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Short news this week. We're pretty much all out of the office on holiday! We'll be back in a bit!

Pack Updates:

Betas seem to be the news of the week!

Our popular flagship pack, Infinity, has received an update in the form of a beta today. You can now download Infinity 1.8.1 and give it a spin on Curse Voice for Minecraft as well as the FTB Launcher. Assuming all public tests run smoothly, it will be relabeled as a recommended build.

Direwolf20 1.7.10, Lite 3, and Trident betas with also join the latest Infinity build and will be available within 24 hours. Cloud9 and Vanilla+ will follow suite with beta builds of their own on Monday.

Changelogs for all updates will be available shortly once we sort out a bug in our systems.


Work continues on the reconfiguring of June’s pack. We’ll keep you updated as new information arrives.

Voting for July’s pack will continue till July 16th.

New Store Additions:

Quick tidbit - this weekend merchandise featuring Lite2 and Lite3 will make their reappearances in the store! Be on the lookout.
Due to arising issues found with this months "Mod of the Month Modpack" we decided it would be best to temporally remove it from our launcher and Curse Voice. Any previous world saves resulting from the pack being live for a few hours will be able to work with the new version once we re-release the pack. As I speak we are working behind the scenes to fix all reported bugs and errors with this pack as well as taking the opportunity to complete the quests in whole before re-releasing. Unfortunately due to Minecon an the Holiday weekend I am not able to give you an ETA.

We really would like to succeed with this tutorial style series but after seeing last months actions and the amount of content we are currently working on, I feel that moving this series away from a monthly release and making it every few months would be better for us with development and testing, and better for our players in the community. I would like to extend the voting period by a week, so two weeks total to give everyone a chance to submit their votes. As always feel free to suggest mods for the next poll in that thread. See here for next months poll. Also I believe we should shoot for one of these releases every three months as it will make a much better end product for you all and give us plenty of time for testing so we do not repeat the mistake that was made today and this last month.

I thoroughly believe in trying new things and introducing new content to our community in a timely manner, some of these new things do not go quite as planned, and this is a good example of that. Like the great W. E. Hickson once said, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again." I will continue to work hard and learn for my mistakes to bring our community new and exiting content. Once again I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused anyone and look for a re-release of MoTH: Botania 1.1.0 in the...
Welcome, welcome! July has already started and the summer heat is on! While we wait for June's Botania pack to sync to our repos, we figured we'd start getting July's vote underway!


For those who haven't been in the loop, Feed The Beast has started a new initiative to release small, individually-focused modpacks alongside our larger packs and flagship releases. In general, these packs will contain a singular, major mod along with any expansions, upgrades, or mod-specific addons that we feel would help round out and enhance the experience. Based on the complexity of the pack, an interactive tutorial system will also be implemented for both guidance and potential extra challenge. Furthermore, the contents of these monthly packs will be decided entirely by a community vote run on our forum, giving players direct control over the direction will take!

So let's kick July into gear! To participate, simply cast your vote in the attached poll; we’ll be tallying up the responses on the 9th and releasing the pack around August 1st along with another poll. Same process for August, September, and the foreseeable future!


“But wait,” you might say to yourself. “There’s a mod I want a pack made out of that isn’t on the list!”

We’ve got that covered too. Mods on the list will be rotated in and out routinely as the months go on based on suggestions we receive. There are some exceptions, though: some full-conversion mods like GregTech and TerraFirmaCraft have been deemed a bit too big for this system. However, if there’s enough community support for conversion-type mods, we’ll be looking into adapting them into larger, stand-alone releases in the future.

And with that: happy voting!
Post Town Hall so we've got a lot of news to cover!

Jampacked II Final Results!

Feed The Beast Presents Cloud9, Available Now!

A new pack has arrived! We're amazingly thrilled to announce a new partnership with Let's Players and Internet personalities iHasCupquake and redb15 to deliver the newest season of their Cloud9 series. Together we've been designing and constructing this pack a means to breathe life into their well-loved Minecraft YouTube staple. This weekend, we're pleased to finally release this pack for immediate download on Curse Voice as well as the FTB Launcher.

