SkyWars Blur


SkyWars is back!

SkyWars is back! The first publicly released SkyWars plugin is now receiving intermittent updates, and has full support for Minecraft 1.9.

SkyWars v2.1.0 and above use a new arena backend, which comes with faster arena creation, and no longer requires SkyWarsBaseWorld.

If you were previously using SkyWars v2.0.1 or earlier, SkyWars will transfer all custom arenas to the new backend, so please back up all SkyWars and arena data before updating. If you were previously using SkyWars v1.4.5 or earlier, the update will also convert all user data from name-base to UUID-based storage.

PSA: Vote on new features

I haven't been completely active lately with updates, but I'll be adding things when I can! This poll will help decide what exactly I work on first, so if you've used SkyWars, or plan to, please vote!


  • Integrates seamlessly into any server, survival, creative or otherwise.
  • Join the SkyWars queue from any world, and you'll be transported back exactly where you came from once the game ends!
  • SkyWars saves gamemode, health, hunger, potion status, and pretty much anything else you'd need to keep track of.
  • Use an unlimited number of arenas at the same time! The only limit is your server player capacity.
  • Use SkyWars's kit system to let players pay money each game for a kit, and give access to extra kits to donors through permissions support!
  • Craft your server's unique SkyWars experience!
  • Create custom kits just by filling your inventory with the items you want!
  • Create arenas without any entering items into config files! Just build the arena, set the spawns with /sws and save it!
  • Change any and all messages sent by SkyWars to players in messages.yml!
  • Support for randomly filled chests!
  • Support for portals to step into and join the queue.
  • Custom economy rewards for winning games or killing in games.

Installing SkyWars

  • Server must be running at least Java 7.
  • Server must be at least Minecraft version 1.7.8.
  • Download SkyWars from the Download link on this page.
  • Put SkyWars.jar into your plugins directory, and restart the server.
  • SkyWars is now functional with the two default arenas!



Video Tutorial (credit to Koz4Christ!)

(Link to video)

Translations / Localization

All player messages fully translated to English and German, and partially translated to Spanish, French, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese and Russian. Partial translations were at one point complete, but don't have some of the newer messages translated.

Change the locale SkyWars uses by setting locale in main-config.yml.

To help out SkyWars by translating it into your local language, go to SkyWars-Translations/Translating. Test out your localization as well by copying into messages.yml!

MCStats / Plugin metrics

SkyWars uses plugin metrics to keep track of people using the plugin. All gathered data can be viewed at

To opt out, change opt-out: false to opt-out: true in plugins/PluginMetrics/config.yml

SkyWars Report

When the /sw report command is used, SkyWars will submit a debug report for your server including server version, a list of all plugins, and other information to

SkyWars will not publicly post information about your server to unless an admin uses the /sw report command. If you want to completely disable this functionality, add the following line to your main-config.yml file: disable-report: true.


Both default maps, Skyblock Warriors and Water Warriors, were created by SwipeShot.


We would like to thank JetBrains for their support of this project.

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  • Avatar of daboross daboross May 06, 2016 at 02:06 UTC - 0 likes

    @tball2: Go Thanks!

    I definitely do need to work on the tutorial more, it doesn't really explain how to do things as much as I'd like it to. The way which chests are randomized isn't actually stored in chests.yml right now - it's in each individual arena file.

    That's a good idea for a command to add though! I'll see if I can do that.

    In the meantime, after setting up an arena, it should be possible to edit the arena file in SkyWars/arenas/<name>.yml. There is a list of all chests in that arena in that file, with a configuration option to enable randomization. The chests are listed by x/y/z position, so it may take some trial and error to randomize the right ones, but it should be possible. Hope that helps!

  • Avatar of tball2 tball2 May 04, 2016 at 21:38 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey, man great plugin! I did the update and am no longer getting that error. I do have a question, though. I was wondering if you could make a more descriptive tutorial on how to set up the chest.yml to my liking...more specifically how to set the locations of the chests themselves. It would be great if you could add something like /createchestrandom and have a random chest spawn where a player is looking or standing and it automatically is configured to use the chests.yml file.

  • Avatar of daboross daboross May 01, 2016 at 23:41 UTC - 0 likes

    @GalaxyTime: Go

    If the plugin isn't starting, please file a bug ticket. I can't effectively reply to comments at all as quickly as bug reports :/.

    @der_Kernschatten: Go

    Basically, the plugin makes the user type /sw join when they walk over a join portal.

    @dawgs_rules: Go

    You've written "ture" rather than "true" under "debug" in your config file.

    @p4bl013: Go

    Hm, skywars should only ever spawn players in an arena which is enabled. Could the random cave be the water-warriors arena?

    If this is still happening, could you create a ticket, and include the output of `/sw report`?

    @LeShmowzow: Go

    Ah, yeah, I definitely should add spectating to the poll. That is a planned feature for some time in the future.

    As for teams, there is a little bit of support, but it is semi-hidden. In your arena file, a file like arenas/skyblock-warriors.yml, if you change "team-size" to something besides 1, then you can have teams in the game. The teams are random (no choosing partners), but there is some support there.

    @LeShmowzow: Go

    There's support for chest randomization, if that's what you mean. In the arena file mentioned above, it is possible to choose one or two specific chests (not all of them) and only enable randomization for them.

    @Porama6400: Go

    I'm unsure what you are meaning, could you elaborate?

    @tball2: Go

    If you are getting this in the latest version, could you submit a ticket? That bug shouldn't exist any more.

  • Avatar of tball2 tball2 Apr 30, 2016 at 22:44 UTC - 0 likes

    @MrYoungProgrammer: Go

    im getting the same thing. Did you find a way to fix it?

  • Avatar of Porama6400 Porama6400 Apr 16, 2016 at 06:24 UTC - 0 likes

    Please add event

  • Avatar of EnDoSiA EnDoSiA Apr 14, 2016 at 09:00 UTC - 2 likes


    Can you please add the ability to set custom commands as a reward?

  • Avatar of LeShmowzow LeShmowzow Apr 10, 2016 at 23:49 UTC - 0 likes

    @LeShmowzow: Go

    Oh, and mystery chests at the center, that would be nice :D

  • Avatar of LeShmowzow LeShmowzow Apr 10, 2016 at 23:43 UTC - 0 likes

    This plugin seems nice, I plan on using it for my server, but can you add a setup for spectation after you die? That's my main request, but also having teams would be cool. I voted for what you should add next already, but these 2 weren't on there so I posted them here. I can you wondering, I voted to add the random items to chests, voting on the maps and waiting for a set player amount.

  • Avatar of av2516 av2516 Apr 07, 2016 at 18:59 UTC - 0 likes

    @der_Kernschatten: Go

    Hello, koz4christ made this

  • Avatar of der_Kernschatten der_Kernschatten Apr 06, 2016 at 04:24 UTC - 0 likes

    @dawgs_rules: Go

    I'm not the dev, I'm waiting on my own question, but I can see you have a config problem. You can either hunt that or if you delete your config, the plugin will build a new working file on next restart.



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