitCraft datapacks!
If you want more advancements/achievements in your Minecraft 1.16 world, this is the data pack for you. It adds in 277 advancements and 13 tabs that will give you tons more to do. On top of that, it alters or adds over 30 crafting recipes letting you craft tons of new stuff very easily! See all of the recipes here. One of the best things about the Expanded Advancement and Recipe Pack is that adds a lot of 1.16+ achievements letting you dig even deeper into the aquatic update!
Voodoo Packs is a collection of data packs for all kinds of different things in Minecraft. Thee truly are too many to mention here. There is everything from the bed sleep menu to mob muffler to shulkermites to gravestones, item magnets, friendly wither’s, and more. There are tons of different data packs available, and they are all updated for 1.16+! At the time this article is going up, there are over 65 data packs from Voodoo Beard alone. Truthfully, if you want to take your datapack game to the next level, this is where you can do it.
The TreeCaptitator datapack for Minecraft 1.16 makes chopping down trees a lot easier. It does this by making it where if you cut down one block from a tree all of the logs above that will break as well. No matter what kind of logs you want to cut down, it works for them all, and don’t worry about other logs that aren’t apart of trees. Those will be completely ignored!
This datapack adds ships, which can be found out on the oceans while exploring. Some of them will welcome you, others will probably not like it if you come aboard. They have all kinds of villagers and NPCs on them to combat you and make your ocean exploring even more fun.
Veinminer is a simple data pack that allows you to mine entire veins of ores quickly by just crouching while you are mining ores. This makes mining extremely efficient. Veinminer also works to reduce lag by adding in stacking for experience orbs. This is an awesome mod that makes mining a lot easier!
RPG Loot is a data pack that adds randomly generated items with rarities that you may remember from Borderlands, Dying Light, Darksiders II, Fortnite, and many other games. These items are added with the goal of making exploring much more rewarding and exciting, without breaking the vanilla game balance too much.