Hardcore Mode Add-on

This is an add-on that tries to recreate the hardcore mode that has only been exclusive to Java Edition players for many years… until now. It’s as close as we will probably get to a Hardcore mode in the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft until Mojang releases it officially.

This hardcore mod allows for multiplayer/singleplayer play!

Remember if you would like to play multiplayer, make sure all players have joined the game before the mod has been installed, otherwise they will join in Spectator mode!

This add-on replaces the original health bar with the hardcore mode health bar, 

It also replaces the death screen with the hardcore text you’d usually see when dying on a hardcore world on the Java Edition version of Minecraft!


The add-on doesn’t require you to destroy your bed after you sleep anymore!

With this new update, you now do not need to destroy each bed you use any longer, as beds now do not change player spawn points!

It also adds a nice recreation of spectator mode so when you die you can still look around the creations in your world!

Other than that, the game itself is completely in vanilla. Remember when creating your new world, make it in Survival mode, make the difficulty setting on Hard, and turn cheats on so you can install the add-on correctly into your world!

For a slideshow guide of how to install the mod, click here!

For an easier to understand video installation of the mod, watch the video below!

Changelog View more

Spectator Mode Changes

  • Added Unbreaking III & Mending Elytras for Spectators.
  • Added Weakness status effect for Spectators so they cannot damage other entities in the world after their gamemode has been changed.
  • Removed Feather Falling status effect so Elytras can glide faster while in Spectator.
  • Inventory is now cleared upon entering Spectator mode.
  • Color of the text changed to gold.

Changes to Sleeping

  • Armor stand now acts like the spawn point, eliminating the need to set the pressure plate as the world spawn. 
  • Players do not have to destroy beds after using one, as the function Sleepcycle will now continuously set spawn to the stone pressure plate.

Installation Process Changes

  • Now includes instructions on how to set up the new features the update has added.
  • Color of the text changed to dark red.


  • Added 1.13 beta as a supported Minecraft version as I found it was compatible with the Add-On.
  • Updated the Google Drive download link to the latest version & added "(Download for Consoles)" to the display text.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a major bug that didn't allow the add-on to be imported via .mcpack

Request Fulfillments

  • Added MediaFire download links for those who requested them!

 Installation Description

  • Added an installation description & a disclaimer


Watch YouTube video linked in the description or use the Imgur photo gallery to learn how to install the add-on into your Minecraft world!



Supported Minecraft versions

1.12 1.13 (beta)

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63 Responses

3.91 / 5 (20 votes)
  1. SavageGamez says:


  2. Thanos2Doggo says:

    Unfortunately, downloading content from here on iOS iPads are no longer possible (which applies from iOS 13 and higher).

    The reason is that the new feature download manager messes it and makes impossible to load into Minecraft, this is currently beta and might not be like that after the beta if it does stay like that then it’s over, f.

    If there is an way to get through it reply ASAP!

    • Thanos2Doggo, I have not heard of this issue before. What happens when you try to open the .mcpack file after downloading it exactly? Maybe you could inform MCPEDL about this issue and see if it could be resolved! Thank you for your feedback!

  3. Chris says:

    Hey, when i die it shows the normal gameover quit or spectate, but when i leave the world and rejoin, it lets back in like a regular non-hardcore world would. other than that its good

    • Thank you for sharing your feedback to me Chris, I appreciate it! This new update I’m working on fixes many issues with this add-on. (apparently even including the issue described!) Stay tuned, as it’s coming very soon!

  4. Kryterior says:

    When i type /function installer/installer it says its not found even though i have both the addon and resourse on the world

    • The function command is very case-sensitive. Did you type /function Installer/installer? Or did you type /function installer/installer? If you typed the latter, then that would most likely be causing that issue.

  5. Kry says:

    Hope u see this 😉
    When i type /function installer/installer i get an error that says.
    /function installer/installer not found even though i had downloaded both of them and had them as behavior and resource packs set on the world. Any solutions?

  6. Ok says:

    Do you have to activate cheats?

  7. Chub says:

    Hey, I don’t know if you know this but do you know if this is Xbox supported?

