One of the drawbacks to playing Minecraft with mods is version compatability – the inability to use older mods with a the current version of Minecraft, and therefore the inability to use all the cool new stuff that was added to the latest release. If you’re like me, and have a lot of 1.8 mods, you might not have updated to 1.9 yet. (You might even be stuck back on Minecraft 1.7.10). The Elytra is possibly the coolest feature added in Minecraft 1.9, and it remains inaccessable to players who rely on earlier versions of Minecraft. At least, it did, until now! “Backlytra” is a new mod released by Aesen that backports the Elytra into Minecraft 1.7.10 and Minecraft 1.8.9.

Here’s a video showing off the Elytra in action in Minecraft 1.8.9:

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If you want to download and use the mod for yourself, you can find it on CurseForge.

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