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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. 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 TheOnlyRealTGS TheOnlyRealTGS Apr 16, 2015 at 20:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @kugick: Go

    You guys are awesome!

    Owner of MC-Simple Gaming! Hope to see you there :)
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  • Avatar of frizzbee30 frizzbee30 Apr 04, 2015 at 07:46 UTC - 0 likes

    great :D

    Last edited Apr 04, 2015 by frizzbee30


  • Avatar of speedsnip speedsnip Mar 17, 2015 at 11:13 UTC - 0 likes

    THX Youuuu !!!!!! :)

  • Avatar of kugick kugick Mar 14, 2015 at 16:08 UTC - 2 likes

    @frizzbee30: Go

    @Cldfire: Go

    Here last compiled build guys: http://kugick.net/downloads/war/war-v1.8.3.jar
    There is maybe some little bugs, but its better than nothing.

    For the rest I am working with cmastudios on an update but we don't have much time currently.

    Last edited Mar 14, 2015 by kugick

    French server: mc.evolucraft.net

  • Avatar of frizzbee30 frizzbee30 Mar 06, 2015 at 09:07 UTC - 0 likes

    I think this has effectively been abandoned, looking at the jenkins and at the main war site and it's forums :(

  • Avatar of Cldfire Cldfire Feb 09, 2015 at 17:07 UTC - 0 likes

    @frizzbee30: Go

    Same... This plugin is one of its kind. I'm going to test 1.8.1 with Spigot 1.8, hopefully it works...

    Yes, fire can be cold.

  • Avatar of frizzbee30 frizzbee30 Feb 09, 2015 at 08:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Authors last login May 2014, bit worrying :(

  • Avatar of Cldfire Cldfire Feb 08, 2015 at 00:15 UTC - 1 like

    How do I obtain the 1.9 dev build? Like others have stated, I can't get past the login page on Jenkins...

  • Avatar of KookieMons7er KookieMons7er Jan 20, 2015 at 23:52 UTC - 0 likes

    I need some with the War plugin. I'm managing a CTF server and we are also experiencing the same issue mentioned by killsyouslow. What we experience is Red player will kill Blue player. Blue player should teleport back to Blue spawn and start over. In this case Blue player dies in the spot and then his life and equipment get reset and he can continue to play like nothing occurred. The console message shows that Blue player died, on screen message also confirms Blue player died. What could be cause?

    Like my Facebook Fan-page to see what I'm up to next! :D

  • Avatar of killyouslow killyouslow Jan 14, 2015 at 05:30 UTC - 1 like

    is there a way to stop people from dieing but not actually dieing?

    i hit someone and it says they died when they didnt actually die, and when is war gonna get its dev builds back online? any news on an official 1.9 war release?

    omg suspense is killing me

    p.s. im willing to hire a war dev for good cash 100 bucks per session


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