  8. Hou_nd says:

    It doesn’t work for me. Maybe Mediafire would fix the problem?

  9. Liam says:

    That’s not helpful the link

  10. Liam says:

    That’s not helpful

  11. fxl happy says:

    it doesent work for me when i downloaded the resources and behaviours separately and went into mc it just said import stared… and then nothing happened

    • This issue has now been fixed, thank you for telling me about this problem! There was an error with Minecraft where it would be able to import the mod properly, but just not be able to read it!

  12. Gamezone says:

    This is very close to the real Java Edition counterpart.

    Great job!

  13. Chub says:

    Hey, can you make this a media fire link?

  14. Chub says:

    Hey, can you make a media fire link for this?

  15. TheDiamondBlue1 says:

    Can I make a Minecraft Series with this Addon on my YouTube Channel. I will credit you and have a link to this download page(This Website Page) and I can have the link to your YouTube Channel if you have one. I think people would love a little challenge in their worlds.

  16. RAEdoom says:

    Can You make a zip version of this I really want toplay it on my Xbox

  17. Iamuss76 says:

    Access Denied when pressing the .mcpack links

  18. CaptianStoopid says:

    I can’t download the pack, it keeps giving me an error message.

    • Try deleting the older versions of the add-on first if you downloaded them in your resource_packs & behavior_packs folder first, then download the Google Drive download and put the resource pack into the resource_packs folder, and put the behavior pack into the behavior_packs folder. Sorry for the inconvenience, I will try to resolve the problem as soon as possible!

    • A major bug has been fixed not allowing Minecraft to read the add-on properly. Try downloading the newest .mcpack files now!

  19. AddonHelper says:

    This mod looks cool, but I for some reason can’t download it, is there any explaination? When I click on Hardcore_Mode_Resource.mcpack (same with behavior) it takes me to a error page. Could you fix this?
    For now I will rate this pack 4 stars, I would take it up to a 5 if there is a solution. Thanks

  20. Pop says:

    This is so great I have been waiting for this for so long

  21. LanceA27 says:

    Does your health regen when you took damage?

  22. ariel says:

    I pressed Spectate World and it just respawned me

  23. Ezekia says:

    Amazing! I’ve always wanted something like this! 🙂

  24. Jordan says:

    Not working, did what u said on the instructions when making a world,once i did and spectate im still in normal mode

    • Remember to set your spawn point onto the stone pressure plate (stand on top of the pressure plate and type /setworldspawn into chat), because if you don’t, when you respawn you will not be changed into Spectator mode.

  25. Josh says:

    Make mobs deadly so it will be cool!

    • If regular hardcore mode isn’t enough of a challenge for you, try Ultra Hardcore by turning off Natural Regeneration in the World settings. (or /gamerule naturalregeneration false in-game). This setting will not allow you to naturally regenerate health when you’ve been hurt, adding onto the already hard challenge of Hardcore Mode!

  26. Redrix YT says:

    This addon is pretty useful good job on the coding side but i reccomend when giving players effects make it true at the end of the command so the particles are not visible… correct me if im wrong but i think thats possible

    • Yes, you’re very much correct as it is possible! I’m going to be releasing an update that smooths out the rough edges of this mod and make it much more polished. It will include no particle effects on players in Spectator mode as well.

  27. Blocky Gamer says:

    Great Idea but add mining fatigue also do you can not break blocks

    • I don’t think I understand your comment, do you want me to add mining fatigue while you’re playing and still alive, or do you want me to add mining fatigue to the Spectator mode? If you’re talking about during gameplay, probably not. I would like to keep the game mode as close to Java Edition’s counterpart as possible. If you’re talking about during Spectator mode, there is no need to do so, as you cannot break blocks while you’re in said Spectator mode.

  28. Dude when people go in my world they automatically turn into spec mode. How do I turn them into normal mode?

    • It’s recommended that once all of the players you want have joined your world, you then set up the mod. To turn someone back into normal survival mode, you must first type /effect name clear, then type /gamemode s name. (replace name with the desired user’s username)

  29. JeanM says:

    This is so good, i was wating for someone to do this, Thx so much!!!

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