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

Version: v1.8 (Nimitz)

(19 Aug 2015) Maintainer note: Hey guys! Yeah I realize we haven't posted any updates in a long time, sorry about that. The team has gotten back together and we plan to work on the plugin with a new server. I'm assuming the plugin should still be working somewhat. If you're experiencing an issue please post a _new_ issue to the GitHub project or bump your thread (Try the Dev builds below first!). We plan on making a new edition of the plugin for the Sponge server for those interested as well.

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 Chevels Chevels Nov 25, 2015 at 21:23 UTC - 0 likes


    "(19 Aug 2015) Maintainer note: Hey guys! Yeah I realize we haven't posted any updates in a long time, sorry about that. The team has gotten back together and we plan to work on the plugin..."

    This looks very interesting but, any news 3 months later??

    Thank you for this great plugin! I use it for years and I hope it will continue to evolve as it is very promising. When is the ability to create "last man alive" arenas?


  • Avatar of XInfinityGamerX XInfinityGamerX Nov 21, 2015 at 16:35 UTC - 0 likes


    Awesome plugin, easy to use and many possibilities.

    I got some things i would like to see/know.

    1. Is it possible to make different killstreak rewards per arena? 2. Hitting someone off a height doesnt give you the kill, is there a way to solve this? 3. Is it possible to add potion effects to a loadou?

    Last edited Nov 22, 2015 by XInfinityGamerX
  • Avatar of TheOnlyRealTGS TheOnlyRealTGS Sep 19, 2015 at 12:02 UTC - 1 like

    @SharkDice: Go

    Yes, read the notice.

    @KingCheeser: Go

    Okay, I'm sure the developers who has spent countless hours on developing this plugin appreciates your constructive feedback.

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  • Avatar of SharkDice SharkDice Sep 02, 2015 at 21:09 UTC - 1 like

    I really miss this plugin. Is it ever going to be updated again?

  • Avatar of KingCheeser KingCheeser Aug 29, 2015 at 18:22 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm sorry, but this is probably one of the worst PVP plugins I've ever used in my few years of being a server owner.

    And seriously? No force-start command for even a user-friendly way of making zones?

    Last edited Aug 29, 2015 by KingCheeser
  • Avatar of HiggsB728 HiggsB728 Aug 28, 2015 at 10:31 UTC - 0 likes

    The lobby resets every time the server reloads. How can I disable that?

  • Avatar of HiggsB728 HiggsB728 Aug 28, 2015 at 10:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Is it possible to change the items the players recieve when joining a game?

  • Avatar of Cortesian Cortesian Aug 27, 2015 at 17:41 UTC - 0 likes

    @cmastudios: Go

    OK, nice to hear that :D Is it possible to close all of this bloody old issues to get clarity what actually has to be done?

  • Avatar of Cldfire Cldfire Aug 25, 2015 at 00:21 UTC - 2 likes

    @cmastudios: Go

    Really excited for the 1.8 update.

    Yes, fire can be cold.

  • Avatar of frizzbee30 frizzbee30 Aug 21, 2015 at 16:54 UTC - 1 like

    @cmastudios: Go

    Really looking forward to some form of update as this is a great plugin, bit temperamental to set up sometimes, but fantastic fun! :D

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