Using this new beta feature you can launch Minecraft Java Edition directly from the CurseForge app.

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How to skip launcher with CurseForge

In order to enable this setting go to the Minecraft settings in CurseForge and under Launcher settings select "Skip launcher with CurseForge":

You will then need to log in to your Minecraft account and authorize CurseForge:

Copy the CurseForge Authorization code and enter it in the Microsoft window:

Unsupported versions

The following versions are not yet supported when "Skip launcher with CurseForge" is enabled:


  • 1.7.2 (Forge mod loader)
  • 1.5.2 (Forge mod loader)


  • 1.20.1 (NeoForge mod loader)
  • 1.15.2 - 1.16.5 (Forge mod loader)
  • 1.23 - 1.2.4 (Vanilla and Forge mod loader)

Error explanations

"Login failed. Please make sure you login with the account linked to the purchased game."

- You don't own Minecraft Java Edition / Don't have Minecraft Java Edition on your account.

Make sure that you are logged in to the correct Microsoft/Mojang account.

"Login failed. Minecraft profile was not found."

- Could not get User Minecraft profile.

Launch the game and create a Minecraft user via the game launcher.

"Login failed. Device code has expired. Please try again."

- Device code expired.

The device auth code expired please try again.

"Login failed. Unable to authenticate with Xbox live"

- You don't have a valid XboxLive account.

Make sure you have an active XboxLive account.

"Login failed. Authorization was declined."

-Pressed on cancel during the authorization process. 

Please try again and do not cancel/close the authorization process.

Do you require further assistance?

Please export your log files through the app, send them to us and we will get back to you shortly!