The Better Crossbows/Bolts Data Pack aims to improve your experience with the staple weapon in Minecraft – the crossbow. This data pack adds 5 new types of ammunition for you to use with different effect and destructiveness.

Note: This data pack uses a resource pack so make sure to Extract the zip file and put the “data” folder and the “resource” folder in the right place.


How to Use:

  • Throws a book and an arrow on the ground to receive a guide book for the data pack.
  • Bolt: throws 8 arrows and 1 iron ingot to craft.
  • Golden-Tipped Bolt: throws 8 Bolts and 1 golden ingot to craft.
  • Fire Bolt: throws 8 Bolts and 1 torch to craft.
  • Lightning Bolt: throws 8 Bolts and 1 diamond to craft.
  • Explosive Bolt: throws 8 Bolts and 1 TnT to craft.


  • Regular Bolt: A new higher damage ammo, deal more damage than the arrow.
  • Golden-Tipped Bolt: An even stronger damage ammo than a regular bolt.
  • Fire Bolt: Lights mobs and the world on fire.
  • Lightning Bolt: Strikes lightning wherever it hits.
  • Explosive Bolt: It Blows stuff up in a small radius.














How to Install:

  1. Download the data pack from the link below.
  2. Launch Minecraft. At the main menu, choose Singleplayer.
  3. Select the world you want to install this data pack, then click on Edit button at the bottom of the screen. Choose Open World Folder. A window will pop out — open data packs folder. Now you should drop the data pack compressed file you have just downloaded into that folder.
  4. Right click the data pack Zip file and press Extract here.
  5. Paste the file into the resource folder in Minecraft.
  6. Back to the game, press Save to complete.
  7. Enter the world and enjoy it. If you didn’t get the installation message, run the command /reload. If you cannot use /reload command, you should create a new world.

Better Crossbows/Bolts Data Pack + Resource Pack Download Links:

For Minecraft 1.14.1

Download to Server 1 Download to Server 2

For Minecraft 1.14.4

Download to Server 1Download to Server 2