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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.

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. To download a build: click the build number; click the 'artifacts' tab; click 'war'. We have transitioned to a different build server, please mind the changes.

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 MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Sep 15, 2014 at 12:59 UTC - 0 likes

    Excellent! You guys just updated your repository and saved me a lot of work! Thank you! Totatly totaly Awesome! War 1.9...I have been waiting forever! http://ci.tommytony.com/job/War/4/

    Last edited Sep 15, 2014 by MCTylerPVP

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  • Avatar of MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Sep 15, 2014 at 11:58 UTC - 0 likes

    I recompiled for MC 1.7.9 but it sias cannot process move event but its not giving me an error when I compile...any suggestions?

  • Avatar of Vecteur Vecteur Sep 14, 2014 at 16:36 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, is it possible to ensure that players die when they leave the area? I made an arena above the void and I need they died when they fall.

  • Avatar of mrretrus mrretrus Sep 10, 2014 at 11:30 UTC - 0 likes

    I am also interested in how to make money a reward? I see no documentation on this. Is it also possible to issue commands? If not just money would be amazing!

  • Avatar of MrRaik MrRaik Sep 08, 2014 at 19:52 UTC - 0 likes

    @cmastudios: Go

    Good evening can you add the automatic drop when you die? thank you very much

  • Avatar of kugick kugick Sep 06, 2014 at 16:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @Jacold: Go

    The network is in migration.

    French server: mc.evolucraft.net

  • Avatar of kugick kugick Sep 06, 2014 at 16:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @Tvand227: Go

    War is working with spigot 1.7.10, but you can break the spawn of the others teams. I'm gonna try to fix that soon.

    Last edited Sep 06, 2014 by kugick
  • Avatar of Tvand227 Tvand227 Aug 30, 2014 at 23:15 UTC - 0 likes

    @prodigy3k: Go

    This plugin works with the spigotmc's latest version 1.7.10... Try using that. Its working fine for me.


  • Avatar of Tvand227 Tvand227 Aug 30, 2014 at 23:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @Jacold: Go

    Latest version of the plugin for spigot... Im using 1.7.10 spigot with the latest version

  • Avatar of jacobthebest13 jacobthebest13 Aug 30, 2014 at 20:45 UTC - 0 likes

    When players go into water, they get teleported to their team spawn? How do I disable this?


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