Minecraft is one of the best sandbox games ever created, and because of that, it is the perfect environment for installing mods. The popularity of mods changes fairly often, especially when Mojang releases a new version for Minecraft. Mods are typically designed to add more content to the game, which in turn gives players more reason to play.

In this article, we are going to showcase the top 5 most popular Minecraft Mods in 2021. And please note that most Minecraft mods are free, so you can easily download and install them on either PC or mobile devices.

1 - Optifine / Fastcraft

If you have a beefy computer and want to improve the graphics of Minecraft, Optifine is the best. It adds support for HD textures and more control over graphical options. On the other hand, if you are playing on a "potato computer", Fastcraft is probably your top choice. This mod significantly improves performance on low-end PCs, especially when you install a lot of mods on your version of Minecraft.

Optifine mod in Minecraft
Make your Minecraft beautiful with Optifine, one of the most popular Minecraft mods ever.

However, if your computer is in the "mid-tier", which is neither good nor bad, Optifine is the better choice. There are options in Optifine that can increase performance if needed.

2 - Biomes O'Plenty

Biomes O' Plenty is an expansive biome mod for Minecraft that adds a slew of new, unique biomes to both the Overworld and Nether. Alongside the new biomes, it also adds new plants, flowers, trees, building blocks, and much more.

While Minecraft already has a large number of biomes, it could definitely use the increase in diversity. Biomes O'Plenty has gained a lot of traction within the past month and currently has 56 million downloads.

Biomes O'Plenty mod in Minecraft
Biomes O'Plenty has a lot of beautiful landscapes.

3 - Inventory Tweaks Renewed

Minecraft is a sandbox game and more often than not you would find yourself sitting with a cluttered inventory. Just install Inventory Tweaks Renewed to deal with this problem - you will soon wonder how you lived without it.

The mod will automatically replace tools that run out of durability in your hotbar and refill stacks of blocks in your inventory. However, the best feature is the ability to sort your chests and inventory with just one click. You won't have to waste time sorting your resources anymore.

Inventory Tweaks Renewed mod in Minecraft
Inventory Tweaks Renewed is the best QOL mod in Minecraft.

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4 - LotsOMobs

LotsOMobs is more or less Biomes O'Plenty but for mobs. It adds a staggering 25 new mobs to the Minecraft world to further enrich your experience and make the biomes more realistic. Gone are the days when chickens roamed free across the savannah and squid was the only creature in the sea.

If you want to see seagulls, elephants, giraffes, narwhals, and even dinosaurs appearing in your game, install LotsOMobs.

LotsOMobs mod in Minecraft
LotsOMobs adds a lot of new animals to improve realism.

5 - Origins

Origins is a brand new mod for Minecraft that adds a "Race" origin story for players. This is a fairly common feature in RPGs. Players can now pick a race and begin playing Minecraft with a set of new special abilities. While most of them are helpful, some can be pretty damaging weaknesses.

Aside from humans, there are 9 different races that players can choose from. Each Race has its own strengths and weaknesses. The mod currently has 2.3 million downloads and can run on Minecraft 1.17.1. Overall, if you are going to roleplay RPG, Origins is one of the essential mods to install.

Origins mod in Minecraft
The various races you can choose in Origins.

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