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If you appreciate this plugin and actually want to see it developed further by me rather than only receiving compatibility updates, you are welcome to Donate.
Thanks to the following people who have appreciated the plugin enough to donate: jonDatz, xrobau, Gussi, Dizzy, R. Meijer, FoundationCraft, T. Bronner, R. Thompson, The Pokemon Server,, D. Senff, Vik1395, TagCraftMC, D. Strickner, M. Wilson, Rhythmatic, W. Downey, P. V. Gretener.
Also thanks to IMathe172I (Lang Lukas) for contributing code to support elliptic and rectangular border shapes, and Indiv0 for contributing code to support border wrapping.


This plugin is intended to efficiently provide a border for each of your worlds, which only people granted special bypass access are allowed beyond. These borders can be round/elliptic or square/rectangular. As the plugin has been written with performance as the most important goal, it should have no performance impact on your server. Additional world trimming and filling commands are available as well.
Older plugins which originally inspired the creation of this one: rBorder and BorderGuard.


  • You can set up a separate border for each world, but only one border per world.
  • You can have either round/elliptic or square/rectangular borders. Square/rectangular borders are slightly higher performance, round/elliptic borders make for nicer display maps. Different worlds can have different border shapes if you so choose.
  • Configuration and border setup is done completely using commands in-game or through the server console. No need to ever edit the config file directly.
  • Support for all permission plugins which interface with Bukkit's built-in "superperms" permission system.
  • You can fully generate (fill) your world all the way to the border, filling in any missing chunks, including a configurable buffer zone just outside your border.
  • You can trim off any world chunks beyond the border, getting rid of extraneous parts, with a configurable buffer zone left just outside your border.
  • You can use a bypass command to allow specific players to go beyond all borders.
  • Borders can be automatically displayed in DynMap if you use that plugin.
  • All plugin data is automatically saved whenever any borders or settings are changed.
  • If a player crosses a border while in a vehicle, the momentum of the vehicle is stopped and it is moved back inside the border with the player.
  • When a player is moved back inside a border, they will be moved to a safe vertical location if needed.
  • Borders for specific worlds can be set to wrap around instead of just knocking back players who cross the border, instead sending them to the opposite edge of the border.

English Tutorial:

Spanish Tutorial:

Screenshot 2

Of special interest are the Fill command and the Trim command features:
Before and After Fill Before and After Trim

Borders are also displayed automatically by default in DynMap if you have it:
DynMap Border Example

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  • Avatar of Brettflan Brettflan Oct 21, 2014 at 03:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @robrobk: Go

    Chunks are 16x16 blocks, so you can calculate based on that.

  • Avatar of robrobk robrobk Oct 21, 2014 at 01:24 UTC - 0 likes

    is it possible to specify the border using chunks instead of blocks, my server relies on chunk based claiming (factions)

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  • Avatar of NoHoPeLess NoHoPeLess Oct 20, 2014 at 17:42 UTC - 0 likes

    It works like a charm with spigot :) (spigot 1.7.9 r0.2)

    Last edited Oct 20, 2014 by NoHoPeLess

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  • Avatar of Baamoink Baamoink Oct 05, 2014 at 20:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Running the latest version of Spigot with their new patcher. I can confirm that it works absolutely fine on my server :)

  • Avatar of Brettflan Brettflan Oct 04, 2014 at 04:51 UTC - 2 likes

    @juiceb0xk26: Go

    From what I've heard, yes, it works with Spigot.

  • Avatar of juiceb0xk26 juiceb0xk26 Oct 04, 2014 at 04:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Does this work with Spigot? I really need this plugin to work with the old mods I use!!!!

  • Avatar of DivinityCraft DivinityCraft Sep 30, 2014 at 08:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @Brettflan: Go

    I just wanted to thank you for this great plugin and say that your work is far beyond that of Mojang's simplistic 1.8 border, though some servers might be content with a simple square border.

    One feature you could expand on is the wrapper. We could have a world that behaves very similarly to an actual sphere planet if we get a slightly more advanced wrapper, and the wrapper is already halfway there. If you have a square world with the wrapper on, when going far enough east it will take you to the corresponding position in the west and vice versa which is exactly how it should be.

    What's lacking is that it does the same thing for the northern and southern borders. An optional setting that solves this is to have the player be teleported to the opposite location of the same border. For example, consider a square world that has its center at x 0 z 0 and is 1000 blocks in every direction. With the new option, going to the northern border and entering it at x -550 z -1000 would take you to x 550 z 1000. I'm planning to use random warp zones to crudely simulate this but it could be done so much better with WorldBorders wrapper.

    Last edited Sep 30, 2014 by DivinityCraft
  • Avatar of Brettflan Brettflan Sep 28, 2014 at 19:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @Brettflan: Go

    The answer to that is posted twice on this current page of comments already, but to repeat it again and extend on it a bit:

    I may be adapting some functionality of this plugin for Sponge later, but no promises.

    Minecraft 1.8 comes with built-in physical border support, which while limited to a square shape and I think currently having a single border definition shared between all worlds, does at least partly cover the core functionality of this plugin. I'd be most likely to adapt the Fill and Trim functionality, though possibly some of the border functionality as well, and possibly adapting/extending some of the new built-in physical border functionality.

    Last edited Sep 28, 2014 by Brettflan
  • Avatar of DanSpedey DanSpedey Sep 28, 2014 at 16:08 UTC - 0 likes

    Will this plugin be ported to Sponge?

  • Avatar of Black_Goat Black_Goat Sep 28, 2014 at 09:24 UTC - 0 likes

    This is way overdue, but many thanks for this well planned, fully-functioned plugin. I've been using WorldBorder for years, and it's been indispensable in the creation of many weird worlds, as well as constraining their size. Seeing new WB features develop has been like watching a rare succulent grow, it just keeps getting better.

    RIP Bukkit. I hope that Sponge succeeds, and that you still have time and motivation to port WorldBorder when it happens.

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