A modpack is a list of mods bundled with additional files, such as configuration files. In general, it's a modded instance of a game ready to play, or with minor changes.
How do I create a modpack?
Please see the guide for creating modpacks.
How do I play a modpack?
Currently, the easiest ways to play a Modrinth modpack are via ATLauncher, BakaXL, MultiMC, or Prism Launcher. To install a modpack server, try mrpack-install.
ATLauncher is a launcher focused on easy integration of modpacks with various different platforms.
Modrinth packs can be installed using ATLauncher in as few as three clicks. Go to the "Packs" tab, select Modrinth on the left, and search for the pack you want. Then, play!
If you just want to insert an ID, slug, or URL directly, you can also do so using the "Add Manually" button by the top-right of the search
If you have a direct link to a Modrinth pack, you also have the option of importing it using the "Import" button in the "Instances" tab.
BakaXL is a Windows-only launcher primarily targeting Chinese speakers.
Install through BakaPlaza
The easiest way to play modpacks using BakaXL is download it from BakaPlaza.
Click "BakaPlaza" in the Start Menu and search for the name of the modpack you want to install.
Select the modpack you want and click the "Get" button, then choose a version to download.
This requires you to have a modpack file already downloaded.
Click the "Add a new Minecraft Core or Mod Pack" tile in the Start Menu, then click "Import Mod Pack".
Click "Continue" and drag the modpack file into BakaXL.
MultiMC and Prism Launcher
MultiMC and Prism are both launchers focused on efficiently managing multiple separate instances. The installation instructions for each are identical.
Modrinth packs can be installed using the "Add instance" button and clicking "Modrinth" on the left. It's as easy as selecting the one you want, and pressing "OK".
If you want to insert a URL directly, you can do so by selecting "Import from zip" instead of "Modrinth".