Friday Night Moddin’ – The Best Mods for Friday Night Funkin’ and How to Get Started

How to download mods for Friday Night Funkin’ and a list of mods we recommend checking out!

Friday Night Funkin’ is a fun and addictive 2D styled, indie, rhythm game available on itch.io and Newgrounds. The expanded ‘Full Ass Game’ was successfully funded on Kickstarter but you don’t need to wait for new content once you finish what’s available.

While you’re waiting for the upcoming and expanded version of the game, you can keep the music going by using fan-created mods available on GameBanana and other mod-hosting websites.

In this guide, I’ll walk you through how to download and use mods, while also showing you some of the best mods to check out first.

Friday Night Moddin’ – The Best Mods for Friday Night Funkin’ and How to Get Started

Once you’ve downloaded the game then create a new folder on your Desktop and name it something like “Friday Night Funkin’ Mod Source.” Then export the ZIP folder’s contents into the folder you just created and named.
This is to differentiate it as something you’re using for mods. We won’t be using this folder for too much. I’ll elaborate later when it will make more sense.

This may seem overwhelming at first but it’s just because there’s a lot of content. Take a deep breath and scroll down a little before navigating to the Mods section on the right side of the page.

If you haven’t played Night in the Woods then definitely go play it as soon as you can but you can enjoy the music even if you haven’t played it. Click here to go straight to the page so you don’t have to search or scroll forever through the endless available mods.

Once you’re on the page, scroll down until you see Files. There are two important things to point out here.

The first thing is the instructions directly above Files. Pretty much every mod you grab is going to have instructions on how to use it. We couldn’t possibly cover every single mod’s instructions because they’re all using and altering the game’s files differently.

Mods aren’t always altering the same data or using the same level assets so it’s important to check the instructions so you know which level to select in Free Play to access the content. It’s less complicated than it sounds so let’s continue with the instructions for this mod.

It’ll all click in your mind after you download and play your first mod. In this mod it says to stick to “Week 1” because those are the sprites they’ve altered. It might work on other weeks but there may be issues, or it might not work at all.

All you need to remember for this one is to stick to “Week 1” and you’ll be all set. Now we’re going to click Download under Files to download this mod. 

Once it’s downloaded you’re going to navigate to your Desktop and create a new folder. Call it whatever you want but make sure it’s titled something related to the mod so you can differentiate between different mods.

In this case I’d recommend either the name of the mod (Night in the Woods Band Practice – Full Week) or “FNF – Night in the Woods.” This will be helpful once you start adding more mods to your collection. 

This particular mod has everything included and you just navigate to the Application file, which is called Funkin. Double click to start and then you’re off to the world and sounds of Night in the Woods. 

A lot of mods are like this one, where the game’s files are contained within it and you’re essentially just downloading, reading specific launch instructions (like which Week/Song to select for the mod), extracting, and then launching.

Earlier in the game’s life, a lot of mods required a little more work, like downloading additional mods that the particular mod utilized or putting a mod’s files into the Assets folder, which is why we have the “Friday Night Moddin Source” folder. 

If the game’s main files are ever needed for a mod, then you already have them and can Copy and Paste them into a folder for the mod. In these situations, you’ll create a new folder, call it something related to the mod, Copy + Paste the files from “Friday Night Funkin’ Mod Source” into the new folder, and then move the mod’s files into the Assets folder of the newly created folder. 

Thankfully most mods contain everything needed but you will encounter mods that require the aforementioned steps so keep the folder handy for when you need it. 

Just remember to always check the instructions for each specific mod. Creators work hard on these and want people to experience them, so they provide instructions in that section, which is directly above Files. 

Now that you know how to download and use mods for Friday Night Funkin’, we will go over a few other mods that are worth checking out. You can always search for other mods you like too. The community is extremely creative and if you can think of it, there’s probably a mod for it.