How To Install Shaders With Optifine in 2022: Step-By-Step Blueprint

Well, today I’ll be sharing the easiest way on the internet on how to install shaders with OptiFine. Even I followed the same path while installing the Shaders Pack on my PC! Be with me till the end and you’ll easily be installing shaders after this article, let’s go step-by-step!

Don’t forget to grab the Blueprint at Step Number 4!

I’ll be going from basics so that you don’t miss anything and I’ll give my best to explain to you in the simplest manner.

Minecraft is a sandbox construction game created by Mojang Studios. The Minecraft game for PC is available for $26.95 and basically, this gameplay includes players who can interact with the game world by placing and breaking several types of blocks in a 3-D environment.

If you are in a hurry just go with the Table Of Contents section below to get what you want!

Why To Install Shaders with OptiFine? 

After Installing Shaders in Minecraft your total visual experience will change and you’ll not believe that how better the graphics, lighting and your overal experiece will change. In a nutshell installing shaders with OptiFine will change your graphical and visual experience towards the game!

Shaders are one of the magnificent mod, and if you are a Minecraft lover then you might have seen on YouTube or somewhere else (mostly online streams) that how shaders work and what difference it makes after installing it!

How To Install Shaders With OptiFine Step-By-Step in 2022?

This is what you have come here, well I will list a Step-by-Step guide with a BLUEPRINT below make sure you go through it properly and let me know if you have any problems in the comments.

The latest version of Minecraft is (Minecraft 1.16.3) and the shaders pack for this is available and I’ll definitely guide you about this below!

Plus after the guide make sure you checkout the FAQ section, it might solve some of your Queries!

Step 1 – Download & Install OptiFine

Your shaders pack won’t run on Minecraft without OptiFine, you’ll be requiring OptiFine for that. So, below I’ll be guiding you to install OptiFine. 

For those who don’t know anything about OptiFine, I would like to tell you…

OptiFine is a mod and one of the popular and most useful mod for Minecraft. Like Minecraft lovers are mad behind this! Well, what does Minecraft does, I mean what’s special in OptiFine?

So, see OptiFine helps you to play Minecraft with extra smoothness, no lag, and double FPS!

I’m thankful to OptiFine that they are there present or else the fun element would always have been a loophole!

Now I think that you might be familiar with what exactly OptiFine is, let’s install it now.

Check the below-mentioned button link (in red color) to know more about how to install OptiFine in detail Step-by-Step!

This will show you to Install OptiFine Step-By-Step with Pictures.

Here’s your special link to that Short & Easy Picture Guide

Link To The Picture Guide Install OptiFine Step-By-Step

Just open the above-listed site in another tab and go through that to Install OptiFine.

Once you have successfully installed OptiFine go to Step – 2!

Step 2 – About The Shaders Pack

This is also one of the important factors in this whole guide! So, bear in mind that you don’t make any mistakes!

Shaders can take your Minecraft game to next level and you’ll experience the new visual features after installing it! Every element in the game gets a new shiny look after the installation of Shaders Pack.

Below listed are the Top 5 Shaders Pack in Minecraft!

  1. Continuum
  2. Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders
  3. Chocapic13’s Shaders Pack
  4. Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders
  5. BSL Shaders

Now all of these are not the same and neither they perform the same! But they are different and work differently in the same manner for a better visual experience.

I think that you might be quite familiar with all the things, from shaders to OptiFine you are quite familiar!

Now, after coming the half way to the guide!


Now, let’s move on to the ‘How To Install Shaders With OptiFine‘ section!

Step 3 – Download The Shaders Pack

Well, as I told you about the Shaders pack and all about them like what’s the use and why we use and all, so as I had listed the Top 5 Shaders above, you can go with any one of them.

Like while installing OptiFine in Minecraft you always check the version of OptiFine whether it matches the corresponding Minecraft version and then you install it right?

But, Not here!

So, you need not worry about the version compatibility, any latest version of the shaders mod pack will work.

There are hundreds of Shaders available from the darkest one to the brightest, but I’ve mentioned some of the most popular and best shaders lists below with their respective link!

