rotrBLOCKS Resource Pack 1.17 / 1.16

rotrBLOCKS resource pack is one of many that attempts to change the plain vanilla Minecraft look for the better by upscaling textures. What is impressive about the resource pack that it manages to achieve this goal much better than most resource packs that focus on realism, vanilla theme and increased levels of details. It is a promising resource pack that is still under development. Despite being relatively new, it adds a plethora of visual upgrades. rotrBLOCKS was released in early 2021, receiving many praises from the community for the level of details it adds and for how the textures and 3D models look. The texture pack was created by user jekruy. rotrBLOCKS stands for Replace of the Reality BLOCKS. It is a fitting name as the resource pack brings photorealism to many visuals in the game. Inspired by the Faithful resource pack, rotrBLOCKS does not aim to make significant changes to the textures themselves. Even if more pixels are added, color palets and the overall design of the textures are the same. What it does is to add more details and instead of everything looking blocky, there is, even more, to see as you stand closer and closer to objects in the game. There is a certain degree of familiarity that was preserved by rotrBlocks while still making everything look better than ever. It is still Minecraft but better. Amongst the many improvements it brings, rotrBLOCKS makes trees, flowers, grass and other types of plants in the game look much more natural. There are more textures, details and much closer to how they would look in real life. While blocks are still blocky and have a limited amount of polygons, the upscaled textures make it appear as if 3D models were reworked. Stone now has cracks, wood textures are much more distinguishable, sand grains can be observed when looking up close and shadows have been improved to be much smoother. Of course, for all of these features to work, you need a PBR / POM-enabled shader pack. The author recommends using BSL Shaders.

All the added details would have not made such a noticeable impact if the lighting would have not been tuned. There is less field of view fog, reduced noise and improved light glared during the day. Clouds are also changed and are no longer blocky. As the resource pack is very new, being launched in early 2021, development is at an accelerated pace to introduce as many new blocks and textures. The latest update adds new red sandstone, sandstone, Redstone lamps, a new crafting table, new leaves for birch, oak, jungle, and spruce trees as well as a furnace and different types of wood planks. It is important to note that rotrBLOCKS is a subproject of the PRB/POM resource pack. User jekruy, the creator of Replace of the Reality Blocks resource pack is offering the 256x resolution version of the pack for free. There is also a 512x and a 1024x version of the texture pack which increases the details even further. Compared to the vanilla Minecraft resolution of 16x, that is a considerable improvement. The only downside is that the increased texture resolution also demands more resources. Even the 256x version will result in a framerate drop for users with older computers. Modern systems should be able to handle the 512x and 256x versions. The 1024x is very demanding and even the most powerful systems can struggle running rotrBLOCKS at such high resolutions. The 512x and 1024x versions of the resource pack are only available via Patreon. Supporters will gain access to them based on their membership level. The funds are means to support the creator and offer voting power to the members. Members can vote on which features and changes should be added and get access to updates earlier than everyone else. The rotrBLOCKS resource pack makes use of Optifine features such as CTM for different types of blocks. Along with Optifine HD, a BSL shader pack is also recommended to improve lighting throughout Minecraft and reduce noise levels. As per the latest update, the resource pack is currently available for Minecraft versions 1.12.x and above.

rotrBLOCKS | Replace of the Reality should be compatible with all of these Minecraft versions: 1.17.1 - 1.17 - 1.16.5 - 1.16.4 - 1.16.3 - 1.16.2 - 1.16.1 - 1.16 - 1.15.2 - 1.15.1 - 1.15 - 1.14.4 - 1.14.3 - 1.14.2 - 1.14 - 1.13.2 - 1.13.1 - 1.13 - 1.12.2 - 1.12 - 1.8.9 - 1.8.8 - 1.8.1 - 1.8.6 - 1.8

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How to install rotrBLOCKS | Replace of the Reality Resource Pack:

IMPORTANT: The pack is divided into 4 parts: Base, CTM, Font & HQ. The Base is required as it is the main pack and does not require Optifine. CTM is a connected textures addon that requires Optifine. HQ is an addon that adds new models and also requires Optifine. After downloading, unzip the archive first. Then choose whatever parts you want. We highly recommend installing all 3 parts for better visuals.

