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

If you use SkyWars, or plan on using SkyWars, please vote on what you most want to be added!


  • 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!



Other links

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 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 - 1 like


    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.


  • Avatar of p4bl013 p4bl013 Apr 05, 2016 at 01:12 UTC - 0 likes

    After setting up a custom arena (setting pos1 and pos2, setting up spawns with addspawn, and saving the arena) on the first game the sky appears black (void?) and a random chunk appears floating just off to the side of the map. Subsequent games seem to spawn players into some random cave. I updated the plugin to the latest and I tried building my arena in a Superflat world instead of a void world, but it still happens. Seems like a great plugin and I'd love to use it, so any help would be much appreciated. :)

  • Avatar of dawgs_rules dawgs_rules Apr 04, 2016 at 20:14 UTC - 0 likes When the server start i keep getting startup failed for skywars, Any ideal why? with this error.

  • Avatar of der_Kernschatten der_Kernschatten Apr 03, 2016 at 13:47 UTC - 0 likes

    This seems to work with minimal effort. Can anyone explain the portals for joining a queue?


Date created
Aug 08, 2013
Last update
Mar 31, 2016
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  • R: v2.1.3 for 1.9 Mar 31, 2016
  • R: v2.1.2 for 1.9 Mar 26, 2016
  • R: v2.1.1 for 1.9 Mar 10, 2016
  • R: v2.1.0 for 1.8.1 Mar 02, 2016
  • R: v2.0.1 for 1.8.1 Feb 08, 2016