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War - Minecraft PVP Arenas (TDM, CTF & more!)

Version: v1.8 (Nimitz)

(19 Aug 2015) Maintainer note: Hey guys! Yeah I realize we haven't posted any updates in a long time, sorry about that. The team has gotten back together and we plan to work on the plugin with a new server. I'm assuming the plugin should still be working somewhat. If you're experiencing an issue please post a _new_ issue to the GitHub project or bump your thread (Try the Dev builds below first!). We plan on making a new edition of the plugin for the Sponge server for those interested as well.

War lets you create warzones, arenas that host team deathmatch and capture-the-flag battles.

As a player, you get a fast-paced PVP experience in SMP.

  • Join a battle by entering through the warzone lobby. There is one gate per team (team diamond, gold or iron): step in to join that team.
  • Your inventory is saved when you join a battle, and restored when you exit.
  • When you die inside a warzone, you get instantly teleported back to your spawn, and one life is taken from your team's life pool. When that pool runs out, the other teams score a point!
  • Steal the enemy team flag to score for your team.
  • Fight over monuments, control points that, when captured, restore health to your teammates.
  • Return the cake home to score a point for your team and refill your life pool.
  • Capture the bomb and run for your enemy's spawn to blow it up. Careful! If you get attacked at close range you'll blow up.

As a warzone maker, you have total control.

  • Take advantage cool landscape features or existing player-build structures and incorporate them in new warzones.
  • Tons of options: friendly-fire, auto-assign, turn off PVP outside warzones, define respawn loadouts specific to each zone, and more!

War lets you keep mayhem contained in the warzones.

  • All the blocks in a zone are reset at the end of every battle.
  • Players are prevented from entering or leaving a zone - except through the designated warzone lobby - by a magic glass wall.
  • A warhub can be created to link all your zones together.

Download War v1.8 (Nimitz) See this comment for important v1.8 release notes.

Compatible with Craftbukkit 1.6.4-R2.0 and 1.7.2-R0.2.

Important 1.7.9 support note

War does not currently support 1.7.9, as there is no recommended release. However, most of the plugin should work fine.

Known issues:

  • Non-player skulls may prevent saving warzone
  • Non-player skulls may not reset, but this does not break the zone

Support for the latest update of minecraft is in progress.

(Make backups before this/any update!)

Development builds of this project can be acquired at the provided continuous integration server.
These builds have not been approved by the BukkitDev staff. Use them at your own risk.

Dev builds - Join the bug hunt. We have moved again, sorry. Make sure you are in the modules section for downloads.

Source - Fork the code.

Want to play war in your native language? Join the translation team and help bring the fun of War to non-English speakers. Translate for your localized server community or just to help out. Thanks for contributing.

This plugin uses Metrics to gather data. If you would like to opt-out, you may do so by editing plugins/PluginMetrics/config.yml and changing opt-out to true. It sends the information on this page to Hidendra's servers.

Keeping stats enabled allows the War team to find which features of War are most enjoyed by players so we can focus on improving certain areas of the plugin to make the experience of playing War the best it can be.

Also, you can look at the cool graphs it gives us!


Issues - Known bugs and planned features. Please read this. Submit an issue.

Find everything you need (release notes, instructions, forums, server list) at the official website: war.tommytony.com

To try out the plugin's gameplay, check out the warzones we set up at

The War Hub - tommytony's official War server @ warhub.tommytony.com (website) (minestatus)

How to install: Full instructions here

How to donate: Thanks for your help

How to play: List of player commands

How to create warzones: List of zone maker commands

Video tutorial:
tommytony shows you how to create a warzone

Video trailer:

Spout UI features:
Message feed, stats board, event notifications and team-colored player names.

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  • Avatar of Cortesian Cortesian Aug 27, 2015 at 17:41 UTC - 0 likes

    @cmastudios: Go

    OK, nice to hear that :D Is it possible to close all of this bloody old issues to get clarity what actually has to be done?

  • Avatar of Cldfire Cldfire Aug 25, 2015 at 00:21 UTC - 2 likes

    @cmastudios: Go

    Really excited for the 1.8 update.

    Yes, fire can be cold.

  • Avatar of frizzbee30 frizzbee30 Aug 21, 2015 at 16:54 UTC - 1 like

    @cmastudios: Go

    Really looking forward to some form of update as this is a great plugin, bit temperamental to set up sometimes, but fantastic fun! :D

    KB Craft multiworld server
    Website http://kbcraftgaming.enjin.com/home
    Members blog site and file share
    Server New players are always given a warm welcome!

  • Avatar of cmastudios cmastudios Aug 19, 2015 at 21:04 UTC - 2 likes

    @Cortesian: Go

    Thanks for your interest in helping out! Feel free to submit contributions to the GitHub if you fix or improve things. Please don't fork if you don't mind; we're not that hard to work with I promise :)


    war developer, warhub admin, inactive developer.

  • Avatar of MetalGearDaner MetalGearDaner Aug 18, 2015 at 17:44 UTC - 1 like

    Hello guys,

    I have personally contacted cmastudio (War main developer) via mail, and he has told me that the project is not abandon and it will be updated for future Minecraft-Spigot version. Furthermore, it will be officially available for Sponge/Forge.



  • Avatar of frizzbee30 frizzbee30 Aug 04, 2015 at 16:20 UTC - 3 likes

    @Cortesian: Go

    Looking at the link sites etc, and lack of response on war room, I suspect this has been abandoned (which is a shame). You may have to try and contact him via email etc. :)

    Any further development you could do would be received warmly by all I'm sure! :D

    Last edited Aug 04, 2015 by frizzbee30
  • Avatar of Cortesian Cortesian Aug 03, 2015 at 23:05 UTC - 4 likes

    Hi, I consider to continue the development of this plugin.

    @tommytony and the other contributors of War:

    Do you plan to continue War?

    @ those who forked War:

    Does anyone already work on an updated version of War that keeps the same principe? If yes, I'd like to help instead of doing the same once again.

  • Avatar of TheOneTrueMiner TheOneTrueMiner Jul 25, 2015 at 02:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @kugick: Go

    Hey I just downsized to the older version

  • Avatar of kugick kugick Jul 24, 2015 at 19:45 UTC - 0 likes

    @TheOneTrueMiner: Go

    If you could tell me how you solved this problem it could be usefull. (if solved)

    Last edited Jul 24, 2015 by kugick

    French server: mc.evolucraft.net

  • Avatar of TheOneTrueMiner TheOneTrueMiner Jul 24, 2015 at 15:27 UTC - 0 likes

    @Skippmebro: Go hello I might be able to help what is your server ip.

    also do u have an issue with torches falling when players are in the zone


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