Twitch is known to have a problem where its Mod tab doesn’t load. This issue occurs when users try to load the ‘Mods’ tab on Twitch; the loading wheel keeps on spinning endlessly, and sometimes it gives the following message:
This error message is one of the most common issues among Twitch users right now and it occurs in different variations.
The Games tab not loading Mod tab not loading (including unable to load plugins as well)
So, if you’re also stuck in a similar situation, then we have got the fixes for this issue. But first, we’ll have to understand why this error message occurs.
Why does this issue occur? – Reasons
- An outdated Java version or the uninstalled Java SE Runtime Environment might be the reason for the occurrence of this issue.
- Sometimes a lost network connection while trying to load the ‘Mods’ tab can also result in this issue.
- In some cases, the internal components of your operating system might conflict with the Twitch application, which results in a corrupted application.
- Often, the Firewall blocks some features of Twitch.
- Sometimes the application loses write permissions.
Pre-requisites before Fixing
Before getting to the main solutions to this issue, here are some pre-tips that you can try and check if one of these tips fixes your issue.
Check Internet Requirements for Twitch
Streaming services, like Twitch, have specific network requirements. So, check whether your bandwidth meets the network requirements of Twitch or not.
Check Whether Windows Firewall is Blocking Twitch
As mentioned earlier, Firewall often blocks some features of most applications. So, if that is your case, then whitelist the Twitch application on Windows Firewall.
- Firstly, search and open the ‘Windows Defender Firewall.’
- Then, choose the ‘Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall Defender’ option from the left side options.
- In the next window, click on the ‘Change Settings’ option.
- Now, tick (check) the ‘public’ and ‘private’ network boxes in front of the Twitch application.
- After that, restart your computer/laptop and check if this tip has resolved the issue for you or not.
If none of these proved valuable to you, then let’s try the main fixes to this issue.
How to Fix the Twitch Mod Tab not Loading Issue?
There are several ways to fix this issue. But each way is valuable for a specific use case. Therefore, we recommend reading the explanation of the solution before applying its steps.
1. Re-logging in Twitch
If the Mods tab isn’t loading on the Twitch application or you can’t locate your games after installing the 3/12 update of the Twitch app, then logging out from the platform and logging back in (after some time) will fix this issue.
This fix will also come in handy if you have already performed the restart of the Twitch client and now you see a ridiculous number of add-ons. So, let’s see the steps of this solution.
- First, you’ll open the Twitch application.
- Then, you’ll click on the hamburger icon, which is present in the ‘top-left corner’ of the screen.
- A new menu will appear. So, you’ll click on the ‘File’ option and then, you’ll choose the ‘Logout’ option.
- Now, you’ll completely close the Twitch application because clicking on the ‘X’ icon will not close it. So, you’ll again go to the ‘File’ option through the hamburger icon, and this time, you’ll click on the ‘Exit’ option.
Note: You can also close it via ‘Task Manager’ by pressing the ‘Ctrl + Alt + Delete’ keys at the same time and then, choosing the ‘Task Manager’ option
- After some time, you’ll reopen the application and it will ask you to enter your credentials again to log back in. So, you’ll enter your ‘Username’ and ‘Password’ and click on the ‘Login’ button.
- Now, the Twitch application will ask you to enter the ‘Verify login code.’
- So, you’ll check the code in your inbox and it will look like this:
- Now, you’ll go to the ‘Mods’ tab and check if it is working.
Note: If this method didn’t prove useful, then you can restart your system after step number 4
Whether you’re on macOS or Windows, this solution will prove valuable for you. So, if this solution has solved the issue for you, it’s good because now, you can enjoy your Twitch mods Minecraft (or any other game mods) again. Otherwise, try the next solution.
2. Reinstalling the Twitch App
If the above solution didn’t work for you, then you can try to reinstall the application and see if that fixes this issue.
Step 1: Uninstalling the Twitch Application
- First, you’ll open the ‘Control Panel’ on your Windows system (either by the Start menu or desktop icon).
- Then, you’ll click on the ‘Uninstall a program’ option inside the ‘Programs’ category.
- After that, you’ll scroll down to find the Twitch application.
- Once you’ve found the application, then you’ll right-click on it and choose the ‘Uninstall’ option.
- Now, your system will begin the uninstallation procedure. So, you will wait until the process is complete.
- First, you’ll open the ‘Finder’ and press the following keys:
- Now, you’ll type the following in the search box:
- After that, you’ll locate any folders associated with the word ‘Curse’ or Twitch and delete them.
