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Minecraft 1.18 Optifine: How To Install Optifine

Minecraft 1.18 Optifine: How To Install Optifine
Image: Mojang Studios

Written by 

Aaron Bayne

Posted 

1st Dec 2021 11:44

The Minecraft 1.18 Optifine mod is one of the most popular and beautiful mods out there. Minecraft isn't traditionally a showcase for gorgeous graphics, but that didn't stop modders from pushing the boundaries of what is possible with this blocky builder. Wondering how to get the best looking Minecraft experience you can, especially now that the new Caves and Cliffs update has dropped? Here's everything you need to know about the Minecraft 1.18 Optifine mod, including its visual benefits and how to download it. 

Minecraft 1.18 Optifine: Boosted Performance

The Minecraft 1.18 Optifine mod makes the game look way better.
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As inferred by its title the Minecraft 1.18 Optifine mod is an optimization mod that allows Minecraft to look better and run faster. This is of course exclusive to the Java version which runs on PC, so unfortunately console players will need to stick with the vanilla version of the game. 

By downloading Optifine you can expect a FPS boost of about double the frames, and a reduction in lag. The mod also includes a bunch of HD textures, ranging from custom terrain to item textures. You can also expect boosts to elements such as lighting, VSync, elemental improvements, and a bunch of configurable animations and details, meaning you can turn off the sun if you wanted to. 

If you are looking for a more in-detail breakdown of everything that comes with the Minecraft 1.18 Optifine mod, check out the official Optifine website.

Minecraft 1.18 Optifine: How To Download 

The Minecraft 1.18 Optifine mod can make the new mountains looks even better.
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To download the Minecraft 1.18 Optifine mod, head to the download page of the Optifine website. Once you have downloaded the installer, which will show as a preview, you'll want to head to the Appdata folder (found by typing "run" in your start menu, pressing enter, then typing in appdata), then .minecraft, and finally the versions folder. This is where you will want to install the preview Minecraft 1.18 Optifine mod. Once installed you can delete the preview. 

Next up you'll want to boot up the Minecraft launcher, and ensure that the Optifine build of the game is selected in the drop-down menu on the left. Hit play and the game will begin to load up. You'll now be able to jump right into the far more beautiful version of the game thanks to Minecraft 1.18 Optifine. 

That's everything you need to get the Minecraft 1.18 Optifine mod up and running. Now that you've got everything looking pretty, you'll want to know how to make a Minecraft server

 

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