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Movement mechanics are a core aspect of any game where movement exists. So, almost every video game.
Movement mechanics affect gameplay in both obvious and subtle ways.
And we’ve compiled the best movement mods for you to experience Minecraft in a fresh way.
8. Jasons Fly Mod
Supported Versions: 1.12, 1.16
Ever played survival and wished you could fly? This mod allows you to do just that.
It’s great for the new, the builders, and the lazy.
Maybe you got stuck in a big hole? Maybe you want to build something really tall? Maybe you just don’t feel like walking?
Whatever your problem is, flying is the perfect solution.
Supported Versions: 1.12, 1.14-1.16, 1.18
Wall-jumping is an iconic ability in platformers. With Minecraft having so many parkourers, it makes sense that someone made a mod for wall-jumping. You could probably do some really cool parkour with this!
It’s not just wall-jumping either.
You can double jump and also cling to walls.
6. Iron Jetpacks
Supported Versions: 1.12, 1.14-1.16, 1.18
Iron Jetpacks is a great mod if you want to fly, but don’t just want the abilities handed to you.
There’s also fuel so you can’t just fly forever.
After all, not even birds can do that, so why should you be able to?
This mod doesn’t only offer one jetpack – it offers six (five are obtainable in survival). You’ll be switching through jetpacks like they’re clothes!
5. Smart Moving
Supported Versions: 1.7-1.8
If you were to judge Minecraft characters by how they move, you’d probably judge them as being not very smart.
You know those toys for toddlers where they try to fit the shape in the right hole? That’s what watching Minecraft characters navigate the environment feels like sometimes. Like, come on Steve, is it really that hard to crawl through a 1×1 hole?
Smart Moving combines the movement of our greatest athletes with the brains of our greatest minds to enact revolutionary movement techniques such as… sliding.
I’m honestly surprised vanilla Minecraft doesn’t have some of these!
This is a great add-on to make the game’s movements smoother and more fun.
The modder clearly took some notes from Mario too, because there are even head jumps!
The smartest way to move is always jumping on the heads of your enemies. You’ll give them brain damage and they won’t be able to move as smartly as you!
Supported Versions: 1.7, 1.12, 1.14-1.16
Move-Plus adds a range of new movement techniques to the game.
There are multiple dodging abilities included to help you out-move your enemies.
And this mod adds some subtle changes too. Although small, they definitely make movement feel smoother.
For example, there’s better movement in the game at low speeds.
It seems like a small addition but think about how often you’re at low speeds. Unless you completely don’t care about your food bar (or you’re just stocked on food), it’s probably often!
3. Movement Plus
Supported Versions: 1.18
Movement Plus is a highly configurable movement mod. It includes several new movement mechanics, most notably the ability to jump midair and coyote time.
Coyote time isn’t some were-coyote feature where you turn into a coyote every full moon. It’s a movement mechanic!
Essentially, when you run off a block, you have a small grace period where you can jump again.
By default, coyote time is very short and therefore subtle. Since there’s an entire dimension filled with lava though, you’re better safe than sorry!
2. Armor Movement Mod
Supported Versions: 1.6
Snag this one and you’ll find a ton of new wearable items in the game, designed to make moving as fun as possible.
That’s one way to inspire a workout!
Everything from grappling hooks to spring boots (the last one’s a clever play on words since the boots let you jump super high)!
This mod even offers heelys. You can slay monsters while feeling like a cool kid. And bananas, for when it’s snack time.
Supported Versions: 1.6-1.10, 1.12
If you love FPS games, you’ll love this mod.
It was primarily inspired by Fortress Forever and Team Fortress Classic. And it brings the movement mechanics found in these games (and often, in other FPS games too) into Minecraft.
This includes the common ones like bunnyhopping to the exclusive ones like Fortress Forever’s trimp mechanic. This mechanic allows you to turn your horizontal speed into vertical speed, allowing you to launch yourself into the air.
Imagine if this was a thing in real life.
You’d see Usain Bolt running like a cheetah on the track and then suddenly flying straight up because he misclicked.