How to Install Forge and Download Minecraft Mods


Minecraft Mods can make the game more interesting, give you in-game advantages, or simply make the game run faster! In this guide we will go over how to install Forge, the most important platform for any Modded Minecraft user. Most Minecraft mods are built for Forge, so if you want to get started with modding you will need to have it installed first. Thankfully, it is a relatively painless process. So, let’s get into how you can install mods for Minecraft, including the first step of installing Forge!

Installing Forge

The first step to installing ANY Minecraft mod is to install Forge. Forge is the #1 modded Minecraft launcher for 1.8.9, and most Hypixel Skyblock mods are built to work with it. You can find a complete guide on how to install Forge here, but to recap it you want to visit the Forge website, select 1.8 and then 1.8.9 from the sidebar on the left, and then look for “Download Recommended.” If you are looking for a different version of Forge, just follow the same instructions. All you need to do is change the version number you select!

Example of How to Download Forge

You want to click the “Installer” button, which will take you to a sponsored URL. Do not be alarmed, this is normal on the Forge website. Simply wait a few seconds, and then click the “Skip” button in the top right corner. This will download a .jar file onto your computer. You should then be able to click and open it. If it does not bring up the installer (pictured below,) then you may need to install Java.

Once the installer has opened, make sure to click “Install Client.” Then press the blue “Ok” button. This will bring you one step closer to installing *mod* for Hypixel Skyblock! As you can see below, I now have “Hypixel Skyblock – Addons” installed. This is my custom name for my Forge Installation, however you can see below that “1.8.9-forge” is installed. Press the green “Play” button and you should be set up with Forge for Minecraft!

Now Download Some Mods!

Forge is no fun without any mods to use with it. I highly recommend you check out our list of the BEST Hypixel Skybock mods! This will help you dive straight into a playable Hypixel Skyblock experience that will help you progress further in the game. Enjoy playing Modded Minecraft!