How to add boss mobs to Minecraft

Minecraft boss mobs
New boss mobs can be easily added to Minecraft (Image via Mojang Studios || Curseforge)

Minecraft has had only two boss mobs for several years: Ender Dragon and the Wither. The former was the first and only final boss mob created and was added to the game's first official version, while the latter was added a year later as a second boss mob, which doesn't necessarily tie in with the game's underlying story and needs to be manually summoned.

Since then, Mojang Studios hasn't added a new boss mob, though many term the Warden as one, the developers had a completely different intent. Thankfully, the game supports third-party features created by the active community for adding custom boss mobs.

This article will show how to go about this process.


Steps to add boss mobs to Minecraft

Search for a boss mob mod

CurseForge provides various mods, including those that add boss mobs (Image via Curseforge)
CurseForge provides various mods, including those that add boss mobs (Image via Curseforge)

As mentioned. Mojang Studios hasn't added any new boss mob for the upcoming updates, so the only way to do that is through mods. First, search online for a boss mob you'd like to fight against. Fortunately, the player base has come up with every boss mob imaginable. From basic mini-bosses made from existing hostile mobs in Minecraft to extremely massive and borderline impossible-to-defeat monsters.

CurseForge has thousands of mods for every kind of feature, including bosses. While some boss mob mods will simply tweak existing bosses or hostile mobs, others will add entirely new ones. Some of the best boss mob mods include Cracker’s Wither Storm, Bosses of Mass Destruction, and Ultris Boss Expansion.


Download and install the boss mob mod

Download and copy-paste the mod in the Minecraft mods folder (Image via Sportskeeda)
Download and copy-paste the mod in the Minecraft mods folder (Image via Sportskeeda)

After downloading your desired boss mob mod, install a compatible modding API. This information will be provided by the modder on the mod’s product page. Forge and Fabric are the two most common APIs that allow mods to run on Minecraft.

After installing these modding toolchains, take the newly downloaded mod and transfer it to the main game folder on the device. The mod folder location will most likely be C:\Users\ComputerName\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\modsAPI.


After completing the above steps, open the official Minecraft launcher, locate the new modded game version created after API’s installation, and hit play.

The main menu will have a new mods tab from where you can see the new boss mob mod installed and active.