One of the best things about sandbox games such as Minecraft are the various ways gamers can play the game. With the addition of modpacks, players can go on unique adventures full of new quests, mods, and challenges outside of the original vanilla game.
This article will go over the basic set up of Minecraft modpacks as well as explore ten of the most popular packs of the year.
A Minecraft modpack is a collection of mods that alter the game’s playstyle to give the player a specific objective in the game. Modpacks can also add different elements to the game to add special events or characteristics to objects or mobs.
Popular Minecraft modpacks are safe for your computer and server if you download them from safe and reputable websites and launchers. If you are unsure, check reviews or the Minecraft subreddit to see what others recommend. Downloading modpacks from sketchy websites could result in you inadvertently downloading a virus to your computer.
It is important to note that you will need a reliable Minecraft server to run your mods without a lot of lag or connection issues. Mods require more RAM to run, especially if you are playing the game with your friends.
To install a modpack to your Minecraft game, you will need to complete the following:
Step 1: Find and download the modpack from a reputable website.
Step 2: Download the Twitch launcher.
Step 3: Open the Twitch launcher, click the mobs tab, and select Minecraft.
Step 4: Click on “Create Custom Profile” and name it whatever you wish.
Step 5: Select your server’s Minecraft version, then press the “Create” button.
Step 6: Right-click on the “My Modpacks” tab and select “Open Folder”
Step 7: Extract the mods from Dropbox to the mods folder
Step 8: Return to the Twitch page, press play, and join the server.
The best modpacks for your 2020 Minecraft server is as follows:
If you have never used a modpack in the past, FTB Academy is the best place to start. FTB (Feed the Beast) Academy has been specifically designed to teach newcomers to modded Minecraft the basics of how to use a modpack. FTB Academy is also great for experienced players who want to have a little fun or a refresher course on how to play through other mods.
You will be given a questbook with different chapters to keep you on track while you move through the world. To unlock other areas of the world, you will need to explore and complete specific tasks. Though there is a small learning curve to this modpack for those brand new to the genre, FTB Academy is the best game to teach you the overarching ideas and themes.
SevTech Ages is a popular modpack that is all about progression. Players start out in one age and must complete tasks in order to unlock the next age. As you continue through the game, new in-game mobs, materials, and recipes become available. If you enjoy the grind of progressive games, SevTech: Ages will keep you pushing to the next age to unlock new features.
There are new dangerous mods and events that are vastly different than vanilla Minecraft. When you start in the game, you will not be given a map or other basic items, though you should be able to unlock these features fairly quickly when playing the game.
SkyFactory 4 was built with the popular SkyBlock Minecraft modpack in mind. With this pack, your task will be to build a factory in the sky. Like SkyBlock, you will start on a lone island with a tree. Throughout the game, you will progress until you have created a factory in the sky.
The graphics and tone of the game are very different from vanilla Minecraft, making the game seem like a new game altogether. You will be given a quest book that you will need to complete throughout the game.
Stoneblock 2 is a different take on the SkyBlock phenomenon. You spawn into a room surrounded in stone. The mods allow you to create a crafting table and other objects out of the stone as you move through the world, breaking into the store and completing the quests needed to win the game.
You will have access to non-typical tools that will allow you to change stone into gravel, dirt, and other much-needed supplies in order to gather everything you need. Once you get past the initial grind of breaking stone with your bare hands, the game will move much faster.
Revelation is a collection of mod-types that appeal to a broad range of people, though you do have to run it on the 1.12 version of Minecraft. There are over 200 mods included so you need to have higher specs in order to play the game.
Revelation modded Minecraft is perfect for gamers who don’t want to be limited in what they do. You will be able to move around to find the areas, styles, and features that you will appreciate the most.
If you love Harvest Moon or Stardew Valley, you will love the Farming Valley modpack. You will spawn in a town where you will run a farm, fight monsters in nearby caves, and trade and interact with other villagers.
You will need to learn the systems of farming so that you can get the materials you need to progress in the game. Farming isn’t the same as vanilla Minecraft and you may need help from the Harvest Goddess to learn how to navigate the game. You will also be given a quest book to walk you through the early steps of the game.
In the Forever Stranded modpack, your character will spawn in a hostile environment with very few resources. The storyline is that your spaceship was forced to land on an alien planet.
Not only do you have to deal with minimal resources around you, you’ll need to fight off hostile mobs (that are more difficult to beat than those in Vanilla Minecraft) while managing your fatigue, hunger, and the ever-changing temperatures.
Like many modpacks, you will begin your life in Agrarian Skies 2 with very little and with very little around you. Your beginning environment and items will be determined by the difficulty level you choose. You will start with a quest book to teach you how to progress with your game.
In the game, you will be guided by three overlords who will give you advice throughout the game. You will need to work on several different tasks to finish each section of the game.
Sky Adventures is another popular “sky” modpack where you need to build your world based on a few resources given to you at the beginning of the game. There is a mod in this version that allows you to trade certain items for others, opening up new possibilities.
The island that you spawn on is larger than traditional sky maps and you are given a book of quests that help you step-by-step along the way.
The Witchcraft and Wizardry Minecraft modpack is based on the popular Harry Potter franchise. In the game, you will attend Hogwart, learn magic, and complete quests inspired by the Magical Wizarding World. The game has amazing graphics with various areas that you can explore while you adventure.
Those who love the Harry Potter series will enjoy the many easter eggs found throughout the game as they travel from Privat Drive to Diagon Alley, then finally to the wizarding school.
The Biggest Modpack for Minecraft is a modpack that includes more than 25 dimensions, 250 biomes, and 55,000 items. New mods are added to it after each update. To play the Biggest Modpack, you must have the following requirements:
Feed the Beast (FTB) creates very popular Modpacks and depending on what you want our of the game. However, the most popular FTB modpacks are:
You’ll be able to easily find information about any of the above modpacks as you start your new adventure on a modded server.
Modded Minecraft can add whole new levels to your Minecraft server experience. With new challenges and quests around every turn, you’ll wonder if you want to try a new pack or perfect your methods in your current game.