How To Download & Install Sodium in Minecraft

By Nic •  Updated: 06/12/22 •  4 min read

If you want to optimize Minecraft and get the highest FPS possible, you need to install Sodium. It is a Minecraft performance optimization mod that improves FPS in Minecraft. It can double or even quadruple your FPS for Minecraft allowing you to play Minecraft even on a low-end computer. For this reason, we are going to show you how to download and install Sodium for Minecraft.

How To Download & Install Sodium in Minecraft




Step 1) Download & Install the Fabric Mod Loader

Sodium runs on the Fabric Mod Loader. Because of this, you will need to download and install the Fabric Mod Loader. Luckily, this is very simple to install, and we have a complete tutorial on how to download and install the Fabric Mod Loader from start to finish. We even go over some of the things that could go wrong when you are installing Fabric and how to fix them. Click here to see our in-depth tutorial on getting the Fabric Mod Loader.

Step 2) Download Sodium

With the Fabric Mod Loader installed, we can move on to downloading Sodium. You can download Sodium by clicking here. This will take you to Modrinth. Once you're on this site, click on the ‘See All' option on the left-hand, and then select the version of Sodium you are going to install. Once you've found the Sodium version you want, click the download button on the next page. That will start the download. You may need to keep/save the file. It is 100% safe!

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Step 3) Install Sodium

So you've gotten Sodium downloaded, but how to do you actually get it installed. Well, this is actually really simple. Just hit the Windows Key on your keyboard and ‘R' at the exact same time. This will open up the ‘Run' program. In the search box type, ‘%appdata%'. This will launch the ‘Roaming' folder on your computer. At the very top of this folder, you will see a program called ‘.minecraft'. Open this folder, and in it, you should have a folder titled ‘mods'. If you don't, just create one!

After you've found or created your ‘mods' folder, installing the mod in the Fabric Mod Loader is easy. Just take Sodium and drag and drop it into this ‘mods' folder. After you've done that, the Minecraft Sodium is installed! We aren't quite done yet though. We still need to make sure that we are selecting the right version of Fabric.

Step 4) Open The Minecraft Launcher & Select The ‘Fabric' Profile

In order to select the correct version of Fabric, we need to open up the regular Minecraft launcher that we allow know and love. From here, we can click the green up arrow next to the ‘Play' button. From there, find the profile titled ‘Fabric'. Click it, and then, click the big green ‘Play' button. Minecraft should then launch with Sodium installed!

Step 5) Have Fun & Enjoy Sodium!

Congratulations! Sodium is now installed in with the Fabric Mod Loader! Have some fun, build stuff, or install some other mods. We have over 100 different tutorials on installing mods with there officially download links. We've also got tutorials on starting, maintaining, and running Minecraft servers. Thus, if you need to know how to do anything in Minecraft, just search our site or check out our Minecraft category for in-depth mod and server tutorials!

Thanks so much for reading and using our tutorial on how to download & install Sodium in Minecraft. You can also check out our video on installing this mod by clicking here! If you're having any issues, please post in the comment section below, and we will try out best to help you out!


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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