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

Version: v1.8 (Nimitz)

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.

(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.

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.


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 mrretrus mrretrus Apr 15, 2014 at 00:41 UTC - 0 likes

    Um- That was a quick reply that doesn't address the actual issue. What I'm saying is- it IS configured to restore old inventory, and it DOES however once in a while it DOES NOT (randomly) and it will replace the player inventory with the inventory they had in the arena. It's a bug but I can't pinpoint when and why it does it I wondered if maybe you had any insight more than just "you can configure it"

    Last edited Apr 15, 2014 by mrretrus
  • Avatar of TheOnlyRealTGS TheOnlyRealTGS Apr 14, 2014 at 11:47 UTC - 0 likes

    @mrretrus: Go

    not a bug you can configure it

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  • Avatar of mrretrus mrretrus Apr 14, 2014 at 02:16 UTC - 0 likes

    im getting a bug lately where the inventories from the loadout in the arenas are replacing the player inventory after they finish a game- not too sure why its happening

  • Avatar of TheOnlyRealTGS TheOnlyRealTGS Apr 13, 2014 at 22:32 UTC - 0 likes

    @MonarchServer: Go

    Prob NCP

    @MonarchServer: Go

    You cant

  • Avatar of mmuziek mmuziek Apr 11, 2014 at 16:58 UTC - 0 likes

    em last man standing? how do i create this? if i add more then 2 teams. they go to their spawn each time a players lifepool empties and if i enter a score of 1 they all leave the arena .when that happens

  • Avatar of TheMCBrosofGaming TheMCBrosofGaming Apr 06, 2014 at 22:05 UTC - 1 like

    How do I add perms for diff loadouts?

  • Avatar of MonarchServer MonarchServer Apr 05, 2014 at 23:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Some players are becoming invulnerable during battles, It doesn't happen to many players but theres at least 1 player every game that is bugged.

  • Avatar of Rich_Justice Rich_Justice Apr 03, 2014 at 18:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @EN7: Go

    Just loaded t on my new server (not really out yet but you can try it) Its Called SimCraft Cities Ed. 2922.mc.mpgs.co thats the IP.. Have fun (Also just loaded skywars on it

  • Avatar of Rich_Justice Rich_Justice Apr 03, 2014 at 18:12 UTC - 0 likes

    How do I make it so that my players can KEEP their own INVENTORY??? In some of the zone I want them to be able to use what THEY have. But maybe in others (like paintball) they will have a set preloaded...

  • Avatar of MonarchServer MonarchServer Apr 02, 2014 at 18:24 UTC - 0 likes

    Great plugin


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