Hardcore Mode (Concept / Add-On) [1.16+]

Fend off the dangerous mobs of the night! Seek shelter that provides protection, and find resources as you replenish your hunger. Engage to the Java-exclusive yet Hardcore Mode– all in this add-on!

created by: r4isen1920

pack version: v4.1

Hardcore Gamemode

Hard difficulty only

  • More aggressive hostile mobs
  • Ranged hostile mobs has higher accuracy 
  • Iron Golems deal massive damage to players
  • You easily get hunger, more food is needed
  • etc.

Spectator Mode

  • Hardcore mode is dependent to the world’s host; while connected players have their own independent life.
  • You only have one life, and you’ll respawn only as a spectator.
  • If you want to be able to fly in Spectator Mode, you can optionally enable Education Edition:

Enabling the Add-On

To enable and experience Hardcore mode, do the following steps:

  1. Download the Add-on from the link below
  2. Enable Education Edition (optional)
  3. Apply both Resource Pack & Behavior Pack in a new or existing world
  4. Open or Create the world. It should automatically be active.

Realms Compatibility Information

The following are my requirements for this add-on to work on Realms:

  • Version Required: 1.16 atleast. This version also fixes the bugs regarding running commands using animation controllers on Realms.
  • Experimental Gameplay: Not needed. So it works on Realms.
  • Education Edition: You may not be able to enable this feature. Features such as being able to fly in Spectator Mode will not be possible on Realms.

Changelog View more
  • Updated download links. (A A A A A A A A)
  • Updated download links.

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  • Updated download links.

(Note: Don't notify this update to everyone)

  • Resource pack should now use new horse textures.
  • Tweaks for in-game texts.
  • Updated death screen. 
  • Removed ghost player.
  • Updated download link. 


Changes for Spectator Mode
  • New: a pale, floating head and a cape will now show instead of an invisible body.
  • You can no longer interact on other mobs in Spectator Mode; this includes riding Horse or Minecarts, or even shearing Sheep.
  • Mobs should no longer look nor attack you in Spectator Mode.

Other Changes

  • Removed mode changing. See description above for detailed information.
  • Fixed a bug where on certain cases you will change into Spectator Mode when received a certain damage.
  • Rewritten behavior code. For a much stable experience, I have rewritten the behavior code so that you should experience less lag and further improve the add-on's stabilization in-game.
  • Added custom UI title. See the pause screen/menu! 

Behavior Changes

  1. Implemented forced gamerules. 
  2. Inventory management improved. You should no longer obtain unwanted items even by using /give command on certain items!
  3. Tweaked the usage of mob potions to improve the game's FPS somehow.
  4. You should no longer take damage even when you are in Spectator mode, when near a melee hostile mob.
  5. Moved the two options by using a function command instead.
  6. Used the player's behavior instead of relying too much on commands.
  7. Revoked the needs of Experimental Gameplay just to run the add-on.
  • Enhanced Flying. You can now optionally fly like the same as if you're in the Creative mode! Requires Education Edition to be enabled in your World Settings.
  • Optimized texts. Removed the 'actionbar' text, added different languages for the term "Spectate World" via the infamous Google Translate. Translations are not 100% accurate. You can contribute and help for this simple translation by contacting me on Twitter.
  • Performance Optimizations. Frame rate drop is now reduced when the whole function is triggered.
  • Enhanced Spectator. To fly, just jump, then you'll glide slowly back to the ground! This is the only option for now, but I will update it as much as possible! Also, you can no longer hurt mobs or players once you die.
  • Added 'Options'. See description for more info.
  • Others. Tweaked some texts to make it noticeable.


  • Make sure to delete the old version first, before installing or importing the pack!

Recommended 1+ GB of free memory (RAM).


Supported Minecraft versions


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156 Responses

3.71 / 5 (55 votes)
  1. SelenGus says:

    Pls support 1.16.201

  2. SelenGus says:

    Broo the link broke and i can’t download it.. Can u fix it?

  3. AlphaZairo says:

    A Top Tier Add-On Bro. I’d like to ask permission to use it in a future video. I’ll give you full credit.

  4. Aa1993nan says:

    How do i download this? Im new to this site

  5. Aa1993nan says:

    How do i download this? Im new to this site and i need this

  6. Andreibalan says:

    hardcore and spectator modes will be added in minecraft pe

  7. Lord_Khufu says:

    I can’t download, it’s just send me to a website about blank and nothing pop-up to download, please use mediafire

  8. Moon12 says:

    Good sir!Can you make it so when you die,only delete world option is available?Thanks!!

  9. Jade_Bermudo YT says:

    It says the file is removed i’m trying to download the 3.0 version but it says its removed

  10. Jade_Bermudo YT says:

    Hey can i use your addon for my future video? I will put a link on the description of my video

  11. GoAt xP says:

    it wont let me download??

  12. Ramentastegood says:

    good addon but pls take away the part when the creator of the world dies everyone else does to plz

  13. WatchoutMaps says:

    Hey, may I have permission to use this as a template for a Addon I’m making, I’ll give credit?

