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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 FrostyzDrink FrostyzDrink Jun 29, 2015 at 02:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you make it that only certain poeple can access a kit so not everyone can access every kit?

  • Avatar of frizzbee30 frizzbee30 May 10, 2015 at 10:39 UTC - 0 likes

    @zachcronin63: Go

    It's a tricky one, what I do is build a replica of how i want it to look (has to be same size and shape), then I move the exisitng lobby it creates onto this, and it seems to take on the blocks. I've had multiple successes/failures with trying to modify the lobby, and find the guide on how to change blocks etc to be inaccurate or just not working. it does need to be more flexible and editable. This is true of the arena's also. I'm not saying my way works, i may just have found a glitch that allows me to transpose the lobby.

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  • Avatar of FlyingPikachu FlyingPikachu May 10, 2015 at 04:39 UTC - 1 like

    @frizzbee30: Go

    Many thanks!

    I have opted to discontinue all of my plugins. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Bukkit community. Feel free to continue my projects!

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  • Avatar of Perkulator_Time Perkulator_Time May 10, 2015 at 01:49 UTC - 0 likes

    My players still don't teleport back to spawn when they are killed, has anyone figured out how to fix this.

    Im using this one: Dropbox link to 1.9 https://www.dropbox.com/s/jfv4bj8f94w7fhg/war-1.9-SNAPSHOT.jar?dl=0

  • Avatar of zachcronin63 zachcronin63 May 09, 2015 at 14:42 UTC - 0 likes

    I was wondering how to build on the war lobby

  • Avatar of frizzbee30 frizzbee30 May 07, 2015 at 12:03 UTC - 0 likes
  • Avatar of FlyingPikachu FlyingPikachu May 06, 2015 at 03:50 UTC - 0 likes

    @frizzbee30: Go

    Agreed, mind sharing? MIT License allows for distribution.

  • Avatar of Perkulator_Time Perkulator_Time May 04, 2015 at 15:10 UTC - 0 likes

    @frizzbee30: Go

    can you please provide a link for download

  • Avatar of frizzbee30 frizzbee30 May 01, 2015 at 21:08 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm actually using war 1.9 snapshot, can't recall where I got it, prob jenkins. Works fine though

  • Avatar of Perkulator_Time Perkulator_Time Apr 30, 2015 at 17:40 UTC - 0 likes

    @KookieMons7er: Go

    I found the issue was I had combatLog installed, and this prevented the player from "teleporting" while in combatlog. I disabled the world that the warzone was in and the player teleported back after death :)


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