Addons give you the ability to alter the way things in your game look and behave. With Addons, you are able to change the rules, appearances and mechanics of things in the game. At a basic level, you are able to change the way mobs look. However, you are also able to change the way they behave. Addons will help you bring new gameplay ideas to life.
Apparently, there are two sample Addons that are available for free download on minecraft.net/addons. One was made by Team Minecraft, and one was made by community members SethBling, BlockWorks and the Mindcrack crew. You are able to try them on your iOS, Android, Oculus Rift, Gear VR, Kindle fire or Windows 10 device. You have to note that Addons work in a single-player game or with friends on multiplayer or on a Realm. Please download the Addons from minecraft.net/addons and follow the installation instructions there.
HOW DO YOU USE MINECRAFT ADD-ONS
You are able to download Addons from the internet or make your own. To install new Addons, you need to follow the instructions at minecraft.net/addons. After you have installed them, you are able to apply them to different worlds by navigating to the Behavior Pack or Resource Pack tabs in the World Settings. To make your own Addons, Minecraft’s unmodified files are a nice place to start. Just download these zips of the resource packs and behaviour packs and get creative.
All mobs are created up of components which define their appearance and behavior. For example, a chicken has behaviors that make it attracted to seeds, and a model which makes it look like a chicken. With Addons, you are able to take any existing component of a mob and remix them across other mobs. For example, you are able to add a rideable component to the chicken to ride it.
WILL ADDONS RUN ON MY VERSION OF MINECRAFT?
You have to know that Addons is going to work on any platform which runs the Bedrock Edition. Even, you are able to experience them in VR with the Gear VR Edition, Kindle Fire, and on Oculus Rift with the Bedrock Edition. Also, they are going to work in multiplayer and on Realms, so you are able to play with your friends.
HOW DO YOU USE ADDONS ON REALMS?
To use Add-Ons on Realms, first you need to read the instructions above in “How do I use Add-Ons?”. Then, if you want to add your Add-On to a Realm, you are able to navigate to the Behavior Pack or Resource Pack tab in your Realm settings. From there you are able to manage all the Add-Ons active on your Realm. Also, you are able to upload a new world to your Realm that already has the Addons added to it. Please remember that you will be replacing both the world and all the Addons currently active by doing this.
If you want to add an Add-On from Marketplace, buy the content and use the “Create on Realms” button to upload the content directly to your Realm. Also, you are able to use the above methods to add the Add-Ons to your Realm for Marketplace content. If you connect to a Realm from any Bedrock Edition device, automatically you are going to get any Addons applied to that Realm.