  14. Guest-2004097425 says:

    ami won’t let me download the mcpack file when I finish passing the shortener takes me to the shortener page and does not take me to the download link fix that xf

    • r4isen1920 says:

      Alternatively, you can download the MCPE DL app and search for ‘Hardcore Mode’ add-on. It’ll instantly import the add-on for you.

      Otherwise, check my website’s guide page for more info!

  15. Mixone6347 says:

    And also can you fix the texture problems in hardcore mode resource pack because horses, donkeys, mules have old hoof texture and zombified piglins are still pigmans, maybe there’s more but i didn’t notice, Please fix. Thanks in advance.

    • r4isen1920 says:

      This add-on does not have anything that changes textures or entity resource files. I have deprecated anything related to that.

      I only make it so that you’d go into Spectator Mode when you die. Nothing else, and it shouldn’t be at my mistake.

  16. Mixone6347 says:

    Can you remove spectator option, that way you don’t need to mess with spectator problems? If possible make main menu or delete world the only option? Thanks in advance.

  17. Guest-5524333926 says:

    Can you fix the hunger bar it’s sooo broken, it’s worse than on Java before 1.11, i can’t sprint at all or i would deplete all of my hunger bar, it’s so annoying, and on Java hardcore the hunger bar is same as playing survival on hard, rerelease your add-on as 4.1 or else. Anyways add-on is the best hardcore add-on for bedrock edition. Thanks in advance.

  18. Guest-1258641417 says:

    Can you make it when you die the only option is “main menu” and “delete world” instead of spectate?

  19. Guest-5605135263 says:

    Does this work when i want to play with my friend? He’s on Android and i’m on Windows 10 and how to set BP and RP for multiplayer if it can be played on multiplayer, but i believe it’s possible.

    • r4isen1920 says:

      Yes. Simply let that player join on the world with this add-on applied. To apply this add-on just import it and activate it into a new or existing world.

      Note that it doesn’t matter if the world is in creative mode or not as the add-on updates it for you.

  20. Guest-8780701246 says:

    Somehow, all my custom skins changed to Steve. Otherwise, its great!

  21. Danplayz52 says:

    Do I need to put a function on a command block or does it not need a setup

  22. Guest-3514639972 says:

    does not redirect me

  23. Guest-9151606739 says:

    So what difficulty to I set when I make a new world or does it not matter?

  24. Guest-7705548546 says:

    “click allow to continue”
    i won’t do it sooo.
    dislike :/

  25. Guest-3060788761 says:

    It should be more CHALLENGING if I had one heart

  26. Guest-6072775132 says:

    I know you removed the option to change the mode but is there a way I can change this in the bp, if so, were do I go so I can change it, I really want everyone to have their own life and not a shared one

  27. Guest-7157838007 says:

    What is the texture pack used in the thumbnail?

  28. Guest-2160010526 says:

    It’s because education edition is a “cheat” and is located in the cheats section when in world creation settings

  29. Guest-2500936320 says:

    Hello, so I’ve been using this RP/BP for a while and I’ve noticed that it said achievements cannot be obtained in my world. I don’t think it’s a bug but its really annoying that I’ve played for 2 weeks and can’t get achievements.

  30. Guest-6573649200 says:

    Finally an ad without a weird nude dating site ?

  31. Marvelouzzz says:

    Hey this works but theres a glitch where it changes all my skins to steve.. Even the skin packs too. I dont like to play as steve i want to be me

  32. Guest-3227308360 says:

    Download link doesn’t work, not to mention it tried to give me malicious software! Is there any other way to download it?

  33. Guest-8696273726 says:

    Hi this add-on is the best it feels like I am playing hard-core but hey that is my feeling and this is the best add-on I have ever played

  34. Guest-1515027599 says:

    Why removed the mode changing and left the world dependant one. It’s not really good on realms/servers. Mode change is really good ’cause we could choose what mode we prefer, or maybe you could’ve chosen the player dependant one instead of the world one

    • r4isen1920 says:

      This is based on my recent ‘research’ about Hardcore mode in the original Java Edition, and I just adapted the add-on into that experience.

      There is, however, some room for improvements for the add-on and I will take account into your suggestion.

      Thank you!

    • Guest-8528545058 says:

      This is a good addon but it shouldn’t apply to all players. You should make a function where when the player dies, give him an item then a function finds that item and turn him into spectate mode

  35. Guest-2142545858 says:

    What about 1.16 beta version?

  36. Guest-7745081390 says:

    everything works fine in realm only when a player dies he applies the commands to everyone and not just a player

  37. Guest-6158454757 says:

    Hi!,I making UHC on my Realm this addon are working on realm?

  38. Guest-6894656868 says:

    I’m the admin of a realm, and I need access to creative mode, if I put the normal commands it won’t let me, is there any way use creative mode?

    Sorry i don’t talk english so i used the translator.

