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How to install Minecraft Forge 1.20

Our handy guide to installing Minecraft Forge for versions 1.18 to 1.20 to manage your mods and how to use the Minecraft Forge mod installer.

How to install Minecraft forge

Wondering how to install Minecraft Forge? The mod program is a place to keep track of all your mods, and is pretty simple to set up once you know how, so we’ll tell you exactly how to download and install Minecraft Forge, and how to use it.

Minecraft is one of the best PC games of all time, not least because of Mojang Studios’ efforts to keep it regularly updated with new content over a decade on. That said, the incredible Minecraft community is also part of the reason the game remains great, and the incredible number of Minecraft mods are just one of the things keeping players coming back year after year. Mods are not in short supply for Minecraft either, so when it comes to managing them, the sheer volume can be overwhelming. That’s why you might want to install Minecraft Forge.

How to install Minecraft Forge

If you play on Java Edition, Minecraft Forge is a fantastic tool for managing every single one of your compatible mods. When approaching it for the first time, it can be a little daunting. But don’t fret, we’ve created an easy step-by-step guide to installing Forge for Minecraft so you can quickly and seamlessly alter your Minecraft experience.

Install Minecraft Forge in these three easy steps:

  • Download Minecraft Forge at the official website. Make sure you double check your version, so you download the correct one. The list of versions can be found along the left hand side.
  • Open the downloaded installer, which will bring up the installation process. Be sure to confirm with ‘Install Client’ still selected and click ‘OK’.
  • Open the Minecraft Launcher and change the profile to ‘forge’. When the game loads, you’ll see a new ‘Mods’ menu available at the start.

Now, you’ll be able to access the ‘Mods’ folder, and install all your favorite addons to the game using Minecraft Forge.

What is Minecraft Forge?

Minecraft Forge is a free mod management tool for Minecraft Java Edition players which allows them to install Minecraft mods. After installing Minecraft Forge, players can dynamically load mods that are compatible with Minecraft Forge or Forge Mod Loader.

Minecraft Forge is a handy place to store, sort, and keep tabs on all your mods. If you’re after more inspiration, our guide to the best Minecraft shaders and Minecraft texture packs add plenty of visual flair to the blocky universe. Not sure what to build in game? We have a guide to Minecraft ideas, giving you plenty of interesting ideas to try out for the first time.