Earlier the list that I mentioned about the Top 5 Shaders Pack, so here’s the download link of all of those Top 5 Shaders!

Install Shaders!

  • Continuum – Link
  • Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders – Link
  • Chocapic13’s Shaders Pack – Link
  • Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders – Link
  • BSL Shaders – Link

If you have more information or a lover of Minecraft then leave a comment below about the best shaders pack and I’ll add a link to that shaders in this post! Just let me know in the comments.

Or else these are good to go! 

Did You Know: Make sure that you have a high-end PC or laptop or else installing this type of shaders would result in no difference in your game!

Install the shaders and done!

Let’s move to STEP 4!

Moving on…

Step 4 – Blueprint To Install Shaders With Optifine

Make sure you choose only one of the Shaders Pack that I mentioned above and then move forward to this step.

blueprint to install shaders in minecraft

Moving forward with one of the most IMPORTANT steps! I’ll try my best to show you in the simplest form to Install Shaders, follow it Step-by-Step!

Follow this to Install shaders with optifine:

  1. Download your desired shaders pack from ‘Step 3’
  2. Open Minecraft Launcher and play with OptiFine
  3. Come on Minecraft main menu
  4. Click the ‘Options’ button
  5. Now click the ‘Video Settings’ button
  6. Next click on the ‘Shaders’ button
  7. Click on the ‘Shaders Folder’ button
  8. Move the ‘Shaders Pack Folder’ that you installed from step 3 to the ‘Shaders Folder’ that you just opened with the ‘Shaders Folder’ button from Minecraft.
  9. Done with Installing Shaders Pack?
  10. Now close the folder and restart Minecraft!
  11. When you open your Minecraft back make sure you open with the OptiFine so that you can run the Shaders, remember to open with OPTIFINE!

Happy? Congratulations homie on installing shaders with optifine SUCCESSFULLY!

Still not got what I was trying to say then watch this easy beautiful YouTube Video!

I hope that you are happy now but…

Step 5 – Remember The Last 3 Steps

So, the blueprint was quite easy but I think that a few of you might have stuck at the last 3 steps from the blueprint!

Were You?

Well, it’s easy just make sure that you move carefully the ‘Shaders Pack’ that you installed to the Shaders Folder!

Or else just go through the last 3 steps again from the BLUEPRINT, and I think your problem will definitely be solved.

I have given my 100% to solve your problem!

Then too, you are left with any doubts, check the FAQ section it would help you a lot! Your basic question will be answered over there, still, you have any question left leave a comment and you’ll be helped!

Moving on To FAQ section!

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ

Well, I’ve listed 5 Shaders Pack in Step 3, Choose any one shader and Install the Shaders Pack. Whatever the version it may be, it is compatible with Minecraft, so don’t look for the exact latest version of the Shaders Pack.

Minecraft Java 1.16.3 is the latest Minecraft Version but see any latest Shaders Pack version would run on Minecraft, no need to find the exact latest shaders pack

Yes, you can use Shaders with OptiFine, and without OptiFine Shaders won’t work, so make sure you have OptiFine installed.

BSL Shaders, Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders, and OptiFine are some of the best shaders for Minecraft.

Follow these steps to get the Shaders Folder In Minecraft, Go To Minecraft Launcher, then Play with OptiFine, Come on the main menu on Minecraft, Go to Options button, then on Video Settings button, Click on Shaders Button, and there you’ll get the Shaders Folder.

Well, these 5 are the best! Continuum, Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders, Chocapic13’s Shaders Pack, Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders, and BSL Shaders


I hope that you have learned that ‘How to install Minecraft Shaders with Optifine’ so Congrats on that and go and have fun playing Minecraft.

Let me know in the comments if you have any problems while installing it. (Shaders Pack or OptiFine) The only problem or the most difficult part of the whole GUIDE is getting to the shaders folder from the Minecraft Launcher.

Just follow the steps exactly and your problem will be solved!

Now, I’d like to hear from you in the comments!

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