Mod Tab not Loading on Twitch- Resolved

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:

Variation of the issue ‘Twitch Mods Tab Not Loading’

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  • An outdated Java version or the uninstalled Java SE Runtime Environment might be the reason for the occurrence of this issue.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.

  1. Firstly, search and open the ‘Windows Defender Firewall.

    Opening ‘Windows Defender Firewall’ settings
  2. Then, choose the ‘Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall Defender’ option from the left side options.

    Clicking on the ‘Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall Defender‘ option
  3. In the next window,  click on the ‘Change Settings’ option.
  4. Now, tick (check) the ‘public’ and ‘private’ network boxes in front of the Twitch application.
  5. 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.

  1. First, you’ll open the Twitch application.
  2. Then, you’ll click on the hamburger icon, which is present in the ‘top-left corner’ of the screen.
  3. A new menu will appear. So, you’ll click on the ‘File’ option and then, you’ll choose the ‘Logout’ option.

    Logging out from the ‘Twitch’ application by clicking the ‘Hamburger Icon,’ then Choosing the ‘File < Logout’ options
  4. 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.

    Exiting the ‘Twitch’ application by going to the ‘File < Exit’ options via the ‘Hamburger Icon’

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

Finding the running ‘Twitch’ app in the ‘Task Manager’ and right-clicking on it, then choosing the ‘End task’ option
  1. 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.Entering 'Username' and 'Password' and then, click on the 'Log In' button
  2. Now, the Twitch application will ask you to enter the ‘Verify login code.

    Twitch asking for entering the verification code sent to the inbox
  3. So, you’ll check the code in your inbox and it will look like this:

    Twitch’s verification message in the inbox
  4. Now, you’ll go to the ‘Mods’ tab and check if it is working.

    Hovering over to the ‘Mods’ tab to check If It’s loading

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

On Windows:
  1. First, you’ll open the ‘Control Panel’ on your Windows system (either by the Start menu or desktop icon).
  2. Then, you’ll click on the ‘Uninstall a program’ option inside the ‘Programs’ category.

    Clicking on the ‘Uninstall a program’ option inside the ‘Programs’ category
  3. After that, you’ll scroll down to find the Twitch application.
  4. Once you’ve found the application, then you’ll right-click on it and choose the ‘Uninstall’ option.

    Right-clicking on the ‘Twitch’ application in the ‘Control Panel’ and Choosing the ‘Uninstall’ option
  5. Now, your system will begin the uninstallation procedure. So, you will wait until the process is complete.
On macOS
  1. First, you’ll open the ‘Finder’ and press the following keys:

    Pressing the ‘command + Up-arrow + G’ keys
  2. Now, you’ll type the following in the search box:
  1. 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

  1. 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.
Downloading the ‘Twitch’ application setups

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

On Windows
  1. Once the download is complete, then you’ll double-click the ‘.exe’ file named ‘TwitchSetup’ to open it.
  2. A new window will appear and you’ll click on the ‘Install’ button to begin the installation procedure.

    Clicking on the ‘Install’ button to begin the ‘Twitch’ installation process
  3. The system will start the installation process and after some time, it will complete the process.

    The system begins the installation process of ‘Twitch’

Note: If you face any installation error, then you will run the downloaded file as an administrator

On macOS
  1. Once the download is complete, then you’ll open the ‘.dmg’ file named ‘Twitch’ by double-clicking it.

    macOS verifying the downloaded 'Twitch' setup file
    macOS verifying the downloaded ‘Twitch’ setup file
  2. The system will verify the downloaded file and after some time, you will see a new window with directions to install the setup file.
  3. So, you’ll drag the Twitch file into the ‘Applications’ folder and the system will begin the procedure.

    A new window with directions to install the 'Twitch.dmg' file in the macOS system
    Shift Twitch to Applications.
  4. Once the procedure is complete, then you’ll close the directions window and go to ‘Launchpad’ to open the Twitch application.

    Opening the 'Twitch' application from 'Launchpad'
    Opening the ‘Twitch’ application from ‘Launchpad’
  5. 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.

    Clicking on the 'Open' button to confirm that you want to open the downloaded file from Internet
    Clicking on the ‘Open’ button to confirm that you want to open the downloaded file from the Internet
  6. After that, the login window of Twitch will appear and you will enter your credentials to log into the application.

    The system is updating the ‘Twitch’ application from the network
  7. 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.

  1. 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.
Downloading the ‘Java Uninstall Tool’ application
  1. Once the download is complete, open this tool by double-clicking on it.
  2. Then, you’ll click on the ‘Agree’ button on its welcome screen.

    Clicking on the ‘Agree’ button to begin the checking process whether Java is installed or not
  3. If this application shows the following window (after clicking on the ‘Agree’ button), then Java is not present in your system.

    An indication that Java is not installed on your system
  4. To install Java, you’ll click on the ‘Get Java’ button and your system will take you to the required webpage.

    Clicking on the ‘Get Java’ button to install Java
  5. Now, you’ll click on the specified button (👇🏻) to download Java and after downloading, you’ll open it by double-clicking the downloaded file.

    Downloading the Java
  6. Now, you’ll allow the Java SE Runtime Environment to make changes to your device by clicking on the ‘Yes’ button.
  7. In the next window, you’ll click on the ‘Install’ button to begin the installation procedure.

    Clicking on the ‘Install’ button to install Java
  8. 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.

    Clicking on the ‘Close’ button to close the Java successful installation prompt
  9. 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.

  1. First, you’ll press the ‘command + Space bar’ keys on your macOS system.

    Pressing the ‘command + Space bar’ keys
  2. After that, you’ll type ‘terminal’ and double-click on its icon to open the ‘Terminal’ application.

    Typing ‘terminal’ and double-clicking it to open the ‘Terminal’ window
  3. In the ‘Terminal’ window, you’ll type the following command and hit the ‘Enter’ key to execute this command:
chmod +x /Applications/
  1. 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.

  1. First, you’ll right-click on the icon of the Twitch application and choose the ‘Properties’ option.

    Entering the ‘Properties’ window of the ‘Twitch’ application
  2. In the ‘Properties’ window, you’ll switch to the ‘Compatibility’ tab and check the box named ‘Run this program as an administrator.
  3. After that, you’ll click on the ‘Apply, then ‘OK’ button to apply the changes.

    Entering the ‘Compatibility’ Tab, then checking the ‘Run this program as an administrator’ box and applying the settings
  4. Now, you’ll open the Twitch application and check if you’re still facing the same issue or not.

Talha Saeed

I am a BSCS graduate and a technology nerd who now loves working and writing about computers and other tech-related stuff. In my free time, I like watching Netflix and playing Cricket 22 and The Witcher 3 (Wild Hunt).
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