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A Capture the Flag plugin where you pick up the wool color representing the other team, shown by visual around the wool. Once you pick it up teams are alerted and you need to bring the flag back to your base while your flag is still there. You can make more than one ctf arena and players will cycle through the different maps.


  1. Put the ArenaCTF.jar in your plugins folder, along with BattleArena.jar

Making a ctf arena

  1. /ctf create <ctf arena name>
  2. /ctf addFlag <ctf arena name> 1 <- add the flag for team 1
  3. /ctf alter <ctf arena name> 2 <- setup a second spawn
  4. /ctf addFlag <ctf arena name> 2 <- add the flag for team 2
  5. /ctf alter <ctf arena name> waitroom 1 <- add a waitroom (you can take a waitroom out by changing the config)


  • /ctf join

Permission Node

  1. Players will need the permission node arena.join.capturetheflag
  2. arena.leave , so they can type /ctf leave

How do I win ?

To capture the flag you need to bring the enemy flag back to your flag at it's home. If your flag is being held by the enemy you will need to kill them and return it back ( just walk over it ).




Image of the red flag. All flags and and players holding a flag have the flaming visual effect around them.


Image of the score and a player surrounded by flames (showing they have the flag).



This plugin is made to hook into BattleArena, so you also need to download it as well.


  • BattleArena : Wiki that has all the options available for both ArenaCTF and BattleArena
  • Adding Signs : support for joining/leaving and status
  • You can ask me questions in real time on irc when I'm on. You can usually find me in the rooms battleplugins, or bukkit in IRC through a browser

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  • Avatar of WinFamSurv WinFamSurv Mar 26, 2015 at 19:18 UTC - 0 likes

    We are currently considering adding Battle Arena 2 with the paintball and CTF extensions to our servers, but first I have a couple of questions I hope can be answered here.

    Firstly are there any compatibility issues currently when running the plugins on a Spigot bungeecord servers with Minecraft version 1.8.3?

    Secondly I am not familiar with the amount of customisation that is available with these plugins, so I wanted to know If I can incorporate a paintball match into a CTF arena/match so I can effectively have Paintball CTF matches?


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  • Avatar of videodrone81 videodrone81 Mar 10, 2015 at 04:53 UTC - 0 likes

    Players don't spawn with wool heads until they die once after selecting their class through signs .

  • Avatar of joshypants99 joshypants99 Feb 28, 2015 at 01:34 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm having a problem with the config for this plugin... We have a phantom class with invisibility, but the colored name tags allow players to see them... Is there any way to remove the colored tags?

    Thanks in advance!

    Last edited Feb 28, 2015 by joshypants99
  • Avatar of blackshaun12 blackshaun12 Feb 27, 2015 at 23:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, I have a problem. Whenever I do /ctf create [map name] it says You can't choose an arena type as an arena name. Please reply as soon as possible.

  • Avatar of MPigna MPigna Feb 21, 2015 at 23:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey, Looking forward to a update! :) (spigot user) haha Had great times in the CTF arena! Maybe do somthing with banner on head? would be funny (optional) Also, had some issues with the kits. they somtimes got confused and did not give the right items. like a kit suppose to have wood sword was given a diamond. :O all run hes op xD Hope you fix that to, but guess its a spigot thing :(


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  • Avatar of griffenx griffenx Feb 18, 2015 at 17:53 UTC - 0 likes

    RIP this plugin. Taken too soon. In all seriousness, I love this plugin and I'm excited for an update. Hopefully we'll have one sometime in the next month.

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  • Avatar of PunJedi PunJedi Feb 07, 2015 at 02:58 UTC - 0 likes

    @Zach443: Go

    Awesome, Can't wait. Finally bit the bullet and put the BA suite on our system and now it's our biggest hit. Was just about to add CTF and noticed your comment on updating. Patiently (sort of) and anxiously awaiting the news :)

    Thanks for all your great work guys!

  • Avatar of Zach443 Zach443 Jan 11, 2015 at 04:54 UTC - 2 likes

    I have begun on the update for this plugin; stay tuned for an update!


  • Avatar of thief001 thief001 Jan 05, 2015 at 23:00 UTC - 0 likes

    @Zach443: Go

    hi, i wonder if my problems are coming from the "left behind" or any of my other plugins biting with arenactf... running bukkit 1.7.9-r3

    i setup a ctf arena, we can join over the signs, all fine, but we cant capture the flag. to be more precise: the flag-stand spawns wool and has the aura, but you can pickup tons of that wool without getting the aura yourself, plus you cant score with the wool.

    hope for a quick help to this, as i would like to have a ctf open on my server :)

    greetings and thanks for all the work :)

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  • Avatar of Zach443 Zach443 Dec 22, 2014 at 14:41 UTC - 0 likes

    Sorry guys, this plugin will get updated soon. We have a lot going on, and this plugin sort of got left behind. It will be picked up in the coming weeks and updated to 1.8, but right now we have a ton of work to do with BattleArena, BattleTracker, and ArenaSpleef. Sorry for the inconvenience.


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Nov 29, 2012
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