Frequently Asked Questions
For questions specific to the Modrinth App, please refer to the app FAQ.
When will (x) feature get released? When will support for other games/Bedrock be added?
Modrinth does not provide any public ETAs for new features or for bug fixes. You can take a look at our roadmap to see what features we're working on right now as well as what is yet to come.
How can I see the dependents/reverse-dependencies of a project?
Modrinth does not currently have a way to see the dependents of a project — only the dependencies. Pending resolution of some performance issues, this feature is coming soon.
Why can't I log into my Modrinth account?
If your account was created on or before August 5th, 2023, your account was created using GitHub. Simply sign in using GitHub. Attempting to reset your password or log in through any other service will not work.
If you still cannot log into your account after attempting to sign in using GitHub, please email email@example.com.
How can I make my Modrinth account more secure?
The best way to add more security to your Modrinth account is to set up two-factor authentication (2FA). Modrinth's 2FA setup uses time-based one-time passwords (TOTP) that are accessible through Google Authenticator, Authy, Bitwarden, or any other application supporting TOTP 2FA. You can set this up under the "Account security" section of the Modrinth account settings.
What makes a secure Modrinth account password?
Modrinth uses zxcvbn to judge password strength. Any password with a score lower than 3 out of 4 will be rejected. Besides the zxcvbn requirements, passwords must have a minimum length of 8 and a maximum length of 256. We do not require you to add numbers or symbols, though this is highly recommended. Any Unicode character is allowed — even emoji! Just make sure you have a way to type them.
We recommend Bitwarden for generating and storing passwords. Any password you are able to remember is unlikely to have optimal security.
How can I add additional authentication methods to my Modrinth account?
You can use Discord, GitHub, Microsoft, Google, Steam, GitLab, or a password to sign in to Modrinth. We generally recommend you set up two or three of these seven methods. You can set this up under the "Account security" section of the Modrinth account settings.
Why only set up two or three and not all seven?
There is a delicate balance to be struck when choosing how to log in to your Modrinth account. Setting up too few authentication methods can leave you prone to locking yourself out of your Modrinth account if you lose your login information for one service. Meanwhile, setting up too many can leave your Modrinth account prone to also being compromised if your login for another service is compromised.
If all of your passwords are secure and unique (i.e. generated by a password manager program), you typically do not have to worry about adding too many authentication methods. For more information about what we consider to be a secure password, please see What makes a secure Modrinth account password?
How long will my submitted project be "under review" for?
Modrinth's team of content moderators work hard to review all submitted projects. Typically, you can expect a new project to be reviewed within 24 to 48 hours. Please keep in mind that larger projects, especially modpacks, may require more time to review. Certain holidays or events may also lead to delays depending on moderator availability.
Thanks to the way that Modrinth's queue system works, it is not possible for something to be "lost in the queue". If your project displays as "Under review", it will be reviewed.
How does the "featured versions" system work?
If you do not manually feature any versions on your project, Modrinth will automatically feature certain versions that are likely to be relevant to users. The latest version of any given combination of game version and mod loader will be automatically featured by this system. For example, if you have a version for Fabric and Forge, both will be featured; likewise, if you have a version for 1.19.4 and 1.20.1, both will be featured.
List of major game versions, as defined by Modrinth
1.20.2, 1.20.1, 1.20, 1.19.4, 1.19.3, 1.19.2, 1.19, 1.18.2, 1.17.1, 1.16.5, 1.16.1, 1.15.2, 1.14.4, 1.13.2, 1.12.2, 1.11.2, 1.10.2, 1.9.4, 1.8.9, 1.7.10, 1.6.4, 1.5.2, 1.4.7, 1.3.2, 1.2.5, 1.1, b1.7.3
This list was last updated September 23rd, 2023. If you wish to see the list of latest versions at any time, the following command can be run in a Bash terminal:
curl -s https://api.modrinth.com/v2/tag/game_version | jq -r '[. | select(.major==true) | .version] | join(", ")'
If you have a single version that is manually featured, the auto-featuring system will not work. Thus, we do not recommend manually featuring any version. For most intents and purposes, the automatic featuring system for versions on projects is sufficient.