How to Download & Install Forge with MODS – Minecraft 1.20.2

Minecraft 1.20.2 has brought exciting opportunities for modding, and installing Forge along with mods is the perfect way to enhance your gameplay experience. This step-by-step guide will assist you in downloading Forge for Minecraft 1.20.2 and installing a couple of mods.

Step 1: Download Forge

  • Navigate to the official Forge website by visiting “”
  • Locate version 1.20.1 in the left sidebar and click on the corresponding installer button.
  • Skip any advertisements and download the Forge installer (a .jar file). Ensure the file name includes “Forge 1.2.2” and “installer”.

Step 2: Download Mods

  • Choose the mods you want to install. For instance, select “Zero Mini Map” and “Just Enough Items“.
  • Make sure to select the Forge-compatible versions of these mods and download them from under the Files tab.

Step 3: Prepare Minecraft

  • Run Minecraft 1.20.2 at least once before installing Forge. Launch the game and reach the main screen, then close it.

Step 4: Install Forge

  • Locate the downloaded Forge installer file and run it. Ensure Java is installed on your system.
  • Choose the “Install Client” option and proceed. Forge will install to the default Minecraft path. If your Minecraft is located elsewhere, navigate to the correct location by clicking on the three dots.

Step 5: Verify Forge Installation

  • Once the installation is completed, a pop-up confirming the successful installation will appear. Click “OK” to close it.

Step 6: Prepare Mods Folder

  • Open the Minecraft launcher and select the Forge version from the drop-down menu.
  • Head to the “Installations” tab and open the folder corresponding to the Forge version.

Step 7: Install Mods

  • Now go to the Minecraft game directory and look for the mods folder there. If a “mods” folder isn’t present, create a new folder named “mods.”
  • Copy the downloaded mods into the newly created “mods” folder within the Forge version directory.
  • Ensure the mods are placed correctly within this folder to activate them in the game.
  • If you encounter any issues finding the Forge installation, ensure the “modded” option is selected in the Minecraft launcher’s versions section. If not visible, create a new installation using the latest Forge release.

By following these steps, you can seamlessly download and install Forge for Minecraft 1.20.2 along with your preferred mods.