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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 Vecteur Vecteur Dec 20, 2014 at 16:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, the command /setzone <name> don't work for me on spigot 1.8 without errors in the logs. It says that the corner 2 is missing but I did a worldedit selection. Can you fix this please ?

  • Avatar of Veiocity Veiocity Dec 20, 2014 at 14:34 UTC - 0 likes

    The link to the war dev builds doesn't work for me anymore. Is it just temporarily down? If not could one of the devs please post a download link to the latest build :) Thanks!

  • Avatar of TheTGKing TheTGKing Dec 10, 2014 at 00:46 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to give players in-game money for winning a War game.

  • Avatar of Kaiort Kaiort Dec 02, 2014 at 16:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey great plugin but i have a problem. I'm using it in a server with faction and the members of the same faction cant fight each other in the war zones, is there any config that could fix this or they can only fight in the same team?

  • Avatar of frizzbee30 frizzbee30 Nov 29, 2014 at 13:01 UTC - 0 likes

    @cmastudios: Go

    works on spigot 1.8 :D great plugin!


  • Avatar of cmastudios cmastudios Nov 01, 2014 at 21:42 UTC - 1 like

    @MetalGearDaner: Go

    I do plan to port (rewrite) it.

    war developer, warhub admin, inactive developer.

  • Avatar of MetalGearDaner MetalGearDaner Nov 01, 2014 at 16:54 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, will War be ported to Sponge?


  • Avatar of MrRaik MrRaik Oct 16, 2014 at 14:23 UTC - 0 likes

    more plugin update?

    Last edited Oct 16, 2014 by MrRaik
  • Avatar of CrafterKodi CrafterKodi Oct 11, 2014 at 20:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey Guys, My Name is Martin. I Need Help with this Plugin.

    I would like to create many classes on a battle . for example (a class with bow and one with sword). How can I do that? And it's that you can enchant weapons? I Speak German & a little bit English. But my German is better . :D

    Thanks for your Support. With best regards. Martin S.

  • Avatar of mrretrus mrretrus Oct 06, 2014 at 11:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Once a battle has started is it possible to make it so if anyone leaves the whole battle ends? Currently if someone leaves mid battle, another person can just join and pick up where the other left off which allows people to tag out and essentially cheat- I'm trying to make a fair 1v1 so after it starts, if someone quits the battle should end and possibly even auto reward the other player since that's cheap. Any thoughts?


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