  1. Download the rotrBLOCKS | Replace of the Reality texture pack for Minecraft from the download section below.
  2. Unpack the downloaded archive, which will contain all 4 parts of the pack. The Base is required, CTM and HQ are addons, read more about them in the “IMPORTANT” section above.
  3. Launch the game client through the Minecraft launcher.
  4. On the main menu, click “Options”.
  5. On the options menu, click “Resource Packs…”.
  6. Click on “Open Resource Pack Folder”. – folder titled “resourcepacks” will pop up
  7. Move the .zip file(s) you got in the second step to the newly opened “resourcepacks” folder.
  8. Click “Done”.
  9. Click on “Resource Packs…” again.
  10. Your pack & add-ons should have appeared in the left window, just hover over it and click on the arrow pointing to the right. Make sure add-ons are always on top.
  11. Click “Done” again.
  12. The pack has now been successfully loaded and ready to be used in your world!
Changes & Updates:
  • Versions 1.13.x through 1.17.x are now merged into one version 1.17-1.13, while 1.12.x is still separate.
  • The archive now contains 4 resource packs:

Recommended shaders:

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  • None of the resource packs, shader mods or tools you see on this website are hosted on our servers. We use download links (including direct download links) provided by official authors. Therefore, they are completely safe and secure.
  • We never modify or edit resource packs in any way.
  • Although we are using the official download links, they may stop working after new updates are released. In this case, you can always use the source links from the "Official Links" section until we update the download links. And yes, we update links regularly and manually for every resource pack you see on this site.
  • By leaving comments below and voting for the pack, you help the authors improve their project.
  • Credit for the creation of rotrBLOCKS | Replace of the Reality goes to jekruy.

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  1. Troy

    There’s random items that aren’t textured, like the Iron Hoe, Diamond Pickaxe, Sticks, Animal meats, Armors, Saplings. Like a lot.

  2. Kai

    Can U add texture for glass, and the grass on mushroom island, minecart etc. ?

    1. Kai

      or mobs like enderman?

  3. Erin

    I keep getting random block and other items that aren’t textured. iron ore, Diorite, the pickaxes, ect stay in the default minecraft look

  4. Azhar Azmi

    all font on signs, name tag and players are messed up especially after using glow & colored ink

  5. chojh0208

    In night my chest show color black

    how to fix this problem

  6. Rosa

    The text on signs are messed up. Not sure if its me or the texture pack

    1. JEKRUY

      Go to the settings for choosing the language in the game and switch the parameter «Force Unicode Font«

  7. Anin

    I’m not sure I did this right. My chests, blast furnaces, glass, doors, and many other blocks are still default shader. I have the packs in this order (from top to bottom): rotrBLOCKS HQ, rotrBLOCKS CTM, rotrBLOCKS Base, Fabric Mods, Default. I have OptiFine installed. What am I doing wrong?

  8. Zarantos

    the leaves on trees are black/pink blocks, did i mess it up somehow?

    1. JEKRUY

      You probably installed resourcepack without OptiFine

  9. yweee

    it crashed and i cant go in minecraft anymore

    1. Admin (

      What resolution did you choose and are you sure that your hardware can handle 256x + resolution without any problems?

  10. Mike

    Crashes my game..

    1. Syed Meesam Ali

      What resolution did you choose and are you sure that your hardware can handle 256x+ resolution without any problems?

  11. CAM

    i downloaded it but i can see it in downloads. what do i do now?

    1. a

      go to settings, options, resource packs,click open resource pack folder, ,right click downloads, say open in new window,
      drag it to resourcepacks folder.


    it crashed my game!!


    Hi, first of all, everything is very nice, but the grass is very tiring and the water is dirty. I recommend that not everyone can play with the shader. Because not everyone’s computer is that good and some flowers have no minus, except that if you fix the texture on the wonderful grass, I use it anyway, that’s it …

  14. meltdown

    absolutely amazing! please add more textures and it would be perfect, some flowers aren’t textured, the brown grass in spruce forests isn’t textured, and both alternate furnaces aren’t. but other than that its beautiful and I cant find anything else that’s like it!

  15. Vito

    Hi! i m having a bug with connected textures! Some of them are becoming green blocks from the distance. Especially with grass and terracota.

  16. CalMedia

    bruhh this pack is sick its just that there’s now. texture for leaves

  17. tree

    UMMMMMMMMMM, why is there no texture for oak leaves, i started playing and everything has a texture except oak leaves. can you fix this,it was in 1.16 version

    1. JEKRUY

      Good day!
      I will be releasing an update very soon and I will check that every foliage block has a new model and texture.

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  19. vinc

    can u put this in Bad Lion Client?

  20. pie2pies

    how do i make the furnace go in and other objects poke out?

    1. Admin (

      Install BSL shaders and enable POM / PBR in shader settings.

      1. carter parris

        whats POM and PBR

        1. Admin (

          POM stands for Parallax occlusion mapping. Simply put, it adds a 3D effect to the block textures. Please note that POM and PBR are a feature of the shader pack, if you want to use it you will have to install the BSL, SEUS or other shader pack.