  39. Guest-6823655094 says:

    I have a bug where the game will crash when trying to pause inside worlds

  40. Guest-8395735965 says:

    Could You Extract The Hearts Resource Pack? and adapt it bone when the person is poisoned When it is withering and so you could have spent months looking for a pack of textures that only changes that

  41. Guest-1581115984 says:

    Can you make this addon for minecraft I also want to play hard-core minecraft please make this addon support v1.16.0.57 also please

  42. Guest-8371966891 says:

    I think you should fix the resource pack, here’s a story i went to the nether and a bunch of mobs spawn and i couldn’t handle the situation then i went back at the portal and some mobs followed me in and then i fought so hard to survive and have only 5 hearts left but a normal zombie hit me once and i died instantly without see the spectate and main mune button. It just instantly turn it into spectate mode, but the real thing here is i should have still survive that attack from that zombie tho

  43. Guest-7453465729 says:

    When I open chat it switches my gamemode to spectator and I lose my world

  44. Guest-5495673437 says:

    The add-on works fine, just I can’t do multiplayer since whenever someone joins it puts me into spectator, and I did change it to the type where everyone has one life each but it still kills me. Any help?

  45. Anonymous says:

    Very good addon. But the question is. WHY SEPARATE RP and BP?

  46. Guest-4866132189 says:

    The description you give for each mode is switched from how its described on the site to how its described in-game. It confuses me from which one is actually individual lives to one life for everyone since its switched.

  47. Guest-2094736250 says:

    It directed me to a website with inappropriate content

  48. Guest-3796407173 says:

    How can I play it on realms. It dont work correctly. I’m able to respawn and go into creative

  49. Guest-6798398995 says:

    Do you know why when I host a cross-play server with the addon and someone joins the world I am put into spectator mode right away ?
    Is there any way to fix this?

  50. VladyCraftHRyt says:

    Ahora actualiza el de dormir un solo jugador, y que funcione para 1.15

  51. User-6921273367 says:

    Need to be a adult.

  52. Sky says:

    What is the difference of rb and bp?

  53. Stepfight says:

    BP wont load in

  54. Elon Musk says:

    Update this pack to the latest version of minecraft1.14

  55. Doofnuget says:

    Adfly doesn’t work for me. Can you please put the link without adfly?

  56. Doofnget says:

    Adfly doesn’t work for me. Can you please put the link without adfly?

  57. Emerald Sword says:

    Nice But A Spectator Mode Is Added Just Go Download Plug Toolbox Pe

  58. Anonymous says:

    I got it on Xbox one

  59. Salaa says:

    How do i download this on iOS I have Been trying for the past 10 minutes

  60. BENIS says:

    this addon is awesome except whenever I use it whenever I die, I click specate and it respawns me. makes the aspect of hardcore a little less exciting. don’t know if this is because I use other mods with this one.

  61. Jordan Godfrey says:

    When playing with friends, my game crashes after they leave the world, any solutions?

  62. Corey says:

    Hey I can’t use it on my realm because it closes the whole realm if someone leaves the game in any way shape or form. If you could fix it I’d definitely be using this again.

  63. Jordan godfrey says:

    When playing with friends, my game crashes after they leave the world

  64. Nestor says:

    cual de los 3 links de descarga debo descargar ?

  65. bob says:

    if it were possible. try making it so when we die the command /ability @s mayfly true happens so we can fly in survival.

    • r4isen1920 says:

      I thought of this once, did not work properly. Although you can fly in survival or adventure mode, but you’ll need to enable “Education Edition” as well.

      I’m still working on it, so don’t worry – I’ll find a way!

  66. Anonymous says:

    Wow! It’s always a ton of fun when I see an actually good addon and then the creator decides to use a shitty ad website to completely ruin it!

  67. Anonymous says:

    Man i wish there’s a mcpe version of Rlcraft

  68. Jordan Godfrey says:

    Can you make it where when playing with friends, it doesn’t apply to everyone when one person dies

  69. Good job on the add-on! I really appreciate that someone with a better experience in modding bedrock Minecraft was able to make a better add-on than myself. Cheers!

  70. Ummm... says:

    Can’t you just make us in creative mode when you die, and make you not be able to break blocks, and you will be able to fly?

    (Idk, since you could maybe force us to be in visitor mode…)

  71. An2 says:

    Specmode had to fly

  72. MasterGaeX says:

    Make the Instant Health (lvl 255) and Fire Resistance in the Spectator Mode

  73. A good review says:

    This is the best mcpe addon “D can you fix it so it doesn’t damage people

  74. Anonymous says:

    I honestly think This Is the best hc addon in mcpe Its great, but can you fox it where it doesn’t allow you to hit animals

  75. dsfdiuoaiufdosayf says:

    can u make a ragdoll physics addon??

  76. Anonymous says:

    It may seem futile, but maybe add a option to disable the *Hardcore permanent death* thing, the only thing i really want is the mob AI changes (Eg, skeleton accuracy and zombie spawning), but if you cant thats fine! I can do this myself by editing the pack itself. As i know how to make behavioral packs.

    • r4isen1920 says:

      Thats specifically my point here. If you read the description above carefully, you can see that it’s locked at the hardest difficulty only – the AI Changes sould’ve been applied already because its in the “Hard” difficulty, similar to the Java Edition.

      Hope you understand.

  77. Diana says:

    Can you please, change the name from “Hardcore Mode” to “Hard Core Mode” because it says it’s restricted on my sons phone, (I’m The Son) Just please change the name so he can play.

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