Detect and fight the exploitation of various flaws/bugs in Minecraft!

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NoCheatPlus attempts to prevent cheat clients from exploiting weaknesses of Minecraft or its protocol, making your server more safe. Checks cover a wide range of issues including flying and speeding, fighting hacks, fast block breaking and nukers, inventory hacks, chat spam and other types of malicious behaviour. For a more complete list have a look at the Features Page.

NoCheatPlus puts emphasis on configurability and allows you to customize actions that are carried out when a player fails a check (e.g. silent cancelling, executing commands, just logging). Bypass permissions allow to control what check to apply for which players, all checks can be deactivated in the configuration, also having the option for world-specific configuration files. Many checks allow more detailed configuration to adjust sensitivity.

Certainly NoCheatPlus is not a magical bullet, it uses a lot of heuristics and even guessing, so you will encounter false positives here and there and also not catch every single violation. Example video of how NoCheatPlus blocks cheats (outdated plugin version).

NoCheatPlus was introduced by NeatMonster, building on the code base of NoCheat by Evenprime.

The following plugins might be useful to have a look at.

CompatNoCheatPlus (cncp)

Make plugins like mcMMO, Citizens, MagicSpells or MachinaCraft more compatbile with NoCheatPlus. Not all existing plugins are covered (yet), but you can leave a note or ticket request for cncp.


Orebfuscator fights all sorts of X-ray-hacks by altering the map information that is sent to the players, such that they have to mine blocks to actually reveal what is behind. Virtually a "must have".

Downloads and History of Changes

  • Download officially approved versions on the Files page at BukkitDev.
  • Development builds have been moved over to the Jenkins at EcoCityCraft.
  • Do not download from any other source, do not use jars other people send you.
  • Changes by build number can be examined in the Jenkins changes list.
  • All commits can be seen in the GitHub commit history.
  • Plugin statistics are no longer reported to


Documentation Resources

Contact us

  • Quick questions can be asked on this page,
    or on IRC (Server: | Default-Port: 6667 | SSL-Port: 6697 | Channel: #nocheat | Web client: WebIRC)
  • For real issues or feature requests please create a new ticket or add to an existing ticket.
  • To send information that is not to be seen by all, you can also reach us by PM to @asofold and @MyPictures. Please do not contact the user 'NoCheatPlus', it is for administrative purposes only and will likely not be answered in time. Keep to BukkitDev and GitHub for support, do not trust users on other forums or websites, also not if their nick names are the same as NCP staff on BukkitDev.

Please always state the output of the "ncp version" command to let us know versions in use (users of cncp also the "cncp" command).

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  • Avatar of iarepande iarepande Sep 15, 2014 at 01:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @MyPictures: Go

    I got two people who got kicked today and they are on the kicklist and I have done literally every command that could get them off but they can't login.

    Owner of Knockturn: A Magical Journey into Harry Potter

  • Avatar of MyPictures MyPictures Sep 13, 2014 at 09:38 UTC - 0 likes

    @MineCraftMyph: Go

    What are chat cooldowns? NC+ has a delay string and command which will delay the execution of a command.
    Or did you mean command spam? Like stop players from spamming too much commands in a short time?

    @Manic_Kaval: Go

    Several options:
    - Make sure they have no notification permission for NC+
    - Disable logging completely
    - Or disable the checks you don't want to use (will allow them to cheat those of course)


  • Avatar of Manic_Kaval Manic_Kaval Sep 12, 2014 at 22:38 UTC - 0 likes

    Members on my server are receiving messages from NCP concerning other members when they fail a movement or blockbreak. How can I disable this?

  • Avatar of MineCraftMyph MineCraftMyph Sep 12, 2014 at 01:21 UTC - 0 likes

    What part of the NCP configuration handles command cooldowns? Is the command cooldowns separate to the chat? If not how to I make the cooldowns separate?

  • Avatar of MyPictures MyPictures Sep 08, 2014 at 14:10 UTC - 0 likes

    @Shinxs: Go

    Yes. There is an API which allows you to exempt checks on specific players: (Id recommend checking out CNCP for some nice examples). However you cant disable the entire plugin with that API (would not make sense at all anyways).

  • Avatar of Shinxs Shinxs Sep 07, 2014 at 19:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there some sort of API so that I can disable it for my plugin? Or just a way to disable and enable it for a specific player?

  • Avatar of asofold asofold Sep 06, 2014 at 02:32 UTC - 0 likes

    @Chris_GSPvP: Go

    Build 742 should be safe to use - release might be anytime, though things are slighltly at "watching things evolve", concerning current events around the Bukkit project and the CraftBukkit server (code).


    Latest beta release (+ 1.8.3, approved) NoCheatPlus 3.12.0-RC-sASO-b813
    (Development builds, 1.8: Jenkins)

  • Avatar of Chris_GSPvP Chris_GSPvP Sep 05, 2014 at 08:44 UTC - 0 likes

    Can anyone tell me if build #742 is safe to use?

    As secondly, when is the build releasing on bukkit?

  • Avatar of asofold asofold Sep 04, 2014 at 23:26 UTC - 0 likes

    @Max633: Go

    That can't be generalized. The task has run one time and covered half a second. That is too much of course, but such can happen, e.g. on or file-io or a thread-switch, though the latter means that another thread took a long time.

    You could reduce / deactivate file logging (at least for console) in NCP.

    @chrisbruijnes: Go

    I will push a development build with a fix.

  • Avatar of chrisbruijnes chrisbruijnes Sep 02, 2014 at 14:41 UTC - 0 likes

    Well, I never had this error I think untill I uploaded a spigot version while ago.


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