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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
[ Twitter | Twitch | YouTube ]
- captainnana: System Administrator
[ Twitter ]
- tfox83: Pack Development Lead
[ Twitter | Twitch | YouTube ]
- 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!
Welcome, welcome! June has just begun: flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the FTB team is totally ignoring the wonders of the outdoors in favor of building some lovely themed packs. All is right in the world.

Introduced last week, Feed The Beast is starting 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. 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, dear players, let’s kick June off with a bang! We’ve got the first selection of mods already set to go. 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 July 1st along with another poll. Same process for July, 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!
Busy, busy day, eh? Let’s get rolling!

Horizons: Daybreaker


Arguably the biggest news of the night! At the end of our Town Hall stream, we released a teaser trailer for Horizons: Daybreaker, the sequel to our showcase 1.6.4. pack Horizons.

For those unfamiliar with the Horizons series, these packs are designed to focus primarily on mods new to the FTB family of packs. Like the original pack, Daybreaker will follow in the footsteps of its predecessor by shining the spotlight on fantastic 1.7.10 mods that have often flew under the radar of players.

This time around, Horizons: Daybreaker will be featuring mods like Galacticraft, OpenComputers, Matter Overdrive, Blood Arsenal, Aura Cascade, and many, many more. As we get a bit closer to the release date, we’ll be sharing more information with everyone.

Horizons: Daybreaker is set to release on June 19th during our pre-release stream.​

Mod of the Month Pack

Also revealed during the Town Hall! This name-pending modpack will be a small monthly-released pack that, in each of its different versions, will focus on a singular modification and its add-ons and expansions. While the whole project will carry a unified name, the different update versions of this pack will be stand-alone releases.

The core mod of each version will be chosen by a community vote on this forum at the beginning of each month and the final pack will be released at the start of the following month.

Voting for the first release of this pack will begin on June 1st. Get ready, players!​

Town Hall

Just a few hours ago we wrapped up our first ever Town Hall stream over on Twitch. A few members of the FTB Core Team sat down with the community and answered some...​

Prepare to launch. June 19th.