Note: If the above (macOS) method didn’t work, then you’ll drag the Twitch application icon and drop it into the ‘Trash’ folder
Step 2: Installing the Application Again
- Once the uninstallation procedure is complete, then you’ll open the setup of Twitch again to install it. However, if you don’t have the setup downloaded in your system, then you’ll head over to the following link and choose the application according to your operating system.
Note: Keep in mind that you must not change the directory for installing this application from the previous install. Otherwise, you will lose all of your installed mods and data. So, reinstall it back to its original disk drive
- Once the download is complete, then you’ll double-click the ‘.exe’ file named ‘TwitchSetup’ to open it.
- A new window will appear and you’ll click on the ‘Install’ button to begin the installation procedure.
- The system will start the installation process and after some time, it will complete the process.
Note: If you face any installation error, then you will run the downloaded file as an administrator
- Once the download is complete, then you’ll open the ‘.dmg’ file named ‘Twitch’ by double-clicking it.
- The system will verify the downloaded file and after some time, you will see a new window with directions to install the setup file.
- So, you’ll drag the Twitch file into the ‘Applications’ folder and the system will begin the procedure.
- Once the procedure is complete, then you’ll close the directions window and go to ‘Launchpad’ to open the Twitch application.
- Now the system will again verify the files and after some time, the system will prompt you whether you want to open this file or not. So, you’ll click on the ‘Open’ option to update the application from the network and validate the files.
- After that, the login window of Twitch will appear and you will enter your credentials to log into the application.
- Now, you’ll go to the ‘Mods’ tab again and check if this solution has proved useful or not.
If this solution has resolved the twitch launcher mods tab not loading issue for you, then good for you. Otherwise, try the next solution.
3. Updating / Reinstalling Java and Twitch
If the loading wheel of the ‘Games’ or ‘Mods’ tab is spinning endlessly and you’ve already restarted the application and applied other fixes, then the issue could be occurring because of an outdated Java.
Several people have faced this error on Minecraft, World of Warcraft (WOW), Curseforge, and various other games.
- First, you will check whether Java is installed on your system or not. So, you’ll open the following link in the browser and download the ‘Java Uninstall Tool’ application.
- Once the download is complete, open this tool by double-clicking on it.
- Then, you’ll click on the ‘Agree’ button on its welcome screen.
- If this application shows the following window (after clicking on the ‘Agree’ button), then Java is not present in your system.
- To install Java, you’ll click on the ‘Get Java’ button and your system will take you to the required webpage.
- Now, you’ll click on the specified button (👇🏻) to download Java and after downloading, you’ll open it by double-clicking the downloaded file.
- Now, you’ll allow the Java SE Runtime Environment to make changes to your device by clicking on the ‘Yes’ button.
- In the next window, you’ll click on the ‘Install’ button to begin the installation procedure.
- The system will take some time to install Java and once the process is complete, you’ll click on the ‘Close’ button in the following window.
- Now, you’ll restart your system and after the system restarts, check if this solution has resolved your issue or not.
Note: If this solution didn’t work for you, then try reinstalling Twitch after updating the ‘Java.’ So, you can ‘follow Solution # 2’ for this task
If this solution has proved valuable for you, then good for you. Otherwise, try the next solution.
4. Changing Access Mode through Terminal
For macOS Users
If you’re trying to download a mod pack via the Twitch application on a macOS system and instead you’re getting the twitch mods tab could not load plugins message, then try the following solution.
This solution will also come in handy if you have already tried restarting the system or reinstalling Java.
- First, you’ll press the ‘command + Space bar’ keys on your macOS system.
- After that, you’ll type ‘terminal’ and double-click on its icon to open the ‘Terminal’ application.
- In the ‘Terminal’ window, you’ll type the following command and hit the ‘Enter’ key to execute this command:
chmod +x /Applications/Twitch.app/Contents/MacOS/TwitchAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/TwitchAgent
- Now, you’ll restart the Twitch application and your plugins will load in the ‘Mods’ tab.
Note: You might have to refresh Twitch after restarting it in the above step (number 4)
5. Running Twitch as Administrator
For Windows Users
If you can’t see your games or mods in the ‘Games’ and ‘Mods’ tabs of the Twitch application, then the application may have lost its write permissions. So, you’ll have to grant the administrative rights to its executable file for fixing this issue.
- First, you’ll right-click on the icon of the Twitch application and choose the ‘Properties’ option.
- In the ‘Properties’ window, you’ll switch to the ‘Compatibility’ tab and check the box named ‘Run this program as an administrator.‘
- After that, you’ll click on the ‘Apply,’ then ‘OK’ button to apply the changes.
- Now, you’ll open the Twitch application and check if you’re still facing the same issue or not.