To be able to play with complete peace of mind on our server, it is important to know how to manage your installed mods and clients. Our cheat detection system "Watchdog" will detect prohibited modifications and will ban accounts with unfair advantages.
The safest version of Minecraft is vanilla (without mods), you can play this version with the default Minecraft launcher and profile.
If you still want to use mods, please check our article on allowed modifications regularly for up-to-date information. Remember to check all your installed mods and clients, which could get you banned if you log into Hypixel, even by mistake.
Create a new profile
Minecraft profiles allow you to use different versions of the game, and to have different modified versions.
To use an unmodified, or with allowed modifications version of Minecraft, you'll need to create a new profile. This can be done through the launcher. Note that you can use the default profile if you do not wish to use any modifications on Hypixel.
Click on Installations, then on New installation.
Choose an official version, without modifications, then click on create.
Go back to the Play section, and select your new installation. If you have selected an official (vanilla) version without modifications, your mods will be unavailable.
Be careful; if you decide to use the Forge mod loader, please only use mods allowed on our server. Using Forge will load all mods in the .mods folder for its' respective Minecraft version.
Accessing the mods folder (Forge)
If you use the Forge mod loader, it will create a mods folder in your Minecraft directory, where your mods will be stored whether you activate them in-game or not. It is possible to access this folder directly through the Minecraft launcher.
Go to the Installations menu, then click on the folder icon, next to the installation using Forge.
From here, you now have access to your Minecraft installation. It is now possible to easily remove all unused and/or disallowed modifications on our network. To remove a mod, simply delete it from the mods folder.
If you use two forge profiles on the same version of Minecraft, all mods compatible with that version will be activated and can be detected by Watchdog. Creating two different profiles with forge is not a solution if you are using mods that are disallowed on Hypixel.
Using a client with modifications
Many players use modified Minecraft clients. Modifications can add cosmetics and features, or are even complete mod-packs. However, some of these clients contain unauthorized modifications on our network, Hypixel. For the safest possible experience, we suggest you use officially released versions of Minecraft.
Note that the use of clients must be done with precautions. In particular, these clients may use modifications that are prohibited on Hypixel. Furthermore, most of them are executable programs (.exe), which means that they are installed on your computer. It is, therefore, possible that some clients contain malicious software.
The uninstallation of these clients can be done through the application manager, which may change depending on your OS. If this is not possible, it is best to contact the creators so that the client can be uninstalled correctly.
If you have any concerns about using a modified client, avoid installing it. In addition, in order to protect your computer effectively, we suggest you install trusted anti-virus software and run scans regularly.