To mark the Minecraft 1.17 Caves & Cliffs update and Faithful Texture Packs 1.17, we thought we’d celebrate and detail what are currently the must-have faithful resource packs to use when exploring all of the game’s latest content. Stalagtites, lush biomes, you name it. They’ll all look great with these packs installed!
Faithful resource packs are a simple breed. They basically look to add a bit of razzle-dazzle to the graphics of Minecraft, without getting rid of the game’s iconic charm. With packs ranging from 16×16 to 128×128 resolution, there’s a faithful pack out there for just about anyone!
Glad you asked! Below you’ll see a list of all the best faithful packs for 1.17. Each of them works a little differently and offers something totally unique, so it’s good to try them all.
A total classic. This faithful 32x pack is one of the most recognizable (and for good reason!). This pack takes everything you love about the game of Minecraft and doubles its graphical fidelity. Opting for two times the amount of pixel space compared to the default set of textures, this pack is a shining example of how with just a slight upgrade, Minecraft’s visuals can be truly stunning.
This version has also been very popular with PvP UHC players due to it’s improved aesthetics and claims of faster FPS from most YouTubers and reviewers.
More pixels! More, I say! With 32×32 being double of the default MC textures, it only makes sense that 64×64 would soon make an appearance hence the birth of Faithful 64x. Known for all the same reasons as the previous entry, this pack goes even further into the land of high-resolution textures and boasts four times the amount of pixels than default Minecraft. Perfect for players with higher-end PCs, this pack is gorgeous all over.
Steven’s Traditional pack is a unique entry on this list, as it stands out amongst the crowd as a very personal, yet very accessible faithful pack. For years now, Steven has been updating his pack along with every subsequent Minecraft release, and players have never quite stopped being crazy about the pack. Using a chunky 64×64 resolution, Steven’s textures are both faithful and yet full of character, giving players one of the best-looking Minecraft experiences around.
Don’t go thinking for one second that we forgot about all you non-java players out there! Even those playing on Windows 10, console, or mobile device want to experience some quality faithful packs, and they can! Faithful PE is available for you as well! This pack is specifically designed to combat the differences between Minecraft Java and Minecraft Bedrock. All the amazing 32×32 textures are here but are tailored especially to work with the Minecraft Bedrock infrastructure. The results are truly stunning.
✔ Keeps the original style and tone of Minecraft alive
✔ Boosts texture resolution allowing for crisper textures and more detail
✔ Don’t affect the look of builds
X Not particularly stylized or in your face
X Nothing else, really!
Faithful pack installation is super easy. If you’re brand new to packs, don’t worry. Just in the section below, you’ll see a simple guide on resource pack installation that will have you basking in faithful fun in no time at all.
To begin, download the zip file for the resource pack you want to play with. When that’s done, make your way to Minecraft’s main menu.
We’re looking to open the resource pack folder for Minecraft, so go to options>resource packs>open resource pack folder. This will open the folder for you.
Alternatively, you can access the folder at any point (with the game opened or closed) by going to one of the following appropriate file directories:
To install the pack of your choosing, just drop the zip file into the resource pack folder. Then, go to Minecraft’s resource pack menu and activate it. Simple! Now you can get to enjoy Faithful 1.17!
Note: Currently, faithful packs are not yet released to the public. However, you can download the previous versions while the developers work on their 1.17 versions.