Like the Direwolf20 series, we'll also be offering world downloads in tandem with their series so you can play and explore alongside and the intrepid duo as well.

You can watch iHasCupquake and redb15's announcement below

Vanilla+ Available Now

Another release! Vanilla+ is now availible for immediate download on Curse Voice as well as the FTB Launcher. You can learn more about Vanilla+ in our previously posted press release.
Pack Updates

Direwolf20 1.7.10, Infinity, Trident, and Lite 3 all received updates this week in the form of beta versions! Once each pack has gone through multiple iterations of testing in the wild, they'll be move and relabeled as recommended builds.
New Changelog Hub
After two months of competition, 29 packs submitted, a month of judging, 91 volunteer judges and 168 judging results, we have our winners.

First place: Obscurity by SnowShock35 and JohnnyMobbins (pack code: obscurity)
They win 15,000 curse reward points, worth 750 US dollars and £500 CreeperHost account credit, worth 787 US dollars at the time of posting

Second place: Void World by Storkman101 and SpiritofMC (pack code: storkman)
They win 10,000 curse reward points, worth 500 US dollars and £350 CreeperHost account credit, worth 551 US dollars at the time of posting

Third place: Refuge by dmaster8, CreativeMaster8 and Rocketblaster37 (pack code: refuge)
They win 5,000 curse reward points, worth 250 US dollars and £150 CreeperHost account credit, worth 236 US dollars at the time of posting

We will be contacting the winners to hand out prizes shortly. Additionally, all three packs will be available on the main list in the third party tab of the launcher soon.

Some of the other worthy contestants whose packs are available to play:
Elementary by Loke (ElementaryMyDearWatson)
Sieged by ILLEGAL (si3g3d)
The Entanglement Matrix by electrifeye (entanglematrix)
Jovian by Biochao (jovian)
Atlas-4 by CrusherTechnologies (ATLAS4)
Post Finem by Landstryder (finem)
Atonment by Iskandar (purpledeath)
Galactic Science by Caithleen (THX2MYM)
Void Shadows by BioMasterZap (VoidShadows)
Hello World by Chazwade (helloworld)
Gone World by Kel_Co (GoneWorld)
The Langoliers by rafacost3d (LANGO)

A big thanks to everyone who submitted a pack as well as all the volunteers who helped judge.

See you all next time!
Greetings, all!

Feed The Beast will be hosting a Town Hall-styled meeting this Friday, June 26th at 3PM EST (8PM BST, 12PM PDT). The meeting will be broadcasted over on our Official Twitch Page. Our goal is to conduct these meetings regularly to both present news as well as provide a venue in which we can answer and address any questions or concerns the community may have.

While we've got a few announcements, secret reveals, and tidbits of our own to share, we would like most of our docket decided by our userbase. To make sure that your question gets answered over the air, we'll be gathering questions posted in this topic ahead of time. We'll be doing our best to answer as many questions as possible.

For this Town Hall, the currently confirmed participants are:

- slowpoke101: FTB Founder
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- captainnana: System Administrator
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- tfox83: Pack Development Lead
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- Gideon Seymour: Modpack Developer
- BigBadChris: Marketing & Visual...
Horizons: Daybreaker


Feed The Beast is proud to release Horizons: Daybreaker, the newest member of the FTB Pack lineup as well as the second iteration of the Horizons modpack series.

For those unfamiliar with the Horizons series, these releases are designed to focus primarily on mods new to the FTB family of packs. Like the original Horizons, Daybreaker will follow in the footsteps of its predecessor by shining a spotlight on fantastic mods that have often flew under the radar of players.


This time around, Daybreaker is sporting some incredible modification for Minecraft 1.7.10 known for flying under the radar. Technology-themed mods such as Matter Overdrive, Geko's Lasers, Quantum Flux, and RFTools make their FTB debut alongside magic mods like Aura Cascade, Blood Arsenal, and Clockwork Phase. Likewise, world generation and infrastructure progression is spiced up with content from Galacticraft, Mekanism, and Realstic World Gen.

