How To Download & Install Sky Factory 3

By Nic •  Updated: 10/07/18 •  5 min read

Sky Factory 3 is an incredible modpack. It has a simple concept. You start in the sky with a tree, a piece of dirt, and that is it. From here, you have to use the mods in Sky Factory 3 to accomplish all kinds of different tasks found in the achievement book provided to every Sky Factory 3 player when they join in the world. This mod pack features all kinds of high-tech mods that focus on the ability to fully automate everything at which point you have beat Sky Factory. Or, you can start coming up with your own crazy challenges. The possibilities are truly endless, so let's go ahead and show you how to download and install Sky Factory 3!

How To Download & Install Sky Factory 3

Download The FTB Launcher For Sky Factory 3

Step 1) Download The Twitch App/FTB Launcher

Sky Factory 3 is made by Feed The Beast, also known as simply FTB. FTB is actually owned by Curse/Twitch. Thus, in order to install Sky Factory 3, you will need to download the Twitch launcher. Luckily, this is super simple to do. Just click here or on the big purple ‘Download Twitch' button above. This will take you off to FTB's website. Just click on the red ‘Download Now' button in the center of this page. The Twitch launcher will start downloading immediately for Windows, MacOS, or Linux depending on what platform you are using. We are going to be using the Windows version of the Twitch app for this tutorial.

How To Install The Twitch App

Step 2) Install & Login To The Twitch App

Now that you have the Twitch app downloaded, we need to install it. This is actually very easy as it installs just like any other program. Double click on the file you downloaded from the FTB website. This will look like the Twitch logo. A window will open up where you want to click the ‘Install' button. It will then automatically install the Twitch app. After it has installed, the Twitch app should open up automatically. If not, a shortcut on your desktop will have appeared. You can click that to launch the Twitch app for the first time.

On your first login, you will need to either login to or create a Twitch account. You must have a Twitch account in order to install the Sky Factory 3 modpack. If you have two-factor authentication setup, you will need to verify that you are the one logging into your account. After you have logged into Twitch, it's time to setup Twitch for modding Minecraft!

How To Setup Minecraft in The Twitch App

Step 3) Setup The Twitch App For Minecraft Modding

When you first log into the Twitch app, you will be met with a home screen. We want to focus on the menu bar here though. Click on the ‘Mods' button in the menu bar to open up a page with a bunch of different games on it. Minecraft, however, should be one of the games that isn't grayed out. Click on Minecraft, and a page that says ‘Let's Play Minecraft!' in big letters at the top will show up. What you need to do here is click on the purple ‘Install' button in the bottom center of the Twitch app. This will then install the Minecraft portion of the Twitch app.

Step 4) Download Sky Factory 3

We are finally done setting up the Twitch app! We can now learn how to download Sky Factory 3. Because of the Twitch app though, this is really easy to do. Just click on ‘Browse FTB Modpacks' at the top of the screen. You will then see a search box under the ‘FTB News' section. In this search box search ‘Sky Factory 3'. You will then see the Sky Factory 3 modpack show up under the search box. Click on this, and then, click on the purple ‘Install' button in the top left under the Twitch logo. At this point, Sky Factory 3 will begin installing.

Step 5) Launch Sky Factory 3 With Twitch & Login To Minecraft

After Sky Factory 3 is installed, you need to launch it. This is very, very easy, just click the purple ‘play' button that appears right on Sky Factory. Super simple and super easy. The default Minecraft launcher will the open up. Here, you will need to login to your Minecraft account. You need a Minecraft account from Use the same exact account that you have on to login to the Minecraft launcher.

Step 6) Select & Launch Sky Factory 3

Once you have logged into the Minecraft launcher, we need to launch Sky Factory 3. This is super simple. Just click the little green arrow to the right of the play button and select the ‘Sky Factory 3' profile. Then, click play. Minecraft will the open up and run Sky Factory 3. It may take some time to run on the first launch this is very normal. You may also need to add more RAM to be able to play Sky Factory 3. Here is how you can do that.

Get Sky Factory 3 in Minecraft

Step 7) Have Fun Playing Sky Factory 3!

Congratulations! We have now downloaded and installed Sky Factory 3 in Minecraft! Have fun, and be sure not to fall off! If you are looking for an incredible Sky Block server, check out our server it is the best server in the multiverse, and you will absolutely love it! With that being said, if you have any questions or issues, please post a comment below, and we will help you out as soon as possible.

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I have been playing and modding Minecraft since 2010. In 2014, I started getting interested in creating Minecraft servers and teaching people how to do it online. This led to thousands of videos covering how to do anything and everything in Minecraft!

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