Mods for Minecraft are a great way to modify the sandbox in many different ways. There are Minecraft mods for almost every possible scenario. They help to make the game more fun than others. This mod makes a small tweak to one of the game’s most central elements that helps make things a little easier, and adds a little more excitement to every block broken.
While some of the coolest Minecraft mods can change the game in phenomenal and obvious ways, like this Breath of the Wild mod, or this one that adds Half-Life 2 Gravity Guns to the game, there are others that are a little bit more subtle. For players who value the integrity of Minecraft over all else, it’s these mods that are more interesting to them, because they don’t want to add anything too over-the-top to the mix.
This Minecraft mod alters one of the most basic aspects of the game, mining. The DarkMining – Better Block Drops mod simply alters what items drop when you’re mining a block. While you’ll still get the standard drop – a piece of dirt from a dirt block, for example – you’ll also have a chance for that block to drop something extra.
Dirt blocks can drop potatoes, carrots and diamonds. Blocks with higher rarities like End Stone may drop Ghast Tears and even Ladders. This mod also allows ore blocks to drop twice as much, and provides similar bonuses for other gemstones. CurseForge has the mod available for download if you like its sound.
It’s a simple change, but one that helps make mining a lot more exciting, and it streamlines a lot of the early game in a fun way. This is particularly useful in the initial hours of Minecraft. Most of us have been through it 1,000 times. A luck-based speedup that alters your opening hand is a great thing.
If you’re looking forward to the next big update, keep an eye on our guide on the Minecraft 1.20 release date. We’ve also got some truly eye-wateringly impressive Minecraft builds for you to look at as well, so don’t miss out on those.