Horizons: Daybreaker can be downloaded from the FTB Launcher immediately as well as Curse Voice for Minecraft shortly. The release stream scheduled for today has been moved and absorbed into our Town Hall stream next week.

So, now, set off to new horizons and discoveries, players!

You can view the modlist for Horizons: Daybreaker below. Please not that Difficult Life is opt-in and disabled by default.


Surprise surprise! In case you missed the streams and press release this week, well, we’ve got a new pack in the works!

Vanilla+ is a modpack designed around capturing and enhancing the feel and playstyle of vanilla Minecraft. Unlike the Lite series which adds technology, magic, and infrastructure, Vanilla+ focuses on gameplay expansion through game tweaks and mechanics adjustment whilst spicing up the world here and there through additional content.

You can read more about Vanilla+ and check out the current modlist here. Launching late June.​

Mod-of-the-Month Selected

We also wrapped up our first voting session for our Mod-of-the-Month pack this week. June’s winner is Botania with 21.1% of the overall vote! The people have spoken!

Pack development will begin shortly. The first pack release (and poll for the next round of voting with a new slew of mods) is set to arrive in early July.​

Horizons: Daybreaker Pre-Release

Like Trident and Departed, there will be a pre-release stream for Horizons: Daybreaker to celebrate its release. We’ll be featuring some gameplay videos and questions for the lead designer gideonseymore covering both the development history and content of this newest iteration. The pack will then be available immediately after stream on Curse Voice as well as the FTB Launcher.

The stream will run on June 19th. Specific times will be released on Monday.
Horizons: Daybreaker and Vanilla+ Merch now Available

Merchandise for our two newest packs are available on our webstore! You can now snag Daybreaker and Vanilla+ themed t-shirts, hoodies, tank tops, phone cases, prints, and much more over on society6. ​

Feed The Beast is proud to announce the newest member of the FTB modpack series: Vanilla+. Originally devised as an internal project, we have decided to lift the veil, expand our vision, and release this pack to the general public.

Modded minecraft has evolved massively over the last 18 months. With the development of mods such as Buildcraft, Industrialcraft 2 and Thermal Dynamics in 1.7 as well as incredible new mods like Botania, mod packs are becoming increasingly more complex. Looking at the plethora of work not only coming from the FTB Team but also from the multitude of third-party creators, it’s becoming increasingly evident that there’s truly is a modpack out there for almost everyone.

But one area we feel untouched is the standard vanilla experience. FTB Vanilla+ is our attempt to make a mod pack that delivers some of the benefits of Modded Minecraft whilst maintaining the Vanilla feel to a world. While our Lite packs are meant to dive into additional gameplay add-ons like infrastructure, technology, and magic, Vanilla+ is designed to enhance the core mechanics of Minecraft’s base content, providing a familiar yet enhanced playthrough.

Within Vanilla+ players will find UI mods in the form of NEI and Inventory Tweaks and decorative flair through mods like Forge Multipart and the familiar faces of Bibliocraft and Decocraft. Also bundled with the pack will be farming enhancements like Agricraft and Hunger Overhaul, storage options like Storage Drawers, and a heavily modified version of Railcraft focused around tracks and minecarts.

These additions and more help to bring to life our vision of how Vanilla Minecraft should be played. As always, all of the hard work has been done for us by the many talented mod makers out there. We want to thank not just the makers of the mods that are in this pack but anyone out there that is helping to make mods. We hope you all enjoy our vision of...
Heyo! Short bit of news this week due to technical difficulties. We're just gonna zoom through this one!

Pack Updates

The new builds of Lite 3, Infinity, and Direwolf20 1.7.10 have now been pushed to Recommended. You can go ahead and grab those updated packs off of Curse Voice for Minecraft or the FTB Launcher.

Mod-of-The-Month Pack

Just a reminder that voting is currently underway for the June edition of our Mod-of-the-Month Pack! We've gotten a huge outpouring of votes and suggestions for future mods already but there's always room for more! Cast your vote, check the results, and post any suggestions over in the Mod-of-The-Month topic!